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  1. 29 points
    Hello everyone My name's PJ and I'm a new addition to the Codemasters team, as Social Media Manager for DiRT. If you've been around the DiRT forums you might have seen me in the Gossip thread, chatting about the game or sharing videos, and it's going to be exciting to do that in an official capacity now for you all To give a little background on myself, I've been in the games industry for quite a while, having worked with Konami Europe for the past 6 years on the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game. While there I was responsible for all of the official website updates for the region, as well as social media content and the occasional livestream. In my spare time I like to keep busy with creative projects themed around motorsport, and have had the opportunity to do some cool things in the past with Top Gear and Red Bull Racing. I'm also very active in a few motorsport-related Discord groups, talking F1 and Sportscar racing. Games-wise I'm big into my racing games (my first proper experiences were F1 '97 and the original Gran Turismo), and tend to go for all the Achievements in any game I particularly like, including a whole bunch of recent DiRT and F1 titles. I'm also a bit of a Final Fantasy and Metal Gear Solid fan (part of my university thesis analysed Metal Gear Solid 2's meta-narrative), and am not averse to the occasional Street Fighter battle, as some at Codies are already aware I'm still getting up to speed on all things Codies, but I know it's going to be an exciting time and I look forward to keeping you all informed and excited about the world of DiRT in the future
  2. 22 points
    Hello everyone! I’m PJ and I recently joined Codemasters to keep you all informed and excited about DiRT Rally 2.0. If you want to know more about me and my history here’s my intro post on the forums, but let’s crack on with everything else that’s been going on recently! It’s been a busy week for DiRT Rally 2.0, so let’s take a look back and see what happened. Season 2 has begun! The second Season of DiRT Rally 2.0 is here, and we kick off with the addition of Group B Rallycross to the game. The Peugeot 205 T16 Rallycross and the Ford RS200 Evolution showed up on Tuesday and we’ve already seen some spectacular action as people throw those monsters round the circuits. Season owners also got their first Credits Drop and custom liveries of the Season, with a fetching blue and white design showing up on the Volkswagen Polo GTI R5, Opel Kadett C GT/E and more. For full details on what’s been added check out our news article. PS4 DLC Entitlement Issues Over the past few days we got word from PlayStation 4 users about issues regarding their DLC content being inaccessible in My Team. After checking with various people here at Codemasters we were able to put together an FAQ which should resolve most of these issues. If you ever have trouble accessing purchased DLC content on PlayStation 4 in the future check out these tips first and email us if nothing seems to work. PlayStation 4 DLC Entitlement FAQ DiRT Rally 2.0 at SpeedMachine and the FIA World Rallycross Championship The FIA World Rallycross Championship came to the UK in late May and DiRT Rally 2.0 was there too as part of the SpeedMachine festivities. It was great to see everybody enjoying their time with the game at the Xite Racing garage, including some of the regulars from the World Rallycross grid! We’ve got a gallery of our favourite snaps up on Facebook and Chris also put together a roundup of the action on the blog. DiRT Rally 2.0 blog from SpeedMachine Sales and Discounts Are you ready to rise to the challenge? DiRT Rally 2.0 and various other items are currently discounted in numerous ways across Steam, PlayStation and Xbox. The Steam sales end this afternoon (June 7) so you’ll need to get in there quickly, whereas the other platforms run for the next week or so. Steam – DiRT Rally 2.0 Standard Edition – 50% Off Steam – DiRT Rally 2.0 Deluxe Edition – 50% Off Steam – DiRT Rally 2.0 DLC – 40% Off PlayStation (EU) – DiRT Rally 2.0 Standard Edition – 20% Off (50% Off with PlayStation Plus) PlayStation (EU) – DiRT Rally 2.0 Deluxe Edition – 20% Off (50% Off with PlayStation Plus) PlayStation (US) – DiRT Rally 2.0 Standard Edition – 50% Off PlayStation (US) – DiRT Rally 2.0 Deluxe Edition – 50% Off Xbox – DiRT Rally 2.0 Standard Edition- 50% Off Xbox – DiRT Rally 2.0 Deluxe Edition – 50% Off Xbox – DiRT Rally 2.0 Deluxe Content Pack – 50% Off Xbox – DiRT Rally – 80% Off Xbox – DiRT 4 – 80% Off DiRT Rally 2.0: Version 1.5 Version 1.5 of DiRT Rally 2.0 is coming next week, handling some popular requests, fixes and features from the community. The headline act is the addition of Clubs, giving you all a way to build your own communities, join your friends and run Championships in-game. We’ll have more info on Clubs next week and on how it all works but for now here’s a summary of what’s coming in the update: Club support added to Freeplay. Visual improvements made to rain effects. Service Areas will appear correctly in Weekly and Monthly Challenges. Monthly Challenge Leaderboards adjusted to show total Event times instead of individual Stage times. Elite and Master AI difficulty adjusted in My Team Rally Events to provide a fairer transition upwards from Pro. Start-line AI behaviour adjusted at Lohéac Bretagne circuit. AI cars will now be washed after Rallycross races. Notification added for when a player completes research on a car’s final engine upgrade in My Team. Chase cameras adjusted to reduce camera clipping into roadside objects. Non-English language co-driver volume increased. Corrections to some non-English language co-driver calls. General stability improvements and minor bug fixes. That’s it for this week, and I leave you all with this awesome image from @UDegani that we shared a few days ago. See you all soon!
  3. 17 points
    @ShodanCat I had a look at the windscreen/windshield droplets with low rain and it has been improved. It's too late to get it into the Latvia patch (we have to submit each patch to Sony/MS well in advance) but I'll try and get it into the one after Latvia somehow.
  4. 14 points
    Hello DiRT fans! The offroad action continues this week with Season 2, and here’s a quick look at what’s coming on June 4. Release times will vary depending on your region and platform. New cars: Group B Rallycross is here! Week 1 sees the release of the first 2 cars in this Class, the Peugeot 205 T16 Rallycross and the Ford RS200 Evolution. Group B rally cars are some of the most fearsome and spectacular in DiRT Rally 2.0 and the thrills are set to continue on the Rallycross circuits with these 2 machines. If you’re a Deluxe Edition or Season Pass owner both cars will be automatically added to your My Team garage, and no matter how you own the DLC both cars are available in Free Play, Time Trial and Multiplayer. Both cars will have 5 selectable liveries in-game, the defaults you see here plus 4 custom designs. As always, if you’re not a DiRT Rally 2.0 Season owner the vehicles are available for purchase individually. You may need to download items from the store for them to appear in-game. Now, let’s look at these 2 mighty machines! Peugeot 205 T16 Rallycross The Peugeot 205 T16 was purpose built for Group B rally and cemented itself as one of the most successful cars in its group. The car was, like many of its rivals, modified for use in rallycross, becoming a successful front-runner in Europe. Modifications included a new aero kit, an extreme rear wing, and increased engine power output. · Max Power: 480 bhp · Max Weight: 960 kg · Engine: 1775 cc, 4 cylinders · Aspiration: Turbo · Transmission: 5 Speed – Manual · Mid-Engined, 4WD Ford RS200 Evolution The Ford RS200 never had the opportunity to shine in Group B rally. This changed however, when the car was entered into its first European Rallycross Championship event. The car demonstrated incredible performance characteristics, winning multiple events between 1986-1992, and winning the championship in 1991. Typically producing around 580 hp, the RS200 could accelerate from 0-60 in a little over 2 seconds. · Max Power: 450 bhp · Max Weight: 1180 kg · Engine: 1803 cc, 4 cylinders · Aspiration: Turbo · Transmission: 5 Speed - Manual · Mid-Engined, 4WD Other bonuses: Season owners will also be able to access a new livery for the following cars: · Lancia Fulvia HF · Opel Kadett C GT/E · Ford RS200 (Rally) · Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 · SUBARU WRX STI Rallycross Finally, Season owners will receive their Credits drop on June 4: a 200,000 CR boost to help with buying, upgrading and repairing their cars. Season 2 Calendar Here’s a look at the full Season 2 content calendar. Both Seasons 1 and 2 of DiRT Rally 2.0 are available with the Deluxe Edition of the game, or the Deluxe Content Pack if you already own the base game. · DiRT Rally 2.0 Deluxe Content Pack: Steam · DiRT Rally 2.0 Deluxe Content Pack: PlayStation · DiRT Rally 2.0 Deluxe Content Pack: Xbox The next DLC location (Latvia RX) is only 2 weeks away, coming on June 18!
  5. 13 points
    So last weekend I was in at the Southern Ohio Forest Rally, took some pix, thought I would share. Not as good as @ttbst 's photos, but I like what I got. Full album here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/181663275@N04/3Po5U5 Interestingly there are quite a few Fiesta R5 cars showing up here in the US now. There where 4 plus a hybrid shell with Mitsubishi engine (cheaper) - and this was a super regional, not a national event.
