13-08-2012 11:14 AM
I have the problem, DiRT 3 from Steam does not want to start on my computer. There is just the steam windows "DiRT 3 is starting", but after that, nothing appears. I'm using Windows 7, an AMD x2 260 with 3,20ghz, an ATi Radeon HD 6670 Graphics card (I got a coupon with a serial for DiRT 3). Peripheric drivers are up to date and latest versions. For testing i downloaded a cracked version of the game, and it ran without any problems. I have verified the steam cache very many times, and it seems, there is no problem in the cache. I like DiRT 3 much and i'd like to play it again.
13-08-2012 11:36 AM
Accidently clicked on 'I have this problem too' - I don't.
Uninstall the game from Steam completely
Make sure all your saves and files are deleted from the illegally downloaded copy of your game
Download the version from Steam again
Don't illegally download games
20-08-2012 05:06 AM - edited 20-08-2012 05:07 AM
Had same problem. After running Dirt 2 instead of Dirt 3 for the first time, it installed/updated the following:
3. BlueRippleSound - Rapture3D
If you already have 2/3 then I guess uninstall the reinstall them.
After these things happened with Dirt 2, Dirt 3 started to work again. Hopefully it will work for you too.
24-08-2012 09:36 AM
bought on steam, played for about 3 days then got this error.
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: dirt3_game.exe
Application Version: 220.127.116.11
Application Timestamp: 4e2d973a
Fault Module Name: KERNELBASE.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7601.17651
Fault Module Timestamp: 4e211319
Exception Code: c06d007f
Exception Offset: 0000b9bc
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
I have been through the Codemasters support AND steam support. both gave me plenty of suggestions but nothing has worked. i gave up for a while but decided to see if maybe by now, someone has found a good fix. i THINK mine has something to do with games for windows because if i just try to launch that, it fails. and i have tried launching other games that use GFWL and they no longer work either. but if anyone can help me out, that would be awesome. i'd really like to avoid formatting....
26-08-2012 07:58 PM
Same problem. Sure wish there was an answer other than spending another 20 hours downloading this game (and steam).
I went to the folder where Steam stores the game and clicked on the executable and chose run as administrator. When I did, I got an alert type box telling me that xlive.dll was missing.
Doing a bit of research, I noticed that I would need to install windows live games to get that file. Why do I also need windows live games when I already have steam's bloatware/spyware?
Not looking for sympathy, just a solution.
27-08-2012 02:52 AM
Someone at the Steam forum enlightened me, and I hope this helps:
You must have "Games For Windows Live" account in order to play the game. Nothing on the paperwork I had (my game was downloadable) said anything about it.
Once the GFWL account was activated (and of course the GFWL software installed . . . just what I needed, something made by the good ol' Massive Incorporated boys of m4d.dll fame), the game runs fine.