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    Shifting gears without released the throttle

    Might just be PCars2, but I think there is a noticeable delay when shifting in the H-pattern cars which makes it easy to stall them if you're too quick on releasing the clutch and hitting the gas before the stick has actually shifted. I'd like to get back into it, but got sick of wasting my 60mins practice session stalling cars and trying to get my head around the absurd stock tunings. Pretty sure the same work experience guy who tuned the Audi Quattro in DR 2.0 did all the tunings for PCars2.... after smoking a teener of bathsalts.
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    Upcoming dash cam?

    Seriously though- Your concerns are shared with most of us. It's difficult because the majority of players don't post on the forums, and the majority of developer resources are focused towards new content and acquiring new players from that hidden majority. As a result, the voices of some people seem disproportionately louder in comparison to the general consensus. It's frustrating because DR 2.0 is the best Rally game out there, yet the popularity of the genre doesn't seem to justify a close relationship between players and developers. That's probably because DR 2.0 has a skeleton crew of staff working on it in comparison to titles like GRID which have such a wider appeal. I think we'd all like to see some more community cohesiveness when it comes to the most pressing issues that need to be addressed, then maybe the developers would take us more seriously. (Just look at the asphalt debate, it's entirely subjective and seldom ever has anything useful that developers could look into. Meanwhile the issues such as FoV and co-pilot calls; where people have gathered data & have specific implementable change requests, get eclipsed).
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    Great update👍

    The turbo whistle has me worried that DR2 will now be re-classified as R18+ for containing strong sexual themes...
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    Shifting gears without released the throttle

    I think I want to marry the guy in that video Are the 4 gear NASCAR transmissions dogboxes? I encountered them when learning about drift setups in Forza and they worked well. Is it possible to emulate them in DR2 by adjusting ratios to get rid of the other gears? 6 gears seems unnecessary and distracting in rally.. The no-clutch shift from 1 to 2 tutorial I saw was regarding overpowered cars without TC, to minimize the initial stationary race start burn-out and keep the turbo spooled (pretty sure it involved an Audio Quattro in PCars2). They seldom shifted back to 1st gear for the remainder of the race. I went back to using AI controlled rolling starts. First corner carnage is bad enough without the added joy of stalling the car 9 out of 10 race starts..
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    Fantastic game - some feedback and requests

    I think I actually worked out why this happens... the absence of a Caster tuning option means you have to use fairly extreme Camber tuning on the rear to get proper grip on turn out. Combine that with some rear toe-in and RWD's will straighten out like a train. It's confusing because it feels a lot like having very stiff rear sway bars, when really it's the rear camber doing it.
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    Upcoming dash cam?

    The secret to getting away with being a whiney b*tch is to simultaneously be hilarious and adorable. It's a bit like cyber domestic-abuse **waits for this post to get 20 likes** re: dash cam I had fears it may not suffice due to FoV limitations; I'm yet to try it though. It should bridge the gap regarding cockpit views where adjusting the seat position wasn't consistent with all cars however. re: dash dials If a tighter FoV is the #1 priority for consoles, then UDP support should probably be the #2 concern. (If you aren't familiar with UDP output and the f'ing amazing apps that exist which allow you to use your smartphone/tablet as a customizable live dash, then I highly recommend doing some googling & youtubing) re: console performance I believe the source of frustration here is coming from Xbox One X users. I think we're possibly getting shafted because Xbox One S, PS4, & PS4 Pro are the consoles suffering the performance issues... (By some accounts the Xbox One X is actually outperforming the PC versions regarding HDR10 support? is this true? )
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    DiRTy Gossip

    The tutorials / rally school section of D4 are worth checking out for newcomers (That is if you're getting it free on Gamepass). ... the soundtrack is way better too 😊
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    Shifting gears without released the throttle

    I recall watching a video recently on race start technique where it suggested power shifting from 1st to 2nd? I can't clutch / H-pattern shift to save myself 😂 Sim racing & rally have only ingrained techniques that destroy the gearbox...
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    Fantastic game - some feedback and requests

    Maybe it's a lack of specifics, I never play Rally Cross so perhaps have a skewed view of things compared to someone who primarily RX's. @Johnnnn FH4 player here too. The way I throw my Bugatti Chiron across the Scottish countryside isn't all that different to dirt rally 😂
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    Shifting gears without released the throttle

    The extra revs might be compensating for turbo lag?
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    DiRT Rally 2.0 - Share your Videos!

