Fraps 3.5.99 for Windows

by Beepa Pty Ltd

Avg. Rating 3.8 (267 votes)

File Details

File Size 2.2 MB
License Shareware, $37.00
Operating System Windows 7/Server 2003/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 36,200
Publisher Beepa Pty Ltd
Homepage Fraps
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

Fraps is a tool that lets you monitor current framerates in a corner of the screen for programs utilising DirectX or OpenGL technology. It also allows you to easily take screenshots of games, and manually determine the average framerate between two points.

Latest Reviews

Andem

Andem reviewed v3.5.9 on Sep 2, 2012

Overall, Fraps is a pretty good programs for capture video from games and the sort. Depending on the resolution you're playing in, it really does take some playing around with the settings for acceptable frame rates and video quality.

For things like creating tutorials and the like, CamStudio is a better choice (and it's free).

Ryusennin

Ryusennin reviewed v3.5.6 on Jul 27, 2012

Works great overall, except with DirectDraw applications (some can be captured, some can't). I'd like to see an option to capture fixed regions of the desktop, like in CamStudio. Right now, it's all or nothing.

@DudeBoyz

3.4.7 is the last version compatible with Windows 2000. Could be related to your issues?

umi81

umi81 reviewed v3.5.5 on Jun 13, 2012

Not bad, it's working reliably and there are no mayor pains to be reported.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v3.5.3 on May 29, 2012

Having trouble with every version past 3.4.7

3.4.7 works great, but anything later than that is causing bad file pointer errors, corrupt recordings, noticeable lag - especially if recording from a Mic while recording the game. I've tested it on 3 of my systems.

I don't know WHAT they did on this, but I'm sticking with 3.4.7 - which still works just fine.

Just because something is newer does not mean it is better.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v3.4.2 on Apr 17, 2011

Workin' smooth, nothing broken. Street Fighter 4 at 1280x720 with 4xAA, 8xAF and all the goodies on locked at 60fps and records without a hiccup, for example. Very cool.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v3.3.3 on Mar 17, 2011

Nothing broken that I can tell. Still runs great, gives great results.

Remember, when you install FRAPS, the codec is auto-installed, so on any system where FRAPS is installed, you can edit videos without any issues that I have been able to find.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v3.3.2 on Mar 12, 2011

I've been googling and trying just about everything I can get my hands on, but for games, FRAPS is just the very best at what it does. Some of those apps that USED to be free are no longer free, and some are just not well developed at all any more. FRAPS is the most current, most flexible and most capable of anything I've found. It just flat out works for almost every game I have.

For screen capture of the main interface, I use CamStudio also, and that is great for pretty much everything else.

The new update gives us even more options to help find a compatible method of activation. Some games don't deal with the F9 thing well, and some don't do keypresses well at all, but these extra mouse button options are really useful.

I can with FRAPS choose 29.97, 30, 59.94 or 60 fps no sweat, and lock the rate too, which means I can set it for 60, make sure VSYNC and Triple Buffering are on and my games play at 60 fps (lcd) and then my video software can export at a full 60 fps and then even upload to YouTube and get very smooth playback because all the settings matched, from system to FRAPS to game to video export, meaning no stuttering during playback on the YouTube.

So for me, the investment is becoming more and more worth it, especially as I start playing more DX 11 games with all that tessellation. :)

Well recommended.

Ryusennin

Ryusennin reviewed v3.3.2 on Mar 12, 2011

GunCam is far poorer in terms of sheer performance. ZD Screen Recorder is just not made for capturing demanding apps like videos or games.

The only thing really missing from Fraps is region capture and DirectDraw support, both of which are present in CamStudio (a decent and free alternative if you don't need any framerate-perfect solution).

DKDude

DKDude reviewed v3.3.2 on Mar 10, 2011

@Raimondas

Thanks for the links, will take a look at those programs, but cheaper is not all true ;)

So far I stick with my beloved FRAPS, but I'll test those programs.

EDIT:

Now I did test those programs, and nope, they are no way near what FRAPS can do when it's about recording games.

@Dudeboyz, yes FRAPS is a good investment, so far no program comes even close to FRAPS performance.

midfingr

midfingr reviewed v3.3.2 on Mar 10, 2011

I purchased FRAPS a few years back. Great application and updated frequently.

Avg. Rating 3.8 (267 votes)
Your Rating
Andem

Andem reviewed v3.5.9 on Sep 2, 2012

Overall, Fraps is a pretty good programs for capture video from games and the sort. Depending on the resolution you're playing in, it really does take some playing around with the settings for acceptable frame rates and video quality.

For things like creating tutorials and the like, CamStudio is a better choice (and it's free).

Ryusennin

Ryusennin reviewed v3.5.6 on Jul 27, 2012

Works great overall, except with DirectDraw applications (some can be captured, some can't). I'd like to see an option to capture fixed regions of the desktop, like in CamStudio. Right now, it's all or nothing.

@DudeBoyz

3.4.7 is the last version compatible with Windows 2000. Could be related to your issues?

umi81

umi81 reviewed v3.5.5 on Jun 13, 2012

Not bad, it's working reliably and there are no mayor pains to be reported.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v3.5.3 on May 29, 2012

Having trouble with every version past 3.4.7

3.4.7 works great, but anything later than that is causing bad file pointer errors, corrupt recordings, noticeable lag - especially if recording from a Mic while recording the game. I've tested it on 3 of my systems.

