It’s come up before, and unfortunately things haven’t truly panned out. What did pan out is that the prototype I built has a tendency to eat WoT installations for breakfast. To give you an idea of how the prototype works, it starts off quite simple with a single application you install on your machine. The app will make a copy of your WoT res_mods folder and settings, and will then replace them with a set of default settings and mods. It will then connect to wotreplays.org to find out if there’s replays that need converting. It will then download the replay, and will fire up your screen grab software of choice, along with the WoT client. One of the mods that it installs will actually tell the app that it needs to start video capturing, which will then cause a hotkey to be jammed into the keyboard buffer, which will then start the capture process.
The raw video is then shipped off to wotreplays.org for post-processing and uploading to Youtube.
Installation eating basically happens when it tries to restore your settings, it sometimes gets it very, very wrong and will clobber your install, meaning you have to reinstall and reconfigure all your mods.
However, there’s issues with it as well in that it requires a very specific configuration of your video capture software in order to obtain somewhat “standard” results, and is currently not stable enough to even consider releasing to the world at large. Since it’s not a small project, it may take a while longer…


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