Sunday, June 05, 2011

[Tech Tips] Dirt 3 'Profile Save' Error Fix

DiRT3 has been out for more than a week now. It has been getting positive ratings all over the internet and racing fans and avid gamers want to get a taste of it.

But as it pans out there has been somewhat of a glitch as soon as you start DiRT3; even after you have logged into your Games for Windows Live (GFWL) account DiRT3 won't create a save profile for you and will give you an error that profile creation failed. Stop here!! You don't want to make any progress on the events when you can't save it because although the games runs along after this initial message but you can't save your progress unless and until a profile is availalbe.

There can be two reasons for this problem.

#1 You use Windows in a different language or have a user name in a language other than English.
I don't know why but Unicode characters in your Windows username somehow interfere with DiRT3 creating a 'Save Game' folder for you.
You can solve this problem by creating a Windows account with a name that is in English. I would suggest you copy and paste 'Dirt 3' (without the commas) into your username field. It would fix the problem.

#2 There is a problem with your crack. 
Links updated September 14, 2013
A team/person called Netshow released a crack for DiRT3 before any of the respectable crackers like Reloaded or Skidrow could release a fix. And as it turns out the crack by Netshow has some problem with making the game create a Profile for you.
To fix it it download the archive DiRT3_fix, use relegated007 as password and extract it in the game folder (C:\Program Files\Codemasters\Colin McRae DiRT 3 or a variant), replacing any existing files.
Now use dirt2.original to start the game and it will run fine.

If the original fix fails to work for you then download my Extended_DiRT3_fix and use relegated007 as the password.

I hope this helps. :)

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96 comments:

Rich said...

hi!!! Not work, return it:

"wrong disc, please put Dirt3 CD/DVD original"

Hassaan said...
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rich said...

ths, i try your extend fix, but not work again! something wrong with my game (sr-dirt3.iso (first release))

Hassaan said...

Well i guess there is a problem with your installation afterall...lets look at thwat you can do now...(proceed to the next one when the previous one doesn't work)
> There are atleast three .exe files (with my fix) in the Dirt 3 directory make sure you havn't removed them.
> Reinstall the game and use my original fix
> Change the .exe by downloading another fix from gamecopyworld.com while keeping the dlls from my original fix there.
> Redownload the game from here http://www.mediafire.com/?39g3zz3410k07 (pass: dlgames4free.blogspot.com) and then use my original fix.

Rich said...

my problem are Antivirus, i add a folder "codemasters" on exception options, and now it work fine! thanks for all help, and sorry my english!!

Anonymous said...

thanks dude works now!!!

Dharma818 said...

This worked totally man, Thanks a lot. :D

Anonymous said...

dude,it says "wrong password" i used "relegatedoo7"

Anonymous said...

oh wait,its all good,i copyed the password,thx alot ^^ i can finally create a profile yay :D

Hassaan said...

I am glad for all those for whom this stuff worked :)

Password is: relegated007 (try typing it manually you might be adding spaces while copying)

Anonymous said...

again the same
"the file is corrupt" what am i doing rong?
help

Anonymous said...

YOU ROCK! YOU FIXED THIS AFTER 2 WEEKS OF HUNTING HAHAHAHAHA THANK U!!

Anonymous said...

Neither codemaster forum nor any other forums were able to fix my problem but you fixed it..Thanks a lot dude !!!

Anonymous said...

thanks alot reali appreciate it

Hassaan said...

Thanks everyone.

'again the same
"the file is corrupt" what am i doing rong?
help'

Please specify when do you get this error? While extracting the archive or running the executable?

Anonymous said...

you are the legend, thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

good job! :) thank you!! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks, it works!! Finally..thanks! ;)

Cicelio said...

thanks it worked man , YOU ROCK DUDE !!!
LOVE YOUR BLOG :)

Joukarl said...

Please insert the original "DiRT 3" CD/DVD. Wtf ? how i can fix that ...

Anonymous said...

pls help, application load error 5:0000065434 after i copied all the crack files in to dirt3

Anonymous said...

could someone pls help me!!!!! my dirt 3 wont even run once ive copied all the folders into Codemasters\Colin McRae DiRT 3 or a variant) i have bought the game not downloaded it. pls help soon or email me chrlmartell@gmail.com

Hassaan said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?d1jcrsl1aacmq4a
Pass: relegated007

Just replace the files in your main directory (the one with the executable in it) with the ones in the archive.

Hassaan said...

