Hearthstone Deck Tracker: App Review

Cassius Sonoda

by Cassius Sonoda

YouTuber, blogger, PC hardware seller, and PC gamer.

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Fig. 1 Hearthstone Deck Tracker: In-game deck tracking overlay.  Both the player and opponent’s cards are tracked.  The opponents hand is annotated to show which turn cards were drawn on, and additionally if cards were mulliganed, recalled from the board, or created.

App Rating: (4 / 5) (Hearthstone Deck Tracker, ver 1.5.11)

Hearthstone Deck Tracker (HDT) is a free Hearthstone third-party desktop accessory app for Windows and Mac, which makes use of an in-game overlay (Fig 1.) to provide real-time deck tracking.  The app also comes with a desktop interface, which provides informative profiling of decks and match and deck statistics. Continue reading “Hearthstone Deck Tracker: App Review”

Track-o-Bot desktop app for tracking Hearthstone match history (App Review)

Cassius Sonoda

by Cassius Sonoda

YouTuber, blogger, PC hardware seller, and PC gamer.

 track-o-bot logo
The Track-o-Bot mascot is a likeness of the Alarm-o-Bot minion from the game, in case you were wondering.

App Rating: (3 / 5) (Track-o-Bot, ver 0.9.0)

Hearthstone players should know about a handy free desktop app which allows the tracking of match results down to the individual player moves made.  Meet Track-o-Bot – an app that sits in the system tray of your desktop and collates your match results.  A user profile is automatically created the first time you run the program, and apparently it does not need the inputting Battle.net details.  The app is available for Windows and Mac, and has been unofficially forked for Linux. Continue reading “Track-o-Bot desktop app for tracking Hearthstone match history (App Review)”

How-to: Record desktop and Discord/Skype sounds in separate audio tracks for video editing

Cassius Sonoda

by Cassius Sonoda

YouTuber, blogger, PC hardware seller, and PC gamer.

Problem scenario

You are creating videos for an internet audience, and you have identified a need to be able to treat sound different sources individually: your voice in the video, your voIP partner’s voice, and sounds coming from the desktop.

For example, there are parts in the video where your voice is getting drowned out by the in-game/app music/sounds, or your friend is talking over you on Discord.  Imagine having the power to amplify your voice and lower theirs.  Maybe you want to play the video to popular music instead, and it is interacting badly with the in-game sounds, which you would in hindsight prefer to mute.  Well, it turns out you can.  From now on, you will have much more flexibility in editing by recording separate sound sources as separate audio tracks that will be stored in a singular MP4 file along with the visuals.  Here’s how:  Continue reading “How-to: Record desktop and Discord/Skype sounds in separate audio tracks for video editing”