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Version 3.5.99
  • Release Date: Feb 28, 2013
  • Download(s):
  • Fixed counter not appearing in Aero desktop (DWM) and DX10 games after latest Windows Update
Version 3.5.9
  • Release Date: Aug 31, 2012
  • Download(s):
  • Fixed crash when initiating loop recording
  • Fixed periodic stutter for some users during loop recording
Version 3.5.8
  • Release Date: Aug 23, 2012
  • Download(s):
  • Fixed intermittent crash recording from OpenGL games
  • Fixed crash when unable to access sound device
  • Fixed minor memory leak with Win7/Vista sound recording
  • Fixed crash encountered by some users when ending a recording
Version 3.5.7
  • Release Date: Aug 16, 2012
  • Download(s):
  • Fixed audio sync in long recordings for Windows XP users
  • Fixed problem taking screenshots from DWM even with counter on screen
  • Fixed 64-bit DirectX 11 games always being recorded in lossless RGB
  • Fixed corruption in video when audio source set to 11.25kHz
  • Other minor bug fixes
Version 3.5.6
  • Release Date: Jul 22, 2012
  • Download(s):
  • Fixed microphone drifting out of sync in long recordings under Windows 7 & Vista
  • Fixed clipping with audio sources greater than 8 channels
  • Fixed audio from mono USB devices only appearing in left channel
  • Reduced latency of capture from external inputs
Version 3.5.5
  • Release Date: Jun 13, 2012
  • Download(s):
  • Fixed black borders captured around GameMaker based games
  • Fixed crash in D3D10/11 video recording with 64-bit applications
  • Fixed scrambled colors saved with some 10-bit color modes
Version 3.5.4
  • Release Date: May 31, 2012
  • Download(s):
  • Improved capture speed for D3D8 games
  • Fixed Max Payne 1 not recording when AA enabled
  • Fixed error when initializing DirectX on Windows 7
Version 3.5.3
  • Release Date: May 28, 2012
  • Download(s):
  • Fixed micro-stutter in recorded video after temporary framerate drop
  • Fixed missing video frames in some games after rendering paused
  • Fixed bug causing error message on startup for some users
Version 3.5.2
  • Release Date: May 21, 2012
  • Download(s):
  • Fixed missing audio at end of long recordings
  • Fixed error preventing movie playback in Windows Media Player
  • Fixed screen freezing when starting video capture in Minecraft & other OpenGL games
  • Fixed crash during video mode switch in DosBox
Version 3.5.1
  • Release Date: May 19, 2012
  • Download(s):
  • Added support for exFAT drives writing larger than 4 Gigabytes
  • Fixed crash when large custom resolutions used in game
Version 3.5.0
  • Release Date: Apr 27, 2012
  • Download(s):
  • Support for large AVI movie files (above 4 Gigabytes) on NTFS drives
  • Added option to split AVIs at 4 Gigabytes for legacy AVI 1.0 support
  • Fixed loop recording using large amounts of disk space for short clips
  • Fixed benchmark logs not being saved if game was quit before benchmark ended
  • Fixed View folder not opening window on some machines

  • NEW MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: CPU with SSE2 required (Pentium 4 & above)
  • Windows 2000 is no longer supported (Windows XP & above)
Version 3.4.7
  • Release Date: Oct 23, 2011
  • Download(s):
  • Fixed recording rate being locked to a low multiple when Vsync enabled
  • Fixed unlocked recording speed after temporary slowdowns
  • Fixed Alt key interference with VMware/remote desktop applications
Version 3.4.6
  • Release Date: Aug 2, 2011
  • Download(s):
  • Fixed overlay color in Fear 3
  • Fixed detection of IL2: Cliffs of Dover and Bloodline Champions
  • Fixed counter appearing in Thunderbird and Pale Moon applications
  • Other minor bug fixes
Version 3.4.5
  • Release Date: May 31, 2011
  • Download(s):
  • Fixed some videos being recorded with scrambled colors
Version 3.4.4
  • Release Date: May 27, 2011
  • Download(s):
  • Increased performance capturing Vista/Windows 7 aero desktop (DWM)
  • Reduced memory footprint of Fraps process
  • Fixed Fraps crash while idling on desktop
  • Fixed gem glowing while recording The Dark Mod
  • Fixed hotkeys not responding when simulated from autohotkey/macro apps
