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Fraps 3.5.99

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Fraps (derived from Frames per second) is a benchmarking, screen capture, and real-time video capture utility for DirectX and OpenGL applications. It is commonly used to determine a computer`s performance with a game, as well as record gaming footage. The program is very popular in the making of amateur machinima films. Fraps can take screenshots in various formats: BMP, TGA, JPEG, and PNG. However, only the BMP format is available in the freeware version. In its current form Fraps performs many tasks and can best be described as:
• Benchmarking Software - Show how many Frames Per Second (FPS) you are getting in a corner of your screen. Perform custom benchmarks and measure the frame rate between any two points. Save the statistics out to disk and use them for your own reviews and applications.
• Screen Capture Software - Take a screenshot with the press of a key! There`s no need to paste into a paint program every time you want a new shot. Your screen captures are automatically named and timestamped.
• Realtime Video Capture Software - Have you ever wanted to record video while playing your favourite game? Come join the Machinima revolution! Throw away the VCR, forget about using a DV cam, game recording has never been this easy! Fraps can capture audio and video up to 2560x1600 with custom frame rates from 10 to 100 frames per second!

The lossless Fraps codec allows decoding of Fraps-encoded videos (using a media player capable of decoding the AVI container format) or transcoding to other video formats (with the use of the right software). The Fraps video codec manages to capture videos with minimal impact on game performance, as it has been optimized to achieve compression higher than uncompressed RGB, resulting in smaller filesizes, though the lossless format is considerably less space-efficient than more heavily compressed lossy video formats such as DivX. This is because encoding on-the-fly to a high-compression format such as DivX would have a large negative impact on game performance (as of 2007) and only a very fast hard drive could record the immense amount of data produced in using uncompressed video. The Fraps format is a compromise of the two.

The System Requirements For This Version Of Fraps Are:

• DirectX 9.0c or DirectX 10
• CPU with SSE instructions (Pentium 3 and above)
• Nvidia Geforce or ATI Radeon graphics card
• Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista (including x64 editions)

The latest Fraps 2.9 release adds support for Vista and DirectX 10 games. With games starting to appear using DirectX 10 graphics we are happy to report that benchmarking, video capture, and screenshots are now all fully supported for these titles.

Vista also includes a rewritten audio subsystem. Fraps can take advantage of this and directly record a sound stream from the machine without requiring any support from the soundcard driver. This allows you to capture ingame audio even if you are using a USB headset or other audio device which does not normally support a "Stereo Mix" or "What U Hear" recording input.

Since the Vista Desktop Window Manager (DWM) runs through DirectX we have also added a new option to monitor the desktop under Vista. You can now take screenshots and record video from the desktop just like any other game or 3D application.

Changes In Fraps 2.9.9 - 29th August, 2009:

- Fixed missing audio in Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas
- Fixed benchmarks not being written to benchmark folder
- Fixed loading crash when attempting to start Fraps
- Fixed stalling/stuttering after first 4 gig AVI segment
- Fixed mouse cursor image/transparency corruption
- Fixed mouse cursor offset in some applications
- Fixed crash when recording above 1920x1200 for some users
- Fixed crash after stopping video capture in Windows 2000
- Fixed crash in some DirectX10 applications
- Fixed random windows crashes with fraps.dll
- Fixed missing systray icon if explorer restarts
- Fixed frapsvid.dll and frapsv64.dll crashes when importing/playing video
- Fixed Run Fraps when Windows starts option
- Fixed Starcraft stalling during video capture
- Fixed limited CPU affinity of main Fraps process
- Fixed yellow corruption displayed in Plants vs Zombies
- Fixed capture speed of many older DDRAW games

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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site)

3.5.99 [02-28-13]

Fraps 3.5.99 - 26th February, 2013 - Fixed counter not appearing in Aero desktop (DWM) and DX10 games after latest Windows Update

Other versions : 3.5.9 3.5.8 3.5.6 3.5.5 3.5.4 3.5.2 3.5.1 3.5.0 3.4.7 3.4.6 3.4.5 3.4.3 3.4.2 3.4.1 3.4.0 3.3.3 3.3.2 3.3.1 Fraps 3.3.0 3.3.0 3.2.9 3.2.8 3.2.7 3.2.6 3.2.5 3.2.4 3.2.3 3.2.2 3.2.0 3.1.2 3.1.1 3.1.0 3.0.3 3.0.2 3.0.1 2.9.99 2.9.9

v3.5.9 [09-01-12]

