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Mouse Cursor rendering with 3.8
Hey guys,

since 3.8 i have some strange problems if i try to record FSO.
The problem is simple... if i press the Record key, the game crashes right away... but only in any menu screen.

After some research, i found out, that this problem only persists, when i record the game with the option "Include Mouse Cursor" in my recording program (DxTory).
With other recording programs like FRAPS, that are also able to show the Mouse Cursor, i have a different result. The game do not crash, but the Mouse Cursor is only transparent and barely visible in the video.

With 3.7.4 or earlier i did not have such problems.
My last LP series was created with an Nightly Build from 28th April 2017 where i still had some issues. There the Mouse Cursor disappeared after the first loading screen in the video for no reason.

So i think, that the mouse cursor is rendered differently in 3.7.4 and 3.8.0.
And so i have to ask, how can i fix this to record this game with mouse cursor again? Because without it, it is somewhat difficult to show something in the menus.
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Re: Mouse Cursor rendering with 3.8
The way the mouse cursor was changed in 3.8. Before the game handled rendering the cursor but now that is handled by the OS. I have no idea why the recording software would crash the game when it cursor is visible...

 

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Re: Mouse Cursor rendering with 3.8
After some research, i found out, that this problem only persists, when i record the game with the option "Include Mouse Cursor" in my recording program (DxTory).
With other recording programs like FRAPS, that are also able to show the Mouse Cursor, i have a different result. The game do not crash, but the Mouse Cursor is only transparent and barely visible in the video.
Have you tried OBS Studio?
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Re: Mouse Cursor rendering with 3.8
After some research, i found out, that this problem only persists, when i record the game with the option "Include Mouse Cursor" in my recording program (DxTory).
With other recording programs like FRAPS, that are also able to show the Mouse Cursor, i have a different result. The game do not crash, but the Mouse Cursor is only transparent and barely visible in the video.
Have you tried OBS Studio?

No, because OBS AFAIK does not support Lossless Recordings. The same reason why i do not use Shadowplay either.
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My english isn't very well, so sorry for a few mistakes.

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