Fix DiRT Rally 2.0 Crashing, Freezing, FPS, Graphics and Connectivity Issue on PC

 
 

Fix DiRT Rally 2.0 Crashing, Freezing, FPS, Graphics and Connectivity Issue on PC

Overview: DiRT Rally 2.0 is a Single-player and multiplayer racing game developed and published by Codemasters. Gamers who bought DiRT Rally 2.0 Deluxe Edition got 4 days early access to the game. Today in this post we will troubleshoot crashing, loading, launching, freezing, low FPS, and graphics and connectivity issue with DiRT Rally 2.0 on PC.

Check the System Requirement for DiRT Rally 2.0

Most of the issues occur when your computer does not meet the minimum system requirement to play the game. You may experience significant problems while playing the game, so please make sure your PC meets the minimum configuration to play DiRT Rally 2.0. Both Minimum and recommended PC requirement is mentioned below. For best gaming experience recommended configuration is preferred.

Minimum System Requirement to Play DiRT Rally 2.0

Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

Architecture: 64 bit

Direct X: Version 11

System Memory: 8GB

Processor: AMD FX4300 or Intel Core i3 2130

Graphics Card: AMD HD7750 or NVIDIA GTX650Ti

Network: Requires Broadband Internet connection

Storage: 50 GB

Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Recommended

Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

Architecture: 64 bit

System Memory: 8GB

Direct X: Version 11

Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X or Intel Core i5 8600K

Graphics Card: AMD RX Vega 56 or NVIDIA GTX 1070

Network: Broadband Internet connection

Storage: 50 GB

Sound Card: DirectX Compatible soundcard

Perform Hard Reset

Most of the time hard reset fixes the issue. Unplug all external devices from your computer. The only devices you should leave connected to your computer are your monitor, mouse, and keyboard if the computer is a desktop. Now Shut down your desktop and unplug the power cable from the desktop. In case of laptop unplug the charger and remove the battery if applicable.

Now press and hold the power button down for approximately 15-20 seconds then plug in the power cable back to the desktop. Plug in the battery and charger back in case of laptop and start the system and launch DiRT Rally 2.0. In case the issue still persists move on to the next step.

Verify or Repair DiRT Rally 2.0 in Steam

In case, the game won’t launch or you receive error “DiRT Rally 2.0 Executable has stopped working” try repairing the game files in steam.

Steps to repair the game in Steam.

  • Launch Steam
  • From the Library section, right-click on the DiRT Rally 2.0 game and click on Properties from the menu.
  • Select the Local files tab and click on the Verify integrity of game files…

Steam will verify the game’s files and download again any missing or corrupted files.

How to Turn on UDP Ports for Telemetry (Sim dashboard, Bass Shakers or Motion Rigs) DiRT Rally 2.0

These steps are useful for players who use third-party apps or hardware like a Sim dashboard, Bass Shakers or Motion Rigs.

The UDP port used for outside apps to access telemetry is currently turned off by default and there appears to be no way to enable this in the in-game menus. To turn this on, you will need to edit a config file.

1. Locate the config file by going to the following path in windows explorer (Note: this may be different for you, depending on your operating system). Replace “{YOURUSERNAME}” with your username.

C:\Users\{YOURUSERNAME}\Documents\My Games\DiRT Rally 2.0\hardwaresettings

2. Locate a file called “hardware_settings_config”
3. Make a backup of this file (just in case).
4. Open the file in a text editor (like notepad).
5. Locate the following line:

<udp enabled=”false” extradata=”0″ ip=”127.0.0.1″ port=”20777″ delay=”1″ />

6. Update “enabled” to “true”.
7. Update “extradata” to “3”
8. You new line of code should look like this:

<udp enabled=”true” extradata=”3″ ip=”127.0.0.1″ port=”20777″ delay=”1″ />

9. Save the file and start the game.

Source: Steam Community

Fix for Fanatec FFB DiRT Rally 2.0

1. Locate the config file by going to the following path in windows explorer (Note: this may be different for you, depending on your operating system). Replace “{YOURUSERNAME}” with your username.

