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How do I take, and then post a screen shot? SOLVED!

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How do I take, and then post a screen shot? I looked in the FAQ but didn't find anything on it.

I've got some levels that are nearly ready for testing, and I want to post some pics so people will know I'm for realz.

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Depends on what Doom engine/port you're using. If it's vanilla doom.exe or chocolate-doom, you have to start the game with -devparm option, and then you can take screenshots by hitting F1 (without -devparm, that just brings up the help screen). In prboom, I think the default screenshot key is * but it's configurable. Other ports might work differently, so check their documentation.

Posting is just a matter of uploading the image to a hosting site (like photobucket, etc.) and then pasting the link they give you in your message.

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I'm using Zdoom and GZdoom. I tried testing my WAD with vanilla (Doom95) but got a missing switch texture error. The texture I believe might only be Zdoom compatible, but im not sure.

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Eregore said:

How do I take, and then post a screen shot?

Eregore said:

I'm using Zdoom and GZdoom.


In the ini file you can specify which key should bind to screenshot and where the screenshot is saved, for example:

[GlobalSettings]
screenshot_dir=Drive_Letter:\Screenshots

[Doom.Bindings]
sysrq=screenshot

If you are running in windowed mode, you can use the Windows default key or a separate app.
Some apps even sit in the background to take screenshots when running the game full screen.

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I use imageshack to host my pics. Screenshot button or whatever is used for you source port. Convert to jpg in Photoshop or Paint.

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Looks interesting. If you don't want your hand or weapons to be visible in screenshots, open the console and type r_drawplayersprites 0.

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The only thing I use is the 'Print Scr/Sys Rq' button.
Then paste it into Paint.

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Where are files saved in devparm mode and what are their filenames? I can't find them anywhere.

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They're normally saved to the source port's folder in .pcx format. You'll probably need a graphics utility (like IrfanView) to convert them to one of the more common image formats.

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