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  1. Jake Cushing

    Thank You Codies Yet Again For This... (60fps on console)

    I kind of wish Codies had included "60 FPS ON ALL CONSOLES!" as a banner on all their marketing images for DR2.0. It would have helped sales, and more importantly driven the change in expectations which is only for the best. I believe there is still a hang-over of the mentality that console players are more casual and not as discriminating as PC gamers, which might be true overall, but is not accurate for a growing portion of serious racers who use consoles. Life is so much easier with a console and TV than a PC - crashes, driver updates, incompatibilities, arcane disc drive hacks to overcome stuttering, etc etc. I gave up on PC gaming 20 years ago, and nothing has changed in that respect. It will continue forever. 60 fps is not only much more immersive, it helps so much with finer control nuance. It should have become standard across all racers with this generation of consoles. It could have even been standard with the Xbox 360 era. There is so much power now in consoles that it is silly for compromises like this just in order to get screenshots that look super moody.
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    Slow in fast out = you lose! Good day sir!

    Don't get complacent with set-ups - keep experimenting with them. And keep practicing. You will begin to achieve a zen-like state with fast sections over time and it just clicks into place.* That is where you become a full blown rally addict. *NB I remain truly mediocre but still loves me the game
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    Thank You Codies Yet Again For This... (60fps on console)

    But @danielofifi, aren't you accepting a compromise that has gone the wrong way? Surely a circuit racer could see 'graphical pretties' dialled down so that 60fps is the baseline, whilst maintaining the core physics intact? I just don't believe it's the physics that's muscling out the framerate, rather than a decision based on what the screenshots will look like. And then there is the question of the Xbox One X, 3 times as powerful as the other units - I could easily believe MS is dictating the same frame rate must be present across all consoles.
  4. Xbox One X. HDR switched off. Below are direct screen captures, straight to disk. This is Poland at 2pm in the afternoon, on an overcast day. Away from the clumps of trees, there is light. Get into the tree clumps, and you see this. This is absurd, and no fun for anybody. In-game brightness is at normal. Increasing it does not help the problem. @PJTierney@urgaffel Please, the lack of ambient lighting in this game needs some love. Thanks.
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    FIX THE DREADFUL DARK/LIGHTING PROBLEM (please!)

    I am sorry to hear you are still having this problem. However, that video you have linked is well over a year old. Most of us (myself included) have found that all the patches over time have basically removed darkness as an issue. I certainly do not find it's a problem at all anymore. There are some dark-ish areas in for example Poland under forest, but this is quite realistic and moody. Are you certain you have switched off HDR at the console system settings, and has your game been updated to the latest version?
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Drug driving is an unproductive thing
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    Codemasters secures World Rally Championship license from 2023

    It also makes sense that Codies would have brought some of their own negotiation terms to the table. There's too much rally enthusiast blood flowing in there now, to see them agree to jettison serious rally sim gaming. Rally's in their blood, it... can't... be... removed...
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    Codemasters secures World Rally Championship license from 2023

    Am I the only one who's not a fan of increasing levels of management gameplay creeping into rally games? I really have zero interest in hiring engineers or whatever and wasting time looking those up, as in games like Dirt 4. Is it even realistic for a rally driver to be engaging in team management? Just make a pleasurable career mode with a nice ladder, lots of different races to choose from, maybe some pizazz in the form of narrative bits, emails and the like. Surely they can find more fun aspects of a rally driver's life than hiring/firing PR staff. I mean seriously, what's next in that path - you get harassed by a Karen and have to play a simulated 5 hour meeting with HR? DEEP SIM!
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    Dishing the DIRT - Two Teams, One Future

    Damn, I read the thread title as "The Next Level of Off-Line Racing Games" Must be wishful thinking
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Given how bad the WRC game series has been, one would almost be reluctant to take over the series and have the association with the Codemasters name. Codies should do their utmost to distance themselves from Kylotonn's output. I actually also wonder how much in additional sales there are from WRC licensed games. I would bet that right now, Dirt Rally 2.0 has made about 3-5 times as much as WRC8, factoring in all the DLC.
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    Codemasters secures World Rally Championship license from 2023

    " Codies states the DIRT Rally team "is already working on their next project ahead of the WRC agreement in 2023". That's what I wanted to read. Dirt Rally 3.0 on next-gen consoles is what I want most of all, more so than a Codies-made WRC10 or whatever.
  12. ... just wows you every time. Mine is the sunlight playing on the dashboard.
  13. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I have a feeling the graphics for DR3.0 are going to be mind-blowingly insane. The change in graphics power of the next generation of consoles and PC cards looks like a bigger leap than ever before, especially with ray tracing becoming a standard. This should mean a step towards ultra-realism that is berserk. It will definitely be a bigger leap than the graphics between DR1 and 2.0
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    What this means is that Dirt Rally 3.0 simply can not skimp on a decent career mode. And by God it'd better be offline.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    One aspect of sound in 2.0 I can't help feel is still missing is a constant sound of the tires on the ground surface. When I drive a regular vehicle there is an ever-present 'roar' which gets louder or softer depending on how smooth the road is beneath. It seems there is only the road surface noise in DR2.0 when the car is sliding or otherwise changing its grip level, but that more constant sound seems not to be present. Am I right with feeling this, or is it something that's actually there in the game (I doubt it), or is it just not something you would expect to hear? I do love the audio in this game otherwise, but wish I still didn't have to re-balance levels for some vehicles in order to hear either the co-driver or the engine.
  17. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    On balance I prefer it this way. Better to prevent whatever DR2.0 discussion being overrun by D5 talk - even if it's not much 2.0 talk for the moment. As 2.0 is now finished, there's a lull in talk about it, but there'll be more I'm sure which will come in small waves. And having the dedicated D5 thread keeps talk focused on that subject there. And especially since D5 looks to be 'Macro Machines' and completely different to DR2.0 (unlike serious rally game Dirt 4)
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    A Nostalgia Thread

