How to record Grand Theft Auto gameplay

Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is an action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It was released on 26 October 2004 for PlayStation 2, and on 7 June 2005 for Microsoft Windows and Xbox. A high definition remastered version received a physical release for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on 30 June 2015 and 1 December 2015, respectively. It is the seventh title in the Grand Theft Auto series, and the first main entry since 2002's Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. It was released on the same day as the handheld game Grand Theft Auto Advance for Game Boy Advance. On 8 June 2018, the game was added to the Xbox One Backward Compatible library.
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Recording Sample Video

  • Title: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - Bandicam Test
  • Uploaded by DJAklek on Apr 17, 2011
  • Description: Bandicam does not lagg, at least not on my laptop
  • Un-edited video stats:
    - Length: 02:54 minutes
    - Size: 287 MB (not that bad, considering Fraps would probably have about 1-2 GB)
  • Personal opinion: Bandicam is quite good, unregistered it has a maximum limit of 10 minutes, and it has a watermark. Still better than Fraps.

Grand Theft Auto IV Recording Sample Video

  • Title: GTA IV Pc gameplay multiplayer [HD]
  • Uploaded by yamaha69x on Aug 6, 2011
  • Description: Gta iv pc gameplay multiplayer, gta 4 gameplay ps3 xbox 360
    Gta iv online pc gameplay
    I use bandicam to record, www.bandicam.com
  • User Gameplay Video (YouTube): Waiting for your video.

To record Grand Theft Auto Gameplay, please follow the steps below:

  1. Choose the 'Game Recording' mode.

    It's better to use 'Game Recording' mode to get a high quality video file.

    best game recorder - directx mode

  2. Start Grand Theft Auto game to record.

    Note: For stable operation, Bandicam needs to be run before Grand Theft Auto game

  3. While running a game in 'Game Recording' mode, you can see the green number on the screen.

    You can control the FPS (Frames per second) under the 'FPS' tab of Bandicam

    If you can't see the green number, click HERE

    ready to record - green color

  4. Press the 'F12' function key (or the 'Record' button on Bandicam) to start recording.

    f12 key to start/stop the recording gameplay

  5. During recording, the green number (FPS) will change to red.

    recording the target - red color

  6. To stop recording, press the 'F12' function key (or the 'Record' button on Bandicam) again.

  7. Go to 'Home -> Video' to play, edit or upload the captured videos.

    Bandicam, captured videos

Problems with GTA San Andreas

Black screen problem

  1. Change the video resolution of GTA, and try it again.
  2. Play GTA San Andreas in windowed mode, and try it again.
  3. If you use a cleo script, turn off the cleo script and try it again.
  4. If you still have the problem, please visit Click here.

FPS Problem (No FPS)

  • If GTA: San Andreas is running in compatibility mode, sometimes, Bandicam can't recognize the game.
  • If you can't see the green FPS number, please uncheck "Run this program in compatibility mode for:". See Image

Grand Theft Auto Game Recording for advanced users

Bandicam offers the best online game recording experience.

When you record online games with Bandicam Game Recorder...

You can upload the recorded file to YouTube WITHOUT CONVERTING.

You can RECORD OVER 7 DAYS without stopping (AVI 2.0 OpenDML).

The recorded FILE SIZE IS SMALLER (1/5~1/20) than other capture programs.

It has LESS LAG than other screen capture software (Bandicam uses less CPU/GPU/RAM resources).

  • 4K Ultra HD video up to 3840x2160
  • Real-time drawing while recording
  • Over 24 hours without stopping

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