Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Why real life stages have fake names in Dirt Rally 2?

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

Today Rally Poland had ended. Some stages are in game but with fake names.

Why we have in game Łęczna County instead of Mrągowo County? Łęczna County really exists but it is completly different place.

Why we have Zaróbka instead of Użranki, Kopina instead of Baranowo? Lack of license? But what is licensed, town name?

Below is end of Kopina stage comparision with real life (Baranowo town in Mrągowo County).

Here is source of rl screenshot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBQAIGt8Feg

Here is map from today Rally Poland stage 12 - it will be the same as reverse version of Zaróbka (don't remember name) if you go straight through Użranki instead of going around through Kosewo: https://rally-poland-maps.topracing.pl/uzranki/

 

kopina_rl.jpg

kopina_rl.bmp

Edited by Fanatyk91

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Short answer: Licensing.

Longer answer: The WRC Promoter reserves rights to certain stage names. You may not be able to copyright real roads but you can copyright a stage name, particularly one of iconic relevance in the sport. Therefore, to avoid complications, Codemasters typically chooses names of areas in the vicinity of those roads. This isn't always the case though as sometimes they have to go pretty far or create a plausible sounding name.

  • Agree 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Also, aren't the stages not 1:1 real locations? IIRC they were kind of like bits and pieces from real locations stitched together with some hand-crafted stuff in between. But IDK, maybe someone matched up the entire things with GPS?

Edited by ShodanCat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Even the closest 1:1 stages aren't true 1:1 WRC stages because of legal issues. It all comes down to lawyer vs lawyer in the end, and CM doesn't want to deal with the legal headache.

It is 100x easier to rename the same "stage" and chop off 500m from each side, than fight the legal battle to get the official WRC stage + name in the game.

  • Agree 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/30/2019 at 10:59 PM, warpengage said:

Short answer: Licensing.

Best answer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×