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@Hughesy @RevolvingPrawn Just looking at your GTA 5 pic, did you guys get the pre order money bonus?

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@Hughesy @RevolvingPrawn Just looking at your GTA 5 pic, did you guys get the pre order money bonus?
Yes we did.

@RevolvingPrawn was right, Dirt Rally is very sim orientated. FFB is pretty good, could do with stronger road effects but it's still good. Graphics are very nice, and the physics are awesome :) Best rally game Codemasters have made, with a game like this they should have the WRC license as they would actually make a good game unlike Milestone. Even though it's early access it feels very complete, I look forward to seeing what else they add. :)

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@Hughesy @RevolvingPrawn Just looking at your GTA 5 pic, did you guys get the pre order money bonus?
Yes we did.

@RevolvingPrawn was right, Dirt Rally is very sim orientated. FFB is pretty good, could do with stronger road effects but it's still good. Graphics are very nice, and the physics are awesome :) Best rally game Codemasters have made, with a game like this they should have the WRC license as they would actually make a good game unlike Milestone. Even though it's early access it feels very complete, I look forward to seeing what else they add. :)
Go to the credits and you will see my name there under Gossipers :D

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I'm struggling to complete a rally without crashing :joy: Love it! @justbiglee you guys have a gem on your hands :D so much fun. Everyone with a PC should buy this game, you won't be disappointed. Totally taking my mind off my broken car being fixed. Codemasters are back on top! Even more excited for F1 now B)

First rally stage took me 8 minutes so that's awesome, and large parts were very thin. Just uploading it.

Career is cool, you have to buy a car, then hire crew members like chief and engineers. They have different skills and ratings. Then the more you drive the more they learn about the cars, and upgrade them
:)  Such an unexpected game, and so well made already even though it's early access.

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Hughesy said:
I'm struggling to complete a rally without crashing :joy: Love it! @justbiglee you guys have a gem on your hands :D so much fun. Everyone with a PC should buy this game, you won't be disappointed. Totally taking my mind off my broken car being fixed. Codemasters are back on top! Even more excited for F1 now B)

First rally stage took me 8 minutes so that's awesome, and large parts were very thin. Just uploading it.

Career is cool, you have to buy a car, then hire crew members like chief and engineers. They have different skills and ratings. Then the more you drive the more they learn about the cars, and upgrade them :)  Such an unexpected game, and so well made already even though it's early access.
I think I can speak for a lot of us here in saying that the reaction has been pretty incredible. The game is a massive amount of fun so being able to see people enjoying it is amazing. :smiley:

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Hughesy said:
I'm struggling to complete a rally without crashing :joy: Love it! @justbiglee you guys have a gem on your hands :D so much fun. Everyone with a PC should buy this game, you won't be disappointed. Totally taking my mind off my broken car being fixed. Codemasters are back on top! Even more excited for F1 now B)

First rally stage took me 8 minutes so that's awesome, and large parts were very thin. Just uploading it.

Career is cool, you have to buy a car, then hire crew members like chief and engineers. They have different skills and ratings. Then the more you drive the more they learn about the cars, and upgrade them :)  Such an unexpected game, and so well made already even though it's early access.
I think I can speak for a lot of us here in saying that the reaction has been pretty incredible. The game is a massive amount of fun so being able to see people enjoying it is amazing. :smiley:
I'm a Richard Burns rally veteran, and this is the closest any rally sim has come in terms of physics. As a whole it's better than that sim which shocks me (in a good way) Considering its not finished its a remarkable achievement. Excuse the pun but, Codemasters have turned a corner! When I was young they always made the best racing games, some of the recent games although good weren't amazing if you don't mind me saying. This is going to be a big hit with a lot of people, and now F1 looks like it's had the same treatment, this is going to be a great year for racing fans and Codemasters :)

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Here's my video, this wasn't a career race, and I think the ai crashed which is why they finished so far behind. In my first career race I finisehd 3rd, 22 seconds behind 1st. Anyway hope you enjoy, it's 1080p 60fps on YouTube, so watch it on there rather than using the forum as it doesn't play it at 1080p

