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Hello Captains,

I would like your guidance on which programs are needed (for free ideally), that I could make a small clip of the wowsreplay file.

Which programs would work? that could read the replay/read the replay files.

 

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You have to read the file through warships itself. However to record you can use OBS which is a free recording and streaming software.

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Both Nvidia and AMD have that ability for many of their cards, check their websites. There is also Bandicam and Open Broadcaster Software but the free version of Bandicam has time limits and brands the recording.

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Windows 10 has a recorder built in.

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If you have an  nvidia video card and have the GE force experience installed you can record with that.  

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I'm old.  I don't do tech stuff.  But, I would like to save some replays (man, I would love to have some of them back!).

I have Windows 10, and an Invidia GE Force GTX550Ti.

I'll see if I can Google how to use those, or the OBS thing.

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2 hours ago, Kebobstuzov said:

You have to read the file through warships itself. However to record you can use OBS which is a free recording and streaming software.

Best I've used for free.

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3 hours ago, LowSpeed_US said:

Hello Captains,

I would like your guidance on which programs are needed (for free ideally), that I could make a small clip of the wowsreplay file.

Which programs would work? that could read the replay/read the replay files.

  

WOWs can be recorded with maximum detail even if you have a slow PC.

See my WOT videos for the example:
 


 

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1 hour ago, desmo_2 said:

I'm old.  I don't do tech stuff.  But, I would like to save some replays (man, I would love to have some of them back!).

I have Windows 10, and an Invidia GE Force GTX550Ti.

I'll see if I can Google how to use those, or the OBS thing.

Right-click your WOWs shortcut, select 'open file location'. Then find the replays folder. It keeps the last 30.

If you want to watch the replay, you have to quit WOWs, then just double-click the replay file.

If you want to record with better graphics, see my videos above.

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35 minutes ago, Nato101 said:

Right-click your WOWs shortcut, select 'open file location'. Then find the replays folder. It keeps the last 30.

If you want to watch the replay, you have to quit WOWs, then just double-click the replay file.

If you want to record with better graphics, see my videos above.

I know how to watch them.  I want to learn how to save them to a new video format that will preserve them beyond the next patch. *edit - just saw you posted WOT how-to's...I'll give those a watch.

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41 minutes ago, Nato101 said:

Right-click your WOWs shortcut, select 'open file location'. Then find the replays folder. It keeps the last 30.

Whilst on subject. Anyone know how to auto place the replay files into another hard drive from the original game folder?

Trying to save space on primary SSD to spindle drive back up.

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Just now, desmo_2 said:

I know how to watch them.  I want to learn how to save them to a new video format that will preserve them beyond the next patch. *edit - just saw you posted WOT how-to's...I'll give those a watch.

Those videos are more for creating good looking replays on weak PCs.

Recording is as simple as downloading a screen capturing app, loading up the replay, and hitting record.

If you want to preserve replays to be able to record or watch later, you'll have to make a copy of the replay and your current WOWS folder.

For example, I have 2 folders
0.8.0.2
0.8.1.1

As soon as a patch comes out, I make a copy of the folder. In those I keep replays relevant to the version as well. So I can watch any replay from any version at any time. Of course, this takes a lot of HDD space.

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Just now, LowSpeed_US said:

Whilst on subject. Anyone know how to auto place the replay files into another hard drive from the original game folder?

Trying to save space on primary SSD to spindle drive back up.

Yep, that's very easy. Gimme 10-15 mins or so. I'm trading stocks at the moment.

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4 minutes ago, LowSpeed_US said:

Whilst on subject. Anyone know how to auto place the replay files into another hard drive from the original game folder?

Trying to save space on primary SSD to spindle drive back up.

What is the full path of your WOWs?

Which drive letter do you want to move them to?

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9 minutes ago, LowSpeed_US said:

Whilst on subject. Anyone know how to auto place the replay files into another hard drive from the original game folder?

Trying to save space on primary SSD to spindle drive back up.

