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Steam F1 2010 & Dirt 2 both crash on startup

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by dead beat, 9 Apr 2011.

  1. dead beat

    dead beat Rippin six 4 life

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    This is getting really annoying now and I can't understand what the problem is. Both these games crash in exactly the same way on startup, leaving me with no input from the keyboard and just a black screen. About 1 in every 5 attempts the game will load successfully.

    Both games being made by Codemasters, I was wondering if there was a known fix for this? I don't have any problem with any of my other games on Steam.

    Cheers.
     
  2. Snubbs

    Snubbs CustomPC Migration victim....

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    try (re)installing games for windows live

    iirc thats what gave me the problems you're talking about
     
  3. dead beat

    dead beat Rippin six 4 life

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    Hmm, cheers but that doesn't seem to have solved it.
     
  4. theskirrid

    theskirrid What's a Dremel?

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    When the screen's black try ALT-Tabbing out and back, that may do it.
     
  5. dead beat

    dead beat Rippin six 4 life

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    It seems to be DX11 related. If I go into the game folder for each of these games and open the hardware settings file in notepad, I can change the settings to read:

    ForceDX9 = true rather than ForceDX9 = False.

    By running the games in DX9 mode they play fine, but they also look really bad. My GPU drivers are all up to date.
     
  6. Cleggmeister

    Cleggmeister Of reasonable knowledge...

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    install blue ripple audio drivers, should fix ya...
     
  7. dead beat

    dead beat Rippin six 4 life

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    When Steam was loading Dirt 2 for the first time it said that it had successfully installed the blue ripple audio drivers.
     

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