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As much as this situation sucks, I've been taking advantage of the RaceNet down time to finish upgrading 7 more cars, out of the entire 46!! The miles need grinding, so, why not?? Was at 9 cars this morning, just shut it down , needed a break. Thus far, having done a dozen or more events with the Super Rally Cross cars, I can honestly say that the FFB isn't "cutting it"! With steering linearity set at 55%, the only time I get solid feedback through the wheel, is if I have a flat tire, or if I drive through the sand traps on purpose!!

I wasn't getting the slightest feedback from the wheel during hard turns and should have that tire scrubbing/fighting to get traction feeling? Again, like I said, driving off the track, I'd feel something, otherwise it's not so great! My original and ongoing gripe, is the complete lack of any feel coming off the back end!! When I get back at it, I'm going to go up too 60% linearity and see what that gives me???? :/

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Still no fix? Guess I won't be able to complete my monthly or weekly events.. hope they give us an extension on the current events or at least give the players who started the credits from the events.
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As much as this situation sucks, I've been taking advantage of the RaceNet down time to finish upgrading 7 more cars, out of the entire 46!! The miles need grinding, so, why not?? Was at 9 cars this morning, just shut it down , needed a break. Thus far, having done a dozen or more events with the Super Rally Cross cars, I can honestly say that the FFB isn't "cutting it"! With steering linearity set at 55%, the only time I get solid feedback through the wheel, is if I have a flat tire, or if I drive through the sand traps on purpose!!

I wasn't getting the slightest feedback from the wheel during hard turns and should have that tire scrubbing/fighting to get traction feeling? Again, like I said, driving off the track, I'd feel something, otherwise it's not so great! My original and ongoing gripe, is the complete lack of any feel coming off the back end!! When I get back at it, I'm going to go up too 60% linearity and see what that gives me???? :/

Cheers,
My bad!!! My statement about steering linearity should read "Wheel Friction", instead! I've been cranking wheel friction up by 5% increments and am currently at 70%. I think I'm starting to get somewhere with this, bearing in mind that, this is all subjective and up to every individuals preferrences. Need to keep going up, all the way too 100% if I have to, but it's been a long day and I have to call it a night.

Cheers all,
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jinCHEZ said:
Did anyone actually already caught an explanation or anything? I guess they don't work in the weekends, but at least have some kind of maintenance on this right?
You can be sure Codemasters has crews working on this round the clock!! They can't afford to be taking time off, with all the current issues going on. They are hearing it from us, the paying customers and no doubt in my mind, they are hearing/feeling the heat from Sony as well.

Cheers,
What a load of crap! If they were all furiously working to fix it, they would acknowledge the issue here, on their own forums! Radio silence = no attention being paid and no work being done. Either that or they're just too lazy and ignorant. 
You are entitled to your opinions bud_e, but my statements are anything but a load of crap, as you put it!!!! I remember very well during the disaster with Drive Club, that we were left in the dark, no updates, total silence!! It's just the way it is! Sony is the one calling all or most of the shot's with these dev's!!!! Do you have first had knowledge of the behind the scene's goings on to back your claim?? If so, please do provide it.........................
Okay, let's look at some facts.
When the patch broke all Thrustmaster support, they came on here and told us they were aware of the problem and were working on a fix. So far they have said nothing. That kind of points to them not working hard to fix it. I guess we might hear from them this morning when they all go back to work!
And as for your claim that Sony are calling the shot on this, that's laughable. No platform can connect toe Racenet service, and the events page on the Codemasters page doesn't work either so it's 100% a Codemasters issue. 
Stop being a fan boy and accept that this is a Codemasters issue with their own servers, and they should have done something over the weekend, and kept us informed, especially after the Thrustmaster fiasco.
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Pepe55 said:
Pepe55 said:
jinCHEZ said:
Did anyone actually already caught an explanation or anything? I guess they don't work in the weekends, but at least have some kind of maintenance on this right?
You can be sure Codemasters has crews working on this round the clock!! They can't afford to be taking time off, with all the current issues going on. They are hearing it from us, the paying customers and no doubt in my mind, they are hearing/feeling the heat from Sony as well.

