DiRT Rally Road Book – 31/07/15
Another week gone already but what an eventful week it’s been, the World RX beasts have had their final coat of wax and are covered up safe and secure in the service area. That’s right, the DiRT Rally World RX update is coming next week… Try not to scuff our new cars up too much.
Before I pass you over to DiRT Chief Game Designer Paul Coleman we have two important messages for DiRT Rally players upgrading to Windows 10 this week.
First one is to back up your save before upgrading, DiRT Rally does support Steam Cloud Saving but we’d hate for you to get caught out if there was a problem with Steam, your internet connection or your PC.
To back up your save go to this folder on your pc C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\<USER NUMBER> then look for the folder called 310560. Right click on it, zip it, then put it on a USB stick or somewhere safe just in case. If you need to restore your save just unzip the folder and put it back in the same place.
Next up is something which we’ve only noticed a few people suffer from but if you could help spread the word to those affected that would be awesome. It appears that after upgrading to windows 10 some people can’t launch the game, if this happens to you please follow the following steps:
- Right click on “DiRT Rally” in the Steam Library
- Select “Properties”
- Select the “Local Files” tab
- Click on the “Browse Local Files” button
- Delete the file “drt.exe” from the install directory
- Click on the Verify Integrity Of Game Cache” button
- Steam will do its thing and you’ll be good to go.
That’s enough from me, I’ll hand you over to Paul for an update on the news from studio.
Kick It With @KickUp
It’s been a good week here in the studio as we have been wrapping things up for the launch of the FIA World Rallycross Update. A few weeks back I talked about how we were making changes to the rallycross cars based on the feedback we got from the drivers out in Höljes. Well, we have got those changes in and the cars are feeling great. They are a whole load more responsive and we have dialled in the setups so that the cars are much closer to what the drivers expect from their cars.
This has however meant that we had much less time to train and refine our AI drivers so when the pack comes out you may find that the computer opponents are a little bit on the slow side. We’ve opted for a safe approach here ensuring that the AI aren’t overly aggressive and making crazy mistakes but over the coming weeks we’ll be looking at the times that you guys are setting and the way that you are driving and making sure that we retrain our AI so that they can offer you a significantly tougher challenge in the next update.
A new feature we will be adding for this pack is a rear view mirror that operates on all camera views. This is obviously integral to Rallycross as it allows you to keep an eye on the drivers behind you. We had intended this feature to be turned on by default but we found it hits performance pretty hard on mid to low spec machines so we have made the call to turn it off by default. So if you want to give it a go and see if your machine can handle it then make sure you go into the graphics options and turn it on. I think that’s about it from me but I’ll see you soon on the next DiRT Show.
Tweet of the Week
Our friends at Mountune will be at Ford Fair this Sunday and we’ve sent them a massive box of swag to give away. Oh yeah, and you’ll be able to have a sneaky go at our World RX update before the full launch. So head down to Silverstone this weekend and say hi!
— mountune (@Mountune) July 31, 2015
Screenshot of the Week
Video of the Week
This needs no introduction, well done RephGochu
That’s your lot for this week; we’ll be back on Monday with a brand new episode of the DiRT Show – have an awesome weekend.
Don’t cut. Be brave.