Can't Screenshot

Everytime I try to do a screenshot it doesn't work. I press printscreen button then go into MS Paint and Irfan view and when I paste the pic it only comes out with a blank black screen. Can anyone help?


UISProphet's picture

Let me ask you this.  Do you have a microsoft keyboard?  More specifically, do you have an "F Lock" key just after your F12 key?  Newer Microsoft keyboards (and perhaps others) have the F1 through F12 keys, as well as the Print Screen & Pause/Break key assigned for dual function.  If your "F Lock" key is on (lit up), your print screen key will be something else... on mine it is "Insert".

It is quite annoying and I'm not sure who thought it was a good idea to start making keyboards like this.  I have honestly never come across a use for any of the secondary F-keys.

So anyway... check to see if you have "F-Lock" on.  If so, turn it off and try again.

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mindgame401's picture

Nope, Logitech G15 keyboard. Prt Scr button works normally...just not during Burnout. Just got to keep trying to find out why.. :s

Thanks for your reply though :)

Longy AUS's picture

 You'll need a program that runs in the background for your screen grabs & video, because of the way the game is made.

I use "fraps", and there are probably a heap of others around that are freeware, just make sure it can capture directx screens.

They are alot easier to use, they will automatically store the pics & video for you so you don't have to come out of the game.

Here is one I did for an avatar, so it is downsized.

UISProphet's picture

I had no problem using print screen to grab screen shots.  Every car on the OB cars page were captured using the PC version.  I still have nightmares about that process Of course... if I'd done any research, I would have probably used the program you mentioned   Sounds much easier.

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