Edit: For some reason it wouldn't play at 60fps using Chrome, but it would play at 1080p. When using IE it plays at 60fps but only lets me select 720p lol..

http://youtu.be/ZjdEYov57iE

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Hughesy said:
Here's my video, this wasn't a career race, and I think the ai crashed which is why they finished so far behind. In my first career race I finisehd 3rd, 22 seconds behind 1st. Anyway hope you enjoy, it's 1080p 60fps on YouTube, so watch it on there rather than using the forum as it doesn't play it at 1080p

Edit: For some reason it wouldn't play at 60fps using Chrome, but it would play at 1080p. When using IE it plays at 60fps but only lets me select 720p lol..

http://youtu.be/ZjdEYov57iE
nice driving

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This was a career race, I was a bit slow at that point. Now I'm challenging for first in the second rally, as I'm only 2 seconds behind him. I finished 3rd overall in the first rally.

Heres the footage (think it was first or second career rally) so it's not the best. I must say I'm addicted to this game. My MS is playing up a lot today with really bad spasms, but yet I've still played for hours as I'm so focused while playing. Thank you Codemasters :D
http://youtu.be/yLcrE1KCHDw

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@RevolvingPrawn Yea my first win in career mode B) This is no assists, no OSD and on professional 

Edit: I won my first rally! hours of hard work and I'm now at a competitive speed. Had to makeup over two seconds on the last stage, and that's exactly what I did. This is after about 5-7 hours of practice, probably less as I have to rest a lot.






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Enjoyed the couple of stages I've done on Dirt Rally. FFB needs a lot of work though, I'm using a "fix" I found on the Steam forums that has given it some more feel but I hope CM can work on it more.

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Platy said:
Enjoyed the couple of stages I've done on Dirt Rally. FFB needs a lot of work though, I'm using a "fix" I found on the Steam forums that has given it some more feel but I hope CM can work on it more.
Yea I'd agree with that, although I've tweaked my wheel a lot and now have pretty good feeling. I enabled centering spring in my T500rs driver, only a tiny amount so it springs back better when spinning the wheel. I'm using 510 degrees, I also upped FFB in driver from 60% to 70% (60 is default as this wheel is strong) Sometimes road feel is great, but a lot of the time it isn't. For early access though it's not bad, and I absolutely love the physics. It took me a long time to win a rally overall, but that challenge just pushed me to play more, and when I did win it felt amazing. :)

Obviously different wheels will feel different effects. I suspects I'm feeling more as this picks up tiny bumps, so at the moment it's just too  subtle. I feel the weight transfer pretty good, but I'm sure all this will get sorted as development advances. PCars took a long time to get the FFB right so it can be tricky, but I'm sure it'll improve.

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Ill need to play with my wheel settings a bit more, but overall its a really good game. Very challenging. Once they give us more Road feel then I'll improve the game a lot.

Only issues I have is the automatic wipers and the countdown when you go off the road. Its strange not being able to lean on fences like in previous grid games.

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Ill need to play with my wheel settings a bit more, but overall its a really good game. Very challenging. Once they give us more Road feel then I'll improve the game a lot.

Only issues I have is the automatic wipers and the countdown when you go off the road. Its strange not being able to lean on fences like in previous grid games.
Yea it's a proper challenge, I've been waiting for a rally sim since RBR which I still play. Did take me a long time to get my wheel settings set to what I like. Just uploading a stage from Wales which I finished .022 behind 1st, and it's very obvious where I lost it. Almost had a huge moment where I went nearly 90deg on a straight, but managed to save it without losing too much. Setup plays a key role I have found. For me I need a lot of rear brakes with the 60s MINI and open diff so I can slide.

The wipers don't bother me too much, but it can be hard to stay on track if you go off line and yea the countdown is annoying.

I love the no OSD settings, as it means I have to push right to the end with not knowing if I'm quick or slow. When they add hill climbs I'm going to be very happy. At this moment there's only three locations, but each rally is pretty long compared to previous Dirt games. This isn't a game for people who aren't rally sim fans, as it can be pretty hardcore. Dirt 3 was very easy with very wide stages.

