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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 16:52 
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http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015- ... t-real-sim

The less said about what happened to the DiRT games over the years, the better. (Fucking Gymkhana? Really? And don't even get me started on the annoying American voiceovers imploring me to 'put it on Yootoob'.)

But this game looks like it could be properly good, the man at the helm comes over as really level-headed and passionate about rallying, and the video of the chap playing the game in its current state looks awesome (linked below).

Currently available on Steam Early Access for the rather tempting price of £22.49, in fact I may just dive in myself. (The FAQ says it's starting cheap to reflect the current state of the game, but will get more expensive as it gets more complete, but if you buy now you're guaranteed all future updates for free.)

According to the video there should be a console release once the PC version is finalised, so they're developing and iterating with feedback from the PC gaming community, and then they'll port the finished game over to the consoles.

It does sound much more like a simulation than we've been used to, Flashbacks are gone for starters (CONFESSION - I did use those in the single player mode....), and car damage is far more of a thing too. But if you read the article at Eurogamer they've got a new physics engine designed to be a lot more realistic than the DiRT2/3 model.

Doesn't look like it has any online stuff yet though, which could be a deal-breaker for me for the time being, as Saturday rally stages with the chaps would be very appealing.



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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

WHAT THE DEVELOPERS HAVE TO SAY:
Why Early Access?
“It’s really important to us that we make DiRT Rally the best game it can be and we can only do that with your help. Steam Early Access is the perfect place for us to do that. We believe that DiRT Rally is the game many of our fans want and right now, our plan is to develop DiRT Rally with community feedback and get that experience absolutely right.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?
“We currently have plans to run our early access programme until the end of 2015, we have a whole host of new and exciting features already planned and we can’t wait to hear what the fans would like to see us add too.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
“As time goes on we’ll be adding more cars, more environments and more rally stages, we’ll be climbing Pikes Peak and going door-to-door around a selection of the best circuits from the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship. We’re hoping to include competitive online play this summer and we’ll also be adding features based on feedback from our community.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?
“At release DiRT Rally will include a total of 36 rally stages spread across Monte Carlo, Greece and Wales. We will launch with a wide selection of cars, from 1960s classics right through to modern day machines.

We have in game league support, daily, weekly and monthly challenges and a career mode which takes you from grass roots rally events in classic rally cars to professional championships in some of the latest and most high tech cars available.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?
“Yes, the price will increase throughout the Early Access program, and again after Early Access to reflect the state of the game. All updates to the game will be free after a player’s initial purchase, ie pay once, and everything else gets added for free!”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?
“There are loads of ways you can help; buying the game reinforces our belief that we’re making the game you all want, playing the game enables us to collect loads of useful data about the kinds of ways you play it. If you find a bug or something that’s not quite right we need you to give us as much information about it as you can and if you have an idea about how we can make DiRT Rally even better, we want to hear it.

For those who aren’t ready to join us for early access we still want your feedback and we’ve tried to make DiRT Rally as easy to follow as possible. Our new shiny website dirtgame.com should be your first port of call; here we have blogs from the dev team, videos and our development timeline. You’ll also be able to check your stats and leaderboard standings, join or host a league, view your progress in our async events and even launch the game right from your browser!”

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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
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It's still Codemasters. It'll still be shit. You read it here first!


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
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If you read the piece at Eurogamer the head guy on the game from the Codies sounds pretty humble about it all, openly acknowledging things aren't what they used to be at the company.

Also I think it's important to remember that they have turned out some superb games in the past, even if their output hasn't always been amazing and they turned to the dark side with twaddle like day one DLC and suchlike.

I'm optimistic that DiRT Rally, being created as it is by what seems to be a small and passionate team, and using Early Access to mould a true rally simulation game, could turn out to be really good.

(And DiRT2/3 weren't bad games, they just got a bit lost with the Gymkhana and Monster Trucks shite, the pure rallying aspects of the game were great.)

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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
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Also I think it's important to remember that they have turned out some superb games in the past

I really liked Treasure Island Dizzy. And Micro Machines.

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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
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I've actually read it now, and watched the video and everything. I like the intentions as stated, and what they have so far actually looks pretty damn good. That fact that it's early access and that the developers are seemingly in dialogue with hopeful rally fans might be what makes this work in the end. That Codemasters burn, though. It stings.


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
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All this stuff about how shit Codemasters are, is this just some received wisdom or a view based on some stuff from years ago? Because I think their recent stuff has been really good. GRID Autosport was excellent and the F1 games have been decent on the whole as well.


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
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Well for me it goes way back to their old rally games which were launched with similar hype. Also, as far as I remember they were the first to have content locked on disc that you had to buy codes for online to unlock. They also made you sign up on their web page only to then spam your email with "newsletters".

The only recent stuff I've tried was the last F1 demo, which left me stone cold.


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
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I liked Dirt 2, not so much Dirt 3. As Codemaster's games have evolved they have become more and more American and thus, more and more shit.

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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
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Thinking back DiRT2 was a bloody good game, the American twaddle had started to creep in but the meat of the game was absolutely solid, and they had a fantastic licensed soundtrack for it too.

Me and the guys got some serious mileage (literally, lol) out of it on the Saturday night slot, usually sticking to the pure staggered start rally stages, many of which were sublime tracks to race on.

I pretty much completed the single player campaign too.

