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Version 6 Build 5090
  • Release Date: Jul 1, 2019
Version 6.0 Build 5075
  • Release Date: Apr 26, 2019

Version 6.0 Build 4480
  • Release Date: Mar 5, 2018
Version 6.0 Build 4452
  • Release Date: Feb 8, 2018
Version 6.0 Build 4450
  • Release Date: Feb 5, 2018
Version 6.0 Build 4440
  • Release Date: Feb 3, 2018
Version 5 Build 3700
  • Release Date: Feb 7, 2017
  • PlayClaw Release build #3700
    This new version gives updated plugins for the new Teamspeak 3 client and additional changes.

    New plugins for Teamspeak 3 client with API 21
    VFW speed of encoding is increased
    Corrected pure encoder performance test
    Added ability to write separate webcam file if webcam overlay is not visible (but it must not be disabled)
    Fixed wrong separate webcam file writing when webcam overlay is turned off
    Fixed error capturing audio on some systems with Realtek audio hardware when driver reports bad configuration
    Here is an additional information about how to setup teamspeak plugins. We know three possible plugins locations where TS3 client can find its plugins. Unfortunately, we don't know which are more important.

    Old style - plugins subfolder in main TS3 client folder
    New style - %APPDATA%\TS3Client\plugins folder (by default it is C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\TS3Client\plugins, where username is your windows login name)
    Additional way - config\plugins subfolder in main TS3 client folder
    Copy both plugins into one of these folders (or better into all these folders), then run Teamspeak 3 and check add-ons settings. You can find plugins in tools subfolder of main PlayClaw folder.
Version 5.0 Build 3687
  • Release Date: Dec 26, 2016
    • We just released a new build which fixes problem with PlayClaw start on some Windows 7 systems.
Version 5.0 Build 3610
  • Release Date: Jun 27, 2016
    • Fixed steam version starting bug
    • Fixed compatibility with some Windows7-based systems
Version 5.0 Build 3600
  • Release Date: Jun 25, 2016
    • Fixed Fast codec wrong decoding with 1366x768 frames
    • Added Webcam overlay toggle hotkey
    • Fixed DayZ Experimental (and new stable release) compatibility
    • Fixed slow settings panes switch
    • Steam version: Added option to keep "Running App" steam status
    • Fixed invalid key binding which caused unwanted recording and streaming starts
    • Steam achievements are back!
    • Fixed BF3/4 crash on exit on some systems
Version 5.0 Build 3583
  • Release Date: May 17, 2016
    • Added Chroma Key feature for Webcam overlay (free for standalone version users, paid for steam version users)
    • Fixed error writing files when no audio sources is selected
    • Fixed very low fps during capture on some systems in DX9 and OpenGL games.
    • Increased speed of OpenGL capture (about 10%)
Version 5.0 Build 3573
  • Release Date: Apr 26, 2016
    • Additional fixes for correct capture shutdown on game/playclaw exit
    • Fixed wrong h264 frames time stamps when using QuickSync on old hardware (for example, intel 2500)
Version 5.0 Build 3550
  • Release Date: Mar 3, 2016
    • Added advanced settings for H264
    • Added new states in FPS overlay: Paused, PreRecording, Streaming
    • Fixed wrong color in Intel QSV
    • Fixed Large fonts interface render bug
    • Fixed bad audio capture on some audio devices (empty tracks or lost several seconds)
    • Fixed wrong audio track duration in MP4 and problems loading MP4s in Vegas/Premiere
Version 5.0 Build 3105
  • Release Date: Sep 11, 2014
    • Added RTMP streaming feature. There are currently preconfigured Twitch and YouTube services
    • Fixed some webcam detection (like Bison)
    • Fixed pre-recording buffer size indication bug

