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  1. ...... and the one we're getting soon
  2. RodgerDavies

    DiRTy Gossip

    I saw it, it was a post saying cafe5150 wasn't very nosy 😛
  3. RodgerDavies

    DiRTy Gossip

    I fear a significant percentage of the Discord channel would disagree with you!
  4. Ooh, the Winfield one is a classic, forgot to look for that one.
  5. RodgerDavies

    DiRTy Gossip

    Hyundai have been doing a great job getting the R5 into championships all over Europe in the last couple of years so it would really be the perfect last piece of the jigsaw - not fussed for the RX version but at least it would indicate that Hyundai and Codemasters have a working relationship. I don’t expect it, but maybe the dream isn’t as dead as I once thought!
  6. RodgerDavies

    DiRTy Gossip

    Not confirmed, but interesting. Admittedly, only because it’s Hyundai not in the WRX car itself
  7. I swear I can do better, but I'm going to get fired if I spend any more time looking this morning...
  8. a) you can get the Dirt Rally 1 stages, mostly upgraded with improved textures (and DR2's huge physics improvements) as DLC for PS4, Steam and XBox - if you have the game on Oculus Store, it's coming in 34 days b) funny joke mate, you must have been up all night writing that one
  9. RodgerDavies

    contents payed twice

    Sorry OP, that's how it works with bundles. I recently bought Europa Universalis IV and later found a pack with the base game and a load of DLC included - effectively, the second purchase I accepted that I already owned some of the content and was paying for the remainder.
  10. I know this isn’t really the thread for it, but I’ll add my 2p that the fog/smoke in Finland is on another level and I really wish there were a way to address the ‘clear, daytime’ conditions. In fact, my #1 hope for any future patch/improvement. Wales it’s there but it’s not as intrusive. From the screenshots it seems like Scotland will be similar to Wales, although if there were any chance to dial back textures a little to improve ‘clear’ conditions, I’d snap your hands off.
  11. RodgerDavies

    DiRTy Gossip

    R5 cars are an FIA approved ruleset that is used in the World Rally Championship 2nd and 3rd tier (WRC2 class and WRC3 class). Most national and continental rally championships also use this as a top class. WRC cars, the ones that are used in the World Rally Championship top class, are a ruleset homologated exclusively by the championship, who also hold the promoter rights. Basically, it's only a 'WRC' car the WRC say it is. There are only four types that have been homologated in the current ruleset - those four you identified in your post. Although the WRC and R5 cars both use the same base models, have 4x4 and have 1.6l turbo engines, they're very different builds. The other 'R' classes (which have been renamed again this year, just to be even more confusing) are FIA approved rules. R2 and R5 are the most common ones, R4 used to be the production-based cars like in DR1 and DR2, but have been replaced by a new R4 'silhouette' class moving forward. RGT is homologated on a car-by-car basis, based on power-to-weight output. R3 is 2wd with high power-to-weight ratios but not many are made any more. R2 is FWD cars that are used for Junior WRC class. Wow, just typing that out makes me realise how confusing all this is! Next week, the global structure of GT racing.....
  12. RodgerDavies

    DiRTy Gossip

    As above, this is because those series don't have the same 'Concord Agreement' type deal with the circuits. There are several examples of this around. RaceRoom has GT Masters licence but have to licence the cars separately. rFactor2 has a Formula E licence but not the tracks. Project Cars has/had a Le Mans 24 Hours licence but this entitled them to only the track, none of the cars. Kunos clearly have some negotiating wizards, because they needed to licence all the cars and tracks for ACC individually (hence you can't create custom liveries for the Lexus). F1 has an agreement where the competitors and venues (I believe) have to sign the rights to their properties over to the promoter in order to be included. 'Lesser' series don't have this same clout, so what the 'licence' for a series contains is different with each one. And we'll probably never know the exact details, just the outcomes. I wonder if WRC has the right to sub-licence the cars (in the top class), for example. It may have changed, but back when Papyrus were making official NASCAR games they didn't have the rights to all the teams and cars.
  13. RodgerDavies

    DiRTy Gossip

    Ohh, there's the big "but America" voice... fair play. Would love to delve into the data you guys have for who, where, plays what content/mode most. I'm guessing that's not the sort of thing that would never be able to be shared around (info about most popular cars, classes or locations in particular geographic regions)?
  14. RodgerDavies

    Career Championship levels

    Don't take this as gospel, but I believe Dirt Rally 1 was banded, so similar tiers to above only the 'upper' level of the spread was always 100% and it was the spread/bottom that was different in it. It means you didn't have the effect that DR2 has (and D4 was utterly tedious for) where there's no challenge at all on 'open' mode and it became a bit of a grind - even drivers well beyond my skill level always had a test.
  15. I'd rather have 8-10 with no Finnish fog that 12-15km with it, personally 😉
  16. RodgerDavies

    DiRTy Gossip

    a) not if you're not into that sort of thing they're not b) I don't mean an exact replica, I mean that... 'more relaxed' style Oh, based on nothing concrete, just gut feel - I don't think it will be a direct Dirt Rally continuation. Anyway, I suspect whatever it is is a while away and I have plenty of DR2 to enjoy in the meantime! Wow. I thought I'd seen it all. I was wrong. So yeah, basically, this, but the various Codemasters studios for tracks and obviously you, Jon, Ross and @urgaffel characters. No urgaffel no buy...
  17. RodgerDavies

    DiRTy Gossip

    Need for DiRT Unless all those accolades for Crash Team Racing means the next game is bobble-head avatars of Codemasters staff racing nitro-boosted cross-karts. In that case, I'm all in.
  18. RodgerDavies

    DiRTy Gossip

    The rally stages we have in DR2 are the best modelled rally stages that have existed in games IMO, it would be a huge shame if they were to be thrown away for whatever the next 'proper' title is (I get the impression the next game will be Dirt 'Horizon' unfortunately).
  19. RodgerDavies

    Season 4 Stage 3 Liveries

    ...but on the other hand, the livery game was really upped for the latter seasons. As someone who's cherry picking rally content from season 3, my biggest regret is not having the last few liveries for the R5s!
  20. RodgerDavies

    DiRTy Gossip

    Quick off-topic to say stuff like this is why this forum is an enjoyable place to be - in too many corners of the internet you don't find this 🙂
  21. I've paid ~£20 for DLC in this. For that, I got: - 6 remastered versions of DR1 venues, 5 of which I consider to be big upgrades (Greece, Monte, Wales, Germany, Sweden) and 1 disappointment (Finland) - 1 brand new location (Scotland) - 2 remastered Group B RWD cars - 2 brand new Group B RWD cars (M1 and 911) - 4 remastered 2000CC cars (Focus 01, Impreza 01, C4 and Focus 07) - 4 brand new 2000CC cars (206, Impreza S14 and Fabia, Impreza 98) - 2 remastered F2 cars (Ibiza and 306) - 1 brand new F2 car (Golf MkIV) - 1 brand new Group A car (Legacy) - 1 brand new RGT car (M2) - A bunch of RX stuff I have no interest in If I had paid that amount for just the stuff listed as 'brand new' above (~20-30km stage mileage and 9 cars that haven't existed in DiRT games before) and all the remastered content I mentioned was free, I'd say I've got good value for money there. As you say, you also get all the RX stuff if that floats your boat too.
  22. RodgerDavies

    DiRTy Gossip

    Sorry PJ, Audi taught us not to...
  23. I'd guess that anything showing him in WRC competition would be well off limits... TBH, I'm never a fan of that sort of stuff anyway, but fair play to those who are.
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