Fraps 3.5.9 - 30th August, 2012 - Fixed crash when initiating loop recording - Fixed periodic stutter for some users during loop recording

v3.5.8 [08-30-12]

Fraps 3.5.8 - 22nd August, 2012 - Fixed intermittent crash recording from OpenGL games - Fixed crash when unable to access sound device - Fixed minor memory leak with Win7/Vista sound recording - Fixed crash encountered by some users when ending a recording

v3.5.6 [07-22-12]

Fraps 3.5.6 - 21st July, 2012 - Fixed microphone drifting out of sync in long recordings under Windows 7 & Vista - Fixed clipping with audio sources greater than 8 channels - Fixed audio from mono USB devices only appearing in left channel - Reduced latency of capture from external inputs

v3.5.5 [06-16-12]

Fraps 3.5.5 - 12th June, 2012

v3.5.4 [06-09-12]

Fraps 3.5.4 - 30th May, 2012

v3.5.2 [05-22-12]

Fraps 3.5.2 - 20th May 2012

v3.5.1 [05-21-12]

Fraps 3.5.1 - 18th May 2012

v3.5.0 [05-18-12]

Fraps 3.5.0 - 26th April 2012

v3.4.7 [10-23-11]

Fraps 3.4.7 - 22nd October 2011 - Fixed recording rate being locked to a low multiple when Vsync enabled - Fixed unlocked recording speed after temporary slowdowns - Fixed Alt key interference with VMware/remote desktop applications

v3.4.6 [08-02-11]

Fraps 3.4.6 - 31st July 2011 - Fixed overlay color in Fear 3 - Fixed detection of IL2: Cliffs of Dover and Bloodline Champions - Fixed counter appearing in Thunderbird and Pale Moon applications - Other minor bug fixes

v3.4.5 [06-02-11]

Fraps 3.4.5 - 28th May 2011 - Fixed some videos being recorded with scrambled colors

v3.4.3 [05-13-11]

Fraps 3.4.3 - 12th May 2011 - Improved DirectDraw capture speed - Fixed recording crash on single CPU systems - Fixed invalid colors/crashing recording from 16-bit color games - Fixed corrupt/oversized AVIs being written at high resolutions - Fixed Dirt not loading with Fraps running - Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

v3.4.2 [04-19-11]

Fraps 3.4.2 - 14th Apr 2011 - Improved OpenGL capture speed - Fixed freeze when clicking on Minimize button - Fixed GL state not being restored properly - Fixed blank video showing in some AVIs

v3.4.1 [04-03-11]

Fraps 3.4.1 - 2nd Apr 2011 - Fixed crash when starting Fraps for some users - Fixed hotkeys not being detected when modifier keys held - Fixed keys getting stuck when used by both the game and Fraps

v3.4.0 [03-31-11]

Fraps 3.4.0 - 29th Mar 2011 - Added configurable buffer size for loop recording mode - Increased video capture performance at high resolutions - Fixed slow recording of Minecraft at default window size - Fixed benchmark crashing when configured to stop automatically after 1 second

v3.3.3 [03-18-11]

Fraps 3.3.3 - 15th Mar 2011 - Fixed mouse not responding in Ragnarok and some applications

v3.3.2 [03-11-11]

Fraps 3.3.2 - 9th Mar 2011 - Added detection of mouse buttons (Mouse3, Mouse4 & Mouse5 can be used as hotkeys) - Added support for all Ctrl, Shift & Alt combinations for use with Fraps hotkeys

v3.3.1 [03-03-11]

Fraps 3.3.1 - 1st Mar 2011 - Fixed Fraps not detecting Agrar Simulator 2011 and some D3D9Ex applications - Fixed wrong capture dimensions for Fallout 3/New Vegas & Milkdrop - Fixed counter showing over frames in IE9 beta - Fixed stereoscopic capture not working in half-size mode for some games - Additional minor bug fixes

vFraps 3.3.0 [03-02-11]

Fraps 3.3.0 - 22nd Feb 2011 - Full support for Windows 7 SP1 - Added option to only capture external sound input while hotkey pushed (Vista/Win7) - Fixed stereoscopic 3D capture not working for D3D9 games - Fixed counter not appearing in Dungeons

v3.3.0 [02-24-11]