I don't know WHAT they did on this, but I'm sticking with 3.4.7 - which still works just fine.

Just because something is newer does not mean it is better.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v3.4.2 on Apr 17, 2011

Workin' smooth, nothing broken. Street Fighter 4 at 1280x720 with 4xAA, 8xAF and all the goodies on locked at 60fps and records without a hiccup, for example. Very cool.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v3.3.3 on Mar 17, 2011

Nothing broken that I can tell. Still runs great, gives great results.

Remember, when you install FRAPS, the codec is auto-installed, so on any system where FRAPS is installed, you can edit videos without any issues that I have been able to find.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v3.3.2 on Mar 12, 2011

I've been googling and trying just about everything I can get my hands on, but for games, FRAPS is just the very best at what it does. Some of those apps that USED to be free are no longer free, and some are just not well developed at all any more. FRAPS is the most current, most flexible and most capable of anything I've found. It just flat out works for almost every game I have.

For screen capture of the main interface, I use CamStudio also, and that is great for pretty much everything else.

The new update gives us even more options to help find a compatible method of activation. Some games don't deal with the F9 thing well, and some don't do keypresses well at all, but these extra mouse button options are really useful.

I can with FRAPS choose 29.97, 30, 59.94 or 60 fps no sweat, and lock the rate too, which means I can set it for 60, make sure VSYNC and Triple Buffering are on and my games play at 60 fps (lcd) and then my video software can export at a full 60 fps and then even upload to YouTube and get very smooth playback because all the settings matched, from system to FRAPS to game to video export, meaning no stuttering during playback on the YouTube.

So for me, the investment is becoming more and more worth it, especially as I start playing more DX 11 games with all that tessellation. :)

Well recommended.

Ryusennin

Ryusennin reviewed v3.3.2 on Mar 12, 2011

GunCam is far poorer in terms of sheer performance. ZD Screen Recorder is just not made for capturing demanding apps like videos or games.

The only thing really missing from Fraps is region capture and DirectDraw support, both of which are present in CamStudio (a decent and free alternative if you don't need any framerate-perfect solution).

DKDude

DKDude reviewed v3.3.2 on Mar 10, 2011

@Raimondas

Thanks for the links, will take a look at those programs, but cheaper is not all true ;)

So far I stick with my beloved FRAPS, but I'll test those programs.

EDIT:

Now I did test those programs, and nope, they are no way near what FRAPS can do when it's about recording games.

@Dudeboyz, yes FRAPS is a good investment, so far no program comes even close to FRAPS performance.

midfingr

midfingr reviewed v3.3.2 on Mar 10, 2011

I purchased FRAPS a few years back. Great application and updated frequently.

Raimondas

Raimondas reviewed v3.3.1 on Mar 9, 2011

WIth ZD soft (http://www.zdsoft.com) you can record your games, desktop. It is conditionally cheaper if you differentiate features by the price.

GunCam software is cheaper too (http://www.growlersoftware.com).

If you will do more searches i believe yo will find even more software.

I don't want to say that FRAPS is crap or something (word "crap" would be too hard for FRAPS), i just choose software that suites my needs.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v3.3.1 on Mar 4, 2011

Continue to be working just fine for the most part. Can't find anything broken compared to the last versions I've been putting through their paces. So far, so good.

I'd also like to know, by the way, what other apps out there are capable of doing what FRAPS does.

Finally, all you have to do to edit FRAPS video is install FRAPS, which installs the FRAPS codec. Edit and export just like you would any other format. It's about as simple and straight-forward as you could expect, so I don't understand what the complaint there is. Just make sure you have a ton of hard drive space and you are good to go. :)

BTW, ZD is a JOKE for recording games, especially for $39, and GunCam hasn't been updated since June 14, 2007 and that's a good reason not to invest $19 in it. Gotta work with Win 7 and 64 bit OS's if you want to be worth a purchase.

DKDude

DKDude reviewed v3.3.1 on Mar 2, 2011

Raimondas. you wrote this.
"Many other similar programs are at lower price"

Do you care to name some of them?

I LOVE Fraps, it's a great program, and I use "Windows Live Movie Maker" to edit my recordings with, it's very easy way to publish own recordings to sites like youtube, even in HD.

Raimondas

Raimondas reviewed v3.2.9 on Feb 16, 2011

1. Overpriced. Many other similar programs are at lower price (-1 star);
2. Creates oversized files: 170Mbps. I don't think i need that much (-1 star);
3. Uses its own FRAPS codec and it is locked: users will not be able to edit files in easy way (-1 star).

So: 2 from 5 stars.

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v3.2.9 on Feb 11, 2011

REGARDING EDITING: As long as you have the codec installed, you can pull the footage into just about any video editor and edit away. PowerDirector 9 Ultra 64 handles it 100% and I have all the editing flexibility I would have with pretty much any other format.

Tried the latest (3.2.9) and it does seem that as noted in the 3.2.8 release notes, they have reduced CPU overhead. I've been recording vids on Windows 7 Professional 64 bit and they do seem to record well with less "stuttering" / small hesitations during gameplay. I'll do some more intense testing, but the impression is still sticking with me that there are more resources available for the games to do their thing. It is sort of costly still, but really, I don't know if there is another app that does this as well as Fraps does, and I'm very glad they continue to improve the code.

Definitely worth a try. I'm glad I bought it.

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