Problem with Screen Capture software, Windows 10, and Sims 2
I'm always in windowed mode, and I just use printscreen when I'm testing. ALT-Printscreen captures just the active window. However when I'm playing I use SimCamera which is similiar to Gadwin and Fraps and have had no trouble with full screen captures. So I'm not sure why you're having a problem. Sorry.
Maybe someone else who takes screen prints in a more sophisticated way can help.
But that no longer works now. I might like to look at SimCamera, see if that performs...
I used to use an older version of Gadwin with Windows 7 so I had options for full screen, active window, client window or rectangular area. If I could get the new version to not include the menu bar or background I would go back to windowed. I just haven't figured it out yet.
Thank you for the suggestions though!
@BoilingOil I was able to use Gadwin 4.7 with Windows 7 and it worked beautifully. Somehow a friend of mine got the game to disable aero when the game launched but I don't know how. It did occasionally capture the desktop so I always check before happily snapping away. I'll have to find out what that setting was...
If you are using a desktop, right click on the game icon (depending on whichever latest expansion/stuff pack you have, right click on the one that you use to open up the game normally), open properties,go to Compatibility tab and disable desktop composition. After that the Print-Screen should work.
Anyway, because I didn't know how to adjust the shortcut, I've always manually disabled Desktop Composition as well as the Aero theme. And still - with the latest version of either Gadwin or Greenshot - no dice. But I'll try the proposed adjustment to the shortcut, and see if that does any good. Thanks to you both, @leefish and @gfitz. :-)
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