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  1. _BorisTheFrog_

    GRID Season 2 launching today - plus incredible gameplay video

    When I see the trees I see broccoli and it makes me feel hungry so I have to quit to eat. So yes, because of these >>>> 🥦 🥦 <<<< my racing experience is ruined 😋
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    Starting Position Grid Autosport Career

    If you mean the multiple event championships then if memory serves me correctly it works as a reverse order grid.
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    Grid ultimate edition

    I figured that may have been your plan but the main reason I said "why would you..." was because in the UK you can currently buy a physical copy of Grid for under £20 ( https://www.simplygames.com/p/grid-xbox-one ) and due to very little demand for preowned copies it's resell value is incredibly low at the moment. Because physical copies are so cheap the only obvious good deal I personally see is if there's ever a 50% season pass sale then that combined with a £20 physical copy will get you the ultimate edition for £35. Aside from that I can't ever see digital prices of Grid competing with physical deals. Ok, so you still have a disc - but are we really at that point where it's such an inconvenience to stand up, walk 10 feet to swop over a disc and go sit back down again? Surely not.
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    Welcome to the new GRID

    I've just done a complete career reset and the distance multiplier makes huge difference to the racing immersion so that's a really great inclusion. The only downsides are that it's not very difficult to win races (the AI seem to give up racing once you get in front) and of course neither Paris nor RBR are embedded into standard career mode.
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    Grid ultimate edition

    Why would you want to buy a digital standard edition of the game when you already have a physical ultimate edition (standard+product key for digital upgrade)? Anyhows, if PSN works in exactly the same way as XBL then if you have a physical copy of the game installed purchasing a digital copy will allow you to play the game without (a) reinstalling it or (b) the need for the disc. Physical+digital copies of the game are identical and all you're doing when purchasing a digital copy is obtaining a licence to play that game with your gamertag. How you choose to install the game (download it...loan a physical copy from a friend..copy/paste the game content from an external hard drive) once a digital licence is purchased is entirely upto you. The only difference on XBL is that, with a digital licence, the game status changes from "installed" to "owned". Standard, deluxe, ultimate and all those other named versions contain *exactly the same standard game* plus a separate licence for your particular upgrade. A 'paper' product key for any DLC is simply a key to purchase a digital licence to own whatever items are displayed on the insert. As of 20 mins ago, on XBL a digital ultimate edition upgrade includes; an Aston Martin, seasons 1-3 and a VIP pass for £29.99.
  6. Before: The off the shelf disc version you were selling to the public https://gamerdvr.com/gamer/boris-the-frog/video/87046535 After: Updated to V1.3 https://gamerdvr.com/gamer/boris-the-frog/video/87047080 Apart from some obvious differences in the quality of the intro videos and some subtle colour changes both versions of the game play perfectly adequately with and without the enhanced rain effects so it beggars the question as to why the downgrade needed to be put in place. Just to avoid the confusion that you seem to be having; Tr3vorr's argument isn't about the amount of rain falling from the sky, it's about the amount of that rain that's hitting the windscreen or the amount of spray that's been thrown up from from the track surface in identical weather conditions within two separate builds of the game.
  7. Yeah, I have the FOV set at 85. I think everyone has a different opinion on rain effects in racing games (I prefer biblical downpours because it creates a greater sense of danger and increases the intensity of the races) but the comparisons were simply for the purpose of putting to bed this "unknown platform / unknown spec" excuse and nothing else. The game doesn't need any more downgrades. I bought the X1X for Project Cars 2 but now Turn 10 have backtracked on all that homologation nonsense Forza 7 has turned out to be a bit of a bonus and i'm now quite happy with it.
  8. Taken from X1X (with known platform specs and non-adjustable settings), with the only difference being that the first four were grabbed straight from the 'factory' physical disc version with zero updates... https://gamerdvr.com/gamer/boris-the-frog/video/87046353 https://gamerdvr.com/gamer/boris-the-frog/video/87046439 https://gamerdvr.com/gamer/boris-the-frog/video/87046535 https://gamerdvr.com/gamer/boris-the-frog/video/87046667 ....and these four were grabbed after the 12gb of updates were applied https://gamerdvr.com/gamer/boris-the-frog/video/87046773 https://gamerdvr.com/gamer/boris-the-frog/video/87046847 https://gamerdvr.com/gamer/boris-the-frog/video/87047080 https://gamerdvr.com/gamer/boris-the-frog/video/87047169 You may notice a slight difference in the weather intensity on the front/side glass as well as on the track itself. My only question to Codemasters is why did the X1X version of Grid get visually downgraded when it seemingly didn't need to be?
  9. If it works in the same way as DR2 and BFV then nothing will happen. I bought a physical standard edition DR2 and upgraded to the digital DX version when it was £32 on xbox store and everything worked fine afterwards. The only (minor) issue was that even though the DX stuff were just DLC addons I had to download the entire game from scratch. With BFV I purchased an Xbox key (CDKeys) for the £12.50 DX edition and already had a physical copy installed - only this time (due to it's size) I cancelled the main game installation and just installed the upgrade content. Again, everything worked fine. I sold the physical copies of both games (£26 and £12 respectively) so for once the swop to digital was a really good deal.
  10. Interesting how Codemasters are allowed to tamper with other peoples' intellectual copyright for their own financial gain (Nintendo...Game Genie...Lawsuit..yes, some of us are old enough to remember) but nobody is allowed to tamper with Codemasters' intellectual copyright for any reason whatsoever. There's also a small matter of Camerica which bypassed/glitched the cartridge's copyrighted and patented authentication system so that games could bypass Nintendo's over-fussy and highly expensive quality control checks (in place to protect the consumer). Not a Codemasters innovation, granted, but nonetheless something that Codemasters benefited hugely with when it came to releasing unlicensed and untested games. Hmm, did somebody mention the word "hypocrisy" up there?
  11. This may have something to do with a slight input lag because the same 'floaty' effect was there in PCARS 2 chase views and that seemed to be down to the increased demands of this view slightly bottlenecking controller response. It was never really resolved on base XB1's but completely disappeared on the X1X. I've played AC on both PC and X1X and as someone who plays largely in cockpit view haven't personally witnessed this - but that's not saying it doesn't exist. The only thing wrong with Grid's handling is that every vehicle seems to have the same identical weird understeer when tapping the world's most powerful handbrake button. Every car has a bit of a wibble-wobble and seems to want to drive towards the barriers. Apart from that I do agree that the handling in all Grid games (especially Grid 2 lol) is pretty decent.
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    60fps on base ps4

