not working at full screen

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I have several games that I would like to do at full screen (where my task bar or anything isn't showing) however when i start recording and then go to full screen the Camtasia doesn't follow into the game it either shows a black screen or my desktop so can you please help.
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Randy Schott

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Hi Calvin,

Some hardware accelerated applications can't be captured by Camtasia Studio. It's an issue we are trying to research and address. The main problem is usually that the game takes complete control over the video adapter in fullscreen mode, making it impossible for us to capture using our normal method.

At the moment, the only reliable way I know of is to capture the game windowed. You could also try turning Aero on/off (whatever is opposite of it's current setting). Sometimes that helps.

Randy
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Camstudio cannot record a full screen game. is there a way to record full screen? if its windowed it cuts out the bottom of the game. is there a way to also get rid of the mouse in the middle of the screen when recording a game?

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Camstudio full screen recording.
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Yeah that makes sense Randy. Hence why fraps and xfire and other similar apps will work for games without issue. Also why camtasia will work for some games but not all.

I have a kinda crappy but possible solution that may or may not work depending on the game being recorded. Why not deactivate hardware acceleration within the game and then relaunch it and try recording it? That is if the game will allow software acceleration in place of hardware. Also if your machine has the guts to go that direction.
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I turned off that scumbag 'windows aero' now it works great :)
- thank you randy you are a winner.
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How To Record Fullscreen Games With Camtasia Studio 8 ?
Plz Answer Me Fast !!

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How To Record Fullscreen Games With Camtasia Studio 8 ?.
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i disabled aero while recording but it is working but it not recorded full screen !!
plz help me randy fast
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Hey there,

Like Randy said, some hardware accelerated applications can't be captured. In this case, your game is taking complete control of your video adapter in fullscreen mode.

I would suggest you try the workarounds that Randy has suggested, mainly trying windowed mode. Hope that helps.
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logan,as randy says i disabled the aero while recording and its not working the game is recorded but its halfscreen not fullscreen,and as you says try windowed mode so i want to record a game(Roller Coaster Tycoon 3) and that is fullscreen.
so plz give me a solution fast,thank you logan. i hope you give me a better solution.
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this is not solution plz give me a solution fast
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Hi guys! when I click on the game I want to play, it only pops up as little window on the upper left-hand side of my screen when I'm watching the recording (even though I'm recording the entire screen). Help pleeeease ^ ^

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PC Gameplay: Camtasia not recording the game window in fullscreen!.
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what is windows aero and will that help?
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Logan S.

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Hey Yumi,

What version of Windows are you using?
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Yumi Shimizu

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Windows 8
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Hey Yumi,

You don't need to worry about it with Windows 8, as it is something that was used in windows 7 and older. If you are curious, you can read more about it here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/...
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okay so I guess I can just pick the "windowed" option on my game
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Mark Monforti

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It just records the desktop when I want to record SimCity 5

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How do I record Game Playing in a non windowed game..
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Hello, I need help. Can you yall check out my game I am trying to record in full screen. It is called Contact Wars. The website like is
http://www.kongregate.com/games/tfender/contract-wars

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