Fraps 3.3.0 - 22nd Feb 2011 - Full support for Windows 7 SP1 - Added option to only capture external sound input while hotkey pushed (Vista/Win7) - Fixed stereoscopic 3D capture not working for D3D9 games - Fixed counter not appearing in Dungeons

v3.2.9 [02-11-11]

Fraps 3.2.9 - 10th Feb 2011 - Fixed crash if recording to drive with less than 4 gigabytes free - Improved sound capture engine for those suffering sync issues - Fixed 3D browser apps not being correctly monitored in Firefox 3 - Fixed detection of UDK viewport sizes

v3.2.8 [02-05-11]

3.2.8 - 3rd Feb 2011 - Greatly reduced CPU usage while recording on most configurations - Fixed black areas in captures from Flight Simulator (FS9/FSX) - Fixed counter not showing in correct position for some windowed applications - Fixed crash when recording DWM at 1366x768 on 64-bit versions of Windows - Fixed counter appearing in Google Talk

v3.2.7 [01-22-11]

3.2.7 - 19th Jan 2011 - Fixed large pause between split AVI segments - Fixed stuttering when using loop recording on Vista/Win7 - Other minor bug fixes

v3.2.6 [12-26-10]

3.2.6 - 24th Dec 2010 - Fixed Fraps not able to initialize DirectX on startup for some people - Fixed crash while recording that could cause video to be written incompletely - Fixed rare bug causing graphic corruption of individual frames in recorded movies - Fixed crash on Windows 2000 machines

v3.2.5 [12-04-10]

3.2.5 - 2nd Dec 2010 - Fixed keys sticking/duplicated with Fraps loaded - Fixed Fraps not capturing in half-size mode for some users

v3.2.4 [11-30-10]

3.2.4 - 28th Nov 2010 - Added support for D3D10 & D3D11 stereoscopic 3D Vision capture - Fixed counter appearing on Windows Live 2011 apps - Fixed inverted colors in video captured from some DX10 games - Fixed DWM capture jumping between multiple monitors on Windows 7 - Fixed flickering counter in some OpenGL applications - Fixed mouse offset in 3D browser apps - Fixed FRAPS.EXE not appearing signed on some Windows 7 installations - Fixed systray icon not turning pink in loop recording mode. - Fixed startup crash on 24-core CPU systems - Added support for Win7 SP1 RC - Other minor bug/stability fixes

v3.2.3 [06-18-10]

3.2.3 - 14th Jun 2010 - Added support for full-size video capture above 2560x1600 - Fixed crash when loading Fraps under WinXP with 6-core CPU - Fixed crash when enabling monitor DWM option on some configurations - Fixed Fraps altering error flag on calls to GL SwapBuffers - Fixed sound input switching at startup on XP systems - Fixed counter appearing in VS2010

v3.2.2 [04-01-10]

3.2.2 - 31st Mar 2010 - Fixed trouble opening movies with VLC, Avidemux, AVI synth, Virtualdub and some other applications - Fixed problem capturing stereoscopic movies at 1920x1080 and 1920x1200 - Fixed loop recordings sometimes becoming corrupted

v3.2.0 [03-27-10]

3.2.0 - 26th Mar 2010 - Added loop recording for registered users.

v3.1.2 [03-06-10]

3.1.2 - 4th Mar 2010 - Fixed STALKER: Call of Pripyat not loading with Fraps running - Fixed slow recording speeds for some users in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - Fixed Guild Wars crashing when moving between zones - Fixed videos being recorded at double width on some nvidia configurations - Fixed colors being inverted in video captured from some DX10 games - Fixed multiple FRAPS32.DLL crashes

v3.1.1 [02-13-10]

3.1.1 - 11th Feb 2010 - Fixed detection of loading screens when recording with unlocked framerate - Added product information to installer

v3.1.0 [02-10-10]

3.1.0 - 8th Feb 2010 - Added option to capture videos with framerate locked or unlocked - Fixed startup crash for some Intel i5/i7 configurations under Windows 7

v3.0.3 [11-25-09]

3.0.3 - 21st Nov 2009 - Fixed installer not displaying correctly for some users under Win7

v3.0.2 [11-20-09]

