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Everything posted by Tranzitive

  1. the lack of Hyundai cars in this game is weird. i can understand the i20 R5 not being in the game due to licensing, since it's tied up with the WRC and Kylotonn probably wanted it as a WRC 8 exclusive. But no GRX Taneco i20? That's quite a big omission, especially since the team won 3/10 rounds of the 2019 Rx season. And there's no rallycross in WRC 8 at all.
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    Something is coming closer...

    1988 Vauxhall Nova? also something regarding the binary code - in the original series of Colin McRae games, the Impreza 97 was called the 22B because 22B is the hexadecimal number for '555'. If you take the binary numbers in the thumbnail and convert them to hexadecimal you end up with '1DC' (or 01DC). no idea what that means, if anything. might just be meaningless.
  3. i have been playing rally games for probably close to 20 years and Dirt 2 (on PS3/PC/Xbox 360) still remains the best arcade-style rally game i've ever played. the stages are great, the graphics still actually hold up well, especially on PC, and it has a large selection of cars and disciplines.
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    Something is coming closer...

    what a beast of a car, can't wait to drive this in DR2.0
  5. yeah some of the stages might be a little bit wider than in real life, but overall i think people tend to overexaggerate the narrowness of rally stages. general impression on the internet seems to be that rally stages are just barely wide enough to fit a car and a pubic hair on, but in reality some of them are actually pretty wide. for example, the OP mentions Monte Carlo. well, here's some footage from the current rally Monte Carlo, and you can see that in a lot of places the road is at least two car widths wide. and this is with the modern WRC cars which are pretty wide to begin with due to the body kits. check out the video from around 1:19 for an example of how wide the roads are in places: https://youtu.be/doBh1seZcvU?t=79
  6. just wondering if these and the Xmas liveries are going to be available again at a later date? I'm on a business trip for the next 2 weeks and won't have access to a PS4 at all ... so gonna miss out on these. i don't care much for the Xmas ones tbh and managed to get them, but i know some people on the forum really liked them and couldn't get them due to travel and/or family commitments over Xmas. i understand wanting these current liveries to tie in with the real rally Monte Carlo, but it's such a narrow time window ... same with the Xmas liveries. any chance of just making these available for download on the 1 year anniversary of the DR2.0 release or something? at least people who complete the challenge this weekend will have them as an 'exclusive' for 1 month then.
  7. yes, what a pity Codemasters didn't put actual, real stages in the game /sarcasm
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    Patch 1.12

    Super happy the 2019 Rx cars snd locations have been added in World Rallycross championship. Been waiting for that for a while. Also, re: the wipers. These are supposed to go off in the dry to wipe the dirt away, right? So you can see properly. Have people been complaining about the wipers going off in the dry? One of the things I really like is the fact that they DO go off automatically in the dry. WRC8 doesn't have an option for auto wipers and it's such a pain in the ass to manually turn them on all the time to wipe the dirt off the wibdscreen in the dry if you use an interior view like i do.
  9. Something weird going on here with the display name of the event. Only this event. All others are fine. This is on PS4. See attached photo.
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    Something is coming closer...

    Feb 25 2019 was the DR2.0 release date. wonder if we won't see a new content drop in about a months time.
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    DiRT Rally 2.0 World Series

    so the people who finished 1st and 2nd in RX qualified on Xbox and Playstation. funny how so many people said that console players were too slow and there should be separate events for each platform. will be interesting to see the rally final now.
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    Something is coming closer...

    Season 4 is great, sorry. also, this year is the 20th anniversary of Colin McRae Rally 2.0. I wonder if the teaser/potential new content doesn't have something to do with that. would kill for that Martini livery on Colin's Focus 2001.
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    Better view of livery backside

    i also like looking at backsides.
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    Assists faster vs Non-Assists?

    i tested traction control using a PS4 pad a few months ago. all 5 levels of it. same car, same stage, that i know well. there was a noticeable worsening of my time as i increased the level of the traction control. it definitely slows you down. if anyone really wants to use traction control then level 2 seems to be the sweet spot, just by the way. anything above 2 seems to really slow you down, but at a level of 1 it's not doing enough for you to have any benefit so you might as well just turn it off completely. on the subject of assists and realism ... so when people drive the 2000cc cars do they turn ABS and traction control ON for the added realism that would bring? at the end of the day it's a game, and games are supposed to be fun. just let people drive the way that brings them the most fun. some people might find the fun in the difficulty of driving an older car with full 1080 degrees of rotation and using the clutch + h-shifter. there are other people i've seen who drive the modern cars using an h-shifter as a sequential rather than the paddles as that's the most fun or easiest for them, even though a lot of the modern cars use paddle shifters. i drive all the cars using 540 degrees of rotation and the paddle shifters on the wheel with no clutch because i find the fun in the excellent driving model. i also use the 'new' dashcam (the one from DR1) because that's what i find the most fun even though i'm faster with bonnet cam.
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    DiRT Rally 2.0 - Server Connectivity Issues

