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Old 01-15-2012, 04:40 PM
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Who's playing Dirt 3? It's a great balance with Forza 4 and especially for those of you with a wheel, it's MUST own! It does have some X Games Gymkhana "crap" that I don't really care for, but the rally aspects and especially the Rally racing and Rally time trials online are as much fun as any racing online I've found including Forza 3 and 4, GT5, F1 2011.

Ripping through the snowy woods in Norway in the middle of the night is eerily creepy and a blast. Full on rain and thunderstorms, heavy snow, all sorts of weather at tracks all over the world with Rally cars from the 60s all the way to modern day. There are also Trophy trucks, buggies, etc.

I think you can pick it up now for $40 or maybe even $30. Even without a wheel, it's a must if you're a true race fan and the actually rally aspects are pretty close to sim. Cockpit view/helmet cam with no HUD and only going by your dash and your navigator barking out instructions and they're surprisingly accurate. Hauling azz through the rain with your wipers ripping back and forth while you're passenger is telling you to take a blind turn through a forrest wide open in 5th can get you on edge pretty good.

Haven't messed with the movie maker much, but here's a brief one. You can upload videos directly to Youtube from the game.

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I really need to pick up a 360.

My favorite part of GT3 was the rally racing.
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i have it for the ps3, picked it up for $15 on black friday. fun game.
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After Codemasters produced 2 pieces of garbage in F1 2010 and 2011 and refuse to fix the bugs in either game with further patches, I refuse to buy any more of their products.

Codemasters sucks.
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Ditto on GT.. I have GT5 as well, but mainly play Forza and Dirt.

Thunder, F1 2011 is by far one of the best console sims out there!! Are you sure you're not thinking of Shift 2? lol

Ted, Dingo and I have been racing a bit and Mullet, too. I'm trying to talk them into Dirt 3 just b/c I know anyone that loves racing would have a blast online w/ Dirt 3. Plus, the people are a lot nicer and more "legit" compared to the kids you get with GT5 and Forza 4. They just want to race instead of play crash up derby. lol
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I am 100% positive i'm talking about F1 2011 and 2010 for that matter.

There are a ton of bugs. Including the graphics on PS3, specifically the frame rate is crap. There's a bug with the wrong set of tires being constantly put on during races, the AI cars are a mess, punctured tires when there shouldn't be, career mode is screwed up, online is a mess (dropped connections, invisible walls), the penalty system is screwed up it's all here you can read about it:

http://community.codemasters.com/for...03/index2.html

The hoopla has calmed down a lot, and to be honest, if you're happy with it, don't read their forum, you might not bump into the bugs or not realize they're happening, and if you do know about them, it might ruin your appreciation for the game if you do.

I'm a huge Formula 1 fan, I have GT5 and Forza4, and I'm most disappointed in F1 2011 and 2010, CM really screwed the pooch on both of them.

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btw- The complaints are so frequent on that forum, that the mods just close the complaint threads. It's laughable. And CM has already said that there won't be a 3 patch as they've already moved on to F1 2012. They suck.
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have to pick that up !
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37.52 on Amazon...might have to pick it up.
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I am 100% positive i'm talking about F1 2011 and 2010 for that matter.

There are a ton of bugs. Including the graphics on PS3, specifically the frame rate is crap. There's a bug with the wrong set of tires being constantly put on during races, the AI cars are a mess, punctured tires when there shouldn't be, career mode is screwed up, online is a mess (dropped connections, invisible walls), the penalty system is screwed up it's all here you can read about it:

http://community.codemasters.com/for...03/index2.html

The hoopla has calmed down a lot, and to be honest, if you're happy with it, don't read their forum, you might not bump into the bugs or not realize they're happening, and if you do know about them, it might ruin your appreciation for the game if you do.

I'm a huge Formula 1 fan, I have GT5 and Forza4, and I'm most disappointed in F1 2011 and 2010, CM really screwed the pooch on both of them.
You obviously don't read the Forza forums or you wouldn't be playing that, either. lol

I'm playing it on 360 and the only racing game I play on PS3 is GT5 b/c I don't have a choice. There are a ton of bugs in PS3 counterparts, always. And I know there are bugs in F1. It's still a great game if you have a good wheel set up. If you play with a controller, I wouldn't bother, though. Dirt 3 is probably alright with a controller. I'm on all of those forums, too, GT planet, CM, various Forza and GT5 forums, etc. The bugs in *all* of these games are nothing new.

If you don't want to play it, don't play it.
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have to pick that up !
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37.52 on Amazon...might have to pick it up.
It's WELL worth it. GT5's rally by comparison is really weak and Forza just doesn't have it all all.

