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Hey guys.

I just notices that Colin McRae Rally was just released on Steam!!!

I wonder if it will support my triple screens and motion simulator.

I am just downloading it now. I will let you know what I think.

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Hahahahaha. It supports triple screen. This is so cool.

I think they stole the cockpit view from Grid Autosport  :p


They also have a few other views



The menus are completely broken on triple screens (Any change on getting this fixed @justbiglee‌ ?)

Next to try my wheel

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Really struggling with the input configurator! Cant get it to register half of my G27 buttons, and most of the time when you double click to change an input it puts some random button instead of the one you pressed!

Also, is there a way to reset the buttons, see if that helps!

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I found that it is limited to the first 10 buttons on each controller.

I am also having trouble getting it going with my Fanatec Clubsport wheel and DSD pedals.

I think that with my pedals it will only work with combined axis or inverted axis because I get stuck in full thottle reverse.

I haven't been able to get the wheel to respond at all.

I can bind everything fine but it would work in game. Maybe add some toggles for non-inverted or combined axis.

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Amusingly I found the Steam port is DRM free; if you go into the SteamApps/Colin McRae Rally folder, you can run the game without firing up Steam first. Of course the Steam achievements won't work, but interesting to note that it works without Steam.

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Fun for the nostalgia, but the physics are much worse than they were in CMR 2. The car is almost glued to the road in the new version, and the car is very inconsequent when going up the gears.

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Car selection saddens me. No 206, Corolla or Cordoba? :(

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if i am not wrong this is Colin Mc Rae 2 , why isn't called like that? Lovely game since ps1 period , it was released 2000 about.. 
New Grid game , new f1 game was announced for 2014 today , the remake of colin mac rae 2 on steam , but where is a new Dirt ( or colin mac rae) game?? This is what we expect more... :|

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I wish they could of kept the cockpit view from Colin McRae 2. I recorded a video of CMR 2 a few months ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOdzwJZWjLg

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Avenga76 said:

I wish they could of kept the cockpit view from Colin McRae 2. I recorded a video of CMR 2 a few months ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOdzwJZWjLg

yeah i agree , the cockpit in remake is too blurry and dark and not detailed like in grid autosport.. also the physicks are better in originla game.. Come on codies we want the new DIRT game (which it must be like old colin mac rae games , focused on pure rally!)  with next-gen graphic's engine ! :s

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yeah i agree , the cockpit in remake is too blurry and dark and not detailed like in grid autosport.. also the physicks are better in originla game.. Come on codies we want the new DIRT game (which it must be like old colin mac rae games , focused on pure rally!)  with next-gen graphic's engine ! :s

Yeah, having played CMR2 and the physics are much better in the original.

When I replayed the original I remembered the tracks straight away, even though I hadn't played it for a decade. With the new graphics in this version I only remember parts of the tracks.

I don't think this would have taken much time away from the development of the next DiRT game because it is just a port from the mobile version using the Unity engine. How I like to think of it is that it is fundraising for the next DiRT game  :D

In terms of next gen graphics, it looks highly unlikely with the announcement of F1 2014 this week. That is still going to be on current gen so it looks likely they will stick with the EGO engine for the next DiRT game. I could be wrong, maybe they are holding off DiRT for a new engine for next gen. That would be awesome but who knows.

My only hope is that they don't do the same blurry cockpit etc for the next DiRT. The fact that it is taking a while to come out is a good thing for me. I would rather they take their time and bring out a really awesome DiRT game, rather than rushing it like they did with DiRT Showdown.

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Very great news, but i will be glad if on MS Marketplace can to buy... (i'm not play on PC (fundamentally), but have original CMR2.0 from CM&Buka)

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Avenga76 said:

I wish they could of kept the cockpit view from Colin McRae 2. I recorded a video of CMR 2 a few months ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOdzwJZWjLg

yeah i agree , the cockpit in remake is too blurry and dark and not detailed like in grid autosport.. also the physicks are better in originla game.. Come on codies we want the new DIRT game (which it must be like old colin mac rae games , focused on pure rally!)  with next-gen graphic's engine ! :s

With a mk 1 and mk 2 which was in Dirt 3. Don't want it to be like Dirt Showdown. As a huge rally fan I found Showdown absolutely dreadful, with things such as a demolition derby,  

Maybe even have it contain a tribute mode to McRae where you basically follow his path through rallying (eg start in the BRC and work you're way through to WRC. 

