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DiRT Rally is currently free to play for three days with 70% off

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DiRT Rally [Steam], the rather excellent game ported to Linux by Feral Interactive is free to try for the next three days so be sure to give it a go!

I love it, I absolutely suck at it, but I love it. This is a fantastic chance for those of you on the fence about buying it to give it a good few hours over the weekend to try it out. Personally, I've found it incredibly fun driving with the inside cockpit view, but it does make it really quite challenging with such a limited view.

To top it off, it's also a massive 70% off until the 15th. So you can try it free and pick it up super cheap, what's not to love? Sure it would be nice to support Feral at full price, but not everyone can afford to do so and sales are there for a reason.

If you somehow missed it, see my initial review and port report here. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Hedaja 11 May, 2017
I definitely would wanna buy it...I just don't have enough RAM -.-
catchatyou 11 May, 2017
25.7GB? :O

This will take a little while to download. I look forward to playing it though, and I'll probably pull the trigger on the purchase too now that it's within reasonable reach for me!
Perkeleen_Vittupää 11 May, 2017
Quoting: HedajaI definitely would wanna buy it...I just don't have enough RAM -.-

Me neither, nor anything else to play this game really. yet i still purchased it as a thank you towards Feral. Price is now very reasonable anyways.
kibbles 11 May, 2017
Not into racing games really but downloading it to give it a try. Who knows.
Nyarlathotep 11 May, 2017
Quoting: kibblesNot into racing games really but downloading it to give it a try. Who knows.
If you want to get the most out of this game (because it has a more realistic simulation than dirt 3 or showdown) you need a steering wheel with force feedback, because it's designed to be played with one (you can play of course without it but it will be much harder to understand what is going on, I'm referring to tire-road physics, weight distribution and so on). Dirt 4, coming out next month I think (although I don't know if it will have linux support), will feature a selectable physics engine, with a simulator one for those who enjoy a realistic car handling and physics, and a simplified one (similar to the one in dirt 3/showdown) for more casual players.
tuubi 11 May, 2017
This game is so frustratingly hard but so good. <3
Guest 11 May, 2017
Quoting: Nyarlathotep
Quoting: kibblesNot into racing games really but downloading it to give it a try. Who knows.
If you want to get the most out of this game (because it has a more realistic simulation than dirt 3 or showdown) you need a steering wheel with force feedback, because it's designed to be played with one

Such a shame Thrustmaster & fanatec wheels don't work on Linux. They are generally better than the Logitech wheels imo.
Ehvis 11 May, 2017
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Quoting: meggermanSuch a shame Thrustmaster & fanatec wheels don't work on Linux. They are generally better than the Logitech wheels imo.

And too expensive to buy one in the hope that I can reverse engineer a driver together.
miro 11 May, 2017
phew, it is very hard. the port works flawlessly, all ultra settings on 8GB ram + GTX950, even MSAA 8x.

Sadly the vibrations or force-feedback do not work with the steam controller. I can't feel anything, no triggers or rumble emulation. anyway, my car usually barely makes it to the finish, with damage >80% lol
Guest 11 May, 2017
Quoting: Ehvis
Quoting: meggermanSuch a shame Thrustmaster & fanatec wheels don't work on Linux. They are generally better than the Logitech wheels imo.

And too expensive to buy one in the hope that I can reverse engineer a driver together.

There pricey but if your going the sim route ( we really only have one sim racing game on Linux and it is Dirt Rally ) Then your best off having the option to buy hub's & wheels separatley and pedal choice.
For instance there is a good Thrustmaster wheel but the pedal set is not good. But you can buy the hub and wheel separatley for around the same cost and then upscale the peddles to the higher model, thus having a custom wheel setup.

BTW Ferral interactive already asked Thrustmaster and i don't think they got very far. The sim racing scene is something that is sorely undersupported on Linux and it's a growing community.
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