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Discussion in 'Off Topic - All other stuff here' started by prodigy, Dec 30, 2014.

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    Thanks for the heads up.

    Looks like it's time for me to upgrade to the Horizons Season Pass

    I also noticed that there has been an update to the plugin today as well, but I'm not sure how to update using the new offset file.
    v3.3

    https://www.xsimulator.net/community/marketplace/elitedangerous-horizons-plugin.182/

    Oh well, there's a first time for everything!

    EDIT : I've just read the fine print, LOL!!!!

    "Important Instructions!
    1- Install Plugin according to SimTools documentation
    2- Open Plugin zip folder (this download) and copy EliteDangerous64_Offsets.xml to the following location:
    C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\SimTools\GamePlugins\EliteDangerous64_Offsets.xml"
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    The Crew 2 is free to play on Steam from now thru Sunday, plus is also on sale for 67% off if you decide to buy it.

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/646910/The_Crew_2/

    This is pretty cool considering that they've just added a Destruction Derby mode, should be fun for the cars at least (boats, & planes don't have telemetry output at the moment & most likely never will).

    It's also a great opportunity to test the SimTools plugin with zero risk.

    Plugin located here:
    https://www.xsimulator.net/community/marketplace/the-crew-2-plugin.214/


    Since the Wreckfest plugin no longer works (and I don't have the smarts to do the update myself) The Crew 2's destruction derby mode should be a nice alternative. :)
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    Not motion-enabled, nor a racing/flight title, but this one may be of interest to VR users, or those who enjoy mystery games.


    The stand-out title here is the lone VR one called "The Invisible Hours", which is part of this 10 games bundle offered by Fanatical(the other 9 are just gravy).


    The bundle is valued at 98% off the retail value, here in Canada that worked out to $3.99 CAD for the entire bundle.
    The offer is valid for roughly 11 more days.

    https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle/undercover-bundle

    Fanatical will display what the equivalent cost is in your particular country, but it should scale appropriately.
    For those who are out of the loop, years ago Fanatical used to be known as Bundle Stars, and are 100% legit.


    For reference, "The Invisible Hours" alone sells for $39.99 CAD on Steam...Ouch!!!

    I bought it and received my Steam keys immediately, and there were no issues redeeming them on Steam.


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    Dirt Rally 2.0 Standard Edition substantially discounted at CD Keys.

    Here in Canada that works out to just under $42 CAD vs $69 CAD on Steam.

    https://www.cdkeys.com/pc/games/dirt-rally-2-0-pc-steam-cd-key

    (releases for pre-load sometime later today, playable late this evening or tomorrow on Feb 26)


    The Deluxe Edition is also on sale, but not as much of a savings at $73 CAD vs $92 CAD.

    https://www.cdkeys.com/pc/games/dirt-rally-2-0-deluxe-edition-steam-pc

    It appears that the only real differences between the two are 6 extra tracks (some are old DiRT Rally tracks), one extra car, and early unlocks for 10 of the same vehicles which are in the Standard Edition.
    Personally I don't see an extra $31 CAD value for that over the Std Ed, and I'll probably just pick up any missing DLC during a sale sometime in the future after VR is implemented.

    Motion & TrackIR are already supported at launch, with VR support (Oculus only?) reportedly arriving this Summer.

    EDIT : bought, received my game key, pre-loaded & installed...will test it out later tonight. A nice bonus is that the Standard version also comes with the Porsche DLC car.
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    Slight change and update to the above DiRT Rally 2.0 deal for the Standard Edition.

    Base Game has been slightly reduced to 50% off, with the caveat being that the pre-order bonus Porsche is no longer included:
    https://www.cdkeys.com/pc/games/dirt-rally-2-0-pc-steam-cd-key

    The plus side is that the Porsche can now be purchased as separate DLC for 84% off:
    https://www.cdkeys.com/pc/games/dirt-rally-2-0-pc-dlc-cd-key


    This combo actually makes it a slightly better deal (by under $1) than was originally offered in the above post.


    IMHO, while DiRT Rally 2.0 does indeed currently have abysmal wheel Force Feedback, it is absolutely fantastic with SimTools motion + Track IR, with Oculus VR support scheduled to be arriving this Summer...if everything goes according to plan.

    The weak road-feel FFB issues should be corrected at some point, but obviously I cannot guarantee it.


    And YES, I can vouch that it really does look this good in game (my setup = i7-9700k @ stock 4.9GHz (Turbo) / nVIDIA GTX 1080 / 32GB's DDR4 @ 3000MHz).

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
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    Apologies for this deal which is only good for the next 17hrs, until Fri March 1st @ 10am PST, but it may still help someone out.

    I wish I'd mentioned this earlier, Wreckfest is currently on sale for 50% off on Steam, but only for the next 17hrs (10am PST) so GO QUICK if you plan on getting it.
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/228380/Wreckfest/

    NOTE :
    Even though we don't have an official motion plugin, this game is still extremely enjoyable when using the joystick plugin (thanks @value1) with either a wheel setup or a gamepad.
    https://www.xsimulator.net/community/marketplace/joystick-plugin.127/

    You may not get all of the impacts, bumps & bruises from all of the smashing into things (and being smashed into :eek:), yet with the added bit of motion & a Buttkicker or two, it's a lot of fun.
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    F1 2018 is 75% off on Steam.

    Here in Canada that's $17.25 CAD vs the regular price of $68.99 CAD.

    Sale is good thru March 18th, and starting today there's also a free 2 day trial period available as well.

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/737800/F1_2018/


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    Ever wanted to be a Pod racer like in Star Wars, but a lot cooler than Jar-Jar Binks???

    For the flight simmers who may enjoy a challenge (you have been warned), Vector 36 is currently on sale for 36% off.
    36% off...imagine that, LOL!!! ;)

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/346460/Vector_36/

    While there's no native motion profile, with some tweaking the SimTools Joystick plugin works fantastic and adds greater immersion in VR (game works in both VR & 2D)

    Here's the blurb from the dev explaining the game:
    "Vector 36 is Physics-Based Racer set on the terraformed surface of Mars. You pilot a Skimmer, a completely customizable, surface skimming vehicle. With total control over every component, you are responsible for how your Skimmer performs. Piloting skill and engineering make the difference between winning and losing.

    Race other pilots through various tracks on Mars. Compete in Sprint, Circuit, or Tournament modes to win credits, parts, or new Skimmers. Race your friends through Vector 36's amazing ghost replay system. Take on the world with Global Leaderboards. Push your machine to the limits until you are the fastest settler on Mars
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