Frequently Asked Questions

What is LOLReplay?

LOLReplay is an application for recording League of Legends matches, allowing you to watch and analyze them at a later date, share them with your friends, or share them with the community. Matches are recorded in a compact format, using minimal system resources to prevent any noticeable impact to your game. Replays can be played back in full spectator mode, allowing you to see both your team and the enemy team, skip backwards and forwards in time, and all the other features you would expect. On top of this, LOLReplay provides a number of additions to the standard spectator mode, such as enhanced camera controls and a camera waypoint system.

How do I record a match?

Just leave the LOLReplay recorder application running in the background. It’s as simple as that! As long as it’s running then LOLReplay will record your matches to your replay directory for you to watch or upload at a later date!

Is this legit?

Yes, this is a legitimate 3rd party attempt at providing a replay system for League of Legends. It has been reviewed by Riot staff and approved as safe to use, as you can read in this post by Tamat.

Will installing the client put all sorts of nasty viruses on my computer?

We hate spammers and scammers as much as the next person, so we promise provided you download the official LOL Replay client from leaguereplays.com, it will never contain any viruses or nasty bits of code designed to compromise your security or privacy.

How do I upload my replay?

You can upload your replay to the leaguereplays.com replay archive by clicking the “Upload” button next to your replay.

I did not receive an activation email when registering my LeagueReplays account!

Please make sure the email did not get incorrectly filtered out to your spam folder. If you still cannot find the email, you can use the Password Reset page to resend a new activation email.

I get a “Sorry, but we couldn’t find the page you were looking for” error when trying to activate my account

Ensure there are no equal signs in the url. Some email clients insert equal signs when wrapping text over multiple lines.

When playing a replay I can not see any playback controls?

Try downloading the latest DirectX Runtime from here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=2da43d38-db71-4c1b-bc6a-9b6652cd92a3

How do I rewind a replay?

Currently, standard replays do not support rewind, nor do we see any way this would be possible given the current implementation. If you miss something you need to close the replay and start it again. For spectator replays however, you can skip backwards and forwards as in standard spectator mode. To record spectator replays, ensure you have “Record All Matches in SpecMode” selected in the LOLReplay options.

How do I edit a replay / upload it to youtube?

Replay files are not videos, so you cannot just open them in your favorite video editing software. You need to first use software like Fraps or Camtasia to record a replay while it is playing back.

Once you have recorded the bits of video you want from a replay you can then edit it together using normal video editing software and upload it to youtube.

Sounds like more work, why would I not just record all my games with Fraps?

For 2 reasons, the file size of a video is enormous, especially those output from screen capturing software. To record all the games you play would take excessive amounts of disk space and would probably need to throw a lot of them away to free space up. By contrast an LRF file saved by LOL Replay is only a few MBs for a 30min match, so you could easily have hundreds of matches recorded which you can play back at any time.

The other reason is performance. Screen capturing software requires a lot of CPU and disk IO while it is recording and this can have an effect on your game while you are playing. LOL Replay on the other hand has no noticeable impact on the performance of your computer while it is recording so you can just leave it on all the time. It will automatically start recording when you play a match too so you don’t need to remember to hit record.

I am trying to use fraps, but sometimes it is not recording.

Older versions of FRAPS do not work with the fast forward and skip features of LOLReplay. Newer versions (3.3.0+) should work fine. Make sure you have the latest version: http://www.fraps.com/download.php

I see a really high latency number on the GUI when playing back replays?

When playing back a replay, the latency is meaningless because you are not connected to a server. You can disregard its value.

Why are the health bars and player levels not always correct when I watch a replay?

For standard replays, Health bars and levels are only accurate for those units which were in the players camera view at any given point in time in the replay. Health bars outside of the players camera view may not be updated as frequently. For accurate healthbars, and visibility of both teams, try using the “Record All Matches in SpecMode” option.

I get an error similar to: “League of Legends.exe – Entry Point Not Found. The procedure entry point ?note_affinity@task@tbb@@UAEXG@Z could not be located in the dynamic link library tbb.dll

Try run LOLReplay in windows XP SP3 compatibility mode
Right click the executable > click properties > Compatibility > “Run this program in compatability mode for”
Thanks to Atira for posting this solution.

I am using Windows 7 and cannot install .NET / am having problems with .NET

To enable .NET in windows 7, you must turn it on by doing the following
Click Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows features on or off > Tick Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 > Press OK

If you are still having issues with .NET and are sure you have .NET 3.5 SP1 installed already, then make sure you have also installed all .NET related windows updates as well.

I am using Norton/Symantec Antivirus (or another unreliable virus scanner) and it has deleted my files! What can I do?

Some virus scanners can be overprotective and incorrectly pick up certain LOL Replay files as suspicious. In order for LOL Replay to function correctly, you will need to add the LOL Replay directory and / or files to your virus scanner exclusion list. If you would like confirmation that it is safe to use then please make sure you install a more reliable virus scanner, or use an online virus scanner such as https://www.virustotal.com/ to check the LOL Replay files.

I have an idea or bug report you need to hear?

Awesome, as mentioned before this is a very early release of the software. It did not exist 3 weeks ago, so there is still a long way to go and we would love to hear your suggestions.

The best way to contact is via the forums, we read the forums everyday and while we may not respond we definately check each and every post.

Who are you?

We are a community of developers and LOL players original from Perth, Australia.

  • Haxalot (Matt) is the brains behind the magic that is LOL Replay
  • Pkairo (Cam) is developing the website and replay sharing
  • lungcancer (Ant) designed the LOL Replay skin
  • L4T3NCY, brothermonke, Sundory, EvilGirafffe and rolle3k have been beta testing and providing feedback

What else do you have planned?

Lots of bug fixing, expand the website to allow saving and sharing your replays online, camera improvements and maybe even live spectating. Plenty of ideas but we can’t promise anything yet so watch this space.