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Featured DiRT Rally: Pikes Peak Released

Discussion in 'DiRT Rally' started by Bram, May 26, 2015.

  1. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member


    Codemasters keeps surprising the DiRT Rally community as the studios today released the Pikes Peak Pack, which besides the iconic hillclimb track also comes with a bunch of extra features and updates.

    With the introduction of both the full tarmac and mixed surface courses also comes the new hillclimb champioship mode, three new vehicles and a long list of bug fixes and new features for this Steam Early Access game.

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    Changelog v0.4

    • New – Added over 4,300 metres of rock otherwise known as Pikes Peak
    • New – Or old depending how you look at it, yes that’s right we’ve also added the mixed surface version of Pikes Peak too
    • New – Each route on Pikes Peak is available with a variety of weather conditions (Sunny\Rain\Overcast\Clear)
    • New – Hillclimb car class featuring the Peugeot 405 T16 Pikes Peak, the Peugeot 205 T16 Pikes Peak and the Audi Sport Quattro S1 Pikes Peak.
    • New – Hillclimb career mode and full support for Online Events and Leagues
    • New – Added a few tutorial messages and hints and tips to some menus and loading screens
    • New – Sent all our AI drivers back to rally school, turns out they were struggling to keep up with you guys so expect a bit more of a challenge from now on
    • New – Your changes in position are now shown on the event and championship standings
    • New – Added a message to let you know when you’ve been promoted or relegated in Championship mode
    • New – 13 new achievements for all you unlock and rub in your friends faces.
    • New – Added the ability to map clutch and gears for the following steering wheels: Logitech Driving Force EX, Logitech Driving Force GT, Logitech Driving Force Pro, Logitech MOMO Racing Wheel, Thrustmaster F430 Force Feedback Racing Wheel, Thrustmaster Ferrari GT Experience Racing Wheel, Thrustmaster RGT FF Pro, Microsoft Wireless Xbox 360 Racing Wheel
    • New – Added analogue handbrake support
    • Change – Engineer slots now unlock based on distance driven rather than spending your hard earned credits
    • Change – When using a wheel the ragdoll shake effect is now turned off
    • Change – Had our mechanics make some improvements to the drivetrain on all of the cars
    • Change – Custom Events now use the full fat versions of the cars rather than the poor mans versions
    • Change – Improved our Steam error reporting, this won’t really change anything for you right now but it will help us in the future in particular with getting to the bottom of error 41 issues
    • Change – Made it clearer when you can’t afford a car
    • Change – Improved the messages which tell you what the different game modes are
    • Change – Custom events now tell you if a stage is a “Long” or “Sprint” (short) version
    • Change – Changed certain title headers in the leagues reward screens to make it clearer where you finished
    • Change – The weekly event is now six stages instead of four
    • Fix – If you’re using a H-Pattern with clutch setup, the game no longer shifts to neutral when contact with your kit is lost.
    • Fix – Turns out that sometimes the AI would overshoot the start line, we’ve had a word with them about it
    • Fix – Hand braking when using manual clutch now no longer locks all four wheels on the Ford Fiesta
    • Fix – Position indicators will now stop showing the incorrect information
    • Fix – Fixed a weird thing that would sometimes let you have more than one go at an online event (bet you’re gutted you didn’t notice that one)
    • Fix – Ever been caught in an infinite loop of disconnects and reconnects at the end of an online event? Yeah, we fixed that.
    • Car update – The Fiat 131 Abarth now has historically accurate rear lights
    • Car update – The Fiat 131 Abarth now features the Rallysport Development livery
    • Car update – The Ford Escort Mk II now features the Phil Collins’ livery
    • Car update – The Lancia Fulvia HF now features the Lancia livery.
    • Car update – The Peugeot 205 T16 Evo 2 now features the Peugeot Sport livery
     
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  2. Sam Hill

    Sam Hill
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    I don't give a toss what they're putting in the game till I can actually get on it. I'm still £20 out of pocket with nothing to show for it. For a company as large as CodeMasters I find that disgraceful
     
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  3. At work and can't test anything, but did they implement proper FFB yet or are we still waiting for that "feature"?

    I do like the cheeky update comments though.
     
  4. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Not sure what the problem is you are having but I can get on the game perfectly fine without issues. Have you created a thread for your problem with specific info so people can help resolving your issues?
     
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  5. Seems to be coming along nicely. If they can keep to their release time line there should be quite a bit of content ready for Christmas. Hope they get round to fixing the 'floaty' feeling of the cars when using a wheel though.
     
  6. Jay Ekkel

    Jay Ekkel
    Kylotonn Games

    after many (virtual) deaths on pikes peak, i made a somewhat decent run

     
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  7. Mario Andretti once said, "There are places where, if you go off, you'll starve to death before you hit the bottom."
     
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  8. Mark Sheepwash

    Mark Sheepwash
    To finish first, first you have to turn up...... Premium Member

    Fantastic downloading it now.
    This is how it should be done:



    I also saw on the dev note about this it says next stop Germany... 45k Panzerplatte stage would be nice :)
     
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  9. You've come onto a forum and ranted away about a problem that obviously only you have got without any explanation. Go away.
     
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  10. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff

    Won't happen, the stages are as long as they can be according to Codies.
     
  11. Lazarou

    Lazarou
    Premium Member

    According to a dev on Steam it's coming between now and the Germany update. Then I will have to get on board.
     
  12. Sam Hill

    Sam Hill
    #00

    It's not just me though... Lots of people can't get on because of this "Error 41". And CM still don't know what causes it
     
  13. Andrew

    Andrew
    Global Moderator Staff Premium Member

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  14. Was hoping they gave us proper audio sliders. Someone said the engine levels were better, but still loud as heck for me. Just way too loud to comfortably play. Played a little when I first got it, but since then haven't touched it. Here's to hoping for the next update so I can play again.

    There was a thread earlier on Steam where justbiglee mentioned they're looking for it to be out of EA by the end of the year, but if they have to go a little longer they will.
     
  15. Lazarou

    Lazarou
    Premium Member

    Here are some of the cars on the walls of the devs office. I can see my favorite the Maxi Megane. Loads in the pipeline hopefully.

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  16. Ricoow

    Ricoow
    420 Premium Member

    You only just beat me to it Andrew :p
     
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  17. Just like Ari Vatanen LOL boobooobooo
     
  18. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff

    I wonder if that is a dream-list, or actual content. I cannot help but thing the first. Then they'll make whatever they are able to obtain the rights to!
     
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  19. Mark Sheepwash

    Mark Sheepwash
    To finish first, first you have to turn up...... Premium Member

    Yeah wishful thinking I know :(
     
  20. Maybe i dont' see it but...is there a way of race the rally cars in Pikes Peak? I mean, i can only select "hillclimb" ones...