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    Default Screenshots of Loading Screens

    I can't seem to take a screenshot of the loading screens. They would make great desktop wallpapers. When I try hitting prntscreen, it waits until the atual load is finished and I get a view of the campaign map instead.

    Any suggestions?
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    Lightbulb /UI Folder + Screenshot programs

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    Thanks for that link in your sig, it's neat. http://www.3dflags.com/

    Yes, I have 2 suggestions.

    • Unpack the game and do a search in Windows for " *.tga " They are in the game folder and can be extracted. You might need Irfanview (<-link) if you don't have a .tga reader/converter.
    • D/L Fraps, GameCam or any other such program and use it in the background to screenshot.


    I'd also like to know how to screenshot the menu, IN GAME, as that does'nt work either.
    Specifically I'd like to screenshot armies on the army selection screen in Custom Battle menu.

    Any help greatly appreciated.
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    Default Re: Screenshots of Loading Screens

    Thanks, Sinan. Those 3-D flags are great. BTW, one of the requirements for showing those flags on a site (for free) is to add the link to them.

    I will try unpacking the game.
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    Default Re: Screenshots of Loading Screens

    Pleasure.

    It takes a while to unpack, and IIRC you need 7GB free for it. BTW in the unpacker is also a "list files" batch file. If you run this you will probably see all the .tgas, and then you can selectively extract them (check FQ in M2:TW Modding forums). This would save you a lot of space if all you want are the loading screens and nothing else.

    Sorry about the link, LOL, I did'nt even read anything on that site, typical.
    Edited my first post.
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    Default Re: Screenshots of Loading Screens

    Quote Originally Posted by Sinan
    Pleasure.

    It takes a while to unpack, and IIRC you need 7GB free for it. BTW in the unpacker is also a "list files" batch file. If you run this you will probably see all the .tgas, and then you can selectively extract them (check FQ in M2:TW Modding forums). This would save you a lot of space if all you want are the loading screens and nothing else.

    Sorry about the link, LOL, I did'nt even read anything on that site, typical.
    Edited my first post.
    I tried FRAPS. Works very well. I can use Photoshop to edit out the counter in the corner. I may even buy the program as it records video very well!

    And about the link... I think you need to make it the way I have it set up, so that you acknowledge the site. It is in their terms of use.
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    Default Re: Screenshots of Loading Screens

    Oh right. Well I just copied your link, and posted it in the 1st post.

    Fraps is great I bought it years ago. It works very well, specially for recording movies.
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    Default Re: Screenshots of Loading Screens

    Mate, there's no need to unpack the whole game and waste all that space

    You want this code (pop it in a .bat file in the unpacker directory)

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    unpacker.exe --source=..\..\packs\*.pack --destination=..\..\ --verbosity=1 --filter=loading_screen*.tga
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    Default Re: Screenshots of Loading Screens

    Excellent. (note I did mention that in my 2nd post)

    HEY ! How do I do that only for the unit cards ?
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    Default Re: Screenshots of Loading Screens

    Captains:
    Code:
    unpacker.exe --source=..\..\packs\*.pack --destination=..\..\ --verbosity=1 --filter=captain_card*.tga
    Others:
    Code:
    unpacker.exe --source=..\..\packs\*.pack --destination=..\..\ --verbosity=1 --filter=0*.tga
    Code:
    unpacker.exe --source=..\..\packs\*.pack --destination=..\..\ --verbosity=1 --filter=1*.tga
    Code:
    unpacker.exe --source=..\..\packs\*.pack --destination=..\..\ --verbosity=1 --filter=2*.tga
    Those should work (haven't tried them myself).

    It really is a mess in the packs though; so I might have missed some (there's nothing neat like 'euro_card_1' or anything, it's just xxx.tga)
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    Default Re: Screenshots of Loading Screens

    Ok, Thanks.
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