Cheers,
What a load of crap! If they were all furiously working to fix it, they would acknowledge the issue here, on their own forums! Radio silence = no attention being paid and no work being done. Either that or they're just too lazy and ignorant. 
You are entitled to your opinions bud_e, but my statements are anything but a load of crap, as you put it!!!! I remember very well during the disaster with Drive Club, that we were left in the dark, no updates, total silence!! It's just the way it is! Sony is the one calling all or most of the shot's with these dev's!!!! Do you have first had knowledge of the behind the scene's goings on to back your claim?? If so, please do provide it.........................
Okay, let's look at some facts.
When the patch broke all Thrustmaster support, they came on here and told us they were aware of the problem and were working on a fix. So far they have said nothing. That kind of points to them not working hard to fix it. I guess we might hear from them this morning when they all go back to work!
And as for your claim that Sony are calling the shot on this, that's laughable. No platform can connect toe Racenet service, and the events page on the Codemasters page doesn't work either so it's 100% a Codemasters issue. 
Stop being a fan boy and accept that this is a Codemasters issue with their own servers, and they should have done something over the weekend, and kept us informed, especially after the Thrustmaster fiasco.
Sure, let's look at the facts. These Dev's don't exist without console makers willing to market these games, be it Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and all! Sony has capital investments into these new highend games, and don't much like it when a title is full of bug's! Your claim that they aren't trying hard to fix it, is pure baseless, factless speculation and assumptions on you're part!! As the saying goes, one that chooses to assume things, will always end up looking like an @ss once they have the real fact's! "Fact's" not assumptions, will get you places.

 Again, back to former Evolution Studio's and Drive club. Several launch delays and when it did come out, it was a major disaster!! All the while us paying customers like to be updated and we wouldn't hear shit for weeks or even month's. For that, I recall very well the forum members were apoplectic, being left in the dark!! This current situation is frustrating, but surely not the end of the world. It's only been out just shy of 3 month's and seems to only involve owners of Thrustmaster Hardware. I'm confident they'll get it figured out, but this codie stuff is complex, period!!! Just like you can't spit out a fully qualified Doctor for seven years, this coding biz can be relatively simple with one problem and hair pulling/cussing aggravation when another bug show's up!! Deal  with it. It is what it is!!

Project Cars was delayed twice that I can recall, not wanting to have the same debacle
 Drive Club was! Even this Tile was delayed once that I know of!!!! If these dev's keep on releasing titles full of bug's, requiring patch after patch until it's working as it should, we are not getting a full version game, fully tested and ready for prime time to the general public! It's only common scence that this sort of thing doesn't sit well with the console makers. 

Also, I wasn't suggesting Sony was calling the shot's because of the Racenet problem, yet they are the ones commissioning these Dev Studio's to create these titles for their hardware and have a vested interest in staying apprised of what if happening when these bug's occur. Studio's keep having nothing but problems after release will eventually catch up with them and console makers would cut ties with them and look else where!

Your probably the fan boy that insist's on spouting off about things you  aren't even privy too? I base my honest opinions on common scence and plenty of life experiences, not speculation! You can moan about CM not releasing any info until the cow's come how, as I doubt very much that they care about your obvious scence of entitlement and highly misguided thought process.

Nuff said. We agree to disagee. That's life.

Cheers,
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Been trying to connect to race net and i keeps telling me it can't connect. Had the game about a month now and Ive only been able to connect half dozen times, getting sick of racing with AI's ...  Is there an update on this fix or have i wasted my money ... ummm Is it racenet or steam causing this problem ? ..... (PC version)
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P1ss poor effort from codemasters with no reply. I buy your product and once you have my coin you dont want anything to do with my problem, The problem is steam is getting to big to fast and there out dated server they use are causing this no connection error i get all the time, Steam wanting to control the gaming world with out dated equipment, P1ss poor effort from codemasters and steam, ... So how do i get a refund now ?

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Alright, here's a few things.

1) This isn't a steam error, error messages have to be 'programmed' as well.

2) This isn't a generic message forum for individuals who need tech support, it's an old thread for a widespread issue that used to exist.

3) This is not the place to submit a technical ticket you're having with the game, contact Codemasters support for that.