Just a thought.

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The Steam page on this is just a crap tonne of lies and bull.


First off, it says it's based off Colin McRae Rally 2.0. No, it's based off of a mobile game.

Secondly, if it's based off Colin McRae Rally 2.0, surely it should have all the cars from the game? Nope, it has less.

Thirdly, the last paragraph in this picture is just  all  f*** bull.

"With the critically acclaimed Colin McRae Rally handling" What f**** handling?! The car is glued to the road!

"damage and physics model" The damage is just stages of how broken the car is, for example you can hit a sign in front of you and your back god damn window will break. Also, the car still runs perfectly no matter how fucked up it is. And as for the physics? Jesus christ..

And NOWHERE on it does it say it's a f**** mobile port. Nowhere.



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Nerd³'s Hell...  Colin McRae Rally: http://youtu.be/1MdFa4R6_hk

Although Nerd³ is by no means the go to person for racing game reviews, he seems less than pleased with the game, and I kind of agree with him to be honest


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Well, I think Codemasters has lost the chance to make the fans really happy by not making a real HD remake of Colin McRae 2.0. I know that porting a game made with Unity 3D engine to other platforms is not too difficult, but I think this game should remain only  in the mobile app stores. Its release on Steam seems to me only a stupid way to make money, without passion or love for rally and the fans.

However, I'm playing it free thanks to @justbiglee‌ and his Steam key giveaway on reddit.

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doyley101 said:

Nerd³'s Hell...  Colin McRae Rally: http://youtu.be/1MdFa4R6_hk

Although Nerd³ is by no means the go to person for racing game reviews, he seems less than pleased with the game, and I kind of agree with him to be honest


Nerd³ stuff is pretty funny and he is not wrong. It is a shame they don't say it is a mobile port in Steam. Saying it is based on Colin McRae Rally 2.0 is like saying it is the "Made for TV" Mini-series based on the movie based on the book.

I see you got quoted in that video @justbiglee‌ 

I didn't even know there was a give away.

I might just play it until I get to the Rally of Finland so I can compare it to my recent CMR 2 video. EDIT: oh wait, I can't! they didn't include the Rally of Finland! Let me reword my first analogy a little bit "Saying it is based on Colin McRae Rally 2.0 is like saying it is the FIRST EPISODE of the "Made for TV" Mini-series based on the movie based on the book."

Missing half the cars, half the tracks and the detailed cockpit is a real shame. There is only Australia, Corsica and Greece. It missing more that half the tracks (Kenya, Finland, United Kingdom, Sweden, Japan and Italy) which were probably my favourite stages. Plus they got rid of the Group B and Mk2 Escort which were my favourite cars.

 


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Was Ok on iPhone... totally not worth a purchase for PC.  If it had the full content from CMR 2.0, than maybe it'd be worth it.

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Hey guys I've raised the issue with the description on Steam, we're sorry people feel mislead but I can assure you it wasn't our intention. I've raised it with the right people, I'd change it myself if I could but it's not my call.

What would you guys want the description to say, I wan't to make sure we get it right.

Also @Ariche2‌ I've edited out the swear words in your post, I get you're mad but please keep it clean on the forums.

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Think it's quite good for giggles with a 360 pad considering it's a phone port.

Sure, CM 2.0 with HD graphics and all the original content would be cool but I don't think this port is all that bad more just a little light on content.

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Just to get back to you on the store description I just posted this to on Gaf and thought I should let you know

We've updated the store description to make it clearer what it is players are buying. Wasn't our intention to mislead anybody, the change should be live in the first paragraph and now reads (new bit highlighted in italics)

"From the developers of the multi-million selling franchise and based on content from the 90% Metacritic rated Colin McRae Rally 2.0, Colin McRae Rally for Windows PC features all the tracks and cars from last years top selling mobile title with THIRTY amazing rally stages with a combined distance of over 130km. Go flat out through the dirt and the dust of the Australian outback, take on dramatic climbs through the mountains of Greece and get sideways on the tight and twisty roads of Corsica."

Let me know what you think

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Sadly, this shouldn't even be on sale..  As I mentioned on the Steam store page it's a blatant cash grab, playing on the nostalgia of CM 2.0.