C:\Users\{YOURUSERNAME}\Documents\My Games\DiRT Rally 2.0\hardwaresettings

2. Locate a file called “hardware_settings_config”
3. Make a backup of this file (just in case).
4. Open the file in a text editor (like notepad).
5. Locate the following line:

<fanatec enabled=”true” pedalVibrationScale=”1.0″ wheelVibrationScale=”1.0″ ledTrueForGearsFalseForSpeed=”true” />

6. Update the “wheelVibrationScale” to 2.0 or whatever you feel is good. (I personally went with 2.0). You can also do the same with “pedalVibrationScale” if your rig supports it.
7. Save the file and start the game.
8. Configure the FFB setting to your liking.

This is a workaround, may not work for all players

Source: Steam Community

Fix Blurry Graphics DiRT Rally 2.0

Disable all filtering options under graphics including TSAA etc. This will provide sharper images

Run Steam and DiRT Rally 2.0 game as an Administrator

Right-click the DiRT Rally 2.0 desktop shortcut.

If you don’t have one, look for the yourgamename.exe file in the executable file in the INSTALLATION DIRECTORY

Select Properties, click on the Compatibility tab and check the box at the bottom under settings where it says Run this Program as an administrator and Click Apply and OK.

Fix Low FPS with DiRT Rally 2.0

Step 1

  • Type Graphics Settings in the Windows search box and open Graphics Settings.
    Classic App should be selected by default. Click on Browse and select the .exe file of DiRT Rally 2.0 game.
  • Now click on Options after it has been added and Select High Performance option when it prompts the new window and click on Save.
  • Now go to the installation directory and launch the .exe file of DiRT Rally 2.0 as an administrator. Avoid using the desktop shortcut.

Step 2

  • Open Nvidia Control Panel by making a right click on the desktop
  • Select Manage 3D Settings and select DiRT Rally 2.0 from the Program Settings and set the Power Management to Prefer Maximum Power

Make Changes in In-Game Video Settings

The best way to boost performance is to make changes in the display or graphics settings. To do so, go to the in-game Video Options. There is a lot of options for you to make changes. In case of FPS drops, try to lower the quality, change the Graphics quality to medium from high. It will help to ensure a consistent FPS.

A low number will ensure smoother gameplay if your system just meets the minimum system requirement.

You can experiment with other settings under the Video tab. Each setting has a different impact on performance, doing so may help to find the perfect setting to play DiRT Rally 2.0 smoothly.

Add Exception to Antivirus and Firewall

In case you are facing DiRT Rally 2.0:  loading, launching or connectivity issue then it might be antivirus or firewall which does not allow the game to load because it recognizes game files as potentially harmful and blocks it from running. Add exceptions for DiRT Rally 2.0. Call your Antivirus company if you need help in adding an exception for DiRT Rally 2.0.

Most of the time Antivirus causes your game to crash or freeze so if you have multiple security running on the system then disable all the antivirus except one or try switching to another antivirus if one particular antivirus is causing the issue. Disable MSI Afterburner and Shadowplay.

Also disable/uninstall the some applications like VPN SOFTWARE (e.g. Hamachi), VoIP applications (e.g. Teamspeak, Ventrillo), Video chat services (e.g. Skype), Streaming applications (e.g. Xsplit), Peer-to-Peer software (e.g. uTorrent / BitTorrent), Virtualising software (e.g. Vmware) as these software may conflict with the DiRT Rally 2.0 game.

Update Windows 10

Open Windows 10 setting by pressing Windows + I key on the keyboard, then click on Update & Security, now click on Check for updates to update Windows 10.

Perform Clean Boot

Type in msconfig in Windows search box and click on System Configuration.

Click the Services tab and check the box to Hide all Microsoft Services, then click the Disable All button.

Now click on the Startup tab, then click on Open Task Manager.

Click each of the Startup programs in the list then click the Disable button. Disable all.

Close the Task Manager window.

Click OK on the System Configuration window to save your changes.

Restart the system and try launching DiRT Rally 2.0 game again.

Stop the Windows 10 Apps From Running in the Background

Open Windows 10 setting by pressing Windows + I key on the keyboard, then click on Privacy and then scroll down and select Background apps and disable all the apps which you do not need.

Do Not Overclock or Turbo Boost a Processor or GPU to Play DiRT Rally 2.0

In case you are opting for Overclocking or Turbo Boosting hardware in your computer, then we suggest resetting the processor or GPU to the manufacturer specifications, as doing so may prevent any crashing and freezing.

Also, disable Intel Turbo Booster from BIOS settings and in case you are not able to figure out contact your system manufacturer.

