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  1. Hardware Discussion - Capture / Streaming Cards


    I was going to put this thread in off topic, but I think all things considered, this is likely the better place to put it since the majority of posters here actually stream or capture video, and as such would have more experience and insight into recommendations and such.


    Perhaps the forum needs a hardware section.


    Anyway, I was wondering if any of the content creators out there have any experience with streaming / capture / recording cards, specifically for streaming console to Twitch or youTube. I was looking at the Elgato and Hauppage PCIe cards and trying to determine which one might work better for connecting a console via HDMI and streaming using either provided software or OBS. Or, if there are other recommendations, I'd appreciate some direction on choosing one. Budget, as always, is a concern, so no I'm not going to spend $1,000 on a capture card or device, but I think the Elgato is $200 for the HD PRO version, and anything under that would work within my budget.

  2. Wow thx! I went and started a dl. I did see on the site tho that the free demo does not allow export? Does this only include local files or will it also not allow a Youtube upload?


    Hitfilm Express is the free version. If you got the Pro version demo, then yes, you'll have limitations. Just get Express. It allows exporting, including direct upload to youTube, though you're likely better off exporting to a file and checking it to make sure everything is good. Then upload via youTube's upload page. I would guess the demo is just to show people what the difference is, or "what you're missing" - Express is plenty powerful and leaps and bounds ahead of Windows Movie Maker, which is what I tried at first. Layers are so much better.

  3. This is proof I don't read every thread! (Oh wait...)


    - - - Updated - - -


    Oooh, I'd love to see pics of those in use! :)




    Pics of your resource prefabs? I'm actually doing a video series of this mod, with Tin's LMW mod merged in, on my youTube channel.


    You could, you know, subscribe or something...

  4. Roland, and anyone else who wishes to give Hitfilm Express (FREE video editing software - they also have a professional paid version) a go, here's a link to my playlist of tutorials. I need to make more, but these will get you started. Also, there's a trick to make video editing much easier, I think in the 3rd video I point it out.


  5. For anyone interested, here's the link. I've had 2 requests for this via PM, so I'm sure others might be curious.




    Unzip to Data folder inside 7DTD folder. 2 folders inside - prefabs (Guppy's resource nodes) and modified XML files (biomes, blocks, rwgmixer).


    Full instructions:

    1. Install WotW mod per instructions in the first post in this thread.

    2. Unzip my file in Data folder AFTER WotW is installed.

    3. Don't expect miracles, but you should see some fps gains.

    4. Never live underground again. (world is only 12 blocks deep + 3 blocks bedrock)


    Some fine tuning may be in order, but I'll be doing a full mod myself when A16 comes out - this was a side project to help people be able to play the rest of this beautiful mod. Thanks to dwallorde for making this mod, to everyone who contributed to it, to Tin for making Limited Mining World mod, and to everyone who contributed to that. My part was minimal at best - they did all the work.


    Oh, and thanks Guppy, of course, because he reads every thread ever and if I don't mention him he'll give me a negative rep or something. ;)

  6. Bandicam simply records. I use a different program to edit and upload to Youtube. OBS does everything? Record and then edit and upload?


    OBS is to record with. You can stream directly to youTube if you wish, but most people who watch streams do so for 1 of two reasons - background noise or social interaction. If you want higher quality video, your best bet is to record rather than stream, especially if you plan to do any editing.


    youTube allows direct uploading right from their website, so you don't need an "uploader", per se, though I wouldn't recommend using Internet Explorer to upload with.


    Not sure what you use for editing, but I have tutorials on how to edit using Hitfilm Express, and it's another free program. Not too difficult to learn either, if you're already familiar with video editing software. I even have a tutorial on making an intro directly in Hitfilm, exporting it, and reimporting it for each video, if that's something you'd be interested in.


    If you have any questions about any of this - OBS, Hitfilm, youTube in general - I'm sure there are tons of people here that can help. For most of us, it's a hobby we enjoy, so we're actually passionate about it.

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  7. Just out of curiosity - I've been playing this mod a bit lately and loving it, but it runs like a hobbled pig at times. Sometimes, I can host a P2P game and still play fine. Other times, framerate drops below 10.


    Anything I can do on my end to significantly improve framerate? I mean other than the usual turning down settings until the game looks like a PS1 title that is. I have 16GB DDR3, a GTX 1070, and a 4.2gHz quad-core CPU, and in vanilla 7DTD I rarely drop below 30fps when I'm far from origin or when a chunk is particularly "terraformed" - I usually keep a steady 60fps with vsync on. I know the core game is horribly unoptimized, but still.


    Also, has anyone else reported a significant drop in performance with this mod, especially within the past few days? I heard the new nVidia driver may be a culprit.

  8. One thing that may help with the PvP grief - at least in regards to spawning in and spawn camping and such, is to maybe provide the option to spawn anywhere on the map as a selection, prior to loading into the map. Sort of like the spawn on bedroll / spawn near bedroll option, except you can manually spawn (some of the server managers allow teleporting, so it wouldn't be hard to implement).


    Something else that may help with being robbed and homeless is to beef up the LCB in a minimal radius - like 3 blocks - where nobody can enter that radius except the LCB owner. It could allow for a bedroll that can't be destroyed, a single chest or 2 chests / boxes, and the LCB. Might not help much if SI causes the area to fall, but could also disable SI within this sphere. Not sure how well it'd work.


    HAL's fixes would work well too, but I think having the option to avoid spawning on or near your bedroll when it's hot would be helpful.

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