Owned original Dirt 3, rec'd Dirt 3 Complete as part of getting away from terrible GFWL. First time installing Complete Edition. Original Dirt 3 uninstalled prior to installation.Startup:
None of the normal "preinstall" files like DirectX seemed to install in advance. Dirt 3 goes fullscreen black, Dirt 3 logo appears, then crash. "Dirt 3 Executable has stopped working"Attempted Fixes:
Verified Files, confirmed installed correctly.
Installed, then removed, OpenAI from Dirt 3 folder
OpenAL v1.1 installed from this link (link listed in Steam Discussions does not work) - https://www.openal.org/downloads/
Installed VC Redistributable from Dirt 3
Could not install DirectX from Dirt 3 folder due to install script.
Searched registry for "Dirt 3". Only references to Complete Edition were found.
Noted Dirt 3 Complete Edition does not contain SecuROM using SecuROM's diagnostic tool.
System: Win7 x64, i7-920, GTX 970 (Geforce Experience NOT installed)
Note: Actually received a Steam Trading Card for all the times I tried and failed to start Dirt 3 Complete Edition.