Have you noticed that the exe is called Dirt 4? I wonder if they will change the name to that or keep the rally name. I'd prefer it to stay as it is, as its nothing like the other Dirt games.

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Here it is, and you will notice my big moment :joy: 

http://youtu.be/nsR0nnVoFzQ

Edit: Love this, my dad came round (he has altzimers which I think I've already said) and he collected MINI's when he was younger. He had a go on this, he's never played a racing game before or use a FFB wheel. He loved it, he wasn't that bad either, think he finished 30 seconds off the leader on pro. It was actually hard to stop him from playing more :joy: @LiteralZero You guys have made a crazy old man very happy
o:) He loves driving the 60s MINI.

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Hughesy said:
Platy said:
Ill need to play with my wheel settings a bit more, but overall its a really good game. Very challenging. Once they give us more Road feel then I'll improve the game a lot.

Only issues I have is the automatic wipers and the countdown when you go off the road. Its strange not being able to lean on fences like in previous grid games.
Yea it's a proper challenge, I've been waiting for a rally sim since RBR which I still play. Did take me a long time to get my wheel settings set to what I like. Just uploading a stage from Wales which I finished .022 behind 1st, and it's very obvious where I lost it. Almost had a huge moment where I went nearly 90deg on a straight, but managed to save it without losing too much. Setup plays a key role I have found. For me I need a lot of rear brakes with the 60s MINI and open diff so I can slide.

The wipers don't bother me too much, but it can be hard to stay on track if you go off line and yea the countdown is annoying.

I love the no OSD settings, as it means I have to push right to the end with not knowing if I'm quick or slow. When they add hill climbs I'm going to be very happy. At this moment there's only three locations, but each rally is pretty long compared to previous Dirt games. This isn't a game for people who aren't rally sim fans, as it can be pretty hardcore. Dirt 3 was very easy with very wide stages.

Have you noticed that the exe is called Dirt 4? I wonder if they will change the name to that or keep the rally name. I'd prefer it to stay as it is, as its nothing like the other Dirt games.
yeah I haven't got this yet but I was never any good at the Richard Burns one. I may get this at some point it's just not my priority atm.

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Hughesy said:
Platy said:
Ill need to play with my wheel settings a bit more, but overall its a really good game. Very challenging. Once they give us more Road feel then I'll improve the game a lot.

Only issues I have is the automatic wipers and the countdown when you go off the road. Its strange not being able to lean on fences like in previous grid games.
Yea it's a proper challenge, I've been waiting for a rally sim since RBR which I still play. Did take me a long time to get my wheel settings set to what I like. Just uploading a stage from Wales which I finished .022 behind 1st, and it's very obvious where I lost it. Almost had a huge moment where I went nearly 90deg on a straight, but managed to save it without losing too much. Setup plays a key role I have found. For me I need a lot of rear brakes with the 60s MINI and open diff so I can slide.

The wipers don't bother me too much, but it can be hard to stay on track if you go off line and yea the countdown is annoying.

I love the no OSD settings, as it means I have to push right to the end with not knowing if I'm quick or slow. When they add hill climbs I'm going to be very happy. At this moment there's only three locations, but each rally is pretty long compared to previous Dirt games. This isn't a game for people who aren't rally sim fans, as it can be pretty hardcore. Dirt 3 was very easy with very wide stages.

Have you noticed that the exe is called Dirt 4? I wonder if they will change the name to that or keep the rally name. I'd prefer it to stay as it is, as its nothing like the other Dirt games.
yeah I haven't got this yet but I was never any good at the Richard Burns one. I may get this at some point it's just not my priority atm.
Are you on a wheel or the controller ?

I have found this game quite hard, but definitely do-able on the controller, even if I turn off the assists such as traction control. Of course if you go straight for the Group B's and go hurtling through a forest in the middle of the night when it's raining then you are going to have a fight on your hands. And there are no flashbacks. I spent the whole of last night trying to master the first wales stage in a group B. It's pretty unforgiving, but quite satisfying when you get it right. Felt a real sense of achievement when I got the mini under 4 minutes !

great video hughesy.