    I'm not saying you're complaining for nothing, i'm just pointing out the practical side of upgrading and the realism of gaming as a whole. I had an XB1 (and prior to that an X360) and didn't go through the tedious spending process in order to be 'the cool gal with the latest kit', I did it because progress dictated my decision/s. Ironically it was Project CARS 2 that finally prompted me to make an X1X upgrade because (as anyone who owns an XB1 will testify) it's performance was nothing short of woeful and just figured that the X1X and the Pro were just going to squeeze out previous console in pretty much the same way as the X360 (which also comfortably managed 60fps gaming and then mysteriously couldn't), so in order to continue the best possible gaming experience without going down the uber-expensive PC road I had to simply move on. Talking of PC's; how many gamers who bought their computer 6 years ago still use the same graphics card, the same processor, the same hard drive, the same RAM that was in their original computer for 2020 gaming purposes? The only difference with a console is that we get a non-upgradeable (although my X does now have an SSD fitted) machine with a finite lifespan. As an ex tight northerner (born and bred in the 'short arms and deep pockets' region of Yorkshire) I too don't like been forced into spending money but sometimes needs must and the bullet must be bitten. Otherwise i'd be still playing Chuckie Egg on my 48k Spectrum and trying to fathom out how the hell Lenslok is supposed to work so I can finally play Elite. I absolutely do agree that some games still manage 60fps with quite admirable visuals to boot and I don't think anyone would deny that, irrespective of the machine you happen to be playing on, Grid's overall visuals and performance is very poor by today's standards (on consoles I blame the fact we can't turn things off to improve overall performance and on high end PC's there's simply no excuse for sub-standard anything) but in the same breath many other games are starting to struggle on base consoles - and that isn't the fault of universally lazy developers or rushed games, it's just a sign that game engines are being developed for future tech and we're all once more preparing to move on to bigger and better things. When the PS5 and XBox whatever are eventually released this discussion/argument will start all over again - only next time it will be the X1X and Pro owners asking why their 'stop gap' machines no longer perform. Alas, that's the unfortunate way in which consoles work....
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    60fps on base ps4

    I have absolutely no idea what that means...but it sounds good 😲 (ps) I am separated, not by means to afford, but by the fact I had a very rare (signed) Dead Kennedys LP (for newer gamers a "LP" is like a big massive CD that you put on a rotating thingy which (where Dead Kennedys are concerned) emitted an agressive, anti-establishment noise that offended Elvis loving parents)) that I sold for moderate sums of cash to (amongst other things) fund a new console. Power to the delights of the late 1970's / early 1980's (for newer gamers that was a time when colour hadn't been invented and everything was in black & white).
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    60fps on base ps4

    At the end of the day the PS4 is a console developed in 2013 and as games get more technical it has to be a big ask to expect any developer to make special provisions for tech that's probably coming to the end of it's practical life, so maybe you should just move with the times and upgrade your console if you seek a better overall gaming experience. After all, it's highly unlikely you have a six year old mobile phone, TV, laptop or PC so why should a console be any different where upgrading is concerned?
  15. A one word answer to that..... "Wreckfest"
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    Adjustable race length in Career - coming in Season 2

