Help Please,

Mark Johnston

Mar 15, 2007
Just trying to install RBR on friends computer.

doing normal original install, first time i enter i configure and all is ok

i enter game, and it shows intry etc, an when it arrives at menu, screenflashes and goes black ( can hear menu sounds in background,) can move around the menu, but cant see it???

any ideas please, tried all graphic setting already ;/


Aug 25, 2009
All? Even RichardBurnsRally_SSE.exe's properties --- Compatibility tab --- Disable desktop composition?

Michael Nelson

#118 RMI Motorsport (RDLMS)
Oct 16, 2011
Install the patches and see if that fixes it? If it doesn't, install the FixUp plug-in as well.

I'm assuming you're installing vanilla RBR and not RSRBR? If you've installed RSRBR it'll already be patched and FixUp will be installed.

I seem to recall having a similar issue once, but I can't really remember how to fix it. I think having a play with Fullscreen and windowed modes had something to do with it. You can play around with RichardBurnsRally.ini in the root directory for the Fullscreen setting.

Michael Nelson

#118 RMI Motorsport (RDLMS)
Oct 16, 2011
To change to windowed mode you need to edit some ini files:

In RichardBurnsRally.ini (found in the base directory) change this line to false:
Fullscreen = true
optionally: in FixUp.ini (in the Plugins folder), change this line to 1:
This removes borders on your window, so you won't notice it's in windowed mode.

Also, while you're in FixUp.ini change this line to 1:
This moves the menu to the middle of your display(s), in case it's getting rendered somewhere else for whatever reason.

This is just something to try, if it doesn't work probably chuck it back to fullscreen mode, windowed 3D apps normally take a small performance hit over fullscreen apps.