Here's some more vids I just made of DiRT. One is the 3 stage Ferodo European RWD Classic and the other the 2 stage BF Goodrich T1 RAID America race. Vehicles used are the Renault 5 Maxi Turbo in the RWD Classic and the Dakar Nissan Pickup in the T1 RAID. I really like both of these vehicles, they hook up well with the proper settings and sound awesome. These are both Pro class races.
I got a bit overzealous in the 3rd lap of the RWD Classic's stage 3 race trying to lap one of the AI and smacked the wall twice popping open my driver's side door. The 2nd lap of the stage 2 race in the T1 RAID also ended a bit sloppy swinging wide in a couple turns. I also nearly cased the big jump on the 2nd lap of the stage 1 race in the T1 RAID, I was barely able to save it. I managed to put in fairly good times anyway. No music this time, just the raw sound of speed.
[COLOR=blue]Ferodo Euro RWD Classic (Hi res download)[/COLOR] [COLOR=black](Download tab under viewer)[/COLOR]
[COLOR=blue]BF Goodrich T1 RAID (Hi res download)[/COLOR] (Download tab under viewer)
Not bad. :)
I'll get around to recording some of my replays at some point, for the moment I'm just concentrating on completing the career mode...again.
I'm about 60% done with the career mode with over 20 hrs of racing logged. I'm going to try using an Xbox controller the next time through instead of KB. AFAIK you have to make a new profile and start a new game with a different control set selection.
17th May 2008
Thanks for making these. There very intersting to watch.
Feel my heat, Heavens on fire.
3rd August 2005
Awesome vids...Rally Raids & the dirt track raids were my faves. great driving. I was thinking about reinstalling & playing again. I use a 360 controller & it responds great.
Thanks guys, glad you enjoyed them, and welcome to the forums SmackBulb. I don't know if I'll be able to get used to using a controller vs KB, even though they're supposedly much better for racing. The main reason I want to use one is the long throw gradually ramping triggers the old wired Xbox Duke controllers have which work well to feather the brakes and gas. As far as I know the more modern controllers have digital vs analog triggers, which are on/off or stepped vs gradual ramping. It's the steering via an analog toggle stick I'm not sure about though. I've been wondering how well this game would play with a 9900GTX, which is probably the card I'll put in my next rig along with a Nehalem quad CPU or fast dual core. It's not easy doing the multi vehicle races averaging about 15 FPS. The only way to beat them on Pro is get in front as fast as you can and stay there, then the FPS go from about 12-14 to 15-17 depending on the course.
Yeah, DiRT does take quite a big FPS hit on races with more than one vehicle - it's not as obvious on my current PC compared to my old one, but it is still somewhat noticeable.
Anyway, I found this in my Fraps folder and thought I'd share. Sorry about the sound, it seems to have been obliterated somehow:
That looks like one of the Australian courses, some of those are tough to race. I couldn't tell if it was a regular rally race or hillclimb though.
Yeah, it was an Australian rally stage - Tidbinbilla IIRC. You can tell the difference between standard rally stages and hill climbs at a glance because on a hill climb, you don't have a co-driver. ;)