Question / Help Game lags / stutters when I open up OBS (repost)


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20:48:56.200: [game-capture: 'Game Capture 2'] attempting to hook process: GeometryDash.exe
20:48:56.203: [game-capture: 'Game Capture 2'] init_pipe: failed to start pipe

The above error repeats over and over. That would seem to indicate a problem using game capture on this game.


Most capture issues can be alleviated by launching OBS as Administrator, this includes stuttering, frozen and black screens. Some games will straight up not capture with Game Capture and you have to resort to Window or Display.

Never run Game Capture and Display capture in the same scene, it causes game to V-sync even if you have V-sync off