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Dirt 2 and Dirt 3 issues

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I am having the same problem in both of these games. I changed my settings to high and then at one point tabbed out to check something on the internet and when I go back to it it shows up in Windowed mode.

The problem comes from when in windowed mode it shows no video only sound. Therefore I cannot select any menus or anything of that sort.

If I shut down the game and re-load it then it does the same thing. Is there a way to fix this so it opens in full screen mode?

I have tried to reinstall the game and steam and neither seem to fix the issue.
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Alt + Enter. I've had the same issue with both Dirt 2 & 3 and this is the only workaround I know of.

This works with my retail copies, not sure if it will work with Steam...
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^ What he said
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To avoid issues such as this, I use the steam overlay on these unstable games. No need to alt tab. There's a built in browser in the steam overlay feature. Shift + tab, click browser, and you're browsing. It's very usable.
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Alt+Enter seems to be working to get it back into full screen from windowed mode, however it is still not showing video. I think its because it starts out in windowed mode first....

Edit:

Is there a way to get it to start full screen instead of windowed mode??
Edited by Strider_2001 - 5/29/11 at 7:40am
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post #6 of 7
Delete the config files from C:\\Users\\*USERNAME*\\Documents\\My Games\\DiRT3\\hardwaresettings.

Just delete the whole hardwaresettings folder and it will reset your previous graphics settings. The game should start up in fullscreen mode then.
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Delete the config files from C:\\Users\\*USERNAME*\\Documents\\My Games\\DiRT3\\hardwaresettings.

Just delete the whole hardwaresettings folder and it will reset your previous graphics settings. The game should start up in fullscreen mode then.
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works perfectly now...on both of them....
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