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    VR FAQ & Performance

    Thankyou so much for that explanation @cestomano. As a VR noob I had to google ASW. Then I thought that can't possibly work, especially as the quest frame rate is already pushing the lower limit for VR. So I drove around dirtfish until I found a nice glitchy bit on low settings, forced ASW on and it ran smoothly. Tried a few doughnuts, shaking my head about etc. and the effect had me fooled. I've now managed to crank up to mostly medium with a few highs and still smooth. Can't handle rain at night in the forest on high weather but I'm asking a lot from an old I7 3770 and RTX 2060.
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    VR FAQ & Performance

    "VR gameplay will sync to 45 FPS if it drops below 90 FPS, so it's important to keep it the framerate high for a smooth experience." What does that mean for Oculus users? The Rift S runs at 80fps, the Quest at 72. Does that mean they'll always be dropped to 45? Or is it that they need to be generating 90, even if not displayed, which is a waste and would run less smoothly anyway? Also, the comment about running at a reasonable resolution? There isn't an option in game (when in VR mode). I know there's a setting in the hardware config file but not sure if it works as I think. Guess I could set a stupid value and see if it looks much different?
  3. Oculus Quest HMD Intel 3770 CPU EVGA/Nvidia RTX 2060 GPU Logitech G29 Wheel, pedals and H shifter Running Steam Deluxe version. When launching in Oculus mode it tells me my headset is not recognised. Can launch in Steam VR mode OK but if it's true the Oculus mode works better I'd rather use that. I'm hoping this is because it's looking for a specific list of supported models and because Quest link is new and in beta it's not yet included. Or perhaps it's objecting because the rift software has a beta function enabled. I'm new to VR but in my limited experience so far other games just see it as a rift. Update: If I ignore the warning it lets me continue and works fine in Oculus mode. Feeling a bit stupid now
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    VR FAQ & Performance

