In a previous blog post about Season 18 of Diablo III, I mentioned that I was struggling to stream on Twitch. Part of the problem is that I use a Mac, which requires additional software “workarounds” if I want to stream.

I don’t always have the energy to stream, and having to fight with Twitch before I can even start is discouraging. Fortunately, there are other ways to record my game play and to make videos of it.

For Season 18 of Diablo III, I decided to once again play a Hardcore Barbarian. This one is named Ares, which fits my personal naming system. Ares is still very low-level, and cannot do Greater Rifts yet. So, I sent him into a Nephalem Rift.

To my surprise, I ended up in a Nephalem Rift level that included Cuddle Bears and Unicorns. The tile set was not Whimsydale. It was the dungeon area where players are first introduced to Queen Asylla in story mode.

I thought it was interesting enough to try and record it. When I stream, I use the OBS software. The PC version has allowed people to use it to record gameplay on their computer – without having to stream.

The Mac version? It didn’t offer that until very recently. I remember being frustrated after hitting the “record” button, watching OBS attempt to connect to Twitch (which I wasn’t even logged into at that moment), and then stopping everything to tell me that it couldn’t find Twitch. This time, OBS actually let me record – just like PC users can!

Unfortunately, the video did not pick up any audio. So, I had a video that lacked sound. I wanted to trim off a bit from the end of the video, after Ares left the Nephalem Rift level that had the Cuddle Bears.

The solution was to download iMovie (which you can see in the screenshot at the top of this blog post). It is free. After fiddling around with it, I learned how to get my silent video into the software and trim off the end of it.

It still needed audio, so I selected a song from the YouTube Audio Library. All of the music in that library is safe for people to use in their YouTube videos. My video was longer than the song, so I put it in twice.

Here is the finished video. The song is called “Lemme See About It” by Max McFarren. The overall effect is a somewhat artsy Diablo III video. It wasn’t what I intended to do when I started recording, but I like how it turned out.

Season 18 (Season of the Triune) – Cuddle Bear Rift is a post written by Jen Thorpe on Book of Jen and is not allowed to be copied to other sites.

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