Following Dirt Rally 2 Page 28

  • DrStrangelove 7 Apr 2019 10:53:06 14,118 posts
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    In other news, I just finished yesterday's dailies (just expired). One daily was H3 RWD in USA/rain and for God's sake visibility is catastrophic with those clouds blinding you. Sierra Cosworth. In the rain. With the bottom half of the screen just black. I had to drive at half speed because I literally couldn't see further than 5 metres and still had some accidents because there was no way to tell where the road was going.

    Next, RX. Again wet and with blinding sun/clouds. Next daily, wet night stage in Group B obviously.

    Then started the NZ R5 weekly and was happy that finally I'd get some good lighting conditions. First stage at dawn, sun shining right in your face. Second stage, dawn, wet, road was dark enough already for headlights while the clouds were still blinding. I was pretty sure at this point that the next stage would be night again. And it was night and wet.

    After that, finally a stage with good visibility. But that was 6 dailies/stages in a row with visibility ranging from bad to none. What the fuck?
  • voden 7 Apr 2019 11:12:17 720 posts
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    Couldn't resist another go this morning, 7:58.787. That's it for this car, unless I try that LSD change or whatever it is. Really is awful to try and slide with default set up, wish I knew how to tune!
  • DrStrangelove 7 Apr 2019 11:44:51 14,118 posts
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    Well now I have to have another go, haven't I. I usually avoid tuning too, but when I have to drive a car with such horrible default setup I'm starting to try. I have no idea about toe angle and all that rubbish but differential settings aren't quite so hard to understand and can fix bad handling without a lot of fiddling.

    I'll try with the different settings, although it may turn out to worsen my times. Sometimes a car feels better but is actually slower because the loss of traction is bad for acceleration.
  • voden 7 Apr 2019 12:28:40 720 posts
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    https://youtu.be/y644Fa1mgkA my run if anyone is interested.
  • Slint1000 7 Apr 2019 12:32:42 3,386 posts
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    My wheelís here! Iím massively over steering with it so far, so I assume I either need to change some settings or just get used to it. Probably a bit of both.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 7 Apr 2019 13:13:45 19,829 posts
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    It'll take you a while to get used to it but try these. Also it's important to set the wheel to 540 degrees manually. Not sure how you do that with logitech stuff though.

    http://i.imgur.com/691OuTD.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/sr8yZgC.jpg
  • Slint1000 7 Apr 2019 14:05:55 3,386 posts
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    Those settings do help a bit actually thanks. Youíre right about the coffee table too, looks like Iíll be getting the stand then.

    Itís quite a learning curve but Iím enjoying it so far for sure.
  • DrStrangelove 7 Apr 2019 14:40:46 14,118 posts
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    @voden

    Nice driving there! Couldn't let go though, sorry :) 7:52.742

    Experimented a lot with tuning, what worked best for me was front and rear LSD driving lock reduced to middle (46.88Nm) and torque bias reduced to 45% to add a little bit of oversteer. Feels much better to me that way.
  • DrStrangelove 7 Apr 2019 14:41:17 14,118 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    Also it's important to set the wheel to 540 degrees manually.
    I think I played DR1 with 200 degrees
  • voden 7 Apr 2019 14:49:08 720 posts
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    @DrStrangelove nicely done! I admit defeat.

    /Switches on Xbox

    No, no that will do for me, might have a play with your settings tonight :)
  • DrStrangelove 7 Apr 2019 15:13:19 14,118 posts
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    What I noticed though is that you drive much cleaner than I do. I'm too impatient, I find it difficult to restrain myself, I just have to attack like a maniac and go as sideways as possible even in places where it doesn't make any sense. That is probably reflected in my car setups, where others may want to improve stability, I want less sideways traction and more oversteer. So my car setups might not work for everyone.

    That may also be the reason for my pretty extreme wheel setting of 200 degrees. For throwing the car left and right like an idiot a low setting is much easier.

