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  1. JZStudios

    DiRTy Gossip

    I don't know about console, but I didn't really get any notification on PC. I just booted up the game and looked for it in the custom championship and there it was. Not even a splash screen of "Here's that DLC you own!"
  2. JZStudios

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    The quotes don't work in posted posts though. That's why I edited the post saying I didn't want make a new post. Back in the old forum you could keep quotes and posts from older pages. Now when you quote or make a post it takes you to the newest post. So if you're pages back like I am not being in EU so everything is talked about when I'm sleeping, I either have to make a post for each page, leading to double or triple posts, or only posting on the newest page. I don't know why they changed that feature. You can't edit your post to add in quotes from other posts so you have to post post if you want to quote a new post or just a post that you didn't quote. It's all very simple.
  3. JZStudios

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    You bet. Except I just put my wheel away for the third time this week. ...last 5 days, whatever. Suck it Steve! Edit to respond to Riggs since I don't want make a new post, but can't quote in a posted post; It would've been a big change before the game released, not after. We didn't even get the press build until just a few days before launch, so when they were showcasing NZ n such at that event it was news to us. But the early build we had and the press version had some rather noticeable changes
  4. JZStudios

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    I don't follow the Discord, but something along those lines. I think I mainly just can't say what exactly it's in reference to be compared with. Although it might not be a big deal now. I'll have to wait until Germany actually drops. I'm not 100% it's solely the fault of the camber, but I guess we'll see.
  5. JZStudios

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    Well hey, I did sign an NDA. And I like to hold it over the plebs on console or that missed the invitation. I'm not lying though, I've been expecting and waiting for Germany for... since it's been teased... ...yeah...
  6. JZStudios

    DiRTy Gossip

    Well, based on my [REDACTED] in the [REDACTED] I was actually quite looking forward to it to compare with [REDACTED]. Some of the other testers have some theories about the physics oddities in Spain that could maybe be explained depending on what we see in Germany, as a [REDACTED]. Depending on how it goes it would be basically irrefutable proof that [REDACTED] in a way that I personally don't see for the better. At least on tarmac.
  7. JZStudios

    DiRTy Gossip

    For trying out the FFB I took an R2 Ford around Sweden and actually thought it was pretty decent. Guess just all around the RWD is off.
  8. JZStudios

    DiRTy Gossip

    Well... if my front wheels aren't in the apex/inside line then something's gone very wrong.
  9. JZStudios

    DiRTy Gossip

    I was using it on Australia, but there's no way I could have pulled off those slides. It just doesn't react to countersteer well for me. I don't think I've tried it on Poland though. But that bizarre sudden snap sideways is what I'm talking about, but it does it nearly every corner. If it behaved like it does in your vid I'd be happy with it. *cough cough*
  10. JZStudios

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    So it's meant to be driven in circles? I can drift cars fine, but that thing is a turd.
  11. JZStudios

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    *cough*
  12. JZStudios

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    I just can't get the damn thing to go straight on wheel or controller. Halfway through every corner it just decides to spin out with no warning. It's not that fast and doesn't have that much power so I don't know why it can't just go bloody straight.
  13. JZStudios

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    Open question, can anyone drive the 240z in game? It's like halfway through every corner it gets all inspired and thinks "I wanna be an Escort!" and Ken Blocks it into the nearest available rock. I can't decide if the front is made of balloons, and the back a tank, or vice versa. Maybe it's just got GTA4 style greasy tires?
  14. JZStudios

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    At least it looks like more of a game than what I've seen of Absolute Drifts primarily empty play spaces. Following unrelated news, Guacamelee is free on the Humble store right now. As an addendum, Steep is also free on uPlay, which I think is a great game to unwind with.
  15. JZStudios

    Community Rally School

    I honestly have zero recollection as to what this is in reference to. Okay, so I think you mentioned a topic from 3 years ago in which I was complaining about people making new threads for things that already existed. My argument was that people should stop doing that, and based on other forums (especially Linus Tech Tips) these samey topics generally get combined together and moved to the appropriate places. So... Just kind of brought up a dead topic really.
  16. JZStudios

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    I got Age of Wonders 3 for free. That sounds decent and also has surround sound. I check this site for surround sound compatibility, but granted it doesn't exactly say much about sound quality. https://satsun.org/audio/ But "good" sound is pretty subjective. FMOD can play... well I'm assuming I have no actual experience with either, the same audio files as Wwise, so it should really only be between in-game sound mixing, and not the actual sound recording playback. In that list there's Alan Wake, Bioshock series, Borderlands, Crysis series, Deus Ex HR & MD, both of which were very good, Mafia 2, And on the other hand is Subnautica, a game which would be great in surround with FMOD, but infuriatingly doesn't. Probably because they fired the audio guy for making a joke. It's genuinely infuriating. There's so many games like Age of Wonders and Persona 5, even Ori and the Blind Forest, all of which I have zero expectations to support surround sound but all do. And Subnautica only has stereo. For the record, my absolute favorite games for amazing audio and especially surround sound is Horizon Zero Dawn, The Witcher 3, ... and then honestly probably Dirt Rally/series. I haven't tried Forza in surround, but the CM team loves their audio. Any time I research surround sound and games I come across papers by some guy on the CM sound team talking about why it's so important to push for better audio and surround sound support. Those 3 games are the only ones that really blew me away with the surround. BF3 is pretty good too, but they absolutely ***** up BF4
  17. JZStudios

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    Fmod is 100% more than capable of good sound mixing and surround sound. The Kunos team just aren't very good. Oh good, maybe I can actually enjoy the game instead of being frustrated at the controller and disappointed and bored with the wheel.
  18. JZStudios

