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Dirt Rally 2.0 |OT| Prepare to DrIvE

Fuhgeddit

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Oct 27, 2017
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i am so confused, why can't I buy season 3 and 4 without buying deluxe digital? Unless the Sony store sucks and it won't let me find S3 and 4 by itself...
 
Oct 29, 2017
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I can't handle this one Porsche at all
Im not an expert and crash this thing at least once a rally but Ive found its all about throttle control with that car.....and a little throttle goes a long way. Also, Im sure you can adjust it on the steering wheel but I find that if I let the rear end slide more than a little, its almost impossible to catch at lower speeds.
 
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Fuhgeddit

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Oct 27, 2017
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Worth fiddling with the various controller sliders. After a couple of weeks I realised the perceived difficulty in the game for me was actually more an issue with the controller being too twitchy. Once I'd made changes to the sliders the game became totally different.
Hmm maybe I do need to fiddle with the settings for sure.
 

Fuhgeddit

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Oct 27, 2017
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I deff got frustrated with the Porsche and I have to figure out tuning because it's just ridiculous how bad I am doing at controlling this car and another Lancia.

Some stock cars handle better than others it seem.
 

op_ivy

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Oct 25, 2017
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I deff got frustrated with the Porsche and I have to figure out tuning because it's just ridiculous how bad I am doing at controlling this car and another Lancia.

Some stock cars handle better than others it seem.
ive put in TONS of hours with the game and think i'm pretty good, but it hasnt been until recently that ive even attempted the RWD cars - they're a handful. as was mentioned, throttle control is key entering and exiting corners but proper counter steering as well. its very easy to correct too late or over correct. my advice, stick with FWD or AWD for the time being at least
 

Fuhgeddit

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Oct 27, 2017
2,987
ive put in TONS of hours with the game and think i'm pretty good, but it hasnt been until recently that ive even attempted the RWD cars - they're a handful. as was mentioned, throttle control is key entering and exiting corners but proper counter steering as well. its very easy to correct too late or over correct. my advice, stick with FWD or AWD for the time being at least
I think that's what it is, I believe it's RWD... Thanks for the info, maybe I'll switch to another car.
 

HueyFreeman

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Oct 27, 2017
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ive put in TONS of hours with the game and think i'm pretty good, but it hasnt been until recently that ive even attempted the RWD cars - they're a handful. as was mentioned, throttle control is key entering and exiting corners but proper counter steering as well. its very easy to correct too late or over correct. my advice, stick with FWD or AWD for the time being at least
Yeah it's basically a completely different driving philosophy, even after all the time I have in DR1 and 2.0 I still can't wrap my head around how to do well with them. I can complete stages but only with being exceedingly careful (and constantly stressed)
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Germany
The people that feel the RWD cars are hard compared to AWD cars... have you tried RWD cars with an FFB steering wheel?
To me any RWD car under 300hp is easier than almost any AWD car, because they're usually a lot older and slower and the countersteering feels very natural in the DR games ever since our own Betta Lines helped the Codies with that during DR1 EA.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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The people that feel the RWD cars are hard compared to AWD cars... have you tried RWD cars with an FFB steering wheel?
To me any RWD car under 300hp is easier than almost any AWD car, because they're usually a lot older and slower and the countersteering feels very natural in the DR games ever since our own Betta Lines helped the Codies with that during DR1 EA.
The slower RWD cars are mostly fine because they rotate much more slowly but AWD always feel more stable but more prone to understeer.
 
Oct 25, 2017
913
Germany
I only really had tried the Porsche and the BMW M1 when they were released for a few minutes. Gave them another go today at freshly bought Greece (I uploaded it too).

Gotto say... you're really right, the Porsche is not easy. You're on the throttle and there the is the turbo hole, but even above it, there is on-throttle understeer, but in slow corners there is on-throttle understeer ...so you floor it, but then suddenly you gave it too much throttle and the tires are spinning to a degree where you have no lateral grip left and the rear is not sideways but gone. Honestly, all that is still pretty manageable to me - the actual problem is the braking. Trailbraking gives a lot of rotation downhill because the center of gravity on the rear-engined car is so far back, that it really really wants to swap ends and spin out, if you give it any yaw angle under braking and turning in.

--> A good trick against this is to brake, steer and stay on the throttle while you are braking. That way you create a counter momentum on the rear wheels to the brake disc braking moment and you brake less on the rear compared to the front, thus shifting the brake bias to the front resulting in less over- and more understeer under braking (helps less in 5th gear of course, there is less torque on the axle than in lower gears).

The BMW M1 on the hand has great balance in my opinion and just the most awesome engine sound. You have to be a little careful on the throttle, but not as much as the power numbers would suggest in a rear wheel only driven super car turned offroad rocket. It felt easier and faster than the Porsche (I mean, the Beamer has 420hp and the porker only 280), but... I was actually faster in the Porsche even if only a tiny little bit *shrugs*. I guess it's because the rear engine is just a huge advantage in braking (can use more rear braking in a straight line because of higher tire load due to weight and get as much rotation without effort on corner entry) and tons traction out of a corner from the enourmous weight shift towards the rear because of the shorter and higher lever from CoG to rear axle... also, some good weight advantage too of course compared to the BMW.
 
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op_ivy

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Oct 25, 2017
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i'm watching a highlight video on wrc+ from 2004 rally japan and i think i recognize peter solbergs co-driver. a quick google search and yup, thats dirt rally 2.0's phil mills LOL.