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Colin McRae: DIRT Game Guide

Pure adrenaline. Unofficial guide, hints, tips, car setup.

Co-pilot: - Ok, man, I'll read it to you once again, but this is the last time:
Co-pilot: - Ok, man, I'll read it to you once again, but this is the last time: "Far away behind the seven mountains lived..."

Welcome to the unofficial game guide to Colin McRae: DIRT. This game is a quite enjoyable rally racer that offers an arcade-realistic model of driving (with an emphasis put on the first element of this mix), tons of vehicles to uncover and lots of tracks to drive on. However, after several weeks of playing, sooner or later, you will probably start perceiving that DIRT has also some shortcomings. The greatest are: weak and schematic SI of your virtual opponents (contrarily to the declarations made by Codemasters) and the most important and disappointing - very poor and unfinished multiplayer (only two kinds of races, without a possibility to run against other living players on the same track). But let's leave it for now, it's time to tell you what you may find in my guide to this game.

For these of you who have problems with running the game smoothly (and DIRT likes to slack even on relatively strong machines) I would strongly recommend to read especially the first part of my "Hints" chapter: you'll find there some advices that may help to solve this potential problem.

Second chapter consists of a description of settings you can apply to your rally vehicle components and how these settings may affect your car behaviour on the road. I'm trying also to bring to light in this chapter two important notions (of over- and understeering), which may seem foggy/sound strangely to some of you.

Fourth part of this guide is about effects of damages and how they can result in rally car's performance.

In penultimate chapter you'll find a list of all rally vehicles you may purchase in DIRT. However, I'm not so proud of this whole chapter - unfortunately I didn't have as much time to work on it as I would have.

Last part treats about tracks.

That's all for a start. Have a nice reading and I hope you'll find this guide useful.


About Colin McRae: DIRT Game Guide

Author : Pawel "PaZur76" Surowiec for

last update : May 5, 2016

Guide contains : 24 pages, 77 images.

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DiRT Video Game

  • genre: Racing

  • developer: Codemasters
  • publisher: Codemasters
  • platform: PC, XBOX360, PS3
  • rated: PEGI 12+ / ESRB: Everyone

Colin McRae: DIRT is set to be the most diverse and exhilarating off-road racing experience ever with sensational gravel, mud and dirt events the world over. Events will include the series’ intense point-to-point races and then take players further off-road than ever before.

Race in challenging heavyweight 850bhp cars, drifting on the loose gravel and high-speed blind corners of Hill Climb events along perilous cliff edges. All 12.4 miles of the world famous Pikes Peak International is included, with over 150 precarious turns to negotiate through the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

Howabout engaging in multiple car races with Dakar-style trucks and super-powered 4x4s on the toughest desert terrain in Rally Raid competitions? Then there are Rally Cross events, switching between dirt and road racing, where the competition is always tight, fast and collisions with your opponents are inevitable.

With more off-road racing styles to be revealed, Colin McRae: DIRT™ will also offer a dedicated mode for European, International and Global rally championships featuring official 2WD, 4WD, Classic and RWD rally cars.

Colin McRae: DIRT™ will deliver the wheel-screaming exhilaration of off-road racing with the next generation of the series’ sublime car handling and physics system and a devastating new damage engine that ensures players experience every bump in the track, every loose rock, every inch of shifting dirt through the reactive environments.

With an incredible range of off-road vehicles, thrill-packed tracks, modes that make the most of online multiplayer, and more varied events than any other single-championship rally game, Colin McRae is being reborn as a bigger, faster, wilder racing experience that will certainly keep anyone interested for a long time.

DiRT PC version System Requirements

Recommended: Processor Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card 256MB (GeForce 7800 or better), 12.5 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista

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