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1 hour ago, ImmaculateClump said:

 

I just use shadowplay. My videos aren't the best, they can be a little stuttery at times, but it does the job for capturing 1cc's. If you have an nvidia gpu and it's not donkeys years old it should have that feature.

They have a chip on the gpu that does all the heavy lifting with the encoding. You don't get any extra input lag and it doesn't really hurt performance.

 

You can check if your card has an nvenc chip here - https://developer.nvidia.com/video-encode-and-decode-gpu-support-matrix-new

 

You have to install geoforce experience, and make an account (I know!) to use it, but it's worth it - https://www.nvidia.com/en-gb/geforce/geforce-experience/download/

 

I find these settings to be good enough for shmups and it keeps the file sizes down.

 

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If you're going to be uploading to youtube, you can just go ahead and chuck it up there, but you might want to re-encode first to get a much better quality on youtube.

When they re-encode your video, they don't use a lot of bitrate for 720p videos and they really butcher the quality, so you can re-encode a video at a higher resolution before uploading if you like with xmedia recode. 2560x1440 is good enough, that'll trick youtube into re-encoding your video with a much higher bitrate and you'll lose less quality - https://www.xmedia-recode.de/en/download.php

 

These settings will give you more or less the same size as your original capture so it doesn't take ages to upload.

 

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In the audio tab, just choose to copy the audio stream rather than re-encoding it, then change the resolution in the filters tab.

 

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Then click "add to queue" and then "encode".


im making a mess of this but thats a really useful reply and ive just knocked it off the current page so quoting in case others might find it useful

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Yeah, that's a good idea!
Maybe the gunvein demo would be a good recruitement tool.
You get that tutorial, and a caravan stage. You also get the first stage of the game you can play with all three ships, and the first stage of the roguelike mode, both of which you can play on lower difficulty.

and it just works! A much better first impression than whatever whacky doujin game I'd usually recommend where they'd have to use joytokey to play on controller.

 

edit: Beat my score on intense!

 

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I've not played Gunvein yet (but everyone here seems to love it) but the rest of those games are brilliant. Word of advice if you go into Danmaku 3 - don't get too fixated on scoring/chaining early on, the scoring system in the game is extremely punishing basically requiring you to both full-chain and no-miss every single level in order to get a good score.

 

Congrats on the Mushi 1CC! that game's no joke.

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2 hours ago, Jamie John said:

After a couple weeks of trying every morning, I at last beat Mushihimesama on novice mode with one credit earlier today! Thank Christ for that. In the end, the final boss didn't hit me once and I still had one life left and a couple of bombs as well. Feels good, man :)

 

Massive congrats, dude! A tricky 1CC, that. Good work!

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Wow! I bet that felt amazing, meeting your arch nemesis and coming out the other side without even a scratch on you. I'd have been giggling like a schoolgirl :D

 

CosmoDreamer is on the uk eshop now for preorder, coming on the 15th - https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/Cosmo-Dreamer-2309028.html

 

This looks like it'll be alright. Harpoon Shooter Nozomi, coming next year. You can grab fools with a harpoon and shoot the shit out of them - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1978190/Harpoon_Shooter_Nozomi/

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, strawdonkey said:

I've not played Gunvein yet (but everyone here seems to love it) but the rest of those games are brilliant. Word of advice if you go into Danmaku 3 - don't get too fixated on scoring/chaining early on, the scoring system in the game is extremely punishing basically requiring you to both full-chain and no-miss every single level in order to get a good score.

 

Congrats on the Mushi 1CC! that game's no joke.

 

Can’t tell you how good Gunvein is, had a few hrs on it yesterday. It is really special….love the way it is so welcoming. I’m playing it on easy mode and it’s judged very well…..makes you feel like a pro when playing.

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congrats on the 1cc Jamie John :D

 

On 06/12/2022 at 07:06, ImmaculateClump said:

Maybe the gunvein demo would be a good recruitement tool.
You get that tutorial, and a caravan stage. You also get the first stage of the game you can play with all three ships, and the first stage of the roguelike mode, both of which you can play on lower difficulty.

yeah! sounds like a cool demo

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So are Steam Cards just no longer a thing any more? All this Gunvein love made me want to cave (lol) and get it but everywhere seems out of cards?
 

I’m kind of loathe to go through some other means of top-up, and would never dream of linking bank details or PayPal to a gaming account

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There's a page here that lists some places you can them in-store - https://help.steampowered.com/en/faqs/view/5BB2-E986-A733-CF0E

 

For the UK they list
Argos
ASDA
GAME
John Lewis
Tesco
WHSmith
Wilkinson

 

I wonder if they're phasing them out, it seems a lot harder to buy them digitally online nowadays.

You used to be able to buy them at a few places and they'd send you the code instantly.

 

You used to be able to add a gift card of any currency as well, but it looks like they've stopped that, so £s only now - https://help.steampowered.com/en/faqs/view/78E3-7431-1E88-AD59

 

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Thanks, man :D

Turns out its bark is way worse than its bite. You just have to hold your nerve and don't be stingy with the bombs.
There were a couple of bits in stage 4 that had me convinced I'd never get through it, but there's nothing there that's too bad once you've seen it a couple of times and gotten your strategy down.
I went from "nope!" to "this is my jam" pretty quickly.
Friendship ended with intense, now expert is my best friend.

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Another banging caravan from rollingcrow! Karasu Blaze.

It looks like they've changed it's name to Karasu Meltdown now.

 

https://crows-nest.itch.io/karasu-meltdown

 

857,125,994 - https://streamable.com/g3vnz5

 

Ooh, this is good as well, Shiratori - https://desmaku.itch.io/shiratori

You have to graze until your ship turns green and then you can bomb when lots of bullets are on the screen to turn them into points.

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Since encountering fraudulent payments on there I avoid PayPal like the plague..... had to use it for the first time in 10 years last week, immediately deleted and unlinked my card once the payment was made.

 

I would delete the account if I could but PayPal don't allow this (yes even if I as the account holder have expressly told them I want it deleted)

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This is brilliant fun so far.


Dead In Vitro - https://www.freem.ne.jp/win/game/29393

 

I think it has the lock on mechanic from ketsui, so you want to kill popcorn with your wide shot and then focus/lock on to the bigger ones.
I think the idea is to wait until there are a lot of bullets on screen and then you whack the mystery button which clears the bullets but makes bullets faster for a while.
Looks like you get 2 mysteries when you start a new life so strategic suicides might be in order.

 

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I'm working my way through the Mega Drive Mini II trying to complete everything and there are some shmups on there, hooray! I know Thunder Force IV a bit from the SEGA AGES release and want to save it since it's so pretty and slick basically everything else on the console is a step down, are any of the others especially recommended? I have this fear of a lot of MD shooters of them just being brutal and I need to build up to it. Elemental Master seems interesting.

 

- Elemental Master

- Granada

- Hellfire

- Robo Aleste

- SILPHEED

- Thunder Force IV

- Truxton

- Viewpoint 

 

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