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Here are some fun stats derived from the personal stats on my RaceNet profile:

In the 300 days since Dirt Rally has been out, I've played 200 hours according to Steam, for an average of 40 min/day. Since I typically average 45 min/day of video games, and have also been playing games other than DR for more than 5 min/day, DR is reasonably responsible for my spending more time with a controller in my hands in 2015+.

I've driven 7,897 km at an average of 80.5 km/h, meaning of the 200 hours Steam has counted, 98h6m of that has been actual racing. The other 101h54m must be repairing my radiator.

Given the figure of 98h6m, I've spent 74h25m rallying, 22h48m in rallycross, and 54m in hillclimb.

Also, I jump 12.76% of my starts, crash every 4m34s, do a barrel roll every 32m53s, get a blowout every 1h8m, and terminally damage my car every 1h38m.
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Here are some fun stats derived from the personal stats on my RaceNet profile:

In the 300 days since Dirt Rally has been out, I've played 200 hours according to Steam, for an average of 40 min/day. Since I typically average 45 min/day of video games, and have also been playing games other than DR for more than 5 min/day, DR is reasonably responsible for my spending more time with a controller in my hands in 2015+.

I've driven 7,897 km at an average of 80.5 km/h, meaning of the 200 hours Steam has counted, 98h6m of that has been actual racing. The other 101h54m must be repairing my radiator.

Given the figure of 98h6m, I've spent 74h25m rallying, 22h48m in rallycross, and 54m in hillclimb.

Also, I jump 12.76% of my starts, crash every 4m34s, do a barrel roll every 32m53s, get a blowout every 1h8m, and terminally damage my car every 1h38m.
You have a way with words.

Do my Racenet profile!
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dwkGravey said:
Here are some fun stats derived from the personal stats on my RaceNet profile:

In the 300 days since Dirt Rally has been out, I've played 200 hours according to Steam, for an average of 40 min/day. Since I typically average 45 min/day of video games, and have also been playing games other than DR for more than 5 min/day, DR is reasonably responsible for my spending more time with a controller in my hands in 2015+.

I've driven 7,897 km at an average of 80.5 km/h, meaning of the 200 hours Steam has counted, 98h6m of that has been actual racing. The other 101h54m must be repairing my radiator.

Given the figure of 98h6m, I've spent 74h25m rallying, 22h48m in rallycross, and 54m in hillclimb.

Also, I jump 12.76% of my starts, crash every 4m34s, do a barrel roll every 32m53s, get a blowout every 1h8m, and terminally damage my car every 1h38m.
You have a way with words.

Do my Racenet profile!
Despite whatever Steam might say, you've spent 361h35m actually driving 24,226 mi at 67 mph. Assuming you don't restart when you jump start, you've jumped 8.5% of your starts.

You crash every 10m19s, get a blowout every 3h12m, do a barrel roll every 4h4m, and terminally damage your car every 5h34m.

Man, assuming we played the same amount per day, I make the same number of mistakes in a session as you would in a week. :lol:

(I realized the time spent per discipline doesn't make sense, so nevermind that.)
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@JZStudios I believe you have to find yourself on the leaderboards at www.dirtgame.com/events and click your name there... and scroll all the way down to see your personal statistics. That's how I think he does it, at least. Alternately, you could load up Dirt Rally and visit your profile/driver statistics from there and tell us all about it.
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It counts restarts as time played, but it doesn't count the distance driven in them. Only the completed run counts to the mileage. That includes using restart at the results screen. In other words, you drove way more than the game shows.
Ah, and it probably still counts crashes, terminal damage, etc from uncompleted runs. That throws those derived stats out the window. You could still use your time played according to Steam, but that includes loading screens and looking for the engineers to hire with the funniest names and making tea. Well, that was fun while it lasted.