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 15:18:52 07-04-2019
  • voden 7 Apr 2019 15:25:49 720 posts
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    I definitely want my cars to be a little looser than that car. I prefer more oversteer than that one had and a little more traction loss under throttle. At times that car felt like it was dying when you apply the throttle out of a corner.
  • DrStrangelove 7 Apr 2019 15:28:40 14,118 posts
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    Pretty much my thoughts then. Do try these settings then.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 7 Apr 2019 15:35:51 19,829 posts
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    DrStrangelove wrote:
    Decks wrote:
    Also it's important to set the wheel to 540 degrees manually.
    I think I played DR1 with 200 degrees
    It hmgetw easier the less rotation but it's much more fun at higher rotation. I'd have it at 900 if I could but it's way too hard.
  • DrStrangelove 7 Apr 2019 16:11:02 14,118 posts
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    hmgetw?
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 7 Apr 2019 16:45:57 19,829 posts
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    Hmgetw is an East Anglican word that describes a type of aquatic shrew. Implying that using such a low rotation you are a water based rodent. Apologies, I sometimes forget you're not from round these parts and may not understand some of the idiosyncrasies of the language.
  • DrStrangelove 7 Apr 2019 17:19:08 14,118 posts
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    No I'm always impressed by your knowledge about the most obscure things, and I appreciate you sharing it. More knowledge for me to show off with in future conversations.
  • DrStrangelove 7 Apr 2019 17:19:42 14,118 posts
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    New video

  • Slint1000 7 Apr 2019 18:05:49 3,386 posts
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    DrStrangelove wrote:
    Decks wrote:
    Also it's important to set the wheel to 540 degrees manually.
    I think I played DR1 with 200 degrees
    Do you mean that you can set the wheel so that it locks at a certain amount of degrees of turn? If thatís the case, mine goes 900 from lock to lock but Iíd love to reduce that if I can.

    Also, what do wheel users do for handbrake? Mineís set to the B button (O on PS I think) and I keep losing it as Iím turning the wheel round and round.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 7 Apr 2019 18:20:51 19,829 posts
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    There should be a way to manually set the rotation. What platform you on?
  • Slint1000 7 Apr 2019 18:25:12 3,386 posts
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    Xbox. Iíve managed to find a video in the thread below that explained it. A bit easy to miss!

    https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/threads/dirt-rally-2-0-wheel-settings.385615/
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 7 Apr 2019 18:32:32 19,829 posts
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    And getting used to the handbrake is probably the biggest obstable I had using a wheel on Dirt, it's second nature now though.

    I use R2 on the T300, is there anything similar on yours?

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91Z-R8Ii5dL._SL1500_.jpg
  • Slint1000 7 Apr 2019 18:48:59 3,386 posts
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    Thereís a button in a similar place, but it wonít let me bind to it for some reason. Iíve got a clutch pedal that Iím not using for anything though so I might try that.

    Thanks for the advice on the settings though, itís a big help.
  • voden 7 Apr 2019 19:26:46 720 posts
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    @DrStrangelove nice run, does looks like it's losing grip easier now.
  • DrStrangelove 7 Apr 2019 19:26:52 14,118 posts
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    Slint1000 wrote:
    Do you mean that you can set the wheel so that it locks at a certain amount of degrees of turn? If thatís the case, mine goes 900 from lock to lock but Iíd love to reduce that if I can.
    On PC, I was using the Logitech gaming whatever software to reduce wheel turn degrees. That probably doesn't work on XBox.

    Also, what do wheel users do for handbrake? Mineís set to the B button (O on PS I think) and I keep losing it as Iím turning the wheel round and round.
    I've got an ancient Driving Force Pro which has a manual-sequential shifter attached. It's also got buttons on the back of the wheel, so I used these for shifting and pulling the stick for handbrake. Sadly it doesn't seem like anyone's making wheels with a manual sequential stick anymore.
  • DrStrangelove 7 Apr 2019 19:27:29 14,118 posts
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    LizaStone wrote:
    @voden Absolutely agree
    Care to hang out?
  • DrStrangelove 7 Apr 2019 19:49:24 14,118 posts
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    voden wrote:
    @DrStrangelove nice run, does looks like it's losing grip easier now.
    The lower you set the LSD driving lock, the more sideways it goes
  • DrStrangelove 8 Apr 2019 18:09:36 14,118 posts
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    Fucking hell the Sierra is a useless pile of crap. As everyone will surely agree, RWD is most fun, but the Sierra fucks up even that. I wish they didn't force me to drive it.
  • Slint1000 8 Apr 2019 19:55:08 3,386 posts
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    Iím going all in then, Iíve ordered a Wheelstand Pro and the gear stick. Iíve messed around with the wheel settings and got it feeling pretty good, but the pedals being under my coffee table just isnít cutting it. My knees keep getting in the way, or the pedals slide along the carpet when I break hard.

    This game is costing me a fortune, but I can tell itíll feel a lot more comfortable with everything all fixed in place.

    That should also sort my handbrake problems because Iíll be able to set it to one of the flappy paddles on my wheel. A lot harder to miss than one of the face buttons.

    You guys all wear a crash helmet too right?

    Edited by Slint1000 at 21:56:09 08-04-2019
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