First Look and Test Of WRC 9

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  1. heppsan

    heppsan Well-Known Member

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    The game is not so bad after some tweaking with settings of various kinds. I had to set it to 60 Hz Vsync and make sure the frame rate sticks to a solid 60 fps, to get it to run smooth. Not sure how resource hungry it actually is, but it's difficult to get it running smoothly. Easier than WRC 8, though.

    Still not the most flexible FOV settings either, but better than WRC 8. So they are getting there.

    And I agree that the stages are generally very well done!

    I haven't played it since release, have the updates done it any good?
     
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  3. heppsan

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    Will try setting it to 60hz vsync and see if I can get it to run smoother on higher settings, thanks!
    I have no ideas how it was on release, the number one issue I have with it now is some weird screen freezes at random every now and then, they totally mess up your stage run if you get them while driving.. .
     
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    Tried setting it to 60Hz Vsync, don't want to say too much yet, but so far, the stages I've done after that have been freeze free!! :)
    Thanks mate!
     
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  5. heppsan

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    All Rally games need a Co-op Co-driver mode!!!!!! :tearsofjoy:
     
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  6. Fleskebacon

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    Reminds me of Två Snubbar. :D
     
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    Hahaha!! It was hard, but so much fun!!:sweatsmile:
     
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    That looked like a lot of fun, and the graphics are pretty good
     
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    How it looks as a co-driver. :D
     
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  10. Fleskebacon

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    Can't say I'm surprised that you ride a Monkeybike on a frozen lake. It just doesn't get more Swedish than that. :D

    I'm just sad that the FOV in WRC9 is totally warped when running a 32:9 monitor. I can work it with 16:9 or even 21:9, but with 32:9 it's just unbearable. Anyone know a good solution for this?
     
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    https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/wrc-9-mods.39271/
     
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    ...and the mod is outdated and doesn't work with the latest version. Hopefully it will be updated soon.

    I tested the equal mod for WRC 8 though, and it was pretty neat. If it does the same for WRC 9, I actually think I'm going to give it a new chance. But it HAS to run 60 hz vsync AND 60 fps frame cap, to run completely smooth. Every other option I have tried is choppy. 60 fps is ok-ish, as long as it's smooth.
     
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  14. VFX Pro

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    I can't believe that game doesn't offer proper FOV or telemetry output for motion rig and buttkickers. What a waste!
     
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  15. Fleskebacon

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    Actually, SimHub now offers limited telemetry support for the game! That's what brought me back. Check out the latest version of SimHub from simhubdash.com, and install the telemtry patch here:
    https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/wrc-telemetry-patch.38991/

    It works quite well with buttkickers, and a simple external dash.
     
  16. Koly™

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    I race at 1440p ultra at constant 120fps or 4k 60fps... you have to play at 60fps or 120fps. And no Gsync support.
    Yes you can't install from scratch, I had and old backup, so I could install it easily.
    The next update will be the free roam.