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  1. Hi, Apologies if this has been asked on here before, but I'm only just thinking about getting Dirt Rally 2.0. I played Dirt Rally a lot and loved it. What is better or worse on Dirt Rally 2.0 compared to Dirt Rally? Is anything different about the handling when using a controller? Is career mode better or worse and what is different? Thank you.
  2. WestHam66

    Is DLC available in career?

    I am playing on Xbox, hence why I'm using the Microsoft Store...
  3. WestHam66

    Is DLC available in career?

    Also, can the DLC cars be used in career? On the Microsoft Store it says "(car name) can be used through My Team, Custom and Time Trial" Does this mean that career is now called "My Team", or is that a different mode?
  4. WestHam66

    Is DLC available in career?

    Great, thanks. It looks like some of the DLC content is exclusive to the season packs. I can buy five of the six locations from Dirt Rally, but not Sweden and buy some of the cars in the packs, but not all of them. Am I correct in thinking that some of it is only available in the packs, or am I looking in the wrong place?
  5. Apologies if this has been asked on here before, but I'm only just thinking about getting Dirt Rally 2.0 and haven't been on the Dirt forum since last year. Are the DLC locations from Dirt Rally and cars available to use in career mode? Thanks.
  6. The last couple of career mode races have led me to think that the game is making things easy for me. I am in my second season of career mode and in my first season at Ferrari. After the Italian Grand Prix, I was leading the championship by 13 points, with teammate Leclerc in second. After two more races, my championship lead has grown to 26 points. I believe this is the result of the game being favourable to me. On the penultimate lap of the Singapore Grand Prix, I was 5th and Leclerc was 7th. He had contact with sixth placed Hamilton but there was only minor damage to his front wing. At the start of the final lap, I looked back and see that Leclerc was no longer behind Hamilton. I looked at the instant replay and saw that Leclerc pitted to change his front wing. I understand that the makes the AI pit when they have any front wing damage, but doing it on the final lap when Leclerc would have scored points seemed rather odd. I was now 23 points ahead. In the next race in Russia. I took a grid penalty for using a third MGU-K so I had a fresh one for the rest of the season. I set the fastest time in qualifying and Leclerc was second. When the grid is shown before the race, I'm actually starting in 9th thanks to five other drivers taking penalties as well. I know it's late in the season and components will have been wearing out on AI cars, but it seemed to be a bit too much of a coincidence that I had taken a penalty and then a bunch of AI drivers did the same, pushing me up two places. At the end of the first lap I'm still in 9th, but as Russia is one of my better tracks I was confident of making up places. As I cross the line, there's a yellow flag. Leclerc is out of the race with a blown engine. This seemed suspicious to me, so I restarted the race. At exactly the same time as before, Leclerc retired with a blown engine. I didn't bother restarting the race again and finished 9th. After getting the fastest lap, I gained three points on Leclerc. With him starting on pole, I thought he'd close the gap and was prepared for a really good scrap for the title. If he had won the race and I had still finished 9th, the gap would have been down to just a few points. It leaves me feeling a bit disheartened about the rest of the season and the title fight. It has made me think that if Leclerc has another bad race that it's just the game helping me out. I really hope that's not the case as I want the championship to be close.
  7. WestHam66

    AI vs Full TC on rain

    Are the AI now back to being better in the wet? I only got to do one career weekend where I didn't have to turn down the difficulty after it was patched!
  8. WestHam66

    Race footage getting copyrighted

    Are there certain Youtubers who aren't getting their videos blocked?
  9. I had a rather strange glitch in a recent career race, where an AI driver was in last place on the Race Director screen, but had actually just slowed down whilst in first place. In the French Grand Prix, Hamilton was leading on the third lap. I was fourth, with Ricciardo (in an OP Racing Point) second and Leclerc third. In the middle of the first part of the Mistral straight, Hamilton slowed down as if he had an engine failure, but there was no smoke coming from the back of his car. I looked at the Race Director screen to see if he had had a mechanical failure, but he hadn't. He was listed as 'racing' but in 20th place, despite being in front of most of the field. Also, for the rest of the lap, the blue flag warning was on the screen. It only disappeared when I turned the HUD off and on. Hamilton finished the race in 20th. Has anyone else had this happen/something similar?
  10. WestHam66

    How does reputation change after changing team?

    In the car performance ranking, I'm 8th, so right where I started! I was as high as 6th, but got overtaken by McLaren and Renault. I'm 10th in the championship.
  11. I'm driving for Alfa Romeo and near the end of season one and picked the Ferrari academy at the start. I'm thinking about the team I want to drive for in season two, but wondering how my reputation with Ferrari would be affected if I were to move to another midfield team that isn't Haas. Ideally I'd like to move to Ferrari, but Vettel and Leclerc are 1 and 2 in the championship, so I'm not sure how realistic it would be. If I go to McLaren or Renault, how would my reputation with Ferrari be affected? Haas are out of the question, even though they're Ferrari-powered and I have almost maximum reputation with them, as I don't want to go there! Thanks.
  12. WestHam66

    AI difficulty in wet and dry

    As I'm slower in the wet than in the dry, how can I get better in wet conditions? I'm using a controller, medium traction control and automatic gears
  13. WestHam66

    Medium TC with controller

    I play the game with a controller and usually drive with full TC, but my starts are always poor and I gather from reading this forum that using full TC is the reason. I've tried driving with medium TC, but I often struggle. What should I be doing to avoid spinning and sliding around too much, but still able to be competitive? I usually play on difficulty between 70 and 75 depending on the track.
  14. Like quite a few players of F1 2019, I've found a discrepancy between the quality of the AI in wet and dry conditions. The latest incident of this for me was the last race I did in career mode. At Monza, I qualified 9th on 74 and knowing that the AI improves in wet weather, I turned it down to 70 for a race that would be wet throughout. I came 12th after a poor start and having cars all over the back of my car for most of the race. Fortunately, it isn't too hard to defend at Monza, but a made a couple of mistakes, which meant AI cars passed me and I wasn't able to catch up. On the first few laps, the cars in front were much quicker than me, so I had no chance of making up positions after the first few corners. I'm not particularly slow in wet weather, just average. By how much should I turn down the AI by in order to negate their improved pace in wet conditions?
  15. Like quite a few players of F1 2019, I've found a discrepancy between the quality of the AI in wet and dry conditions. The latest incident of this for me was the last race I did in career mode. At Monza, I qualified 9th on 74 and knowing that the AI improves in wet weather, I turned it down to 70 for a race that would be wet throughout. I came 12th after a poor start and having cars all over the back of my car for most of the race. Fortunately, it isn't too hard to defend at Monza, but a made a couple of mistakes, which meant AI cars passed me and I wasn't able to catch up. On the first few laps, the cars in front were much quicker than me, so I had no chance of making up positions after the first few corners. I'm not particularly slow in wet weather, just average. By how much should I turn down the AI by in order to negate their improved pace in wet conditions?
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