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This is a cool quiz on how well you recognise racing games!

http://wtf1.co.uk/racing-video-games-quiz/

I got 60%...

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Yay I won the 1960s rally championship B) Think I need to up the difficulty from pro to expert or whatever it's called, as I won the Welsh rally by 11 seconds. 

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Hughesy said:
Yay I won the 1960s rally championship B) Think I need to up the difficulty from pro to expert or whatever it's called, as I won the Welsh rally by 11 seconds. 
Don't suppose you could tell me what stage that video was done on ?

I fancy having a go at that tonight - lot's of jumps even in the mini and the water splash looked fun. My guess is a group B would fly over those bumps. The first stage (a lot of forest) that I was trying last night was much more closed in and pretty unforgiving.

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dirt3joe said:
Hughesy said:
Yay I won the 1960s rally championship B) Think I need to up the difficulty from pro to expert or whatever it's called, as I won the Welsh rally by 11 seconds. 
Don't suppose you could tell me what stage that video was done on ?

I fancy having a go at that tonight - lot's of jumps even in the mini and the water splash looked fun. My guess is a group B would fly over those bumps. The first stage (a lot of forest) that I was trying last night was much more closed in and pretty unforgiving.
Says right at the end of the video, but it's Bidno Moorlands. It really is an awesome stage with some very fast and challenging sections :) Now I've completed the first rally championship, it now say "new" Clubman Championship, so I presume there's more than one championship for 1960s rally. Not sure what the first one was called.

I think it just uses different stages but you can use any class. I have enough for a 1970s car now, but I want either the Ford Escort MK II (another car my dad once had) or the Stratos. So I'm going to do another season with the 60s MINI, it's great fun to drive anyway and I now have all upgrades including advanced setup so I can tweak more.

This new championship has 6 stages for each rally, this should be fun :D Awesome now I can use advanced setup I can change a lot more stuff like brake strength and many other things.

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dirt3joe said:
Hughesy said:
Platy said:
Ill need to play with my wheel settings a bit more, but overall its a really good game. Very challenging. Once they give us more Road feel then I'll improve the game a lot.

Only issues I have is the automatic wipers and the countdown when you go off the road. Its strange not being able to lean on fences like in previous grid games.
Yea it's a proper challenge, I've been waiting for a rally sim since RBR which I still play. Did take me a long time to get my wheel settings set to what I like. Just uploading a stage from Wales which I finished .022 behind 1st, and it's very obvious where I lost it. Almost had a huge moment where I went nearly 90deg on a straight, but managed to save it without losing too much. Setup plays a key role I have found. For me I need a lot of rear brakes with the 60s MINI and open diff so I can slide.

The wipers don't bother me too much, but it can be hard to stay on track if you go off line and yea the countdown is annoying.

I love the no OSD settings, as it means I have to push right to the end with not knowing if I'm quick or slow. When they add hill climbs I'm going to be very happy. At this moment there's only three locations, but each rally is pretty long compared to previous Dirt games. This isn't a game for people who aren't rally sim fans, as it can be pretty hardcore. Dirt 3 was very easy with very wide stages.

Have you noticed that the exe is called Dirt 4? I wonder if they will change the name to that or keep the rally name. I'd prefer it to stay as it is, as its nothing like the other Dirt games.
yeah I haven't got this yet but I was never any good at the Richard Burns one. I may get this at some point it's just not my priority atm.
Are you on a wheel or the controller ?

