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Guide & program to catch cheaters on video.

Discussion in 'Reports' started by HermanWolf, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. HermanWolf

    HermanWolf Resigned staff member New Member

    Sep 30, 2017
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    Here’s a guide to how to catch cheaters easily. I use the replay feature so I’m not bothering to record long matches, I just hit the “save replay” keys, and a video is created from the last 30 seconds previously.

    OBS Studio is a 100% free program; it needs configuration to work without crashing. The options mentioned next are for optimal use, not for quality. You will record your videos in the more basic way without overloading your computer.

    Download the program here:

    I highly recommend you to use the options as set on the next images. I tell this because I tried before with a high configuration and I got frozen videos and other crashes.

    Go to the settings tab in the main screen and tweak options like this:

    Encoder could be any other brand besides AMD, make sure it’s on hardware. Where it says recording path, you set your favorite folder where the videos will be created. Like in your documents:


    Renderer could be Direct3D 10, 9 or even 12, the higher the better.

    I recommend setting a combination of keys that are not used when typing, or you could start recording without noticing, for example CTRL + R, so if you press those keys it will create a video of the previous 30 seconds:

    Now set the configuration for the game. Click on the plus sign and go to “Game capture:

    Tweak your options like this:

    Now if everything is fine, right click on the program icon and click on “start replay buffer”:

    I recommend playing on windowed mode because the recorder does not prompts a message when is recording (like the red dot) also, in my opinion it’s easier to tweak and make sure its working. Once the program starts NEVER move or resize the window of the game or it will turn black and might not record anything; always make sure that the preview screen on the program is not black; if something goes wrong and the screen goes black only close the program and start it again. To make it easy start the game first with your desired windows size and position and then start the program.

    Hint: make test to make sure everything works fine, including audio, because audio makes easy to identify some cheats such as “autoclikers”. You can make sure you deactivate your microphone, you don't want everyone hearing you screaming bad words at those cheaters and scare the moderators. u_u

    Hint: If you feel like getting better videos and your computer can stand the recorder without crashing, you could try to increase one by one, little by little, these recommended options: recording quality (output settings), encoder preset (output settings), downscale filter (video) and so other options such as video bitrate (output settings) or anything else as you feel.

    Once you got the video you can upload it and post it on a forum to report a cheater.

    Note: I copied this that I already made on the general discussion, I feel like it would be more useful here as its related to cheaters, I hope some moderator pins this so everyone will read it in the future and we can have more vigilantes.