2.9.99 - 16th Oct 2009 - Fixed flickering video capture in Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising - Fixed 30-bit color captures in Eve Online - Fixed mouse cursor not being recorded in Conquer Online - Other minor bug fixes 2.9.9 - 29th Aug 2009 - Fixed missing audio in Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas - Fixed benchmarks not being written to benchmark folder - Fixed loading crash when attempting to start Fraps - Fixed stalling/stuttering after first 4 gig AVI segment - Fixed mouse cursor image/transparency corruption - Fixed mouse cursor offset in some applications - Fixed crash when recording above 1920x1200 for some users - Fixed crash after stopping video capture in Windows 2000 - Fixed crash in some DirectX10 applications - Fixed random windows crashes with fraps.dll - Fixed missing systray icon if explorer restarts - Fixed frapsvid.dll and frapsv64.dll crashes when importing/playing video - Fixed Run Fraps when Windows starts option - Fixed Starcraft stalling during video capture - Fixed limited CPU affinity of main Fraps process - Fixed yellow corruption displayed in Plants vs Zombies - Fixed capture speed of many older DDRAW games

v3.0.1 [11-09-09]

2.9.99 - 16th Oct 2009 - Fixed flickering video capture in Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising - Fixed 30-bit color captures in Eve Online - Fixed mouse cursor not being recorded in Conquer Online - Other minor bug fixes 2.9.9 - 29th Aug 2009 - Fixed missing audio in Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas - Fixed benchmarks not being written to benchmark folder - Fixed loading crash when attempting to start Fraps - Fixed stalling/stuttering after first 4 gig AVI segment - Fixed mouse cursor image/transparency corruption - Fixed mouse cursor offset in some applications - Fixed crash when recording above 1920x1200 for some users - Fixed crash after stopping video capture in Windows 2000 - Fixed crash in some DirectX10 applications - Fixed random windows crashes with fraps.dll - Fixed missing systray icon if explorer restarts - Fixed frapsvid.dll and frapsv64.dll crashes when importing/playing video - Fixed Run Fraps when Windows starts option - Fixed Starcraft stalling during video capture - Fixed limited CPU affinity of main Fraps process - Fixed yellow corruption displayed in Plants vs Zombies - Fixed capture speed of many older DDRAW games

v2.9.99 [10-17-09]

2.9.99 - 16th Oct 2009 - Fixed flickering video capture in Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising - Fixed 30-bit color captures in Eve Online - Fixed mouse cursor not being recorded in Conquer Online - Other minor bug fixes 2.9.9 - 29th Aug 2009 - Fixed missing audio in Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas - Fixed benchmarks not being written to benchmark folder - Fixed loading crash when attempting to start Fraps - Fixed stalling/stuttering after first 4 gig AVI segment - Fixed mouse cursor image/transparency corruption - Fixed mouse cursor offset in some applications - Fixed crash when recording above 1920x1200 for some users - Fixed crash after stopping video capture in Windows 2000 - Fixed crash in some DirectX10 applications - Fixed random windows crashes with fraps.dll - Fixed missing systray icon if explorer restarts - Fixed frapsvid.dll and frapsv64.dll crashes when importing/playing video - Fixed Run Fraps when Windows starts option - Fixed Starcraft stalling during video capture - Fixed limited CPU affinity of main Fraps process - Fixed yellow corruption displayed in Plants vs Zombies - Fixed capture speed of many older DDRAW games

v2.9.9 [09-21-09]

2.9.9 - 29th Aug 2009 - Fixed missing audio in Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas - Fixed benchmarks not being written to benchmark folder - Fixed loading crash when attempting to start Fraps - Fixed stalling/stuttering after first 4 gig AVI segment - Fixed mouse cursor image/transparency corruption - Fixed mouse cursor offset in some applications - Fixed crash when recording above 1920x1200 for some users - Fixed crash after stopping video capture in Windows 2000 - Fixed crash in some DirectX10 applications - Fixed random windows crashes with fraps.dll - Fixed missing systray icon if explorer restarts - Fixed frapsvid.dll and frapsv64.dll crashes when importing/playing video - Fixed Run Fraps when Windows starts option - Fixed Starcraft stalling during video capture - Fixed limited CPU affinity of main Fraps process - Fixed yellow corruption displayed in Plants vs Zombies - Fixed capture speed of many older DDRAW games

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