The demo for Colin McRae: Dirt is now available for both PC and X360. See alternative sources for download mirrors of the PC version (833 MB). Xbox Live members can download the 769 MB sized demo from the Xbox Live Marketplace.
Thank Ya.... downloading it as I type!
There's a lot of guys (maybe gals too!) that are stuck at work just wondering. Can't wait for this game. The crashes look awesome.
I own a 360 and I'm glad we get demos to download from the Marketplace for free. But hasn't PS3 got a download service? I'm just wondering why they haven't got the Dirt demo today? I mean. Good for 360 guys. Too bad for PS3 I guess.
I guess the PS3 wont get the demo for a while yet coz the PS3 version has been delayed for a while while the 360 and PC versions are out in a couple of weeks (but I guess why would anyone with a PS3 buy DIRT when they can have Motorstorm!)
yeh i was woundering about that aswell.
The reason for the PS3 delay is that they need to port it to the PS3. It's not like they're licensing the Unreal 3 engine which I'm guessing comes prepackaged with PS3, 360, and PC build tools. The Neon engine was built by Codemasters and I'm guessing they need to create all their own build tools for the PS3. If this is the case, then the next Codemaster's title using this engine (I think Toca) will be simultaneously released on all platforms as the build tools will be already made. After seeing DiRT, I think Codemasters is going to become a serious contender for all racing genre games. I don't believe I've seen better looking environments in a racing game. Ever.
Not quite right. The NEON engine was built by Codemasters in collaboration with Sony in order to get an engine that could be as compatible and utilize as much as possible of the PS3s power. It's a mystery why the game is being delayed on the PS3 (or is it...).
I'm sitting at work while my 360 downloads the demo. Just need to get home, turn it on and play.
All is exellent, 3 tracks, 3 cars. Lovely visuals, not a jaggy in site! Nice lighting, great shadows, fabulous damage model! Framerate dips a touch now and then but is rarely noticable. Exellent sound effects, menu/gui screens is very flashy, a wee bit of loading between races but nothing on the scale of PGR (helps the fact you are given user stats instead of the usual "loading" screen). Most importantly it handles increadibly well. Forget the Motorstorm comparision as they are most defo different games, a lap round with the buggys on Dirt should be proof enough. My favourite portion of the game is the point to point part of the game, select the mitsubishi for this. All in all im very impressed. Hope this helps
I know this is asking much but some demos support multiplayer. I just wanna ram my mate off the track ASAP.
You lost me there because i need replay value. The game looks great and would of stopped me from buying forza 2. Sadly, the no multiplayer aspect to race against others just killed it for me. If it does then I'll definitly consider buying it if more information is let out.
Damn this is downloading slow. Normally I download from XBL and PSN with about 1MB per sec, meaning this demo should be down in under 15 minutes. Now its been going for 1½ hours and it's only at 50%.
Was slow for me also, hang in there chief.
I always cancel the download and then start downloading it again. Most off the time you get a 20-30% increase immediately and it starts running faster.
Thats all I need to say about this game. Motor"what"?
Chalk and cheese.
I would pick motorstorm any day of the week. I tried the 3 tracks two times each and it didnt sell me at all.
does anyone know if the demo supports force feedback?
NICE will download when I get home, I love X360 Live... Glad I don't have to wait as long as other online console providers... : )
i have the pc demo. very nice textures i must say. but i would definitely not compare this to motorstorm. way different games. imo i would have to say i like moto better. p.s. anyone else with the pc demo notice there is a multiplayer option for 2 to 100 people??? whoa!!
100? Now thats what I call multiplayer if its true :)
you say dont compare this to motorstorm!! why!! is it because this game looks better, or they have differnt art styles.but you compare this game to motorstorm in every sence. people can compare halo beta to every game there is, but wouldnt compare this game to motorstorm!!
You don't race against any other cars in multiplayer...you race alone and try to improve your time.
i say i like moto better coz the game is more fun to me. but i wouldnt pit this game against moto. i would have both. they just play different.
I dont think this demo is being hosted on live servers but rather codemaster's servers. EA does the samething I beleive.
The visuals in this game are absolutely stunning. Just awesome. Sweet. Beautiful.
i am downloading this as i type, seems to be going a little bit slow.... prob because of loads of other people trying to get it aswell.
OMG, This game looks amazing, and play so sweet, i def may pick this up. God this year is the first time i am buying racing games. 5 of them!!! PGR4 Forza2 Flatout:Carnage Dirt Burnout
I stayed up last night playing Chromehounds on LIVE (GANGSTA SQUAD!) waiting for the DIRT demo.... Damn, this is a fun game! Triple-A!!!
What a fun game. Graphics are sweet, handling of the cars is awesome, love the in car view, so realistic!! Another game to add to my list for this summer, damn I am gonna be eating KD for the next few months :)
I don't get you guys. I love racers. I have Motor-storm and love it. This one doesn't sell me at all. I mean motorstorm is much prettier and the car damage is much better. Don't get me wrong, this game looks great. But I don't think I will buy this one. Don't even know if the demo is gonna be played again. When I compare it to Motorstorm I of course mean the buggie racer track.
The cars just explode into a million pieces after every bump of crash.
My first impressions were hell, this looks better than Forza 2 and after playing it for 20 mins I went, damn! the visuals are definitely better! Only concern is that I noticed some tearing in the graphics on the Germany course. I have only seen Motorstorm in-store and must say that DIRT holds up pretty well. However, why bother comparing anything else as these are completely different racing games. Kind of like comparing the PGR and Forza franchises.