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When I click on Leagues (on a PC), I get the message please register/sign-up to RaceNet, even though I've already registered and logged in...it gets stuck on the 'login information update' webpage and I can't get past, so I can't use any League based stuff...help!!
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When I click on Leagues (on a PC), I get the message please register/sign-up to RaceNet, even though I've already registered and logged in...it gets stuck on the 'login information update' webpage and I can't get past, so I can't use any League based stuff...help!!

Same exact issues here... Please fix CM.
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Since the day that I bought the game I can't log in RaceNet, therefore can't use "Leagues" and other features. 
Few days ago I started playing again and still wasn't able to log in, getting the same "Connection Failed   The RaceNet service is not available. Please try again later." I remember trying to delete the game to install it again and other things, but nothing helps. Running the latest version on PS4. I thought that this would have been fixed by now since I haven't played in more than two months. 
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Since the day that I bought the game I can't log in RaceNet, therefore can't use "Leagues" and other features. 
Few days ago I started playing again and still wasn't able to log in, getting the same "Connection Failed   The RaceNet service is not available. Please try again later." I remember trying to delete the game to install it again and other things, but nothing helps. Running the latest version on PS4. I thought that this would have been fixed by now since I haven't played in more than two months. 
There is nothing wrong with the game as I log in every day on my ps4 so something else must be causing your problem?
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NapsterBG said:
Since the day that I bought the game I can't log in RaceNet, therefore can't use "Leagues" and other features. 
Few days ago I started playing again and still wasn't able to log in, getting the same "Connection Failed   The RaceNet service is not available. Please try again later." I remember trying to delete the game to install it again and other things, but nothing helps. Running the latest version on PS4. I thought that this would have been fixed by now since I haven't played in more than two months. 
There is nothing wrong with the game as I log in every day on my ps4 so something else must be causing your problem?
I guess it works differently for everyone. I am certain that it's the game's fault. I tried using different ISP (I have two at home), the console is up to date and all, and I have no issues with any other games. I can even see world and friends leaderboards after a stage. Only RaceNet doesn't work, and I would be happy if anyone has any suggestions.
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When you start the game do you see the "connecting to racenet" notice come up on your screen? Only thing I could suggest is put your save game file onto a USB stick or cloud storage then delete the save game file from the ps4 and start the game from scratch as a new user and see if it connects?
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Yes, after starting the game it will connect to racenet, But when i go into leagues it its only connects now and then and if i do connect after a few minutes it give me a connection error ... Iam a PC gamer only and I have noticed they this cross platform gaming is a pain in the ass with PC users, Console players are destroying it for the PC uses, Buy a real gaming machine, buy a PC
How the &^$% are you suppose to run and event when this shit keeps happening, Piss poor effort for not upgrading your server to handle the connection dirt rally or it it steam causing this
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Yes, after starting the game it will connect to racenet, But when i go into leagues it its only connects now and then and if i do connect after a few minutes it give me a connection error ... Iam a PC gamer only and I have noticed they this cross platform gaming is a pain in the ass with PC users, Console players are destroying it for the PC uses, Buy a real gaming machine, buy a PC
How the &^$% are you suppose to run and event when this **** keeps happening, **** poor effort for not upgrading your server to handle the connection dirt rally or it it steam causing this
I've the same problem than you, and I agree 100% with you... Console have destroyed the game...
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CODEMASTERS !!!! ... ANSWER THESE BLOODY POST AND STOP PISSING PEOPLE OFF, THIS WILL THE LAST TIME I BUY A GAME FROM CODEMASTERS EVER AGAIN ... HOW DO I GET A REFUND NOW THAT YOU REFUSE TO ANSWER OF FIX THE PROBLEM .... I WANT AN ANSWER NOW, POSTED THIS PROBLEM ON CODEMASTERS FACEBOOK PAGE ASWELL AND STILL NOTHING , P155 P00R EFFORT CODEMASTERS !!!
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THIS IS NOT A SUPPORT POST - IT IS ALSO NOT A CURRENT POST.

THIS IS FOR A PROBLEM THAT HAPPENED FOR EVERYONE A YEAR AGO.  CONTACT CM SUPPORT INSTEAD.
1.  The forum says, Can't connect to RaceNet? *POST HERE!* ...  So i did, You have a problem with that F2CMaDMaXX ?
2.  This is a current issue and people are still having the same problem and its still not fixed, I dont care if its 11 months old, the problem is still there. The forum says, Can't connect to RaceNet? *POST HERE! (Post started on September 2015 and its still concurrent & problem is still not fixed)
3.  Contacted Codemaster support and there no help from them thats why iam posting everywhere to get there attention or my money back
4.  I paid for the game, I have every right to post here. Do you have a problem with that too F2CMaDMaXX ?