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Nice one! 
I haven't done a 60's run in a long while, so I may put that on my list for tomorrow. 
Had some saving issues early on in the game and never managed to finish the 60s championship, when it was still Open, eventually did it in some other class. Did the Masters with the 1960s because of that Achievement, where you have to win a Masters event with the classic Mini
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Didzis said:
Did the Masters with the 1960s because of that Achievement, where you have to win a Masters event with the classic Mini
I remember that one. Imagine my surprise when the first (still out of 3 at that point in time) event was Monte Carlo. I claimed the win easily, went retire on the other two events, managed to finish 7th overall still xD
Still, nothing beats the sense of achievement after winning Group B RWD class on Master.
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Didzis said:
Still, nothing beats the sense of achievement after winning Group B RWD class on Master.
Well, I haven't done that one yet :D 
I haven't done any of them. I'm more invested in the community than the game... weird. Probably because after work I'm like, "I can play Dirt, and get pissed off and rage quit, or play something else and fall asleep." And I choose the latter.
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JZStudios said:
Didzis said:
Still, nothing beats the sense of achievement after winning Group B RWD class on Master.
Well, I haven't done that one yet :D 
I haven't done any of them. I'm more invested in the community than the game... weird. Probably because after work I'm like, "I can play Dirt, and get pissed off and rage quit, or play something else and fall asleep." And I choose the latter.
Whoa.. you got issues ;) 
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gfRally said:
JZStudios said:
Didzis said:
Still, nothing beats the sense of achievement after winning Group B RWD class on Master.
Well, I haven't done that one yet :D 
I haven't done any of them. I'm more invested in the community than the game... weird. Probably because after work I'm like, "I can play Dirt, and get pissed off and rage quit, or play something else and fall asleep." And I choose the latter.
Whoa.. you got issues ;) 
It happens. I'd play Metal Gear, or AC, PCars when I used to play that, and an old game called Freespace 2. None of which piss me off after not finishing a stage.
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I just tried the Sierra for the first time since getting my new wheel and using 900 + soft lock. 

The joys! OH, the joys! It feels incredible. The flow is unreal, and it's up there with the most fun I've had throughout the 400 hrs so far. 

Also, I've found myself going full-RPG and using all-white cars (where available) during my runs when I test setups :P 
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Combine the soft-lock with dash cam (takes a bit of adjusting to, you may need to move your monitor back 12inches) & you'll be astounded by the awesome!  Germany & Finland are good to start with as the stages are wide!!
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KevM said:
Combine the soft-lock with dash cam (takes a bit of adjusting to, you may need to move your monitor back 12inches) & you'll be astounded by the awesome!  Germany & Finland are good to start with as the stages are wide!!
I play dash cam already ^_^ 
I need that in-car sound in my life, always. 
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Can anybody recommend a good range of in-game FFB settings? 

The wheel I have doesn't give me the option for FFB amendments on the Logitech profiler, so it all hangs on the in-game settings. I still don't feel like I have it set up right. 

Running with the G920 if anybody has the same wheel with a good config. 
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I cant see it being majorly different to the G27 in-game.  

You could try:-
FFB:
SAT 125
Wheel friction 15
Tyre friction 15
Suspension 100
Tyre Slip 50
Collision 100
Soft Lock 100
Centre Force 100
Some of those settings are significantly different from what I have now, so I'll definitely give them a try! Thank you. 
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KevM said:
No bother Bear, I like them, they may not suit everyone though!
I finally got around to playing with those settings, and they did feel nice, and better than what I had. 

Are these settings close to being the best sim feel, do you know? I've unfortunately no personal experience to compare it to! 
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I'm not sure either to be honest, but slides can be controlled much easier with those settings
It does indeed feel nice. 

I'd be interested to hear what our resident rally drivers think about the FFB in comparison to real world effects. Who've we got? I know @Rallycameraman is starting out, so if we can tag a few others to get their opinions then that would be cool. 
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It impossible for me to comment as the steering on my 106 is quite heavy. Nothing like any gaming wheel i've ever played with.
That actually links me to another question I had in another thread; when driving the older cars I find the steering to be heavy at times, which is challenging seeing as I use 900 steering for the classics. When I'm countersteering I really do have to make sure I'm doing more than just rotating the wheel back the other way; the thing needs some oomf behind it at times I least expect it. 

So if this is a common trait for older cars then that's been some accidental good information :smiley: 
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I've been curious about cars without power steering too. Might have to try and drive my car downhill with the engine off... My dads 73 pickup has power steering so fine you can drive with your pinky, but my 03 car is significantly less sensitive. I'm not sure what cars have power steering and what don't though.
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JZStudios said:
I've been curious about cars without power steering too. Might have to try and drive my car downhill with the engine off... My dads 73 pickup has power steering so fine you can drive with your pinky, but my 03 car is significantly less sensitive. I'm not sure what cars have power steering and what don't though.
I would guess the 60's cars for sure... 
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What was the steering angle for the Focus 2001 back in the day? I'm using it for the first time with soft lock, and it seems a lot more of an effort than other 2000+ cars. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sAbQ5wRr0o

I'd say it's a 640 but I'm not a proper source, just concluded from various onboards.
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versedi said:
What was the steering angle for the Focus 2001 back in the day? I'm using it for the first time with soft lock, and it seems a lot more of an effort than other 2000+ cars. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sAbQ5wRr0o

I'd say it's a 640 but I'm not a proper source, just concluded from various onboards.
That explains it! Thanks for that. I did think that more steering  effort was required. 

I think I need to lower the wheel resistance though, because it seems a bit too much on some cars which run a higher angle than modern machines.
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