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DiRT 4, the rally game from Codemasters that was previously announced for Linux now finally has a date and it's this week! Feral Interactive just announced today that it's releasing this Thursday, 28th of March.

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As for the system requirements, Feral also announced those details today as well. As expected, it's going to be using the Vulkan API.

At a minimum, you will need:

  • OS: Ubuntu 18.04
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-3225 3.3ghz​
  • GPU: 2GB Nvidia 680, 2GB AMD R9 285 (GCN 3rd Gen and above) or better​
  • System RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 39GB

They did say other distributions are expected to work, however they're not supported by Feral. As for graphics drivers: If you have an NVIDIA GPU you will need driver version 418.43 or later. As for AMD, it will need Mesa 18.3.4 or later.

You will be able to get it from the Feral Store, Humble Store and Steam.

As usual, I will take a look at the game after release since there's no prior access and let you know how it runs plus some thoughts. If there is a built-in benchmarking mode, I will show that off too. I should also be doing a livestream of it on release day, so do follow GOL on Twitch!

Good to see more from Feral and there's other games on the way too remember. They're also officially porting Total War: THREE KINGDOMS, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Life is Strange 2. Their work is always good, as is their support, so I do hope they continue after those titles.

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Beamboom 25 Mar, 2019
Surprisingly low hardware requirements, isn't it?
t3g 25 Mar, 2019
Another racing game? Can we please have a Hitman 2 or something more varied?

It feels like all we get lately from Feral is old rally racing games and RTS. Mix it up!!
Beamboom 25 Mar, 2019
Quoting: t3gIt feels like all we get lately from Feral is old rally racing games and RTS. Mix it up!!

I don't think that's up to them at all.
Mohandevir 25 Mar, 2019
Reviews seem to pretend that it's more arcade style than Dirt Rally and I think it might be a good thing. It's probably more realistic than that, but personnally, I miss a game like Dirt: Showdown.
stan 25 Mar, 2019
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I miss a good racing game that has no DRM and no ads.
Redface 25 Mar, 2019
I look forward to it, but also hope they port Dirt Rally 2 soon. And Hitman 2 :-)
14 26 Mar, 2019
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I really liked Dirt 3 but not really Dirt Rally, so I'm glad to see this coming for us!
Werner 26 Mar, 2019
why is that stupid? Feral maybe use Vulkan and for that it needs a Driver to support it or the specific Vulkan extension. To install the ppa which has the driver is really not a issue and if you use a Nvidia Card then you know already how to install a driver.

for your info from their site

QuoteRequires Vulkan
Nvidia graphics cards require driver version 418.43 or later
AMD graphics cards require Mesa drivers version 18.3.4 or later
AMD GCN 3rd Gen graphics cards include the R9 285, 380, 380X, Nano, Fury, and Fury X
Other modern drivers and distributions are expected to work but are not officially supported


Last edited by Werner on 26 March 2019 at 6:45 am UTC
Xpander 26 Mar, 2019
Sad to see they are porting old and not very good game. Luckily it seems there are people who liked the regular DIRT series and not DiRT Rally, so i hope it will sell enough for them. I myself was hoping DiRT Rally 2.0 port closer to release, but sadly not the case. Luckily it works wonderfully with wine-staging (sadly FFB doesn't work with proton)
iiari 26 Mar, 2019
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Quoting: Xpander(sadly FFB doesn't work with proton)
This is oddly true for a few games, where FFB doesn't work with Proton but does with Wine. Hopefully they can get that fixed as racing games are still a patchwork of remembering which works where...
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