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Old 05-24-2011, 10:25 AM   #1
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Dirt 3 won't run in fullscreen, Windows Live doesn't accept my CD-key

I have a couple of problems with Dirt 3. First of all, I am not able to start the game in fullscreen and I can't find such an option in the graphics settings.

Second, Windows Live won't accept the CD-key Steam gave me and thus I cannot save my progress. Any ideas, guys?

http://a.yfrog.com/img689/1800/windowslive.jpg

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Old 05-24-2011, 10:27 AM   #2
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First, if the game is starting in Windowed mode, make sure you have the game selected and press ALT+ENTER, the game should now be fullscreen.

Second, if you are sure you've typed the key in correctly and it still doesn't work, you need to contact Steam Support and they will help you out.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:16 AM   #3
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Hey, thanks for the reply. I managed to fix the fullscreen by editing some configuration xml file from the game. I worked out Live, too, turned out I just retyped the CD-key manually. Previously I was copy-pasting it. That's quite odd but anyway, game is running fine now.
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:58 PM   #4
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Hey, thanks for the reply. I managed to fix the fullscreen by editing some configuration xml file from the game. I worked out Live, too, turned out I just retyped the CD-key manually. Previously I was copy-pasting it. That's quite odd but anyway, game is running fine now.

Can you tell me how you fixed full screen?
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:08 AM   #5
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Can you tell me how you fixed full screen?
Thanks

just alt-enter with the game window selected..and it will make it go full screen. (that's a 1 second easy solution)



***Update*** Found another solution while reading the forums.

C:\Users\YOURNAME\Documents\My Games\DiRT3\hardwaresettings

Right click "hardware_settings_config" and choose EDIT look for --> aspect="16:9" fullscreen="true" and change it to true if it says false etc etc

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Old 12-28-2011, 09:50 PM   #6
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First, if the game is starting in Windowed mode, make sure you have the game selected and press ALT+ENTER, the game should now be fullscreen.

Second, if you are sure you've typed the key in correctly and it still doesn't work, you need to contact Steam Support and they will help you out.
OMG thank you, this was so annoying and alt+enter worked immediately. One of those windows tricks that I haven't needed till now +rep!
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