    So Art of Rally is starting to look quite seriously gorgeous - and more authentic than I had expected
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    A Nostalgia Thread

    Early 80s. Rally Speedway on the Commodore 64. Tremendous fun, this one, especially in 2 player mode. Great smooth scrolling and just nice timing to the controls. Yes that is your driver on flames running out of his wrecked vehicle, he then rolls around to put out the flames. Late 80s/Early 90s. Network Q RAC Rally. I think there were two or three games in this series, each much the same. Good fun in its day, basic 3d and sprites. The first first-person perspective rally game I recall playing. Late 90s. Mobil 1 Rally Championship. This was a seriously good looking game, especially on the PC. I played the hell out of on the PSX, and it was the first 'serious rallying' experience I ever had, with great long stages. Physics were rather lacking, but a great experience for the time. Late 90s. McRae 2.0. The most fun I've ever had playing rally, prior to DR2.0. Just a completely brilliant racing game with absolutely superb graphics on the PS1. Great physics too in a fun-but-believable way. Late 90s/Early 2000s. Michelin Rally Masters. Under-rated game, decent physics and whilst no serious long stages, mucho enjoyable. Early 2000s. Rally Trophy. Absolutely superb in its day, loving recreation of classic car rally days. Really enjoyed and played the heck out of this, physics were nice, too, believable but no simulation. Mid-2000s. RBR. What is there to say? Unbelievable, colossal, staggering, and ridiculously hard to play with a controller. Didn't stop me going back again and again. From here, it had to be simulation or forgeddit. Tragic to watch its fortunes in the day though, with the game tanking, the studio bought over by some dubious characters (Gizmondo) who went bankrupt after doing things like 'investing' in race-horses, and then R. Burns himself dying! Any that I've missed here?
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    Dirt 5 will be amazing!

    I admire the gentle and innocent optimism of the OP on this 😀 But I do hope that one good thing that might come from Dirt 5 is that it acts like a lightning-rod for all the 'gaminess' that Codies feel necessary to sell racing games. So by removing the Dirt 4 'serious rally content (tm)' , and going full bubble-gum rinky-dink, that would leave Dirt 2.0 as the serious rally simulation. Meaning a shift to really photographic looking graphics, for example. I loved Richard Burns Rally's depiction of locations because they weren't over saturated or 'gamey' looking. Gateshead looked grey and bleak - great! It's actually more transporting that way. And let's now, for the love of God, finally have a proper, decent, rewarding off-line career mode. NOT a management sim, mind you. But career progression with the feeling of being a rally driver working his or her way up.
  21. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Seriously, who the heck is saying this?? Where do you come up with this nonsense? Nobody is saying Dirt 4 was a perfect game, or a 'masterclass'. Being a 'serious rally game' does not mean it was 'great', or heck, even 'good'. These words have different meanings. I personally think D4 was a 'good' game, but not 'great'. I even pointed out its major flaws, ie the grip levels and MyStage not working out well. The point being made was simply that Dirt 4 was a game that shifted the series into a serious direction. There was hope it may have continued. None of this is illegitimate. I point out to you the statements of the project lead about the game being an even stronger simulation than Dirt Rally 1 (and yes, that game was a simulation. Not a perfect one by any means, but still a sim). Yet that's just ignored, and @ianism pointed out how the game had serious rally options too. It's all over now, we know the direction it's heading and that's fine and dandy. But let's not pretend facts are not facts.
  22. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    @JZStudios knows better than Paul Coleman. It's amazing JZ isn't a project lead at Codies!
  23. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Good God, you really are a master of changing your own goalposts. You stated 'Dirt 4 was in no way a serious rally game'. This is flat-out wrong. That is all. It would have been nice for D5 to continue the serious rally component. It won't. End of story.
  24. Jake Cushing

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    FINALLY!!! i MEAN REally and trulY, we have waited so long for a non-simulation driving game NOW IT BE UPON US The gates of heaven are SPARKLING HARD for this momentous event Shine on you crazy DIAMOND go you crazy arcade game thing, we have NEVER seen such bravery go go go you brave sparkly pastel **** thing you
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    These were the years between RBR and Dirt Rally 1...
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