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File size: 262 KB
Platform: Windows All
License: GPL
Price: FREE
Downloads: 302
Date added: 2009-06-08
Publisher: Anton Jouline

Taksi Beta / 0.7.6 description

Taksi Beta / 0.7.6 provides you with a professional video capture/screen capture tool for 3D graphics applications - such as games

Taksi is a program that will allow you to take screenshots and record video clips of your favorite games and other 3D-graphics applications.

Inspired by Fraps, Taksi aims to provide an open source alternative to that great tool.

Capture specifications:

  • Screenshot format: 24 bit BMP files.
  • Video: compressed or uncompressed AVI-files (no audio).


  • STEP 1. Run taksi.exe
  • STEP 2. Run a game that uses one of the supported APIs (DX8, DX9 or OpenGL) (The order of these two steps is not important for taksi. It should be able to hook on the game in either case.)
  • STEP 3. Look at left top corner of the screen. If you see a green rectangle in there, then Taksi was able to sucessfully hook on the game.

Default keys:

  • F5: Turn visual indicator ON/OFF.
  • F6: Toggle system-wide hook mode. When ON (indicator turns blue), allows for mapping into multiple applications, but may have a strong negative effect on the overall performance of the system. Recommended state: OFF. (The hot-key is disabled, when Taksi uses DirectInput for keyboard handling.)
  • F7: Small screenshot (WIDTH/2 x HEIGHT/2).
  • F8: Regular screenshot (WIDTH x HEIGHT).
  • ScrollLock: Video capture ON/OFF (Writes an uncompressed AVI-file). (Dimensions of the video are WIDTH/2 x HEIGHT/2.)


  • Taksi writes uncompressed AVI files. Basically, this means you need a lot of free disk space. (Once captured, the AVI-files can be compressed into much smaller files, using the tools like an excellent free software program, called VirtualDub by Avery Lee.) However, at the time of capture, for performance reasons, no compression is done, which means that video files grow large very fast.
  • There is no time limit in the video capture mode, so the only constraint is the available disk space. Keep this in mind, when setting the directory for you captured videos.

Major Features:

  1. Supports user-specified key mapping, allowing user to assign almost any key to a particular function (such as video start/stop, screenshot trigger, etc.). Runtime re-mapping of the keys is supported via GUI: user can change keys without having to restart the game.
  2. Custom video settings are supported (see manual.txt for more details about this).
  3. Basically, this allows a user to specify on a per-game basis the frame rate of the captured video, and the weight of each source frame. The weight determines whether a particular frame is captured or not. This allows for creation of smoother and faster videos, when generic algorithm doesnt produce desired results.

Enhancements: Add the option to hook the desktop or not. Partial fix to the GUI hook Exception on close.

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