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Dajmin
S2 licensed
Being a UK resident means it's likely to be the same whenever you buy it. But now is a good time for those outside the UK to buy, since the Pound value is pretty low but starting to pick up. Could save a few dollars or a couple of Euros
Dajmin
S2 licensed
What a weird one:
Dajmin
S2 licensed
GET TO THE CHOPPA!
Dajmin
S2 licensed
The most annoying thing of all is that I probably won't even be able to get my copy of FM3 on launch day, thanks to having no money. Although I do have a credit card... and sick leave...

Problem solved!

I want to see more about the updated paint tools. I spent hours working on skins and I want to see how they've improved the process.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Weather might cause performance issues, but I don't see why it should - plenty of games have similar scope and manage it. GTA4 had a decent cycle of conditions, and that was a while back now.

But time of day transitions won't have any effect on performance - they're already using realtime lighting, so moving that light source around isn't going to add or remove anything. Obviously they'd need to also have a skybox transition, but that's just a texture so it shouldn't cause any problems.
Although I guess with a changing ToD, they'd need to include dynamic lights on the cars and around the tracks too, which is where the real performance hit would come into play. That graphic quality, crazy amounts of shaders on each car PLUS light sources flying around, casting shadows all over the place? Could be nasty.

I hope they can implement it though, because it would be nice to have a range of experiences available for each track.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
/salute
Dajmin
S2 licensed
What do you mean "why new"? The same reason they put new cars in any game - because that's the current model and manufacturers pay big bucks to focus attention on their new cars.
Putting the old model on the cover would immediately give the impression (to the public) that the new cars weren't in it so the game was just old content, and (to Subaru) that they weren't interested in making a feature of the new car.

Not sure if Photoshopping Colin in would be poor taste or just pointless. Maybe have him in the background as some kind of godlike overseer
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Well they weren't going to have any pics of Colin driving the new Subaru, were they?
Dajmin
S2 licensed
In all fairness, even if they did decide to keep charging £12 every stage, that's not unusual. Episodic content is the new thing, right? Did we not pay full price for Half Life 2, then smaller payments for Episodes 1 and 2? Won't we pay again for Episode 3? And what does that total - £60? 70? 80?

Nobody is forcing you to pay for anything you don't want. And if you want it, pay up or shut up. You get nothing for nothing, as the saying goes. No such thing as a free lunch, goes another.

And as another saying goes, exercise some patience and shut yer whinging yaps
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I don't pay that much attention to what's going on inside the car. I'm a little more focussed on the vehicles around me and the corners hurtling towards me at 150mph
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I'll accept that in FM3 I suck, since I've only done a handful of laps so far. But in FM2 I've done hundreds of laps across all of the tracks, yet I still lag behind like a crazy man. So obviously I'm doing something wrong across the board.

I'd like to do some runs against the ghosts though, learn the track properly without having the AI get in my way. But no connection at home right now so I don't think that's going to work
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I'd much rather have fun than be a record-breaker (so no matter how hard it gets, I'll always use cockpit view), but it would be nice not to spend every race getting lapped

I have to admit though, I still tend to default to digital controls sometimes. I'm very much either on or off. I'm old school, leave me alone
Dajmin
S2 licensed
How do you guys do it? I can't keep up with anyone, ever. What am I doing wrong? Am I just too old?
Dajmin
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Mmmmmmmm.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Done that a couple of times myself. You rewind (and I still hate myself for using that feature) only to repeat the exact same move again. Awesome

My least favourite track is the Spillway one (I forget which country now). Too much barrier, not enough natural obstacles. I can't do that one fast at all.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I was always told bread and baking soda was the way to go with the flying rats.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
So why didn't your mate pull over to wait for you? That way the car could have got past and you wouldn't have needed to speed to catch them up.

Besides that, how close were you that you couldn't stop in time from 30mph?

I suspect there's slightly more to this story than we're being told.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Quote from BlakjeKaas :just strech the shoe with a shoe stretcher. It streches your shoe.

That post made me grin

I would trade the shoes for a G25 or the Fanatec wheel though. Might even be tempted with a plain old DFP, because I really want to get back into playing LFS properly.

This thread has gone so far off-topic now. Dirt 2 is good. The cars feel weighty and behave more or less as you'd expect. The RWD ones probably not as twitchy as you'd think, but it's all good fun. Loving the open wheeler.

Cockpit view is a nightmare when you go through deep water. Love it
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Quote from robubba :My father told me something when I switched from moto-x to street riding that has been in my head for all these years. He said, "watch the other drivers and imagine the dumbest thing they could do and be ready for it because that's probably what the idiots will do".

I reckon that there is the most valuable piece of information any driver can get. My grandpa said it to my mum when she learned to drive, and she's always said it to us as we were growing up.

It makes sense. I haven't been driving long, but even I can tell when someone is preparing to do something monumentally stupid. I'm convinced it saved my life a couple of weeks ago too.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
U-596
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Don't think binding would help now - they've been this size for a long time. Maybe lopping off a couple of toes would do the trick.

But the game itself is definitely worth a trick, unless you want nothing but point-to-point. Not been online with it yet, but anyone who has a 360 copy should look me up.

I'm hoping that there'll be more actual rally tracks released as DLC.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
They're size 10 (the biggest they were offering) and I'm 11 or 12.
They fit on my feet - barely - but I reckon I'd be in pain after about 20 steps
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I did think about eBay, but I'm a sucker for limited edition stuff. They'd need to fetch a crazy amount of money before I'd want to part with them
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Been playing this for a few days and I have to say I'm pretty impressed. Compared to the other capital letter racing games (SHiFT, GRiD, etc) it feels pretty good. As everyone has said, there's not enough focus on proper point-to-point rallying, but most of the events are alright. And the RWD rally cars don't feel twitchy enough, but that's a minor issue.

And for anyone interested, here's what I got as my prize:








And I was right- the shoes don't fit
Dajmin
S2 licensed
FGED GREDG RDFGDR GSFDG