Use our cool in-game overlays to achieve the best gaming experience! Harnessing the power of your GPU, hardware accelerated H.264 codecs and the various overlays, you will have an advantage over your opponents and you can share your victories.
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Mixed (87) - 67% of the 87 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date:
May 16, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“PlayClaw 7 is in early access because it has reached a state where software core engine is ready for about 90% and it provides smooth recording, streaming and overlays rendering in most cases.

I need to know what users like and what do not like in the new concept of PlayClaw user interface. Convenient and efficient UI is my target in this early access.”

Approximately how long will this software be in Early Access?

“I think PlayClaw 7 will go to release in Q4 of 2020 or or even earlier.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“I plan to add more features for recording and streaming, for example, pre-recording ability.
More overlays are in my plans too, of course. These are all types of overlays which were available in previous versions of PlayClaw and some new types.
Workshop is new for me and I'd try to use it in release version.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Current version can record, stream and show some overlays in game and at output.
Expected problems with mouse/keyboard input in configuration mode in some games. Capture performance can be also not ideal sometimes.”

Will this software be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“PlayClaw 7 core software is free and this will not be changed after release.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“I want feedback on UI interaction experience as I want to improve it.
The performance of capturing and rendering overlays is a very important question which cannot be solved without the community.
Please post your feedback on the Steam discussion board and via support tickets on our web site.”
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About This Software

PlayClaw 7 gives your cool in-game overlays and provides smooth game video recording and streaming.

You can record and stream your gameplay, Windows desktop, web videos. PlayClaw will help you with its great in-game overlays, streaming and recording widgets. You can track your hardware real time information on a game screen without second display. You can configure every piece of the software right in a game without annoying alt-tab switches!

PlayClaw 7 features

  • Smooth game capture up to 200fps
  • In-game scene editor and software configuration
  • Native capture available for DirectX 9, 10, 11, 12, OpenGL and Vulkan
  • Overlays available: FPS, Webcam, Capture statistics, Timers, Clock, Stopwatch, Teamspeak 3, Window capture, Web browser (streaming alerts)
  • H.264 encoding with hardware acceleration (Intel QuickSync, NVidia Encoder, AMD AMF encoder)
  • Streaming to YouTube, Twitch and other RTMP services
  • Cool Time-Shift recording feature
  • Fast Windows desktop capture mode
  • H.264 software encoder is available
  • Up to 16 audio sources
  • Realtime audio preprocessing engine
  • Adjustable video recording frame rate and size
  • Compatible with PunkBuster, Valve Anti Cheat, EasyAntiCheat and BattlEye

Planned features

  • Various overlays like System information and much more
  • Overlays effects like Chroma key, Color key, scroll, etc.
  • Multiple display support
  • Capture screenshots

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
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5 or AMD Ryzen or better
    • Memory: 1 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 to get special features (better performance, additional overlays, etc).

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