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Azoresst said:
@KickUp one more thing, what's the limit of stages per event on the freeplay mode?
I believe it's 12 stages per event and 12 events per championship. (Because it fitted nicely on the screen)

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so is the tarmac a lot better than dirt rally ? that was one of the achilles heels .

It felt much improved in November, and I believe it has been improved upon since then.
It has. Thanks to Kris, Petter and Oliver
awesome news. B)

                                                                                                                             

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KickUp said:
 so you can choose to buy a **** box that needs all its parts replacing or a totally rebuilt car ready to race (if you can find one). 

Shit box it is then.

Who doesn't love a challenge :)

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So the Mk2 is still on its current form - that's good!

@dgeesi0 going by whats been described by @KickUp as the main changes in physics, the tarmac should be loads better.  It was only on reading what was fixed, that you realise what was strange before

Another question:

D4 has clearly been worked on for a long time in the background now (the 6R4 recording was months ago!).  You introduced VAC to DiRT but didn't seem to set any criteria for it to operate.  Was VAC then intended for, & to be enforced in the new game?  (Very important for cross-network competition).

Do you plan a D4 physics pass for DiRT Rally (I assume you guys have tried it out) or are the original stages just wrong now?

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dgeesi0 said:
lol. :D   dem slow guys using work as a excuse ;)
Took an 8 month break & only one xboxer topped my world record :P

I really must do something about that....

;)

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KickUp said:
Azoresst said:
@KickUp one more thing, what's the limit of stages per event on the freeplay mode?
I believe it's 12 stages per event and 12 events per championship. (Because it fitted nicely on the screen)

Well on one of the gameplays posted, there was 6 event slots and 12 stages slots, for a moment I thought the "Mystery" location could mean something and not because "it fitted nicely on the screen". B)

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Busterbvi said:
KickUp said:
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@KickUp.  I would just like to underline Roger Davies's comments and thank you for being on here interacting with us late on a Saturday night and handling our queries in your own time, beyond the call of duty Sir ! and appreciated. I don't want to sound like a stuck record but I asked on here yesterday if we are finally going to get a period works Group 4 Escort RS1800 ? This iconic and much loved car rightly deserves its place in D4. 



@KickUp.  Nice to see you back here on a Sunday, great stuff !  I have posted twice over this weekend with a question on the Mk2 Escort, it appears you wont be drawn on it so one last try while your'e about, can you comment on giving us a Group 4 RS1800  in D4?


Sadly not
Sadly not, meaning cant comment or the RS1800 is not going to happen ?


A bit of both but let's just say it's very hard to convince people that we need another Mk2 Escort. 
@KickUp. Thanks for the reply, very disappointing. While I have got your attention, perhaps I can offer this as a case to convince people. You don't need another Mk 2, what you need is a proper works Mk2. The current in game Mk2 is a port over from the earlier series. It is modeled on a one off car the was built for Colin M by DJM Motorsport in 2004. Compared to the period Boreham and Sutton works RS1800's it is a Frankenstein hybrid with IRS, carbon fiber interior, plastic windows, hideous roof scoop, Millington engine, oversize wheels and all sorts of weird and wonderful mods, the only resemblance to the works cars is shape and name. In DR it was put in the 70's class where it does not belong. It is a one off car so belongs in the "Open Class" The only Mk2 that has a rightful place in the 70's or 80's class is a period Group 4 works RS1800 with a BDA on Webbers. It was driven by the greatest names in the golden years Rallying and Vatanen won the world championship in it in 1981.  It has to be the most Iconic, most successful and loved rally car of all time and still winning rallies around the world today. It is only right and proper that Codies pay tribute to its success and presence today by creating an accurate period model for D4. I understand why the current car is there, we corresponded on it privately in July last year. I do find it quite unbelievable that this has been overlooked and a proper RS1800 is not to be included in D4, instead we get trucks and buggies !!?? This car more than any other deserves a place in D4 to replace the awful current  Mk2 offering. Rant over, thanks for listening Paul.




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I really hope it will be good and even surpass DiRT Rally, but I'm a little tiny bit wary because there are no handcrafted rallystages and it seems like not a lot of locations - and since it's the big franchise title so not an offshoot like DiRT Rally (though I kinda doubt Codies would make the mistake of leaving DR audience out since DR was such a success).

Still I will follow every single lil' bit of news.

@KickUp Will we see more, or will we see less Group B cars on the rallystages than in DiRT Rally? We had 7 of them (counting RWD and AWD)

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@KickUp Thank you for being so transparent about these things! There are few devs who are as open about what is being changed/improved as you guys have been, and fewer still would have the guts to admit what things aren't going to make it into an upcoming game! You guys are really setting a model for community involvement and interaction, and you don't get nearly enough recognition for it.

