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  1. SpookyWillow New Member

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    was that the linked attachment? if thats suppose to be higher graphic settings than ultra then why do i get more fps using that config?
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    Hi fellow rally drivers. I just want to say I tried the game today. And I almost fell to my knees when I heard the sound of the cars. I freakin' love it!
    Can't say much about car control or graphics, because I tried it on a PS3 used for demos (controller = s*!t), but still. The sound...it was astoundingly realistic, and this coming from a guy that already heard just about every car in that game.
    I want it....but I apparently need a computer/speakers good for it too.
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    My vehicle goes automatically into a lower gear when approaching a bend or a hair-pin :twitch:

    huh? Didn't happen in Dirt 2..
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Are you playing on the hardest setting? You should as that is the default setting in Dirt 2.
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    Oh thanks, I was a bit wary and playing on the mid-setting. :)

    I hope the hardest setting also removes that annoying green line in the middle of the road though...
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    i can only do it on the second to hardest :(
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    Indeed it does. :)
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    anyone notice the green line isn't always the fastest route even though its sopposed to be the 'racing line'
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    Bo$$ Lab Extraordinaire

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    this is RALLY, there is no racing line, just the way that you enter the corner at insane speed and somehow manage to survive it...
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    agreed, fastest way round the track is without using the brakes :cool:
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    I said that after the first few corners, when I played. :p
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    their wrong in every game though, i haven't ever played a game with them turned on as it irritates me so much, and i've been playing racing games since the original gran turisimo and sega rally (which didn't have them)
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    One for Easy here, maybe:

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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Lol, I just got the black screen after the patch! :banghead: It ran perfect before the patch...
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    use the STEAM "verify" on the game files. Also make sure GFWL is up to date.
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    lmfao! codenoobs!

    edit: updating now...we shall see...

    edit 2: still crashes lmao!
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Just needed to restart. When I started the game it updated GFWL. When will they just ditch that horrible program?
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Heck, there are free cars available via GFWL, even.

    That says to me...not any time soon. ;)
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    I really hope this update fixes my issue. (the notes says it does, so fingers crossed)
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    Got the game on Wednesday, finished up the main DiRT Tour today and all the Gymkhana missions, just have to do the World Tours now. Overall, it's a very good game. It's better than the second one. Here's my 2 cents, keep in mind the pros are only a few standout things I liked, there's a bunch of other good things I probably forgot and I play with all assists off.

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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    In regards to DC shoes, and rally racing...check the DC shoes site...they dump a TONNE of marketing money into "X-Games" sort of rally driving, icluding supproting drivers and teams, as well as promotional videos and such. Because of this, thier place in this game is very apt, and I'd be dissappointed if thier presence wasn't as strong as it is.

    Same with Monster Energy Drink branding...both brands are all over the "pro circuit", so thier presence seems fitting, as today, if you go to any real-life event, you WILL see both companies there, too.

    IF Monster and DC Shoes are the major contributors to Dirt3, then they can be all over, if they want, as to me, thier dollars in advertizing is what keeps these things alive in the first place.

    here's the DC Auto website:

    http://auto.dcshoes.com/


    Oh look, Dirt3 all over the page. ;)

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    looks like after validating files on steam from the update all is well...for now...
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    Well X-Games means nothing to me, I don't know if it's just an American thing or not but it doesn't have any presence where I am, so that would be why I don't associate DC Shoes with rallying other than sponsoring Ken Block, being behind his Gymkhana videos and selling Ken Block Teamworks apparel.

    I'm just thinking in terms of the original DiRT. It was just plain and simple rally before one companies branding is slapped on everything. I can understand if they paid to contribute to the game, but at what cost? A game has just turned into what is essentially a playable ad.
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    I don't mind advertizing in games, as long as it's fitting to the genre of game.

    Like, those companies sponsor rally events and such, so to me, is fitting. Now, if we had ads for "Leggs Pantyhose" in Dirt3, I'd agree with you.

    I jsut resign myself to looking at it this way:

    Without the deals that made those companies have such a large presence in the game, the game would be a far different beast than what it is now. Colin McCrae started teh CodeMaster's Rally Driving games, and he's gone now, so they found replacements. They've even gone and made "tribute" cars and races for Colin's legacy in both the games, and in rally driving, so while they are new adn "fancy", they still hold the roots they've grown from close to thier heart.

    the original Dirt, to me, was very dissappointing, because the orginal games, Colin Mcrae Racing, were far more rally-oriented than what we have today. I was expecting a bit more towards that side of things, and instead, got more rally events. It's a mid-point, and maybe the next iteration will be more to the style you and I BOTH seem to want. I just don't care about the skins on the vehicles and ads in game, so much.

    Oh, and I still play Richard Burns Rally. ;)
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