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DiRT Rally Road Book - 14/08/15


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Original post https://www.dirtgame.com/uk/blog/4961

Another week passes and we’re another week closer our next World RX update featuring a collection of new cars, a new circuit and the ability to race online against your friends but we’ve got a load of work to do before that!

The biggest thing we’ve got going on at the moment is our Beta PVP testing; now we know what you’re thinking... Why are we beta testing something that is in Early Access? That’s because we want to make sure it works as well it can and our team of expert test drivers have been busy helping us buff out the dents and get us as ready as we can be. If you happen to be one of our test drivers thank you.

As ever I’ll now hand you over to DiRT’s Chief Game Designer Paul Coleman for an update from the studio.

Kick it with Kick_Up

The improvements we decided to make to our Finland stages are now well under way and I’m glad to say that they have made a significant improvement to the way the stages feel. It’s now way more important to listen to the calls and position the car accordingly if you want to maintain a decent pace while avoiding any massive moments. I also took to the D-Box again this week to get the rest of the Finland co driver calls recorded. They are now in the process of getting edited and placed in game.

We’ve been doing more PvP testing in the studio and we still have a fair amount to tidy up. The process has been made a lot easier by the fact that we have some of our DiRTy Gossipers helping us out every evening. We’ll be hitting it hard over the next week to try and get as much fixed as possible before we eventually set the pack live.

As for the AI boot camp... those guys are really starting to apply their knowledge now and the results are looking promising. They should be able to offer you a much better challenge in the next update but if you are one of those alien types then you’ll probably still give them a kicking.

Now and Then

A great thread popped up on the forums recently talking about the old Colin McRae and DiRT games with a few members sharing screenshots and their memories of our older games. VirtualIceman put together some great comparison shots that are so good we had to share them.

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View the full thread here...

FIA World Rallycross Championship

Stepping away from the game and into the real world for just a moment if you happened to miss last weekend’s round of ht FIA World Rallycross in Canada you can catch up with the highlights from the final here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0Nqj58YkU4

Tweet of the Week

So you know how some of you picked up on the fact the Subaru didn’t sound quite like a real one? Well that’s because we had some trouble tracking one down to record. Well guess what...

https://twitter.com/Ryan_Champion/status/632141816792543232

A huge thank you to Ryan Champion for the help and to everybody else from the world of rally who has helped digitally recreate these awesome machines.

Screenshot of the Week

A collection of DiRT Rally 4k goodness from @andressergiox

https://twitter.com/andressergiox/status/631625611677671425

Video of the Week

We loved this!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI4s0gGQIak   

Another week and another DiRT Rally Road Book under the belt, as ever we’ll be back next Friday (it’s our new regular slot) with more DiRTy Gossip.

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Looking good! Am I guessing a release straight before or straight after Hell? Have you decided if you'll be there yet, Lee? Short way from the airport to the track, @KickUp will have to work hard if he's to get another speeding fine from the Norwegian police ;)
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Cool! Good news on the Impreza sound sampling! More attention to detail is ALWAYS welcome on the cars to make them more unique. You already have a very good roster of cars. Keep working on the ones you have to make them even more authentic and special. One of my wishes is for a more dynamic cockpit with rattling components, lights and wipers that can be switched on and off, an engine restart routine rather than just holding the accelerator in neutral, etc. Helmet cam will certainly add to this immersion also, which I know is in the pipeline :)
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Tweet of the Week

So you know how some of you picked up on the fact the Subaru didn’t sound quite like a real one? Well that’s because we had some trouble tracking one down to record. Well guess what...

https://twitter.com/Ryan_Champion/status/632141816792543232

A huge thank you to Ryan Champion for the help and to everybody else from the world of rally who has helped digitally recreate these awesome machines.

Reading that just made my day!! Thank you very much Codies and Ryan! :smiley: 



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I can't find where to post this so here you go! Dirt Rally will not allow my driver to see straight ahead. It constantly and consistently shows me driving sideways down the tracks. My logitech controller/gamepad is fine in all other games except for Dirt 3 Complete Edition which displays the same characteristics. Is there any fix for this??? I've been racing with this logi pad for about 15 years with no trouble until I d/l the Dirt Rally and Dirt3 Complete Edition. I will ask for a refund on Dirt Rally asap unless I get some help here. Thanks!
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Flash68 said:
I can't find where to post this so here you go! Dirt Rally will not allow my driver to see straight ahead. It constantly and consistently shows me driving sideways down the tracks. My logitech controller/gamepad is fine in all other games except for Dirt 3 Complete Edition which displays the same characteristics. Is there any fix for this??? I've been racing with this logi pad for about 15 years with no trouble until I d/l the Dirt Rally and Dirt3 Complete Edition. I will ask for a refund on Dirt Rally asap unless I get some help here. Thanks!
Flash

Perhaps go to the technical assistance section, you can't have looked too hard if you didn't read the categories section of the forums.
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Flash68 said:
I can't find where to post this so here you go! Dirt Rally will not allow my driver to see straight ahead. It constantly and consistently shows me driving sideways down the tracks. My logitech controller/gamepad is fine in all other games except for Dirt 3 Complete Edition which displays the same characteristics. Is there any fix for this??? I've been racing with this logi pad for about 15 years with no trouble until I d/l the Dirt Rally and Dirt3 Complete Edition. I will ask for a refund on Dirt Rally asap unless I get some help here. Thanks!
Flash

Perhaps try and unbind the look around buttons on the pad? Might be worth a try
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