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/10ZrglPBeSp5JrSZsmMVrzaQrHoEXXlk9/preview Monte Carlo PTSD
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    Fantastic game - some feedback and requests

    If it's just some sort of EQ filter being used to muffle the in-cabin sound, then it may be possible? (PCars2 sort of does that when you have the helmet setting enabled). If the game was called TaRMaC Rally 2.0 I could understand the disproportionate focus people tend to have on the asphalt handling. Likes: Fairly punishing if you try to get away with gear shifting mid-corner without rev matching. Also fairly punishing when it comes to preventing other torque pre-load dif related spinouts if you're prone to lifting off the gas rapidly. Dislikes: Tricky to tell if asphalt is dry or icey. Snow patches on otherwise dry asphalt are like slipping on a banana. (Are they supposed to be ice? or was Mr Plow just lazy and missed a spot?)
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    Kenya & Japan back in WRC 2020 !

    I think Australia had hopes of making ourselves the permanent location of the finals, so comes as a bit of a surprise. (Also odd how NZ has been sent back to the 10th location?) I suspect it had more to do with influence coming from Toyota and Japan. Similar situation downunder. Rally gets plonked down in a tourist town between 2 major cities to further complicate logistics assuming people will flock to the middle of nowhere like they would to see V8 Supercar track races. Some events really are shooting themselves in the foot by ignoring the obvious- having a driver from your country in the championship. There's the lack of domestic popularity problem in a nutshell right there...
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    Kenya & Japan back in WRC 2020 !

    Australia shafted from WRC 2020! dirty, dirty, ********. Now I'm tempted to go to Coff's for the 2019 finals in November... but not sure if I can be trusted with alcohol when surrounded by Finns and Estonians
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    Fantastic game - some feedback and requests

    I'd love an audio option for gnarlier in-cabin sounds. You sometimes forget just how amazing the audio is when you have external cams disabled.
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    The DiRT Roadbook

    ooh yay my "clutch pedal as brake, brake pedal as handbrake" experiments can continue
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    H1 and H2 RWD

    It's usually the overpowered H3 RWD's that are hard to tame Anything specific? How many degrees of rotation is your wheel set to? or is it more to do with pedals?
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    Audi Quattro

    I've found the major culprit with 4WD/AWD tends to be related to Centre dif settings. In this case you've got both Viscous dif and Torque bias to contend with, so it's very possible to end up with unpredictable understeer and oversteer simultaneously. The going advice is to 'tune to your strengths' to make up for lost time, but not every stage has a linear profile. You effectively make the easy sections easier, and the hard sections harder with that approach to tuning. Cars like this magnify the effect of such a tuning bias, and the result tends to be 'Terminal Damage'. I call it 'The Monte Carlo' effect
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    Audi Quattro

    Evil stock tuning. If you've started out with FWD & RWD cars, don't be surprised if your driving goes to **** when moving on to AWD.
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    Upcoming dash cam?

    60fps kind of loses it's novelty when you spend half your time wrapping the car around a tree due to fishbowl FOV 😂 (But what a smooth terminal damage experience it is!) I've gradually adapted. The new dash cam will hopefully help. Wasn't aware of how complicated the FOV issue is, the performance factor seems weird from the perspective of Xbox One X. Then I remember just how much my One S was struggling.. A slightly tighter FOV would almost have to be console & model specific, in the same way the 4K option is hidden away.
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    Upcoming dash cam?

    @PJTierney Wouldn't it be far easier and functional to just unlock/extend the seat adjust movement range universally? Being FOV-locked on console will cause the new dash camera position to suffer the same interior scale and eye-level problems that we currently experience in helmet view with the restricted seat adjust range, it'll just be at the other end of the spectrum. (In PCars2 you can literally noclip the driver position forward through the dashboard, or reverse back through the seat... it's like being a poltergeist 😂)
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    Logitech G920 Lsb Rsb Support [SG]

    I recall reading that the g920 firmware was programmed by the PCars devs. Not sure if true, but would explain why these buttons only work for it. (Last I checked they don't work for me on Xbox PCars2 however?) God it would be amazing to have these buttons work. I'd happily settle for the both of them triggering e-brake in DR2. Right hairpins are a pain if using default B button. Find myself using the clutch pedal for brakes, and the brake pedal for e-brake. Imagine things are even more desperate for you F1'ers when it comes to button options.
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    Dirt rally totally transformed by this setting..

    My driving has improved insanely since getting wheel settings where I like them (aka, ditching dodgy soft lock). FFB feels way better too. Now using 40 saturation / 360 degrees range of motion. 0 linearity (Need to experiment more, but prefer things linear atm). Way less fumbling of handbrake button (default B) and paddle gear changes when the wheel doesn't exceed 180 degrees left or right. Thumb doesn't get nearly ripped off as much either 😂
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    The DiRT Roadbook

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