We have a once-a-month presentation at my workplace where we get together and talk about each other's interests and hobbies. For my next talk, I want to give them a bit of background on real-time strategy gaming, discuss the concepts, and then demo a StarCraft 2 match. I'd prefer this to be a replay so that I can pause, rewind and scroll around as needed while doing some commentary.
The problem I'm faced with is that I do not want to take my home PC to work unless there is no other choice. I'd rather play back a replay from my work laptop. Is there any way to show SC2 replays on a PC that doesn't have the game installed?
The other option is to use some kind of capture tool to record a video of the gameplay, but this a second-best choice.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be very welcome.
Prepare the replay at home: Play it normally through the game engine and record it with Fraps. Do some magic, convert the video with a lossless full-framerate encoder and you won't lose much quality whatsoever. Video's can be encoded and written to DVD if the work laptop doesn't deal so well with resource intensive videos. Crappy rigs are known to run badly when confronted with a 1080p video in high-datarate videos like .mkv, but burning them to video DVD format solves a large part of this issue.