Use Recommended Settings to Play DiRT Rally 2.0

Please keep in mind that higher settings maximize the workload for the system hardware overall, even if your system exceeds the minimum system requirement for the game.

Opting for reduced graphical features in the game is recommended if you are experiencing an issue with performance and stability.

Update Graphics Drivers to Run DiRT Rally 2.0

Visit your system manufacturer’s website to update system BIOS, audio driver and all the necessary driver especially the graphics card driver.

NVIDIA Users: GeForce Experience can be used to check and update the drivers automatically, visit the below link to auto update or update it manually.

Update Nvidia card 

AMD Users: Visit the below link to autodetect or manually select your driver.

Update AMD card 

After updating the drivers restart your computer and launch DiRT Rally 2.0.

Bad or Wrong DirectX installation

Update Direct X by installing the most current version. Direct X is the software which the game uses to communicate with your PC. If it’s outdated or bad it can cause crashing and freezing. Visit the below link to update the Direct X to the latest version from Microsoft website.

Update DirectX 

Flush the DNS

This troubleshooting is for the connectivity issue when you are getting kicked off from the DiRT Rally 2.0 game for any kind of connectivity issue while playing DiRT Rally 2.0 in multiplayer mode.

  • Type cmd in the Windows search box and then make a right click on Command Prompt to Run as an Administrator.
  • When the command prompt opens, type ipconfig/flushdns and press Enter.
  • Repeat the same process for below commands.
  • Type ipconfig /release and press Enter.
  • Type ipconfig /renew and press Enter.
  • Type netsh winsock reset and press Enter.

Reboot your computer and launch DiRT Rally 2.0.

Use Wired Connection

We strongly stress the use of ethernet connection. Ethernet connection will always provide optimal performance while playing online DiRT Rally 2.0. Wireless connections have a wide difference in reliability and bandwidth and will affect online gameplay quality. Ethernet connections always maintain the bandwidth required for online gameplay.

Fix DiRT Rally 2.0 Graphical Tearing

This occurs mainly because of the game running at a higher refresh rate than your monitor can handle.

You might know that disabling v-sync can reduce graphical tearing, but still, you are facing tearing while playing DiRT Rally 2.0 game then toggling v-sync to on in your game settings might fix it.

Fix DiRT Rally 2.0 Micro Stuttering

Micro stuttering (shudders and jolts while moving) happens when the game is not optimized properly, particularly when it’s played under multiple Direct X versions.

Disable latest Direct X version and restart your game. In case you are doing this please keep an eye on the patch notes for the DiRT Rally 2.0 game to know when it is fine to re-enable it. Micro stuttering can sometimes be a driver issue, it may be driver conflicting or maybe the latest driver not working well with DiRT Rally 2.0 game. In this case, you might need to wait for the new driver to fix it.

Fix Rainbow or Green Artifacting with DiRT Rally 2.0

In this case, a large number of pixels on the screen changes colors, it may be green, pink or like a rainbow. The game may be running on the background but you only see green or rainbow artifact.

It may be the bad graphics card, overheating or some hardware issue with the card

Check if the fan is working and reseat the graphics card if its a CRU(Customer Replaceable Unit) component

Fix Rubberbanding with DiRT Rally 2.0

Rubberbanding when the in-game character gets back to the starting point. It tries to move but comes back to the original place. This is generally a connectivity issue, not a graphics issue, use broadband Wifi connection or ethernet cable to connect. Make sure there is no issue from your ISP.

Use CCleaner to Fix DiRT Rally 2.0 Crashing Issues on PC

Corrupt or out of date file may cause crashing or many more issues while playing DiRT Rally 2.0 game. It is recommended to use CCleaner to fix many PC issues which will improve the game performance.

Uninstall and Reinstall DiRT Rally 2.0

If somehow game files have gone corrupt then uninstalling and reinstalling DiRT Rally 2.0 may fix the issue.

Reinstall the Windows 10

Sometimes corrupt OS does not allow you to play the DiRT Rally 2.0:  game properly. Reinstalling Windows 10 may fix the issue.

Please note that you will lose all the data on your computer when you reinstall the OS.

Please visit this link to learn how to reinstall Windows 10 using USB flash drive

Conclusion

I hope this article helped you to resolve DiRT Rally 2.0 crashing, loading, launching, freezing, low FPS, and graphics and connectivity issue with DiRT Rally 2.0 on PC.

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