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  1. 16 hours ago, dgeesi0 said:

    that is a great bit of footage. 

    Yeah, Nicky Grist posted it on Twitter. What a stage. You see that kind of on-board footage all the time from rally drivers, but the precision Colin McRae had was incredible. Had to watch it few times, he certainly was one of the GOAT. 

  2. 22 minutes ago, SRD_SimVansevenant said:


    Or am I really reading too much into this?

    After reading it again I'm not sure anymore now :classic_laugh: What I meant is, he wanted to stress that if he were allowed to say anything regardless of whether something is in the works or not, he'd love to do so just as much as we'd love to have some insight of what's going on behind the scenes. 

  3. In my opinion ACC engine sounds are completely overrated in terms of accuracy and realism, if you take a closer look. Sure, the Aston V12 sounds spectacular when the sound bounces off the walls on some of the tracks, but that's not something that happens IRL as you do not drive with open windows. There's only a few cockpit sounds that are really good, the rest is off. They do a good job in giving you a feeling of the violence of racing, brake squealing etc. but the accuracy of engine sounds is mostly underwhelming. 

    I haven't played AMS2 but I read that many sounds are still just placeholders, but I think AMS2 currently has one of the best Porsche RSR sounds and THE best Porsche GT3 R sound. Great job they did there, very accurate. 

    DR2.0 does also have some sounds that are 'weaker' than others, but overall they're absolute quality. 

  4. 2 hours ago, SRD_SimVansevenant said:

     

    And if that final sentence is truthful, then I'm still on the early (to mid) 2022 hype train.
    It suggests there's definitely something being worked on that isn't related to the first WRC title but rather to DiRT Rally 3.
    Otherwise why would @PJTierney be excited about something that's only coming late 2023/early 2024.

     

    That's not what he said, though. He'd love to tell us more about what's going on just as much as we'd love know. That's all. 

    Anyways, if the next DiRT Rally is coming then I hope it materialises without the engine upgrading system in dailies. I love the idea that sometimes people have to use the same car, but then you get to drive cars you never used, it just takes the fun away a bit. I don't see the benefit of letting people drive race cars with stock engines. Of course, just because I don't see the benefit of such a system, it doesn't mean there's none. 

  5. Well, that article (definitely missed that one) fuels the hope a bit that we'll see another DiRT Rally game. So, you guys are probably right, a new game could be coming early next year. 

    Of course the EA event would've been a good opportunity to announce something, but in theory they could announce a new game anytime through the usual channels. 

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  6. Yup, it's similar in circuit racing. SMS for instance circumnavigated licensing issues by changing parts of Suzuka and re-naming it Sakitto. I think they left the hairpin and the chicane out. 

  7. 4 hours ago, RodgerDavies said:

     

     

    You've got ~300km of the best modelled rally stages ever made, you've got arguably the best loose-surface physics in a game and you've got a huge selection of cars from different eras that feel very different to each other, even within the same class.

    Absolutely second that, plus the best engine sounds in the entire racing game genre. The same goes for RX, great variety in terms of tracks and cars. 

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  8. :classic_laugh: 

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    (No offence)

    Talking of torque, there's 1100 reasons why people will like it eventually, just like every racing driver who gets out of these beasts after their first test sessions. 

  9. I was hoping we'd see a new DiRT Rally title before WRC, and whenever Ryan Champion or whoever posts footage of some 'random' fun sessions in a Porsche rally car of course it fuels that hope, but I must say, I'm leaning more towards 'no new DR title' now. Not exactly sure why, probably because I think the schedule is too tight, and with a raging pandemic and all the implications (travel restrictions e.g) it's a lot harder to make a game like that. 

  10. Of course it is limiting, but companies would rather sell as many copies as possible than use the new system to its full potential. GT7 was supposed to be a new gen title, they just announced that it'll be backwards compatible. Releasing a game for new gen consoles only will hurt sales at this point until the semiconductors shortage is sorted. 

  11. 51 minutes ago, JZStudios said:

    And most of the "conspiracies" of late have been true.

     

     

    Says who, the YouTube university? Alex Jones? Pretty bold claim with no substance. None. People have been lying and making up things because, guess what, they make a living out of it. People tell you electromagnetic radiation is bad and want to sell you metal cages for your router at home, but unfortunately you can't use your wifi anymore. :classic_laugh: In the meantime, the same people probably like to sit outside and have a coffee or an ice cream while enjoying the most dangerous and deadly electromagnetic radiation, the sun (UV radiation). if you think 'most' stuff is true, then you're being very naive. Pretty much nothing of what that Q guy 'predicted' happened. Whoever that is, is a fraud and a liar that hates liberal democracy. Simples. 

    Be skeptical, check your sources and don't believe everything you read or get told on social media. 

    I'm sorry for being OT again but I'm done with that kind of stuff. 

  12. In unrelated news: Maybe Mr. Ogonoski should consider a shift in priorities, stay away from social media and the toxic far-right BS lies for a while and instead keep his blog alive and help the sim racing community understand games develpoment with his experience e.g. How about that? 

     

    Btw, since when can you restart in RX dailies? Definitely missed that one. 

  13. I think that particular cut is well within the acceptable margin considering esports lines at Wales during the last championship e.g. That cut gains you .5 seconds maximum. The problem is the potato lines that the game allows and that lead you so far off-track that you're actually almost leaving civilization. ^^ 

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  14. 3 hours ago, carpa said:

    I'd say there is still a fair amount of wings and downforce on the cars😂

     

    Sure, it's more the removal of front aero parts that really affects the cars performance. There will be no dive planes or fender vents, that has to have a huge impact on the cars balance, the cars will understeer a lot. 

  15. Yeah, they're probably going to be a bit heavier but thanks to the insane torque of the electro motors they're going to be a lot 'punchier' as well. My only gripe with the new regulations is that they're reducing aero, the cars will not handle quite as well as they do now. 

     

    Anyways, after watching this I think we need the Renault 5 Maxi Turbo in the next game. 

    😍

     

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