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Olen
post Aug 9 2010, 11:55 AM
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I've been trying to take screenshots in Oblivion and failing and wondered if anyone knows how to solve the problem with anything short of a reinstall.

I've set bAllowScreenShot=1 and sScreenshotBaseName to something sensible (OBscreenshot so I can search for them) in Oblivion.ini but nothing happens when I press 'print screen' during gameplay and the screenshot is not created (I've looked in the oblivion folder and tried seaching).

I'm using vista but oblivion runs of a seperate physical drive from windows so UAC should leave it alone (and running as an administrator doesn't help anyway).

Am I missing something?


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post Aug 9 2010, 04:50 PM
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I have never tried using Oblivion's built in screenshot capability. Instead I use FRAPS for all my games.


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post Aug 9 2010, 05:09 PM
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According to some reading I did around the Net, having anti-aliasing enabled will mean Print Screen does not work.

Don't know first hand- I am at work- and I do not have Oblivion installed on my current home computer.

However, same source says running FRAPS in the background and using it for screenies WILL work.


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Olen
post Aug 9 2010, 11:03 PM
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It won't be the antialising doing it because I don't bother with it, with a bit of tweaking and a higher screen res I think it looks better and runs cleaner.

FRAPS is an option though not ideal - somewhere in my oblivion or it's mods there's a fairly bad memory leak (ie a crash (sometimes total) after 40 minutes with 2048MB of very fast RAM) so any other programs in background mean I have to restart more often, but that's a whloe other kettle of fish (and one I just can't be bothered fixing).

Still I suppose it's better than nothing.

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post Aug 9 2010, 11:08 PM
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I'm not very good with that stuff, but I run vista and take screenies ok in game. Here is the resource I used to get me going:

http://forums.bethsoft.com/index.php?/topi...ost__p__5216396

It also addresses the anti-aliasing thing treydog mentioned. Hopefully, it might include a gem or two that will get you going. smile.gif


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post Aug 11 2010, 09:09 AM
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I found the problem, a previous version hadn't uninstalled properly so there were multiple versions of various files (including oblivion.ini), killing all but one set seems to have solved things.

I have also installed fraps so one way or another I can make screenies (and even compare them).


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