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  1. BrySkye

    DiRTy Gossip

    https://twitter.com/dirtgame/status/649152263500484608 Well, now you can see it. The livery we teased for the Focus is indeed based on the 99 test car livery. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD1QqSxkdQU
  2. BrySkye

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    Saying as the data is right there and has been routed out anyway, a new build might have been uploaded, but if you look at the SteamDB info, you'll see it refers to it as being DevTest. Well, we're not devs. ;) Those are evidently internal builds the Codies staff themselves use. You'll have to do some scrolling down, but you can see the CommunityTest version hasn't been updated for 6 days. The Twitter timeline reveals that lines up with what was teased by a certain Codies chap. That tweet was linked into this topic last week by the gossipy stalkers, so all the info is out there to see that was when it was first opened to community testers. I guess it depends if Codies intend to do an updated community test build before release which is something I have absolutely no clue about. If they do, then I really wouldn't have thought a public build would go live immediately afterwards.  If they don't, then in theory it could drop any time. All I would say is that a Friday/Saturday/Sunday release is highly unlikely because of the risks involved if anything goes wrong. That's common sense. In conclusion: "Dev Test" updates on SteamDB are pretty meaningless. If you scroll more and more down the database, you'll see a new devtest build tends to be released internally every few days, regardless of if a new public update is due or not. It's just devs deving. Based on all that I'm gonna say: Don't hold your breath just yet. On that note, it's amazing how much data Steam gives away about these things.
  3. BrySkye

    DiRTy Gossip

    Think there's probably enough hints scattered around to have closer guesses than that. Never, ever expect an update on Friday/Saturday/Sunday. If anything goes badly wrong with a public build, it means emergency work over the weekend to provide a fix ASAP which is "not cool". Believe me, it's for the benefit of everyone that updates don't roll out at the weekend.
  4. BrySkye

    DiRTy Gossip

    Just the opposite I think. Console is far more ripe for DLC which could then be released for PC as well. Probably not new rally stages, the logistics are just too extreme. But more Rally Cross locations and cars could be on the cards.
  5. BrySkye

    DiRTy Gossip

    A version of the Focus WRC that Colin drove, but don't expect Martini. A real McRae Focus livery, but not one that was actually applied to the exact version of the Focus featured.
  6. BrySkye

    DiRTy Gossip

    Are you hinting at something? Because its looks like you're hinting at something. If I had to guess: "lion" is Peugeot, "oval" is Ford and "pleiades" is Subaru. (Maximum Subaru nerd points to @macebig for the pleiades reference if that is the case!) Or a Vauxhall. Vauxhall is a gryphon. ;)
  7. BrySkye

    DiRTy Gossip

    That's quite debatable, especially in the last few years as the WRC has really stagnated while WRX has seen a comparative explosion of popularity. Almost the entire reason for the 2017 WRC changes is in response to WRX. Apart from that, thanks to the likes of the X-Games and the related TV coverage, Rally Cross style events are increasingly more recognisable than traditional Rally/WRC which, to be blunt, has pretty crap coverage. It might not be what people want to hear, fearing DiRT 3 v2, but a full DiRT Rally Cross, hopefully with the sim aspects in place, could well be the long term future for the series.
  8. BrySkye

    DiRTy Gossip

    Because the organisers might be asking you to to promote their series or because it offers a good promotional opportunity.   understand that the promotional side makes it worth it but there must be another reason. i think maybe content or something to do with the game to come. Only two of them are going though. Paul and Hatward. I wouldn't expect either of them to be gathering much in terms of reference materials for the circuit since that's not really their departments. They aren't sound or graphics guys. Getting some more feedback from the drivers with the latest builds of the game seems more likely. Saying as DiRT Rally has the official FIA WRX license, it also makes sense for them to be there and for the organisers to want them there.
  9. BrySkye

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    While I understand that, as an English studio it would be nice to see Richard Burns' championship winning car represented. Nothing to do with RBR or any kind of knock at that or it's most... dedicated supporters, but because he was England's only WRC champion, a good man and taken from us far too soon through no fault of his own.
  10. BrySkye

    DiRTy Gossip

    I'd wager about v2 models of the current Rally cars, as mentioned in the roadbook. The Impreza is also getting a v2 sound update, which would be big to Jon, though you'd expect @soundfx to be involved in that chain. Or a v2 handling update taking in the lessons from Pikes Peak and Germany into the existing cars.   It's not the sound he's happy with as I'm still working on it. ;) Yeah, didn't think it would be that for the reason listed. Still, good that you've finally managed to get access to those raw recordings after the scare before!
  11. BrySkye

    DiRTy Gossip

    I'd wager about v2 models of the current Rally cars, as mentioned in the roadbook. The Impreza is also getting a v2 sound update, which would be big to Jon, though you'd expect @soundfx to be involved in that chain. Or a v2 handling update taking in the lessons from Pikes Peak and Germany into the existing cars.  
  12. BrySkye