  • Fixed graphic corruption in some OpenGL titles
Version 3.4.3
  • Release Date: May 17, 2011
  • Download(s):
  • Improved DirectDraw capture speed
  • Fixed recording crash on single CPU systems
  • Fixed invalid colors/crashing recording from 16-bit color games
  • Fixed corrupt/oversized AVIs being written at high resolutions
  • Fixed Dirt not loading with Fraps running
  • Other minor bug fixes and optimizations
Version 3.4.2
  • Release Date: Apr 15, 2011
  • Download(s):
  • Improved OpenGL capture speed
  • Fixed freeze when clicking on Minimize button
  • Fixed GL state not being restored properly
  • Fixed blank video showing in some AVIs
Version 3.4.1
  • Release Date: Apr 2, 2011
  • Download(s):
  • Fixed crash when starting Fraps for some users
  • Fixed hotkeys not being detected when modifier keys held
  • Fixed keys getting stuck when used by both the game and Fraps
Version 3.4.0
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 2011
  • Download(s):
  • Added configurable buffer size for loop recording mode
  • Increased video capture performance at high resolutions
  • Fixed slow recording of Minecraft at default window size
  • Fixed benchmark crashing when configured to stop automatically after 1 second
Version 3.3.3
  • Release Date: Mar 17, 2011
  • Download(s):
  • Fixed mouse not responding in Ragnarok and some applications
Version 3.3.2
  • Release Date: Mar 10, 2011
  • Download(s):
  • Added detection of mouse buttons (Mouse3, Mouse4 & Mouse5 can be used as hotkeys)
  • Added support for all Ctrl, Shift & Alt combinations for use with Fraps hotkeys
Version 3.3.1
  • Release Date: Mar 2, 2011
  • Download(s):
  • Fixed Fraps not detecting Agrar Simulator 2011 and some D3D9Ex applications
  • Fixed wrong capture dimensions for Fallout 3/New Vegas & Milkdrop
  • Fixed counter showing over frames in IE9 beta
  • Fixed stereoscopic capture not working in half-size mode for some games
  • Additional minor bug fixes
Version 3.3.0
  • Release Date: Feb 23, 2011
  • Download(s):
  • Full support for Windows 7 SP1
  • Added option to only capture external sound input while hotkey pushed (Vista/Win7)
  • Fixed stereoscopic 3D capture not working for D3D9 games
  • Fixed counter not appearing in Dungeons
Version 3.2.9
  • Release Date: Feb 11, 2011
  • Download(s):
  • Fixed crash if recording to drive with less than 4 gigabytes free
  • Improved sound capture engine for those suffering sync issues
  • Fixed 3D browser apps not being correctly monitored in Firefox 3
  • Fixed detection of UDK viewport sizes
Version 3.2.8
  • Release Date: Feb 4, 2011
  • Download(s):
  • Greatly reduced CPU usage while recording on most configurations
  • Fixed black areas in captures from Flight Simulator (FS9/FSX)
  • Fixed counter not showing in correct position for some windowed applications
  • Fixed crash when recording DWM at 1366x768 on 64-bit versions of Windows
  • Fixed counter appearing in Google Talk
Version 3.2.7
  • Release Date: Jan 21, 2011
  • Download(s):
  • Fixed large pause between split AVI segments
  • Fixed stuttering when using loop recording on Vista/Win7
  • Other minor bug fixes
Version 3.2.6
  • Release Date: Dec 25, 2010
  • Download(s):
  • Fixed Fraps not able to initialize DirectX on startup for some people
  • Fixed crash while recording that could cause video to be written incompletely
  • Fixed rare bug causing graphic corruption of individual frames in recorded movies
  • Fixed crash on Windows 2000 machines
Version 3.2.5
  • Release Date: Dec 3, 2010
  • Download(s):
  • Fixed keys sticking/duplicated with Fraps loaded
  • Fixed Fraps not capturing in half-size mode for some users
Version 3.2.4
  • Release Date: Nov 30, 2010
  • Download(s):
  • Added support for D3D10 & D3D11 stereoscopic 3D Vision capture
  • Fixed counter appearing on Windows Live 2011 apps
  • Fixed inverted colors in video captured from some DX10 games
  • Fixed DWM capture jumping between multiple monitors on Windows 7
  • Fixed flickering counter in some OpenGL applications
  • Fixed mouse offset in 3D browser apps
  • Fixed FRAPS.EXE not appearing signed on some Windows 7 installations
  • Fixed systray icon not turning pink in loop recording mode.
