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Protocawl last won the day on August 6

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  1. Protocawl

    ps4 DiRT Rally (& the XDBX League)

    I left myself about 34 mins to run Rally Wales and due to rushing, messed up pretty bad, starting right before the 3rd split of Stage 2. Eventually there was no time left to run Stage 6 and Stage 5 was run without any lights in the dark. Stage 1 was probably one of the best results in Wales that I've ever had, but everything else went spectacularly wrong. Stage 1, 2 and 5 are definitely very entertaining to watch, though. See for yourself: Video of Rally Wales: 5 days & 14 hours left to run Event 5: Rally Germany! This event is running simultaneously with the actual WRC Rally Germany, so watch the real thing to get in the mood and then get behind the console to try it out yourself! Tips for Germany: Stay on the roads and don't cut! Pay close attention to the rocks bordering the roads to avoid them. Many (smooth) turns can be taken by just letting off the throttle a bit. No need to brake more than you need to in Germany; just brake properly for sharp turns. Don't forget the handbrake in an emergency if the car refuses to turn properly! My setup for the Ford Escort RS Cosworth in Germany (text+video):
  2. Timestamps (All stages are in FPV, replays in Cinematic or 3PV): Intro & Shakedown (starts at) - 0:00 Stage 1 - 2:00 Stage 1 Replay - 5:35 Stage 2 - 9:30 Stage 3 - 14:45 Stage 4 - 24:00 Stage 5 - 29:35 Notes: S1 was quite quick and clean, followed by S2 which went wrong near the end and doomed the rest of my rally. S5 was mostly run in darkness without any lights.
  3. Protocawl

    ps4 DiRT Rally (& the XDBX League)

    I used to retire very often, too, so I got tired of it and changed my approach - started putting the car's health and finishing stages cleanly first instead of going super fast and it worked. My rally retirement rate went down massively. I still crash plenty, but even that rate dropped noticeably and the results have improved as a result, too. Sometimes going slower is necessary. I recommend sacrificing a bit of that speed to finish rallies again and then build up to going faster again without having to retire so often.
  4. I'm getting the same error sometimes, but almost without exception when a LancerEvo (the creator) race comes up in any PL. And it doesn't happen every time either, it seems to be completely random. Dumbest error I've ever encountered for sure.
  5. Protocawl

    ps4 DiRT Rally (& the XDBX League)

    Video of Rally Monte Carlo: 3 days & 20 hours left to run Event 4: Rally Wales! Tips for Wales: Control your speed. Wales is usually not very forgiving if you go way too fast through any turn, so going flat out in a place where you're not meant to be going flat out will most likely cost you dearly. If your co-driver says "Don't Cut", then Don't Cut! (and sometimes even when he doesn't say it) Don't forget your emergency escape mechanisms: handbrake (for sharp turns) & recover vehicle (from the in-game menu if things go very south)! My setup for the Ford Escort RS Cosworth in Wales (text+video):
  6. Timestamps (All stages are in FPV, replays in Cinematic or 3PV): Intro & Shakedown (starts at) - 0:00 Stage 1 - 2:05 Stage 1 Replay - 9:45 Stage 2 - 17:35 Stage 2 Replay - 20:35 Stage 3 - 24:55 Stage 3 Replay - 32:25 Stage 4 - 40:25 Stage 4 Replay - 48:50 Stage 5 - 58:35 Stage 5 Replay - 1:02:30 Stage 6 - 1:06:45 Stage 6 Cinematic Replay - 1:09:45 Stage 6 3PV Replay - 1:12:25 Notes: S6 was the smoothest, quickest and the only really clean stage.
  7. Protocawl

    planning A all "vs." h2h?

    Good idea, I'm interested for sure.
  8. Protocawl

    ps4 DiRT Rally (& the XDBX League)

    Rally Monte Carlo has now finished. Next up, starting tomorrow, is Event 4: Rally Wales!
  9. Not really any spoilers so far, only showing who you're playing as and what the game looks like in 4k.
  10. Protocawl

    Adverse Tuesday

    Adverse Tuesday cancelled tonight due to lack of interest.
  11. Protocawl

    Crew Challenge 161 - Tank Slalom

    5:03:023 Sent pic via PSN message. confirmed - DJ
  12. Protocawl

    ps4 DiRT Rally (& the XDBX League)

    Video of Rally Finland: 3 & a half days left until the end of Event 3: Rally Monte Carlo! @Beez@Dodge@JustHatched@Con@DavidCore89@Schumi6581@PapOiteE@Crawford1872@LimeGreenLegend@Road2fury@Lann@ErnYoung Tips for Monte Carlo: Watch out for snow and ice! Drive slower if necessary, brake earlier if necessary, but don't underestimate the slippery surface. If you're about to slide into a wall or off the edge in a sharp turn on snow or ice, tap the handbrake to keep yourself from crashing badly - touch the barriers with the rear if you have to, but not the front. Avoid crashing into anything nose first in general: best case - you lose valuable time, worst case - you slide over an edge and end your rally (this can easily happen). When about to crash into a barrier/snow bank with the front of the car, use the handbrake to point the nose away from the barrier/bank, towards the road. Since Rally Monte Carlo is probably the 2nd easiest-to-total-one's-car rally (behind Greece), you can try to cheat "death" by opening the options menu just before the moment of the fatal crash and choose the "Recover Vehicle" (or smth like that) option if it's available to reset the car on the road with a 15sec penalty. (sorry, @Schumi6581, you can try this next time; I only just thought it might be an option, yet to try it myself) Lower Ride Height settings will help avoid sliding over the snow banks and small bridge barriers. My setup for the Ford Escort RS Cosworth in Monte Carlo (text+video):
  13. Timestamps (All stages are in FPV, replays in Cinematic or 3PV): Intro & Shakedown (starts at) - 0:00 Stage 1 - 7:00 Stage 1 Replay - 11:10 Stage 2 - 15:50 Stage 2 Replay - 20:30 Stage 3 - 26:30 Stage 3 Replay - 35:05 Stage 4 - 44:10 Stage 4 Replay - 48:10 Stage 5 - 53:10 Stage 5 Replay - 57:55 Stage 6 - 1:03:15 Stage 6 Replay - 1:07:55 Stage 6 Crash Replays - 1:12:30
  14. Protocawl

    ps4 DiRT Rally (& the XDBX League)

    Event 3: Rally Monte Carlo is LIVE! Result of Rally Finland + my setup for MC coming tomorrow. Still 3 events to play, 2 done so far. Plenty of the season left for you to jump in as well.
  15. Protocawl

    ps4 DiRT Rally (& the XDBX League)

    I'll try it out.