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So I'm new to speedrunning and I want to do a practice run. I want to see how I am doing while playing in-game on one screen. I looked at other threads and they say to get a second screen but I don't have one right now. Others have said to use OBS but they give a really complex explanation. I just want to test what I can do.


Can you please explain further what you're asking about? I think you're asking how to be able to see the timer while running, but I'm not certain as you may also be talking about record the run.


don't make your game fullscreen (stick to 1600x900 res. or lower) and put livesplit somewhere on your screen.
if you want to set livesplit on obs: add a window capture w/ obs on your scene, and move the capture anywhere you want.

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right clic > edit layout > layout settings > check "always on top" bottom left corner

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If you have a TV with an HDMI port, you have your second monitor. Just connect an HDMI cable from the computer to the TV and you're all set.


@Lieutenant_Boo I want to see the timer while I'm speedrunning the game. I streamed a practice run on twitch and I used OBS but I had problems such as I had to ALT-TAB out of the game to see if the timer was working or issues with hotkeys. I just want to see the timer while playing the game so I don't have to get my phone and look at my stream to see if it's working or not.


@Mekarazium I tried that and my game just crashes. It's more stable when it's at fullscreen. I tried OBS and it works but I am asking to see the timer while I am speedrunning. I want to see the game at 1080p and at fullscreen.


@Synomouz If your game specifically has "fullscreen borderless" mode, then you can try using that. Otherwise you can use a a program to force it, Here's a link to the one that I use to run Fuel, a game that traditionally doesn't even have a windowed mode. https://westechsolutions.​net/sites/WindowedBorderlessGaming/download
Fullscreen borderless removes the window's border (a standard windows window manager feature that some programs use to draw their custom own window control buttons), but then also sets the window size to the same as the display size. It still behaves like a normal windowed application that's easy to alt-tab and overlay applications like LiveSplit should work without a hitch.

(Be sure to also enable the Always on Top setting that Nariom pointed out. right click -> edit layout -> layout settings -> always on top)