Free Advice ...
1.  Cross platform gaming is causing gaming problems within the community, buy a real gaming machine, buy a PC
2.  Racenet servers need to be upgraded as they cant handle the connections with cross platform gaming, Upgrade you servers and data speeds and maybe you wont get this "bottleneck" affect when it hits your server, thats why we cant connect


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Just what exactly would your reaction be if i answered "yes" to your odd questions?

Anyway, what i was trying to explain was that this was a major outage type issue, the problem affected a lot of users.

The problem you're having is not a service issue, why don't you start with posting some details about it, platform, geographical location, when it happens/what you do when it does?

Nobody wants unsolicited advice, free or otherwise.
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Just what exactly would your reaction be if i answered "yes" to your odd questions?

Anyway, what i was trying to explain was that this was a major outage type issue, the problem affected a lot of users.

The problem you're having is not a service issue, why don't you start with posting some details about it, platform, geographical location, when it happens/what you do when it does?

Nobody wants unsolicited advice, free or otherwise.
info:
1.  Iam a PC technician
2. Intel i5 - W7 - nVidia GTX 580 / 2gb - 10GB memory - PC tweeked for gaming ( only having issues with cross platform games all other games work fine except "Warthunder" its a crossplatform game too and its doing the same thing but its not as bad as dirt rally)
3. In Australia, ADSL2+
4. Happens all the time, sometimes I can get a few stages in before it disconnects me, When it happens i get a message "Cannot connect to racenet, try again later" thats when the keyboard almost go's throught the windows while iam thinking, why did i waste my money on this shit.
5. To top it off, I didnt want to get into right now , but its not saving my progress and it wont let me move on to the Masters stage, its stuck at elite for the last 3 weeks, i have brought this same car 5 times now. I know i have wasted $65 on this crap and its the last time i will but a game from codemasters. You can think what yous want, I didnt pay $65.00  to play games offline,  I expect it to work online but that not happening either and they wont fix the problem..
6. As for Nobody wants unsolicited advice, free or otherwise ... Dont ever knock back free advice, plus who made you Codemaster police ?
madwak said:
And just for further info, my ps4 connects to racenet and plays Dirt everyday with no problems.
Yep i hear ya m8, But try playing it on a PC ... This is what happens when you cross platform games and this happens all the time in "Warthunder" which is a crossed platform game too. Funny thing is i have alot of stand alone games and i dont get this problem, Its only these cross platform games causing the issue and its either steam or Codemasters. I put money on it that Codemasters cant handle the connections with cross platform gaming with consoles / PC, This is causing a bottleneck at the "racenet server", If its over loaded then it wont let you connect. If its not Codemasters or steam then i would test the "nodes and hops" from my pc by doing a tracert, but i dont know there racenet server IP


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Ugh, alright, thanks for the relevant info, i'm reasonably certain i know what the problem is (outside of being in Aus)

Before i start, i need to say that i don't think cross platform gaming means what you think it means, at least, you keep calling this and Warthunder, cross platform games, only WT is, and only since last year.
DR is available on multi platforms, but neither the gameplay, nor the scoreboards are shared across platforms.

Anyway, the info about your single player is what tipped me off with this, you will need to do the following to fix all those issues:

1) Go find your DR install directory, delete all files and folders inside it (not a game uninstall) 
2) Tell steam to validate the cache.


Doing 2 without 1 will not fix this, neither will uninstalling & reinstalling.  Let us know how you get on.
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4.  I paid for the game, I have every right to post here. Do you have a problem with that too F2CMaDMaXX ?

Free Advice ...
Read the rules. You have every right to post here, until you start being insulting to other members, then I have every right to ban you.

