Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Dec 2010 17:38 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes First of all: the entire OSNews team would like to wish you a very merry Christmas. Even if you're not religious, there's always porn on the internet, right? Anywho, these wishes are a bit tardy, but that's because I've been fighting a battle with my computer the past few days trying to find a way to record Minecraft footage so I could make a Christmas wish from inside my creations - a losing battle, so it would seem. So, for Christmas, I have two OSNews Asks items for you to ponder. First, help me record Minecraft footage. Second, and this is of more practical use to myself and probably others as well, help me to set up an automatic backup solution that backs up the contents of one folder on an external hard drive to another external drive.
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I can *almost* play Minecraft on my Atom netbook with intel video - which I assure you does not benefit from hardware accleration ;)

I was able to more or less record full screen (F11) minecraft video at 30fps using the first screen capture app I found: Screen Video Recorder - by knocking down the hardware acceleration feature in windows xp to the 3rd tick from the left (disables direct3d it seems). This is running on my old AMD X2.

I also decreased my screen resolution slightly which helped a bit, and it's not like minecraft has a lot of detail to capture ;)

Minecraft's performance problems seem to have little to do with graphics hardware and more to do with CPU usage since it's written in Java.

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