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rongtw
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Steam ?

anyone Help  Embarrassed when i got my new 7870 GFX card it came with free games from Steam to download , But only one i was interested in " DIRT 3 showdown " so in installed Steam , download game IT wont RUN  Angry.
uninstall it try again , still wont run  Shocked  i have checked all advice on steam forums  done what has been suggested , rolled back ATI  drivers to previous version .
but no matter what i try i still cannot get it to run , HEEEEEEELP  Kiss
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dlloyd
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Re: Steam ?

Are you getting any specific error messages?
You tried right clicking the game and performing an integrity check on the files (it might be called something different)?
rongtw
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Re: Steam ?

no error message just crashes the PC  Embarrassed , & yup have checked integrity of download .
it doing me head in  Cry .
its not my PC see  spec,s below...... i  can run BF3 all on ultra
Asus ROG Hero Vii Z97 , Intel i5 4690k ,ROG Asus Strix 1070,
samsung 850evo 250gig , WD black 2 TB . Asus Phoebus sound ,
16 gig Avexir ram 2400 , water cooling Corsair H100i gtx ,
Corsair 750HXI Psu , Phanteks Enthoo pro case .
dlloyd
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Re: Steam ?

If its crashing the PC as in powering it off I'd say  its the PSU.
If its crashing the operating system, might be a memory fault.
If its just exiting the game, you'll probably have to wait (and hope) for a patch.
Sorry I couldn't have been more help.
rongtw
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Re: Steam ?

Cheers Dan  Wink but it crashes the PC when i click on play ! Dirt  Game on steam only ?
Asus ROG Hero Vii Z97 , Intel i5 4690k ,ROG Asus Strix 1070,
samsung 850evo 250gig , WD black 2 TB . Asus Phoebus sound ,
16 gig Avexir ram 2400 , water cooling Corsair H100i gtx ,
Corsair 750HXI Psu , Phanteks Enthoo pro case .
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Re: Steam ?

A bit of Googling threw up this - have you tried it
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hey, i download the game thru steam, this is how i fix it:
try installing windows live games (google it since i cant post the link)
then create a windows live games account with your hotmail then log in, then run dirt3.exe
steam should start installing something and run.
I also found a few other reports where Windows Live was the culprit
rongtw
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Re: Steam ?

odd one there Jim , but i will give it a try  Wink
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samsung 850evo 250gig , WD black 2 TB . Asus Phoebus sound ,
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Corsair 750HXI Psu , Phanteks Enthoo pro case .
rongtw
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Re: Steam ?

Embarrassed Cry nope didnt work Jim i got BSOD this time  Cry
Asus ROG Hero Vii Z97 , Intel i5 4690k ,ROG Asus Strix 1070,
samsung 850evo 250gig , WD black 2 TB . Asus Phoebus sound ,
16 gig Avexir ram 2400 , water cooling Corsair H100i gtx ,
Corsair 750HXI Psu , Phanteks Enthoo pro case .
dlloyd
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Re: Steam ?

Might be worthwhile running something like Memtest86 to double check that your ram is fine.  Back when I worked on PCs more regularly I found more BSODs from memory faults or overheating then anything else.
rongtw
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Re: Steam ?

i understand where you are coming from Dan L but my system runs BF3 on ultra settings  all day long with no problems , all hardware is new less than a month old .
its just something with steam & Dirt  Angry
Asus ROG Hero Vii Z97 , Intel i5 4690k ,ROG Asus Strix 1070,
samsung 850evo 250gig , WD black 2 TB . Asus Phoebus sound ,
16 gig Avexir ram 2400 , water cooling Corsair H100i gtx ,
Corsair 750HXI Psu , Phanteks Enthoo pro case .
dlloyd
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Re: Steam ?

Yeah you're right, that is very strange.
I guess its waiting for a future patch and hope that fixes it.
rongtw
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Re: Steam ?

have uninstalled it all ,,and given up  Undecided
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Re: Steam ?

Quote from: rongtw
7870 GFX

Is your signature wrong "AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 2 gig  OC "?
Is the card overclocked?  Is it possible to 'un-overclock' it?
I't annoying when you get something 'free' and it doesn't work, in reality it's not 'free' but 'included in the price/package' and you have every right to expect it to work correctly, using the term 'free' lowers expectations and makes people less likley to complain.  Have you contacted the supplier since part of what you paid for doesn't work?
Call me 'w23'
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rongtw
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Re: Steam ?

yup walker23 my card is factory OC http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1160&pid=1499&psn=&lid=1&leg=0 so i don't think its possible to return to factory defaults  Huh
& yes i agree IT not  a free  game but a free download "STEAM" included  Embarrassed
Asus ROG Hero Vii Z97 , Intel i5 4690k ,ROG Asus Strix 1070,
samsung 850evo 250gig , WD black 2 TB . Asus Phoebus sound ,
16 gig Avexir ram 2400 , water cooling Corsair H100i gtx ,
Corsair 750HXI Psu , Phanteks Enthoo pro case .
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Re: Steam ?

Daft question, and sorry it's probably too late now, but did you try verifying the local content for the game via steam? If anything crashes on loading that usually fixes it for me.