    DiRTy Gossip

    I think S2000 cars have a perfect place in the game. Not as 'modern' content, but as 'iconic' content. The game's car choices have been all about capturing icons from memorable eras, and the IRC battles between Peugeot and Skoda (and Fiat) were certainly one of those. I think you might be mixed up though; general consensus wasn't S2000, I don't believe, but a 2000s class; WRC cars from 2000-2009. Ah, I was mixed up, you are right. The term "zero car" has a very specific meaning in rally tho, so I was really surprised to see people interpreting it as anything other than the rally organizer car that opens the stage. The fact that it has a specific meaning in Rally is part of the problem. It's too obvious and screams red herring. Lee makes vague hints and teases, it's just not his style to outright announce something like that directly without trying to have fun with people. That and an actual zero car doesn't really have a purpose in this game. It was stated ages ago there will be no staggered starts or active AI on the rally stages, so such a thing being implemented purely for mutiplayer is incredibly dubious. Let's be honest, who in multiplayer really wants to drive the car that isn't actually racing?  Given the limitations the team has been working with, it really doesn't seem like they have the time and resources to dedicate to something so niche.
  13. BrySkye

    DiRTy Gossip

    Well that cats out of the bag. Shame its happened in such a mundane way, but I guess its how Codies wanted it to happen. Can assure you it's not the same as the one in DiRT 3 though. Far more relevant.
  14. BrySkye

    DiRTy Gossip

    That rather depends on the nature of the FIA license more than anything and how inclusive it is. When you have a series license like that, it tends to include the cars which was one of the things TMG was talking about in those recent emails. Teams and manufacturers that go against licensing deals the FIA have made is something that's frowned upon. The press releases that went out said they will happen at the same time. This is how it was widely reported: Simultaneous online multiplayer has not been introduced in today's update, however, with that due to arrive in a second World RX update coming at a later date.
  15. BrySkye

    DiRTy Gossip

    Or we're just assuming too much? 3 cars is a lot to add to the current line up. DS3 is one of them. There aren't really too many choices for the other 2.
  16. BrySkye

    DiRTy Gossip

    From what I know the reason for absence of the Audi S1 in DiRT Rally has little to do with an EA sticker on Ekstrom's cars. The EKS team has racing game rigs in their paddock tent, but those rigs run Gran Turismo 6... It's a shame, as those S1s look deadly and are competitive :) So what? LMP teams have routinely had one racing sim or another set up as well and they are in multiple games. In fact, the funny thing about that is that Sony/Polyphony Digital/Gran Turismo is not a partner of EKSRX http://www.eksrx.com/#partners So what your basically saying is that the team has racing game rigs in their paddock tent that run a competitor to one of the main partners. :P If anything, I'd actually say that's encouraging, as well as somewhat hilarious.
  17. BrySkye

    DiRTy Gossip

    Uhm, for someone who haven't really followed this in the last month, what is the reason for no S1? I was under the impression that all WRX cars and drivers would be there, that includes Ford Focus, Renault Clio, SAAB 93, VW Beetle and Citroen C4 as well. Definitely not all that lot. Don't think it was ever suggested the game would have anything but the FIA supercar class of WRX. The fact that the S1 is sponsored by EA's Need For Speed shouldn't really a basis for saying it can't be in the game. They livery can simply be modified not to have those logos, it's been done in the past with other games. Many sponsors are already missing from real-world liveries in DiRT Rally, as they were in DiRT 3 as well. The FIFA games are a good example. They don't feature every single sponsor on every single teams kit, but the team is still there. Basically, a sponsor doesn't have the power to stop the FIA licensing out a car from their own series.
  18. BrySkye

    DiRTy Gossip

    This has been answered in a few different places but seeing as you have called it out here I'll happily say it again. The handling files that you can see expose variables that the code is not necessarily looking at. The cars all start life using the same file but we then use our tools to tell the code what bits it should look at and what bits it should ignore. So a RWD car never looks at its front diff because it doesn't have one, so 100% of nothing is nothing. Same with the FWD cars 100% of nothing is nothing. In a nutshell nothing has changed because it isn't a bug and it doesn't need fixing. People looking at those files are making assumptions without knowing the facts. In hindsight we should have encrypted them so that people couldn't even see them. I'll probably get them encrypted anyway but we just haven't got round to it yet. Ehhh, the game could probably do with less encrypted files rather than more... Sounds more like old Codemasters. It just closes doors and reduces future potential.
  19. BrySkye

