Just played some Planetary Annihilation and it’s pretty… but when it comes to an RTS, I’m looking for smart controls… and that pretty game didn’t cut it.
If you haven’t heard of Spring Engine, I recommend watching this feature video and you’ll start to see what we’re talking about when we say “smart controls”.
Was inspired but some recorded matches of Spring RTS, an open source real-time strategy game, so I recorded a big match that I played versus an AI opponent. Wanna play? Well Spring is free, so go download it (or just grab it from the Ubuntu Software Centre).
I will be performing some screen captures on Linux in the future (video tutorials of a 3D animation package), so I wanted to find optimal methods for recording 3D at full HD (1080p).
Settings for recordMyDesktop on Ubuntu 12:10 using Gnome 3:
Video Quality 100
Frames Per Second 30
Encode on Fly: OFF
Zero Compression: ON
Quick Subsampling: OFF
Full shots at very frame: ON
Game was running at 10x speed, and I then doubled it again in my video editor, OpenShot (open source video editor).
*note: Remember to switch to HD 1080p! Make those little dots nice and crisp.