View Full Version : Suggestion: Recording System

07-01-2005, 08:42 AM
I think that players should be able to buy like a camcorder where they can tape about a few minutes of playing or so. Would be nice for players to make movies and such and post them on the site. Would also help when catching players saying disrespectful things or speed hacking and so forth (although speed hackers shouldn't be a problem anymore since the automatic actions has been added to the system).

I definitely would fine it pretty neat for people to make APPROPRIATE movies of themselves enjoying Zone and sharing them on the site.

Would also be a lot easier when we release new things to show off some clips for players to see.

Would also be fun shooting these 'movies'.

I think that after you're done recording, it should save in a designated folder in your default Graal folder. Maybe a folder called Zone Recordings or so.

Just a suggestion, it's nothing too big.

07-01-2005, 08:49 AM

07-01-2005, 08:50 AM
No, it's not. It's not important, but definitely not pointless. Pointless is something with no point. I clearly stated its points.

07-01-2005, 09:23 AM
Yeah gambet its called fraps....

07-01-2005, 09:37 AM
This sounds more like something that should be intergrated into the Graal engine itself, not just Zone... I suggest this thread be moved to "Future Improvements"

I thought about something similar to this a while ago... Have a few choices in the Graal Options where you could set Graal to automatically record whatever's in your client window. You could set it to intervals like 10seconds, 30 seconds, one minute, three minutes (or 'Off'). Once your recording reached the specified interval it would start to over-write itself.

There would be a keyboard shortcut added. When you hit that shortcut the past 10 seconds/ 3 minutes/ etc recorded would be saved as some sort of video file (.avi?) in a special folder in the Graal directory. The video file would be automatically named based on the time, date, (and perhaps playerworld?).

Also, if at all possible, the name of the playerworld that the recording was taken on would be embedded in the video file in one of the corners on every frame, along with (Offline) for when it's taken in Training mode.

Now I don't know if it's feasable... or if it has any real value. But it would still be a neat little feature built into Graal, and players wouldn't have to mess around with other programs (ie Fraps) to record their gameplay if they found that sort of thing too complicated.

07-01-2005, 06:23 PM
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07-01-2005, 06:46 PM
They can just download FRAPS...

07-01-2005, 08:58 PM

Yes, that would be nice. I would rather have the system built into the client rather then having to download another program.

07-01-2005, 09:32 PM
Probably shouldn't record directly to video. I'd suggest storing all the important information (positions, directions, ganis etc) and having the client (or some specialised application) later render the scene in real time.

Of course, this is all more effort than it's worth.

07-02-2005, 05:59 AM
Just something that allows you to record would be nice. A lot better then having to download a seperate program.