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How to record Steam game for free?

Many Steam game players just like me, are fond of sharing their game tricks or achievements with others. But it is really hard to find a suitable application that allows me to record a satisfying video. Some videos are lag included and other videos may have watermark. For sharing an easy game video, I even record it for nearly ten times, but the video turns out to be quite disappointing. To solve the problem, I have asked the question on various forums. Finally, I find a feasible tool and hope you guys can also make use of it for sharing game tricks.

For those who want to record Steam game videos, ShowMore is absolutely a wise choice. It is a free application which can be activated directly on webpage. When I use it, it will record the game window on my screen as well as my voice from microphone. Moreover, web camera can be added to the screen, too. Just one time playing, I can produce a video and gain others appreciation. This is really awesome. One pleasant thing is that I can record as long as I want and here are steps about how I do it.

1. Navigate to its webpage and press "Start Recording" button. (For the first-time visit, it will ask to download a launcher to activate the application.)
2. On seeing the interface, preset the settings like hotkeys for recording and mouse animation. Choose one output format and audio resource from multiple options.
3. Then get ready for recording and start by clicking "REC" button. During recording, I can add different captions to my video. It is quite interesting.
4. At the time to stop recording, just click pause button. Choose to go on or start over. It will play the video first and I can check the effect then.
5. Click to save file into video format or GIF. By the way, I can also upload my file to YouTube and other similar websites.

No worry about watermark or lags and video will be published in great high quality. That is what I want, exactly.

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