I have found this game quite hard, but definitely do-able on the controller, even if I turn off the assists such as traction control. Of course if you go straight for the Group B's and go hurtling through a forest in the middle of the night when it's raining then you are going to have a fight on your hands. And there are no flashbacks. I spent the whole of last night trying to master the first wales stage in a group B. It's pretty unforgiving, but quite satisfying when you get it right. Felt a real sense of achievement when I got the mini under 4 minutes !

great video hughesy.
Was this question aimed at @Hughesy or me?  I think he uses a wheel when he races in my case I use the keyboard but that's the peripheral that works best for me when playing racing games. I know a lot of people say get a wheel or use a controller but it just doesn't seem to work for me as I have tried it. With my disability I just find it best to just stick with what works

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dirt3joe said:
Hughesy said:
Platy said:
Ill need to play with my wheel settings a bit more, but overall its a really good game. Very challenging. Once they give us more Road feel then I'll improve the game a lot.

Only issues I have is the automatic wipers and the countdown when you go off the road. Its strange not being able to lean on fences like in previous grid games.
Yea it's a proper challenge, I've been waiting for a rally sim since RBR which I still play. Did take me a long time to get my wheel settings set to what I like. Just uploading a stage from Wales which I finished .022 behind 1st, and it's very obvious where I lost it. Almost had a huge moment where I went nearly 90deg on a straight, but managed to save it without losing too much. Setup plays a key role I have found. For me I need a lot of rear brakes with the 60s MINI and open diff so I can slide.

The wipers don't bother me too much, but it can be hard to stay on track if you go off line and yea the countdown is annoying.

I love the no OSD settings, as it means I have to push right to the end with not knowing if I'm quick or slow. When they add hill climbs I'm going to be very happy. At this moment there's only three locations, but each rally is pretty long compared to previous Dirt games. This isn't a game for people who aren't rally sim fans, as it can be pretty hardcore. Dirt 3 was very easy with very wide stages.

Have you noticed that the exe is called Dirt 4? I wonder if they will change the name to that or keep the rally name. I'd prefer it to stay as it is, as its nothing like the other Dirt games.
yeah I haven't got this yet but I was never any good at the Richard Burns one. I may get this at some point it's just not my priority atm.
Are you on a wheel or the controller ?

I have found this game quite hard, but definitely do-able on the controller, even if I turn off the assists such as traction control. Of course if you go straight for the Group B's and go hurtling through a forest in the middle of the night when it's raining then you are going to have a fight on your hands. And there are no flashbacks. I spent the whole of last night trying to master the first wales stage in a group B. It's pretty unforgiving, but quite satisfying when you get it right. Felt a real sense of achievement when I got the mini under 4 minutes !

great video hughesy.
Was this question aimed at @Hughesy or me?  I think he uses a wheel when he races in my case I use the keyboard but that's the peripheral that works best for me when playing racing games. I know a lot of people say get a wheel or use a controller but it just doesn't seem to work for me as I have tried it. With my disability I just find it best to just stick with what works
You ! I guess I'm just trying to give you a gentle hint that this one can be a bit of a handful. Hope this doesn't cause offence. There is quite a range of difficulty available in the settings so for example if you start on the 60s cars with full traction and stability its not so bad. Normally I start with all the assists off and am a happy cookie, but this time I rapidly found myself wrapped around trees, upside down, rolling the thing over, failing to finish the stage because I'd wrecked the car - basically a sorry mess - you get the picture. it took me several hours to get a single stage nailed down. I think it is very driveable with the controller, it just takes practice. I don't know about the keyboard, because I am no good with that.

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Yea due to his condition it's probably impossible for him to use a wheel, and even using a controller can be tricky for him. Luckily my disability doesn't stop me from using a wheel (although I have to tweak settings to allow for spasms) and I'm slower than I used to be. I think SJ might struggle with this, as it's a full blown rally sim and even for a RBR fan it's pretty tricky. I love the challenge though :) Right away I went for all assist off including banning OSD as that's how I played RBR, it can be frustrating when you mess the same corner up time and time again, but that just pushes me on to go faster and produce different lines. Sometimes it's good to head into a corner the wrong way (can seem scary) and then swinging it back around.

I think the reason I'm so comfortable is because I spent weeks doing the training on RBR which teaches you all the tiny things you need for rallying. Rallying is a lot more complicated than track racing, just staying on line and slowing to get around a corner isn't enough if you want to be fast. Think that's why I find it so fun, and Codemasters have nailed the physics.

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