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  1. Just curious if anyone has started using OBS Multiplatform and if they had any tips/tricks/pitfalls? I've successfully used it to stream from Linux: The audio isn't perfect, but I'm not sure if that's because OBS MP (at least on Linux) does not detect games (like XSplit on Windows) so I was doing a Window capture which might be more intensive.
  2. It's OK. I was also in middle school when I discovered it (a few years after it'd come out in the US). I don't know if I'd have enjoyed it as much if I'd been older and more cynical or younger and unable to understand the themes.
  3. Chrono Trigger was my first. So it'll always be special to me - plus I love time travel stories. Final Fantasy 6 (JP) (3 in the US) will always be the best FF to me.
  4. Saw about 5 minutes of Twitch streaming some Pokemon championships. It's easy for them because they had multiple cameras and someone to operate whatever they use on the backend - XSplit, OBS or something more professional. Basically one view was overhead and one was from the side. They also had closeups of the heads and hands of the players. Does anyone stream card games for EL? If you do, how do you film it?
  5. I found it fun - especially the tactics. But my wife and sister-in-law did not like it.
  6. Sometimes I've had a couple people in my stream - never more than five. Most times I'm streaming to myself and maybe one non-signed-in person. For me I don't worry about the viewership - I'd be playing these games no matter what. Streaming to Twitch and exporting to YouTube is just a way to TRY and increase knowledge of my EL donation page. I got super lucky a few months ago when someone who loves The Witcher donated $100 while I was playing it. Since then it's been pretty quiet. But I keep it up because it's fun. Also, it allows you to have a record of awesome things you do - like that time you solved a tough puzzle or shot that guy right before he shot you, etc
  7. Let me know what happens with this. I think I finally have a solution on Windows/XSplit using their built-in browser (which is a lot more annoying to use than just a screen capture of Chrome, but at least it updates during gameplay). But I'm going to be experimenting with Linux and OBS as well soon.
  8. This is why I don't listen to music when I'm streaming and playing TF2 or Civ5. Alternatively, if OBS or XSplit allows it, pipe the game music (or other music) into your headphones and not into the stream.
  9. Nice overlays everyone! I especially like the animated one! Quite a great job nerd-underemployed. If I hadn't changed up so much of my color scheme, I'd definitely use that during breaks. Here's what my latest one looks like (XSplit on Windows):
  10. Right now I just stream whatever I am playing anyway. At the moment that's The Witcher.
  11. If this is still a thing happening and I can try and find times that will work for me in the leadup to EL day.
  12. Don't be afraid to use underlays. That's what I use and it makes life a lot simpler.
  13. I've been streaming ahead of time because I have a wedding on EL day. I had some viewers and donations early on, but then Graduate Work and life kept me from being consistent in my stream.
  14. Hey guys! I know the topic title is OBS, but I've seen some Xsplit talk in here so I thought I'd ask. Is anyone having an issue with the screen not refreshing the donations when in a game? When I'm in the Xsplit app (whether or not game is running) - the names update. But once I go into the game they stop updating. Here's an example: When the video starts you can see the donations in the bottom left corner updating. Once the game is running (at about the 2 minute mark), it stops updating. I wasn't sure if it was Chrome so today I tried it both Chrome and Firefox. Again, once the game is running, no updates: Any tips would be greatly appreciated. It would probably also lead to my twitch chat updating in real time. Thanks!
  15. Here's my youtube channel:
  16. Already had two donations! Yay! Come on in and put in for the steam key raffle!
  17. Thanks Vazio and Zyaldar! Stream started half an hour ago for anyone looking to watch!
  18. I'll also be doing Steam key giveaways to anyone who donates on or before that weekend!
  19. I'll be doing 2 12 hour days 4-5 April The goal is to start around 9AM. Come join me and watch! I'll definitely play The Witcher and perhaps some other games as well. (Had to change the date to April because something came up)
  20. Good point. Although, I have the last Photoshop before they started doing the subscription thing and if you use Antialiasing, it's not too bad. Still, I think you're right - for the best results, Illustrator is probably the best.
  21. There seems to be a pretty large amount of intrigue over Overlays. Having just jumped into this over the last couple weeks, here's what I've found. If you are using XSplit Gamecaster, you need an Overlay. For the most part with GIMP or Photoshop it's as simple as carving out a "Window" (the background will be checkers instead of white) and then save it as a PNG with transparency. Then follow XSplit Gamecaster's turtorial to see how to add the overlay. If you are using XSplit Broadcaster (and probably OBS as it appears to be similar), then it's potentially even easier. With Broadcaster you can stack your video sources like layers. So, depending on the look you want, you can just create any image you want and it can be GIF, PNG, JPG, it doesn't matter. You just put your video game on top. That's the look I was going for with my Underlay (as opposed to an Overlay). You can see it here: So be creative and don't worry too much about your Photoshop/GIMP skills.
  22. Hello, Hello Extra Lifers! Just joined this year after hearing about it on the Giant Bombcast for a few years. Also just started streaming so I don't really have more than two followers as I write this. Come and share in the fun of Extra Life with me as I stream. For now I'm streaming randomly as I get time while I finish up grad school. After that I'll be setting up some times here and there, including streaming games I play together with my Extra Life team mates. Here's my stream: I would be more than happy to reciprocate anyone who follows me on Twitch. I'm currently working my way through a Civ 5 game and then probably going on to Witcher.
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