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  • LoLReplay is a tool to record your past League of Legends matches Download Review Comments (2) Questions & Answers We do not have a download file for the latest version (, but you can try downloading it from the developer's site Download version 0.7 from Software Informer.
  • When the replay opens, jump to 1:40 on the timeline as this is typically when laning begins. Watch through the first 10 to 12 minutes of each game and make a note each time you use a skill, especially focusing on the good uses and bad uses.
  • LoLReplay is a handy tool developed by independent developers to record your past League of Legends matches. The program works in the background, recording every game that you play, so you don't have to worry about pushing any 'record' button.

League of Legends replay files (.rofl)

League of Legends is a highly popular online battle arena video game by Riot Games available for Microsoft Windows and macOS. Like many competitive games, it offers native replay function which is great, but on the other hand brings a lot of complications especially for less tech-savvy users.

This article covers the basics about LoL replay and is mainly targeted on players that are new to LoL and have trouble with playing replays, especially older ones.


Lol replay zoom out

How to replay your own LoL replays

The very first thing you should probably do is to setup the default location which you can do in the SettingsReplaysmenu as you can see on the screenshot below.

League of Legends in-game settings menu

Once this is set up, you can check out your profile select the Match Historymenu which will show you your last 20 game replays. You can download the replay from the servers with the small download icon.

Lol Replay Reddit

However, the annoying limitation is that you can only download replays saved in the last version of your game client, meaning you cannot normally replay matches from build 7.10 if you are already on build 7.11 and later.

All this means there is no way to download replays that expired and they are forever lost unless you have made manual backup earlier.

If you want to manually share replays of some of your spectacular pentakill matches, check the default folder and copy / send the .rofl file via e-mail it to your friends.

Still the game client will only allow you playback of the replay if your game version matches. This leads many people wonder how to watch old lol replays, something we will cover in the last section of this article.

Default Match History menu in LoL client

How to replay shared LoL replays

In case you need to replay .rofl files that were send to you, for example by a friend you can do it easily if you follow these few steps.

Watch LoL replays via drag and drop

Lol Replay System

1. The very first thing you have to do (if you already did not) is to create desktop shortcut for your LoL client. Locate the releases folder in your game folder, for example:

'C:Riot GamesLeague of LegendsRADSsolutionslol_game_client_slnreleases0.0.1.180deploy'

2. Now create a desktop shortcut of the main executable 'League of Legends.exe' (right-click on the file ► Send to ► Desktop (create shortcut). and drag it to your desktop. In older versions of Windows you need to drag the new shortcut to the desktop.

Typical location of League of Legends executable

It's best to rename it to something else (like LOL Replays) to distinguish it from the original desktop icon that was placed during the client installation.

3. Once this is done, simply drag and drop the replay on the shortcut icon and the replay should start shortly.

Successful launch of shared LoL replay

Note: This will work only if the replay has same game version as your client. If you encounter any trouble, that particular replay is most likely expired, but many things can go wrong, so you may try alternative approach with customized shortcut for launching LoL replays.

BugSplat error generated

Watch LoL replays using customized shortcut

In case you got a BugSplat error windows, there is an alternative way to launch the replay, but requires manual tweak of the shortcut.

League of Legend Shortcut Properties

When you open the properties of the desktop shortcut for replays, you need to add the exact path to your replay in the Target: Box in the Shortcut tab of the Shortcut Properties window.

The Target: information typically contains 'path to executable' and you need to add 'path to .rofl file' after it, so you will end with 'path to executable' 'path to replay' in the box.

For example our test replay is located in 'C:UsersMeDocumentsLeague of LegendsReplaysEUN1-1566886705.rofl' and thus we had to add this string after the default path to the executable.

And that's it. Now you can just double-click on the shortcut to directly launch the replay. The drawback of this method is that you need to change the shortcut for every replay you want to watch.

How to replay expired LoL replays

The problem many LoL player face is that you cannot easily watch old replays in newer version of the client. A workaround for this exist, but it relies on using old versions of the game client and you will not find every version of the client for download.

The best thing to do at the start is to first discover the version of the .rofl replay you want to playback. Simple open your the .rofl file in any text editor (Windows NotePad will do) and search for the 'gameversion' string that covers the version.

Our sample .rofl file is from version 7.13 as yo can see in the highlighted section, so to watch it we would need client of the same version, which is not a problem now (July 2017) but might be a problem in future when a new patch is released.

Searching for GameVersion in sample replay

Once you know the version (patch) needed, you need to obtain that particular version. This is usually a bundle with the executable that needs to be replaced in your LoL files, however the main problem lies with the finding of some particular patches.

Great source of patches is found on SkinSpotlights, but for others you will have to search on the Internet, but it might be that some versions can be never found.

List of LoL patches available on SkinSpotlights website

Never forget to make backup of your client files so you can easily revert all the changes you have made and avoid errors reinstall.

If you know some source with different versions of patches for LoL, please share it with other players in the discussion below.

And that's pretty much everything there is about the replays. Enjoy Leagues of Legends.

One more thing..

In case you already did not, checking out the popular LoLReplay 2 software might be worthwhile, especially if you like watching and sharing replays with your friends.

LolReplay 2 screenshot

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How to record League of Legends (LoL)

About League of Legends

League of Legends (LoL) is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games. In League of Legends, players assume the role of an unseen 'summoner' that controls a 'champion' with unique abilities and battle against a team of other players or computer-controlled champions. The goal is usually to destroy the opposing team's 'nexus', a structure which lies at the heart of a base protected by defensive structures.

As of January 2014, over 67 million people played League of Legends per month, 27 million per day, and over 7.5 million concurrently during peak hours. In September 2016 the company estimated that there are over 100 million active players each month. (Wikipedia)

League of Legends Recording Sample Video

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Please follow the steps below to record the League of Legends gameplay.

  1. Choose the 'Game Recording' mode.

    It's better to use 'Game Recording' mode to get a high quality video file.

  2. Start League of Legends game to record.

    Note: For stable operation, Bandicam needs to be run before League of Legends game

  3. While running a game in 'Game Recording' mode, you can see the green number on the screen.

    You can control the FPS (Frames per second) under the 'FPS' tab of Bandicam. If you can't see the green number, click HERE

  4. Press the 'F12' function key (or the 'Record' button in Bandicam) to start recording.

  5. During recording, the green number (FPS) will change to red.

  6. To stop recording, press the 'F12' function key (or the 'Record' button in Bandicam) again.

  7. Go to 'Home -> Video' to play, edit or upload the captured videos.

Stop LoL game recording when you see the victory/defeat screen

  1. If you use 'Game Recording' mode, you must stop recording when you see the 'Victory or Defeat' screen on the LoL game.
    When you click the 'CONTINUE' button, the recorded file won't be saved properly.

  2. To avoid this problem, you may try 'Screen Recording' mode of Bandicam.

    Net speed test check. Start Bandicam, and choose 'Screen Recording' mode of Bandicam

    Start League of Legends, go to the Video settings and choose the 'Windowed or Borderless' mode.

League of Legends Game Recording for advanced users

  • To enhance the recording ability of Bandicam, try the hardware-accelerated H.264 encoder.
  • To edit the recorded video, use the 'Sony Vegas/Premiere/Pinnacle' preset. » more
  • To minimize computer lag, reduce the 'Video Resolution/Size/FPS/Quality'. » more
  • To record / merge the webcam stream within the main video, try the webcam PiP feature.
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