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  1. Hello everyone! Over the past few weeks you may have seen some community photos crop up on our social media pages. It’s great to see the world of DiRT through the eyes of the community and there’s some amazing action shots out there. We’d like to share even more of these moments with everyone and this is where we’d like you to get involved! In this thread share your favourite pics and screenshots from DiRT Rally 2.0; we’ll check in every so often and grab a few to post online 😊 Some guidelines: When viewing a Replay, it would be ideal if you turn off the watermarks and graphics that are usually on-screen. Let us know what platform you took the screenshot on. Unedited pics only! We want to show off the great visuals of DiRT Rally 2.0, not your skills with Adobe Lightroom 😉 By all means share edited pics in here too if you like, but please clearly state they were modified. Image resolution of 1920x1080 or greater would be ideal but the forum's max width of 1200px is also acceptable. Steam notes: Default/standard liveries only please. Livery mods are great but unofficial and unlicensed. Again, drop your pics in here regardless if you want to share, but clearly state if they’re using modded assets. We’re aware that various camera mods exist that people use with the Steam version. Images using those are fine however we don’t officially recommend the use of third-party mods, so add them at your own risk. Xbox notes: When you take a screenshot using Xbox’s Game DVR function and upload it to Xbox Live, sites using the Xbox API (including Xbox.com) can grab that image and display it on a web browser. GameDVR is an example. Grab your image from one of these sites and upload it here. PlayStation notes: PS4 users can directly export their images from their console via USB, which makes uploading to the forums a whole lot easier. Now show us what you got 😉 PS: While we’re talking about photos let’s address the M8-sized elephant in the room, Photo Mode. We’re aware that this is a highly-requested feature amongst the community, and it would certainly be great to have it in DiRT Rally 2.0. As it stands Photo Mode is something the team have discussed however it is not the highest item on our priority list right now. We’re not ruling it out entirely, but unlike some of the cool things we do have lined up (which you'll hear about in due course) it is not “just around the corner”.
  2. IMPORTANT: Read and understand this entire opening post before replying, as providing the right amount of detail will help out the team immensely in tracking and resolving any bugs that arise, thanks. Also, VR reports go in this thread too, and not a separate thread like before. Before posting, please make sure to follow these guidelines. Without adequate information the team will have trouble identifying and fixing bugs, so please provide as much info as you can: Check if a bug has already been reported. If you reported a bug in a previous version of the game, check your game first to see if it's been fixed. If a bug has been reported and you are experiencing the same issue, hit the ❤️ icon. The more popular bug posts will have a better chance of catching the attention of the team. Also, this thread allows us to sort comments by how many votes they have, so make use of that feature 🙂 If a bug cannot be reproduced, it cannot be fixed. When you experience a bug, please try to trigger said bug again if you can, and show us the steps you went through to trigger it. Text steps are good, video even better. One bug per post please, for our tracking purposes. That way every bug gets its own URL for us to investigate. Please also provide the following: What platform you're playing on (for PC also state Steam, Microsoft or Oculus). What your PC setup/build is like (graphics card, processor etc.). If you're playing on PC, state whether you're in 2D or VR. Whether or not you have any non-standard peripherals connected, like steering wheels, gaming mice etc.
  3. Read more here: http://blog.codemasters.com/dirt/11/finland-rally-available-now-in-dirt-rally-2-0/
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    DiRTy Gossip

    When they're ready. Just waiting on the all-clear 🙂 Probably not today though.
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    DiRTy Gossip

