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  1. MattyH1812

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I'd hardly say that the mess that RX AI is currently in qualifies the game as being a "labour of love" 😂 More like a labour of couldn't be bothered testing properly for the last 2 years
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    2020 FIA World Rallycross Championship

    There's quite a lot of info on that Santos on eWRC, he was entering rallies until 2014 apparently, but that site doesn't cover RX so I guess there's no real way to find out if they're the same person This guy shows up at Montelegre a few times as it turns out, always towards the bottom of the qualifying standings which would maybe indicate he's an older gentleman perhaps..? 😂
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    2020 FIA World Rallycross Championship

    So I was watching old RX races and came across a driver at Portugal called Joaquim Santos, and I was thinking "that name is familiar..." Then it clicked that Joaquim Santos is also the name of the driver who crashed into the spectators at Rally Portugal '86 in the RS200 Does anybody know if it happens to be the same driver? I imagine it's a pretty common Portuguese name but still, would be interesting
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Also we have 4 random AI drivers on the 2019 grid now... Same nationalities as the 4 GRX drivers Whilst Timo Scheider, Mandie Augus t, Pal Try, Jere Kalliokoski, Sebastian Erkisson and Kevin Erkisson (y'know, actual drivers) are not used Why must it be this way? Why can't we have nice things?
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    "Mistakenly Appearing" mmhmmm suuuuuure I reckon Hyundai pulled out at some point
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I've been considering for a while making a detailed report of the problem with Rallycross AI, including screenshots and video evidence of just what needs improving. The discrepancies between wet/dry for example, how easy it is to beat the AI in the rain. Or how difficult Barcelona and South Africa for example are compared to Latvia on the same difficulty setting. Or how much the AI slow down in the penultimate corner of Estering, or the hairpin at Abu Dhabi, or the joker merge in Barcelona. It should be obvious to anyone who's ever played Rallycross for more than 1 race that the AI is woefully inconsistent, especially when you play the championship mode or custom seasons. I would make a report like this, but then I realise it's not my job. I'm not a game tester, I don't work for Codemasters. They should be doing this themselves and should have been doing since day 1. And to top it all off! They actually made the AI in the rain EASIER to beat in the last patch! Despite numerous reports to the contrary, did they test anything, like, at all!? Anyway, thank you for coming to my TED talk </rant>
  7. A DLC track pack containing: Mugello Nurburgring Portimao Imola Istanbul Park Bahrain Outer Circuit Would be something I think a lot of people would pay good money for. I know what you're going to say - "LICENSES" because that's what everybody from Codemasters says when the idea of new content comes up. But think about it, the amount of money you would make from releasing a track pack like this, would absolutely outway the cost of licensing these tracks for F1 2020. Considering also that this is the "official" game of the F1 2020 season, you would think the F1 parent company would be more than willing to help you make this happen. I know what you're going to say next as well - "time", well you will already have all the assets for Nurburgring, Imola and Istanbul at your disposal leftover from previous games, you already have Bahrain in the game so creating the Outer Circuit wouldn't be much of an issue, and whilst I appreciate that this sort of thing does take time, creating 2 tracks from the ground up sounds much more appealing than creating 6 doesn't it. In terms of gameplay content, in the Championships section of the game, a representative F1 2020 season would be an excellent addition, and the actual 2020 season could also be recreated in My Team and career using the shorter season options. Not to mention other game mode opportunities like having the ability to bomb around Imola in the 2004 Ferrari which is just a mouthwatering prospect! Custom F1 seasons in classic cars would be one of the first things on my list of things to do with the new tracks as well. I personally would absolutely pay £15 - £20 for a track pack like this, it would add so much to the games' longevity and make it a much more complete F1 2020 experience. Thoughts?
  8. MattyH1812

    Release New 2020 Tracks as PAID DLC

    Licensing issues is such a cop out response though, it's this invisible thing that is always used as an excuse and is totally unjustified. You pay to use certain things in your games, and you get repaid by people buying your games, that's just how it is. Codemasters ALWAYS use this excuse and in this day and age it doesn't fly. As for your second point, there are at least enough assets to have a solid base to work from. I'd be willing to bet other tracks in the game still use the same base assets from much older games.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

  10. MattyH1812

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Although I hope this Rallycross: Adjusted performance of AI drivers in wet conditions (decreased pace by 1%). is a typo and pace has actually increased, Rallycross AI was noticeably easier to beat in wet conditions compared to dry at the same difficulty
  11. MattyH1812

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I stand corrected 😅
  12. MattyH1812

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Come on, we've been talking about the i20 RX specifically for a long long time, and nobody has ever said "it's not coming", in fact the complete opposite! There have been so many clues that it could be coming from outside sources. Either way, something has been teased a lot leading up to this update and for it to just be a single livery is just a slap in the face...
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Spoiler: It doesn't 😐
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    The Solberg World Cup

    Fantastic, you know!
  15. MattyH1812

    DiRT Rally 2.0 - In-Game Server Connectivity

    Right in the middle of a weekly event, yay 😄
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    Rallycross times & positions are off

    They changed the AI in the latest update, they USED to be as @HoskuHoo describes, with both me and him posting in countless bug threads about the issue But from my recent playing of the game it seems they have now tweaked the AI to be closer to what you would expect, and they have finally made offline RX playable again Oh and they also fixed the first lap Joker issue, hallelujah!
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    2020 FIA World Rallycross Championship

    Gronholm Timur Topi Nitiss
  18. MattyH1812

    Colin McRae: FLAT OUT Pack

    New Impreza engine volume seems pretty low as well
  19. MattyH1812

    2020 FIA World Rallycross Championship

    Is that an RGT Spec Lotus converted to RX? 😮
  20. MattyH1812

    AI Times Are Completely Off

    Been reporting this for god knows how long, and seeing no mention of any fix in 1.13 makes me wanna just uninstall and forget about the game
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    You should, yes
  22. MattyH1812

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Seems to be a very questionable gameplay decision that when you get to Masters you can only use Supercars I've still not maxed out any of the Group B RX cars' engines yet and they've been out for ages 😂
  23. Just giving this a bump to remind everyone it's still a problem
  24. I wonder if calling the car the S4 is some cheeky way of getting around some licensing issue or other.... because as we now know, there was no S4
  25. Thing is they MUST be aware of the AI issues and Joker issues, they must have come across them whilst recording gameplay for the new locations and new cars, going all the way back to Season 1 The Joker issue is relatively new I think, but still no excuse for not noticing something's wrong