There is not one redeeming factor with this release.  Disgusted in Codemasters.

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@justbiglee‌ I would say make it clear that it is a mobile port and not a full HD PC remaster of the original .

With the critically acclaimed Colin McRae Rally handling, damage and physics model under the hood

This line I have a real issue with. It doesn't have the handling, damage or physics model of the original. I have played both recently and they handle very differently. The damage is nowhere near the level of CMR 2.0, in CMR 2.0 if you damaged you gearbox would would drop gears, I remember limping home on one rally with only 5th gear! In the new remake I haven't seen any real impact on car performance other then a screeching noise and visual damage.

In the original you had so much more you had to repair. I think in the remake you have like 4 things you can repair and the original had 11. And if you didn't repair stuff or you got it severely damaged then you would have mechanical failures, like the electrics stopping and the lights cutting out, gearboxes dropping gears, diffs breaking and losing 4WD.

This is what made the original so cool. I remember another time I was doing a night rally and my lights cut out halfway through the rally. It freaked the crap out of me and it was the only game of it's time that had that, even modern games don't do that. So it say that the new CMR shares the same damage model is a bit disingenuous. 

And some of the other wording just sounds a bit misleading. I know it is just hype talk but it does give you the wrong idea (It did for me at least)

Colin McRae Rally, the ultimate off-road racing game experience, returns to PC

This line does make it sound like it is the original experience that is returning to PC. It isn't really, It is a mobile version coming to the PC for the first time. I would say the original was "the ultimate off-road racing game experience" for it's time but this version does not give you that same experience because of the reduced physics, damage and other complexity.

I know it does say there is only three stages and only four cars but maybe make it more clear that it is a limited experience that you are getting and not the full content of CMR 2.0

When I brought the game I did think it was an HD remaster of the original because I didn't know about the mobile version. I am not disappointed because I support the whole CMR/DiRT cause and it is fun for a bit but I have the original on my laptop which is much better than this version because it has the full cockpit, all the cars, damage, physics plus all the stages I like.

It think the problem lies in that there is different expectation between a mobile HD remaster and a PC HD remaster. On a mobile it is acceptable to have a stripped down version because of size constraints etc but for the PC the expectation is that it has the same content and characteristics of the PC version as size is not a limiting factor. I think people need to be aware that this is a mobile port so they know to set their expectations to that of a mobile game, not a PC game. Look at the Abe's Oddysee remake that has just launched on the PS4, that has all the content of the original plus improvements and it looks gorgeous. 

I hope the rewording is enough to help and that the damage hasn't already been done. From what I have been hearing public opinion about the game is pretty bad. I check the Steam store page and under the "More like this" section you have Air Control, Dues Ex: The Fall and Guise Of the Wolf. Which are three games that are known as the worst games ever on steam. So to be lumped in with them is not a good thing.

I hope this has been helpful. I am still going to work my way through the rest of the rallies until I get the Lancia Stratos.


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Just to get back to you on the store description I just posted this to on Gaf and thought I should let you know

We've updated the store description to make it clearer what it is players are buying. Wasn't our intention to mislead anybody, the change should be live in the first paragraph and now reads (new bit highlighted in italics)

"From the developers of the multi-million selling franchise and based on content from the 90% Metacritic rated Colin McRae Rally 2.0, Colin McRae Rally for Windows PC features all the tracks and cars from last years top selling mobile title with THIRTY amazing rally stages with a combined distance of over 130km. Go flat out through the dirt and the dust of the Australian outback, take on dramatic climbs through the mountains of Greece and get sideways on the tight and twisty roads of Corsica."

Let me know what you think

I don't know if that is enough because it only addresses the lack of content and not the other issues I outlined in my last post like the simplified handling and damage, no pre-rally car setups etc. It is a good start.

I think that instead of saying that CMR is returning to PC you should say that last years top selling mobile title is coming to PC. To me there is a big difference. When I think CMR is returning to PC then I expect all the other stuff like handling, damage and car customization which is missing from this version and your new changes to the description do not change this expectation. The new description makes me think I will still be getting the original PC CMR experience but with less tracks and cars but this isn't the case. Saying a PC game is returning makes it sound like it is that same game that is returning as a remastered version of the original PC game, in this case it is a new mobile game which is coming to PC.

 

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