Unfortunately there is no way I'm aware of to force a default for this. The Captivate author must choose the type of recording at the time the recording occurs.
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The problem I'm having is that it's not recording in simulation mode at all.
If you're using a template, how do you tell it to record in simulation mode?
Never mind - I found it. I was looking for a way to choose the setting before recording, but I see you have to choose it in the recording screen.