Sunday night I popped the question… in two different places. First, in SWG, and then immediately in the real world.
First, I struggled to purchase a program online via PayPal that captures your computer screen activity and saves it into a video file for later viewing. …no dice, PayPal takes 2 to 3 days to validate, and I wanted to propose before we went up north (she would get a lot of love and praise from her family, and I wouldn’t get capped via a 22). I tried using her PayPal after much annoying running back and forth between the bedroom (her office where she plays SWG) and my office. Turns out, her PayPal default email was sent to a no longer valid email address. After purchasing the program, I had no way to download it. Contacting the geek who played geek games and made the geek program… I didn’t receive a response till Monday morning. I guess he has a life, but most geeks I know are on their comps on Sunday night.
At any rate, in depression, I wallowed in self-pity at my failed plan. Then, I suddendly came up with the bright idea of using demo software. Found a link to a site a friend recommended a long time ago, downloaded their demo of HyperCam, and went to work tweaking my settings as low as they would go so I could get the best framerate. I ended up settling for 1 fps… Even after a fresh reformat and a screamin’ video card, my comp still could barely handle SWG and the capture going at the same time. So, I logged in, travelled to the planet my fiancee had moved to, and documented the journey.
I’ve posted the footage. If you wish to cut to the chase, simply select “The Proposal” from the controls. Video of the real ring is at the end.
…the least I can do, I believe, is to purchase HyperCam since they saved my arse. Don’t know what I am going to do with two video capture programs, though…