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  • Re: [DiRT 4] Constructive feedback on the subject of car-feel and physics: The Ultimate Thread

    KevM said:
    The one thing I can't really get my head round and it's no disrespect to anyone, but why the heck did the community testers not pick up on the issue & express dissatisfaction before the release?  
    They did, where do you think @SirPhilMcKraken's picture comes from? He originally drew it and posted it in the community test forum to try and visually explain what he was describing. He posted it before the games release, after a couple of pages of discussion about possible causes/fixes.

    We only had about a weeks testing time before release so Codies weren't able to patch it in time. The thread is 17 pages long and if people are discussing something out here, it's been discussed in there, and if it's been discussed in there then Codies have put it on the to do sheet and distributed it to the relevant department for fixing. How long it takes to fix it depends on the problem, some were simple tweaks, some aren't.
  • Re: Dirt 4 very disappointing

    Joff81 said:
    Anyone who tried to play Dirt Rally with a controller found it extremely difficult if not impossible to play, even I have a PS4 copy gathering dust as I don't have a wheel and with controller it's impossible to play.
    I've set World Records on pc with a pad ;)
  • Re: DiRTy Gossip Thread

    What we have here is a battle between 2 different types of racer, sim and arcade.

    Sim racers want 100% accuracy at all costs, arcade racers want a fun 'pick up and play' game that they can play with their mates.

    And Codemasters are stuck in the middle with the impossible task of pleasing both sides, because neither side can seem to generate enough sales on it's own to justify making the game their way. So compromises have to made on both sides to get a game we can all play.

    I didn't envy @Kick_Up in November when he had to explain to a group of mostly hardcore rally sim proponents why Codies had decided on what appeared to some of us as a backwards step when he introduced us to their new baby, DiRT4 (a lot of the people in that room were the people who had asked for D:R in the first place).

    Is everything perfect in the game? No. You should see the list of stuff the beta testers have listed in the test forum for Codies to look at. Will Codies fix what they can? I believe so.

    I know it sounds like fluff, but the DiRT team really do care about the game and us, their fans on both sides of the fence. They want to make the best rally game possible, for as many fans as possible. Surely the way they patched D:R as often as they did (with many of the patches requiring a reworking of major parts of the program) and Kick_Up's many responses to questions (often repeated) on here shows you how much it means to them to get it right.

    I'm not asking you to give them a free pass when it comes to DiRT4, but I am asking some of you to stop fighting and at least wait until you've actually played the game before condemning them for supposed 'game breaking' failures.
  • Re: Announcing DiRT 4

    TBH I couldn't care less about D4 because I've seen NO PC footage ANYWHERE..... Why is that???? everything I've seen so far just points to a game for the current crop of consoles ported over to PC.

    Don't get me wrong Dirt Rally WAS a great game but lost my interest thanks to the constant changes being made in a piecemeal fashion to the handling, car settings, setup options changes, bit's there, bits here and EVERY time I had to re-tune EVERY car setup... sigh.....

    Complains that Codies don't fix problems in their games, and then complains about them fixing problems in a game...

    Complains that there's no PC video uploads and then links to an Xbox One video of a game...

    Complains that Codies are just recycling old product and then posts a video of Forza Apex...

    Complains that Codies don't listen to their fans after complaining about Codies making changes to D:R, at the request of their fans. (Coincidentally, D:R was built 100% around the requests of forum members i.e their fans) So what you're really doing there is :

    Complaining that Codies don't listen to their fans in a game that was built because of requests from their fans and then changed/updated due to requests from their fans.

    DiRT4 is a continuation of building a game due to the requests from their fans. People thought D:R was too hard/sim focused and asked for a return to DiRT3 style gaming, so Codies create a game to make both sim fans and casual gamers happy, and you complain about it.

    Ironic posts are ironic
  • Re: DiRTy Gossip Thread


    dgeesi0 said:

    it will be interesting how the big audi handles.in dirt rally was like driving a canal boat :D.the noise it made though was awesome. B)


    My Dad had an Audi Quattro (A8), we called it The Barge. Because it handled like one, big, lazy, wallowy, BUT... press the accelerator and WWWRRRRRMMMM, tyre shredding, 4 wheel drifting at 120mph and the last (and first) time my Dad let my mate drive the barge.