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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Thom_Holwerda Member since:

The troubleshoot slider is no longer there in Windows 7.

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umccullough Member since:

The troubleshoot slider is no longer there in Windows 7.

Funny, shows up on my laptop with win7..

right click desktop, choose "Screen Resolution", then click the little "Advanced Settings" hyperlink thing (hard to notice), then click "Troublshoot" tab, then click "Change Settings" button.

In any case, clearly this is all just a hack.

You could also run dxdiag and try disabling some of the directx features there to see if that helps *STRIKE that - win7 version of dxdiag doesn't have any settings now.

or even petition Notch to include a way to disable use of overlay, etc... I see it only uses it in fullscreen here which is funny.

Alternatively, you could set your screencapture program to capture just a region of the screen where minecraft is running and use Minecraft in "windowed" mode instead.

Edited 2010-12-25 21:26 UTC

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bassbeast Member since:

Or you can just go here-

Which is my "go to" site for finding an app that does a specific job. They have over 39,000, all free, all Windows, and their search engine rocks. Just type in what you need the app to do, they find an app that does it. It don't get simpler than that!

Edited 2010-12-26 07:09 UTC

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