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ApexAzimuth

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  1. ApexAzimuth

    How is DR2 in Steam VR these days?

    Right now DR2.0 runs better than any other racing sim I have on SteamVR.
  2. ApexAzimuth

    DRC | DiRT Rally Championship | The Forum's Club

    I don't know what's wrong with me, but I'm done. I crashed on the second turn. That's probably the last race for me this season.
  3. ApexAzimuth

    DRC | DiRT Rally Championship | The Forum's Club

    Yeah with another tarmac rally still left, I'm pretty sure there's no hope of a title for me this season. I'd have to pull off a miracle to make up for 2 consecutive retirements. The worst part is that I've lost motivation to drive after these last two.
  4. ApexAzimuth

    DRC | DiRT Rally Championship | The Forum's Club

    I was seriously considering not even trying Monte because I hate it with a burning passion. I should have listened to my hate. Retire in SS2. **** Tarmac. I'm probably out of the running at this point. 2 Tarmac rallies in a row killed my spirit completely. I've spent more time practicing on Monte Carlo than any other rally but it's done me no good at all. I still crash and when I don't. I'm horribly slow even though I feel like I'm on the edge all the time.. HUGE waste of effort. I can't feel the road, I'm always going from massive understeer to spinning out with no sign that it's happening.
  5. ApexAzimuth

    DRC | DiRT Rally Championship | The Forum's Club

    Had to happen at least once.. Naturally on a ******* tarmac stage. Puncture on SS1, no replacement. Game over. I hate tarmac.
  6. ApexAzimuth

    DRC | DiRT Rally Championship | The Forum's Club

    I was not feeling a rhythm in Greece. Never had confidence throughout. Not sure if it's a setup issue or just an off evening, but I felt like the car was just fighting me at every corner and my mind was wandering instead of focusing on the notes.
  7. As a game developer myself, I can tell you that it would be far more of a hassle for the developer to have separate physics setups for VR and non-VR. This would have to be done deliberately, and it wouldn't make any sense to do it because it would add more work for developers and QA testers. Even if it were intended for optimization, it would be an ugly and dirty hack that programmers would be itching to get rid of in favor of a more unified solution that doesn't require multiple builds to be maintained.
  8. ApexAzimuth

    DRC | DiRT Rally Championship | The Forum's Club

    I honestly didn't expect to do that well in Group A. RWD seems to be where my strength is but maybe some of that throttle discipline is helping my AWD game. I still feel like I'm a mere student of the four wheels. SS1-SS3 went very well. I seem to manage understeer in wet conditions pretty well, despite understeer being my kryptonite. I was just behind Yabby through the first leg. The shock of going from worn tires on mud to fresh tires on dry gravel really jarred me in SS4 though, and I struggled to keep up with Yabby after losing a bit of confidence from biting the inside walls of a few corners, underestimating my grip. Still did decently on SS4-SS6. Then I once again got jarred by the sudden grip in SS7, and rolled the car by mounting the inside of a corner, again underestimating my grip. Managed to recover though SS7 was my weakest time overall by far. I'm really enjoying the Legacy, curious how well it competes with the Delta overall. Time will tell!
  9. ApexAzimuth

    Tips for driving 4WD cars quicker

    I struggle with 4WD cars after driving RWD cars for a long time, and I've found that the "secret sauce" for all wheel drive is left foot braking, as @Mike Dee and others have said. Fight your habit of completely releasing the throttle when you brake for a corner, and completely releasing the brake when you exit a corner. Instead of totally letting go, back off to about 1/4th or 1/2 throttle/brake, and otherwise steer as you normally would out of a corner. When you get more used to that, you can start to apply throttle and braking modulation mid-corner to help the car rotate how you want it to. When you're noticing just a little understeer and you want the car to rotate more without tossing it, experiment by just touching the brakes without lifting off the throttle. It's very counter intuitive to driving styles apart from rallying, but it's amazing what your car can do when you can put that drive on all 4 wheels to work. The other thing that helps me also is being less liberal about counter steering, and more liberal about steering HARD mid corner. I've always had a tendency to steer too little with AWD cars, and once I start cranking that wheel more, the car responds pretty well.
  10. ApexAzimuth

    DRC | DiRT Rally Championship | The Forum's Club

    My first car was a first generation Legacy sport, and they nailed the feeling of the Legacy. The sound of the engine and turbo, the turbo lag, and the interior of it in VR actually gives me a strange nostalgia. Granted this thing drives like my Legacy if it were brand new and perfectly tuned, but the feeling is real. Gave me chills up my spine.
  11. ApexAzimuth

    DRC | DiRT Rally Championship | The Forum's Club

    I'd hate to see Finland get the boot for the next championship as there's nothing like it, but I'll support however @SkyRex chooses to decide. I think we're fairly confident that the Legacy will fall under Group A, so if that holds true, I say we go Group A for next round.
  12. ApexAzimuth

    DRC | DiRT Rally Championship | The Forum's Club

    I'd have to agree with @SkyRex about Germany for the same reasons. We don't know what the Scotland stages will play like, so it's not really fair to put Wales on the cutting block just because it's on the same landmass. Wales is such an international icon of rally. In terms of personality, there's nothing even similar to Finland, so I would definitely hate to see it go. Dirt Rally 2.0's simulation is pretty on-point except in the tarmac department, so if any stages have to go, I'd vote for the Tarmac ones.
  13. ApexAzimuth

    DRC | DiRT Rally Championship | The Forum's Club

    @SkyRex Since my first car was a first generation Subaru Legacy turbo, I'm gonna wanna drive the Legacy in the next championship. Since we don't know what class the Legacy will be in (though I suspect Group A), I'd prefer to wait until we know what class it's in. Thanks again for hosting these championships! These really invigorate my excitement for rallying.
  14. ApexAzimuth

    DRC | DiRT Rally Championship | The Forum's Club

    Apparently my Spain run wasn't as bad as it felt. In hindsight that makes my post look arrogant. I suppose that's a risk when I drive before anyone else. Regardless of whether the next championship starts before or after Flatout comes out, I won't pick R5 or Group B (4WD) since it feels like every other club does both those classes only. I'm considering maybe RallyGT, Group B (RWD), or 2000cc. 🤷‍♂️
  15. ApexAzimuth

    DRC | DiRT Rally Championship | The Forum's Club

    Edit: Le Spam is gone! Thanks PJ!
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