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moonsign
05-03-2005, 11:51 AM
what do i have to do to get screen shots? what program, and how to set it up? I want to use it on FP and FS2004{over 280 aircraft}.
I have p4 2.8ghz-1.5gig ram-x800pro card, so i have enought 'horsepower'. Also would like to add fps to screen for card.

major_setback
05-03-2005, 01:32 PM
Just press the 'print screen' key as often as you like during the game (in Forgotten Battles, Pacific fighters or the original IL2 game) the screenshots are saved in the main game folder, just browse to them using windows explorer. They are under Proram/or Program Files: Ubi Soft: Forgotten Battles.
They are the files named 'grab001' etc. You might need to download the Irfan View viewer(free) so you can look at/edit/save as jpegs. You can also use Photoshop Elements to view/edit them if you have this.


For FS2004 (and 2002) you can only press the print screen key once, otherwise you overwrite the picture you just saved.


But!!! you should be able to pause the game and minimize the FS2004 window (Ctrl + Enter??) and paste your image into Microsoft Paint (which comes as part of Windows. Look under Programs: utilities or tools? Sorry I can't remember what it's called in the English language version!).

You should be able to repeat the process as much as you like!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

You can also paste your FS2004 screenshots into Photoshop Elements etc..

JunkoIfurita
05-03-2005, 05:00 PM
To give a running FPS reading, which will also show up on screenshots:

Hit Shift+Tab to bring up the console in game.
type: fps SHOW START
Then hit Shift+Tab again to close the console.

To make that reading disappear again, I believe the command is: fps HIDE STOP

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Treetop64
05-03-2005, 06:09 PM
Originally posted by major_setback:

For FS2004 (and 2002) you can only press the print screen key once, otherwise you overwrite the picture you just saved.

Great. Though, once you hit <Prt Scr> in FS2004, and later exit the program, which folder do you find the screenshot? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

I've been flying FS200X for years, and I've never been able to figure that out.

DC-3
05-03-2005, 06:51 PM
It is easy and this works for any game including Pacific Fighters. When you press "Print Screen", you can pause the program and ALT-TAB to the desktop. Open up the program "Paint" that every computer has in "Accessories". Then click on "Edit", then "Paste". You will have it that way.
You do not have to ALT-TAB and can wait until you are done with the game, but you cannot save more then one this way. So try it out on FS2000, and I am sure it will work.

major_setback
05-03-2005, 08:10 PM
Great. Though, once you hit <Prt Scr> in FS2004, and later exit the program, which folder do you find the screenshot? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

I've been flying FS200X for years, and I've never been able to figure that out.


Yes, as DC3 said:

You don't need to look for it. It's all ready for pasting. Just open a New Document in Microsoft Paint and paste it in (look in the EDIT menu)!! THEN Save it wherever you like (SAVE AS in the File/Archive menu).

Again sorry if I forget the names of menues in the English language versions of programs. I've been living in Sweden too long! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

jarink
05-03-2005, 08:27 PM
Why not just download the free version of FRAPS? The free version is limited to bitmaps, but you can still choose where to store them and take as many as you want.

No Alt-Tabbing, not pasting, saving, blah, blah blah. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif