Featured New DiRT Rally 2.0 Roadbook: Recording Co-Driver Calls

Discussion in 'DiRT Rally 2.0' started by Paul Jeffrey, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    Codemasters have released a second 'DiRT 2.0 Roadbook' earlier today, with a focus on the recording methods of co-driver calls employed with the new simulation...

    Much has been made of the potential return to form for the Codemasters DiRT franchise with the upcoming DiRT Rally 2.0, and it looks like Codies are certainly working hard to capture those small details that could potentially mark out this new release as something very special for rally fans.

    Bringing in Neil Cole and World Rally Championship winning co-driver Phil Mills for the new title, Codemasters have shown some rather impressive attention to detail in the recording of the all important stage calls for DR 2.0. Strapping Mills to a full D Box motion rig as he blasts around the game stages, Codemasters have spent plenty of effort in trying to replicate the pitch and tone of a real world co-driver as he shouts out the calls from the passenger seat of a rally machine.

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    Recording each stage a total of three times under different conditions, DiRT Rally 2.0 will utilise different invisible marker points around the stages to prompt the software to engage the appropriate instruction, firmly aiming to give the virtual driver a realistic audio experience behind the wheel.

    It really is amazing how much effort Codemasters have put in to getting this important aspect right for the new game, a very positive sign of the level of detail that looks likely to be lavished on DiRT Rally 2.0 when it releases early next year.

    You can read the full roadbook release HERE.

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    What do you think of the latest DiRT 2.0 roadbook? Excited to see (hear) the outcome of the recording methods used in co-driver calls? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
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  2. delpinsky

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    Intersting!
    For sure this kind of recording should give the co-driver the pathos, the intensity we need.
     
  3. LibranRabbit

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    I’m getting chills already!
     
  4. Ole Marius Myrvold

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    Same that was used for DiRT Rally pacenotes, which is quite noticeable. Apparently they used it for D4 as well, however, with no pre-made stages, it didn't work the same way.
     
  5. M D Gourley

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    ....hmmmm...D-Box motion riggggg....lovely...one can dream....back to reality, this looks like the right approach using the D-Box system to give reality to the pace notes, nice work CM.
     
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  6. Nick Gregory

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    Still hoping this can be an option.

     
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  7. Cote Dazur

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    Am I the only one finding hilarious that the guy reading the notes is wearing a helmet?:roflmao:
     
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  8. Martin Fiala

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    The reason for him wearing the helmet is explained in the article. (They're recording the calls using the actual equipment they're using in real life, again the same what they were doing in the first game.)
     
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  9. Kurupt CDN

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    The hemet was one thing.....but the head sock takes it to the next level of realism :roflmao:
     
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  10. bogani

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    Well, the intercom where they actually record the sound from is integrated in the helmet so.... yeah.
     
  11. Ole Andreasen

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    Damn it. FAR too long until Februar 22.
    But I believe it is going to be an AWESOME titler.
     
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  12. Rallycameraman

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    He's likely wearing his balaclava because it's easier to get the helmet on, and it keeps the inside of his helmet clean too.

    I wear my balaclava whenever I wear my helmet when i'm Go Karting at my local track.
     
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  13. anton_Chez

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    I died listening to that Aussie co driver video. That's GOLD. I actually thought there was a real mod for it that I'd missed when I saw the post.... :roflmao:
     
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  14. 69Harder

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    If only the rest of the game is as authentic as the pace notes !
    I highly doubt it though !
    Nevertheless I will buy this Rally game but if it stays on my SSD for very long is another thing !
    The only Rally game/sim that haven't left my SSD is RBR !
     
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  15. gamer19

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    Taking pacenotes while driving with gamepad hmm... are they sure this is DiRT Rally 2.0 and not just another DiRT... :(
     
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  16. Koen Verlinde

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    Probably an archive photo of some sorts, considering the box says Dirt 3 which was already way too "loud" for my rallytaste.
     
  17. bogani

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    I believe that is a pic from when Paul Coleman recorded notes for the original Dirt Rally.
     
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  18. RufGTI

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    Sadly the German Co-Driver calls in DiRT Rally 1 were done by three different people who also did it in different styles. I hope these get better this time. I also tried out the English Co-Driver but listening to that one without the help of visible indicators was pretty hard. As far as I know even most professionals get their calls in their mother tongue.
     
  19. roadyroad

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    Indeed, they should do the job in all languages, it's a shame they get the co driver right only in english. Other previous rally games did it (I don't know about the wrc series), why can't they do it?
     
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  20. Frank Lehmann

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    As i wrote on twitter:
    Run 4 is missing. Motion rig plus VR = Highest stress & immersion #NoVRnoBuy
    :p
     
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