Btw if you had bought the game you wouldn't have gotten into these cracks and all...you should jsut have updated your Dirt to v1.1 (http://www.gamershell.com/news_119086.html)

Anonymous said...

worked perfect, though is it a bug or what but after season 1 season 2 won't open...it should do so automaticly. i finished S1 with gold medal

Anonymous said...

same here man, cannot unlock season 2 even if ive already finished season 1..

Anonymous said...

thaks man works !!!! thanks thanks thanks !!!!

Hassaan said...

I just had a comment (although I didn't publish it because of the language) that this fix contains a trojan and that I tried to hack you ppl...well going by this every crack file is a trojan because it interferes with the game's code and some anti-viruses don't allow that to happen...anyone who has a little,only a little experience with cracks (or trainers), will know what I mean. (For reference, did anybody play Assassin's Creed II without adding its folder to the exceptions list? u can't do that cox no matter what that ubi something .dll file got quarantied by the antivirus?)

Hassaan said...

Well for people who are having trouble unlocking season 2...hav a peek at the following post...
http://relegated007.blogspot.com/2011/07/tech-tips-dirt-3-season-2-wont-unlock.html

Anonymous said...

DUDE PLS HELP i tird everything the game aint working it shows application load error 5:0000
n dvd cd not insertdwat shld i do ???

Hassaan said...

Add the Codemasters folder to your anti-virus exceptions list and reapply the fix.
If still the original fix doesn't work apply the extended fix...http://www.mediafire.com/?d1jcrsl1aacmq4a (Pass: relegated007)

Anonymous said...

na its not workin buddy i tird a lot i even uninstald by anti virus !!

Hassaan said...

Ur Specs and OS?

Anonymous said...

windows xp sp 3

Hassaan said...

your machine specifications like processor etc?

Anonymous said...

the crack fix WORKS TNX A LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

thank brother it works well!!!
thank you so much!!!

Anonymous said...

Hajitoon said...

I did exectly as you said but I still can't save the game.

I have windows xp x64 sp2.

Anonymous said...

Hajitoon saud...
I've installed the patch but still can't save the game.

My pc specification's are:

cpu: AMD phenom II X6
ram: 8 gb ddr3
vga: nvidia 450 1024 mb ddr5

Windows xp professional x64 sp2

Hassaan said...

Hi there Hajitoon, I didn't ask you to apply a patch, I just asked you to extract my fix in your Dirt 3 folder :) Try reinstalling the game and then reapply the fix.

And your sepcs are not the problem, they are spectacular...although I'd recommend that you upgrade to Windows 7 x64, XP is dying...

Anonymous said...

HAjitoon said...

Well,first I extracted your fix and overwrite the files but it didn't work.
So I thought maybe I should have installed the patch.

The game is working fine but I still can't save my profile.
I also made a new user but it didn't work.


By the way windows 7 is very expensive, in my country they kill a man for this amount of money!!

Hassaan said...

well where do you live, Somalia? :P Well I guess u must be doing something wrong...lets do a quick check...

> Make sure you have the Dirt 3 folder added to exceptions in u antivirus. Because sometimes the antivirus can delete cracked executable, thinking of them as viruses.
> If this didn't work then reinstall the game and then apply my fix.
> And if this too is ineffective then down laod the game from here http://www.mediafire.com/?39g3zz3410k07 (pass: dlgames4free.blogspot.com) and then use my original fix.

Anonymous said...

Hajitoon said....

I live in Iran. I'm looking to find a fast internet connection in order to download from: http://www.mediafire.com/?39g3zz3410k07 because my connection is 56k/s and if I want to download it myself it probably takes more than 6 month and I have to kill a lot of people to pay for it!!

By the way: Do you know where I can download a savegame file for the game? I think this could work for me.

Hassaan said...
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Hassaan said...

C:\Documents and Settings\Your_Username\My Documents\My Games\DiRT3 put it here replacing the older folder...

Anonymous said...

Hajitoon said......
thanks Hassaan, at least now I can load this save game and I don't have to start from scratch every time!

I think the reason for my problem is GFWL! (Although I reinstalled it and didn't solve the saving problem)

Is there any way that I can force the game not to use GFWL?

By the way there is a DSL connection in Iran but it's 128k/s, because by the law it's forbidden for individuals to access faster connections.

Anonymous said...

Hajitoon said...
The problem is worst than I thought, I can't even load the save file. It says: "Profile load failed!"

I also re installed the game 5 times and used your fix file in different ways (after updating the game and before it and...)

