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  1. Benniz

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Will we receive the R5 at some point even though we forgot to join the world series?
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    WRC 9

    Who ever is responsible for the engine sounds for those games should be kept home in quarantine and never let out. Absolutely horrible!
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    Codemasters World Rally Team - Jon Armstrong as the driver!

    A good idea, but as a rally driver myself - it's a little more expensive than having him drive on his sim at Codemasters 😉
  4. Aaaand here is the nearly two hour long live conversation over Skype! Hope you check it out 🙂
  5. Hi guys! With the Covid-19 outbreak I've finally had time to launch a brand new column on our rallying campaign Facebook page called "WRC Stories". Here you'll get to meet WRC legends who'll be telling us stories from their time in the WRC in a live Skype meeting. You can also ask them questions in beforehand on our page, or during the live broadcast. Our first guest is Colins co-driver, Nicky Grist, who I'll be interviewing 16:00 Norwegian time (GMT+1). I'd love it if you joined us! Read more in this post, and be ready 16:00 tomorrow! Cheers, Benjamin
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    Something is coming closer...

    Why is everyone saying it's the 97 Impreza WRC? It sounds nothing like it in the video, and the rear bumper shot looks very much like a Legacy (it also sounds like it).
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Just want to point out the the pop-off valve for the 206 in the newest update sounds nothing like the real thing. The 206 WRC has a short chirping sound. See what I mean in this video when the cars are coming into a braking point and are going down the gears:
  8. I second this! After purchasing the Deluxe Edition, I'm not going to make a new purchase of the game to make it run properly with VR.
  9. Just to clarify. I bought the Steam version upon release. If I want to run it in VR with my Rift, I will have bad performance because you have to run it via SteamVR? I tried running SteamVR upon release so I could have the game as cinema screen on the Rift, but that gave horrible performance. Ended up using VirtualDesktop.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Of course there are studded tires, or else winter rallying is no fun 😉
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    @PJTierney Why are you posting these videos in the gossip thread? There is already a video thread on the forum.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    That's probably the shortest steering lock I've ever seen!
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    @LutzM I haven't been following to closely lately, but is there confirmation of what the first DLC is yet?
  14. Hi everyone! The 31st of January I will be making my debut as a rally driver, driving the Norwegian rally event, Rally Hadeland. It has been a dream of mine for many years, and I am now finally going through with it! Since we have become a nice community of the past years, I thought I would share my experience with you all. First, a little about me, besides being a big fan of rally games and Codemasters, and of course wondering when we will be seeing this great game we have been promised. This is me: My name is Benjamin. I am 25 years old, live just outside Oslo which is the capital of Norway. I am born in the UK, and moved with my family to Norway in 1996. I work as a freelance photographer, mainly focusing on journalism and commercial work. Besides this I have photographed the Norwegian rally championship the past seven years, and also the Swedish round of the WRC. I have been following rallying the past fifteen years, and my big hero has of course been Colin McRae! During this time I have been a keen rally gamer, and have won two Norwegian championships in rally gaming. The first in 2005 was driving WRC 5 Evolved, the second in 2007 driving DiRT 1 (the final stage was Pikes Peak!). I have also driven Richard Burns rally a lot, and am now using it to prepare for the upcoming event. One of my motivations to finally go ahead with my dream is to try to compare the virtual driving experience with the real thing. I have previously tested a group N Impreza and a couple of banger racing cars, and my impression is that many of the driving techniques I can use in rally games also work well in a proper rally car. The rally event I will be driving is the local event which runs every year not far from where I have grown up during my years in Norway. I have co-driven on this event in 2006, and it's fantastic! No surprise, the surface will be snow, covering 37 kilometres of stage action. Actually, WRC-driver Mads Østberg will be competing on the event too, I expect to be right up there following his pace - NOT. The car I will be driving is a front wheel drive Nissan Almera with about 150 bhp, which I will be renting from the Norwegian rallying legend, Trond Lyseng. Trond himself has actually won the national class of Rally Hadeland with this car previously, beating mighty BMW M3's and Volvo 240's - a pretty good driver there. My co-driver, Simen, is a good friend of mine who also has been photographing the Norwegian championship. He has also competed on a number of events as a co-driver the past five years. The last weeks I have been working to prepare things for the event. I have been lucky enough to be able to cover all my expenses through sponsorship, thanks to long time customers who liked the idea of me finally competing. The plan is to test the car for the first time this Saturday, so I am pretty geared up at the moment. Hoping to get some kilometres under my belt, so we have a good starting point for the rally. I will be keeping you all updated in the time towards the event. We will be making a video from the whole experience which I will be sharing with you after the event. We also hope to get some video and pictures from the upcoming test, this will of course be shared with you all. For now, there isn't really much more to tell, other than that I picked up my driving gear from Gundersen motorsport (Birger Gundersen, a BRC-driver back in the 90's) this afternoon: I will be back with more for you very soon, please ask questions and start discussions if you like! :smile: Cheers, Benjamin - Benniz
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    So that's how that DS3 R3 ended up in that ditch! I was wondering how that had happened while watching WRC-All Live. What car were you running?
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Looks like it's Wednesday that's the day!
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Right, I'm Norwegian. It's pronounced FJORD - or FYORD if that makes a difference. Now back to DiRT gossip! :)
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    Benniz's rally driver debut - The thread

    Thanks @bogani ! Need more sponsors though, not too much coming in! :)
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    Benniz's rally driver debut - The thread

    Alright! Here's the highlights video from Rally Hedemarken 2017 :) https://www.facebook.com/benjaminwardrallydriver/videos/1532084743516363/
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I'm just speaking from my own experience as a hobby rally driver, driving a not so beastly FWD Nissan Almera GTi on both gravel, tarmac and snow events in Norway. Last weekend I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to rally a Ford Fiesta R2 - and have in the past tested Subaru Impreza Group N, Mercedes 190 and Opel Astra kit car rally cars, plus had a ride in a couple of WRC's. I have spoken to a couple of people with rallying experience who have tested D4 who have said the same as me. I'm not trying to speak DiRT 4 down for you guys, but I am just a little sceptical to the way the cars handle in rally mode. As mentioned earlier, the rallycross and landrush physics seem very good!
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Lets see: - Fiesta R2 - Fiesta R5 - Focus WRC - Impreza WRC - Impreza group N - Audi S1 - Opel Ascona - Lancia Delta S4 - Opel Adam - Mitsubishi R5
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Just curious. Were you doing sim mode with no assets at all either? Was driving in sim mode with no assists on at all. It's weird though, the physics in rallycross and landrush are good, rallying is something else.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Right, my mate and co-driver, Simen, has gotten hold of a code for the PS4 version, so I had the chance to sit down some time with the game yesterday. Although his wheel isn't set up the way I want at all, I did enjoy the physics of the rallycross cars and landrush trucks. However: The rallying physics were a let down. I found most of the cars I drove way too grippy with a lot of understeer. I actually prefer the loose surface rallying physics of DiRT Rally over my experience with DiRT 4 so far. This was of course running the simulation handling mode. Of course, I'm not going to jump to the final conclusion before I get to test the game on my own setup and fiddle around with the car setups, but I was a little disappointed by that.
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    That Fiesta stuck like hell to the gravel road I'd say?
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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Hurray! Looking forward to hearing that engine sound. Thought I'd preorder DiRT 4 myself, even though it doesn't seem to have VR support from day one. 
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