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  1. I think it goes without saying that if you're going to put serious time into this game (I have 550 hours so far) yes, you definitely want to buy the DLC. it more than doubles the number of rally locations and adds 16 more cars and 3 new classes (1 Group A, 4 Group B RWD, 8 2000cc, 3 F2). it also more than doubles the number of RX Supercars and adds 5 RX tracks. finally, it adds the Colin McRae mode, which is like a secondary career offline. by the way, the package you're going to want to be buying is the Year 1 Pass. it gets you everything. you don't need the superdeluxe/GOTY edition because it comes with the base game, which you already have. it also gives you 2.4 million credits to use in the My Team mode. However, as you might be able to tell, that's a lot of stuff. Sooooooo I would actually say, yes you will probably get overwhelmed. So play with the base game stuff. start career mode. start historic mode. buy a couple of cars. get used to driving different classes. compete in the promo/bonus daily events that you are able to. wait a week or two, or three. then get the DLC 🙂 it's been stated quite a few times that this isn't happening. if there is any more content it'll probably just be the Hyundai RX car, as they've recently added to the game all the drivers who've used that car in the past 1-2 World RX seasons
  2. ianism

    Upcoming PS5, texture update possible?

    I'm going to answer your question with another question: Do you think that a developer with a such a dedication to good performance - demonstrated by a) the fact that it runs at 60fps on consoles even when it is pretty clear it is pushing the standard versions of both to the absolute limit and b) the fact that you can turn the graphics down extremely far on PC so that even players with very low-spec machines are able to play the game at 60fps and that you have been able to do this with their games for at least a decade and a half - do you really believe a developer like this would put that into the game (do not forget: the original promo photos we saw 2+ months before Finland was released had no fog) because of incompetence or laziness? I say pfff. it's been explained why the fog is there. if you don't like the reasoning, that is fine, but you are not the one that is working on the game, and the more you talk about this, the more it becomes clear that you think you know more about how this game works than the people who make it.
  3. ianism

    DiRTy Gossip

    yeah, I noticed that a couple days ago. 😕 I'm just going to do the stages in Scotland/Australia and then retire. here's a video of the bug I noticed. for that R2 Monthly, I retired from the first event in Scotland, but then at the screen at the end of the event where it shows all the locations & stages, I quit to the main menu. back in the My Team section, the event now correctly shows the picture of Australia, as that is the second location in the Monthly. but then it asks me to choose a car again, and sends me to Scotland. I'm going to try to reproduce this and record everything.
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    DiRT Rally 2.0 Car Setups

    are you sure you're looking at the same surface? the possible values are different for a) tarmac b) dirt/gravel c) snow (sweden) d) monte carlo
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    Upcoming PS5, texture update possible?

    not happening. move on.
  6. ianism

    DiRTy Gossip

    no, there was an R2 Daily there yesterday. weird thing: I retired from the event in Scotland for that R2 Monthly event there, so I could see what the other stages/locations were (I was writing a massive bug report about the algorithm that picks weather and times of day in rally locations). today I came back to that event, and it allowed me to start it in Scotland again, even though yesterday I retired there and got sent to the next location (Australia). I'll take a video. it's very strange.
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    Is DLC Integrated Into the Career?

    *16 cars. you forgot the Legacy or something.
  8. ianism

    DiRTy Gossip

    ^^ well, I got terminal damage yesterday doing a daily event in an R2 car, so it can even happen to the .... averagest ... of us (in my defense, it was in Scotland)
  9. ianism