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    DiRTy Gossip

    Not planning regular Roadbooks again for a while. Focusing on bigger things 😉
  7. Hello everyone, time to go on a journey 🙂 I've been a pad player in racing games ever since I started playing back in the 1990s, and I've gotten quite decent at it; never quite esports ready but good enough to set the occasionally solid Leaderboard time. In 2019 I decided to move away from a long-serving job in trading card games to pursue a career in motorsport. I'll never be a professional racing driver (I'm far too old to start) but I do want to get better at sim racing and, although I'm strong on a pad, take on a tougher challenge... ...this is that tougher challenge. Outside of a few 10 minute sessions on office rigs I have never used a wheel before. In this thread I'll post updates as I play with the rig throughout 2020. A busy job plus other personal ambitions means I won't be playing every day, but over time I do plan to improve and get to a point where I am competitive. In the interest of setting some goals for the year, here's where I'd like to end up: Win a DiRT Rally 2.0 Career Rally Championship at Masters Difficulty Win a DiRT Rally 2.0 Career Rallycross Championship at Masters Difficulty Set a DiRT Rally 2.0 Time Trial rally time that I cannot beat on a pad. Let's see how I get on. ----- For those curious, this is the rig. It's pricey but I was fortunate enough to get a few discounts shortly after joining Codemasters. Playseat Sensation Pro Black / Cockpit Fanatec CSL Elite / Wheel Base Fanatec ClubSport Formula V2 / Wheel Rim Fanatec CSL Elite Pedals LC / Pedals Sparco Hypergrip / Gloves Logitech G433 / Headset Samsung UE43RU7100K / Monitor I'm playing DiRT Rally 2.0 on Xbox One X though the rig is set up to be compatible on PlayStation 4 and PC as well, and I eventually plan to play various circuit racing games (hence why I opted for the Formula rim). I'm using a 2 pedal setup, having removed the clutch.
  8. Day 2 - Time Played: 1.5 Hours Time Gained - 1.39 Places Gained - 5,016 I started off by entering My Team Career as previously mentioned, driving the Lancia Fulvia at Open (the lowest) Difficulty. Hardcore Damage is on, all assists are off, bonnet view. My first Stage at New England had some offs but thanks to the slow AI I was still comfortably ahead. On the second I got Terminal Damage, which eliminated any chances of a good result. 2 more error-prone but high-ranking places wouldn't make up the difference so I finished 30th. Next up was Finland. I got off to an okay start through the first sector of the opening Stage, but a misjudged jump and a meeting with a telephone pole gave me another Terminal, skipping Stage 2 and returning to Service. I repaired the car and set off once more, and the next run had quite a few crashes too. I Terminaled the final Stage not through a crash but suspension failure. 2 events and a lot of pain, but I was able to take some findings from it. The first was that I felt I wasn't turning enough with where I was placing my arms, so I dropped the rotation to 300 degrees (from 360). Most of my troubles came from going wide and hitting trees despite me putting in what I felt was a lot of steering angle. I also felt that I was coming into corners way too fast. That could have been due to a multitude of things, like braking too late, not putting enough pressure on the brake pedal, or putting too much on the pedal and locking the fronts (which results in understeer in a FWD car). Although my wheel vibrates lightly when I reach higher brake pressures I would like some stronger feeling when the wheels lock up, so that I have a sign to back off the brake pedal. That's one thing the Xbox One controller does well on console, those Impulse Triggers start shaking when you're at the limit. After soundly getting my Lancia beaten up it was time for the Benchmark run. Although I did have a point where I went off and did a 3 point turn, ultimately this was a much stronger showing than yesterday, as I got through the entire Stage without a puncture or a major off. I gained over a minute on my PB and climbed into the Top 30% on the Leaderboard. Day 1 wasn't really a true test of pace thanks to the puncture but Day 2 seems like a proper benchmark now.
  9. Need to learn 2 pedals before learning 3 😉 Also outside of DiRT I'd never use it.
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    There were some server issues yesterday after the maintenance, can you take another look?
  11. Day 1 - Time Played: 1 Hour The first half hour was spent putting in some initial settings (both on the wheel and in the game), mainly to get the brake and throttle sensitivities at a place that sounded right. I don't want to get too bogged down in these yet as I feel I need to know how to drive consistently first before I optimise things further. My steering sensitivity is set to 360. Any higher and I'm locking my arms when I turn the wheel, and since it's a Formula rim I can only grab the wheel at a specific spot. I knew this before I bought the rim and thought long and hard about which rim to buy; this is still my preferred choice. From what I've seen online some notably quick drivers use 360 degrees of rotation and some also use Formula rims, so no excuses here. I needed a "control" on which I can measure my progress after each session, so I found a Time Trial Stage I hadn't done before in an R5 car: Australia Rockton Plains / Dry Ford Fiesta R5 Stock Tuning Setup When I'm done with each session I plan on running this Stage once with no restarts. Today's goal was to just get to the end of this "Benchmark Stage". It didn't matter if I got there on 4 wheels or none, just get there and have an initial feeling for the wheel. My first attempt didn't go well at all; I t-boned the bridge right after the first turn, spent a minute on the wrong side of a fence and got 2 punctures. I soldiered on but a few turns later another tyre blew on the straight and I had Terminal Damage. One thing I noticed right away were that whenever I hit the brake pedal I was slowing down far too much, so I upped the Brake Force setting to 50. I was also not getting as much resistance as I expected when turning, so I changed the Drift Mode setting to -3 (it was -1). I also upped the FFB setting to 100 (it was at 50) but that felt too tough on my arms so I dropped it to 75. Finally, I was ready for a second attempt. It went better than the first but not by much, got a rear puncture early on. Regardless, I continued and dealt with horrendous oversteer thanks to the puncture which often resulted in spins. I got to the end eventually; the Leaderboard position's near the bottom of the global standings but I have to start somewhere. In the next session I plan to start Rally Career at Open (the lowest) difficulty, in an H1 FWD car. Start slow, build up confidence. Time Gained - 0.00 Places Gained - 0
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    DiRTy Gossip

    They're generally quite stable, however some complications after yesterday's big server maintenance (which affected all titles, not just DR2) lead to a little more instability than usual. I believe the game's stable again right now, and IT's working on various things to ensure things are more reliable in general 🙂
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    Something is coming...

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    Something is coming...

    Yes. No. Only one more batch of Season 4 content to go by the way.
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    Something is coming...

