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gaki

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seems my mate doesn't think its a good idea that i make an let's play *pouts*
he says that recording and rendering a video would kill my laptop's graphics-card :/
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Added: 6 years, 1 month ago
 
NonnyFox
6 years, 1 month ago
Most likely it wouldn't kill it but it can be more demanding of a computer's resources.
saphronreth
6 years, 1 month ago
If you do a screenshot one, say with a turn based game (Civilization being an example, and there are others) then that's not an issue.
kamil
6 years, 1 month ago
If you can play the game fine before recording then there shouldn't be significant risk of harming your graphics card just from that, though no guarantee about performance. Rendering on the other hand doesn't actually rely on the graphics card as much as the CPU, and also shouldn't be damaging if you're doing it in reasonable resolution.

But to be certain, what kind of Mac is it? Do you know the specs?
gaki
6 years, 1 month ago
it's a macbook pro
and i can play emulator games fine on it without any problems
kamil
6 years, 1 month ago
Sorry for the late reply, school's been busy. Anyways, you should be able to make a Lets Play of pretty much anything you can play, though if possible it might be a good idea to reduce your graphics settings compared to normal play. That doesn't work on emulators, but those are usually not that intensive to begin with.

On the other hand, if anything was going to get completely destroyed from overuse it would be a macbook. I won't say anything about macs in general, but macbook pros have absolutely no ventilation from what I've been told. Still should be fine for Lets Plays, but I don't recommend going on any 24 hour gaming marathons with that.
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