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richie last won the day on November 12 2019

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  1. Yeah, they had to because their in-house developed engine didn't support dynamic weather, not sure about night racing but I think it wasn't supported either. I've seen a few people say that the UE isn't suited for racing games. I honestly don't know, but it seems triple screen support isn't the best either but Kunos have opted to use it for their new game so they must've felt confident to do so. The console version is developed by 505 Games and d3t design together with Kunos probably.
  2. Yeah now I remember you had mentioned this somewhere, but does that mean Subaru had no say in that instance? They could've asked them to use the number 5 instead.
  3. I think that was here on the forum and tbf it doesn't really seem plausible to me because the road car is called SVX, the S4 was just a variation of it. If both cars had competed in the same sport then there could've been some confusion. I can't see why they should skip the number 4 just because there's a model of a road car with the same specification. I did read somewhere, though, that the number 4 in japanese sounds very similar to the word 'death' and thus it's considered to be negative and/or of bad luck. Now the question is, Prodrive built the cars and were they in the position to decide how their cars are named or did Subaru have a say.
  4. The rating system is some kind of a track and driving guide in the beginning but later it is purely there for the online system, for matchmaking and to promote clean racing. Makes totally sense in circuit racing as you're on track with other cars but it doesn't for rallying in my view. You don't really need a safety rating in RX as it clearly is a contact sport and I don't know if it'd be worth introducing a performance rating for online. Yeah, I've seen that video as well, people say it's a frame pacing issue. It's really bad, very hard judging corner entry speed. Can't say I'm enjoying it tbf. I honestly thought Horizon games are 60FPS, looks really smooth from what I've seen.
  5. Some people said the physics justify 30FPS. They don't. Frame rates are more important than resolution imo, you need smooth gameplay. I get that the basic Xbox One is the weakest link and that the game has to work fine on that console, and I don't know if they had the choice but if they preferred resolution over FPS then that was the worst idea. Frame rates are so bad it truly ruins the experience for me.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    A Volvo, Mazda RX3 and an AE86. Are you kidding me? This is epic
  7. richie

    Codies Account

    @jennyannem Hi, is there a way to change my email address in my account? Thanks Edit: Maybe I should ask you @PJTierney as Jenny isn't replying. I deleted my Gmail, Is there a way to change my email address in my profile/account on here?
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    Codemasters secure WRC licence from 2023

    We'll have to wait and see how the WRC license will materialize. Of all the questions that arise from the news I think there's one that can already be answered. It seems very unlikely to me that Codies will have 2 rally games. That means, either DiRT Rally and WRC franchise will merge, some kind of WRC by DiRT Rally with all the goodies from both worlds such as Phil Mills as a co-driver or the quality sounds and modern 1.6L World Rally cars, or DiRT Rally will be frozen until the end of the license and we'll see a completely new game. Let's not forget, the WRC license will require long stages which can't be realised with the EGO engine, so Codies will be forced to move on that front as well. Will it run on a on a new engine or will they completely re-build the EGO engine? Another premise is that WRC want the franchise to be accessible, that'd mean less sim goodness. Given the fact that Kylotonn took on a new handling model in WRC8 which pointed clearly in a more sim direction, that premise seems to be wrong.
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    Codemasters secure WRC licence from 2023

    First of all, I think current F1 cars do sound quite impressive. Just go buy some tickets and listen these cars fly by. That should change your mind. The cars are faster now than they've ever been, and more fuel efficient. V12s and V10s are heavy and they're thirsty making it difficult to set cars up and find a good balance. The WRC MGU power is expected to be 100kW and the cars will keep the 380HP ICE. Now, does that mean that whenever it's going to be allowed to be used power output will be around 500HP?
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    World RX Esports Series

    So, track limits? Edit: Honestly, what were they doing? It's hard to find wider bigger lines than those at Yas Marina after the first hairpin.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Calling a software for visual effects 'Houdini' is hilarious ^^
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    ACC has been praised a lot for its sounds but I think they're overdone and overrated. Engine, chassis, suspension, everything. A notch less would've been much more. If you drive over a kerb it sounds like you have a bag full of tools and screws in the back of your car. Again, I think the goal should be more realism, so the reference here is reality, real life. Kunos coded exhaust sounds into the cockpit. Exhaust pipes ending in the cockpit are deadly, not what you want in a real car. An Aston Martin V12 GT3 sounds amazing when it drives by, inside the cockpit it doesn't sound as spectacular at all. That's just how it is. What you hear most is transmission whine. No exhaust crackles and pops. I think DiRT Rally sounds are exceptionally good. If they keep the quality for the next iteration it'll be as amazing as it is now, leaving nothing to wish for. Glad that it wasn't the main sound guy who left.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Absolute weapon. I should definitely drive it more, but man, the turbo lag is astronomical! You really need to mess around too much with gearing to minimize that.
  14. richie

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Well, I just told you all I know. Just saw it on Twitter, yesterday was his last day at Codies. Sounds are spectacular in DR2.0 and as far as I can tell fairly good across many games. I don't know in which game(s) he was involved but it's always sad to see talent leave.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    So it seems a sound designer just left Codies. Not good. NOT good!
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