If DiRT Rally basically does the best bits of DiRT2, and indeed just focuses on the best bits of DiRT2, then we'll be happy. And at £22.49 for Early Access plus guaranteed updates right the way up to and including release, along with a promise of no microtransactions, there's very little to complain about here IMO.

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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
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Me and the guys got some serious mileage (literally, lol)

Simulated mileage isn't literal mileage ;)

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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
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Me and the guys got some serious mileage (literally, lol)

Simulated mileage isn't literal mileage ;)


Flight Sim hours are pilot hours, apparently.

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Me and the guys got some serious mileage (literally, lol)

Simulated mileage isn't literal mileage ;)

Flight Sim hours are pilot hours, apparently.

They're still hours, clearly.

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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
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I liked the rallycross and off road circuit races in DIRT way more than the rally bits.


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 18:07 
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£25 is cheap now?


Forgive the slight pedantry but it's £22.49 and yes I'd say that's pretty cheap for a full game?

@Pundy - Yes there was good stuff in the DiRT games apart from the 'pure' rally stages (Rallycross was great) but they really lost me with shite like Gymkhana and and all the 'yo bro' stuff.

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I've not liked a Rally game since Colin McRae Rally on PS1 which was, frankly, The Tits. Fun, bouncy and a joy to play. The DiRT games aren't (for me) but then again I ain't a fan of bland Sim games anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
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Thinking back DiRT2 was a bloody good game, the American twaddle had started to creep in but the meat of the game was absolutely solid, and they had a fantastic licensed soundtrack for it too.

Me and the guys got some serious mileage (literally, lol) out of it on the Saturday night slot, usually sticking to the pure staggered start rally stages, many of which were sublime tracks to race on.

I pretty much completed the single player campaign too.

If DiRT Rally basically does the best bits of DiRT2, and indeed just focuses on the best bits of DiRT2, then we'll be happy. And at £22.49 for Early Access plus guaranteed updates right the way up to and including release, along with a promise of no microtransactions, there's very little to complain about here IMO.



I know 3D (like with the glasses and shit) is pretty stupid and frowned upon but I honestly can not speak highly enough of Dirt 2 in 3D using dashboard mode. It was literally so good I could have stuck my hand in the screen and touched the gages and dials.

It was also nice and slippery and very satisfying. I found Dirt 3 to be far too controlling of the motion of the car and when I turned the aids off it wasn't as good.

About the only thing I really enjoyed in Dirt 3 was the hill climb thing, in the snow, in the dark in the Audi Quattro. That was pure exhilaration.

Dirt Showdown? complete crap. No redeeming features at all.

Codemasters used to be pure simulation. Colin Mcrae was incredible "Let's see how ya dud".

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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
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A THREAD!

I mentioned I bought it over here, before thinking about the fact that there might be a stand-alone thread for it.

Does anyone own this then? I quite like it, but I know nothing about cars and racing and Rally and stuff. (The extent of my knowledge and opinion is that rally is better than circuit racing, because it's in a normal looking car and they slide around the countryside, rather than going around the same tiny bit of track).

Does anyone here use a racing wheel peripheral? Right now I'm slumming it with 360 controller + automatic transmission.

edit: What about TRACK IR? Anyone use that expensive toy?

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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
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I can't inline the image, as the forum sucks, but look:

http://gfycat.com/AshamedImpureBoto#?speed=0.25

it has foxes in it! It's not just a rally sim, it's a nature sim!

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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 21:44 
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Pretty good video here, from someone who's clearly been waiting a long time for a rally game like this.

In the interests of disclosure I still haven't bought this, simply because GTAV and Hearthstone are quite enough to have on the go at once (and trying to thread in Mario Kart 8 on the Wii-U as well) - however, a mate at work has bought it and absolutely raves about it.

There are some decent wheel configs out there now, and he's playing it with a wheel. He describes it as brutal but sensationally exciting and satisfying when you get a stage right.


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
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Got this preordered for the PS4 as it's out next week. Can't wait.


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Got this preordered for the PS4 as it's out next week. Can't wait.

It is really good.


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
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Should be playable with a pad too, unlike Project Cars which really isn't. Definitely not buying another wheel.


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Should be playable with a pad too, unlike Project Cars which really isn't. Definitely not buying another wheel.

Me either, hence I do all my driving on PC these days.


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I'd be very surprised if it was much like Richard Burns Rally. That was a ludicrously difficult (but excellent, and supposedly realisitic) game. I thought it was unplayable for the first week I had it until I sussed out you actually had to use proper rally driving techniques like left foot braking.

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I'd be very surprised if it was much like Richard Burns Rally. That was a ludicrously difficult (but excellent, and supposedly realisitic) game. I thought it was unplayable for the first week I had it until I sussed out you actually had to use proper rally driving techniques like left foot braking.

Dirt Rally is ludicrously difficult. I've spent a couple of hours with it and I'm largely terrible.


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Mr Burrrrt wrote:
I'd be very surprised if it was much like Richard Burns Rally. That was a ludicrously difficult (but excellent, and supposedly realisitic) game. I thought it was unplayable for the first week I had it until I sussed out you actually had to use proper rally driving techniques like left foot braking.

I hope it's not then, I reckon I'd really struggle to use my left foot on a playstation controller.


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 Post subject: Re: DiRT Rally
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Just had a quick go on this. It's properly bloody difficult and I was hilariously shit on the first go but it feels perfect, can't wait to get stuck in later.


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