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04-12-2009, 04:11 PM
Dirt Crashes when the screen turn white right before the race starts. is there anything i can do?
i don't think its my rig it cant be...
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 4,1GHz (8 CPUs), (WaterCooled)
Memory: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6134MB DDR3 RAM
Hard Drive: Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 10000 RPM
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce EVGA GTX 295
Monitor: Acer H213H 22inch 1920x1080 HD
Sound Card: Creative SB X-Fi ExtremGaming
Speakers/Headphones: Dell 5650 Surround Sound 5.1 System
Keyboard: Eclipse illuminated key & backlit keyboard
Mouse: Logitech MX 518 "Gaming"
Mouse Surface: AllSop Metal Mousepad "Gaming"
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Ultimate 64 Bit (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1
Motherboard: EVGA x58
04-13-2009, 11:48 AM
NVM i fixed it by changing the Cores from 8 to 4.
04-29-2009, 03:25 AM
and what if you only have a dual core CPU?
I made the change and no difference
05-29-2009, 07:07 AM
I got the same problem, Crashes right before the race starts and error message come out as show below. is there anything i can do?
"Dirt Excutable has stopped working
A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. "
08-08-2009, 09:43 PM
Core2 duo here, 4 gig memory, Nvidia 9600 GT (SLI, but disabled)...
Same thing here: starting, then the same error message. I tried the XML edit, the DLL files and to run the game with -safemode.
None of these actually helped. Rfactor, ARMA 2, Grid, LOMAC runs flawless. Even America's Army 3 runs fine here if SLI is disabled.
So any recommendation on how I get this to run?
11-21-2009, 03:40 PM
Exactly same issue here. Could you help us out?
Core i7 920 too.
06-27-2010, 04:24 AM
is there a fix? I just bought the codemasters pack today ..
Same crash as describe.
Core i7 720
(dell studio laptop)
07-18-2010, 07:19 AM
same here found no working fix
08-06-2010, 10:20 AM
The hyperthreading in your i7 CPU will mean that it is recognised as an 8 core, which can cause conflict with the game.
The problem can be normally be overcome by doing the following:
Replace the contents of c:\program files\codemasters\DiRT\system\workerMap8Core.xml
with that of workerMap4Core.xml in same directory.
If you open the workerMap4Core.xml file and copy the contents, then open the workerMap8Core.xml, delete the existing contents, and then paste the information you have just copied this will replace the information.
Alternatively delete the workerMap8Core.xml file, make a copy of the workerMap4Core.xml file and then rename this new copy workerMap8Core.xml
This is from a post from the codemasters forums, which should work if you have an i7, it did for me.
The path to the file when installed via steam should be [steam folder]/steamapps/common/dirt/system/
06-12-2011, 05:39 AM
Mine also failed to even launch.
Along with the xml edit above, another poster on here suggested turning off FRAPS (if you run it). With both solutions applied, the game works fine now. :)
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