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Are you tired of recording videos of the game using some external software that takes up the valuable resources of your computer? Do you waste your time editing long videos to make reports? Here we have the solution.
 

But what is this?

Windows 10 includes a feature called Game DVR to record video within any verified game, Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator fall into that category. This function is similar to the one used in NVIDIA Shadowplay and Replay Buffer in OBS but without heavy processes, making your game a little more fluid since Game DVR is included and optimized in the operating system.
 

And how it works?

Simple, you enter the game and when you want to record what just happened you press the key combination WIN+ALT+G, this will create a video file in a specific folder.

 

For example: You are driving quietly and suddenly a Skoda car comes with NCZ hack-lag and sends you to fly to another universe, it seemed like a nice moment so you press the combination WIN+ALT+G and a video clip will be saved with what has just happened in the last 15, 30 or more seconds (depending on your configuration) before pressing the combination.
 

I want it now! What I need?

  • Windows 10 Creators Update (1703, Build 15063) or higher. You probably already meet this requirement.
     

And now what do I do?

Open "Settings":
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Select "Gaming":
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In the "Game bar" tab, verify that the following option is active:
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In the "Game DVR" tab, verify that the following option is active:
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Note: Do not forget to select the number of seconds that will be recorded before you press the key combination, we recommend 30s although 15s is also viable.
 

(Optional) In the "Game DVR" tab you can choose if your video will have audio:
OkaG1uY.png

 

OFF: The file size will be smaller. It is a good idea if you will only record reports of road incidents since the audio is not necessary for the evidence.

ON: The file size will be a bit larger. It is a good idea to record evidence where audio is important, for example: Voice insults/spam via CB Radio.
 

(Optional) In the "Game DVR" tab you can choose if the audio of your video will be only of the game or it will also include the sounds of the system:
5UyhbaS.png

 

ON is an excellent option for those who play and listen to music with some application, for example Spotify, and who do not want their songs to be heard in the video.
 

(Optional) In the "Game DVR" tab you can select the parameters of the video:
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You can choose the frames per second that will be recorded, with 30FPS is more than enough. You can also select the quality of the video, Standard is quite good.
 

We already finished?

Yes, you can now open the game and record your clips of what has just happened by pressing the WIN+ALT+G key combination (you can add another combination of keys in the Game bar tab). By default the videos are saved in This PC -> Videos -> Captures.

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Polish version:

 

 

Czech version:

 

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Hello @Gonzalox,

 

Thank you for a great tutorial. May be very helpful for most users. Especially for players with low-end PC's. 

 

I just made a Polish translation of it :) 

 

 

KinD Regards ^^

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Hey, thanks for the information. 

 

Question: does this work for windows 8.1? 

 

I'm guessing it only works for windows 10 as I was reading the bottom area of your topic. 

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Good work with the guide, but it takes some resources. Not as many as external programs, but it takes some.

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On 6/11/2018 at 8:13 AM, Gonzalox said:

Are you tired of recording videos of the game using some external software that takes up the valuable resources of your computer? Do you waste your time editing long videos to make reports? Here we have the solution.
 

But what is this?

Windows 10 includes a feature called Game DVR to record video within any verified game, Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator fall into that category. This function is similar to the one used in NVIDIA Shadowplay and Replay Buffer in OBS but without heavy processes, making your game a little more fluid since Game DVR is included and optimized in the operating system.
 

And how it works?

Simple, you enter the game and when you want to record what just happened you press the key combination WIN+ALT+G, this will create a video file in a specific folder.

 

For example: You are driving quietly and suddenly a Skoda car comes with NCZ hack-lag and sends you to fly to another universe, it seemed like a nice moment so you press the combination WIN+ALT+G and a video clip will be saved with what has just happened in the last 15, 30 or more seconds (depending on your configuration) before pressing the combination.
 

I want it now! What I need?

  • Windows 10 Creators Update (1703, Build 15063) or higher. You probably already meet this requirement.
     

And now what do I do?

Open "Settings":
Z5rikrf.png
 

Select "Gaming":
AZMA1L2.png

 

In the "Game bar" tab, verify that the following option is active:
tf9lhOY.png

 

In the "Game DVR" tab, verify that the following option is active:
WQPx83J.png

 

Note: Do not forget to select the number of seconds that will be recorded before you press the key combination, we recommend 30s although 15s is also viable.
 

(Optional) In the "Game DVR" tab you can choose if your video will have audio:
OkaG1uY.png

 

OFF: The file size will be smaller. It is a good idea if you will only record reports of road incidents since the audio is not necessary for the evidence.

ON: The file size will be a bit larger. It is a good idea to record evidence where audio is important, for example: Voice insults/spam via CB Radio.
 

(Optional) In the "Game DVR" tab you can choose if the audio of your video will be only of the game or it will also include the sounds of the system:
5UyhbaS.png

 

ON is an excellent option for those who play and listen to music with some application, for example Spotify, and who do not want their songs to be heard in the video.
 

(Optional) In the "Game DVR" tab you can select the parameters of the video:
LjCI6Nd.png

 

You can choose the frames per second that will be recorded, with 30FPS is more than enough. You can also select the quality of the video, Standard is quite good.
 

We already finished?

Yes, you can now open the game and record your clips of what has just happened by pressing the WIN+ALT+G key combination (you can add another combination of keys in the Game bar tab). By default the videos are saved in This PC -> Videos -> Captures.

Spanish version:

 

Polish version:

 

 

Czech version:

 

 

Thank you for your effort to put it in the format of a manual. I will certainly look at this.
Unfortunately, it is still very important that I have some evidence on TMP.

Thank you, Cheers

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