Version 5.0 Build 3097
  • Release Date: Jun 10, 2014
    • Fixed timing calculation to improve audio/video synchronization
    • Fixed steam achievement (zero free space on hdd)
    • Fixed crash with zero free space on hdd
    • Fixed MP4 compatibility with some video editos
Version 5.0 Build 3082
  • Release Date: Apr 22, 2014
  • Added H264 AMD APP hardware acceleration support
  • Changed RGB -> YUV transformation code for better color rendition in H264
  • Added screenshots format: BMP
  • Fixed image overlay render bug in OpenGL
  • Fixed DX8 steam games compatibility bug
  • Fixed NFS: Shift compatibility bug
  • Added ventrilo support in voice overlay
Version 5.0 Build 3058
  • Release Date: Jan 15, 2014
  • Fixed compatibility of new capture server with Windows Vista
  • Fixed compatibility with The typing of Death: Overkill
  • Fixed ingame MKV/H264 settings
  • Fixed crash on game exit while pre-recording
  • Fixed compatibility with Split Second
  • Fixed crash in audio mixer in the case of different audio sources sampling frequency
Version 4.0 build 2600
  • Release Date: Mar 29, 2013
  • Added webcam overlay. As for usual overlay, set up position, size and base color of new overlay in visual appearance overlay tab. Click to "webcam overlay" tab to select source web cam (global source for all profiles) for this overlay. Webcam overlay get image from webcam 10 times per second - this is frequency of PlayClaw overlays update.
  • Added simple system tray menu
  • Fixed overlay render bug in Final Fantasy XIV online (and some other DirectX 9 games).
  • Overlays now have transparency parameter (for default color). Very useful for webcam overlay Screen center is blocked for overlays (overlay will not be rendered if close to center of screen) to prevent crosshair cheat
  • Fixed Minecraft render bug in Windows 8
  • Overlay plugins API expanded a bit (plugins version changed)
  • Fixed DX9 overlay render bug in Arcania - Gothic 4
  • Fixed DWM crash on PlayClaw start
  • Fixed X-Plane 10 detection in Windows 7
  • Fixed Pre-Recording crash
Version 4.0
  • Release Date: Dec 2, 2012
  • Profiles (linked to game processes names). By default new process (unknown to PlayClaw) will be linked to default profile!
  • Extended audio conversion settings. Especially multi-channel to stereo rip
  • An infinine number of audio sources... Of course, it is a joke. Max - 16 sources
  • Virtual webcam (for broadcasters). You have an option to record target: webcam, file or webcam & file. Only hardcore license will allow to produce virtual webcam video without watermark. Hint: start "record" before your webcam software will start to use our virtual webcam or there will be frame size artefacts.
  • You can define almost any final frame size.
  • 3rd party overlay plugins. If you or your friend (or someone else) have knowledge of windows programming, then you're able to create simple text overlay plugin for PlayClaw. We will provide SDK and sample plugin ("Timer" in this build) sources a bit later. Who want mumble overlays? Take a note
  • Voip avatars. This feature is like voice overlay but it shows images instead of nicknames (texts). You can define png image (avatar) to any nickname and PlayClaw will render it over game screen when he will speak.
  • And of course, a lots of plans to increase capture speed and extend overlays features. Even in playclaw 4
  • PlayClaw 3/4 plugins for teamspeak 3 are not compatible. I mean, they're different. The latest API 19 is supported.
Version 3.0 build 2099
  • Release Date: Nov 20, 2012
  • Added support for DirectX 11.1 in Windows 7;
Version 3.0 build 2048
  • Release Date: Jun 22, 2012
  • New plugins for Teamspeak 3 (API 17);
  • Fixed video recording bug with inserting random old frames (stuttering video);
  • Fixed serious internal bug which can produce game crash on record start, lags, overlay hiding, etc.;
  • A lots of minor changes & fixes;
Version 3.0
  • Release Date: Jan 17, 2012
  • Fully rewritten capture engine;
  • Basic options on start and ability to change all PlayClaw options right in game;
  • WYSIWYG for overlays appearance;
  • PlayClaw now supports native x64 applications;
  • New video capture option: resizeable frame size;
  • New audio capture option: PlayClaw now can write audio in separate WAV files;
  • A lots of minor changes and optimizations;
Version 2.1.0 build 1446
  • Release Date: Mar 3, 2011
  • Fixed video recording crash with No compression mode;
  • Fixed error getting thermal sensors data on AMD Athlon � Phenom;
  • Fixed error getting thermal sensor data for NVidia GPUs with old drivers;
  • Fixed games crash while recording when cursor capture is enabled;
  • Fixed audio desync in Windows Vista/7 in some cases (new level loading for example);
  • Restored ability to record original multichannel audio in Windows Vista/7;
  • Added new frame format: 1/4;
  • Added ability to select folder for benchmarks results;
  • Low compression codec is now faster up to 25%;
  • Fixed some minor bugs;
Version 2.0.0 build 1205
  • Release Date: Oct 19, 2010
  • Fixed Medal of Honor and Bad Company 2 crash in Windows 7;
  • Fixed RGBBGR color swapping in OpenGL;
  • Added logging of game crashes;
Version 2.0.0 build 1193
  • Release Date: Oct 5, 2010
  • Added pre-record feature;
  • Added multisource audio recording;
  • Added auto-screenshots feature;
  • Added x64 codec version;
  • Added CPU overlay with workload and temperatures;
  • Added ingame benchmark;
  • Fixed games crash in DirectX10 mode with XFire;
  • Fixed voice overlay display bugs;
  • fixed a number of other minor bugs;
Version 1.9.9 build 1000a
  • Release Date: Aug 17, 2010
  • Plugins for Teamspeak 3 was updated for compatibility with new beta-25 TS3 client version;
Version 1.9.9 build 1000
  • Release Date: Jun 2, 2010
  • Plugins for Teamspeak 3 was updated for compatibility with new beta-21 TS3 client version;
Version 1.8 build 754
  • Release Date: Jan 19, 2010
  • Added overlay font and size selection;
  • Added ability to show umlauts, cyrillic characters in overlays;
  • High compression mode videos are now compatible with standard Windows 32/64 codecs and may be uploaded to YouTube without conversion;
  • Fixed OpenGL voice overlay render bug;
  • Teamspeak 3 plugins (both 32/64-bits) were updated to 1.1 version. You MUST update old plugins to get TS3 overlays in this new version;
Version 1.8 build 744
  • Release Date: Dec 24, 2009
  • Added support for Teamspeak 3 64bit client;
  • Fixed bug with chat messages in Teamspeak 3 client;
Version 1.8 build 742
  • Release Date: Dec 23, 2009
  • Added support for Teamspeak 3 overlays (now only 32bit client);
  • Fixed codec installation bug in some systems;
Version 1.7 build 699
  • Release Date: Nov 28, 2009
  • * Added DirectX 11 support; * Added NVidia GPU overlay support; * Fixed mouse cursor "black square" rendering in Windows 7; * Fixed problems with VoIP overlays; * Fixed codec bug with 3+ cores CPUs; * Slightly increased codec performance;

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