How can I record my gameplay?

Updated: Friday 28th April 2017

There are a few different options when wanting to record gameplay. Some of the most common methods are using the provided Windows 10 recording feature or using a program designed specifically for your card. This is not a complete list, merely three possible options.

Below are a few methods to do this:

NVIDIA Cards – ShadowPlay (600 series cards and higher)


Go to www.geforce.com and click ‘DOWNLOAD NOW’ to download the Geforce Experience, if you haven’t already got it installed.
  • Open Geforce Experience
  • Make sure Elite Dangerous or Planet Coaster is in the list of games in the program. You can do this by going to the ‘Games’ Tab and clicking ‘Check Now.’
  • Under the ‘ShadowPlay’ tab you can select and change various settings including start and stop recording Keys and also save location.
  • Go back to ‘Games,’ highlight the name of the game and click the ‘ShadowPlay’ button in the top right-hand corner.
  • A box will appear with a switch on the Left-hand side, Click on the light switch and leave the window open.
Please note that enabling Shadowplay may cause stop you being able to take high-resolution screenshots (Alt+F10) in Elite Dangerous. Shadowplay must be disabled for this keybind to work.

AMD Cards – Raptr Recorder


Go to www.raptr.com and click ‘DOWNLOAD RAPTR’ to download the program.
  • Go to www.raptr.com and download and install Raptr Recorder
  • Open Raptr, create an account and log in.
  • Make sure Elite Dangerous or Planet Coaster is in the list of games in the program
  • Under the ‘Record’ Tab Click the settings symbol which will open preferences
  • Here you can also change some options for recording such as save location, quality, games and Hotkey selection.
  • Begin playing the game and use the pre-assigned keys to start and stop recording.

Windows 10 – Game DVR


Game DVR comes installed on Windows 10.
  • While you’re playing a game, press the Windows logo key + G to open the Game bar. If a program has already been identified as a game, the Game bar will appear.
  • The Record that button turns the last 30 seconds of gameplay into a game clip. This feature is disabled by default on some systems, but you can enable it under Settings.
  • The camera icon is the Screenshot button. This captures window screenshots and puts the images in the File Explorer\Videos\Captures folder. Each screenshot is identified with the game’s title and metadata.
The Record button starts and stops the recording and puts videos in the File Explorer\Videos\Captures folder. Each video is identified with the game’s title and metadata. Once recording has started, a timer shows you how long you’ve been recording.

For more information and troubleshooting go to:
https://support.xbox.com/en-GB/xbox-on-windows/social/record-game-clips-game-dvr-windows-10

Please note that we cannot actually provide support for using these recording solutions, but if you do run into any issues our community is a great place to get help.



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