Get the most from your hardware with PlayClaw 6 to achieve best gaming experience. Harnessing the power of your GPU and hardware accelerated H.264 codecs and the various overlays will help you to win and allow you to share your victories.
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Nov 20, 2017

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January 14

A new release with Teamspeak 3 overlay

New build #4420 is ready!

Changes in this build:
  • Teamspeak 3 overlay is back! While we're waiting for teamspeak stuff review for our plugin, here is how to set up it manually
  • PlayClaw now gets all available Twitch servers from your location on start up
  • Custom RTMP settings are available now
  • Fixed compatibility with Quake Champions, GZDoom, Hitman 2016, Stalker
  • Fixed DirectX 9 games detection on some systems
  • Fixed cursor rendering while capturing if cursor was hidden by a game
  • Fixed image loading in Image overlay on Windows 7
  • Fixed crash on startup if your video hardware is too old (doesn't support DX10/11)
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December 19, 2017

Output effects feature in this new release!

New build #4400 is ready to download with new feature - output overlays effects.
Effects will change overlay image on output (local file or streaming), not ingame. These effects are done completely on GPU and do not affect your CPU load.

Short video preview with main changes:
  • Added overlay output effects: Chroma key, Scrolling
  • Added Sysinfo Bar overlay
  • Added FPS Lock feature
  • Added ability to change overlays names (use F2 in overlays list)
  • Added basic interface layout settings
  • Fixed NVEnc H.264 failure on some resolutions (1440x900, 1366x768)
  • Better NVEnc H.264 detection
  • Fixed bug loading images with alpha channel
  • Fixed bug getting AMD Ryzen 1500X temperature
  • Fixed bug starting with AMD Ramdisk running

This build changes how overlays can be resized. If you use a mouse for resize, then original source overlay size will be changed. If you use CTRL button with mouse, then overlay will be scaled.

Do you need overlays effects ingame? Sorry, it is not possible now. We will come back to this question later, after new year.
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About This Software

Version 6 of PlayClaw will help you to get the maximum performance from your hardware to achieve the best gaming experience.

PlayClaw has been redesigned to make full use of your GPU and hardware accelerated H.264 codecs that will ensure outstanding recording quality and have the least amount of impact on game performance. with the capture and encoding speed that PlayClaw offers during local recording sessions or streaming to YouTube, Twitch or other services!

The other cool feature PlayClaw offers if the ability to render helpful overlays in game and also in your recording if needed. PlayClaw has a set of various overlays such as System Information (CPU and GPU sensors), Voice Overlays, Webcam Overlay, Browser Overlay, Timers and more.

Capture features:

  • Fast game capture up to 200fps
  • H.264 encoding with hardware acceleration (Intel QuickSync, NVidia Encoder, AMD AMF encoder)
  • Multi-threaded MJPEG software encoding
  • Streaming to YouTube, Twitch and other RTMP services
  • Special capture desktop mode in Windows 7, 8/8.1 and 10
  • Multiple display support
  • Unique pre-recording feature
  • Up to 16 audio sources
  • Realtime audio preprocessing engine
  • Output in multiple formats (AVI, MP4)
  • Capture screenshots
  • Adjustable video recording frame rate and size


  • Very flexible System information overlay (GPU, CPU, RAM, HDD, FPS, Network sensors)
  • Web Browser overlay (streamers love it!)
  • Webcam overlay
  • Image overlay
  • Dynamic text overlay
  • Powerful Time overlay with modes: Clock, Stopwatch, Timer
  • Recording and Streaming statistics
  • Window capture overlay
  • Color overlay
  • And that's not all! We're developing new cool overlays for our customers

Overlays output effects

  • Chroma key
  • Scrolling
  • More effects are coming in future updates

Additional features:

  • Scene-based overlays settings
  • Scenes can be switched at any time using hotkeys
  • Simple and powerful visual overlays editor
  • Profile-based capture and streaming settings
  • Compatible with PunkBuster, Valve Anti Cheat, EasyAntiCheat and BattlEye

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2-cores CPU with SSE support
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel/AMD/NVidia graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Administrator rights to run software are mandatory.
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel SandyBridge CPU or AMD APU A10-58xx or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia Geforce 6хх or AMD Radeon HD 77xx or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Administrator rights to run software are mandatory.
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