[SOLVED] rfactor 2 video settings not opening from launcher

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  1. Paulus_NL

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    So i had the issue that i couldn't open the video settings anymore via the launcher.
    Today i uninstalled rF2 and removed all files that were left.
    After that i did a complete clean install of the game. So no mods, skins etc.
    No Beta UI.

    But still the video settings won't open from the launcher.
    In bin32 is a rF Config.exe (not in the bin64 folder..) but when i open it i get "failed to load advancedeffects file".

    Already tried and runned the files inside the support folder. But no luck.
    Why arent the video settings working anymore or what can i try next?

    In the past i had no issues with it.
     
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    After whole day debugging and trying i found the issue. See below if you encounter the same issues:

    When you have MSI afterburner running you also get RiviaTurner.
    If the setting "Stealth Mode" is enabled in RiviaTurner, the videosettings won't show up.

    If disabled it works again :)
     
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    I'm having the same problem, haven't been able to open Video Settings for months. I don't have MSI Afterburner installed, nor Rivia Tuner. I've tried clean re-install of rF2, nothing works.

    But since Afterburn/Rivia seemed the problem for you, I wonder if it is something similar for me, like some nvidia setting or something?
     
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    Update: I fixed it! I found that when I tried to run it directly, it gave an error about a .dll missing. Googled around and found I should try to reinstall DirectX. Downloaded it from Microsoft's website, reinstalled, and it fixed it! Thanks to your post, it prompted me to dig deeper.
     
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