DiRT Rally

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DiRT Rally
DiRT Rally cover
Linux Feral Interactive[1]
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
Linux, macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive[1]
EGO 3.0
Release dates
Windows December 7, 2015
Linux March 2, 2017[2]
macOS (OS X) November 16, 2017[3]
DiRT Rally at Wikipedia
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DiRT Showdown 2012
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DiRT Rally 2015
DiRT 4 2017
DiRT Rally 2.0 2019

General information

Official website
Developer minisite
Official forums for the series
Colin McRae Rally and DiRT Wiki
Steam Community Discussions


All Linux versions require Steam DRM.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete or rename video files[4]
  1. Delete or rename attract.bk2 in <path-to-game>\video.
Only disables the intro video that plays when the game is on idle after startup.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\DiRT Rally\hardwaresettings\
macOS (OS X)
Linux ~/.local/share/feral-interactive/DiRT Rally/VFS/User/AppData/Roaming/My Games/DiRT Rally/hardwaresettings/
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
macOS (OS X)
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\310560\
On Windows, replay data is stored in %PROGRAMDATA%\Codemasters\DiRT Rally\ The game will work with a Windows NTFS junction point, allowing the folder to be mapped to alternate locations/drives.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Quality settings.
Quality settings.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Menu, replay, effects, engines, speech, and surfaces.
Surround sound
Equalizer settings for "Flat", "TV" and "Headphones"
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Dirt Rally - Early Access for better support.
Headsets Native Notes
HTC Vive
For Steam version, see Here.
For Oculus Store version, use the Revive Compatibility Layer.
Oculus Rift
Windows Mixed Reality
For Steam version, see Here.
For Oculus Store version, use the Revive Compatibility Layer.
Devices Native Notes
Tracked motion controllers
Traditional controller
See Input settings for details.
Play area Native Notes

Play Steam version without Oculus Software[edit]

Play Steam version on VR headsets without installing Oculus Software[5]
  1. Download and install Revive Compatibility Layer.
  2. Download LibOVRRT32_1.dll and LibOVRRT64_1.dll
  3. Place both files in <path-to-game>\Dirt Rally\
  4. Start SteamVR and right-click on the Revive icon in your Taskbar.
  5. Select Patch and then select the <path-to-game>\Dirt Rally\Dirt.exe and patch the .EXE.
  6. Once patched, launch Dirt Rally in Steam, ignore the VR warning, and press yes and the game will launch.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
8 Versus
RallyCross RX only.[8][9]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Linux only.
Metal support
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video 2.1c
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3 Series
AMD FX Series
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 430
AMD Radeon HD 5450
Intel HD Graphics 4000
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
Other 64-bit system required
The minimum requirements are quoted for 1366x768 resolution, with all settings on "Ultra Low" and MSAA off, at 30 FPS. The recommended ones - for 1920x1080 resolution, with all settings on "Ultra" and MSAA 4x, at 60 FPS.[10]
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.13
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 48 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 650M
AMD Radeon R9 M290
Intel HD 4000
1/2 GB of VRAM
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 16.10, SteamOS 2.0 (2.110)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-4130T 2.9 GHz
AMD FX-6300
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 67 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti
AMD Radeon R9 270
Intel Iris Pro 6200
1 GB of VRAM
Other Nvidia GPUs require driver version 370.28
AMD GPUs require MESA 13.0.3
Intel GPUs require MESA 13.0.3