How does this affect me?
Most users won't notice the change. However, If you're running a 32 bit version of Windows this change will impact you.
How to I find out what version of Windows I'm running?
To find out which version of Windows you're running please follow the instructions listed on the following Microsoft Support page: Which Windows operating system am I running?
Can I upgrade my system?
Yes, if you own a copy of Windows 7, 8 or a 32 bit version of Windows you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free! For more information on how to upgrade, please relate to the following Microsoft article: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10/
Why the change?
In short, to future proof Dirty Bomb. 32 bit games and programs are becoming obsolete with a lot of tech companies no longer supporting 32 bit. The change to 64 bit allows Dirty Bomb to stay relevant to the times.
If I can no longer run the game, am I illegible for a refund on my items?
If your purchases meet Steam's refund policy, you're illegible for a refund. To check Steams refund policy please relate to the following link: Steam Refunds.
Can I chose which version of Dirty Bomb I run?
No, after the update Dirty Bomb will only be available to play using the 64 bit client.
If I want to upgrade Windows to 64 bit, will I have to reinstall Steam?
What does 64 bit mean?
64 bit refers to the amount and size of data that a program, game or operating system can process.
What improvement will this bring?
As a player, you won't necessarily notice the improvements that 64 brings but from a development side the change brings about an array of improvements.
Help, I'm experiencing FPS drops after the update!
Since we've switched over Dirty Bomb's client to 64 bit, programs consider Dirty Bomb to be a new program, which means Dirty Bomb might not be using your dedicated graphics cards, is being blocked by your firewall and/or antivirus software. Players using a dual core CPU or lower, will notice FPS drops due to 64 bit using more CPU threads than before.
To resolve these issues please try the following:
- Ensure Dirty Bomb's 64 bit client is using your dedicated graphics (AMD, Nvidia)
- Add Dirty Bomb's 64 bit client to your Windows Firewall exception list
- Add Dirty Bomb's 64 bit client to your antivirus exception list
* The default location for the exe is here: 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dirty Bomb\Binaries\Win64\ShooterGame-Win32-Shipping.exe'