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Old 02-11-11, 08:53 AM   #37
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Wait.

I enjoyed myself playing this game tonight.

1. I accepted that it is arcade car handling.
2. I've got my dfp wheel setup properly (360 degrees profiler).
3. I've learned to brake hard at corners and throw the car into the corner.

After the dirt driving school the feeling of the range rover in that license test was so awful I was ready to give up on this game. But after the driving school I was driving to a destination on my gps. GPS took me through a long dirt road. It was night...it started raining...there was thunder. Driving down that dirt road at night during a thunderstorm was fun.

Also, it does provide the one bit of fun that the original TDU offered. Driving in traffic. Passing cars by driving on the wrong side of the road and barely avoiding an oncoming car. Especially fun at night when you see headlights coming at you.

I'm actually looking forward to playing this again tomorrow.

Your mileage may vary. I have a high tolerance for bad games

Oh, be sure to keep your car clean

That's what I wish you could change about the first one. Being able to get rid of the traffic would have made the game a lot better. I think if you were playing single player it was probably better, but if you were playing in online mode cars would glitch all the time and you would run into things you didn't even see.


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I thought maybe I had false memories of the original game looking better, but you're right it did look better. It would also run better than this thing. I can't understand why it runs so badly for a game that looks no better than a 4 year old game.

One improvement is that at least you can walk around your car in the garage.
Also, I like the weather and day / night cycle. '
I like that you can play as a cop (haven't tried it yet).
I think it's really CPU limited. I know the first one was. Unfortunately no one who has the game is using an I7 processor. They have the little Havok logo on the splash screen so I'd imagine the CPU physics are what's eating all of the cpu time and causing the game to run at ~ 45fps for anyone with a Q6600. Guessing an I7 at 4ghz would let you vsync @ 60fps.

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The lack of motion blur definitely makes the game look worse in screenshots. In motion I'm not sure if the difference is that big, but still, they probably should have left motion blur in.

I think the biggest problems people are having are with the stupid cutscenes that aren't skippable and the controls. I'm guessing as you get further in the game, the less of those stupid cutscenes pop up. In terms of the controls, you guys really need to play around with it. It does make a difference and it is possible to dial it into something that feels right IMO. While on a controller and keyboard TDU1's default controls were great, on the MS Racing wheel it was awful because there wasn't enough precision and I had to spend a long time tweaking the controls to be right.

It also sucks that they removed a lot of the customization, like the ability to change your ****pit view angle.

If they are smart, they will be able to patch most of these problems easily.
Sorry but I can't help but at that. If they were smart they would have spent more time with the beta and fixed the bugs before the game released. Like I said before, the first one only got one patch that added two cars and made the audio worse. So I wouldn't exactly bank on them fixing this one.
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Old 02-11-11, 09:21 AM   #38
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I was thinking about getting this until I saw those screenshots.
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Old 02-11-11, 06:42 PM   #39
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Some positive points about this game:

1. It doesn't stutter like the first. Remember those hiccups that TDU 1 had? Gone.
2. The roads are smoother.
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Old 02-11-11, 10:56 PM   #40
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Some positive points about this game:

1. It doesn't stutter like the first. Remember those hiccups that TDU 1 had? Gone.
2. The roads are smoother.

A polished turd is still a turd.
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Old 02-12-11, 03:04 AM   #41
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A polished turd is still a turd.
I actually laughed, this game sucks balls that is pretty obvious, it does however strikes me as funny that a guy that has a Black Ops avatar is talking about polished turds
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Old 02-12-11, 04:34 AM   #42
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Thanks for the shots sammy

Good thing I played the beta and wasn't looking forward to this game after that.
Maybe I'll get it when it's $10 on Steam, maybe...
Np m8, this game MIGHT improve if more time is spent tuning the wheel/controller settings but sofar i dont really think it's worth the effort. TDU was my favourite game for a long time and i spent hours and hours playing it so of course it's saddening when they shortchange the PC version and screw up so many things that made the first game great. This is a big let down, much like UT3 it destroyed the franchise and i have a hard time finding any fun in either. If all they're gonna do to port a game from console to pc is to add higher res and a small amount of AA i think they might aswell not bother.
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Old 02-12-11, 07:08 PM   #43
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I think I was actually able to get crossfire to scale a bit with this game, still not perfect though. Will have to do some in depth testing. It's a shame it has to be such a cruddy port. But I suppose that's only one of many things wrong with it I still think it has potential. I think the offroading is kind of fun, but there are certainly other games in this genre that run circles around it in that area.
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Old 02-12-11, 08:01 PM   #44
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Interesting and sad at same time.
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Parkour47:So here's a list of a few things the game needs (in no particular order) >>

1) Inverted Y-axis option
2) Motion blur On/Off (ala TDU 1)
3) Offline weather effects
4) Mute online chat option
5) A patch to enable selling of the pink car (albatross)
6) More radio stations
7) Improved traffic violation laws
8) Interior ****pit lights, and dashboard indicators
9) High beam headlights
10) Windscreen wipers
11) Seat position adjustment (ala TDU 1)
12) Various button configurations
13) Stronger force feedback
14) Ignition switch (ala TDU 1)
15) Manual clutch control
16) Drafting capability
17) Realistic braking
18) Handling, grip, weight and physics OVERHAUL
19) Make the licenses easier to obtain
20) Cheaper car wash, how about 150 instead of 1,500?
21) Separate driving aids, i.e. ABS, traction control, stability management
22) Better wheel support
23) Smaller map icons (ala TDU 1)
24) Faster downshifting
25) Custom music
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Old 02-13-11, 02:46 AM   #45
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Old 02-13-11, 09:01 AM   #46
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The server seems to be down more or less constantly aswell (or sometimes it's up with limited connectivity for pc users) Atari/Eden really came through on this title
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Old 02-13-11, 09:11 AM   #47
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The game launcher temporarily brings down my computer's network connection
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Old 02-13-11, 10:58 AM   #48
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The game launcher temporarily brings down my computer's network connection
That's probably just the stardock rootkit taking over your pc...
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