    Just getting into VR and couldn't understand why choosing to launch in Oculus mode just told me my headset is not recognized (might not be exact wording). Then saw all the stuff about having to run it in SteamVR mode so used that and have the same experiences people are complaining about here. Reading this I see it should now work in Oculus mode? Could this be because I'm using a Quest? I don't have a large VR library to test but some VR benchmark/demos I've tried work in both modes, Elite works fine in SteamVR mode and RBR works brilliantly....until I exit to menu when it crashes, which I'm sure I'll figure out. Point is that so far the claim that anything that works with a Rift will work with a quest seems true apart from this one game. I guess anything using SteamVR doesn't know/care about specific headsets, just the spec whereas anything Oculus knows exactly what it is. Could it be as simple as adding Quest to a device list?
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Read on here yesterday that we were getting a new location - Latvia. Very excited about that..... Until I got home and rad the in game announcement properly and realised it's rallycross. Which reminds me, what's with the rallycross daily events? I tried a few and been the only car on the track. Do I need to qualify or are they meant to be just time trials? Not too bothered, I'm not really interested in circuit racing (well, except for Wreckfest) but as I've paid for the content I like to at least try it out.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Not in my hands! I'm seriously bad at FWD though, although the Citroen DS21 is fun to just keep my foot on the floor, point the wheel where I want to go and let the back do whatever it wants.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    You can keep those horrible F2s but I do miss the 037. BMW M1 is pretty close for now though. Yeah, Greece would be great.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Such a shame we're missing it. SLRE has one. Gravel has one. RBR has about 4 models covering several years
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Definitely underestimated. I'd say more of a sim than Dirt Rally 1 but of course it didn't have the look or sound. Probably didn't help that they took months to fix the PC problems. Had it on PS4 for ages, then recently bought the PC version because it was under £3 on steam. Still play it but it falls between DR2.0 and RBR for physics, content and sound/graphics so I usually go for one of those.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    That's interesting re the cam mods. I use the narrowest FOV and in most cars would like to move the camera back a little so I can see the dash.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Are the winter tyres we now have studded? I know in Monte they only use small studs but expected a bit more grip on the ice and a bit less on the tarmac. If they're not it would be great to have some as a choice as that's where much of the challenge of monte comes from. Those of you with RBR, try driving Passo Valle in the wet with tarmac tyres, then with snow tyres. It's a totally different experience, where the ice patches are now quite grippy but the studs slip on the smooth tarmac. Whatever, really like the newly revamped Monte, even if it is costing me a fortune in repairs!
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Just catching up here on the flag stuff. Can't see why the rest of the world is confused that the Union Flag is called the Union Jack depending where it's flown, that it's made up of the flags of the member states of England, Scotland and Ireland but not Wales, even though Ireland hasn't been part of the UK for about a century.....Except for Northern Ireland which is (at the time of writing) but is not part of Great Britain even though it's part of the UK. Simple enough to me.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    No FOV slider on console? Wonder why? If anything I'd have thought it more important for console players who are more likely to be using a less than ideal setup. PC players are more likely to have a dedicated monitor they can move to suit them. Except me. I use a TV on the wall that could to with being bigger or closer but the room is used for other things too so must compromise for now and pick my battles.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Is that digital sales? Seem to be a lot of old titles in there, perhaps these are the top sellers in CEX?
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Ah, perhaps I hadn't noticed because I mostly drive historic!
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Really? I find money very easy to earn in this game and I'm usually about middle on community events. I do like the way damage stays with the cars between online and offline events though - found that out on day 1 when I messed about in shakedown like I used to in DR1!
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    @CMMcBabe Thanks for confirming the league thing. That was my main concern. Still don't understand the restriction on displaying names of players on other platforms though. I can see why you're not allowed to pull user details, even usernames from PSN/XBL. Just because someone bought your game doesn't mean they're happy to share their data. Presumably their existing agreement with their console provider allows you to share with other users on that platform. That sounds almost sensible for global leaderboards for the hotlapping fans but what about community events? To compete in these I have to sign up to racenet and I'm pretty sure that on line 3672 of the UA I agreed to share my details with other racenet members. So you may not be allowed to go direct to PSN/XBL/Steam but can get names from your own servers? If that's not allowed, why can I login to dirtgame.com and see results from all platforms there for DR1 and cross platform results for all platforms on dirt4game.com for Dirt 4? Or is it a bit like the WRC cars from Dirt Rally - you got away with it back then but could risk it now? Not my top priority and only concerns me because I switched platform recently but would be nice to have. Would be happy if it just works on the web portal (when we get one?) but not in game.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Yeah, I was sure we knew that already but can't find it so wondered if I'd just assumed
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Surely that can't be it? The Dirt 4 website allowed cross platform results with names (can't remember if it worked in game as hardly played it) and it was possible to browse the Dirt Rally results by individual platform. In fact, at one point the cross platform results were automatically compiled and uploaded to r/simrally @CMMcBabe Will clubs/leagues be cross platform?
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I'd just be happy to see them. I did like the option on the old website to filter by assists and controller/wheel though. Main concern is that it't fixed ready for leagues/clubs so I can compete in my old leagues.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    On the subject of leaderboards, if I set to cross platform I see a lot of "Dirt Player" entries on the community events. For me this is an issue because I own Dirt Rally on PS4 but Dirt Rally 2.0 on PC. I'd like to be able to compare times with the people I used to play DR1 with. My racenet account is linked to PSN and Steam and the old DR players show up as friends in racenet web page. Not sure if friends filter on Steam works because I don't have any!
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I'm sure it's a given but can anyone confirm if Online/community events and Leagues/Clubs will be cross platform? I was in a few Dirt rally ones on PS4 but will have Dirt Rally 2.0 on PC. Would be nice to be able to compete with the same members.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I don't like early unlocks. It's like paying to have someone play part of the game for you. An extra £ for a copy of the Times with the crossword already filled in?
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I really want to say I can't be bothered to discuss menu design, bu that would mean joining a discussion about menu design
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I thought the same about the SLRE Demo. 8 moths later the game was reduced to silly price on PS store so I bought it and kicked myself for missing out on the possibly the best rally sim for a generation. For this reason I ignored the reviews and demos and just bought Gravel, which is still entertaining me nearly 6 months on. OK, so it's not the SLRE 2 which I'd hoped for but it's not really the arcade game they market as. I'd say it's more a sort of fantasy sim. A recent weekly event was MK1 Escort on a snow circuit. Even after I'd beaten the time I kept going for a few more laps with a stupid grin on my face.   Like SLRE you have to give it time to grow on you...and don't judge it by the first few minutes of "training". Once past that you can turn all the assists off and set up your wheel to really enjoy it. (edited to correct "licked"to "kicked" . Surprised the content filter didn't block that
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