I've been playing Red Dead Redemption 2 a lot since I bought it during the Steam Summer Sale and I absolutely love it. However, it's not a perfect game. Though, what is? I've spotted some bugs and I thought I'd report them, so that they'd hopefully get fixed. This isn't the first time I've stumbled into bugs in a game. My experience, however, has changed a bit though.

One of the best ways to report a bug in a game is to capture video of it. Then, you can upload it to YouTube and send the video's URL along w/ the bug report. This I think kind of helps eliminate confusion during the bug report process and it also proves that you are experiencing the issue. You can create the video on YouTube as an "unlisted" video, meaning that only the people that know the video's URL can access it.

Windows 10 has the XBox Game Bar that you can enable for your games. You can use it by hitting the Windows key along with G. With it, you can see FPS, how your hardware is being utilized, take screenshots, or capture video. However, I've recently come to the conclusion that for capturing video (at least for RDR2) this software is inferior to GeForce Experience. While GeForce Experience seems to be primarily used to "optimize" your game's settings based upon your hardware, the software also comes with features quite similar to the XBox Game Bar, which you can access via Alt-Z.

I noticed that while trying to capture video with the XBox Game Bar, it would tell me something like it could not work with the game and to try setting the game to borderless window mode. I'm sure I managed to use it though, I play all of my games on full screen. Capturing a screenshot with it wasn't working out well, either, it didn't take a screenshot of the game. Yes, you can use Steam to take a screenshot, but the Steam overlay web browser is very problematic with RDR2, so I've disabled it. GeForce Experience did not have the same issue as the XBox Game Bar. It gave me no such error.

I like that both pieces of software exist and that we can capture video and screenshots of the game's we're playing. I'm sure it really helps developers see issues in action. It seems as though one of the bugs I reported for RDR2 has been resolved.

Anyway, I just thought I'd put this recommendation out there. If you're using an Nvidia GPU, then GeForce Experience is, in my opinion, the best software to use when capturing video. I think it's quite user friendly.

As a side note, if you want to edit your video, you can actually open it with the Photos app in Windows 10. It will play the video, but there is also an edit button near the top right-hand side. I was able to use it to trim my video captures. So, if you're looking for a free (if you own Windows 10) way to do some basic video editing, check out the Photos app.

Do you have any suggestions you'd like to share that are similar to the ones in this post? Feel free to reply in the comments!


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