Settings, Dead Zone is the amount you can steer the wheel (or press a pedal) before it has any effect. Saturation is the amount you can steer the wheel before it reaches full lock.
The officially tested and supported controllers are as follows:
- Xbox 360 Controller for Windows
- Logitech Rumblepad 2
- Thrustmaster Run’n’Drive
- Run’n’ Drive Rumble Force
- Thrustmaster T-Mini 3-In-1
- Dual Trigger 3-In-1
- Thrustmaster Dual Analog 3 (ensure official Thrustmaster drivers are installed)
- Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel
- Logitech G25 Wheel
- Logitech G27 Wheel
- Logitech Formula Force EX Force Feedback Wheel
- Thrustmaster T500RS Racing Wheel
- Thrustmaster Ferrari 430 Force Feedback Racing Wheel
- Thrustmaster RGT F/F Pro
Problem #23 DiRT Showdown – Application Should be Closed
The following error is received when installing the game: “The following applications should be closed before continuing the install: DiRT Showdown?.
If you press “retry” after a short while the installation will continue. Otherwise if you click on the DiRT Showdown Window on your task bar and select Finish, this will also complete the installation.
Problem #24 DiRT Showdown – xlive.dll is Missing
The following error message is received: “The program can’t start because xlive.dll is missing from your computer”. If you receive this error immediately after installing the game, you may just need to wait for the Windows Live installation to complete in the background. If you still get the error after waiting for 5 minutes or so, please do as follows:
- Uninstall Microsoft Games for Windows Live from the Windows control panel.
- Delete the following folder: C:Program FilesMicrosoft Games for Windows – LIVE
- Now re-download the latest GfWL client from here.
- Reinstall this new client.
- Try the game again.
Problem #25 DiRT Showdown Won’t Run
Make sure you install the DirectX that comes with the installation. Especially, the game won’t run if you don’t have Games For Windows Live installed properly.
Problem #26 DiRT Showdown Controls are Not Saving – Profile Saving Fix
If you are using any controller connected to your PC for the game, use any button on it to start the game. Don’t press any keyboard button when the menu that says ‘Press Start Button’ comes, wait for the game to react to your controller and once it does, you will have to use the same button to start the game everytime. That’s your start button basically, from there onward, the controls will save.
Problem #27 DiRT Showdown Hardware Sound
DiRT Showdown by default has the Hardware Sound option removed. So, it would be better to keep it this way since the game doesn’t really support the feature.
Problem #28 Stuck in Windowed Mode
If you are stuck in windowed mode, hold Alt and press Enter to return back to full screen.
Problem #29 DiRT Showdown – Can’t Log in to Games For Windows Live
When presented with the ‘Sign In to Windows Live’ dialogue, you can type into the ID box, but not into the password box, so the log-in fails.
Cancel out of that screen and get into the game in “Offline Mode”. Once at the main menu, you’ll see an option for LIVE, login from there.
Problem #30 DiRT Showdown DirectX 11 Crashes
Playing the game on DirectX 11 ? crashing randomly ? delete ‘hardware_settings_config’. You can find the file in:
My Documents / My Games / DiRT Showdown / Hardware Settings and restart your computer to fix this issue. If it still doesn’t resolve the issue, try playing the game in windowed, it’s not really a fix but a workaround till developers patch the game.
Problem #31 DiRT Showdown – Youtube Blocked Connection Restricted
If you have very restrictive profile in GFWL, you may want to tweak it a bit to allow youtube upload.
Problem #32 DiRT Showdown Green/ Black Screen Fix
If you experience the black or green screen issue with DiRT Showdown, delete your config file and when you reconfigure, put your anti aliasing to max 8x.
Problem #33 DiRT Showdown Data Execution Prevention
Make sure you have installed and update your Windows OS required for the game. Check minimum settings for the game before you attempt to play.
Problem #34 DiRT Showdown – Can’t Download Free Car Pack
Try download it from from marketplace client.
Problem #35 DiRT Showdown – Driving Wheel Dead Zone Fix
Figuring out, will let you know when I find anything. If you have found anything, share.
Problem #36 DiRT Showdown – Crashes at Loading Screen
If you experience loading screen crashes or random crashes while playing the game, try disabling all the inactive audio devices from your