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Hi everyone,

 

I'm new to DCS and all the modules but i've just finished installing DCS World and all the modules and I'm starting to fiddle around with DCS Mustang. I'v seen that the control for taking screenshots is "SysRq". I've tried taking shots but can't find where it's located. Can someone tell me where to find them?

 

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It's not "sysrq", it is "print screen" - though usually this is the same key. The name might help explain why it is that key, though.

 

As for where: C:\Users\XXXXXX\Saved Games\DCS\Screenshots

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It's not "sysrq", it is "print screen" - though usually this is the same key. The name might help explain why it is that key, though.

 

As for where: C:\Users\XXXXXX\Saved Games\DCS\Screenshots

Is there an editable file telling the sim where to put them. I'd love to be able to save them to a different location--the Win7 "Pictures" folder in a DCS folder of their own, for instance.

 

 

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I don't believe so unfortunately - in this aspect DCS is simply conforming to Microsoft-defined standard practices.

 

You can however use a secondary program (like FRAPS) to capture screenshots and define their destination manually.

 

EDIT: You may however be able to create symlinked directories where there is a symlink to that screenshot directory where you please - like the Pictures folder.

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I don't believe so unfortunately - in this aspect DCS is simply conforming to Microsoft-defined standard practices.

 

You can however use a secondary program (like FRAPS) to capture screenshots and define their destination manually.

 

EDIT: You may however be able to create symlinked directories where there is a symlink to that screenshot directory where you please - like the Pictures folder.

I was afraid of that. But that's OK. It just would have been nice to keep all my images in the same general location.

 

Not sure what exactly you mean in your edit, nor how to go about it. If it gets to be that much of a PITA, I'll just create a BAT file to do a copy/paste for me and leave it on my Desktop. In fact, that might be the simplest, if least elegant, solution.

 

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Actually, it's pretty simple to do:

 

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Actually, it's pretty simple to do:

 

A BAT file sitting on my Desktop would be SOOOO retro, though. :) Thanks for the how-to. Didn't realize you could do that. Cool. I'll give it a shot.

 

 

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EtherealN, your fix does not physically move the pics to the intended folder (as I read Ironhand's intent), but instead creates a link to the DCS Screenshot folder in the Libraries/Pictures "quick link" so you can quickly view the files... Kind of like putting a shortcut to the folder somewhere so you can get at it quicker!

 

The pictures are still stored in their original location...

 

I assume you were aware, I just want to be sure it's clear! With all these links, pointers, etc., I think it gets more and more confusing as to where the "physical" files are really stored...


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