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Fraps Reviews

Fraps can show fps (frame rate) in Windows PC games! Fraps performs video capture, screen capture and can benchmark your fps! Supports both DirectX capture and OpenGL capture!

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Fraps and what they use it for.
  • Does the game just not work for anyone else?
    Thats totally strange, because when you say 'lag' I assume you mean the frame rate? (you can get a free version of fraps to verify that its happening: A problem with frame rate MUST be to do with the GPU, but we don't change anything after the first turn. Drawing the polls screen in turn 1 or turn 301, it makes no difference to what out code does :(. It might be that in your case the game is... - Source: Reddit / 29 days ago
  • Fps management
    If you're on Steam, you can enable it there ( HowToGeek - HowTo ) If not, then you can download something like FPS Monitor or Fraps. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • All I could think about during this scene
    Fraps it's free and let's you take videos and screenshots! - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • How do y’all take good in-game screenshots?
    I use Fraps myself: I was using the in-game camera...until for some stupid reason AVG thought using the camera was a virus trying to attack my computer. :P. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Ask HN: How to diagnose why streaming video to a PC is so choppy?
    Check if your computer is running any background processes, or if there is some kind of I/O bottleneck (for example, if you fill up a hard disk or SSD, write performance will suffer). On Linux you can do this by installing htop and iotop, on Windows you can use this using the Task Manager, I'm not sure about Mac. You can also use something like Fraps ( to check your framerate. Also, what... - Source: Hacker News / 8 months ago
  • Is there a way to take screenshots of the Netflix video player? And is it legal?
    I'd try Fraps, No idea if it would work though, haven't tried. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Vgeas pro 19 - Variable Framerate
    Fraps somehow still exists. It's not the best, but because it was so popular for so long, there is a lot of support and tutorials for all manner of odd resolutions and stuff. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • VR users: VRPerfKit brings a significant performance boost, and no Steam required for Oculus users!
    I have heard of this but never used it Https:// - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • My heart, Me 262.
    Wow it's been ages since I've seen someone do a frag video with this kind of style editing (original recording muted, sound effects are added afterwards to enhance the shots and kills). Originally in the past it was because sometimes FRAPs or hypercam wasn't compatible with certain sound drivers or other issues, and so the video editors had to post-edit them in, then it was used for artistic effects so it made... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Does anyone know how to make a fully workable screenshot in kotor 2?
    I believe the Fraps tool has a screenshot feature.   But if mods are somehow interfering with you being able to [Alt]+[Tab] or use something like Bandicam or OBS in the background, Fraps might not work either. I'm not very familiar with mods, but I don't think I've ever heard of mods behaving like that. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • That was a perfect pause.
    If you don't have windows 10, there are other programs you can install that will let you take a capture of your screen. One example is Fraps. Https:// - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Tip for everyone for taking pictures in the Sims
    I've configured my game options to capture screenshots without the UI. Whenever I need to capture the UI, I use a third party software to do it. Fraps can set up hotkeys of your choice on Windows. It's a nice lightweight tool for screenshots but for video capture, OBS Studio is better. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Why do i have low fps when i record?
    Also recording settings affect the amount of resource required. Afaik fraps works very well with low end systems. OBS is another option but it is heavier than fraps. Try lower recording settings like cpu usage present = ultrafast and lower fps values like 30 or 24. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Free Talk Weekend | May 21 2021
    You can also use the free version of FRAPS: - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • My game has become more framey than usual and is very grainy
    Check your frametimes with cl_showfps 2 or some other external benchmarking tool like FRAPS. - Source: Reddit / about 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Fraps

Top 15 Free Alternatives to OBS | Online Free Screen Recorder for PC
Fraps is a screen recording tool that has existed for a long time, and the interface is relatively old, but it can still run normally on Windows so far. You can use it to record screen and video, capturing video at 1 to 120 frames per second. Fraps has been around for a long time and thus has widespread support on the Internet. However, this tool has not changed since 2013.

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