    DiRTy Gossip

    aren't the bonus events only for people who own that specific DLC? I thought it was the Promo events that allow people to try out locations they don't own?
  10. Issue: the algorithm(s?) that picks stages/weather conditions/times of day is weird in Custom Championship for some locations. it seems that in New Zealand, New England and Scotland, whenever there's 4 stages at night, it means one of the other times of day (either sunset or dusk) is not present in the event at all, and there will be zero wet stages. Wales seems to have something similar, except there's always 4 night stages out of 12 because there's no dusk. also, some locations just receive very little rain, which is kind of a shame in my opinion. I realise that these are mostly places where it doesn't rain much, but 1 stage out of 240 (in Greece, see below) is just ridiculous. Platform: Steam (though everyone has access to these so this should not matter). Game version: Digital Deluxe Edition + Year 1 Pass Non-Standard Peripherals: none Notes: I went into Freeplay > Add Event > select location > select car class > Edit Event > Add All Stages. this picks every stage in the location for a full rally of 12 stages. I wanted to see if it did the same thing as the My Team algorithm(s). I picked Add All Stages 5 times for each location, unless otherwise noted. 1. Scotland. 8/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night(!!) 0/12 stages in the rain. 4/12 stages at night. *0/12 stages at Dusk 7/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 0/12 stages in the rain. 4/12 stages at night. *0/12 stages at Dusk. 9/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. it's not massively surprising that an event with no dusk in Scotland will have fewer rain stages because in Scotland heavy rain is the only weather condition that exists for dusk. however, to go from 50-75% stages in the rain to 0% is nuts 2. Wales. 0/12 stages in the rain. 4/12 stages at night. *Wales has no dusk, so 4/12 stages at night is normal. all other locations will usually have 3 4/12 stages in the rain. 4/12 stages at night. 0/12 stages in the rain. 4/12 stages at night. 0/12 stages in the rain. 4/12 stages at night. 5/12 stages in the rain. 4/12 stages at night. I did this many more than 5 times. it always either selected 0 rain stages or 3-6 rain stages in Wales, never anything else. it was about a 50-50 split. 3. New England. 5/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 3/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 0/12 stages in the rain. 4/12 stages at night. *0/12 stages at sunset 0/12 stages in the rain. 4/12 stages at night. *0/12 stages at sunset 3/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 4. Sweden. 0/12 stages in the Snow. 3/12 stages at night. 0/12 stages in the Snow. 3/12 stages at night. 3/12 stages in the Snow. 3/12 stages at night. 7/12 stages in the Snow. 3/12 stages at night. 0/12 stages in the Snow. 3/12 stages at night. 5. Spain. 2/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 3/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 4/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 3/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 1/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 6. Poland. 0/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 0/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 0/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 4/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 0/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. I also did this many more than 5 times for Poland. ~80% of the time it selected 0 rain stages. the other 20% of the time is selected between 1-5 rain stages. 7. New Zealand. 3/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 4/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 6/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 0/12 stages in the rain. 4/12 stages at night. *0/12 stages at dusk 0/12 stages in the rain. 4/12 stages at night. *0/12 stages at dusk 8. Monte Carlo. 5/12 stages in the light snow. 3/12 stages at night. 4/12 stages in the light snow. 3/12 stages at night. 3/12 stages in the light snow. 2/12 stages at night. 4/12 stages in the light snow. 3/12 stages at night. 4/12 stages in the light snow. 3/12 stages at night. 9. Greece. 0/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 0/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 0/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 0/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 0/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. Greece only has rain at one time of day (sunset), so it's natural that it has less rain than other locations if the algorithm is picking randomly. I selected Add All Stages about 20 times for this location. it picked a rain location on exactly 1 stage (out of ~240), which is hilariously, extremely low. 10. Germany. 4/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 1/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 0/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 0/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 0/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 11. Finland. 0/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 3/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 1/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 0/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 0/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 12. Australia. 