The guidelines for shoutcasting:
1. check your microphone. Do a test record and make sure there's a minimum of background noise and make sure you can't hear the co-caster talking in TeamSpeak/Skype during the shoutcast. Also make sure the sound doesn't overdrive (too loud).
2. join the Groentjuh's replay server and type: "/callvote listdemos" to get a list of all available matches. You can specify the demos shown with "/callvote listdemos 50 100" for instance (will show demo number 50-100). Then type "/callvote playdemo demoname.sedemo" to load a match.
3. at the begin of each match read the game time: "59, 58, 57, 56" so I can easily sync voice and video later.
If you cast together with someone else, read the numbers together. That part will get cut out later.
4. If you cast with someone else, only one guy has to record the demos. The guy recording the demos should talk more about the micro gameplay (combat) while the other guy more about the macro (commander/team strategies).
You can demo record with "/demorecord" and stop with "/demostop"
5. Introduce yourself (and your co-caster), then introduce the game and then the teams.
6. Don't show any third/first person or commander view during the first 30-45 seconds of the shoutcast - that's the time when the team info overlay will blend in. But show the commanding mode early each match, so people see that Savage is an RTS game too. Keep in mind that your view and mouse movements in RTS mode don't get recorded (if you want to show something specific, do it in FPS mode), I will add the RTS camera movement later during the video recording.
7. Bind both commanders and important players (usually officers) to keys, so you can spectate them without having to type it into the chat everytime.
bind kp_7 "chat /spectate commandername1"; bind kp_4 "chat /spectate officername"; bind kp_8 "chat /spectate commandername 2"
(kp_1-9 are the keys on your number block)
8. Make screenshots (F9) from each match after all officers are set. I need them to create the team overlays and the youtube description.
9. Do a new voice sync every 20 minutes and write the exact game time into a text file named "sync.txt"
10. After the shoutcast is finished, create 192 Kbit/s mp3's from your shoutcast, take the screenshots, the demos and the sync file and put all 7 files into a folder, put them on dropbox and send and invitation to:
The co-shoutcaster just has to upload 2 mp3's.Sample shoutcast: