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  1. Mike Dee

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    The facecam makes that entire video @PJTierney
  2. Mike Dee

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Turbo can't lag if you never lift your right foot up 😏 Seriously though, the Quattro needs to be driven like nothing else in the game. I have to jam the brakes so hard it feels like I'm doing stoppies with the car just to get the back end around.
  3. Have we already listed "Better player stats" on this wishlist? What do I mean by this? The odometers in Time Trial cars should work. Some people spend literally days in there over the life of the game chasing down different WR's, let me see how many miles I've ended up putting on the different Time Trial cars. Keep it completely separated from My Team, that's fine, but why don't we have more stats about what we do in Time Trials Give us just STATS about each game mode. How many miles/hours driven in My Team. How many in Time Trial? How many in online MP lobbies? How many in Colin's Challenges? That's literally 1 stat that I'd want to see in at least 5 different filtered styles; My Team, TT, Customs, Colin's, and Total. Expand on that; which car is used the most per location; per mode; classes, etc. These are all the cool little details car enthusiasts can eat up and love to do it. This is what let's people "bond" with the cars. You feel connections to them. You have all of this online stuff, WHY AREN'T ANY OF THE STATS FROM IT AVAILABLE. Why can't I see how many total Daily events I have entered? Where is the stat showing my % of top tier placements compared to entries. Stage records should be easily available to see; we should be able to compare across cars/classes, against our own times in other classes/cars and compared to friends or the online community as a whole. If I pull up Sweet Lamb, Wales in a records/leaderboard style menu I want to see my fastest PB, and then be able to see my PB for every class below it too - let me then select the class and select a specific car to see that PB. We do cool things, let us obsess and go OCD over stats.
  4. Mike Dee

    DR2 questions

    I had 15 minutes before a meeting so I hopped on that stage, so we have 30 entries so far. Sub 4:00 is very doable with a clean run, I'd suspect a 3:45 with the faster cars wouldn't be too hard either. @navernoe 1. GTR has some tunes a lot of people like. They are not necessary to be fast or win though. Find what fits you well, find what lets you not fight the car, and you'll be fast. I race 100% stock tunes. It forces me to change my driving style on a per car basis, sometimes dramatically, but I find it more fun that way - because I'm having fun I race more and typically am faster because of it. Enjoy the drive and you'll be fast. 2. No visualizations I can give you, but what helps some people is to think of it this way. Your job as a racer is to find the absolute shortest route between the start and end. This means taking an apex line that shortens a corner by 10ft, cutting over a curb during a super fast chicane of 6's to remove 30ft and maintain 10mph higher exit speed. Things like this are where the real time is at. Late braking helps, good throttle control can quicken your pace out of corners. But you want some real hard numbers? 100m @ 50mph takes 4.47387 s 100m @ 60mph takes 3.72823 s Leaving a corner 10mph faster and maintaining that gap through a 100m straight can take over half a second off of your times. Literally almost nothing else matters but conserving momentum. That is 99% of setting the stupid fast times. You also will need to start thinking like a circuit racer. Which corners are the ones you should focus on entry speed because they lead into consecutive tight cuts where you'll be in a low gear regardless? Which ones are worth sacrificing some entry speed to make sure without a doubt you hit your apex flawlessly and can be on throttle immediately for the 200m straight after it? This is where the time is 3. Pace notes are weird and personal. A 4 Left in Argentina is a very different approach than a 4 Left in Finland even if you're using the same car. The real information is what is before/after any given call. "3L Opens 4 200(m)" you should be basically trying to take at the fastest "4" you can imagine because it an accelerating exit corner - it is literally designed to help you haul ass out of. But a "6R into 4L tightens" you need to be extra cautious on that approach because you'll already be unstable from slowing heavily out of the 6 and still need to keep it tidy for the tightens. Don't think about individual corners, think about the line into and out of it. The # you hear called after a corner severity, like the "200(m)" I used above [read: 200] it just is the distance after the last call before you act on the next call. So in that case it is a 200m straight after the exit of the 4. 4. Any car is viable enough against majority of challenges you'll face. You can take what many consider "bottom tier" cars in any class and finish top 10 on the dailies with them. Skyrex was already linked, but go find what you find fun to drive. It's more satisfying to win with something you enjoy, especially if it is in a car most doubted. 5. Engineer help you fix things faster, sooner, and for cheaper. More advanced is always better. If you have credits to waste BUY THEM ALL 6. You can set WRs without "memorizing" the stages. I'd say most of the stages in game I know about 50% of any given part of the actual road pretty well. I know most of the "gotchya" corners on any stage, but a lot of my races I'm also going "oh yeah, this stage has those corners" or "ah damn I forgot about this terrible section was right here" for lots of it. This isn't to say you can get all WR's this way, because once the challengers come out the time starts to absolutely plummet. When the "Time Trial Gangs" show up from any of the Discords, you will see absolutely asinine things happen. 12 DS21's coming out of no where to steal the top of a leaderboard from the mini/fulvia and do it by like 20 seconds. Mustangs showing up in Finland/Wet to absolutely stomp Porsches and BMW M2's by 15 seconds on a Sprint. People chasing down sub-5:00 on a Long stage in Sweden in Group B... 👽👽👽
  5. Mike Dee

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT 5

    Pretty much exactly what you just said. Use the forums to catch up on "bigger" more concise news and updates, while you use Discord to see what the community is actively thinking at that moment. It's a great place for quick one off topics and ideas that survive for 10-15 minute bursts. It's tons of info all over the place at once, but if you're familiar with how the old IRC chats worked back in the day it is essentially the same thing with more meme media integration 😅
  6. Mike Dee

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT 5

    @macebig are we really counting a 10% discount on preorders for the 'Amplified Edition' a "sale"?
  7. Mike Dee

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT 5

    Oh boy, dedicated hype and gossip thread!
  8. Mike Dee

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I needed to share my amazing new team name and logo for a club with you all. Pretty proud of this masterpiece 😁 Team EuroYeet
  9. Mike Dee

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    One of my favorite things about this trailer - MIXED CLASS RACING AGAIN!!!
  10. Mike Dee

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    You shouldn't have to turn them off completely; low should be good enough and is actually better because off does not remove the crowds, it just stops rendering them - they can still be hit for penalties... Maybe open up your Nvidia Control Panel and go into global 3D settings. Check to see if you might have anything overriding the game settings in there which might trigger the frame drops too.
  11. Mike Dee

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Correct. I know it sounds like a downgrade, it is, but it's the only thing I've found that will fix the frame drop bridge in Scotland. I get 90-110fps on average for my 3440x1440p monitor. In Scotland, I would drop into the 20-30fps range crossing that bridge. I gave up the AO for the stability. It's worth trying to just verify if it does help/hurt. What you describe is interesting as for the locations. Initially I say it's the crowds, top of Monte and Argentina hairpins are terrible due to those. The Poland one throws me off though, not sure how many people/crowds are right there. Let me do some stuff real quick as I finish up some work virtual meetings, but I'll try to boot those up and see if anything jumps out at me
  12. Mike Dee

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Sounds like throttling in some locations of the stage? Any specific ones you can point to for us where it always happens, or any common trend you notice like "specifically going from an open area into a heavily wooded forest part of the stage" or "always after turn X in location Y" so we can see if something jumps out to us? I've seen AO cause massive frame drops for absolutely no obvious reason - case in point the "frame drop bridge" in Scotland. Turn AO off or to low, completely fixes the problem. Only happens in Scotland too. My common suggestions are always - motion blur - off crowds - low AO - low Screen Space - low/off Ground cover - low/medium Shadows - medium I've also seen it be a GPU software issue. If you don't run custom fan profiles weird thermal things can happen. A buddy of mine will see his GPU just choke on itself once it hits like 60°C if he doesn't have the custom fan profile running. Basically he hit that perfect window between when the GPU fans would ramp up to increase cooling and where the GPU throttles itself until it can cool off a bit. GPU would throttle just enough to not force fans to increase from the default 30% to the next "step" at 50% fanspeed. Worth looking at your fan profile curve.
  13. I don't want to speak for @caerphoto but feel like I know them well enough to say this opinion on harsher off-track penalties/risks is aimed at both the circuit style "slight" offs trying to maximize every inch of the stage, but also is to help specifically address the egregious cutting possible in DR2. Some places like Poland, Argentina, and New Zealand allow you to drive DEEP off the main road with almost zero risk and huge rewards.
  14. I stopped driving halfway through a time trial run, walked to a different room to get my phone for 2FA, and signed into the forums just to post this. Give us an option to turn on LIVE DELTA DATA in Time Trials. What do I mean by this? A perfect implementation would give us a simple green/red bar in the UI with a gap time from a selected ghost/your PB. Something similar to @bn880's RDA app which is immensely helpful when trying to shave those final few hundredths of a second. Being able to watch the real gap change based on how I attack a corner is crucial for determining the better strategy. Having raw numbers is so much more important than just using "gut" feel, or final stage time. So many variables are on the stage, and some of us dislike seeing the ghost on stage because it distracts us.
  15. Mike Dee

