okay, so i always take pictures of my sims and use fraps to do it. i just got a new computer, installed all sims games, installed fraps, everything works. HOWEVER, i CANNOT get rid of the action queue when taking pictures, or the red pause border. Before, all i did was press f10 and that all went away. I have a feeling this is some stupidly simple answer that I'm missing. Hoping someone can solve this for me.
For anyone wondering what Fraps is...
Is a program to take screenshot in-game.
Some laptops don't support print screen to capture heavy graphic games screenshot.
I also cannot get rid of "action queue" and "red border pause mode".
Cut them off by using graphic editor, for example, Ms Paint and Adobe Photoshop.
Or, before you decide to take capture, cancel all action queue. Those boxes should be disappear.
Taking capture without using "pause mode" is a bit tricky.
I always "pause mode" the game to capture perfect pics, then edit the pics, cut that "red border" in Ms Paint.
There's a mod to get rid of the red pause line (but I'm too lazy to look for it right now) and hitting f5 will go into build/buy/save mode and hide the action queue. I usually don't bother and just crop the icons out.
I always get the pause lines and queue icons when I take screenshots with Fraps, but I just crop the photo afterwards to get rid of them. If you don't want the queue icons to be visible on your screenshot, just select a random Sim who isn't doing anything and take your pic. You can also use the Freezer clock to pause your Sims' actions without having to actually pause the game. Or install the pause lines removal hack like Sushigal007 suggested.
Going to setup, f5, (the three little circles) will get rid of the action queue.
So when I take photos, I click f5, then f10, then f9 (the key I set my photo program to take a picture), then I click f10 to get the UI back and f1 to go back to live mode. I've been doing it like this for so long, I do it without really thinking anymore.