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How to take pictures

Posted: Sun, 11th Aug 2002, 10:46pm

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DarkJedi07

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Hello. If you know how to do this then can you please tell me how to. I know that if you are playing a game or watching a movie and you hit F12 (I think its F12), it will take a picture. I would just like to know where the picture is stored, or do you have to make a folder for the pictures. I need to take a picture of something from a game I have for a plug-in i want to make. Thanks!!
Posted: Sun, 11th Aug 2002, 10:51pm

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Hajiku_Flip

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When you press 'Print Screen' , it saves the image to your copy buffer. So just go to a program like paint, and paste it. Works like a charm wink
Posted: Sun, 11th Aug 2002, 10:53pm

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TMM

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a charming charm in fact rolleyes
Posted: Sun, 11th Aug 2002, 11:01pm

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Cypher

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well, the screenshot button is game-dependent, ie, the game has to be able to support its own screenshots, ie the f12 which you are talking about, or as in halflife/cs etc the default is f5

using flip's method gaurentees about a 90% chance of it working (depending on hardware specs etc). but don't depend on it.

use your f12 way, then go to the folder where you installed the game and look around for any stray jpg's or gif's. You are bound to find it.
Posted: Mon, 12th Aug 2002, 1:12am

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DarkJedi07

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THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!! But what the >BLEEP< is a copy buffer???? I have never heard of it and I do not know where to find it.
Posted: Mon, 12th Aug 2002, 2:11am

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X

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When you copy or cut anything it goes into a holding tank called the copy buffer. When you hit print screen the image is store there.

All you have to do afterward is go to a paint program and hit paste.

You can use alt+print screen for just the window and not the whole screen. (Or it is shift+print screen)

Some games, like WWII on-line actually save a bmp file out in a directory so you may have to check the game docs.
Posted: Mon, 12th Aug 2002, 12:25pm

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DarkJedi07

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thanks alot!!! Now I can do it
Posted: Tue, 13th Aug 2002, 8:28am

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arniie

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you may know the copy buffer as the clipboard
Posted: Wed, 14th Aug 2002, 12:11pm

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DarkJedi07

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Thanks but I just just found out that if you make the console box apear and type in "levelshot" it takes a picture. That way is slower then hitting "print screen" but it is a better way to take pics.
Posted: Wed, 14th Aug 2002, 2:03pm

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av11d

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Whoa, never hear/thought of doing that. How does it take better pictures though? The qauilty is already fairld decent on the Print Screen pictures.