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    Two or three times actually. Every time he goes out really. What amazes me most is that the Kunos team use a lot of the same recording equipment, but they still manage to screw it up. The Dirt games sound better and actually have proper mixing.
  19. JZStudios

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    Alright, I really don't care. At this point it's just annoying. For the record, no one is allowed to **** on Mr. Block anymore because they can't drive as good as him. Also, no one can criticize the game since they can't make anything better. If you can't do something better yourself, you have no opinion and your existence is useless. Since you can't play at or above his level, I'll also ignore your opinion.
  20. JZStudios

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    SHH! Dgeesy will get on you about how that's a fake effect! That also doesn't affect the steering wheel in any way whatsoever! First off, Steve is primarily scales, I don't know if you play guitar but that's what it is. He also does a lot of bends and whammy slaps. He's fast, but practice basic scales enough and you get that down. And I said 80's thrasher. Not rock guitar. And, hell no it doesn't cover most instruments. There's not an entire genre of scale progression on trumpet. Mainly scale and bends. Also mainly scales and bends, and that I actually did start to learn to play before I destroyed my finger. I posted that because the rear end is practically identical to the Pontiac. The hood is a bit different, but it looks like GM just repurposed a lot of stuff, and the pontiac falls more in line with late 70's styling than 80's. Ew. The only one I dislike more is from the 90's. Keyboards have samples on them ya dingus. And most of the beats use the same samples from the same keyboards and packs. And there's samples freakin everywhere now, holy hell are you wrong. Electronic music in particular is primarily samples. There's Native Instruments with the Maschine which comes with a buttload of samples, not to mention people like Andrew Huang and other YouTubers. Moby sampled extensively, Pretty Lights, Slipknot even, Incubus, Odesza, remixes of tracks... There's literally an entire "genre" of music which is just taking extended clips of other songs and mashing them together. People who sample VERY OFTEN use sample packs, especially in the 80's and 90's when it came with the instruments. A lot of big audio companies even have free sample packs. I'm so confused by how insanely wrong you are. Also, have you ever been anywhere near the music industry (especially rap and hip-hop) and heard people talk about the 808? It's literally the most sought after and replicated piano to make samples from. Not even gonna touch the "Keep it black thing."
  21. JZStudios

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    The force feedback on road degredation and ruts is what I've been saying the entire time. I think it really only changes visual appearance and the way the tires interact with the surface. None of the ruts you can see on the surface have any actual effect on the car. And I'm still arguing that bump steer exists, and cars should "lock" into hard ruts, unless Initial D was lying to me and Takumi actually lost that race.
  22. JZStudios

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    I like waving my willy. It's a great pastime. It's primarily scales on guitar, which yeah, weren't that hard and pretty basic before I destroyed my finger. And 80's big hair metal isn't going strong, the industry has moved beyond it. There's some influences here and there but otherwise it's not very prevalent. In Sweden and Germany... maybe. Die Hard is decent, but it's not a "greatest movie of all time" contender. Terminator 1 is so good everyone prefers T2. Robocop is a cheesefest. Let's also not forget that pointing out a few good things doesn't absolve everything else. The Nazi's weren't too bad, they made wonderful art museums right in the middle of the city. I appreciate a good Geto Boys and Shaq, but laying down a simple beat (of which was done electronically on a few notable keyboards, 808 anyone?) and Dr. Suessing over it isn't exactly difficult. what's even better is when you actually look into and realize that they all used the same presets and thus their songs beats between groups were basically the same. If anything, there's more variety now since there's WAY more samples they use. And with how expensive those notable keyboards and sample packs were, it's not like they couldn't instead go for traditional instruments like guitar or drums. 1979 Camaro z/28
  23. JZStudios

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    When the cars look like my drawings when I was 5, sans the obligatory guns and flames, it's an ugly car. As far as 80's thrasher music, well let's face it, most music isn't. It's very base and doesn't really take a lot of talent. It was a passing trend along with cheesy synth lines and the "punchy" drum hits of Phil Collins' recording error. I'll admit, Alien/s is on my to watch list as I've only seen AVP, which is universally regarded as dumb. The point about Slayer still stands. Die Hard (and pretty much every other action movie) are decent ways to enjoy lovely gratuitous violence, but it is not a Christmas movie, it released in June. The Marvel movies are "decent" too, but they're basically pop music at this point and don't do anything other than be decent. The pop music of the 80's is only slightly better than the "pop" disco of the 70's. I'm not even going to go into how lazy rap music is. And Milli Vanilli. I don't like 80's parties. Aside from Disco, I like the 20's through 70's, skip the majority of the awful cocaine fueled 80's, and start to ignore the major labels afterwards as it started to fill with derivative, repetitive garbage, most of which is written by a single person.
  24. JZStudios

    DiRTy Gossip

    Tron, Aliens, Terminator, and TNG range from bad to meh. Knight rider was dumb, not a Simpsons fan, the C4 is ugly compared to the earlier and later models, I have zero attachment to the CRX. Metallica, NWA, ...Snap? and Slayer are all pretty ****. NIN had a few decent songs. The 80's stylistically was bad, and there were new regulations for cars that led to them being ugly (And like my mom said about BMW's) very boxy. For poor people. XD The music was bad too.
  25. JZStudios

    DiRTy Gossip

    In unrelated news, this week during the NZ rally, Mr. The Block stared Alex co-driver dead square in the eyes and said "Remember this?" while he destroys his car and watches Alex burn to death for the second time. He blames it on power steering this time.
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