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  1. Jake Cushing

    Upcoming dash cam?

    Who cares when it's the substandard garbage 'officiallly licnensed gamme'...
  2. Jake Cushing

    Upcoming dash cam?

    Well that's bully for you Flaw3d but plenty of others like me, AMAR, SquirrelEstate, etc still need FoV options New camera is no substitute for redressing the artificially pulled-back FoV. I really detest this trend in gaming, making simulators more 'gamey' and chucking you out of immersion by wacking up the FoV. Can't wait for the 'Even More Fishbowl DR3.0!'
  3. Jake Cushing

    Why water physics was cut off from DIRT series?

    Never played 2 or 3, so never realised this was a thing before. The lack of even a basic interaction sound effect to go with the water puddles on the road is something that's been mentioned here, let alone any physics effects.
  4. Jake Cushing

    Upcoming dash cam?

    Thanks for the response. This wouldn't be as much of an issue if the FoV from DR 1 had been retained, instead of being widened. I hope you can have that discussion within the dev team because it is screamingly worth doing.
  5. Jake Cushing

    Upcoming dash cam?

    I don't believe it's because of WRC 8, and whatever the reason, it's great that these requested features are coming in. But it remains baffling that FoV isn't being put in. It's a feature already for the PC players! And it gives them an advantage as it makes the road bigger! For heaven's sakes, it makes such a big difference to the game, changes immersion, improves visibility etc. Codies have said 'forget it', but then they said that about dashcam too...
  6. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip

    PJ you're going to need an FoV adjustment for that rig, or it just... won't... feel... right Just sayin' 🙂
  7. Jake Cushing

    Please review the co driver on dirt rally 2.0

    For me there's a lack of 'cautions' eg in Monte before you hit a chicane with those evil little walled bits, and in NZ where you will go flying off a hill unless you slow right down. 'Caution' is so useful yet is woefully underused.
  8. Everything you could ever want in a co-driver right there
  9. Does he comment on the physics along the way?
  10. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip

    CM 2.0 was insanely entertaining, had excellent physics for its day, and on the PS1 was graphically quite incredible.
  11. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip

    @caerphoto@ale81udine Ok, so I've played WRC 8 in more detail, and have tweaked the input settings. I apologise for my previous glibness, and can see why you might prefer the tarmac handling over DR2.0. It does seem in some ways more believable, the car has more 'sway' and movement, perhaps compared to 2.0's rigidity. Can't put my finger on it. I've posted updated impressions in the thread on that game. However: I'm on the Xbox One X, and nothing can change the massive advantage in frame rate that DR2.0 has. Perhaps this clouded my judgment, but it's a real shame WRC 8 couldn't manage 60fps on this machine. It might then be a real fun alternative. As it is, the lower frame rate and less convincing overall physics mean it feels less precise and responsive overall, and less believable, despite the better than appreciated tarmac handling, imho.
  12. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about WRC8

    OK OK OK! I've come back to it, and spent time tweaking the input settings. I will now confess it's not as bad on tarmac as I had found initially. The test area is quite enjoyable and there is some fun to be had with this game, potentially. I'll try gravel again as well. What I can't find excusable though is the level of pop-in, given I'm on the Xbox One X, and the frame rate is so poor. But willing to give it another go, and happy to eat humble pie and admit I was wrong. First impressions were definitely poor, and they did not refine their gamepad inputs they way Codies have done. And it is clear to me, this game is not going to dethrone DR2.0 in the core driving experience. But if it's better than I thought, I will admit it. Back to it I go. Edit: Final thoughts, it's better than I stated earlier. Definitely playable and fun. Tarmac is actually not half bad at all, perhaps better than DR2.0 in some ways. But overall, on the Xbox One X, the frame rate severely hold this game back. Had they achieved 60fps, they would have been a contender. And on top of this, the physics are not as strong as DR2.0, which remains more playable, more fluid, responsive and enjoyable, and more impressive in the replays, than WRC 8. So, I eat humble pie, I was wrong with my first impressions.
  13. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip

    I can't overestimate how much goodwill Codies would generate for this series if they created a separate off-line career mode, as an addition to the current on-line one. It would shake away the uneasy feeling that we do not actually possess a full game, despite having paid plenty for one. Right now it feels like Codies are forcing us to rent a career mode (the guts of the game) until the next iteration of Dirt, and at some point we will be forced to discard this one. What happens in 20 years from now? Can Codies promise we will still be able to play a career of some sort in this game? 30? 'Oh, by then there'll be something much better' doesn't cut it. There was nothing better than RBR until now, and at any rate, the number of mods for that game still makes it worthwhile. Plus a career mode where you do not have to look at the damn words 'connecting to Racenet' and experience the trouble as players above have just received, would be so good it would feel, well, like a normal freaking game.
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