Also:
KickUp said:
Part durability translates into our used car market, so you can choose to buy a **** box that needs all its parts replacing or a totally rebuilt car ready to race (if you can find one). 
Holy heck, when you said there'd be a career mode, I didn't think it went that deep! So you're actually making choices when buying a car now, instead of just checking it off on the list? Does the difficulty affect how much the cars cost or how easy it is to get nice ones (so higher difficulties mean you have to make compromises when buying)? 

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Ph4s3 said:
@KickUp Will Mitsubishi EVO IX be in the Dirt 4?

On the last page Paul said that the Evo X will make into the game, so I doubt that we will see the IX (at least for Rally), but lets wait for a confirmation.

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Azoresst said:
KickUp said:
Azoresst said:
@KickUp one more thing, what's the limit of stages per event on the freeplay mode?
I believe it's 12 stages per event and 12 events per championship. (Because it fitted nicely on the screen)

Well on one of the gameplays posted, there was 6 event slots and 12 stages slots, for a moment I thought the "Mystery" location could mean something and not because "it fitted nicely on the screen". B)
That's 6 location choices (including Mystery). When you set up your championship I believe you can choose up to 12 rounds. 

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Busterbvi said:
KickUp said:
Busterbvi said:
KickUp said:
Busterbvi said:
Busterbvi said:
@KickUp.  I would just like to underline Roger Davies's comments and thank you for being on here interacting with us late on a Saturday night and handling our queries in your own time, beyond the call of duty Sir ! and appreciated. I don't want to sound like a stuck record but I asked on here yesterday if we are finally going to get a period works Group 4 Escort RS1800 ? This iconic and much loved car rightly deserves its place in D4. 



@KickUp.  Nice to see you back here on a Sunday, great stuff !  I have posted twice over this weekend with a question on the Mk2 Escort, it appears you wont be drawn on it so one last try while your'e about, can you comment on giving us a Group 4 RS1800  in D4?


Sadly not
Sadly not, meaning cant comment or the RS1800 is not going to happen ?


A bit of both but let's just say it's very hard to convince people that we need another Mk2 Escort. 
@KickUp. Thanks for the reply, very disappointing. While I have got your attention, perhaps I can offer this as a case to convince people. You don't need another Mk 2, what you need is a proper works Mk2. The current in game Mk2 is a port over from the earlier series. It is modeled on a one off car the was built for Colin M by DJM Motorsport in 2004. Compared to the period Boreham and Sutton works RS1800's it is a Frankenstein hybrid with IRS, carbon fiber interior, plastic windows, hideous roof scoop, Millington engine, oversize wheels and all sorts of weird and wonderful mods, the only resemblance to the works cars is shape and name. In DR it was put in the 70's class where it does not belong. It is a one off car so belongs in the "Open Class" The only Mk2 that has a rightful place in the 70's or 80's class is a period Group 4 works RS1800 with a BDA on Webbers. It was driven by the greatest names in the golden years Rallying and Vatanen won the world championship in it in 1981.  It has to be the most Iconic, most successful and loved rally car of all time and still winning rallies around the world today. It is only right and proper that Codies pay tribute to its success and presence today by creating an accurate period model for D4. I understand why the current car is there, we corresponded on it privately in July last year. I do find it quite unbelievable that this has been overlooked and a proper RS1800 is not to be included in D4, instead we get trucks and buggies !!?? This car more than any other deserves a place in D4 to replace the awful current  Mk2 offering. Rant over, thanks for listening Paul.




I get it.  It's not me you need to convince though  :#

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I've got another question for @KickUp if he doesn't mind. 

How much tea was consumed by the team in the run up to the launch event as I imagine it was quite stressful times?

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bogani said:
Areyouben said:
How is damage repairs being handled this time? Still with a percentage bar where each % increment is a certain amount of time? Or will you have to replace certain unrepairable parts such as tires, as you wouldn't be able to repair a tire?
Can't give you a straight answer but I'm pretty sure the percentage system is gone. You will probably have to change parts or try to "quickfix" them with the risk of later failure. This is speculation upon whats been said and seen. I guess @Hatward can answer you if he feel like it ;)
It's quick fix, repair or replace. Not all parts can be replaced. The level of repair will determine the likelihood of that part failing later on. The time taken will depend on your crew. 

Part durability translates into our used car market, so you can choose to buy a **** box that needs all its parts replacing or a totally rebuilt car ready to race (if you can find one). 
Now THIS is pure gold ladies and gentlemen! Sounds epic!

I feel kinda bad for asking too many questions as you have better things to do, but have anything been done to gear changes? Some were way too slow in DR. H-shift with clutch was by far the fastest in many cars. I'd love to be able to shift as fast without clutch on cars with dogboxes.