    Windscreen cracking too easily

    Yeah I had been seeing this issue myself, but seems to have gotten better with the 1.13 patch for me at least. I always run stock setups too so nothing I can point to myself for, and I was seeing my windshield crack within the first 5-10 seconds of a stage in 2000cc and R5 cars. Completely random too, driving dead center of the road but always had some kind of bump/dip. No real fix I can suggest, just wanted to say you aren't alone =/
  16. Mike Dee

    Tips for driving 4WD cars quicker

    I'm pretty bad with tuning, so I'll wait for others to comment and hopefully help you here with tuning, but I can say you don't need to tune that car to get it going fast on stages. If at all possible I'd suggest doing what @Ialyrn said and try to get us a bit of gameplay from either cockpit cam or chase cam (don't use trackside or heli). We can pick out specific things you might be unaware you're doing mid-race way faster with a video than without it.
  17. Mike Dee

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    damn @JorritVD that was a hell of a race. Didn't expect to see such a shootout on those final few corners
  18. Mike Dee

    Tips for driving 4WD cars quicker

    @WestHam66 the best way to deal with pretty much all understeering cars is to left foot brake heavily through corners. If you don't know what trail braking is, go read up a bit on it. This image is a good example at a glance though: LFB through the corners while still maintaining some throttle pressure can do wonders for getting that turn in you need
  19. Mike Dee

    2020 FIA World Rally Championship

    I'm surprised they are still running it if they are. I get these events are not as densely packed as things like F1 but when even the billion dollar events are getting postponed due to C19 you take note. If they are actually keeping it going, It's honestly disgusting. But you don't make it high up in the business world without disregarding all of your morals or being a sociopath
  20. Mike Dee

    How to play DR2.0 career with no bonuses?

    That has nothing to do with deluxe. That has everything to do with the fact CM wanted to make sure that everyone always at least has one car they can race to earn money in again no matter how bad they mess up their My Team career. If you owned base game, deluxe, super deluxe, or GOTY edition you would have a free to repair Lancia regardless. You act like this game progression is detrimental to your experience. You could literally just ignore it all and your problem would be solved. Refuse to spend any of the 2.5mil or whatever you had, or use any of the cars you were given for free until you reach Masters. If you do that, you'll have earned 10x what you started with and the 2.5mil will be meaningless. It won't have impacted you at all. Just don't use the unearned content and it is literally like it never happened. Sure, you don't like the extra free unlocks. Some people do. Some people literally couldn't care and will continue to play the game regardless. Just play the damn game, sell the freebies if you don't want them, and it literally makes no difference on your daily playtimes.
  21. Mike Dee

    Official DiRT Clubs - Vote on 2020 Season

    I want even more than that though. Let me setup a club with 70 people and set the classes to 2000cc R5 and R2 all in the same event. A lot of the bigger clubs I'm a part of have to run 2-3 clubs every single weekend to accommodate the multiple "tier" structure they use to mimic WRC, WRC2, and WRC3. Not to mention it is just damn fun to make some really interesting challenges. Mix & match cars from different classes to see how they line up. We used to have the ability to select any set of cars we wanted in DR1 leagues, even limit to a single car without tuning. Give us back these options CM and we can make our own fun!
  22. Mike Dee

    Colin McRae: FLAT OUT Pack

    I can say it's looking like I'm about to be working from home indefinitely over here in the US while they try to get this all under control. Now I might be regretting that I have added my co-workers & senior employees as friends on Steam though... kind of hard to explain why I was 5 minutes late to a meeting when 2 of them could see I was in Wales with the 2000cc when it started
  23. Mike Dee

    Official DiRT Clubs - Vote on 2020 Season

    Because it takes me at least 20 minutes to get my eyes "adjusted" to how bumpy it gets every time I boot up one of those stages. If I'm driving it multiple times in a week for some reason like a club, I normally don't have much adjusting to do after day 1, but if I ever step away from Argentina for a while there is always a warming up process when I come back. I love how tight and technical it is though, I just wish it didn't feel like my eyes were having a seizure the entire drive.
  24. Mike Dee

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Stock tunes for life ✊
  25. Mike Dee

    Official DiRT Clubs - Vote on 2020 Season

    If only we could do mixed class clubs 😭 imagine watching NR4's posting times alongside the Group A's, with some R2s trying to sneak in as well.
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