  6. 12 points
    Here's a bit of gossip Also, here's some news on tomorrow's content
  7. 10 points
    Let's be a little more direct then. Version 1.5 is coming soon. How soon? I'm not ready to tell you all yet, but once everything's locked in place I'll help get the word out on social channels 😉
  8. 10 points
    Can't talk about plans after Season 2, but I'm sure we'll find ways to keep you entertained 😉
  9. 10 points
    The rain fix will be in the next patch. It wasn't confirmed until recently so I didn't want to say anything in case it got pushed back.
  10. 9 points
    Things are a bit hectic right now with me starting new and 1.5 coming (and preparations for Latvia RX too) so I'm not fully caught-up on the status of various things that happened before I joined. I'll see where we're at on that once I compile community feedback 🙂 My plan once 1.5 goes live is to create an FAQ and a pinned thread specifically for club feedback (in addition to a 1.5 bug thread). I have some documentation already but it would be good for me to test the creation process in a live environment so that I'm getting the same experience as you guys. As a quick tease, we're planning to create an official DiRT/Codemasters club so that everybody has at least one place to go compete in. 🙂
  11. 9 points
    New DiRT Rally 2.0 livery for the Datsun 240z. The livery is based on the Datsun Baja Z that ran in the Baja 500 in 1973 by Peter Brock. Car: Datsun 240z Livery: BRE Racing Datsun Baja Z Driver: Peter Brock (AU) CoDriver: Lee Midgley (GB) Rally: Baja 500 (1973) Vehicle Class: RWD H3 Livery can be downloaded here: http://www.rallygamer.com/dirtrally2/liveries/page1.php
  12. 9 points
    Sorry for the long ramble, but wanted to put it down - if a mod wants to move it, please do so. In the last few days, something very strange has gone on. This community, which always pulls together, has been pulling in very different directions, and I can't get my head around why. Apologies for the long post, but just wanted to put some thoughts down here and stop interrupting the chat that most users actually come here for; the gossip! In the last 24 hours, I've posted on Discord, the forum, Reddit, Steam forums and probably GTPlanet about DR2 (also on a Pro Cycling forum, but that's neither here nor there...) - I don't think I'm any one 'type' of user. But reading posts here and on Discord, it feels like there's a split that there's no reason to be. This isn't the first time I've seen this; the Total War community has a similar thing; a community manager or dev replies to a post on Reddit or Twitter or YouTube and suddenly the other 'branches' are upset that they're not the first to know. Instead of the reaction 'great, more gossip, let's discuss' the first reaction is more and more 'why wasn't my platform first?'. But come on. At the end of the day, aren't we here for the same reason? We either like or, in a minority of cases, want to like Dirt Rally 2.0. We're here because we want information about a game that we (myself definitely included) care about more than we probably should do. And, crucially, we're here for gossip; about what comes next, what closely guarded secret doors we can prise open and sneak a peek through. Surely that's the information and discussion a lot of us are here for? In which case, what should it matter if that info is shared on Reddit, the forum, Steam, Discord, Twitter, Instagram or carrier pigeon? Or my personal favourite of this community, third-hand stories from someone who works at a team that runs a rally car where some mysterious employee turned up one day to record some engine revving noises? The point is that it gets relayed back and shared around - because we're a 'community'. Why does it matter where it was first? I don't have Instagram, but I don't begrudge Jon for dropping blurry shots and cryptic hints about Opel Mantas or Welsh stages in replies to someone with a username 'blockisgod43'. At the end of the day, there's some gossip to speculate about and discuss here. Or wherever. I hold my hands up, I've posted disparaging things about 'Reddit users' as a rule of thumb, but in the end I stopped that and joined the conversation there. People complaining about FFB when they had announced it was going to be patched - well instead of me complaining about that user, I let them know. I've replied to threads there, on Steam, on YouTube, on Twitter with information they may not have been aware of. If anyone gets banned or muted on any platform, it's probably not without reason. Each has its moderators, and those moderators probably know their platform. There role isn't to allow everything, it's to facilitate conversation. And each platform has its rules and ways to be used. What would happen if I opened 200 threads here with the same topic (just ask my Korean friend...)? Recent days have seen misuse of Discord for its primary function and then people taking sides about it. But if that's the case, maybe the forum is a better place to discuss a topic in that level of depth? If you dislike or like an aspect of the game, pick the appropriate medium. If you want to discuss in real time, look to Discord - if you want to record a video about your grievance, share it on YouTube - if you have a short message, drop a line on Twitter - if the devs want to run a Q&A, why wouldn't they look to Reddit? Instead of being cursed by so many channels, shouldn't we consider ourselves blessed? Good luck to the next community manager - they're inheriting so many channels they'll probably lose count on day one. But hey, isn't that where the 'community' comes in? Let's discuss it everywhere. After all, at the end of the day, don't we just want to enjoy Dirt Rally with the rest of our community? I'm not sure why I felt compelled to write the above, but I just looked up and saw this book in front of me...
