Hi everyone, there is very little documentation on the new Demo Recorder included in build 208. This is a guide on how to use it, in it's current state. It's VERY useful for recording hard-to-reproduce bugs, as it records all network packets you send/receive (including voice chat, just not your own yet). For now, the files are linked to the build, but this will be unlinked in the future at some point.
This may also be useful for recording matches for the competitive community, or for Frag movies.
Please use the following commands...
Remember to start recording before the map loads. It will not record otherwise.
To Record in console type: record <optional filename> (do it in the main menu) stop when you disconnect to stop recording
Space Time syncing on/off toggle 'p' to bring up Profiler 'r' for r_stats
Basic Guide (from Kouji) is:
- start up NS2 - pull up the console and type record >insert name here optionally< - join a server - to stop recording you can either use stop in the console or simply disconnect from the server (both work)
Replays are saved in %appdata%\Natural Selection 2\<filename> (no file extention yet)
To play, bring down console & type 'play filenamehere'
Recording a Demo makes a bug auto-reproducible on THAT Build. It will help the Devs GREATLY.
Unfortunately for now, replays break with each new build, but please record as much as possible.