You don't want forum members to reply to you? Don't post on a forum
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POST AWAY PEOPLE, BUT REMEMBER I HAVE A SAY TOO ...  If you want to banned me that fine mate lol,  No sleep lost here just $65 ive paid for the game, but I have every right to post here like you say, Taking my money and running is not going to happen codemasters, i brought there product and if it dose not work then i will post it here where its says,  Can't connect to RaceNet? *POST HERE! ?????????????????????????????????
Banning people wont fix the probllem m8, Just make it worse buy hiding it , If codemasters owns this forum then  tell them to reply to me with an answer or fix, If they dont own it let me know so i can contact the real game developers, not a fake one.  If they dont fix it then that will be the last time i buy anything for codemasters, in fact they can refund me my purchase if that the case, They released a game they dont support and its full of bugs.

PS:  Also. that 13 behind my name is not my age it my lucky number Just incase you think iam a noob, Iam 46


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1) Go find your DR install directory, delete all files and folders inside it (not a game uninstall) 
2) Tell steam to validate the cache.
Doing 2 without 1 will not fix this, neither will uninstalling & reinstalling.  Let us know how you get on.

Tryed this too a still not luck ... Was not happy downloading   38.9GB ...  I give up, Last time i will buy anything from codemasters, Rob me of $65
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The reason why you are getting no progress saved in the championship and seemingly randomly kicked in anything online event related, is because the game is finding/seeing files that it does not like (error checking/"cheat" detection of files deemed not editable).

This also includes extra files and folders, for example, a renamed folder, or copied original file that is renamed, .old or whatever, it doesn't matter, it will give you this problem.

Sucks to be on a metered connection, i don't wish that on anyone.  Anyway, i've given you the technical reason, it's going to be up to you to fix this one now.
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I still can't connect :neutral: 
Still enjoy it do :smile:
Yeah CarlosSimões,  Ive been trying for the last few months , Ive done 2  full reinstalls (Downloaded 39GB x 2) of game etc and it still wont connect to racenet, It sometimes connects for about 2 minutes and takes me to the leagues/events online but as soon as i click race, it disconnect from racenet servers, As you would have seen in above post ive tryed to find out the problem and all i can put it down to is "crossplate form gaming" as i have this same problem in my other cross plate form game called (Warthunder). Codemasters cant even patch or fix the " Can't connect to RaceNet" issue that has been a problem since the day it was released. Ive wasted weeks trying to solve the problem but when its a codemasters problem, i cant do anything but keep busting there balls for a fix as they ripped me for $65 at the moment for a game that only works offline. Ive contacted Codermaster support and they dont have a fix, Everyone keeps telling me to reinstall game, Done that twice and its still the same ... Stupid cross plate form gaming .
FYI ... Iam a PC technician and i love my gaming and if anyone can get a game going it would be me, Cant do anything when its codemaster racenet that is the issue, Iam thinking that there racenet server are overloaded with data coming from all PC and consoles gamers to a server causing a bottleneck at there racenet servers and in turn dropping connections, Hence .... Cant connect to racenet, please try again later error, I bet a months wages on it, thats the problem right there but they dont want to admit it.


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Will you knock it off with the "crossplate form gaming" stuff, you should know it's not that, and if you're having the same problem with another game, don't you think there's a common theme running here?

Like i said before, if you're not gaining single player progress, it's because there is a file that the game is seeing that it doesn't want to see, you're the technician, work it out from there.
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Will you knock it off with the "crossplate form gaming" stuff, you should know it's not that, and if you're having the same problem with another game, don't you think there's a common theme running here?

Like i said before, if you're not gaining single player progress, it's because there is a file that the game is seeing that it doesn't want to see, you're the technician, work it out from there.
Indeed.
It occured to me once or two, I've had to mess up with the steam's appdata profile.

If you've reinstalled the game without doing that you could as well not do anything. I've fixed it without doing anything with the game files itself. @F2CMaDMaXX
was really an exception where he was looking for a solution throught half(?) of the early access stage and ended up with removing literally everything related to DiRT until it was true that the Steam reinstaller is worth ***BEEEP***.
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F2CMadMaXX ... You need to stop telling people to reinstall the game to fix it if it dont connect to race net. I have reinstalled downloaded 39.5GB  twice and iam still having the same problem so that is not the fix for this. I have read almost all your post and from what i can make from them is when you had the same problem, you where adding extra files like a "skinpack etc" to the install, Thats how you know about the extra files and telling me to delete them because you kept doing that untill you worked it out that it was these files that was causing the issue and you mention it in your post. I have a fresh install with no files added  (I DONT ADD ANY FILES ETC BTW) and it still wont play fair.. So your fix to download and reinstall the games is not the fix for everyone, You tell me why there are so many people having the same issue, what your answer for that, why is it happening in the first place on fresh installs ??? .... BELOW IS A TRACRT FROM MY PC TO  "racenet.codemasters.com " As you can see there are 4 dead nodes, so the reason it cant connect to racenet is because of these nodes and reinstalling wont fix the problem ... SOLVED !!! Codemaster has a piss poor gaming network, How do you connect to racenet when there are nodes down,

