In Renegade-X you dont have to use a recording program like Fraps while playing to record your matches. In RenX you can do the recording with a program like Fraps when watching a replay AFTER the match. You can use ingame technology to record a replay(which is called a 'demo' in Unreal Engine 3) of your matches just for your viewing pleasure, to show your matches to others or, which is why i post this here, to report bugs/imbalances (or to post demos of youre favorite rushes etc B) ). I would like to give you a short overview of the currently available options you have to record and watch your Renegade-X Matches. I say "currently available options" cause we plan to expand them quite a lot in the future. Before i came to Renegade-X i have been working on new demofeatures for different Unreal Engine titles since 2005 and so Renegade-X will be pimped in that area aswell of course :P
How to record a demo:
Open the console by pressing F10 and type "demorec xxx" (without the braces) with 'xxx' beeing whatever you want to call your demo. You can start recording a demo at any given time in a match. You can only record one demo at a time.
How to stop recording a demo:
Open the console by pressing F10 and type "demostop". Just that. The demo will then be saved in your MyDocuments/MyGames/UnrealTournament3/UTGame/Demos folder.
How to watch a demofile:
Open the console by pressing F10 and type "demoplay xxx" with 'xxx' beeing the name of the demofile. Any demofile that is in your MyDocuments/MyGames/UnrealTournament3/UTGame/Demos can be watched like that. If a friend sends you a demo put it in that folder and you can watch it. If the demos were recorded with a different Renegade-X version than you have installed, then you cant watch them though. Just keep that in mind.
What a demo will currently show you is the game from your perspective. You should watch it in the thirdperson view 'F' key, cause the firstperson view isent optimized yet. We will offer functionality to switch to a freeview spectator perspective and possible other players perspectives later.
- You can pause a demo by pressing the 'Pause' key.
- You can change the speed of the demo by opening the console (F10) and typing "demoslomo x", with 'x' beeing a number between 0.0 and 1.00 for the speed of the demo. Anything below 1.0 will slow the demo down. Anything beyond 1.0 will speed the demo up. You can bind those commands to keys by editing the UTInput.ini file in your MyDocuments/MyGames/UnrealTournament3/Renegade/Config folder.
Keep in mind that demos can have bugs on their own.
This topic will get updated when we offer more functionality in this area.