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Stig Lennart

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  1. Stig Lennart

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    same here, also had my career championship reset...
  2. Stig Lennart

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    Which is exactly why I mentioned that the pc requirements aren't that crazy either. given the low imagequality there's little to gain from high settings anyway. In addition, I have to argue vr makes more serious simracing a lot more accessible as well. where the next upgrade after a good wheel used to be a multi monitor setup, requiring a lot of space and money, now you can just get a vr headset for less than one good monitor, and it barely takes any space at all.
  3. Stig Lennart

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    Yes, it's true that it was more in it's infancy back then, however it really hasn't progressed much since then. The technology is slowly getting better, but it's still very expensive for entry and no more games have made it a standard or consider it needed than it was 3 years ago. Specific titles made for VR ended up using it, all the adaptations ended up down a dark alley.  I have to disagree with you on the entry cost. You can pick up an oculus DK2 for the price of a G27 for instance and it'll run just fine on a gtx 970, with still some margin to go lower specs.  Whilst the imagequality may not be that great as of yet (fully agree on that front, mind you), the essence of VR still elevates the experience to a completely new level.  Concerning what games have made it a standard: here I can only argue on driving games, but what I see there is that every serious sim has vr support. Codemasters originally entered those ranks when it implemented VR in Dirt Rally and it's very sad to now see them turn their backs to it.
  4. Stig Lennart

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    I seem to remember dirt rally had no plan for vr, also had no plans for consoles. Turns out we got both in the end However back at that time VR was still a lot more in its infancy. By now we've arrived at the point where every serious sim has vr support, and the next generation of VR headsets is around the door. VR support has become much more of a requirement similar to wheel support. With regards to promises on Dirt 4, a lot more was promised regarding the physics, also stating that they'd continue to work on that. this never happened either. such false promises have blown away my trust for CM to provide a good title beyond what's in the initial release. trust that they had generated by their thorough support on Dirt Rally... Now that this initial release does not hold VR support, I have no hope that it'll be added later. I won't buy this title untill then. I *think* i get what you're saying, but then you make zero sense.  Read your last line "Now that this initial release does not hold VR support, I have no hope that it'll be added later"  No VR was supported on initial release..... What I meant by that is this 'later implementation' with Dirt Rally was a lot more justifiable at the time: vr was just starting to get adopted by the bigger titles and was a lot more experimental. By now, VR has become a lot more mainstream in the simracing community and is continuing to grow into that role. In addition, the implementation in Dirt Rally was exceptionally well done: CM has shown to have the code and is well able to work with it.
  5. Stig Lennart

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    I seem to remember dirt rally had no plan for vr, also had no plans for consoles. Turns out we got both in the end However back at that time VR was still a lot more in its infancy. By now we've arrived at the point where every serious sim has vr support, and the next generation of VR headsets is around the door. VR support has become much more of a requirement similar to wheel support. With regards to promises on Dirt 4, a lot more was promised regarding the physics, also stating that they'd continue to work on that. this never happened either. such false promises have blown away my trust for CM to provide a good title beyond what's in the initial release. trust that they had generated by their thorough support on Dirt Rally... Now that this initial release does not hold VR support, I have no hope that it'll be added later. I won't buy this title untill then.
  6. Stig Lennart

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    which is also the same thing they said for Dirt 4... we all know what happened...
  7. Stig Lennart

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    Ditching a car model for another one is also ditching all the money that got it first model there in the first place. That specifically, however, is a useless consideration economically speaking. What does matter is wether a replacement model will net the company more income. Already having a model that is 'slightly off' here thus means that the replacement model has to generate so much more revenue just by being more accurate that it covers its entire development costs. This latter part is of course highly unlikely. So... it's not a useless consideration, economically speaking, and you basically just backed up what I was saying. not exactly. the difference between the 'costs made' (on the prior model) and 'value' is crucial: The value to the company can be what the consumer thinks it's worth. if for instance a car was made in such a bad way that nobody would ever drive that car in the game, the value of that model would be 0 no matter how high the development costs for that model. Then if a new model of that car were to be developed in a way so that now many people will want to buy the game because of that car, there are two situations possible (in various degrees): A. It still doesn't generate enough income to cover it's development costs and it'll still cost money in the end; or B, It generates enough income so that it will generate more income than the development costs. Given that the prior model has a worth of 0, then it becomes profitable to produce a new model. Even if that prior model was brand new and cost a million, if it doesn't add a possibility for income it will have no value and the new model should still be made.  The catch in this discussion is ofcourse that the prior model does have a positive value as it is far from as crappy as i just presented it to be for this example. But I hope this shows more clearly how costs that have already been made are irrelevant as opposed to the value that has been created.
  8. Stig Lennart

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    Ditching a car model for another one is also ditching all the money that got it first model there in the first place. That specifically, however, is a useless consideration economically speaking. What does matter is wether a replacement model will net the company more income. Already having a model that is 'slightly off' here thus means that the replacement model has to generate so much more revenue just by being more accurate that it covers its entire development costs. This latter part is of course highly unlikely. It's all about value being added. costs that have already been made are irrelevant as such for future considerations. Only the value that the resulting product brings to the company is relevant for consideration. (this value can be higher or lower than the amount invested) (for the sake of simplicity in the discussion, assume that also the invisible revenue such as customer appreciation is taken into account in the revenue number)
  9. Stig Lennart

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    They won't have the same leaderboards (check Pauls twitter). I'm not sure about the dailies though, my guess is that they will be the same.
  10. Stig Lennart

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    I was referring more to the ease at which they could possibly obtain the license for it. CM already having the license for the E30 at least tells us that BMW is more willing to agree than Renault for instance (such a shame we couldn't get the 5 or the Alpine...)
  11. Stig Lennart

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    What about a tank like CMR3? No I am talking bout cars that are somewhat not very rally-ish, but they have a rally edition. The Relian Robbin has some unofficial rally editions by people who love Reliants and rallying. Just google for pictures. It needs to stay serious ofcourse, not arcadish.  I happened to stumble upon another 'gimmicky' addition: The BMW M1 was rallied in group B (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YulVFnFyWyw). Since CM already has licensing for bmw that aspect shouldn't be troublesome... Sourcing an m1 for gathering information I imagine will prove troublesome though to say the least, unfortunately X). The Lotus Exige R-GT  Might be another option (same class that the current porsche's rally in).
  12. Stig Lennart

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    We are fixing bugs and we are bringing these together into one big update rather than delivering them in bits and pieces. I understand your frustration but I can assure you that we have not abandoned PC in order to release console.  Please tell me that the league issues are due to other (seperate) tech than the game itself and will be fixed sooner than that...  No promises but I hope so. I think it was broken by the new checkpoint system we added (which was to deter people from alt+4ing their monthly). I'll update you guys on Monday.  Also 100% echo Paul's statement - we haven't forgotten about guys! That's great to hear, Paul's statement had me slightly worried there for a moment. I'll keep my fingers crossed for the monday news. A big thanks to all of you for keeping in touch like you do  :smiley: 
  13. Stig Lennart

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    We are fixing bugs and we are bringing these together into one big update rather than delivering them in bits and pieces. I understand your frustration but I can assure you that we have not abandoned PC in order to release console.  Please tell me that the league issues are due to other (seperate) tech than the game itself and will be fixed sooner than that... 
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