Rally cars wide open in the middle of the night in snow blasting through the woods...
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Which version is better, Xbox or PS3?
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Which version is better, Xbox or PS3?
Xbox from everything I've seen and read and that's pretty standard across the board. Far less bugs and glitches and if you ever do play online, there will always be more in Xbox Live vs PSN. Obviously I don't have a choice with GT5. People were having problems with their wheels in the PS3 version. HOWEVER, you have a full set up with a clutch pedal, the 360 version does not support the clutch. That kind of sucks, but I can live with it and most rally cars are sequential shift anyway.
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It's WELL worth it. GT5's rally by comparison is really weak and Forza just doesn't have it all all.

Rally cars wide open in the middle of the night in snow blasting through the woods...
Yeah...Forza 4 is good, but I'm not as in love with it as I was Forza 3 for some reason.
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I actually like it more. Rivals Mode is about the best thing going in console racers, IMO.

It's worth noting that the cockpit view is really good in Dirt as it is in Forza.
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You obviously don't read the Forza forums or you wouldn't be playing that, either. lol

I'm playing it on 360 and the only racing game I play on PS3 is GT5 b/c I don't have a choice. There are a ton of bugs in PS3 counterparts, always. And I know there are bugs in F1. It's still a great game if you have a good wheel set up. If you play with a controller, I wouldn't bother, though. Dirt 3 is probably alright with a controller. I'm on all of those forums, too, GT planet, CM, various Forza and GT5 forums, etc. The bugs in *all* of these games are nothing new.

If you don't want to play it, don't play it.
I have a wheel for both PS3 and Xbox. The only reason I bought the PS3 was for GT5 and the blu ray player, but the wheels for PS3 are better. Luckily I got a MS wheel and pedals a couple of years ago and it's still going strong even after a ton of miles on Forza 3/4. I hope it doesn't break, I don't want to have replace it with a Fanatec, they're damn expensive.

You're right I don't read the Forza or GT forums as much as Formula 1, mostly because when there's a bug in Forza or GT5, they'll fix it with a patch at some point, SONY and MS actually fix their problems.

CM has now screwed it's customers on 2 games by dropping support and not patching 2010 or 2011 after 2 patches even though they acknowledge the bugs. By bugs in F1 i'm not talking about a glitch for points etc, I'm talking about flaws with the core of the game that ruin the game.

Regardless, I just feel ripped of by CM's refusal to continue to patch the F1 games.
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I actually like it more. Rivals Mode is about the best thing going in console racers, IMO.

It's worth noting that the cockpit view is really good in Dirt as it is in Forza.
with the Rivals statement; it' great
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After Codemasters produced 2 pieces of garbage in F1 2010 and 2011 and refuse to fix the bugs in either game with further patches, I refuse to buy any more of their products.

Codemasters sucks.
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I am 100% positive i'm talking about F1 2011 and 2010 for that matter.

There are a ton of bugs. Including the graphics on PS3, specifically the frame rate is crap. There's a bug with the wrong set of tires being constantly put on during races, the AI cars are a mess, punctured tires when there shouldn't be, career mode is screwed up, online is a mess (dropped connections, invisible walls), the penalty system is screwed up it's all here you can read about it:

http://community.codemasters.com/for...03/index2.html

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I'm a huge Formula 1 fan, I have GT5 and Forza4, and I'm most disappointed in F1 2011 and 2010, CM really screwed the pooch on both of them.

Codemasters id horrible, I have F1 2011 and is so buggy. They came out with 2 patches 1.1 & 1.2, I cannot get 1.2 to load on my computer. I have tried to contact CM but they never have replied. I will never buy another CM game…..
As of right now I can't get the game to even load
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ill have to check it out... ill let ya know when i have and copy.. !
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I have a wheel for both PS3 and Xbox. The only reason I bought the PS3 was for GT5 and the blu ray player, but the wheels for PS3 are better. Luckily I got a MS wheel and pedals a couple of years ago and it's still going strong even after a ton of miles on Forza 3/4. I hope it doesn't break, I don't want to have replace it with a Fanatec, they're damn expensive.

You're right I don't read the Forza or GT forums as much as Formula 1, mostly because when there's a bug in Forza or GT5, they'll fix it with a patch at some point, SONY and MS actually fix their problems.

CM has now screwed it's customers on 2 games by dropping support and not patching 2010 or 2011 after 2 patches even though they acknowledge the bugs. By bugs in F1 i'm not talking about a glitch for points etc, I'm talking about flaws with the core of the game that ruin the game.

Regardless, I just feel ripped of by CM's refusal to continue to patch the F1 games.
The MS wheel is great, it's a shame they stopped making it, but I'm holding onto mine. Now I'm using a Fanatec GT2, Clubsport pedals, and CSR H and sequential shifters. It works for 360, PS3, and PC.
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