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Sunday, May 26th 2013 / Gaming

Day Fifteen With The Oculus Rift - Manhacks

Since FRAPS seemed to work pretty well yesterday recording some Doom 3 BFG footage, I decided today I'd record some gameplay from Half-Life 2.

I've not get too far in to the game just yet, only been playing in short bursts but during this 12 minutes I recorded I came up against the first few rounds of Manhacks.

The Manhacks look awesome in the Rift! Seeing them fly up to your face gives you a real sense of depth, especially when they're attacking you in the tunnels. Even looking around at some of the pieces of wood and crates look pretty cool in Half-Life 2 with the Rift.

So, this'll be a short update, you can download the source mp4 containing 12 minutes of gameplay from Half-Life 2 using the Oculus Rift below:

Half-Life 2 - 1280x800x60.mp4

The video was recorded at 60fps with FRAPS, same as I used with Doom 3 but I had a couple of issues where it just started totally lagging out. I recorded a video before this one which messed up and then towards the end of this one it lagged out again so 12 minutes was all I got.

As before, the video is available on YouTube too but please note it may not quite be as good since it'll downsample to 1280x720 and convert it to 30fps:

If you found this post helpful please leave a comment below:
Gerald / 2013-05-27 04:45:44
appreciate the videos :) ... really cool to have non youtube stuff! I can't record them with fraps (the only downside on my otherwise great external soundcard)
Martin Caine / 2013-05-27 12:48:48
No prob', just hope they're useful for people who've not tried these games and demos yet. I'm actually quite surprised FRAPS Worked at all. Recording these on my 2011 iMac which just has a pretty bog standard hard drive in it. Surprised it's fast enough to record 1280x800 video, I suspect FRAPS is cleverly buffering most of it to RAM since I have 8GB. This video alone was almost 22GB of raw capture footage with FRAPS!
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