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    Time to Bite the Bullet

    The big question: What's your budget? My rig (below) is great but it costs as much as a small car, whereas many players are perfectly happy to clamp a Logitech G29 to the desk and leave it at that.
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    Need Help

    Sorted 😄
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    Need Help

    There's your problem, you're not getting full throttle travel. Try a different controller if you can.
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    Glass ceiling and how to improve

    In Time Trial, pause and go to Ghost Settings. Turn on Rival Telemetry and you can see where they are braking/turning.
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    Need Help

    @chucky123456789 This is a long-shot, but can you try this? Pause > Preferences > Controls, Vibration & Force Feedback Check your throttle input (bottom of screen) to make sure it goes all the way from 0 to 100. If you're not getting full travel, set Throttle Deadzone to 0 and Throttle Saturation to 0. If you're still not getting full travel, your controller's broken.
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    Who can I follow on YouTube?

    This guy showed up in my recommendations:
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    It might, not sure. Maybe somebody who has done VR would be able to weigh in.
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    Dirt Rally 2.0 PS5 PSVR Patch?

  9. Just seen this: https://blog.playstation.com/2020/08/03/playstation-5-answering-your-questions-on-compatible-ps4-peripherals-accessories/ The Fanatec CSL Elite Base is licensed for PS4, so it should work.
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    Learning Curve

    This was my first: I'd pretty much only do Monaco because it had walls I could bounce off of 😄 I didn't start learning how to "get good" until Gran Turismo the year after and the License Tests. Modern racing games are much easier to get into because not only do many of them have decent assists and tutorials, but because YouTube exists. Don't know something? Put "F1 2020 how to _____" into the search bar and you're sorted.
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    You are only allowed to deploy a certain amount of energy per lap. When you've reached this limit, the ❌ appears and you can't use any more until you cross start/finish.
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    PHOTO MODE - Share your pics!

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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT 5

    Read the Announcement Join the Discord
  14. F1® 2020 has arrived and it's time to drive the most advanced racing cars in the world. For those who are new to the series or simply want some advice on how to go get started, we're here to help. 👍 Official Driving Guides Official Track Guides Community Guides (Share yours!) One of the great things about racing games is that a vast community of skilled and helpful players contribute to the collective experience by sharing their own tips, tricks, settings and videos. If you find any useful guides online, be sure to share them in this thread. If you venture into the DiRT Rally 2.0 forum you'll see an excellent example of this in action, with new guides posted often. 🙂 That being said, if you just want to go searching for yourself, "F1 2020 Tips" or "F1 2020 Guide" are good search strings to try out on YouTube.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Bonnet cam is my FOV adjustment 😄 That being said, if there was a true Look to Apex option I'd probably use Cockpit view. I've tried something similar in F1 2020 and it's great, and I think the Project CARS games have it natively.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I play on Xbox One X every week and in the past year I've only experienced 2 crashes in the game. Both were in Career > Rallycross > Semi Final, as soon as the start lights went green. I've never experienced a crash in Custom. Graphics-wise, I have no issue with how the game looks on Xbox One X either. Bear in mind my Xbox (when I play on the racing rig) is permanently hooked up to my capture hardware, so I get 4K images but no HDR.
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    What camera do you use?

    Better peripheral vision than TV-Pod or Cockpit though, which may be useful for some people in Multiplayer 😉
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    F1® 2020 - Tips, Guides & Tutorials (+ share your own)

    Nico Rosberg with a guide on Silverstone:
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    25% ranked is dead

    I am not a developer, I am merely giving the personal opinion/perspective of somebody who plays Ranked casually. Also, I don't know if you get more points for longer races on Ranked, as I only do 5 Laps myself. I do not speak for the dev team on this 🙂 Nobody is saying that at all, I am merely saying that if I wanted 4 chances to improve my rating instead of one (big) chance, I'd take the 4. I don't have numbers on how points are calculated, just sharing an opinion 🙂 Only way to know for sure is to do the research, though bear in mind there are many variables when it comes to Ranked points (number of players in lobby, their skill ratings, your results, their expected results etc.)
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    25% ranked is dead

    Theorising a bit here (I'm not a developer, just putting myself in the shoes of a player): If you're a player looking to get points (which is the purpose of Ranked), wouldn't you want to optimise your potential points gain per hour by having more chances to gain? From lobby to results, a 5 lap race (+ Qualifying) takes about 15 minutes, so that's 4 chances to increase your Rank in an hour. A 25% race takes 30-40 minutes by comparison, giving you 1-2 chances per hour to gain points. That's probably why so many gravitate to 5 lap sprints. You may get more points for doing a 25% race, I don't know (I am not a developer, and don't speak for them). Personally, I just want to hop online and have some good clean racing, and I get that in 5 Lap races (my Safety rating is S). Also (personal opinion), sprint racing's fun. Longer races are good for strategy but when you want to go all-out, wheel-to-wheel and not worry about strategy, nothing beats 5 Laps.
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    PHOTO MODE - Share your pics!

    Some good ones in there 🙂 I can give some basic advice but for some expert stuff here's Mercedes' photographer:
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT 5

    This footage is from Time Trial, I'm sure it'll be more rowdy in a race.
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    PHOTO MODE - Share your pics!

    I helped out the social team by taking these during the week for Alonso's birthday 🙂 Official screenshots are usually done by the art team (they gave me plenty of great advice) but I was able to have a go at these. One handy tip I learned from them was to make the car fill the screen. Unless you're going for something artsy it's better to have the car look big and well-balanced in the composition.
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    Unrealistic and annoying throttle application

    Linearity is the best option on both. I'm on 50 for Brake and 50 for Throttle. Throttle feels nearly right (I still have to ease onto it out of corners) and I have a bit more work to do on the brakes. As for car settings, try changing Differential and Brake Bias (lower % numbers on both) on the MFD. I would say 50% Differential is essential in Multiplayer so that you don't get spun out from rear-end contact with other cars.
  25. IMPORTANT: This thread is slightly different to previous ones, read first post carefully.