This is a guide for the Windows setup. I have only successfully used OBS on Windows.
As you will see, I've recorded a lot of things in OBS. If you saw many of my YT videos before I took them down, most were recorded with OBS (the only one that's up that was recorded with OBS was the fun moments shit.)
- Have Sauer open while you do this! RIght click the Sources box, and select Add -> Game Capture
- Make sure the Application selected is Cube 2: Sauerbraten. Because I already have a "Sauer," I just called it "Sauerr."
- This is where I ran into problems and had to fuck around a lot to get good recording settings... this will depend a lot on your computer's power. Quickly, here are my specs:
i7-3820 @ 3.8ghz, quadcore
16gb 1600mhz RAM
nVidia GTX 750 (Ti?)
1680x1050 is my default resolution, and I play Sauer in this too. If you have a higher resolution, your computer will use more power to record. As a general rule, you should always try to go for at least 30fps when you're recording. More is better, as YT has support for up to 60fps. If you can get 720p 60fps (what all my videos are in on YT), the quality will be good enough for almost everyone.
So go to Settings from the main screen. Next, go to Encoding.
The Max Bitrate is one of the things used to determine your video quality. I haven't recorded in a while, but I think this was the maximum I could run while playing Counterstrike. For Sauer, I could get over 3000kb/s. Obviously, try to get the maximum you can while still maintaining a decent fps.
I have the quality balance set to 10. That's because my computer can record at a decent bitrate. If you can't record at at least 1024kb/s, drop the quality balance. I don't know what you'll have to drop it too. Experiment with that.
- We'll skip Broadcast Settings. My upload speed of 60kb/s means I never could try much with that. Go to Video.
Make sure that you set your fps for this to at least 30. I have mine at 60 because I can. You'll notice that I have the resolution at 1440x900 - that's the resolution I play Counterstrike at, I guess. Set it to whatever resolution you play on Sauer. You can see it in Sauer by going to Options -> Res tab. If you are going to record in full screen, make sure you started Sauer in fullscreen. If you're recording in windowed, make sure to start in windowed, when you try to figure out your resolution. Also, I think there are some issues with changing resolution with different Sauer mods (comed at least), so be careful.
And then you should be good to record! If you need help determining what exactly you should have your settings be, post your computer specs here. Also, if you can set up mumble, you should be able to set up the Audio tab yourself. I'm not much help with that... my microphone / myself are very soft.