    It's not so much the extra circuits (although they are a bonus), it's more that Grid's design feels really suited to the street circuits and the cars just feel more at home racing around city layouts than real circuits. My fondest memories of Grid 2 were the hot hatch races around Detroit and the likes and one of the mysteries of Grid 2019 is that whilst it's done a really good job of emulating it's predecessor in this area it hasn't really built on the platform it created. 12 locations is weak in today's day and age but imagine a game boasting the same number locations - but in city environments with a multitude of layouts (similar to The Crew 2). Codemasters might just have gotten away with that. I don't exactly know how many cities the Grid franchise has already covered (it can't be far off 12) but rope them all together as remasters with a couple of snowy locations (Helsinki, Moscow...anywhere really) thrown in for good measure and it might make for a better game. Well, it sure beats the same old Silverstone, Brands Hatch (etc)....and now RBR. I think i'm in PGR mode today 🤐
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    Adjustable race length in Career - coming in Season 2

    At least it's not Yas Marina or COTA. I'd have much preferred the inclusion of the missing cities but that was probably too much of an ask
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    Adjustable race length in Career - coming in Season 2

    https://gamerdvr.com/gamer/boris-the-frog/screenshot/14611695 RBR (Project Cars 2) with a near enough comparison. Nice trees 😋 https://gamerdvr.com/gamer/boris-the-frog/screenshot/14611740
  19. One more request. Can you display the 'ready' option onscreen instead of hidden away in the pause menu? I'm not convinced everyone is aware that it's there and because of which it can drag out the start of a race by quite a bit.
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    ♥♥♥♥ Stuttering *&$^$^%$@@# ♥♥♥♥ !

    Nah, he seems to be having an argument with himself. The next stage will probably foul and abusive language directed at himself and then accusing himself of bullying, erm, himself😋. It's all good fun....
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    Adjustable race length in Career - coming in Season 2

    A nice gesture, but for those who have already completed career mode it's probably an update that has arrived 3 months too late. Sorry but career mode was tedious enough first time around so the desire to replay longer versions of those events just isn't there for me personally. What about adding some extra career tiers that utilise longer races but focus more on points scoring championships (10+ races instead of 3-4) with compulsory qualifying (instead of the current reverse order grid placement* which makes winning championships way too easy) to make things more interesting and generate a little more replay value? Surely it can't be that difficult... *If you finish 1st in the first two races of a 3 or 4 event championship (50 pts) then because of the way grid orders are reversed (first place starts last etc etc) and the fact your closest rivals never fight thru the pack, you already have enough points to win the championship and may as well retire the final events (terminal damage will trigger a retire option). It's a really poorly implemented structure that removes the whole point of multi-event championships and makes progression thru the career tiers incredibly boring. If you don't believe me try it. If you retire two of four events with 50pts then 2nd place will always achieve around 45pts from those four events. Always.
  22. Would it be possible to display next track/tournament details/weather somewhere onscreen whilst in the skirmish lobby? Unless i'm completely overlooking something then the only reference to what set of tracks you're about to be racing is via the tournament name only (from career or freeplay) with no actual description as to event lengths within that particular series. Same thing for the weather to benefit those who want to tweak the handling prior to the race starting. Also, if a vehicle is already tuned offline (career mode) does the tune stay in place if you take the same vehicle online? Or does it revert to it's default setup? Finally a personal request: The option to turn off overhead AI names but leave real player names visible.
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    Thank you for listen to us (multiplayer)

    I think he might be referring to Dirt Rally 2.0 (v1.11.1 rings a bell). Grid 2019....Dirt Rally 2.0... A simple mistake between two similarly sounding games 🙃
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    Thank you for listen to us (multiplayer)

    I don't think my internet connection would have emptied an entire lobby (which is exactly what was happening) and besides which, even though the game said I had lost connection to XBL services I was still connected to XBL. Anyhows, my son played for a little while last night without any issues so maybe it was just unfortunate circumstances on my part or an issue on Microsoft's side. That I have no idea of and all I can do is report back as to what happened to me personally.
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    Thank you for listen to us (multiplayer)

    Yes, custom events. It may be different on PC and PS4 but on XB1 (due to it's low userbase) finding an active session is highly dependant on the time of day / day of the week you're searching. The other thing is if Grid is region locked when searching (a point that I don't think has been clarified by Codemasters) then it could just as easily be the case that hundreds are playing the game in (example) America but you don't get to see those lobbies because you're in Europe. I guess it makes sense having region only searches to minimise potential network issues, but in saying that I play NASCAR online on predominantly American servers and if there are under 20 (of the permitted 40) in the lobby then it is sometimes possible to have lag-free racing. Granted, it's usually quite shocking....but not always. Grid (XB1) is currently V1.3.11 but if Dirt Rally is anything to go by then that really doesn't mean anything because version numbers differed from platform to platform - but either way it probably makes sense to check and make sure you're running the current version of the game.
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