1/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 2/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 1/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 1/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 1/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 13. Argentina. 0/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 2/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 0/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 0/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. 0/12 stages in the rain. 3/12 stages at night. I also did this many more than 5 times for Argentina. ~80% of the time it selected 0 rain stages. the other 20% of the time is selected between 1-2 rain stages.
  11. Issue: the algorithm(s?) that picks stages/weather conditions/times of day is going a little nuts in Bonus Weekly & Monthly Events in My Team as well as Career. since update 1.13 it sometimes picks way too much rain (always in Scotland, very rarely other locations too: I have no examples on hand, but I have seen it, and someone else has reported this in Career mode but I was unable to reproduce it), and it never picks nighttime (so sometimes it has both issues). Bonus Dailies, along with all "standard" Community Challenges and AI Challenges are unaffected by this, as are all RX event types. Platform: Steam (though everyone has access to these so this should not matter). Game version: Digital Deluxe Edition + Year 1 Pass Non-Standard Peripherals: none Notes: 1. Current Bonus Weekly H2 FWD in Wales. 10 Stages. normal amount of rain (3/10 stages). but all stages are in daytime or at sunset (Wales is the only location with no Dusk option for time of day). 2. Current Bonus Weekly 2000cc in Poland. 7 Stages. normal(ish) amount of rain (0/10 stages). no stages at night 3. Current Bonus Monthly R2. Event 1: Scotland. 10 Stages. lots of rain (6/10 - this is the least rain I have yet seen in a weekly/monthly event in Scotland. all other have had 70-100% of stages in the rain). no stages at night. Event 2: Australia. 8 Stages. 0/8 rain. 0/8 at night. Event 3: Poland. 7 Stages. 1/7 rain. 0/7 at night. I couldn't be bothered to take the second screenshot, sorry. Event 4: Poland (how did it pick Poland twice in a row?!!?). 6 Stages. 1/6 rain. 0/6 night. 3. Career mode. Elite difficulty, so 10 Stages per location. I entered then immediately abandoned my current championship. I will not bombard you with more screenshots, but suffice it to say that in the new championship the game loaded for me, out of 60 stages, there were about 12-14 in the rain and 0/60 were at night. locations: Scotland, Germany, New England, Greece, Poland, Wales 6 of the 12-14 rain stages were in Scotland (so 6/10 in that location, and 6-8/50 everywhere else) I then loaded several other career championships trying to get Scotland to pop up again. it took a while: 4. Career mode again. Elite difficulty. same process to load a new championship. 5/60 stages in the rain. 0/60 at night. locations: Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Wales, Greece, Poland 5. Career mode again. Elite difficulty. same process to load a new championship. 9/60 stages in the rain/snow (snow because Monte Carlo/Sweden). 0/60 at night. locations: Germany, Poland, Finland, Argentina, New Zealand, Monte Carlo 6. Career mode again. Elite difficulty. same process to load a new championship. 13/60 stages in the rain/snow. 0/60 at night. locations: Sweden, Greece, New England, New Zealand, Spain, Wales 7. Career mode again. Elite difficulty. same process to load a new championship. 12/60 stages in the rain/snow. 0/60 at night. locations: Sweden, New England, Spain, New Zealand, Finland, Greece 8. Career mode again. Elite difficulty. same process to load a new championship. 10/60 stages in the rain/snow. 0/60 at night. locations: Germany, Argentina, Spain, New England, New Zealand, Australia 9. Career mode again. Elite difficulty. same process to load a new championship. 13/60 stages in the rain/snow. 0/60 at night. locations: Scotland, Monte Carlo, Australia, Spain, Argentina, New Zealand 8 of the 13 stages in the rain were in Scotland, so 8/10 in that location, and 5/50 everywhere else. Spain had 3 in the rain. Australia had 2. the other 3 locations had exactly 0 rain stages between them. then I went through the types of My Team events that do not seem to be affected by this. 10. Current (Standard) Weekly R5 in Poland. 8 Stages. normal amount of rain (3/8 stages). normal amount of night (2/8 stages) 11. Current (Standard) Monthly H2 FWD Event 1: Poland. 7 Stages. 4/7 rain stages. 1/7 night stages Event 2: Spain. 5 Stages. 2/5 rain stages. 1/5 night stages Event 3: New England. 8 Stages. 0/8 rain stages. 2/8 night stages. 12. Current AI Weekly: RX2 in Holjes. RX works differently: there is never night, and the weather is always the same in all 6 races in each location, so I am not counting this. 13. Current (Standard) Monthly H2 FWD Event 1: Argentina. 10 Stages. 2/10 rain stages. 2/10 night stages Event 2: New Zealand. 10 Stages. 1/10 rain stages. 3/10 night stages Event 3: Australia. 10 Stages. 1/10 rain stages. 2/10 night stages Event 4: Poland. 7 Stages. 0/7 rain stages. 1/7 night stages.
  12. ianism