  • Fixed startup crash on 24-core CPU systems
  • Added support for Win7 SP1 RC
  • Other minor bug/stability fixes
Version 3.2.3
  • Release Date: Jun 15, 2010
  • Download(s):
  • Added support for full-size video capture above 2560x1600
  • Fixed crash when loading Fraps under WinXP with 6-core CPU
  • Fixed crash when enabling monitor DWM option on some configurations
  • Fixed Fraps altering error flag on calls to GL SwapBuffers
  • Fixed sound input switching at startup on XP systems
  • Fixed counter appearing in VS2010
Version 3.2.2
  • Release Date: Apr 1, 2010
  • Download(s):
  • Fixed trouble opening movies with VLC, Avidemux, AVI synth, Virtualdub and some other applications
  • Fixed problem capturing stereoscopic movies at 1920x1080 and 1920x1200
  • Fixed loop recordings sometimes becoming corrupted
Version 3.2.1
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 2010
  • Download(s):
  • Fixed screen capture of large resolutions (ATI Eyefinity)
  • Fixed counter disappearing in some games when switching resolution
  • Improved recording speed on SLI configurations
  • Other minor bug/crash fixes
Version 3.2.0
  • Release Date: Mar 28, 2010
  • Download(s):
  • Added loop recording for registered users. Press and hold video capture hotkey to start 30 second buffer
  • Added option to disable stereoscopic capture when running with NVIDIA 3DVision
  • Major optimizations for recording from D3D10 & D3D11 games
Version 3.1.2
  • Release Date: Mar 5, 2010
  • Download(s):
  • Fixed STALKER: Call of Pripyat not loading with Fraps running
  • Fixed slow recording speeds for some users in Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Fixed Guild Wars crashing when moving between zones
  • Fixed videos being recorded at double width on some nvidia configurations
  • Fixed colors being inverted in video captured from some DX10 games
  • Fixed multiple FRAPS32.DLL crashes
Version 3.1.1
  • Release Date: Feb 12, 2010
  • Download(s):
  • Fixed detection of loading screens when recording with unlocked framerate
  • Added product information to installer
Version 3.1.0
  • Release Date: Feb 10, 2010
  • Download(s):
  • Added option to capture videos with framerate locked or unlocked
  • Fixed startup crash for some Intel i5/i7 configurations under Windows 7
  • Minimum recording speed is now 1 fps to allow for time lapse recording
  • Fixed vista desktop recording not capturing mouse cursor
  • Fixed sound length for Vista/Win7 recordings
  • Added large address support to 32-bit codec
  • Fixed window starting off screen on some multi-monitor systems
Version 3.0.3
  • Release Date: Nov 23, 2009
  • Download(s):
  • Fixed installer not displaying correctly for some users under Win7
Version 3.0.2
  • Release Date: Nov 19, 2009
  • Download(s):
  • Fixed inability to put machine to sleep with Fraps running
  • Fixed bug preventing people from updating the benchmark timeout value
  • Fixed problem restoring Fraps window to previous position upon startup
  • Fixed AUDIODG.EXE consuming large amounts of CPU for some users
Version 3.0.1
  • Release Date: Nov 9, 2009
  • Download(s):
  • Added minimize to systray option for Win7 users
  • Fixed video capture frame rate defaulting to 30 fps when Fraps loads
Version 3.0.0
  • Release Date: Nov 6, 2009
  • Download(s):
  • DirectX 11 support
  • Compatible with Windows 7 final (RTM) and RC1 versions
  • Stereoscopic 3D Vision video capture up to 1920x1200 for D3D9 games
  • Force lossless RGB option to always capture video in pure form
  • Ability to mix both game sound and external input such as microphone (Vista/Win7 only)
Version 2.9.99
  • Release Date: Oct 17, 2009
  • Download(s):
  • Fixed flickering video capture in Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
