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    Are you one of those who love video games that can spend a reasonable time of the week enjoying their favorite titles? Do you like to record videos or take screenshots of the different situations that occur while you entertain yourself? Well, then you don't need to struggle with the original options offered by Windows, but you have the possibility of using external tools, such as FRAPS.

    FRAPS is a paid application specially developed for players who want to save both videos and screenshots of their games and who want to do it, avoiding the usual complications. Thanks to this software, you will be able to carry out these tasks fast and straightforwardly, with excellent compatibility with most current computer games.

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    FRAPS works in general with all games that use technologies such as DirectX or OpenGL, allowing gamers to take the screenshots or recordings they want and then manage them as they see fit. And best of all, and something essential in terms of such programs, is that we can launch its functions directly from the keyboard, thus avoiding having to close the games to take advantage of them.

    Since we talk about these essential features, we have to say that the first of them, which allows you to capture screen recordings of everything that happens while playing, will offer you the ability to generate a video file with audio included. Here it is convenient that if you are looking for a particular format for your videos or modifying other parameters, check them before starting the recording.

    And secondly, there is no doubt that the screenshots are the other strong point of FRAPS. We must say that many programs developed to make screenshots do not work when we have games open, and that is why in those cases, it is convenient to have an application that aims to carry out these tasks. Again here, you can select the most suitable formats for your intentions.

    Most of the time, that remains active; FRAPS does it in the background and is that we can activate its different functions through keys which by default are F9 and F10, although you can change them if you prefer. While running, this utility will show you the frames or frames per second in one of the corners of the monitor, so you always have this information about the performance of your PC at hand.

    And as it has its codecs, FRAPS assures us that it records the screen with almost all existing games today, but also the overall quality of these recordings is well above the average segment.

    Finally, remember that we said initially that FRAPS is a paid service, which we can try in a limited way to see if it is what we are looking for. This free alternative will allow us to store images only in BMP format in this particular case. At the same time, the videos we record must have a maximum duration of 30 seconds and will be added a watermark unless we buy the program, of course.

    The user interface of FRAPS can be analyzed in two different ways, and one of them, when it is minimized and running in the background, does not deserve too many comments as it is almost invisible. Then yes, when we talk about the management of its features, we can find a very own design, different from any other similar service, which is perhaps too loaded with colors but anyway complies.

    About the main positive features of FRAPS, we have to talk about the possibility of enjoying most of the games, as it has above-average compatibility. In addition, you should not lose sight of the fact that it will show you the FPS on the screen at all times, that it has its codecs always to ensure the best quality, and of course, that it can record video with sound in several of the most popular formats. This, obviating the apparent issue that you have to pay to use this service without limitations.

    As for the worst of FRAPS, we have to point out that we have encountered some interference when running this application at the same time as certain games. This has not been a constant situation by any means, but you must keep in mind that you may experience these types of problems in some particular circumstances.

    In conclusion, if you are willing to pay for software that allows you to take both screenshots and recordings of your gaming sessions, FRAPS is one of the best alternatives that you should consider. Most of the time, it is a stable application with excellent compatibility and offers many output formats, both for image and video, so little more could be demanded.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is FRAPS downloadable for Windows 10?
    Yes, this software can be downloaded and is compatible with Windows 10.
    What operating systems is it compatible with?
    This software is compatible with the following 32-bit Windows operating systems:
    Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000.
    Here you can download the 32-bit version of FRAPS.
    Is it compatible with 64-bit operating systems?
    Yes, although there is no special 64-bit version, so you can download the 32-bit version and run it on 64-bit Windows operating systems.
    What files do I need to download to install this software on my Windows PC?
    To install FRAPS on your PC, you have to download the setup.exe file to your Windows and install it.
    Which version of the program am I going to download?
    The current version we offer is the 3.5.99.
    Is FRAPS free?
    No, you need to pay to use this program. However, you will be able to download the demo version to try it out and see if you like it.
    Are there alternatives and programs similar to FRAPS?
    Yes, here you can see similar programs and alternatives.
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