This time i’ll try to explain a couple of methods for recording your own dosbox movies.
The first and easiest one is to use the dosbox recording feature, by default this is done by pressing CTRL+ALT+F5 to
start recording, to stop recording just press CTRL+ALT+F5 again.
You can reassign this keys to any other one on the keyboard to do this you must press CTRL+F1 at the dosbox promp this will start the keymapper
Then just click on video then on add and press the key you want to assign (make sure it’s an unused key on the game you want to record) now you are ready to record your own dos games movies (the video files are stored on the same folder as the configuration file).
Now the second method, recording using fraps (this is the one i use)
I just wanna make some points clear.
1.-This method is only useful if you want to record high resolution videos and only if the dos game support high resolutions
2.-Fraps videos take a lot more space than dosbox videos
Here we go, the first thing you’ll notice is that fraps doesn’t recognise dosbox, this is because fraps only works with applications usin directx or opengl.
To change this you need to edit your dosbox configuration file (i explained where its located on the previous tutorial) open it with notepad an find this section: [sdl]
Now edit the output command to look like this output=opengl and save the changes.
Start fraps and then dosbox, if you see a number on the upper left corner this means fraps has detected dosbox and is able to record video from it.
If you have any questions or suggestions please leave a comment.