    DiRTy Gossip

    I think they are biasing it towards the lower classes at the moment because of all the new players from PS Plus who just started playing and only have the base game. personally, H2 FWD is one of my favourite classes. I don't really know why haha I just like driving both cars very much
  13. ianism

    DiRTy Gossip

    but there's nothing in your post other than that text...
  14. to answer the OP, as far as I can tell it's unlimited. I have almost every car in the game, and duplicates of a few. around 80 in total. I'm sure there's people who have man more than that.
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    DiRT Rally 2.0 - In-Game Server Connectivity

    a) I would not call My Team mode and online MP 90% of game content. that is a hilarious exaggeration. b) regarding Historic mode. that's an opinion. it uses all the rally classes in the base game, so to call them trash is utter nonsense, as is the claim that it has no progression. if it had no progression everything would be unlocked from the start. c) oh look the servers were working for most within an hour or two of my comment then my comment was not directed at you.
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    Share your Custom Liveries & Tools here.

    how are we going to be able to use these, if at all? just offline or something?
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    DiRT Rally 2.0 - In-Game Server Connectivity

    @ everyone with like less than 5 posts who just came here to rage and claim they will "never buy CM games again" [lol sure like anyone cares]. be patient. they clearly weren't expecting such a large number of people getting it on PS Plus. that's on them, sure, but it'll get fixed. in the meantime, most of you are clearly new to the game, so go play Historic Championships/World RX Championships in Freeplay or the Colin Mcrae mode (if you have that). you don't need an internet connection for those.
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    DiRTy Gossip

    I don't know if this is a server issue. I had this happen to me once, a year ago, driving the M1 Procar in a Weekly in Germany. I didn't notice the increase in km driven until later, but during the event I have crazy levels of wear on the parts - I just couldn't fix most of them until after the event was finished because it made me exceed the repair time limit. after the event, I had something like 475km driven, when it should have been around 150
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    DiRT Rally 2.0 - In-Game Server Connectivity

    back after 24h. online sections are still virtually unplayable yikes, this is not good when the game just went free on PS Plus
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    Share your Custom Liveries & Tools here.

    I'd download that. I don't have a livery for that car, and she did the commentary for the rally side of the Dirt World Series
  21. ianism

    Share your Custom Liveries & Tools here.

    nah, the GOTY edition is just the base game with a pass for all the DLC. if you buy the disc version it comes with a code that allows you to download it. it doesn't make the DLC part of the base game. [whispers] the GOTY edition is just a repackaged SuperDeluxe Edition, which came out back in September.
  22. ianism

    DiRTy Gossip

    oh that's for sure, but I was thinking that maybe this had some sort of knock-on effect on racenet. maybe with many people signing up or something. just a hypothesis of course, because it's a weird coincidence.
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    What do you miss from older Dirt games?

    didn't play much of DR1, but Dirt 4 had a system where you could essentially sign up to drive for a different team (rather than your own, that you build in career mode) and use almost any car in the game that you didn't own. you would get far fewer rewards, but it was a good way of trying out cars you didn't have yet. that said, I only saw this in Freeplay. I didn't do daily challenges so I don't know if it worked like that for those as well. a couple other things from Dirt 3: split screen (not likely, I know) Head 2 Head was quite good
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    DiRTy Gossip

    yeah it took me 45 mins just to upload a daily challenge result. ugh. maybe it's dealing with overload because DR2 is now free for PS Plus members, so there's probably thousands of people downloading and playing the game right now. I don't know if or how that would affect the racenet servers: it's just a guess because this has been happening for the last hour, which is about exactly when it became free
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