Now that we are going to spend a lot of time at home, you may want to introduce yourself to the world of gameplays. There are many Youtubers who started through gaming and perhaps it can be an interesting outlet to take advantage of our time. Also, as we are going to tell you in this article, we do not need any special software to start recording our games . Just having Windows 10 installed we will already have the necessary application to record the screen while we play.
Through the Game Bar or Game Bar that has the latest Microsoft operating system, we can both capture and record our games on video. In addition, we can do it in a comfortable way, so much so that we will even have keyboard shortcuts to do it. So we are going to tell you how to record a gameplay on a Windows 10 computer .
How to open the Game Bar or Game Bar
Windows 10 came with a lot of news for gamers. News that have been expanded over the years. One of them was the Game Bar or Game Bar. To open it, all we have to do is press Windows + G (Windows key on the keyboard).
By doing so, the game screen will blur a bit and we will see all the options in the Game Bar . We can details of the performance, of the connected friends or even the configuration of the game bar itself.
If the Game Bar does not appear or you cannot see it, the game may not be compatible with its overlay. So the only way to see it is to run the game in Window mode . It is not usual, but it can happen.
How to record a game video or take a screenshot
If you have not modified the configuration, the part that interests us will be placed in the upper left corner. It's called Capture .
In this small bar we have four options. With the first we will take a screenshot . Something that we can also do with the shortcut Windows + Alt + Print Screen .
With the second option we will record a video of the last 30 seconds . It is the ideal option for if, for example, we have scored an epic goal and want to save it to share it on social networks.
The third button is the one that starts screen recording . We can also do so via the keyboard shortcut Windows + Alt + R . On the other hand, with Windows + Alt + T we can hide or show the recording timer.
As for the last of the buttons, it is used to activate or deactivate the microphone in our recordings . That is, we can record the game with our comments included just by activating the microphone from this option.
Where are the videos and screenshots taken by the Game Bar?
Both the recorded videos and the screenshots that we make from the Game Bar will be stored in the Images - Screenshots folder of our user.
Videos are saved as .mp4 files and captures in .png format. In addition, the application labels them with the name of the game and the date and time of the capture , so we will have them fairly organized and easy to locate.
Configure recording system and Game Bar
On the main screen that appears when clicking on Windows + G in a game we have several options in addition to the recording bar. At the top we will see a small bar with several buttons. If we click on the cogwheel button we will access the Configuration.
From this screen we can, for example, modify the keyboard shortcuts that we have been seeing. You can also customize notifications, review the accounts we have associated with, and even configure voice chat options.
But one of the most interesting options that we can configure is in the Capturing tab. From here we can activate the option " Record in the background while I play ".
If we activate this option, the computer will be recording our game at all times, even if we have not clicked on the record button. It is something similar to what current consoles do, which allows us to share a clip of a game on social networks at any time.
However, as the application itself advises, this can affect the performance of the game . Why? Because the computer will need to use part of the system resources to be constantly recording.
And that's how easy you can record your computer games without installing any kind of extra application.