Monday, 30 September 2013

How to fix Dirt 3 not starting in Windows 8




Dirt 3 not starting or crashing after launch seems to be a common problem with Windows 7 and 8 x64 versions, here is how you can fix it
  • First thing you'll need is a Microsoft Live Account, get it here (click the image below) :



  • This is the most important step, uninstall all Games for Windows LIVE software present in your system, get a fresh copy of Games for Windows LIVE client by clicking the image below (a web-installer), after downloading it right-click on it and select "Run as administrator", let it download and install the files

 

  • After installation completes run Games For Windows and sign in to your account, now you can either exit the app or leave it minimized
  • Now to open the game, (important step) right-click on dirt3.exe in the game's installation folder or on your desktop shortcut and select "Run as administrator" and wait for it (you will have to run it  as administrator every time), these steps worked for me
  • Now if it fails to open the game try opening dirt3.exe in compatibility mode for Windows 7 or Windows Xp and it should work with any one of them
  • Enjoy playing Dirt 3! Comment for more Help.

                                        

19 comments:

  1. Thanks it really worked

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    1. you're welcome, thanks for the response

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    2. chirkut lag ra hai tu ..... LOL

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  2. Getting Error DS LAuncher Failed to start what to do?

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    1. If its a steam version try validating the game files via steam and make sure that your key has not been flagged,or try to run it as admin and try out different compatibility options...

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  3. not worked for me... already follow your instruction but nothing change... im using Windows 8 64 bit

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    1. Sorry for the late reply, the main reason is with the GFWL client and the compatibility, try messing with the compatibility settings of dirt3.exe and install client as mentioned in the post

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  4. it's really works for me thanks

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  5. This works!
    And I'm glad I can add a comment without needing to use a dreaded Facebook account.
    I no longer use Facebook, because time is humanity's greatest commodity
    Thanks again! :D

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  6. Please help me! It still doesn' t work. II have no Steam. Until last summer, dirt3.exe had been working perfectly, but one day, when i tried to start it there was no reaction of my PC. The process "dirt3.exe" appeared for 3 seconds in the WindowsTaskManager, but then it was got closed automaticly. Anoyone with the same Problem? I hardly could not find any solution in the Internet...
    Please help me!
    Thank you in advance...

    (Sorry for my bad English, I' m from Germany... ;) )

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  7. helpppp i start games for windows live markett
    and it says "The cilient must be point with the same windows live sign in assistance service pleseeee help!!!

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  8. please helpppppp!
    i downloaded games for windowslive market
    but it says that i need the correct wondows live sign assistance :/
    HELPPPP!!

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  9. Wow it works!!!

    Thank You! SOOOOO MUCH!

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