C:\Users\T3ZZA_I5>tracert racenet.codemasters.com

Tracing route to racenet.codemasters.com [94.75.196.203]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1     1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  192.168.1.1
  2    37 ms    36 ms    37 ms  sydnmtc-lns12.syd.nsw.m2core.net.au [122.148.3.190]
  3    38 ms    38 ms    38 ms  be2-v547-bsr02-sydnmtc.syd.nsw.m2core.net.au [122.148.4.81]
  4    39 ms    38 ms    38 ms  TenGigE0-0-0-3.chw-edge902.sydney.telstra.net [139.130.197.141]
  5    41 ms    39 ms    40 ms  bundle-ether14.chw-core10.sydney.telstra.net [203.50.11.100]
  6    41 ms    40 ms    39 ms  bundle-ether1.oxf-gw11.sydney.telstra.net [203.50.6.93]
  7    40 ms    41 ms    41 ms  bundle-ether1.sydo-core03.sydney.reach.com [203.50.13.98]
  8    40 ms    40 ms    39 ms  i-0-1-0-16.sydo-core04.bi.telstraglobal.net [202.84.222.58]
  9   194 ms   195 ms   195 ms  i-0-3-0-5.eqnx-core01.bx.telstraglobal.net [202.84.141.5]
 10   201 ms   200 ms   201 ms  i-0-4-0-4.eqnx03.bi.telstraglobal.net [202.40.149.42]
 11     *        *        *     Request timed out. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<  DEAD NODE
 12   258 ms   258 ms   257 ms  217.20.125.56
 13     *        *        *     Request timed out. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<  DEAD NODE
 14     *        *        *     Request timed out. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<  DEAD NODE
 15     *        *        *     Request timed out. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<  DEAD NODE
 16   349 ms   348 ms   349 ms  hosted-by.leaseweb.com [94.75.211.22]
 17   352 ms   352 ms   352 ms  94.75.196.12
 18   354 ms   354 ms   354 ms  94.75.196.203

Trace complete.

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Oh dear, where to start? hmmm.

Alright, that's not how i worked it out, nor is/was it the cause, i worked with CM to see what was happening.  As much as i do use custom files for the game, i don't use ones that the online portion checks/cares about; after fixing, i put them all back and i'm still fine.

As i said, the cause is for the game finding/seeing something that it doesn't like, the generic fix that will work for people is usually to clear any and all install folders and install again.  That's not the "fix" - it's just a 'fix' that if people do it, it will usually work (try telling someone without much computer knowledge to go find files that are extraneous to the original install.

That's not to say it's a fix for all racenet problems, you're right there.  However,. people with racenet issues, that can sometimes connect or disconnect after initially connecting fine, this is a strong cause (extra files/files it doesn't like)  Usually the single player progression not being remembered is a good sign this is indeed the case.

Lastly, you need to learn how tracert works, nothing wrong there with that trace you performed.
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Lastly, you need to learn how tracert works, nothing wrong there with that trace you performed.
WHAT ? ....  Dont think so m8, there are issues with my nodes/hops and you are trying to tell me that it wont effect me, Iam not that silly lol.
There is a network issue there and untill thats fixed, its still going to cause me problems. I have been running co-location gaming server etc for almost 10 years and alot of problems that i come across is if a node is down, then it going to cause time outs or packet loss. Hence, cant connect to race net
Back to codemaster support now and inform them that have node issues to see if they can fix the problem

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CODEMASTER SUPPORT REPLY with my answers, Code master wont except that they have a problem and it looks like they dont read the forums either or they would know that alot of people are having this issue, Poor support at codemasters if any

Thank you for submitting your recent request to Codemasters Customer Services concerning Dirt Rally.

