Dirt 3 (stylised DiRT 3) is a rallying video game and the third installment in the Dirt sub-series of the Colin McRae Rally series, developed and published by Codemasters. However, the "Colin McRae" tag has been completely removed from this iteration (having previously been removed from only American versions of previous games in the series).[4] The game was released in Europe and North America on 24 May 2011, and two days later in Australia for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. DiRT 3: Complete Edition was released for Mac OS X by Feral Interactive on 29 January 2015.[2] The Japanese version of Dirt 3 was released on 25 August 2011.[5][6][7] In September 2011, there were reports that a network security problem on the website of an AMD promo had resulted in the loss of 3 million Dirt 3 keys to the public for use via the Steam platform that have then been posted in various places around the internet.[8][9][1]




Framerate is based on the Benchmark test found under the graphics option tab at the bottom.

Renderer Settings Resolution Min Average
DX9 Ultra Low or OFF 960x544 26 32
DX9 Low 1280x720 21 28
DX9 Low 960x544 22 28
DX11 Low 1280x720 19 26
DX11 Low 960x544 22 28


HiAlgo Switch doesn't seem to do much.

To force DX9 simply goto: C:\Users\Yourname\Documents\My Games\Dirt3\Hardware Settings\Hardware Settings Config. Open the document in Notepad or Wordpad. Then edit the line that says: direct x forced feedback =" false" change false to true.

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