  13. 9 points
    A single event in a daily shouldn't cause more than a few thousand credits worth of damage - maybe up to like 10,000cr or something if you really messed up your run. If you are doing more damage than that during a single stage you are the problem not the costs of repairs. Drive it like, I don't know, you own it and have to maintain the thing in a competitive and challenging career mode. This **** isn't NFS, or Forza or DR1 where you drive some free car in a daily that you borrowed. You have to own it, you have to be responsible for the results of your driving, and your bank account needs to fund your driving. If it can't, either your bank account or your driving needs to change...
  14. 8 points
    I must say i am really impressed with Your Job ! it remind me of old good times, when BigLee and Paul Coleman were so active with community. Hats Off
  15. 8 points
    This isn't directed at you, PJ. You're just the messenger. This message is for the CM IT team. The no maintenance policy on weekends is preposterous. Countless times my DR and D4 leagues have been unavailable over the years due to connection issues. When that happened the websites were throwing 500 errors. When it happened on the weekend I always knew it wouldn't be fixed until the week started. It is absolutely ridiculous that a game company does not have anyone to take care of these networking issues on weekends. I don't know how these things are coded, but usually a server(s) reboot will solve 500 errors. I suspect this rewards issue is a similar thing. For some reason the event completion info is not being fetched. I work in web development and server administration. I host client sites on the Amazon cloud. I can reboot, check, look into, solve, whatever, any issue from anywhere in the world at any time. Because that's my job. And my clients deserve to have their applications running 24/7. I'm like a doctor on call. I would never leave my client's apps and websites broken because it's "the weekend". This CM work ethic of not maintaining their infrastructure over the weekend has to stop.
  16. 8 points
    I seem to recall the schedule goes something like: middle of the month, patch released following week, new location is available following week, content download arrives, people complain about how long it's been since a patch following week, new cars available, lots of speculation that Codemasters have abandoned the game and now focus solely on Grid/F1/Micro Machines/Rolling in all the cash from DR1 following week, patch released --- Nice to see the cycle continue - hopefully 1.6 or 1.7 will have some improvements to lighting and even (wild dreams) times of day but looking forward to the night+rain updates in this one.
  17. 8 points
    How about the option of NOT washing the car between stages when there is no service. Many people want their cars to stay dirty.
  18. 8 points
    BMW M3 MAXIMUM ENEGY livery has been released. - Features BF Goodrich tarmac tyre, white rims, factory masked, yellow tinted headlights, thinner kidney with chrome effects [ Download link ]
  19. 8 points
    Honestly thinking of getting a 206 WRC model and then photoshopping it onto a DR 2.0 screenshot, just so this thread can go back to what it should be!
  20. 7 points
    So FFB has seen some sensible improvements since launch, but specific issues still needs to be adressed: 1) Wheel traction: it is still not possible to feel wheel traction loss, so to catch a slide is too hard. 2) Jumps: Suspension feedback is not given for jumps which was very helpful and significantly increased immersion in DR1. 3) Road rumble: feels weird and has too much variation from non existent to obnoxious at the same suspension setting depending on the country the race is in. It has a weird monotony to it as well which feels - well... fake. CM please keep up the work on FFB for a while yet - we are not yet in a place where anyone can be satisified. I drive with a Fanatec CSW 2.5 and P1 Elite wheel.
  21. 7 points
    Thanks PJTierney for the info - it seems they have found a good replacement for Christina in You. I wonder why there is still such a negative attitude to this sim. DR1 was great, but DR2 is still a nice step forward.
  22. 7 points
    yes and the games were finished when we bought them
  23. 7 points
    Whooooop! 😊 So lovely to see the news out there. Best of luck PJ - the DiRT gang are the best bunch. ❤
  24. 7 points
  25. 7 points
    I actually never even thought to do career championships as a grind specifically to upgrade cars. I've just done them to unlock the next level but don't keep re-doing them. I just do all my upgrading by driving everything in the community events. Even cars I never yet drove before. Those are generally the most fun, so that's what I do. Though it takes longer to upgrade something, and you have to hope for specific car classes and relevant event lengths to randomly become available. But I would also like a custom career championship like DR1 had. The full length career championship is a bit exhausting, and I stopped even trying to start up new career championships because my last go was reset for no reason, not going to put up with anymore career resets as I just won't do career championships anymore, so it can't happen again 🙂