Video Contest: $50 Prize
This game uses a unique animation system, so amazing or hilarious events can occur. If you want to capture the moment, record your gaming sessions. Then edit it down to the interesting part, and send it to us in any standard video format like AVI.
Whenever we receive enough submissions, we'll choose and post the best trick, with your name, on this page. Then we will Paypal ( to paid licensed customers only) the winner a $50 prize.
Skillful or improbable action sequences, tricks, or acrobatic motions will be considered. We are most interested in amazing strikes: throwing your sword from a hilltop and chopping off the enemy's head, spinning arial stabs and kicks, one legged jumps, that sort of thing...funny deaths are accepted as well.
Send your videos in a file under 20 MB, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, better, if you know how to upload your vids to YouTube, just email us the link.
How To Record Your Sessions
We recommend capturing part of your display with video capture software every time you play. You never know when something funny will happen. Another option is to point a camera at your monitor, via any digital camcorder or decent camera phone. Have a friend hold it or use a stand to hold the camera.
We have found this free product works well, and it is used for the videos we've posted:
For a good frame rate, select a rectangle about 800 x 600 pixels, and use the "Disable Aero" option.
This product includes a video editor called Video Pad that you can use to cut out the boring parts.
IMPORTANT: ACHTUNG!! DO NOT CHOOSE THE OPTION TO RECORD AUDIO FROM YOUR SPEAKERS WITH NCH DEBUT, USE A MICROPHONE ( OR THE DEFAULT SETTING) , if you want to add your commentary or include the sound. Checking Options->Capture sound from speaker, will then install an audio capture driver called "Sound Tap" that occasionaly gives you a BLUE SCREEN , on Dell PCs and others. If you already did, and a random blue screen with a stdriver.sys message happens after recording like this, just uninstall that NCH Sound Tap driver or uninstall and reinstall the whole Debut, your PC will be cured.
Other than that issue, its a great free product. We tried Camtasia Studio, but the frame rate was not very good ( 20-30 fps) , on our systems even trying codec options.
It usually takes at least a few hours to get good with the controls, then show off your skills, and get yourself paid for wasting your time playing Kontrol, when you should be outside playing real sports and having real adventures like Namiad does. If you are not completely physically disabled, yet you watch TV or play video games all day you'll probably grow fat, or become emaciated, develop various diseases, and it is nobody else's fault.