Want Athena to make clips of your gameplay, but you don't want to stream to an audience? The Athenascope Windows App makes it easy. Use this step-by-step guide to download and set up the Athenascope Windows App, which lives on your computer and automatically gets your gameplay to Athena to create clips and highlights.
Downloading the Athenascope Windows App
1. Go to athenascope.com > click Get Highlights.
2. Click Download Athenascope
3. Click on the download and complete installation
NOTE: If you encounter a Windows Defender screen, please give our app permission to be installed!
4. Log in to the Athenascope Windows App with your email and password:
If you have not created an Athenascope account, please click Register. Your Athena-generated clips and highlights will appear on your logged-in athenascope.com homepage.
5. Click Login.
Using the Athenascope Windows App
1. Setting up Always Capture Highlights
Once you are running the Athenascope Windows App, you will see that there's a checkbox next to "Always Capture Highlights". This will allow the Athenascope Windows App to always capture gameplay when you are playing a supported game. If you'd rather the Athenascope Windows App only capture gameplay when you want it to, uncheck that box. Then, when you are playing a supported game, you can click "Start Capturing" to make the client start recording your gameplay.
2. Setting up audio
We recommend double checking that the client is receiving audio from both your game and your microphone (if you want your microphone to be included in clips) before starting gameplay. To do this, start your game and check your audio sources for audio reception (green line = sound).
If you don't see this, try File > Exiting from the Athenascope Windows App, checking your audio devices, or restarting the Windows App as administrator. You can also check out our other articles on troubleshooting Windows App audio.
3. Setting up Athenascope to run at startup
If you click File > Run at startup, you will see this option already checked. This enables Athenascope to restart and run in the background every time you restart your PC.
If you'd like to manually start Athenascope instead, uncheck this option.
4. Setting up Athenascope to run in the background
This setting, too, is already on! You will notice that when you click the X to close the client, you receive this message:
Just like the message says, Athenascope will stay running in the background/in your tray while you play games. To exit Athenascope completely, click File > Exit.
5. Running Athenascope as administrator
Some anti-cheats on games like Valorant or Apex Legends may interfere with Athenascope's game capture. If this occurs and you see a black screen while your game is running instead of your game footage, click File > Exit to exit Athenascope. Then, right-click on either the Athenascope shortcut on your desktop or in your start menu and click Run as administrator.
This common troubleshooting step will bypass anti-cheat programs and allow the client to capture gameplay.
6. Start gaming!
Once your game session ends (whether by closing the game or closing the Athenascope Windows App), Athena will automatically start analyzing your game session footage and creating clips for you. Make sure you fully exit the game or the client, or else Athena is going to get a whole lot of footage of you in the lobby!
From there, all you have to do is wait for Athena to create your clips.