Unfortunately we are not responsible for packet loss on the route to our servers I'm afraid and those servers are operating normally at the current time .... (PROBLEM IS RIGHT HERE !!!!)

We can, however, make some recommendations

- Ensure that you have the fastest connection available to you and that you have a good ISP that is close to a major internet backbone. ISP rating guides are quite common on the internet and in Magazines, so refer to these for more information .... (ADSL2+)

- Contact your ISP to see if your connection is suitable for gaming and if they have an alternative connection point that they can offer, which is less likely to suffer from congestion. ..... (Bullshit ?)

- If you are using a (A)DSL connection, ask your ISP for the contention ratio that they apply (this will be the maximum number of users that share your bandwidth). A typical ratio is 50:1. Anything more than that may result in problems during peak hours ... (No affect, country town plus it dont mater what time of day or night, it still keep getting disconnects)

- Playing at times when fewer other users will be using the internet, if possible, will also reduce congestion problems (particularly if using (A)DSL for the reason above) ... (Live by myself)

- You should shutdown all other applications that might use the internet whilst playing the game. This includes any messenger/email software, any voice chat or internet telephone applications, internet browsers, media players etc ... (PC tweeked for gaming no extra background services running, Gaming PC only)

- To ensure that your PC is working at peak efficiency, reduce any game graphics and sound options that reduce the frame rate you experience in-game. You should also ensure that your PC has all the latest drivers installed for your hardware. ... (All my Drivers are up to date, iam having a network disconnects from racenet not PC graphic issues)

- Also ensure that you have the latest firmware installed for any routers/modems etc, particularly for wireless devices. ... (checked and fully updated with latest firmware)

- Make sure if you are using a router or hardware firewall that all of the ports the game uses are opened/forwarded. ... (I have opened all ports and some i dont need to open aswell ,xbox ports, ps4 ports and a PC port, Iam a PC gamer)

- As long as you have a correctly configured firewall in place you should have no need for anti-virus software to be scanning in memory. You can turn this feature off whilst playing and turn it back on again for internet browsing .... (Triedthis and turned off everything but still nothing, still cant connect)

- Turn off any music playing software or any other program you have running whilst you are playing the game.... (Its a gaming PC only, Games only )

- You should also choose the games with the lowest ping where this is displayed.... (I would if i can get a connection to your racenet server but it wont connect ????, )

Its a network issue, when it disconnects you from racenet, basic networking 101


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You should probably listen to them, and all the others saying it's not them, it's you/your ISP.

They are 100% correct that they are not responsible for the routing you take in getting to their servers, that's down to your ISP.  Again, those nodes not responding are probably not the issue, either way, it's also not CM's issue.

There are *not* a load of other people with the problem, most people are running fine.  Perhaps a review of network 101 is in order?
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You should probably listen to them, and all the others saying it's not them, it's you/your ISP.

They are 100% correct that they are not responsible for the routing you take in getting to their servers, that's down to your ISP.  Again, those nodes not responding are probably not the issue, either way, it's also not CM's issue.

There are *not* a load of other people with the problem, most people are running fine.  Perhaps a review of network 101 is in order?
There are other people having issues to, I  have 8 others friends that play DIRT RALLY and they have disconnect issues all the time as well but they can rejoin again after a few minutes and there have been days that they couldn't connect at all. Maybe it could be my ISP (Dodo) or an Australian thing, but its still a network issue 101 The hops that it takes to the server would be causing my packet loss and we dont know what switches they have in place, there countless possibilities why its disconnecting from racenet, servers could be overloaded, poor infrastructure, broadcast storms, cheap switches, who knows plus hosting there servers in the Netherlands is not very a smart idea either, 80% of the world trash is hosted from data centers in the Netherlands if you know what i mean. Will check out my ISP and see if they can fix my disconnections, figures crossed ....  Maybe one day i mite get to race you on track once i get this fixed  F2CMaDMaXX    :)





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One day hopefully.

NL hosting isn't bad, but i know what you mean, all you can hope for is that your ISP not only *has* options to re-route, but that they *will* re-route.
AU isn't the greatest place to connect to the rest of the world from, but it's getting a little better than it used to be, getting rid of the data cap as it exists today would be a great start.
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