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"Chirping" rally cars and DiRT 4/Rally

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  • boganibogani Member Champion
    bogani said:
    Id like to hear a little more 'violence' in the sound, but i am already more than happy with what we have in DR. Any improvement is a bonus.
    I often drive like to drive at recce pace every now and again just to enjoy hearing the entire rev range.
    Speaking of sound, i just realized in Wales you can hear loggers on chainsaws at the starting line.
    Love details like that.
    I also drive through stages at recce pace somtimes. Particularly the Fiat 131 with h-shifter. Now and then I jam the throttle to go sideways for a bit. Makes me giggle. :)

    True story Porkie. Some of us actually enjoy the driving aspect. 

    "I had the biggest moose problem in my whole life I think"

    "Was it on the side of the road?"

    "Huh?"

    "The moose"

    "The mousse in the tire"

  • PorkhammerPorkhammer Member Champion
    edited March 17
    Well yeah so do I, but I never did see the point of driving slowly in a rally game.

    I think you're a bit confused seeing as a take the daily events a bit too seriously at times - but when I'm not doing dailies, I'll happily take any random (old!) car for a spin, without a care in the world for world records. I also record these runs sometimes.

    I do love this game to bits - otherwise I wouldn't've had 1765 hours played.
    Post edited by Porkhammer on

    "You must always strive to be the best, but you must never believe that you are."

    -Juan Manuel Fangio

  • boganibogani Member Champion
    Well yeah so do I, but I never did see the point of driving slowly in a rally game.
    Nahh. Reading the daily thread, I really don't think your enjoying the game anymore. The obsession of being fastest just seems to frustrate you. But hey, we all have different takes on what's enjoyable.

    Sometimes I wanna hunt PB's, sometimes I just wanna throw the car around a stage without the time in mind.

    "I had the biggest moose problem in my whole life I think"

    "Was it on the side of the road?"

    "Huh?"

    "The moose"

    "The mousse in the tire"

  • PorkhammerPorkhammer Member Champion
    bogani said:
    Well yeah so do I, but I never did see the point of driving slowly in a rally game.
    Nahh. Reading the daily thread, I really don't think your enjoying the game anymore. The obsession of being fastest just seems to frustrate you. But hey, we all have different takes on what's enjoyable.

    Sometimes I wanna hunt PB's, sometimes I just wanna throw the car around a stage without the time in mind.
    Please read my edit.

    "You must always strive to be the best, but you must never believe that you are."

    -Juan Manuel Fangio

  • tbtstttbtstt Member Champion
    Id like to hear a little more 'violence' in the sound, but i am already more than happy with what we have in DR. Any improvement is a bonus.
    Absolutely. The quality of sound has been talked about on here numerous times before but, even though there are a few little gripes, DiRT Rally (and to be fair the DiRT series in general) is pretty damn excellent in terms of sound. 

    DiRT Rally nails my two fave sounding rally cars (the S1 quattro and Group A Impreza) better than any other game ever has. 

    "If In Doubt, Flat Out!"


  • boganibogani Member Champion
    edited March 17
    bogani said:
    Well yeah so do I, but I never did see the point of driving slowly in a rally game.
    Nahh. Reading the daily thread, I really don't think your enjoying the game anymore. The obsession of being fastest just seems to frustrate you. But hey, we all have different takes on what's enjoyable.

    Sometimes I wanna hunt PB's, sometimes I just wanna throw the car around a stage without the time in mind.
    Please read my edit.
    Fair enough!

    1765 hours. That's like 74 whole days at the wheel. No wonder your wheel broke ;)

    "I had the biggest moose problem in my whole life I think"

    "Was it on the side of the road?"

    "Huh?"

    "The moose"

    "The mousse in the tire"

  • SirPhilMcKrakenSirPhilMcKraken Member Co-Driver
    The S1 Quattro sounds unlike anything else, it sounds like a trapped monster :P
  • dgeesi0dgeesi0 Member Race Engineer
    i think we also need to remember the different views give different sounds. like 3rd person out car you can hear popping banging. needs to be heard is car more also.
  • tbtstttbtstt Member Champion
    dwkGravey said:
    Chirp, chatter, flutter, compressor surge, whatever you want to call it, I want more of it!


    "Chatter" if you are being casual, "compressor surge" if you are being technical! :smiley:

    "If In Doubt, Flat Out!"


  • Roggenbr0tRoggenbr0t Member New Car Smell
    Talking about the Quattro...having clumsily tried to make cars chirp some more in D:R, the Pikes Peak version for me seems to have some of the loudest/most noticable (what I believe are) turbo sounds of all the cars in-game. It even seems to do the "chatter"/chirping-(at least a somewhat similar)-kind-of sound somewhat regularly when backing off the throttle - if you listen closely, you can also hear it faintly when watching the replay, even when the "camera" is located on the side of the track in corners.
    But it still doesn't seem nowhere near as loud and frequent as in most videos (but maybe my driving is simply too horrible for it to trigger it in such a fashion though).
    I guess the icing on the cake would be the audio-slider-solution for car sounds some of you suggested, as it would enable everyone to "mix" the sounds to his liking, but I reckon it's too late for it to make it into Dirt 4 (no idea how hard it would be to implement it as well).
  • gfRallygfRally Member Champion
    You know that question, if you had to make a choice of going deaf or blind which would you choose?

    I think I would actually take loosing my sight.  My first rally I can only remember the sound REALLY well.  The sound is what anchored the emotion of the event in my mind.  I like aviation as well, and the sound of a Spitfire, B17, or a F22 starting up (they howl a bit) is what drives me to these events.  

    Not to stray off topic, but I said once: you can have rather crappy graphics, but if the sounds are awesome you mind will fill in a lot of the experience, maybe not realizing it.  Just think of any of the WRC games, ignoring the physics, many times the sounds are hard to ignore.  It somewhat ruins the experience.  Think Starwars as a silent movie?  

    So..... even if exaggerated a bit, ALS, turbo flutter and backfire should be turned up a bit... give these sounds emotion.  They shouldn't be mechanically inserted just to check off a list.  EVERY other part of the sounds are great, this is just lacking a little.  

     twitter: gflinch

  • RodgerDaviesRodgerDavies Member Team Principal
    That's probably unique to every individual. With gaming, i can certainly find sound hugely immersive, especially with racing games. For instance, the great sounds in DR is what makes it difficult for me to pick up RBR and enjoy it as much as before. Likewise, for my circuit fix I slightly prefer Raceroom (R3E) to its rivals and I can only put that down to the sound (and superb AI). Assetto Corsa's improvements in this area are part of what allowed me to start enjoying it too (as well as AI improvements, again).
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