GOOD NEWS!

The audio adapter I ordered worked! I can finally record video without crappy audio. I made a quick video to show you what my videos would look like. I hope you like it and don’t find it really boring. Subscribe if you like ;-) My gaming channel is youtube.com/ultrametro

The game I’m recording first is BlockWorld. I’m only playing the free version, so a lot of the features are locked. It’s a Windows 8.1/RT game available for $5.99 with additional in-game purchases.

Let me know what you think! Should I make more videos, or should I just stick with just blogging?

One last attempt for HQ audio

This is the final purchase I make to provide high quality audio for the gaming videos I hope to make soon. I ordered a USB audio adapter for my laptop. I’m certain that the problem is just the fact that my headset (which is plugged into a headset splitter) is plugged into one headset jack, so my laptop thinks my headset is just plain headphones. I’m hoping the audio adapter will make my laptop understand that there is a microphone port plugged in. It should arrive sometime before Halloween.

Speaking of Halloween, I might make my first game some kind of Halloween themed game. I’m not sure what it will be yet, I’ll have to look. Suggestions are welcome, just make sure the game can run on low end laptops. And when I say low end, I mean maximum of 2GB RAM and Intel Celeron/Pentium dual core 2.13 GHz.

Also, the Bluetooth headset did work on my laptop, but the audio admittedly was pretty bad. While I probably won’t use it for making videos, I can’t say the money was wasted. The headset feels pretty useful when paired with my phone. I can give commands to my phone using the headset without having to touch my phone. This would be especially useful when driving, although I don’t know the legality of texting with your voice while driving.

Gaming Videos Postponed

I won’t be doing videos right now since my headset doesn’t work. I don’t know whether it’s my headset’s fault or the splitter’s fault, but I don’t think it’s my laptop’s fault because the headset works on my phone but had difficulties. It makes some kind of crackly noise that sounds a lot like wind is hitting the microphone.

I did order a cheap Bluetooth headset to see if it works on my laptop. If not, at least it will work on my phone. I should post an audio recording to show you just how bad the microphone is on my laptop.

I really hope it doesn’t come to having to record my voice on my phone separately from the video of the games I play on my laptop. I may just decide not to do videos with voice at all. We’ll just have to wait and see.

My headset should arrive by October 16. Maybe I can make videos shortly after. I hope it works, or I may have to stick with voiceless or crappy sounding videos.

Survivalcraft demo video

I made a short test video of Survivalcraft. I didn’t buy the game, I’m just playing the demo for now. Also, there is no audio in this video, and I used the Windows Phone Screen Projector to display the phone’s screen on my laptop.

Good News & Bad News

My headset, mouse, headset splitters, and Windows Phone have all arrived! I have both good new and bad news.

The headset I ordered feels comfortable and the sound is clear but quiet. Unfortunately, the microphone does not work on my laptop, but it works great on my phone. I just don’t have any idea why. What I will probably have to do is record my voice with my phone and insert it into any gaming videos I do. I’ll figure out how to do this.

The mouse I ordered is also great. I haven’t had any problems with it.

The Nokia Lumia 520 I ordered for $49 is awesome! It’s pretty fast, has enough storage, a good screen size and colors, and feels great in my opinion. I really love how it has a built in FM radio, which only works if you plug in earphones which the phone uses and an antenna for the radio.

What’s really cool is I can project the screen of my Windows Phone onto my laptop, so I can record Survivalcraft videos. The only problem is that the phone screen won’t cover the whole video, instead you’ll see a picture of a windows phone running a video of Survivalcraft. This is especially a problem on phones with small screens, where you may just barely see the game.

I’m not sure when I’ll start making gaming videos. Hopefully it will be soon. I’m mainly playing games that run on the Metro side of Windows 8, but I will probably play other light weight games too. I’ll let you know more later.

Possible SC videos soon!

Let me start out by saying a few things. I’m not up to the task of rooting my Kindle to install a screen recorder, my laptop can’t run Survivalcraft in BlueStacks, and Kaalus still appears to have no plans to bring Survivalcraft to Windows 8.

The good news is that I have ordered a new Nokia Lumia 520 with Windows Phone 8, and I may consider buying Survivalcraft for it. If I can get a desktop screen sharing software working for the phone, I may be able to do some Survivalcraft videos!

Hopefully the phone will arrive tomorrow, so I can try Survivalcraft on it if I decide to buy it again. Although to be honest, $4.99 feels like a lot of money to buy a second copy of the game.