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post #21 of 41 Old 04-06-2013, 08:39 AM
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for me normally when i start the game, it goes black for a few seconds. if i click on the screen in that time it comes up with the windows 'this program is not responding' prompt, but it continues after a few seconds.

update to the latest ati drivers for your graphics card, are there any other games that have this problem for you?

if reinstalling doesn't help and validating the game cache doesn't help it's probably not a software issue.
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I just redownloaded Dirt and my drivers. I did a clean install of the drivers. This is the only game it won't work on. It still doesn't. Steam better get their sheet back in line.

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I fixed my dirt 3 with this video

i dont know if this will help you

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Not in games, which is what 99.9999 percent of us care about

And unless you own a business, you get paid for your time. So your compute power just makes more work for you not less

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post #24 of 41 Old 04-06-2013, 04:25 PM - Thread Starter
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Thanks, but it didn't work. What the helll is up with this game?

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Have you tried running the games as admin? Also try windows compatibility mode for xp SP3.

You could also force DX9, just incase...
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Go to your My Documents

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C:\Users\Yourname\Documents\My Games\Dirt3\Hardware Settings\Hardware Settings Config.

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Hope you have gone to the hardware settings . Copy that file and paste it somewhere as a backup.Then open the HS config File in notepad.

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Press ctrl + f and then type direct. You will find the direct x forced feedback =" false".() So Change it into directx forcedx9="true" . Thats it ...save it and start your game in direct x 9.

http://dirt3directx.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/changing-direct-x-in-dirt-3.html
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I did all of that already; it didn't work. Thanks, anyways Bob.

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Ok! So I had the same issues... where did you install GFWL from? Make sure you get it from this link here.

BUT!!! Before you install GFWL, uninstall Dirt 3 and do not download it or install it yet. Now install GFWL and make sure you've logged into it at least once and you're able to see stuff within it.

Now download Dirt 3 and install it. Make sure you do not have any of the "fixes" that you've tried so far and that the game is running like it should normally. No compatibility modes or anything. When you start the game you will get the GFWL login asking you for your key, input it and you'll be good to go.

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Okay, thanks. I'll do it tomorrow.

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I would have just reinstalled windows by now. Having a lot of GFWL titles myself i have had these problems and all were fixed with a format and reinstall thumb.gif
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I would have just reinstalled windows by now. Having a lot of GFWL titles myself i have had these problems and all were fixed with a format and reinstall thumb.gif
I agree... but if you like miss one step when re-installing, then you'll be on the same boat. I tried playing Dirt 2/3 with the GFWL installation that comes with the games and they just crashed. Until I did what I mentioned above. This was right after a fresh windows 8 install too. tongue.gif

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