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BA1T3D Apr 1, 2015 @ 8:22pm
Dirt 3 Complete edition Wont launch
hey i went and installed dirt 3 complete edition.
and as soon as i would hit play. it would try and do its first install it would close and the game wont launch.
is anybody else having this problem?
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Cooperx- Apr 1, 2015 @ 9:43pm 
bump. I'm having this problem too. Tried uninstalling and re-installing and still got nothing when I launched.
Ichaival Apr 2, 2015 @ 1:55am 
same here
Bora88 Apr 2, 2015 @ 2:53am 
+1 -.-
DDont push me Apr 2, 2015 @ 4:01am 
Install C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\DiRT 3 Complete Edition\_CommonRedist\OpenAL\2.0.7.0\oalinst.exe
Run game !
Last edited by DDont push me; Apr 2, 2015 @ 4:09am
stfx Apr 2, 2015 @ 5:28am 
Installed everything from the redist directory (openal,dx,VC) and still does not start.
Last edited by stfx; Apr 2, 2015 @ 5:29am
CreakinCrank Apr 2, 2015 @ 5:55am 
I'm having a similar problem. I noticed the game in my library last night, and installed it and played a quick couple of races before bed. this morning I noticed a 96MB (I think) update had been downloaded, and now I can't launch the game. I get the DiRT 3 logo, then a window with a black background and then nothing, although according to task manager and steam the game is running. I've also tried running everything in the _CommonRedist folder. Will try a re-install and post if any change.

i3-2120
R9 280 3GB vRAM (omega driver)
8GB RAM

EDIT: Works fine for me after a reinstall.
Last edited by CreakinCrank; Apr 2, 2015 @ 6:24am
stfx Apr 2, 2015 @ 6:49am 
Reinstalled and still doesn't run. I get the DIRT 3 logo, then went back to desktop.
I5-2500K
GTX680 / 347.88 driver
8GB RAM
Win 8.1 x64
Last edited by stfx; Apr 2, 2015 @ 6:51am
BA1T3D Apr 2, 2015 @ 7:01am 
Originally posted by DDon`t push me:
Install C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\DiRT 3 Complete Edition\_CommonRedist\OpenAL\2.0.7.0\oalinst.exe
Run game !

thanks for that. this did the trick!
[BOT]Dennis Apr 2, 2015 @ 8:33am 
Hey,

tought "verifying integrity" would do the trick....thought wrong......Start up logo appears.....and thats it....but you'll find Dirt 3 running in the task manager!..........♥♥♥♥!!!
[BOT]Dennis Apr 2, 2015 @ 8:34am 
i dont even have the folder DIRT 3 COMPLETE EDITION ....
stfx Apr 2, 2015 @ 8:49am 
Ok, i restarted windows, dirt 3 updated itself, and now running.
[BOT]Dennis Apr 2, 2015 @ 10:08am 
after starting Dirt 3 from the folder..it's finally running...but only windowed....any ideas how to fix that?
BA1T3D Apr 2, 2015 @ 10:29am 
did you go to your options? and configure the video settings?
[BOT]Dennis Apr 2, 2015 @ 11:06am 
yeah i did...there is actually no option for it...but ALT+ENTER did the trick......idiot me!
Kong Apr 2, 2015 @ 12:02pm 
It's not really a "fix", but it helps if you're desperate to play.

- Try to launch the game through Steam
- Open Windows Task Manager
- Right click on DiRT 3
- Click maximize
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