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Racer Driver: GRID Demo is officially out NOW!

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  1. EastCoasthandle

    EastCoasthandle New Member

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    If its the same engine as Dirt, does that mean it crawls along at 5 fps? Before I download it, I'd appreciate anyone who's tried it to comment on how well it goes on a "REGULAR" system.
     
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    i'd like to know as well as dirt was a big waste. Is it the evolotion to TOCA Race Car Driver 3?
     
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    cool, i thought dirt was good fun in the same way sega rally is i will get this later.

    lemonsoda your pc3200 is starving your quad m8, get some ddr2 and your fps should be fine.
     
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    If its the Dirt engine, is it the dirt driving dynamics? If so dont play it - especially if its got that stupid c*nt who speaks all the time in the menu, hahaha

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    Runs extremely well, you should just give it a try, seems like they're optimized it a lot! And yes, it really does look as good as the screenshots ;).
     
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    This is actually a very good game .. arcadish but fun !!! ... can't wait for the full ver. .. plus it runs great ...

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    running at 1280*1024 , 8xQ CSAA , maxed settings ... lowest fps is above 45 :D ..
     
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    I seen a trailer of it earlier and it looks quite impressive not sure how well it would run on mine.
     
  9. EastCoasthandle

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    I'ved played all 3 tracks with 12 opponents (dirft is more a single player mode) at 40+ FPS:
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    -1920x1200 (set by the game, not me)
    and it runs smooth as butter. For those wondering if this is like dirt, the answer is hell no! They really got it right this time. How it handles with the 360's game pad, and overall look of the game is much better then DiRT. If you had 12 opponents in dirt I would not get 40+ FPS so it's clear they fixed the EGO engine.

    Visuals
    Smoke: One thing that impressed me was the smoke in this game. Watching the smoke in DX9 is amazing. It is not the clunky, edgy puff of white that I'm use to seeing.

    Blur: This game offers more blurr then DiRT. Some will like it some will not. I hope they offer an option to adjust this feature.

    Shadows: Unfortunately, shadows haven't improved much. If you played DiRT the aliasing look of those shadows have returned (in some places, not all). But IMO it doesn't take away from the game. I only found it most inside the car.


    Handling
    The car handles better then most other motorsports games I've played on the PC and 360. For example, if you over shoot a turn and find yourself in the dirt; you do not find yourself doing 180s and 360s to get out. The use of the handbrake to slide into corners is much better in this game then it was in DiRT. Overall, using the 360 game pad is much easier for me with this game then with DiRT (or other games for that matter). I found playing the game from the "driver's seat" much easier to do then in DiRT (or most other motorsport games).

    Controls:
    I found that the Xbox360 game pad works well with this game. The Option menu for controls already has predefined settings for the xbox360 game pad and I have not had a need to make changes. I do not have a PC "wheel" so I cannot comment on how well that works. One thing I do like is that if you forget to turn your xbox360 game pad on before you start the game you no longer have to exit the game in order to use it. This was a common problem I found in DiRT.

    Presentation
    It's new but not very impressive. However it's far better then Dirt. The menu system is simplified without having to go into whole lot of sub menus in order to make changes.

    Graphics
    What can I say? This game's graphics are better then any other motorsport game on the PC.


    Streaming Adverts
    Does this game stream adverts? Hard to say right now, however I did find some advertisements which adds to the look of the game. But are they streaming new ads every now and again like DiRT? I am not sure right now but will keep my eye if new adverts pop up.

    I suggest everyone take the time and try this game. Formulate your own opinion...


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    I just played it. I need back a gamepad. With the keyboard it is a bit twitchy. Visuals are A+
     
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    What's the req's on this? Guys think it would give me some pretty good visuals without much cost on resources?
     
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    Your fine, download the game and try it. It should auto define how the game should play on your PC.
     
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    Recommended Specifications

    * Windows XP/Vista. (If running Windows Vista, SP1 is recommended)
    * DirectX 9.0c
    * Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.66Ghz or Athlon X2 3800+
    * 2GB RAM.
    * Graphics Card: GeForce 8800 or Radeon X1950
    * Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Sound Card.
    * Dual Layer Compatible DVD-ROM Drive
    * 2.5 GB Hard Drive Space
     
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    Thanks very much guys. Downloading as we speak, although its takin quite a while.
     
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    when i try to instal it i get a message that says warning skipping setup dll
     
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    been playing it online and its great fun ,like others have said it runs smooth as butter ,and looks great as well,i might even buy this when its released.
     
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    If you want disable HDR...

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    Very good
     
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    i beleive its also been optimised for multicore cpu's !

    makes a change :)
     
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    downloading it now and it mega s..l...o...o....o....o....w despite my 8MB download speed.
     
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    Hit up a torrent with a good number of seeds. It was done in no time.
     
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    +1

    A wheel and pedal setup would be nice to have.
     
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    hehe, i have a set of Logitecs wheel and pedal setup with forcefeedback , used it only one and packed em away due to lack of interest in Need for speed. Looks like im gonna use em again and my investment will pay off :pimp:
     
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    What is the best wheel to get, a momo?
     

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