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    It's been posted before that picture, think it was before DiRT Rally was released though.  Then it wouldn't have had the main focus (no pun intended) of my post. The point, more than anything, was the watermark. I have absolutely no doubt the photo was taken 15 years ago, purely in relation to CMR2. However, it would be very, very silly to stick the logo of an actual game they are currently making on an image that has absolutely nothing to do with that game. That would be an ill-conceived idea. It's a bit bizarre as a tease, presented as it is. Either it's an unspoken reveal the car will be in DiRT Rally, or it's... well... a lie. If it's not going to be in DiRT Rally and really is just a cool throwback photo, something like a Codemasters watermark should have been applied instead.
  20. BrySkye

    DiRTy Gossip

    I guess Sebastien got to try Dirt Rally after testing his own game ;) Or they've just decided not to go head-to-head with an official WRC game and Forza 6. The 2016 WRC season kicks off in late January as well, so it would make sense from that point of view.
  21. BrySkye

    DiRTy Gossip

    Anyway. https://twitter.com/dirtgame/status/626825602687893508 I'm sure the picture was from CMR2, but that is a DiRT Rally watermark stuck on it. Not a generic Codemasters one, not Colin McRae Rally 2 or it's stripped down mobile/Steam re-make. Not even just 'DiRT' As I have already stated on Twitter, if that kind of tease doesn't lead to something, there will be blood shed. Oh yes. Sticking the games logo on a photo of a car, of THIS car, and it then not ending up in the game. Death and destruction will follow.
  22. BrySkye

    DiRTy Gossip

    That's because it's in early access. A lot of people will still be holding back from buying DiRT purely because they see it as an unfinished game. That'll soon change when it's out of EAx Hmm, somewhat, but that's probably not a very big factor. ARK: Survival Evolved is Early Access and in a considerably less finished state than DiRT Rally, but it knocked out nearly half a million sales during the Steam Summer Sale alone when it had just a 17% discount to £19 (DiRT Rally got a 10% discount). When it comes to the other Codies games, price will be by far and away the biggest factor. While DiRT Rally is still below the threshold of a retail game, it's not exactly been in Steam sales at a £5/15 price point the way those other, older games have (The DiRT 3 Complete figures will include those that upgraded from the previous, Games for Windows Live version. Like me!). Those figures are about right for a game that hasn't has a proper discount Early Access or not. In fact, they are pretty good for something a bit niche. When it gets its first 40/50/60% discount, the numbers will jump significantly. That's Steam. That's an incredibly loaded statement and really needs to be expanded upon. The poor state of the PC version of F1 2015 and the subsequent backlash needs to be factored in, as does DiRT Rally having been available for considerably longer. Physical console sales alone (so not PC and not Xbox Live or Playstation Network digital sales) took F1 2015 to number one in the UK. Total sales of F1 2015 are well in excess of DiRT Rally.
  23. BrySkye

    DiRTy Gossip

    That's... not a good thing to bring up.  It kind of tells you something that almost as many people are playing the frankly, bodged "only 1 out of 3 reviews is positive and lots of people got refunds (including me)" PC version of F1 2015 as are playing the comparatively critically acclaimed despite being unfinished, and cheaper, DiRT Rally. That's not a happy stat at all. Errrrm... hah... actually... I'm really not sure if you're being a bit ironic there or not... 'cause, well, Flight Simulator X literally did all of that. Literally. Then took it even further with the Acceleration Expansion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU8tS74nyic FSX had a pretty poor reception in the flight sim community at the time, but this was all entirely based around its awful performance, which still isn't great even on modern hardware, not it's content. Which is why more people are shifting to Lockheed-Martin's Prepar3D. Basically, FSX, but fixed and updated for modern hardware. Being a Lockheed-Martin product, the default aircraft in that now are the F-22 and F-35. Flight Sim is just a sandbox after all. No one in the flight sim community actually uses the default jets, it's all add-ons (and heavy jet airliners are by far and away the most popular category). Despite being very VERY poorly coded, FSX still ended up being incredibly successful by the series standards.
  24. BrySkye

    DiRTy Gossip

    Hard to say. DiRT Rally does have the official FIA WRX license, including the cars and drivers. If it's anything like the FIA F1 license, then it should be pretty inclusive as a package, including the tracks. Usually the licensing problems come in the form of not having the official series license, which they actually do have. I'd imagine its probably just that the RX tracks aren't the same as F1 tracks. Whilst it would take a lot less work than creating them from scratch, you'd still have to edit them significantly, even if they smoothly dropped into DiRT Rally's version of the EGO engine.   One must admit, it seems a bit odd to bother getting an FIA license like that and only featuring 3 events. Sort of wonder if it might have been better using that license to develop a full blooded WRX title as a separate project instead of bolting it on as a small part of this game. Though that way they probably wouldn't have been able to take the sim approach and it would be more like Showdown 2.
  25. BrySkye

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    lol... The sad thing about that is calling them Pikes Peak cars instead of Hill Climb. But apt saying as Pikes Peak is probably all we're going to get in that class. I do hope so though. Some Suzuki's, Hyundai and the 208 T16 to round off all the Pugs.
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