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You should know that by now, we like to do things right, so we thought proposing to you videos of the PC version of DiRT 3 would be a nice addition to uncle Blim's excellent review. Though the game runs perfectly well on ultra setting on my PC (i5 3.2 Ghz 4 GB of RAM and Nvidia Geforce GTX 570), it is not easy to capture videos with a steady framerate using Fraps. Therefore, we will start with two 60 fps replay videos in 1080p. If we find a way to make proper gameplay videos, we'll add them later.
Update: Two gameplay videos added. All the PC videos have been captured using the Fanatec wheel.
Update 2: Subaru replay added.
Update 3: Added a video showing a replay in cockpit view. Mind the horrible music.
Update 4: Last video added showing a replay of a short Rallycross race in wet weather.

Doom_Bringer - I have terrible taste
Doom_Bringer
Commented on 2011-05-23 18:04:18
I got Dirt 2 with my graphics card and still haven't installed it :/
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Isomac
Isomac
Commented on 2011-05-23 18:20:34
This game looks really fun. I think I'll pre-order it. Oh one question! What kind of DX11 support does the game have? Dirt 2 had some tessellation on flags, water and spectators. I was wondering if there is any new features.
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Driftwood - Dictateur en chef
Driftwood
Commented on 2011-05-23 18:21:39 In reply to Isomac
Posted by Isomac
This game looks really fun. I think I'll pre-order it. Oh one question! What kind of DX11 support does the game have? Dirt 2 had some tessellation on flags, water and spectators. I was wondering if there is any new features.
None that I know of. But I might be wrong.
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OldSchoolGamer
OldSchoolGamer
Commented on 2011-05-23 18:22:47
For proper recording you would need 2 PCs, the gaming one and another with a capturing card, like a BlackMagic card. Otherwise, you'll keep losing frames like crazy with Fraps or other programs.

These blackmagic cards have hdmi input and output so you'd be watching your gameplay in the second PC. You could also use 2 monitors in the gaming PC and duplicate the output but it causes a lot of tearing. Hope it helps, PC gaming is getting hotter and hotter these days.
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Driftwood - Dictateur en chef
Driftwood
Commented on 2011-05-23 18:26:20 In reply to OldSchoolGamer
We know that. Unfortunately, we are broke so that's the best we can do for now. :/

Thanks anyway. :)
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OldSchoolGamer
OldSchoolGamer
Commented on 2011-05-23 18:30:26
I'ts a pitty =( I really like the job you're doing with PC games lately. Keep up the good work!

EDIT:

May I ask which software do you guys use to encode your WMV nad Mp4 videos? (I mean, from the original uncompressed to the ones you post) They look awesome.
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chrss
chrss
Commented on 2011-05-23 18:41:09 In reply to Driftwood
Recording in 720p would be enough If it means better graphics...
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jenesuispasbavard
jenesuispasbavard
Commented on 2011-05-23 18:47:12 In reply to OldSchoolGamer
Posted by OldSchoolGamer
For proper recording you would need 2 PCs, the gaming one and another with a capturing card, like a BlackMagic card. Otherwise, you'll keep losing frames like crazy with Fraps or other programs.
Or an SSD.
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OldSchoolGamer
OldSchoolGamer
Commented on 2011-05-23 18:52:05 In reply to jenesuispasbavard
It will still have a hit due to CPU and bus traffic. The price of a big SSD is similar to a price of a BlackMagic card, on a PC which doesn't need to be anything special it should be the best solution.
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Driftwood - Dictateur en chef
Driftwood
Commented on 2011-05-23 18:52:41 In reply to OldSchoolGamer
To encode our avi videos in wmv we use WMenc.

chrss: I'll also try to capture some 720p videos, but it will look a little less sharp, obviously.
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OldSchoolGamer
OldSchoolGamer
Commented on 2011-05-23 19:28:34
Fantastic, If the file sizes are reasonable, I'll try to capture some videos myself and share them. I have quite a powerful rig (2500k @ 4.5Ghz + 5870 Crossfire x2) so I guess I might be able to do some 60fps, lets hope so =)
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Isomac
Isomac
Commented on 2011-05-23 19:28:47 In reply to Driftwood
It's probably some small effects again then. I don't think I have seen any talk about DX11. When they released Dirt 2 they had comparison videos and all. Thanks for the videos! Game looks really good.
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OldSchoolGamer
OldSchoolGamer
Commented on 2011-05-23 19:42:33
It looks a lot sharper than the consoles version for what I see. Very nice.
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Isomac
Isomac
Commented on 2011-05-23 20:07:47
Thanks for the info! I think I'll still get it. I haven't played a rally game in a long time.
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BlimBlim - Tyrannosaurus
BlimBlim
Commented on 2011-05-23 22:56:09 In reply to OldSchoolGamer
Posted by OldSchoolGamer
For proper recording you would need 2 PCs, the gaming one and another with a capturing card, like a BlackMagic card. Otherwise, you'll keep losing frames like crazy with Fraps or other programs.
No cards until about 3 months ago could do 1080p60 capture. And even now, it's still $1000 for one (plus the PC with the big ass raid array). Fraps will have to do for the moment.
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chrss
chrss
Commented on 2011-05-23 23:13:17 In reply to Driftwood
The only reason why I mention it because obviously you can't play on the highest settings and record it on the same time (very few could do it to be honest). So I can't see any difference except the resolution. If 720p means highest settings and recording in the same time at least we could see the difference between the console and the PC version clearly.
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drake
drake
Commented on 2011-05-24 00:13:05
I have GTX 580 :D

Obviously I don't lol but the game looks great on consoles as well I don't think many guys will complain about the gfx of this game
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DARKSLASH
DARKSLASH
Commented on 2011-05-24 05:37:20
:D
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pythxvii
pythxvii
Commented on 2011-05-24 06:24:52
So wait, you had to turn the settings down?

Then why bother recording the PC version...?
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LEBATO - IS WRONG
LEBATO
Commented on 2011-05-24 06:34:57
These videos are awesome, the only problem I see with the PC version then is the in-car camera/wheel shaking. That looks really bad, kills the looks.
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Driftwood - Dictateur en chef
Driftwood
Commented on 2011-05-24 07:06:07 In reply to pythxvii
Posted by pythxvii
So wait, you had to turn the settings down?

Then why bother recording the PC version...?
Because it stills looks and runs better than the console version duh. :p
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OldSchoolGamer
OldSchoolGamer
Commented on 2011-05-26 15:41:50
After playing it quite a lot I can say that it's a much better game than Dirt 3, more fun and with much better graphics.
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