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DiRT Rally (v1.11 and previous versions) + Xeon CPU

JohnnyCapoJohnnyCapo Member New Car Smell

I have an Intel Xeon E5 2696 v4 (22 physical cores + 22 logical cores), 128GB of RAM and nVidia Titan-X (latest drivers) - Windows 10 (64bit). The game (DiRT Rally, v1.11) crash at the splash screen.

With an Intel Xeon E5 2690 v2 and 64GB of RAM the game works perfectly - same video card, drivers and OS.

I have tried using "affinity" commands and forcing all the "workerMap*Core.xml" but nothing, the game won't start.

Please, if possible, give me a functioning "workerMapXCore.xml" or a fix, I found it very annoying, after having bought the game (3 months ago) and upgraded the WorkStation, not be able to play the game.

Thanks for your attention.

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  • JohnnyCapoJohnnyCapo Member New Car Smell
    The Codemasters Technical Support (or the game programmers) read this forum or not?
    I hope to receive an answer ASAP.
    Thanks.
  • CMMcBabeCMMcBabe Member, Codemasters Co-Driver
    If you disable some of the cores, does the game get past the splash screen?
  • JohnnyCapoJohnnyCapo Member New Car Smell
    My mobo doesn't support disabling cores in the BIOS, and in Windows (apart using the "affinity" command) I don't have any utility to disable (some) cores.
  • CMMcBabeCMMcBabe Member, Codemasters Co-Driver
    Can you use msconfig to change the boot options?  The advanced section in Boot allows you to change the amount of cores used on boot.
  • JohnnyCapoJohnnyCapo Member New Car Smell

    Yes you're right, I've forgot of this OS utility, I used it in the old days... For sure I'll check it very soon... Even if this will work isn't a good workaround... But always better than nothing...

  • CMMcBabeCMMcBabe Member, Codemasters Co-Driver
    Would you be able to send both of the hardware settings files to dirtgame@codemasters.com, please?  The files are in Documents\My Games\DiRT Rally\hardwaresettings
  • JohnnyCapoJohnnyCapo Member New Car Smell
    I use the WorkStation mainly on the weekend, I'll do the test and send to "dirtgame@codemasters.com" the hardware logs.
  • BozillaNZBozillaNZ Member New Car Smell
    Same thing happened to me.

    After updating the game to 1.1 it won't start any more, a brief flash of splash screen then crash.

    I have 2-way Xeon E5-2670 system, which has 16 cores and 32 threads. If I manually limit the CPU core count in Windows start settings to 8 then the game will run properly. Please devs look at the issue and fix it since I haven't been able to play it for more than 2 months!
  • JohnnyCapoJohnnyCapo Member New Car Smell
    edited June 2016
    With only 8 cores enabled (from 22) the games works perfectly with all the cores active (as I want to use my WorkStation) the game won't start at all and don't create any 'hardwaresettings\*.*' file/log.

    "
    Would you be able to send both of the hardware settings files to dirtgame@codemasters.com, please?  The files are in Documents\My Games\DiRT Rally\hardwaresettings
    "

    I hope the programmers at Codemasters could fix the problem in future release.

    If you need something else (infos, config) ask me.

    P.S.: could be useful the "\hardwaresettings\*.*" with only 8 cores active? I've to send it to "dirtgame@codemasters.com" or not?
    Post edited by JohnnyCapo on
  • JeffreyLingJeffreyLing Member New Car Smell
    i have dual E5-2697 v3 xeons and the last time I was able to even play the game was still in early release.   How do I limit the core counts?  I know how to set affinity in taskmanager but that has never worked
  • CMMcBabeCMMcBabe Member, Codemasters Co-Driver
    With only 8 cores enabled (from 22) the games works perfectly with all the cores active (as I want to use my WorkStation) the game won't start at all and don't create any 'hardwaresettings\*.*' file/log.

    "
    Would you be able to send both of the hardware settings files to dirtgame@codemasters.com, please?  The files are in Documents\My Games\DiRT Rally\hardwaresettings
    "

    I hope the programmers at Codemasters could fix the problem in future release.

    If you need something else (infos, config) ask me.

    P.S.: could be useful the "\hardwaresettings\*.*" with only 8 cores active? I've to send it to "dirtgame@codemasters.com" or not?
    If you send both I can get someone to take a look at why this happens.
    i have dual E5-2697 v3 xeons and the last time I was able to even play the game was still in early release.   How do I limit the core counts?  I know how to set affinity in taskmanager but that has never worked
    Run (Windows Key + R)  MSConfig.  Select Boot, Advanced Options and there is a way to limit the processors there. 
  • JeffreyLingJeffreyLing Member New Car Smell
    Oh my god, thank you CMMcBabe!  I set the cores down to 8 as previously mentioned and the game started,  it crashed on me a few times after finishing a sector, but the last few times no problems.  Now I just hope it can be patched to work without having to limit my core count and rebooting.
  • CMMcBabeCMMcBabe Member, Codemasters Co-Driver
    Would you guys also be able to send your dxdiag to dirtgame@codemasters.com, please?
  • JeffreyLingJeffreyLing Member New Car Smell
    I've emailed my dxdiag and also the hardware_settings files. Hopefully they help!
  • BozillaNZBozillaNZ Member New Car Smell
    v1.2 is out, does it fix this simple but annoying issue?!
  • CMMcBabeCMMcBabe Member, Codemasters Co-Driver
    No changes in 1.2 to deal with processors that have that many physical cores.
  • BozillaNZBozillaNZ Member New Car Smell
    Still crashing! I guess time to delete the game from my system and never buy anything from CodeMasters again!
  • ewfegageewfegage Member New Car Smell
    It's a scandal that Dirt 4 has the kind of problem and Codemasters just doesn't give a damn about it!
  • versediversedi Member Champion
    ewfegage said:
    It's a scandal that Dirt 4 has the kind of problem and Codemasters just doesn't give a damn about it!
    Are you having problem with DiRT4? It's DiRT Rally thread.... Please report bugs related to current version of D4 in:
    http://forums.codemasters.com/discussion/52896/day-one-dirt-4-v1-02-found-a-bug-post-it-here#latest
  • HellrazorHellrazor Member New Car Smell
    I also have this issue with the new Ryzen 1800x. The game will launch with only 8 cores enabled, once I put it up to 16 threads, it fails to launch. This is a very annoying issue. I basically won't play DiRT 4 until this is fixed as it's a ridculous process to diable / re-enable cores on a PC for one badly programmed game.. It's the only game I have this issue with, out of 500 something games owned.
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