> After recording ends, how would you "watch" the game?
Launch XCC Game Spy Player.
> Would you need to keep YR running?
> Would it be using your recorder program? Would it be like observing a game, or like in your pics just an AWACS map with tagged dots?
Like the images.
> How big do the recordings get in size?
Depends on lots of factors, but < 100 kb for short games.
> Does this method involve polling the map every some millisecs and recording (perhaps text style?) all that's on it?
Yes, but not like 'polling' the display.