    yeah the fact you have Steam installed on your desktop in a non-default location and also that that is the place you have DR2.0 installed on might be causing the issue. along with cloud sync mismatch. Racenet also does not like packet loss or jitter ('micro disconnects') at all. I am on PS4 and live in a place with pretty bad internet so I get frequent packet loss and jitter, and frequent 'cannot connect to the Racenet server' messages when it tries to upload my times. it's like if you get packet loss when the game tries to perform the handshake with the Racenet server then the server just gives up and spits out a message and refuses to connect again, even if the packet loss has passed and your connection is sending packets fine again. but if i go to the leaderboard and check if my time has been uploaded, as long as it's been uploaded there i can continue without career resets or losing my progress in daily/weekly/monthly events. i just have to exit out to the main menu and then go back into the event again. on Steam what seems to be happening is that the packet loss/jitter is affecting cloud sync. the game then detects a mismatch between the local data and the cloud data, assumes the local data has been illegally modified, and then resets your career progress. as far as i remember this was coded in to prevent leaderboard cheating, which was a huge problem with Dirt Rally 1 and caused many complaints from the community. i may be completely wrong here but that's my theory about why people are getting career resets and failures to upload times to Racenet etc.
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    Something is coming closer...

    this is not true in WRC8 though. often the game can start sunny, it will start to rain, and then the weather will clear up leaving it sunny again but with puddles on the roads. there is even variation of similar weather conditions within one stage. just last night i was driving a stage in the Tour de Course which started out rainy, then the weather got more intense and it started to storm with harder rain and worse visibility, then it went back to rainy again. also regarding the 30fps on console - this is what they officially say but it certainly FEELS much faster. in fact if i play DR2.0 and WRC8 back-to-back the feeling of speed is basically exactly the same, even though DR2.0 runs at a confirmed 60fps on console compared to the claimed 30fps of WRC8. anyway i don't want to turn this into a WRC8 thread and overall DR2.0 is a better game imo, but WRC8 does have its merits.
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    DiRT Rally 2.0 - Server Connectivity Issues

    there were a lot of career resets in the past but these were mostly patched. that Reddit thread is from 9 months ago. although after reading that, if there's a discrepancy between cloud saves and the local data, DR2.0 would definitely not be the first game in which cloud saves on Steam have caused an issue. if you have cloud sync enabled then disable it. if you have it disabled, then enable it. basically just do the opposite of whatever you have on now. then verify the integrity of the game files or do a complete re-install, and see if that helps. that would probably be the best course of action for now.
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    DiRT Rally 2.0 - Server Connectivity Issues

    this does seem to be specific to you. what platform are you playing on? if you are on PC/Steam, try verifying the integrity of the game files. this often helps to sort out issues with games: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=2037-QEUH-3335 also, do a hard reset of your router by completely turning it off. i mean actually unplug it from the wall. wait 1-2 minutes, then plug it back in again. if you are connecting via wifi it's always preferable to connect using an ethernet cable. if you don't have an ethernet cable, then get a CAT5 or 6 cable.
  19. just FYI in case anyone is interested in this type of thing: there is currently a championship just like this going on in Clubs. all 12 rallies, all 12 stages in each. In the regular forum club - the official forum club organized by CM. and it's R5 class so you get to drive the cars that make big vroom vroom too. There are only 8 hours left of the first event in Monaco though at the time of writing this so would suggest trying to finish Monaco ASAP. only noticed this event yesterday else i would have posted sooner. club here: https://www.dirtrally2.com/clubs/club/179040
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    2020 FIA World Rally Championship

    man they really need to entice more manufacturers into the WRC. Three teams is so few. Things have not been this bad since around the 2008 financial crisis when there were only two teams left in the WRC. in the late 90s/early 2000s there were 8-9 teams in the WRC at one stage.
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    Sweden whiteout

    the lighting is different in interior and exterior cams. i also struggle to see in Sweden. a hotfix is to use bonnet cam, and turn down the brightness (or black saturation, if you have that option) on your monitor/TV a bit. i find New England too dark though. i always have to turn the brightness up for that location. other locations are fine, for me at least.
  22. There are two weekly events in R2 class, both in Australia - one 9 stages and the other 10 stages. There are also two NR4/R4 class monthly events. This only applies though if you have the Season 4 pass as the second of each event is 'D+' Regardless, would be nice if what I assume is the random generator could maybe please be tweaked a bit so that we get a bit more variety and less repeats? Seems there's been quite a few repeats of car classes/events within the same week recently (or maybe it's just me?).
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    My Team event generator is a bit wonky this week

    There were more Australian events when I was playing yesterday. Like half the events were in Australia. Something definitely seems off.
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    DiRT Rally 2.0 - Version 1.10 Bug Reports

    just to update this: a few days ago i got the bug for the first time where parts of the car don't render properly from the outside view. this also happened when i started the stage from an interior view. this was also the first time i'd experienced this bug. when i posted about the rain nails bug, that was also the first time i'd experienced it. the similar factor here for me is using interior view. i recently picked up a wheel so have been using exclusively interior views for the last few weeks. previously i used to use exclusively chase cam as i was playing with a controller, and hadn't encountered either bug at all in 10 months. so i would say that the rendering of 'exterior/added' objects when starting the stage from interior and/or bonnet cam might be worth looking into. both the car itself and rain are basically 'added' objects in that i'd assume they're added/rendered onto the stage. it may be stage specific. unfortunately forgot to note down the stage the 'broken up' car bug happened for me. i'll try make notes on the stage + event + game mode these bugs happen on if i encounter them in future. but yes it does seem to be a bit random, which probably explains the difficulty they've had fixing it completely.