Feature #1607

Function to take screenshots with "print screen" key under Vista / Win7

Added by mr.g-c about 6 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

Status:Assigned Start date:05/28/2009
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:

0%

Category:Interface
Target version:-
Affected ArmA II version:Please select... First affected ArmA II version:
Reproduced by another DH user:Yes Single / Multi Player?:
I am using some Mods:No BIForumURL:
I am using: NGUrl:
Reproducible for you:No WIKIurl:
Related to content of DLC:

Description

So far i have found dozens of Bugs but i cant report them since whenever i make a screenshot with the print screen key from my keyboard, i only get a black screen on paste.

History

Updated by Suma about 6 years ago

What is your operating system, graphics card and graphics card driver version?

Updated by kju about 6 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (Suma)

Please don't assign tickets. This should only be done by future CIS managers.

Try Howie's Quick Screen Capture Tool.

Updated by mr.g-c about 6 years ago

Suma wrote:

What is your operating system, graphics card and graphics card driver version?

Win Vista X64, GF 9600GT, 4GB RAM, 185.66 Driver release.

Yes i have used Fraps now for bug screen shotting and this works gladly!

Updated by MadDogX about 6 years ago

I have the same problem.

Vista x64
Intel Q6600
4GB RAM
NVidia GTX285 - ForceWare 185.85

Updated by alef about 6 years ago

Can't replicate with
  • A2 1.01
  • XPSP2 32bit
  • Nvidia GTS8800 drv. 185.85

Updated by kju about 6 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

Mr.g-c / MDX please confirm to have it present in v1.01.

Updated by Spooner about 6 years ago

I can't in 1.01, but I just ran FRAPS to take a shot on print-screen button instead. Not a massive issue.

Updated by Sickboy about 6 years ago

Same problem on Win7 x64

Updated by MulleDK19 about 6 years ago

I've noticed that this happens on my Vista laptop, but not my XP PC. I'm pretty sure it's related to Vista. I can't take screenshots in Assassin's Creed DX9 under Vista either, but works fine in XP.

Updated by rusty about 6 years ago

Same problem here. I only get a screenshot of the desktop.

NVidia Geforce 8800GT
Intel core 2 quad cpu@ 6600 2.4 Ghz
vista x32
4gb ram

Updated by Fred_DM about 6 years ago

Print Screen works for me.

Windows XP Home SP3 32-Bit
Intel E8500, 4GB, 4870 512MB

Updated by alef about 6 years ago

  • Due date set to 09/12/2009
  • Status changed from Feedback to Assigned
  • Assignee set to Suma
  • Affected Version changed from 1.00 to 1.01

Taking screenshot is needed for correct bug reporting, and Vista users should not be excluded nor required to install additional software.

Updated by kju about 6 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (Suma)

Updated by alef about 6 years ago

  • Affected ArmA II version changed from 1.01.57751 to 1.02.58134

Updated by Squelch almost 6 years ago

  • Category set to Interface
  • Affected ArmA II version changed from 1.02.58134 to 1.03.58627

Updated by Squelch almost 6 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature

Updated by Dwarden almost 6 years ago

ability of OS printscreen to capture screen is not our problem to solve
reclassfied this is feature request as there is no inbuilt screen saving feature ingame

Updated by mr.g-c almost 6 years ago

Dwarden wrote:

ability of OS printscreen to capture screen is not our problem to solve
reclassfied this is feature request as there is no inbuilt screen saving feature ingame

You are a joker aren't you?
Of course its "your" problem, It was working in OFP1, in Arma1 and in every other Game/Program i ever used. This is just a lame excuse to make it as a "feature request", so it will be NEVER fixed....
We can bet about it....
Now lets go on and make all the other 450 bugs into "feature requests" and you are "fine off the hook"....

Updated by Fireball almost 6 years ago

mr.g-c wrote:

You are a joker aren't you?
Of course its "your" problem, It was working in OFP1, in Arma1 and in every other Game/Program i ever used. This is just a lame excuse to make it as a "feature request", so it will be NEVER fixed....

Thing is, he's referring to the fact that Vista (and maybe Win7) does not take screenshots by default in DX games, when you hit PrtScr. It was working for you in OFP or ArmA1 because you were using WinXP. MulleDK19's comment (#9) seems to prove this.

To sum it up for you, using the opposite way: OFP or ArmA1 never offered a game feature which allows to take screenshots, but WinXP did. Unleash your anger on Microsoft OR just save your energy and install ZScreen: http://brandonz.net/projects/zscreen/index.html

EDIT: But if more votes are cast for the feature, BIS could just implement for the game what MS left out and implement one now for ArmA2.

Updated by zGuba almost 6 years ago

  • Due date changed from 09/12/2009 to 10/12/2009
  • Affected ArmA II version changed from 1.03.58627 to 1.04 BETA

Updated by Fireball almost 6 years ago

  • Affected ArmA II version changed from 1.04 BETA to 1.04.59026

Updated by Fireball almost 6 years ago

  • Due date changed from 10/12/2009 to 01/12/2010
  • Reproduced by another DH user set to No

Updated by Fireball almost 6 years ago

  • Subject changed from Impossible to take screenshots with "print screen" key to Function to take screenshots with "print screen" key

Updated by kju over 5 years ago

  • Due date deleted (01/12/2010)

Updated by alef over 5 years ago

  • Subject changed from Function to take screenshots with "print screen" key to Function to take screenshots with "print screen" key under Vista / Win7
  • Operating system set to Vista 64 bit
  • Reproduced by another DH user changed from No to Yes
  • CPU changed from Please specify! to n/a

Updated by kju about 5 years ago

  • Affected ArmA II version changed from 1.04.59026 to Please select...
  • Audio card set to Please specify!
  • Size of OS swap file set to Please specify!

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