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Andy May 1, 2013 @ 6:04am
Windowed Mode
When I launch the game, It doesn't go full screen only windowed mode, which SUCKS !! I tried re-installing 3 times, same thing I want my full screen not a damn windowed mode. If anyone knows how to fix this please respond. Thanks.
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toix May 1, 2013 @ 6:15am 
alt+return solves
[BUL]Ragnarous May 1, 2013 @ 7:08am 
Alt+Enter?
m0sx May 1, 2013 @ 7:35am 
Same thing. Alt+Enter don't solve this problem
m0sx May 1, 2013 @ 8:08am 
Thanks for the reply, but I already tried to change the fullscreen = "false" to "true" and save the file. This problem remained. If I use Alt + Enter, the screen flashes black and the game returns to windowed mode again. Also, I hear the "beep" of the operating system.
DiRT Showdown is also only works in windowed mode.
DiRT 2 works just fine
[BUL]Ragnarous May 1, 2013 @ 9:07am 
drivers? or have you tried the ingame option for full screen?
m0sx May 1, 2013 @ 9:15am 
Drivers recently updated - another games works without any problems.
Found some kind of solution in "hardware_settings_config.xml" file edit string <directx forcedx9="false" /> ----> <directx forcedx9="true" />
It allows game start in fullscreen mode, but.. it disallows stereo3D ;(
[BUL]Ragnarous May 1, 2013 @ 9:20am 
Forcing the game to run under DX9 instead of DX11. Hmm... Anything running as background program? Like anti-virus or some other software? What about if you press the auto adjust button on your monitor - no effect?
m0sx May 1, 2013 @ 9:33am 
disabled software like skype, skydrive, antivirus and started DiRT3 without forcing DX9
result: http://i.imgur.com/pSWA4dh.png
[BUL]Ragnarous May 1, 2013 @ 11:39am 
And in that screen if you press Alt+enter?

P.S. Shift+enter / Ctrl+Enter? Alt+Return (the delete key)
wacky maky May 1, 2013 @ 3:35pm 
alt enter always does it for me
m0sx May 1, 2013 @ 8:30pm 
Shift + Enter / Ctrl + Enter - no change
Alt+Return => screen flashes black and the game returns to windowed mode again

I do not want to use the mode DX9, since bought the game with native support 3D, to play on 3D TV panel =(
m0sx May 1, 2013 @ 8:59pm 
The problem is similar to my very often by owners of HP laptops with graphics HD 6770M (like me)

found on youtube (hm why youtube?) post:
Originally posted by Acid1025:
18.07.2012
Somehow after a year i managed to use DX11 in Dirt 3 when using Fixed graphic switching.
Details = 4xMSAA, 8xAF, Mixed of Ultra and High setting. AO at Medium.
Resolution = 1360x768
Overclock to 870/1010@1.052v
HP DV6-6001TX
Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM
8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 (2 x 4 GB)
750 GB SATA (5400 rpm)
AMD Radeon HD 6770M (1 GB DDR5)

What is "Fixed graphic switching"?
Andy May 1, 2013 @ 9:10pm 
I got it to work, It just went fullscreen by itself which was awesome, just don't alt-tab that might mess it up again from what i've seen. Good luck racing fellas.
[BUL]Ragnarous May 2, 2013 @ 3:54am 
Originally posted by m0sx:
The problem is similar to my very often by owners of HP laptops with graphics HD 6770M (like me)

found on youtube (hm why youtube?) post:
Originally posted by Acid1025:
18.07.2012
Somehow after a year i managed to use DX11 in Dirt 3 when using Fixed graphic switching.
Details = 4xMSAA, 8xAF, Mixed of Ultra and High setting. AO at Medium.
Resolution = 1360x768
Overclock to 870/1010@1.052v
HP DV6-6001TX
Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM
8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 (2 x 4 GB)
750 GB SATA (5400 rpm)
AMD Radeon HD 6770M (1 GB DDR5)

What is "Fixed graphic switching"?
Maybe it's the turn off of the integrated graphics card from the processor...
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