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KickUp said:
Azoresst said:
KickUp said:
Azoresst said:
@KickUp one more thing, what's the limit of stages per event on the freeplay mode?
I believe it's 12 stages per event and 12 events per championship. (Because it fitted nicely on the screen)

Well on one of the gameplays posted, there was 6 event slots and 12 stages slots, for a moment I thought the "Mystery" location could mean something and not because "it fitted nicely on the screen". B)
That's 6 location choices (including Mystery). When you set up your championship I believe you can choose up to 12 rounds. 
The big question is, what is the Mystery location? A sixth one or a random one? :o

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I've got another question for @KickUp if he doesn't mind. 

How much tea was consumed by the team in the run up to the launch event as I imagine it was quite stressful times?
And did they have any kebab pizzas?

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KevM said:
So the Mk2 is still on its current form - that's good!

@dgeesi0 going by whats been described by @KickUp as the main changes in physics, the tarmac should be loads better.  It was only on reading what was fixed, that you realise what was strange before

Another question:

D4 has clearly been worked on for a long time in the background now (the 6R4 recording was months ago!).  You introduced VAC to DiRT but didn't seem to set any criteria for it to operate.  Was VAC then intended for, & to be enforced in the new game?  (Very important for cross-network competition).

Do you plan a D4 physics pass for DiRT Rally (I assume you guys have tried it out) or are the original stages just wrong now?
Long story but literally the week after we hooked up VAC, Steam changed the way we had to report to them and it totally screwed us over. 

We'll be running an even tighter ship on D4

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I've got another question for @KickUp if he doesn't mind. 

How much tea was consumed by the team in the run up to the launch event as I imagine it was quite stressful times?
Not enough

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bogani said:
KickUp said:
bogani said:
Areyouben said:
How is damage repairs being handled this time? Still with a percentage bar where each % increment is a certain amount of time? Or will you have to replace certain unrepairable parts such as tires, as you wouldn't be able to repair a tire?
Can't give you a straight answer but I'm pretty sure the percentage system is gone. You will probably have to change parts or try to "quickfix" them with the risk of later failure. This is speculation upon whats been said and seen. I guess @Hatward can answer you if he feel like it ;)
It's quick fix, repair or replace. Not all parts can be replaced. The level of repair will determine the likelihood of that part failing later on. The time taken will depend on your crew. 

Part durability translates into our used car market, so you can choose to buy a **** box that needs all its parts replacing or a totally rebuilt car ready to race (if you can find one). 
Now THIS is pure gold ladies and gentlemen! Sounds epic!

I feel kinda bad for asking too many questions as you have better things to do, but have anything been done to gear changes? Some were way too slow in DR. H-shift with clutch was by far the fastest in many cars. I'd love to be able to shift as fast without clutch on cars with dogboxes.
We'll be improving this

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Azoresst said:
KickUp said:
Azoresst said:
KickUp said:
Azoresst said:
@KickUp one more thing, what's the limit of stages per event on the freeplay mode?
I believe it's 12 stages per event and 12 events per championship. (Because it fitted nicely on the screen)

Well on one of the gameplays posted, there was 6 event slots and 12 stages slots, for a moment I thought the "Mystery" location could mean something and not because "it fitted nicely on the screen". B)
That's 6 location choices (including Mystery). When you set up your championship I believe you can choose up to 12 rounds. 
The big question is, what is the Mystery location? A sixth one or a random one? :o
Its 





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Mystery!!!!!

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This thread has turned into Paul's Q&A :D Incredible that he's willing to answer our questions even though it's weekend!

@KickUp since you confirmed that the Evo X R4 is going to be in DiRT 4, have you guys fixed the interior of it so it's LHD with proper Motec display etc.? Also, hopefully it will have proper torque curve and stuff like that so it doesn't rev something like 7500rpm :) In real life they change gears at around 5000-5500rpm.

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KickUp said:
That's 6 location choices (including Mystery). When you set up your championship I believe you can choose up to 12 rounds. 
 :o So Mystery is a unique location, not just a "random" option?

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KickUp said:
Azoresst said:
KickUp said:
Azoresst said:
KickUp said:
Azoresst said:
@KickUp one more thing, what's the limit of stages per event on the freeplay mode?
I believe it's 12 stages per event and 12 events per championship. (Because it fitted nicely on the screen)

Well on one of the gameplays posted, there was 6 event slots and 12 stages slots, for a moment I thought the "Mystery" location could mean something and not because "it fitted nicely on the screen". B)
That's 6 location choices (including Mystery). When you set up your championship I believe you can choose up to 12 rounds. 
The big question is, what is the Mystery location? A sixth one or a random one? :o
Its 





a





Mystery!!!!!
Is it a mystery?

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I'm pretty sure the "Mystery" option could be phrased in the following way: "Surprise Me". In other words, you won't know what's coming, but it will be one of the 5 locations available.

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