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  1. In some ways, I have to agree: no matter how complex and in-depth the model is, in order to achieve a good feeling of driving the car some "art" is still needed from the developers to make things feel right. Codies know this very well and this is also why they have Jon driving the game and giving feedback to make the cars handle right. I still think that simulating many variables and aspects of driving helps achieve the higher levels of realism, but this is only true if the developers know how to tweak things in their model in order to achieve a realistic behavior from the cars.
  2. Which is pretty much the only conspiracy I care about, and is surely the only one I'd like to hear about in a DiRT Rally forum
  3. The thing is, a car interacting with the road surface is not a simple thing. There are so many variables and so many different complex concepts at play that I don't think a simple model would be able to represent everything that happens on a rally stage realistically. Take, for example, how both the tyres and the road surface deform in the different phases of the corner...
  4. This might well be the first time that I see a forum post with quotations... Proper job here @ManicKodo! I don't know much about physics design in games, but I have this feeling that the issues the DiRT Rally are inherent to its "simplified" two-point vehicle simulation, but not because it's an inherently bad system. As you said, it has been used in many racing games over the years and good developers, with some "art", have managed to get very convincing car handling out of it. The problem in the DiRT series is that it has to deal with two very different surfaces, tarmac and g
  5. Couldn't agree more. Enough years have passed that the memory of Group B has trascended into legend and all the not-so-spectacular sides have been forgotten. I would love to know how many of those that glorify those days were actually around to see them... I surely wasn't 😅
  6. The thing about Group B cars isn't about stage times. In my opinion, that class is held as high because it was faster than what its era (as in safety, technology, crowds) allowed. This is fascinating for many fans because it is perceived as the ultimate challenge for those "heroic" drivers, but I don't think anyone would actually like it if such dangers returned to the sport
  7. If the FIA organizes some sort of championship where the old WRC+ can compete, as they did in 2017 for the WRCars when the Plus cars arrived, then we'd surely see the non-hybrid cars in the game. I've heard that the FIA is indeed thinking about such a thing, so there is hope
  8. The aero will be simplified but, by looking at the Yaris prototype, I'd say there is still a fair amount of wings and downforce on the cars😂 I've read that the transmission will be simplified and there will be no active central differential, I'm interested to see how this will change how cars need to be driven Probably more similar to R5 cars, but with A LOT more power?
  9. The new Rally1 Yaris looks VERY GOOD, as far as I can tell behind that test livery. It will be interesting to see how the new class fares, compared to the WRC Plus... I think the weight will go up due to the hybrid and the new rollcage but I doubt we as spectators will notice We will get to drive those in a codemasters game, though😄
  10. Very well put together video! As you said, by the choice to use real life audio in the trailer we can expect to hear more... frankly not good sounds from WRC10
  11. I think the size of the "monstrosity" has to do with the fact that they need a pretty much 360° image AND two viewpoints to gather tridimensional data. I mean, if you need a decently stabilized high-definition image a GoPro will do the job without any tubes...
  12. This has its exact same energy...
  13. I agree and I have to say, I'll probably end up buying it... Most likely not on release date, but when the price drops I'll give it a good look I know it probably won't drive as good as DR2 on gravel, but what I've seen from the past few games is quite good to be honest
  14. Reminds me of an awesome flyby of Neuville a few years ago during Rally Catalunya. Truly on the limit, or maybe a bit further but he kept it together beautifully
  15. Some things never change. Crashing within a minute of the start in Scotland? Of course. By the way, I want random overanalyzing of this video just to find some Gossip... what is that map in the background?
  16. This is the idea I like the most so far. I like cars to behave as they did back in their days, and if they weren't particularly competitive, so be it. But there are more than enough cars in DR2 for some to match the performance of the slower cars in a class, and I think multiclass would bring a nice layer of complexity to the game while also being closer, in terms of times, than some "unbalanced" classes.
  17. The Hyundai is the WRCar I like the most, even though I preferred last year's livery (I know it's pretty much identical but something changed around the front grille) The Yaris looks absolutely mad though... just not as beautiful
  18. The Yaris WRC looks like something exaggerated out of a comic about modified cars for midnight street racing. The fact that not only it is real, but it also wins in the top class of rallying is amazing and I absolutely love it for this!
  19. I would say it's a bit more than just a jacked up Porsche... The amount of work that has been done is quite a thing, and on a technical level that car looks marvelous. It is true that it's a lot more of a Raid car than a Rally car but then again, Porsche won the Dakar so it's not something completely alien from their background. That said it still doesn't make any sense to exist, but it's completely mad and I'm glad that it does!
  20. I didn't check this for a bit and when I come back I find a debate about center pivot physics and an AD for bikers only cruises. I guess this topic really NEVER does disappoint. Of all the paintings in history, you chose the one that most famously was altered and revised constantly by his author until his death... I am not a huge fan of the theory "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", sorry. I believe there is always room for improvement, expecially in a field such as racing games development where simplicity isn't really a good thing.
  21. That challenge is also bugged... I have two out of three fastest laps already counted, I did a three laps race with Sergio Perez yesterday, won, did the fastest lap on lap 3 and crossed the line on 0% battery. I did not get the Monza achievement and neither the Battery one. I play on PS4 with a pad but I did not get some achievements even while playing with a wheel.
  22. I can confirm this is not exclusive to PC as I tried to do the same, getting pole position and win in Mexico with George Russell, multiple times on PS4 and I never got the challenges. I also finished a race with 0% battery multiple times but that one didn't pop either, so it's not exclusive to Week 8. I am sure I was online and connected because I got the due XP for completing a race but I never got the XP for the challenges.
  23. This isn't much of a Gossip, but I just wanted to really say thank you to the devs of this game. For context, my good old pedal set from the Thrustmaster T300 recently did a Maverick Viñales: the brake pedal snapped in half as I was approaching Turn 1 in Hungary on F1 2020, therefore I've had to go back to my roots and play all racing games with a pad. To my surprise, the only game which allows me to drive without making an utter fool of myself is the one that also offer the most stuff I could crash into: DiRT Rally 2.0 I mean, in all the circuit racing games the worst thing I
  24. Okay, great to know. And since the Mk2 has the proper audio, great to hear too...
  25. The Mk.8 Fiesta has always been a weird one for me, at least in its Rally versions... sometimes I really like them, sometimes I feel like there's something not quite right. Might be because I absolutely loved the Mk.7 Fiesta WRC post-facelift. Although I have to say, the new Fiesta R5 looks a lot better than the current Fiesta WRC, might be the headlights. I have a question though, do I need to have Playstation Plus to access the World Series?
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