  • Fixed 30-bit color captures in Eve Online
  • Fixed mouse cursor not being recorded in Conquer Online
  • Other minor bug fixes
Version 2.9.9
  • Release Date: Aug 30, 2009
  • Download(s):
  • Fixed missing audio in Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas
  • Fixed benchmarks not being written to benchmark folder
  • Fixed loading crash when attempting to start Fraps
  • Fixed stalling/stuttering after first 4 gig AVI segment
  • Fixed mouse cursor image/transparency corruption
  • Fixed mouse cursor offset in some applications
  • Fixed crash when recording above 1920x1200 for some users
  • Fixed crash after stopping video capture in Windows 2000
  • Fixed crash in some DirectX10 applications
  • Fixed random windows crashes with fraps.dll
  • Fixed missing systray icon if explorer restarts
  • Fixed frapsvid.dll and frapsv64.dll crashes when importing/playing video
  • Fixed Run Fraps when Windows starts option
  • Fixed Starcraft stalling during video capture
  • Fixed limited CPU affinity of main Fraps process
  • Fixed yellow corruption displayed in Plants vs Zombies
  • Fixed capture speed of many older DDRAW games
Version 2.9.8
  • Release Date: Jan 4, 2009
  • Download(s):
  • Fixed crash on installation for some users
  • Fixed Fraps not working with Combat Arms
  • Fixed counter not switching properly between multiple active 3D applications
  • Fixed Fraps not detecting windowed games while monitoring DWM
  • Systray icon now turns red while recording
  • Minor optimizations and bug fixes
  • Reduced memory footprint of 64-bit version of Fraps
Version 2.9.7
  • Release Date: Dec 20, 2008
  • Fixed 64-bit applications crashing soon after loading
  • Fixed low quality sound recording with Left 4 Dead under Windows XP
  • Fixed graphic corruption in X-Plane (and other OpenGL titles)
  • Fixed crash when recording a DirectX 9 game and changing resolution
  • Fixed Fraps not detecting games after being run at Windows startup
  • Fixed hotkeys not responding when Alt held down
  • Fixed monitoring of Vista DWM after a full-screen application has exited
  • Fixed Fluidmark displaying a blank screen with Fraps loaded
  • Fixed FS9 crashing when menu activated while recording
  • Fixed DWMAPI error on some Windows XP installs
  • Improved recording speed of DirectX9 games in Vista SP1 and SP2 beta
  • Added warning if no sound recording device found under Windows 2000 or XP
Version 2.9.6
  • Release Date: Oct 3, 2008
  • Fixed games such as Stalker not being detected in 2.9.5
  • Fixed video capture corruption in FSX on multi monitor setups
  • Fixed codec crashes in large projects
  • Fixed Fraps not starting with Windows when running on battery power
  • Fixed Fraps closing when switching to battery power
  • Fixed OpenGL video capture not recording correct viewport in some applications
  • Fixed sound sync when recording started while rendering paused
Version 2.9.5
  • Release Date: Sep 11, 2008
  • Added Stereo & Multichannel recording options for Direct Stream audio in Vista
  • Added support for many DDRAW games running in windowed mode
  • Added support for games that use multiple swapchains in D3D9
  • Added large size icon for Vista
  • Fixed slow video capture speeds recording many older DDRAW games
  • Fixed capture crash for DDRAW games in XP SP3
  • Fixed misaligned audio with Vista Direct Stream when sound was silent
  • Fixed 64-bit OpenGL apps not being detected
  • Fixed long delay starting video capture on some Vista configurations
  • Fixed crash in Fraps if video capture key pressed quickly in succession
  • Fixed Fraps exit dialog appearing at random intervals
  • Fixed "This program might not have installed correctly" error in Vista
