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DCult
06-15-07, 05:08 PM
Just got it for 40 Euros. Install took ages. Defrag after install with the Raptor took another millennium. Initial impressions: Slight fps increase compared to demo. Starting vehicles and stages suck and to unlock all the stages and cars they charge you 4.5 Euros (!). Championship mode is much better, as is the career mode. Keyboard control is good, but have yet to try the MOMO racing wheel. This is definitely no simulation but is fun nevertheless. Crashed on me once but the patch says that it takes care of that. Anyone else who got it has an opinion to share?

PS. For those interested (I don't) the european version (if there is one) has FADE (?) and STARFORCE protection.

JaylumX
06-15-07, 05:15 PM
Still handles like a woman with a fat ass. Issues with Logitech Cordless Rumble Pad 2 gamepad as sometimes it doesn't work. Had to use keyboard as car handles better. Old bugs still present like being unable to select Ultra for shadows and unable to select high dsp effect under openAL.

Still a cool game.

DCult
06-15-07, 05:17 PM
Still handles like a woman with a fat ass. Issues with Logitech Cordless Rumble Pad 2 gamepad as sometimes it doesn't work. Had to use keyboard as car handles better. Old bugs still present like being unable to select Ultra for shadows and unable to select high dsp effect under openAL.

Still a cool game.

Those are addressed in the patch I believe.

PS: lol at Kingston Hypermax

JaylumX
06-15-07, 05:22 PM
Those are addressed in the patch I believe.

PS: lol at Kingston Hypermax

No they were not fella. They are still there :thumbdwn:

nekrosoft13
06-15-07, 05:41 PM
demo handles perfectly fine for me.

Dragunov
06-15-07, 05:52 PM
I just hate the starforce protection in the game :thumbdwn:

MikeC
06-15-07, 06:40 PM
I found the steering controls were too sensitive in the demo.

The graphics are top notch and the medium setting makes a GeForce 8800 GTX huff and puff at 2650x1600.

SwedX
06-16-07, 05:42 AM
Whats up with this game. 20 - 40 FPS with a 8800GTX in 1680*1050.
Runs like crap.

Everywon screems unoptimized yeah it must, its unplayable.Codemasters WTF have you been doing.

BioHazZarD
06-16-07, 05:52 AM
Its a ****ty 360 port thats why.

SwedX
06-16-07, 05:56 AM
Its a ****ty 360 port thats why.

I was afraid of that to :thumbdwn:

CaptNKILL
06-16-07, 06:49 AM
The buggy race in the demo was unplayable on my system at any settings (same on my brother's computer). The other race was decent but still left a lot to be desired.

My brother and I were both really looking forward to this but until they make it not run like pure ass, we're not buying it.

pg_ice
06-16-07, 07:38 AM
The buggy race in the demo was unplayable on my system at any settings

no wonder with that CPU :)
your 8800GTX is only running at half the speed
buy a C2D and overclock it and you have doubled the FPS right away.

SwedX
06-16-07, 07:42 AM
I got a e4300@3GHZ and it still dont run like I want..have to scale down on the settings then it's okey but with this system it should freaking fly.

Jackrabbit710
06-16-07, 07:43 AM
Got the game yesterday, its absolutely brilliant, good balance of sim and arcade, the crashes look great, i love watching a good crash in slow motion.
Using my logitec G25, took my a while to set all the options up so it feels right but got it near perfect.
Runs great to, 25+fps, everything on Ultra with 4xAA and 16xAF
Its such a well polished game

CaptNKILL
06-16-07, 07:43 AM
no wonder with that CPU :)
your 8800GTX is only running at half the speed
buy a C2D and overclock it and you have doubled the FPS right away.
Running at half speed? :p

I ran the game at absolute minimum settings and it ran in slow motion half the time. It was obviously some kind of performance glitch.

Xion X2
06-16-07, 08:34 AM
You guys w/ GTXs should be able to play this game just fine. Just run it at high settings (Ultra shadows take over 512MB of framebuffer) like I do on my 2900XT. I get around 40FPS on the buggy track. It never drops below 38FPS while I'm driving:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=1281189&postcount=412

MUYA
06-16-07, 08:40 AM
Went to the local shop....they didn't have it. Guess I will try sometime next week. Anxious to get my Momo wheel going again

pg_ice
06-16-07, 09:09 AM
Running at half speed? :p


time to wake up.
your X2 cant feed your 8800GTX
your 8800GTX is waiting and thinking why the hell it takes forever to get info from the CPU.

C2D is the only way to go
as i said you will be able to get twice the performance.

[BANDIT]
06-16-07, 09:12 AM
" Ultra graphic settings modified slightly to be usable with hardware of today." - so graphic is better or worsed?

nekrosoft13
06-16-07, 10:50 AM
demo runned perfectly for me !!

i so ****ing want teh full game, best rally game ever.

SwedX
06-16-07, 11:49 AM
Yepp as I said turn down it a little and now runs just fine :)
Just started played and it seems like the Colin game I dreamed of and looks extremely good, it shows its a new engine, total nexgen.

Xion really nice pics there.

pg_ice
06-16-07, 12:10 PM
In the meantime I found a good G25 setting, it's not that bad now but still to arcade-ish.

Here are a few shots (haven't tried AA yet):


damn!
best graphics so far
if you didnt know it was a game you could take it for a real rally coverage on tv :)

pg_ice
06-16-07, 12:25 PM
i dont have a proper graphics card yet and i dont have the game
but if you want a sharper and more realistic looking graphics it shouldnt be a big deal to fix.

i did some changes in Photoshop but the same changes can be done in the nvidia control panel
all i did was to add some sharpening and a higher gamma setting.

try to higher the "image sharpening" under Color Correction to around 50% (slider in the middle)
and also higher the gamma to something like 1.64 and you "should" get the same effect as in the picture.

http://web.telia.com/~u15011310/dir2.jpg

http://web.telia.com/~u15011310/test.jpg

Edit: Gamma at 1.16 and image sharpening at 25% (slider 1/4) seems to be best

stncttr908
06-16-07, 02:02 PM
Got the game yesterday, its absolutely brilliant, good balance of sim and arcade, the crashes look great, i love watching a good crash in slow motion.
Using my logitec G25, took my a while to set all the options up so it feels right but got it near perfect.
Runs great to, 25+fps, everything on Ultra with 4xAA and 16xAF
Its such a well polished game
With this game anything hovering around 30 seems more than playable to me.

Shocky
06-16-07, 07:42 PM
22-30 fps on every track for me, it's the same with AA/AF disabled or enabled , low or ultra settings or with single car or full grid on screen...

WTF??

This is with a 8800 GTX btw, with C2D at 3GHz+