Community Announcements - HeliosCM
The recently-revealed Codemasters racer DiRT 3, due out on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next year, will have "snow and ice, dynamic weather, YouTube uploads, fierce rides and epic tracks, splitscreen support, party modes, an open-world playground and more real-life sponsors and stars than ever," according to the latest issue of Edge magazine.

More details can be found in the full article at the below URL.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/mag-spills-dirt-3-details
Community Announcements - HeliosCM
Just a heads-up that the next editions of OXM, OPM and Edge Magazine will all contain preview articles for DiRT 3.

I think you'll start seeing copies arrive in the shops around the 7th August.

If you haven't signed up already, why not sign up to the DiRT 3 official Facebook and Twitter Sites. We've just recently uploaded to the Facebook page the first glimpse of a still image taken from the upcoming DiRT 3 trailer.

www.facebook.com/dirt3game

www.twitter.com/dirt3game
Community Announcements - HeliosCM
Exciting news about DiRT 3 in MCV recently!

http://www.mcvuk.com/news/39253/Dirt-3-details-revealed

“The nature of a unified engine means features developed for one title will benefit others, so you’ll be seeing the dynamic effects in Formula One 2010 in future racing titles”.

“This sharing and some healthy competition between studios means players will reap the rewards in the next iteration of DiRT, with even more extreme environment conditions.”

Community Announcements - HeliosCM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-t20OQPX3Q

With the announcement of Ken Block's Gymkhana THREE, comes the opportunity of a life time! One lucky winner will have an opportunity to visit the set of Gymkhana THREE and get a ride a long. Second and third place winners will receive DC Ken Block gear, and autographed posters!

Entry is simple- go to http://auto.dcshoes.com/contests/2/gymkhana-3/ and tell us where you think the video should be filmed, including a trick for Ken to in the video. The most creative answers will win the trip!

Community Announcements - HeliosCM
IGN recently got the scoop on some exciting news regarding the future of DiRT – in their F1 2010 interview, they quizzed the chief games designer who let slip that F1 2010’s revolutionary dynamic weather system is likely to be featured in the next DiRT game.

Here’s how he spilled the beans:

IGN: And will this new weather system be making its way into future Codemasters' games?

Stephen Hood: One of the added benefits is that the weather system we've developed will now become part of the EGO engine so it can feed into all of our future projects such as DiRT 3."

Good news for all DiRT fans :)
Kotaku

The Activision v Infinity Ward Of The Racing Game WorldCodemasters, the studio behind racing games like Dirt and the upcoming F1 2010, is taking another developer to court, accusing it of "poaching staff".


Late last year, Trevor Williams and Nick Wheelwright - former Codemasters executives - broke away from the British studio and formed their own new team, called Playground Games.


Codemasters now alleges, though, that Playground "poached" around a dozen Codemasters employees, who "had access to trade secrets and confidential information to give it a head start of about 12 months in developing and marketing games."


In total, 17 former Codemasters employees have been named in the suit, which also alleges that Playground "disrupted Codemasters' development of its own racing games".


Juicy.

Rival didn't play fair, claims games giant
[Daily Mail]


Kotaku

The Activision vs Infinity Ward Of The Racing Game WorldCodemasters, the studio behind racing games like Dirt and the upcoming F1 2010, is taking another developer to court, accusing it of "poaching staff".


Late last year, Trevor Williams and Nick Wheelwright - former Codemasters executives - broke away from the British studio and formed their own new team, called Playground Games.


Codemasters now alleges, though, that Playground "poached" around a dozen Codemasters employees, who "had access to trade secrets and confidential information to give it a head start of about 12 months in developing and marketing games."


In total, 17 former Codemasters employees have been named in the suit, which also alleges that Playground "disrupted Codemasters' development of its own racing games".


Juicy.

Rival didn't play fair, claims games giant
[Daily Mail]


Announcement - Valve
Save 75% off Codemasters Racing Pack, including DiRT2, DiRT, FUEL, GRID, and ToCA Race Driver 3.
Mar 1, 2010
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Dirt2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted.

Graphics
  • Shadow quality setting of “low” is now correctly saved instead of resetting to “medium” Combinations of both high resolutions and high MSAA levels have been restricted on graphics cards with low memory to prevent issues found with those settings
  • Added missing function key icons
  • Fixed several lighting artefacts in night races
  • Fixed missing initial load screen on multi-GPU setups under DX11
  • Alt+Tab and Alt+Enter are now better supported under DX11
  • Benchmark mode now correctly applies custom settings
  • Fixed missing text in benchmark mode pause menu
  • Fixed a crash when changing multisampling mode
  • Fixed flickering text on stats screen in network mode
  • Improved image sharpness in DX9
  • Fixes to improve NVIDIA 3D Vision support
  • Better default graphics options are chosen when running the game for the first time with a GeForce 8400 GS
Audio
  • Fixed an issue where replay music would suddenly cut in when navigating a replay at very slow speeds
  • Ensured that OpenAL is properly shut down when exiting the game using Alt+F4
  • Prevented reverb cutting in and out abruptly on the Utah tracks
Gameplay
  • Fixed player being able to drive through the ground on the Rewang Trailblazer track
  • Fixed wall-riding on Battersea routes
  • Bug-fixes for LA Stadium, Malaysia Rally and Baja Rally tracks
General
  • Fixed a rare crash during the loading sequence
  • Fixed an issue in the Russian language version where the default player name is missing from the one-to-watch sequence
  • Fixed an issue where loading and saving would fail if multiple controllers were connected
  • Fixed a crash which could occur when entering the first race using a motion platform
Changes
  • Removed 16x quality coverage sampled anti-aliasing support
  • Added support for MS Sidewinder Force-Feedback USB Wheel
  • Added support for Logitech Driving Force USB Wheel
  • Added support for Logitech Cordless RumblePad 2 USB controller
  • Machines with 6 cores will now use the 4-core worker map rather than the single core map
Optimisations
  • Optimised shadow rendering
  • Optimised CPU performance on machines with SMT and multiple cores
  • Improvements to frame-rate fluidity and triple-buffering support
Community Announcements - HeliosCM
Hi all,

Just a quick message to say that the latest DiRT 2 PC Patch has just been released today. You can find a full list of fixes at the below URL:


http://bit.ly/dxQrEp

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