If I can't figure out how to solve the problem I'll uninstall the game next week!

Hassaan said...

I am sorry man. I wish I could be of help.

Anonymous said...

awsome worked perfect thx

Anonymous said...

GREAT MAN!! It works! Thank you :))

Anonymous said...

Ty worked for me :)

Anonymous said...

Totally Delighted I've done the first triangle loads as my games pc is off line and could not get CM3 to work with loads of different cracks yours just removes that annoying bit at the start that has been driving me bonkers. Awesome thanks !!!

Anonymous said...

Man..dts jst an ausum wrk...i ve been waitin fr dz......thnks a lot bro.........cheers....!!

Anonymous said...

hello...please help me...i cant dowload your original fix...something wrong with tha link

Anonymous said...

G ur da boss top man.

Anonymous said...

thanks dude.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

it works

Anonymous said...

works, but the game runs windowed
not in full screen

Anonymous said...

thanks dear u did g8 job

Anonymous said...

IT HELPpP! THaNKS BRO!! i will start my journey now!

nitin said...

how i make codemasters folder in exception of antivirus. . tell me plz

Hassaan said...

@nitin, need to knw ur antivirus for that!

Anonymous said...

hey man if thegame iz running on windowed mode. .not in full screen..
try Alt+Enter combination. .it will become full screen

Anonymous said...

anyway this fix iz fucking good man. . and adding codemasters folder in exception of antivirus. .makes sucessful game run. .thanX a lot again

Anonymous said...

omg why when put Dirt3_fix_extended.rar

and Nod32 says this virus.. SKIDROW.dll

what i do pls replay

Anonymous said...

man skidrow virus whad i do ??

Filip said...

THANKS BRO! FUCKING GOOD FUCKING WORK YESYES!! YOU SHOULD LIVE FOREVER

joskin said...

i've tried the password by copying it and typing it, but it still tells me wrong password, has the file been modified in all this time?

Hassaan said...

No it hasn't been modified. The link was fixed a couple of times but the file remains the same. The password is 'relegated007' (without the commas).

I have just checked it and it works without any problems.

Michael Gabriel Pangilinan said...

hi!! I tried to extract the fix into the dirt 3 folder but I can't extract it there

Anonymous said...

thankyou buddy ur the boss dude HANDSOFF TO U !!!!!!!!

Hassaan said...

Hey, Michael.

Make sure you have administrator privileges. If you have them and are still unable to extract then your anti-virus might be interfering with the process. Try disabling it until the copying is done and add the DiRT 3 folder in its exceptions.

rags6 said...

Loving!

rags6 said...

Thanks.

rags6 said...

Thanks.

Miguel Angelo said...

I have tried other thing:
->Start the game and press enter
->Press HOME key
->Then Sign In If you have already an account or creat a new profile.
->If you have already a profile just sign in.

Works With me!!!!

Anonymous said...

thank uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu it worked nicely for me.....ur great

Anonymous said...

DOWNLOAD LIMIT IS REACHED?!
fuuuuuuck
we can't download it anymore

Hassaan said...

Downloading just fine here.

al-ikhwan said...

can u upload the extended fix again..i still cannot run the game with the first fix..hope u can help..

al-ikhwan said...

can you reupload the extended fix again..i still cannot run the game with the first fix..hope u can help..

Hassaan said...

Extended fix link in the post is working fine here...please post a screenshot of the problem you are facing with the link...

Ale said...

Links don't work in my country. Can you re upload them in other server? Thanks.

Ale said...

"Archive is Encrypted or Password Protected" and there is no chance to downlaoad. Even don't work in jdownloader. Thanks anyway.

Anonymous said...

Upload all the links again please. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Cannot download...

'MediaFire does not support unlimited downloads of encrypted or password protected archives and the limit for this file has been reached.' !

Anonymous said...

Please reupload the savegame and both cracks

Hassaan said...

Links fixed. Mirrored to 9 hosts.

Anonymous said...

thnx man! :D

Anonymous said...

Thanks man, after two days of searching you give me how to save.
Thanks again, you are the best

Anonymous said...

thanks, after two days you tell me how..
thanks again, you are the best

Anonymous said...

gracias man!!!!! me sirvio mucho!!!! exelente blog

Anonymous said...

THANKS !!! IT WORKED <3 <3 (BTW GUYS IF IT SAYS WRONG DISC..... RUN IT IN COMPATIBILITY MODE FOR SOME LOWER OS)

Anonymous said...

Thanks Crack is working

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