    The video confirmed that something is happening after Season 4. The rest is up to your imagination. Won't be long till we reveal more 😉
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    Something is coming...

    There's plopping a date on a forum thread and there's coordinating a big announcement that goes far and wide. We may be doing the latter 😉
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    Something is coming...

    Oh not this again. When VR was claimed to come in the Summer we got messages every single day for 3 months 🤔
  18. ----- Series Status ----- Round 1 Qualifiers: COMPLETE Round 2 Qualifiers: COMPLETE Round 3 Qualifiers: COMPLETE Quarter-Finals: COMPLETE Semi-Finals: COMPLETE Grand Finals: January 12, 2020 (Stream Links) ----- Original Announcement ----- Have you got what it takes to become a DiRT Rally legend, and win from a prize pool of $10,000? Put your skills to the test with the introduction of the official DiRT Rally 2.0 esports series. Announcement: http://www.codemasters.com/dr2_esports_announce/ Blog Post: http://blog.codemasters.com/dirt/09/dr2_esports_announce/ Esports Site and Leaderboards: https://dirtrally2.com/esports Terms & Conditions: https://www.codemasters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/DiRT-Rally-2.0-World-Series-2019_2020-Terms-and-Conditions-of-Competition.pdf Sporting Regulations: https://www.codemasters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/DIRT-Rally-2.0-World-Series-2019_2020-Sporting-Regulations.pdf The DiRT Rally 2.0 World Series begin on September 10, and continue throughout the end of 2019 in the search for the world’s strongest Rally and Rallycross players. In partnership with Motorsport Network, the series will see players compete on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam in a number of online challenges, with the live final being held at the Autosport International show in January 2020. For more information about the competition and Motorsport Network, our press release can be found here. For the next 3 months, in-game Qualifiers will take place in DiRT Rally 2.0, with separate categories for both Rally and Rallycross. On December 7th and 8th, the Quarter and Semi-Finals will be broadcasted live across DiRT and Motorsport Network channels, showcasing the game’s strongest players in their element. Throughout the Qualifiers players can play on their preferred home setup, however the live finals will be a wheel-only competition. Qualifiers can be found in-game by navigating to the World Series tab on the main menu, and updates throughout the season will be available here and on Motorsport Network channels. Here are the list of World Series Qualifiers for both rally and Rallycross categories. The fastest player in each Qualifier on each platform will earn a spot in the Quarter-Finals, with invites passing-down if a player has already Qualified. DiRT Rally 2.0 World Series Qualifiers: Rally 10th September – Poland – Kopina – H2 FWD 17th September – Argentina – Las Juntas – Group B 4WD 24th September – New Zealand – Te Awanga Forward – R5 8th October – Spain – Comienzo en Bellriu – Rally GT 15th October – USA – North Fork Pass – Group A 22nd October – Australia – Mount Kaye Pass – Group B 4WD 5th November – Poland – Czarny Las – H3 RWD 12th November – New Zealand – Waimarama Point Reverse – R2 19th November – Spain – Decenso por carrertera – R5 DiRT Rally 2.0 World Series Qualifiers: Rallycross 10th September – Hell, Norway – RX1600 17th September – Trois-Rivières, Canada – RX2 24th September – Lohéac Bretagne, France – RX Supercars 8th October – Montalegre, Portugal – RX Supercars 15th October – Silverstone, England – RX2 22nd October – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain – RX1600 5th November – Mettet, Belgium – RX2 12th November – Holjes, Sweden – RX1600 19th November – Hell, Norway – RX Supercars Best of luck to everybody competing in this competition, and may the best drivers win. In addition, there’s a participation prize for all who take part… Every player who competes in a DiRT Rally 2.0 World Series Qualifier will be rewarded with an new car, the BMW M2 Competition. Described by BMW as the ultimate sports car, the BMW M2 Competition battles in the Rally GT Class in DiRT Rally 2.0. As with all M cars, the M2 has racing DNA factored into every aspect of its design, and is sure to provide a special driving experience in-game. After you set a valid time in a DiRT Rally 2.0 World Series Qualifier you will be rewarded with an exclusive version the BMW M2 Competition for use in My Team, where you can perform upgrades, compete in Daily Challenges and more. This special version of the BMW M2 Competition also provides you with free car repairs. Please note that the BMW M2 Competition is awarded when a Qualifier's entry period ends. Taking part in the World Series Qualifiers is currently the only way to obtain this car for use in My Team. The car is also available for all players in Freeplay, Custom Event, Clubs, Multiplayer and Time Trial, without needing to set a time in the World Series Qualifiers.
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    Something is coming...

    Something is coming closer... 😉
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    Patch 1.12

    Server maintenance was today (it was all Codemasters games and sites). Version 1.12 is next week I believe. Patch Notes are nearly done and we'll share those in a few days hopefully 🙂
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    DiRTy Gossip

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    2020 FIA World Rally Championship

    Same Ford Fiesta R2 that's in the game, right?
  23. Jon isn't even the default 🙂