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Broadcasting software can't pick the game up


#1

Steam won’t recognize that I’m streaming when I’m trying to broadcast the game. OBS sees a black window and the cursor. Doesn’t matter windowed/full screen.

Didn’t see anyone talk about this. Why does it happen?


#2

Have you tried disabling the steam overlay?


#3

Yes. It still says “X’s stream is unavailable at this time”. Also doesn’t explain why OBS only sees a black screen.


#4

That’s odd I did a really quick stream to twitch adn didn’t have any issues. And I have no idea how to really use OBS either. And I was usign it through TeamViewer which should be ultra worst case senario.

What are your system specs?


#5

i5 2500k
R9 270x
12GB RAM

I usually stream Overwatch and play on mid-high. High-ultra when not streaming. Can’t say I’ve had an issue like this before.


#6

We’re looking into why OBS and Action! aren’t streaming the game.
Just to make sure we cover all bases: have you tried streaming your desktop with the game in windowed mode?


#7

Even in Full Screen it does work with Display Capture on OBS.

It doesn’t work with Game Capture in both Windowed and Full Screen. You only see the cursor and a black screen on those.

Steam still doesn’t recognize it and I can’t Broadcast it, even though the “You can now broadcast to friends” toast pops up when the game launches.


#8

Agreed. Only way I could get it to work was with Display Capture in OBS.


#9

This is what I did but I have to do it for a 1/3 of games I play anyway. Had no problem using OBS.


#10

I used ShadowPlay to capture it and it works pretty fine!


#11

In the same boat with OBS Studio - just a black screen with the cursor. I’d rather not have to use Display capture simply because I don’t want to display my desktop if I have to alt+tab.


#12

Update for everyone:

  • if you run the game with the command line option -popupwindow (right click Battle Chasers in Steam, select Properties and then click Set Launch Options) and
  • change the screen mode in Video Options to Windowed

This will change the screen to a Windowed Screen mode.

OBS will then recognize Battle Chasers as a valid source when using Window Capture :slight_smile: