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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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ProfessorKaos64 11 May, 2017
IMPULSE BUY - DROOL -
ProfessorKaos64 12 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 (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.

Which wheel has the best compatibility to feature-set ratio? high end / low end price?
AdamRHargreaves 12 May, 2017
Quoting: ProfessorKaos64
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 (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.

Which wheel has the best compatibility to feature-set ratio? high end / low end price?

From what i've heard, it's the Logitech G29. Can't vouch for it myself though (I have a thrustmaster T150...)

Such a shame there isn't good wheel support on Linux. Some of the older generation of sims (rFactor etc) work perfectly in Wine - with higher framerates than Windows (bizarrely). Even Grand Prix 4 runs really nicely (which had issues with the newer NVidia drivers on Windows...) Sim Racing is pretty much the only thing tying me to Windows :(
Xpander 12 May, 2017
Its the Best game Feral ported imo :). I love it.

my review:
http://steamcommunity.com/id/xpander69/recommended/310560/
mahagr 12 May, 2017
The game is way too hard to play with a normal controller, you need a decent wheel set in order to play it. I bought Logitech G920 from a sale and it works just fine, though the icons for the buttons are wrong (likely for PS4 version). After getting a wheel I've been able to stay on the road, though I tend to drive too fast anyway..

DiRT feels well optimized in Linux, running decent ~60FPS with 4K/ultra/2xMSAA (i5 6600k + GTX 1080).
sbolokanov 12 May, 2017
WTF Am I the only one who games keyboard on this…?
jasondaigo 12 May, 2017
buying 16gb ram finally pays of here? nice shit :-) ; got a 1060 recently; hope that works well. deus ex with the 960 was painful for example
FredO 12 May, 2017
I've been playing this with a Steam Controller, and I've gotten as far as unlocking Professional level in the Championships. I'm not sure I'll get any further without a wheel though.

My favourite track is Pikes Peak - all gravel, sliding all the way - awesome stuff! ^_^
darkszluf 12 May, 2017
Quoting: HedajaI definitely would wanna buy it...I just don't have enough RAM -.-

this game has an ultra low preset that would run on a potato with 2GB of ram so i would give it a try.

seriously with my computer i can run it at ultra low 120fps at 1080p or low 45fps 720p


Last edited by darkszluf on 12 May 2017 at 8:13 am UTC
Ehvis 12 May, 2017
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Quoting: ProfessorKaos64Which wheel has the best compatibility to feature-set ratio? high end / low end price?

That's actually a two sided answer.

The G920 is the only wheel with 100% support. So technically has the best compatibility.

However, the G29 has the ability to identify itself as a G27 (and other). Which allows it to pass detection by games that feel the need to do their own detection. The G29 shares its driver with the other Logitech wheels (except the G920) and has a similar (limited) feature set.
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