First, download Fraps 1.9D from here. Then grab VirtualDub from here. Finally, get the latest DivX which is 5.0.5 from here. Install Fraps and DivX just like any other program, but for VirtualDub you will need WinZip to extract the contents of the zip to a folder (such as C:\Program Files\VirtualDub).
Once everything is installed, open Fraps. You'll come face-to-face with this box:
Make 100% sure that the Enable video capture - Hotkey box is ticked, otherwise you won't be able to capture footage! You can change the hotkey to another key of your choice, but F9 is default so I'll stick with that. Change the Movie framerate to something appropriate for your PC, but I'll stick to 30 fps for mine.
Now with Fraps still running, open the game you want to capture from, in this case, Vice City. There should be a little number in the corner of the screen (default = top left corner) this shows the framerate. Now once you are ready to capture footage, hit F9, when you are ready to stop capturing, press F9 again.
Exit your game and open up your Fraps folder (where you installed Fraps, usually C:\Program Files\Fraps). Depending on the length of your footage, filesizes of your footage can be huge. Open VirtualDub and load your footage by going to File > Open video file. Once your footage is loaded into VirtualDub, play it and see how it looks. Don't worry if it's too fast or too slow because we can sort that out later. Now first thing is to get rid of the sound, because that reduces file size greatly, go to Audio > No audio.
If the video is too slow or too fast, you need to follow this step. If it is just fine then skip this step. Go to Video > Frame Rate, click the Change to _______ frames per second radio button and choose an appropriate fps.
Mine is a little too fast, so I put it down to about 18 fps and it's perfect. Play it back to make sure it runs smoothly, and repeat Step 5 to adjust it to perfection.
This is easy, all you do is encode the video with a codec. This will reduce the filesize dramatically. Go to Video > Compression and select the DivX 5.0.5 Codec from the list and select OK.
That's it for the video editing. Now save it by going to File > Save as AVI, give it a filename and hit enter. Make sure it is quite small, my footage for this tutorial is 5 seconds and it is 730kb. To reduce filesize even greater, use WinZip to compress it to a zip file so that people can download it much quicker (and you can upload it quicker!)
Here is my finished product: http://members.lycos...rm16/Sample.zip (It's just me blowing a Landstalker, noting incredible.)
Please note that I am not an expert at this type of stuff, this is just my simple method of doing this - I am no good at all the technical troubleshooting crap
Please note...again...that there is a very similar tutorial on my Tony Hawk website THLounge, it is written by me though under a different name; Firestorm. I am known as Firestorm on all other forums I attend (GTAGaming and PlanetGTA for most of you).
Edited by Ramirez, 07 June 2004 - 09:38 AM.