Running Dirt 2 in Windows 11

Here is an extensive guide on how I got it to run in Windows 11:

I bought my copy of Dirt 2 from gaming dragons.
It came with the latest version of GFWL (Games For Windows Live) (such are mentioned here as well).
However, once the profile of the player has been created within the game (do not try to change player names, or it will crash on instant!), in future cases of running the game, it will crash on trying to load the profile.

Once you have installed the gamingdragons version, and follow “step 3” of the readme as in the post mentioned that I linked above.

Additionally, set dirt2.exe to run as administrator.

It may still occasionally crash, on loading the profile once in a while, but not that much anymore, that it renders the game unplayable.

Finally fixing the navigation issues on my blog!

okay. I finally tried again after a year to fix the navigation issues on nafcom.eu, worked out a solution and emailed it to the theme support guys, who helped me back in 2017 to fix one problem but then ignored me when I re-approached them in 2018 🙁

So here is how it’s done:

1) First set post page as home page: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/16508229/wordpress-how-to-set-my-posts-page-as-home-page
2) Then add your old “home page” to the menu at Appearance -> Menus (e.g. in my case I renamed it to “About” before I did that)
3) Then add a custom link as described in the youtube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlcpNMhka3M and post it to the home page
4) Trash the old blog page to avoid people who accessed nafcom.eu/blog in the past are not confronted by a white page but instead get re-directed to an actual blog post which is next closest to this!

Cheers! 🙂