View Full Version : Help with screen shots

12-01-2009, 10:42 AM
I've tried to take a couple of screen shots, but I'm not sure if I'm doing it correctly. There is a quick pause when I hit the appropriate keys, but that's it. I don't know where they go or how to retrieve them. Basically I don't have a clue for the whole process http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif. Might someone have the information to help me? Thank you in advance. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif


12-01-2009, 11:17 AM
It's been a long time since I used the game's screen capture tool. If I recall correctly, it stores the images in the game's main directory. You'd be much better off with a simple screen capture utility. Just Google "screen capture utilities" and you'll find a whole pile to choose from. The advantage of them is that you can specify where you want the captures stored, so over time you will not fill your game's directory with large screen shots and it will be easier to manage them.

12-01-2009, 11:38 AM
As already stated, use a screen capture tool. I use fraps but it is not a free software application.

In game you can press Ctrl and F11 but the files will be stored in your game folder in a bmp format and will require conversion to the jpeg format with an image viewing programme such as Irfanview (free.

Alternatively you can use the Print Screen key, open the Paint programme in your accessories folder and save them to a folder of your choosing, again in jpeg format.

The last option is the slowest because you can only create one screenshot at a time.

Your best option IMHO would be to get Fraps or something similar that is free.

Good Luck http://www.psionguild.org/forums/images/smilies/wolfsmilies/pirate.gif