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  1. de.das.dude

    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    yeah. its impossibruuuuu
     
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    Wrong thread?.
     
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    ahhh sheet
     
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    Finished it.

    Race Driver Grid is much much better compared to Grid 2... at least in SP.

    6/10.
     
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    Sorry to sound like an idiot but do i just post my current steam name that shows in my friends list or do i need to post my main name i use when i login to my account.

    Love this game and its about time i joined some of the TPU gang on a few games.

    My save game got corrupted due to getting a new ssd and having probs with windows 8 (don't want to work edition) so went back to win 7 lol so i am only lvl 3 online atm :(

    Name shown in friends list = Animal007uk < just add a 2 at the end if you need my main steam id.

    :toast:
     
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    I play Grid2 - shovenose :)
     
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    I'd still like an explanation why erocker closed the GRID 2 Discussion thread (as in GENERAL discussion), and replaced it with this mp one that doesn't seem to be any more popular than that one was? I don't like to have to post in this mp biased thread that's off in clubhouse land vs the general Games board every time I want to say something about the game's sp.

    Anyways, I've been experimenting with the game's input folder and have found editing the "dinput_default.xml" can make quite a bit of difference in car handling for those of us using unsupported control devices that were supported in GRID 1. Unfortunately there's no Linearity value, but what's there helps a lot. The selected settings here are specifically for keyboard.

    Here's a before and after vid showing the same event raced without and then with the file edit. It's the season 4 ESPN Togue at La Turbie Cote D'Azur in the Audi RS5 on Hard. On keyboard it takes the twitch out of the steering, gives you better traction on starts, and helps avoid spinning out when accelerating out of turns. My time on this run improved by 3.6 seconds with no scrapes.

    [yt]02n-tLqercs[/yt]

    The video description explains how the edit is done, but here I'll show you the before/after for the section of script edited since YouTube would not allow it in the description. Again, the file to edit is "dinput_default.xml", located in the "input" folder of the GRID 2 directory. It's best to set aside a copy of the default file before editing.

    Default Settings

    <Action id="Accelerate">
    <Axis id="di_y_axis_rotation" type="uniDirNeg" deadzone="0.0" saturation="1.0" />
    </Action>
    <Action id="Brake">
    <Axis id="di_x_axis_rotation" type="uniDirNeg" deadzone="0.0" saturation="1.0" />
    </Action>
    <Action id="Handbrake">
    <Axis id="di_button_1" />
    </Action>
    <Action id="Steer Left">
    <Axis id="di_dpad_0_left" />
    <Axis id="di_x_axis" type="biDirLower" deadzone="0.2" saturation="1.0" />
    <Axis id="di_slider_0" type="biDirUpper" deadzone="0.0" saturation="1.0" />
    </Action>
    <Action id="Steer Right">
    <Axis id="di_dpad_0_right" />
    <Axis id="di_x_axis" type="biDirUpper" deadzone="0.2" saturation="1.0" />
    <Axis id="di_slider_0" type="biDirLower" deadzone="0.0" saturation="1.0" />

    Edited Settings

    <Action id="Accelerate">
    <Axis id="di_y_axis_rotation" type="uniDirNeg" deadzone="0.0" saturation=".50" />
    </Action>
    <Action id="Brake">
    <Axis id="di_x_axis_rotation" type="uniDirNeg" deadzone="0.0" saturation="1.0" />
    </Action>
    <Action id="Handbrake">
    <Axis id="di_button_1" />
    </Action>
    <Action id="Steer Left">
    <Axis id="di_dpad_0_left" />
    <Axis id="di_x_axis" type="biDirLower" deadzone=".25" saturation=".50" />
    <Axis id="di_slider_0" type="biDirUpper" deadzone=".25" saturation=".50" />
    </Action>
    <Action id="Steer Right">
    <Axis id="di_dpad_0_right" />
    <Axis id="di_x_axis" type="biDirUpper" deadzone=".25" saturation=".50" />
    <Axis id="di_slider_0" type="biDirLower" deadzone=".25" saturation=".50" />

    What the above results in is changing the acceleration and steering saturation from 100% to 50%, and the steering deadzone from 20% to 25%. Alternatively you could lower vs raise the steering deadzone, and drop steering saturation even more, but it might cause too much under steer on tight tracks with lots of sharp turns, forcing you to use the handbrake more, which is less precise.
     
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    Anyone noticed lots of graphics glitches recently? banners flicker and when online other players cars glitch like hell and change colour and stuff
     
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    online players who are using hacks change color and glitch.
    if there are hackers, there will be glitches in the system.
     
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    no need. they fixed the handling after a few updates. i can play with the keyboard again!
     
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    Does anyone still play Grid 2 online multiplayer?I have been contemplating buying it for online purposes but unsure if its worth it anymore.. Depends on if there are still heaps of people available to race...?
     
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    i am game anytime. but most people have moved on to other things.
     
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    I really need to install this game again. I barely played it.

    This is an old post I'm responding to but you are free to discuss anything you want about Grid 2 right here. :toast:
     
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    I just outright stopped playing it. Codemasters dropped the ball as far as I'm concerned.
    The fact that the game handles better with kb/gamepad than wheel wouldn't put me off if the handling with a wheel wasn't completely broken due to the new drift system and because all the cars feel like they're on stilts.
     
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    what stilts XD
    you should try it now. there have been tons of 30mb updates.
     
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    i sucked today. boogie was literally doing donuts around me XD
     
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    Im asking for help.

    I bought the DLC cars with packages, except that by mistake I changed the color scheme to every car in my possession ... The result that even the cars of dlc with dedicated colors and sponsors are the same color selected scheme.

    How do i restore the original colors?
     
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    you can go back to the original non editable livery by clicking the RB.
    the livery number is shown below the menu.
     
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    i play grid 2
     
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    ill be in the online playlist for races now.
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Did you guys know they added demo derby from GRID 1 into GRID 2 as a free DLC? Get it!!!
     

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