  • Fixed corrupted volume slider in Vista when Fraps loaded
  • Fixed scrambled colors when recording in 8-bit and 16-bit from some older games
  • Fixed crash loading levels in Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
Version 2.9.4
  • Release Date: Jan 15, 2008
  • Added 64-bit Fraps FPS1 codec
  • Added support for resolutions up to 2560x1600 on single core CPUs
  • Fixed crash when recording with sound under Vista SP1
  • Fixed D3D9 recording speed on x64 versions of Windows
  • Fixed Windows start bug when Fraps installed in a folder with a space in the name
  • Improved compatibility with 3rd party graphic utilities
Version 2.9.3
  • Release Date: Nov 22, 2007
  • Fixed crash in DX10 games when AA enabled
  • Fixed sound sync/length issue when 29.97 option used
  • Improved video capture smoothness on slower hard drives
  • Fixed LCD output displaying wrong resolution for DX10 games
  • Fixed Run Fraps when Windows starts option under Vista
  • Added support for DX8 SwapChains
  • Reduced delay between split AVIs
Version 2.9.2
  • Release Date: Sep 12, 2007
  • Fixed Direct Stream sound recording with 5.1 speaker configuration
  • Fixed World Of Warcraft crash if Alt-Tab pressed while recording
  • Fixed startup error under XP when Alky installed
  • Fixed DX10 support when DXGI_PRESENT_TEST flag used
  • Fixed function keys not responding in FFXI
Version 2.9.1
  • Release Date: Jul 13, 2007
  • Fixed blank video capture occurring with some configurations
Version 2.9.0
  • Release Date: Jul 11, 2007
  • Added suport for DirectX 10
  • Added option to monitor Desktop Window Manager under Vista
  • Added Direct Stream sound recording for Vista
  • Fixed screen tearing in video captured from DX9 games
  • Fixed G15 LCD output running fast on Vista machines
  • Improved resource sharing with multithreaded games
  • Added numerous crash and compatibility fixes
Version 2.8.2
  • Release Date: Dec 22, 2006
  • Fixed gamma not being applied to video in some DirectX games
  • Fixed macro keys playing back slowly when G15 display enabled
  • Fixed crash taking screenshots when recording a movie at the same time
  • Fixed high CPU load on some machines with LCD output
Version 2.8.1
  • Release Date: Oct 27, 2006
  • Fixed skewed video capture when game resolution width not a multiple of 8
  • Fixed slow full-size recording when anti-aliasing forced in NVIDIA Control Panel
  • Fixed blank/garbage captures after switching between multiple games
  • Fixed crash on Fraps exit
Version 2.8.0
  • Release Date: Oct 22, 2006
  • Added full-size video capture up to 2560x1600 for dual core CPUs
  • Added G15 gameinfo screen (mapped to 4th button)
  • Added Targa (TGA) screenshot format support
  • Added dual core optimizations to Fraps FPS1 codec
  • Added extra digit to counter (now displays above 999 fps)
  • Improved full-size D3D9 video capture speed (10-20%)
  • Fixed G15 display not scaling properly with high framerates
  • Fixed Company of Heroes reporting 999 fps
  • Fixed mouse cursor offset in some windowed applications
  • Fixed flickering movies recording Flight Simulator 9/FSX with dual monitors
Version 2.7.3
  • Release Date: Apr 30, 2006
  • Added support for latest version of GameGuard (Maple Story, Ragnarok)
  • Fixed capture speed on dual cores when CPU affinity has been user selected
  • Fixed audio length of recorded movies to match video length
  • Fixed screen capture on Dell 30" (2560x1600)
  • Fixed problem updating 64-bit components under Windows x64 editions
  • Fixed detection of Monitor Mixer on M-Audio sound cards
  • Fixed mouse cursor not being saved when game running in 16-bit color mode

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