VIDEO | X360, PS3, PC Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | 5:00 PM

DiRT 3 PC in all weathers

DiRT 3 PC in all weathers

If you have not yet succumbed to buying the latest title from Codemasters, here are some new videos of DiRT 3 captured from the PC version using Fraps. Like the ones from Driftwood, they are in 1080p and 60 frames per second, ultra settings. On the menu : four races and their replay, focusing on weather effects, rain, snow, night, and Gymkhana, all played with a G27, without any assist.

Monaco Gymkhana
Replay - Monaco Gymkhana
Norway Night
Replay - Norway Night
Michigan Rain
Replay - Michigan Rain
Aspen Snow
Replay - Aspen Snow

All comments

Commented on 2011-05-25 17:41:51
Recommended settings were a bunch of crap, runs beautifully @ ultra on my laptop :)

Also, no idea why you guys are using a G27. Using a steering wheel of that caliber with this game is like using precious silver cutlery to eat cheerios. Arcade physics are arcadey.
Commented on 2011-05-25 18:00:26 In reply to wazark
Oddly enough Daytona USA and Sega Rally were great arcade games that were played with a wheel. Maybe you're too young to know that or you simply don't realize that a racing game does not necessarily need to be boring (so basically sims like Forza and GT) to be played with a driving wheel. :)
Commented on 2011-05-25 18:04:37
Implying they were played in arcades with a wheel comparable to a G27 steering wheel ;) Also implying that real life racing (with a fan-base of millions upon millions) is boring, since you interpret racing simulators as boring :P It's just preference, my friend.
Commented on 2011-05-25 18:08:14 In reply to wazark
It's more like using carbon fiber cutlery to eat the best cereal ever: Old formula Apple Jacks. Also, this game is great at immersion, and technical enough to work well with a driving wheel. But yeah, you are right, they should have gone out and purchased a cheap racing wheel to play this with... /sarcasm.

Also, thank you for putting up this stuff, been wanting to see this, not just console graphics.
Commented on 2011-05-25 18:08:43 In reply to wazark
Well that's precisely what I wanted you to say. It's all about preferences. So I don't see why playing Dirt 3 with a G27 would be stupid. ;)
Commented on 2011-05-25 18:20:25
We're on the same page, then :) just because the game doesn't fully take advantage of it and you would've extracted a remarkably similar experience from the game with a wheel costing hundreds of dollars less ;) Basically, don't buy a G27 for a game like this, buy one for a simulator without permanent driving assists if you're after an immersive driving experience (if you're in the market for a G27, that's probably what you're after)
Commented on 2011-05-25 18:25:40 In reply to wazark
Dirt 3 plays extremely well with a G27 or the Fanatec wheel, I can assure you that it is worth it. Plus, we do not only use our wheels to play Dirt 3 you know. :)
Commented on 2011-05-25 19:27:27
Nice looking game. Probably will buy this later
Commented on 2011-05-25 22:03:06
hang on there, using a G27 wheel is enough to start a debate, hows about a little consideration here.

im fairly sure dirt 3 isnt the only game driftwood has used/bought the steering wheel for, i meen just look back to when GT5 came out, the G27 is ps3 compatable is it not so insinuating some one will buy a G27 just for 1 racing game is going a little too far wouldnt you say.

i have a driving force GT wheel that i bought specificly for GT5 however as its also PC compatable i can configure it to play games like this also, just one racing/driving game i did experience problems with "TDU2" for some weird reason the dead zone was huge and made the game unplayable with the wheel though i didnt/couldnt be bothered to tinker with the settings.

just 1 thing id like to know about the pc version, as with the consoles is there a code required for online play.
Commented on 2011-05-26 16:46:02
pro game
Commented on 2011-05-26 17:22:43
Only thing that really annoyed me in this game is that stupid amigo dude. Seriously it's not awesome to get gold if I was couple points away from platinum..

Otherwise I really like the game. Those Gymkhana events are surprisingly fun.
Commented on 2011-05-28 17:31:58
With the new AMD drivers, I'm getting 60fps EVEN with Fraps recording @ 60fps, with all settings maxed out including 8xAA. Amazing.
Commented on 2011-05-28 20:20:03
For me the game run a lot worse than Dirt 2. Still around 40-60fps but that's with 40-50% GPU usage. I have no idea why this game would need better CPU than Dirt 2.
Commented on 2011-05-28 22:09:29 In reply to machinehead
Posted by machinehead
hang on there, using a G27 wheel is enough to start a debate, hows about a little consideration here.

im fairly sure dirt 3 isnt the only game driftwood has used/bought the steering wheel for, i meen just look back to when GT5 came out, the G27 is ps3 compatable is it not so insinuating some one will buy a G27 just for 1 racing game is going a little too far wouldnt you say.

i have a driving force GT wheel that i bought specificly for GT5 however as its also PC compatable i can configure it to play games like this also, just one racing/driving game i did experience problems with "TDU2" for some weird reason the dead zone was huge and made the game unplayable with the wheel though i didnt/couldnt be bothered to tinker with the settings.

just 1 thing id like to know about the pc version, as with the consoles is there a code required for online play.
I've been eying the driving force gt because of the price.. seems like the most wheel you can get under $100.
Commented on 2011-05-28 23:11:16
deadzone with the G27 is pretty HUGE in this game. you have to turn the wheel about 30degree's from the center before the in-game wheel even registers the movement, yet the required turning input to do most corners is barely 90degree's, that leaves only 60degrees of usable movement on either side with a massive 6 degree's of deadzone between them. feels weird as hell imo and i just couldn't get used to it... still yet to find a game that uses the wheel better then GT5, that game just worked perfectly with it.
Commented on 2011-05-29 02:03:20
iRacing.
Commented on 2011-05-29 03:21:12
I love gamersyde's 60 FPS videos, keep em coming!

About the game
  • DiRT 3
  • PC, X360, PS3
  • Published by Codemasters
  • Developed by Codemasters
  • French release: Available
  • US release: Available
  • Japanese release: Available


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