Welcome to the Tutorials!

1. Recording with Camtasia Studio 4:

You can record only older games with Camtasia which are supported by ScummVM or which are able to run in a window mode. You can look at www.scummVM.org which games are supported by the emulator. The reason why can only record older games with Camtasia is, that Camtasia can oly record 15 frames per second and newer games have more frames per second, so if you try to record a newer game with Camtasia, you will have a stutter video, because some pictures are missing per second. I have mentioned window mode, because Camtasia somtimes has problems with full screen recording. So you can try every old game you want, but it could be that it won't work. What I definately can say, is that Camtasia works 100% recording ScummVM in windows mode. That's how I record my DOS games. You can look here at my Camtasia Tutorial, how the record a game in ScummVM.

2. Recording with Fraps:

You can use fraps for the recording of newer games. It is able to record 60 frames per second, but in most cases 30 frames per second would be enough. Fraps records automatically sound and video, but to be sure you should have a look at the configuratios. You can look here at my fraps tutorial, how to do it.

3. Recording with ZD Screen Recorder:

This is also a very good game capturing tool for current games you find in your game stores. You get a lot for the price. You can record a game the same way like fraps do. But this tool has the advantage to compress the video in time with the recording. So when you finished recording you have compress .avi output and do not have to compress it with DivX or Xvid another time. This sames a lot of time. I use this tool for recording newer games on Windows 7.

4. Encoding the video:

Now you should endoce your video with Camtasia Studio and the newest XVid Codec. The reason is, because of the huge avi file you mase during the recording. The Avi is uncompressed and now we gonna compress it. XVid has a really good compression with a good video quality. I prefer to use XVid and you also do, to have small file size with good quality. You can look here to see how do the endcoding.

5. Uploading the video:

When you have now a nice compressed video, your work is almost done, you can upload it now on an online filehoster. After that you can send me link by email. For that click on the Contact Button in Menu Bar.


Welcome to the Rules!

This are the rules on which our speedruns are based. If you want to do such a run please be sure you've read this. No cheating is allowed. The games can be played on every platform (pc, c64, amiga, etc.). Every platform is fine. You define the game language. But remember the language choice can fasten or slower your time. So english is quite a good choice because of fewer used words. There are only original versions accepted(no fangames).

1. The Beginning:

The Beginning of the recording time is the very first moment you can control your character. This changed since the last speedruns. Previously we counted till the first and last user input. Don't be surprised when you don't see copy protection in some of the runs, this games were sold in this version too. Like Monkey Island, Sam & Max, Day of the Tentacle and so on.

2. The Ending

The time of the run stops with the last input of the user for character moving. Text skipping is not included. It's your choice if you record the credits and final cutscene. The final cutscene is not part of the time.

3. Multi Segment:

There are two ways how to do a speedrun. Multi Segment means, its allowed to save after finishing one chapter. You are only allowed to do one savegame during one chapter. One Chapter -> One Savegame. That means you can play for example chapter one of monkey island as long as you get the best time and after that you do a savegame and continue with chapter 2. With chapter 2 and the following chapters it works like in chapter 1.

4. Single Segment:

Single Segment means, the game is played in one piece without saving, which is more difficult and more popular to be seen.

5. Emulation software to use:

Generally most of us do not have the original hardware at home to play the games right there. Due to this it's allowed to play pc games via ScummVM and DosBox. All other plaforms have to be done on the original hardware like amiga, c64, sega, and so on. For pc games there is no advantage to use ScummVM or DosDox. The game speed don't differ. The FastForward modes of ScummVM are forbidden, because they are not part of the original game.

6. Recording Tools, Encoding and Uploading to Filehoster:

When you have decided to do a run you can look here at my tutorial site, how you should do everthing, like recording and compressing with XVid and so on.

7. Code of Honour:

We are a small community and all the work should be done for fun. So please do not try to cheat by manipulating your video. I really know almost all adventure games from the beginning in the 80s until now. I will see if somethings wrong with the video. Critical parts I will play my by my self to be sure to verify it correctly.

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