...are we there yet?
It was some crazy idea i came up with when Shevy-AUS- showed me this "new" online game Joint Operations in June or July 2005. Played it for five mins and i was hooked. Shevy had three JO PC's online and out of the kindness in his heart, he always gave me the crappy one.
The tactical comms and random banter needed to be recorded though. I have to do something with this shit. But how? FRAPs rapes the HDD and Shevs didn't have the HDD space to record three to four hour sessions two to three nights a week. What about if i clone the graphics card out to TV and put a VHS recorder in the middle to capture the moments in time? Yeah that worked ok. Fairly good image quality provided i used top shelf VHS tapes and regularly de-magnitized and cleaned the new VCR heads with isopropyl alcohol. Now i just have to convert the VHS tape to DVD....so, off to Harvey Norman and top of the range six head panasonic DVD/VHS combo recorder. Managed to kill the DVD recorder side of that in about 2010. Now i just use the VHS side to convert straight to PC.
January 12 2006...a lot of chopping n pasting with a demo version of cool edit 1995, a hybrid never done before audio tune is finished and burned to CD.
Track 1. Joint Ops-Auto Bots v1.3 ....well i had to name it something didn't i? I didn't know what the fcuk to call it. Joint Operations was the video game and the backbone of the backing track sampled came from something called "Auto Bots" (creator unknown) which was on a mix CD DJ Toza gave me in 2001.
"Joint Ops-Auto Bots"...it will have to fcukin do. I later cleaned it up added more TS samples and pushed it out to v1.07.02 and that's where it stayed.
There is no point in watching it on youtube. A VHS tape converted to DVD/DIGITAL @ maximum 8000kbps 800x600 (720x576 actual) gets nerfed by youtube down to 480x270 avi, becomes too grainy and you can't read the kill feed. I don't care about view counts with these, so until i can upload the raw MPEG2 video files somewhere for anyone interested to download, here is GB's JO Reality mod test range i enhanced and put together from Shadow play recordings.