FYI it only keeps the last 30 replays. Maybe do it for screenshots as well... You can also do this with your updates folder though, which would help when there's a new patch but you don't have enough room on your SSD.


Example:

Assuming C:\Games\World Of Warships is the SSD install.
Assuming D:\Games\WOWS is the HDD destination.

Step 1: Find and move your replays somewhere temporarily. Delete the folder. The folder must not exist in the WOWS directory.
Step 2: Run command prompt (cmd.exe).
Step 3: In command prompt, run the following command: mklink /D "c:\games\world of warships\replays" d:\games\WOWS\replays
Step 4: Copy your replays to the new folder in D:\games\WOWS\replays

That's it. This will work permanently until you manually undo it, which is as easy as deleting both folders and making a new one in WOWs.

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I found that Nvidia's software records much better then OBS, probably because they literally have access to lower level hardware functionality that doesn't seem to effect game performance... Only problem is that it records in 4gb chunks. You'll have to get an MP4 joiner program, pretty easy to do though... and it doesn't take long to join them together.

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nvidia shadow play will give you the best fidelity thought the file size will be huge and need to be rendered down. Obs is another option but unless you are using nvenc and a high bit rate will come out fuzzy.

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10 minutes ago, The_Chiv said:

nvidia shadow play will give you the best fidelity thought the file size will be huge and need to be rendered down. Obs is another option but unless you are using nvenc and a high bit rate will come out fuzzy.

Shadowplay can have horrid washed-out colours on older cards, my 670 for example.

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1 minute ago, Nato101 said:

Shadowplay can have horrid washed-out colours on older cards, my 670 for example.

670....You may wish to get 200 250. saved up and go for a 1060 or 2060.

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Just now, The_Chiv said:

670....You may wish to get 200 250. saved up and go for a 1060 or 2060.

I built this mid 2012. It's fine for WOWs at 2560x1440.

I have the money but am too stingy to upgrade the card, as I only really play WOWS. Just got back into it 2 months ago after years of absence.

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2 hours ago, Nato101 said:

I built this mid 2012. It's fine for WOWs at 2560x1440.

I have the money but am too stingy to upgrade the card, as I only really play WOWS. Just got back into it 2 months ago after years of absence.

well then you are kinda sol then. Without the better gpu you are gonna have some issues.

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11 hours ago, Nato101 said:

What is the full path of your WOWs?

Which drive letter do you want to move them to?

Drive to move to: D:\Games\WOWS Replay Folder\Original files

Path where the game is installed: C:\Games\World_of_Warships\replays

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9 hours ago, LowSpeed_US said:

Drive to move to: D:\Games\WOWS Replay Folder\Original files

 Path where the game is installed: C:\Games\World_of_Warships\replays

OK, I made a batch file for you with your specific file paths. It's very important that you right click it and 'run as administrator' or it can't create the symbolic link which allows saving to a different drive. Essentially, I could put anything in there and you'll have to trust that there's nothing malicious in there.

EDIT: This is 100% untested, but there's no reason that it shouldn't work unless I made a typo.

Here's the source:
 

@echo off
md d:\temp123
xcopy C:\Games\World_of_Warships\replays\. d:\temp123
del C:\Games\World_of_Warships\replays\. /y
rd C:\Games\World_of_Warships\replays
md "D:\Games\WOWS Replay Folder"
mklink /D "C:\Games\World_of_Warships\replays" "D:\Games\WOWS Replay Folder\Original Files"
md "D:\Games\WOWS Replay Folder\Original Files"
xcopy d:\temp123\. D:\Games\WOWS Replay Folder\Original Files
del d:\temp123\. /y
rd d:\temp123

 

lowspeed_US_replays.bat

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On 4/22/2019 at 4:33 PM, Kebobstuzov said:

You have to read the file through warships itself. However to record you can use OBS which is a free recording and streaming software.

Another vote for OBS.  Its what I use.

Just using replays you wont get to view you end plates.

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