How to record SMBX without lag?

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Post #1by Prado » 28 Oct 2016, 21:32

Does anyone knows how to record SMBX without lag? I'm using Bandicam
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Post #2by Lx Xzit » 29 Oct 2016, 3:39

SMBX 2.0/lunalua? due it takes a lot of CPU I'll give you some of my super duper secret tips:

1.) If you will record, use always fullscreen mode, it optimizes a lot the game.
2.) Disable frameskip.
3.) Convert all the graphics into PNG format if the graphics of the level are in gif format. It helps a lot.

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Post #3by Wohlstand » 29 Oct 2016, 4:14

Don't use Bandicam on slow machine, I suggesting you to try "Open Broadcasting Software" thing. Together with disabled "Windows Aero", it will record with much less lag and resulted video is ready to be sent to YouTube ;-)

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Post #4by Prado » 29 Oct 2016, 12:56

Lx Xzit wrote:SMBX 2.0/lunalua? due it takes a lot of CPU I'll give you some of my super duper secret tips:

1.) If you will record, use always fullscreen mode, it optimizes a lot the game.
2.) Disable frameskip.
3.) Convert all the graphics into PNG format if the graphics of the level are in gif format. It helps a lot.

I have some other useful tricks, tell me if this it's enough or not. ^^
When I record in fullscreen, the video is black. Do you know a solution????


I want to record SMBX 1.4, can you give more hints? I need more!

@Wohlstand: I will give OBS a try

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Wohlstand wrote:Don't use Bandicam on slow machine, I suggesting you to try "Open Broadcasting Software" thing. Together with disabled "Windows Aero", it will record with much less lag and resulted video is ready to be sent to YouTube ;-)


I get this error with OBS, I think that I will give up

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Post #5by Lx Xzit » 29 Oct 2016, 14:43

Ah I thought you were talking about SMBX 2.0/lunalua, I was going to edit my post but was too late here. :P

Open the file "config.cfg" which is in the main folder with Notepad++ or notebloc. In "OcuppyWholeCPU" change it to "True", the same with "DisableFrameSkip".

I don't know if this makes a difference but you could try to record using Fullscreen mode.

Regarding the black screen, I guess you're talking of lunalua here huh? right click the smbx.exe > compatibility mode for > windows XP service pack 3. It fixes some weird problems for a weird reason.

In case that's not enough, I have some other tips, if you want hear them send me a PM.
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Post #6by Wohlstand » 29 Oct 2016, 16:39

Prado, are you installed video card drivers to your computer? Seems you have NO installed video card drivers. Direct X can't work without graphical drivers

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Post #7by Prado » 29 Oct 2016, 19:58

Wohlstand wrote:Prado, are you installed video card drivers to your computer? Seems you have NO installed video card drivers. Direct X can't work without graphical drivers
What should I do? I'm lost
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Post #8by luigicraft » 31 Oct 2016, 0:55

For me, I use Action! and I can record my game into 60 fps (If you have a VERY slow computer, then I don't know what to say). Try it... https://mirillis.com/en/products/action.html ;-)
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Post #9by Wohlstand » 31 Oct 2016, 3:17

LuigiCraft7777 wrote:For me, I use Action! and I can record my game into 60 fps (If you have a VERY slow computer, then I don't know what to say). Try it...[https://mirillis.com/en/products/action.html] ;-)
He just has no installed drivers for his video card, (therefore is a possible reason of basic theme shown instead Aero).

Prado wrote:What should I do? I'm lost
You must install a driver for a video card (If you don't know WHICH video card you have, try dig Everest program which will show models of installed hardware, then copy it and find a driver for your video card and install it). Usually on NVidia or on AMD official sites you always can choice model of video card and take a driver for it.

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Post #10by Yave Yu » 10 Nov 2016, 7:26

Very easy way: use better computer (
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