THE SCREEN IS BLACK WHAT

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asked Oct 8, 2017 by PILOT Sweden (13 points)
when I fly with for example the cessna 172 or the 737, every time when I come in to the flight everything is black. I have tried to start over X plane (11) but that dosent work.          PLEASE HELP MEEEEEE.        I HAVE A MAC

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answered Oct 9, 2017 by jroberts (17,589 points)
Attach a copy of the log.txt from the X-Plane folder.

If you installed X-Plane to the Applications folder, move it somewhere else. That is a protected location and since we use a proprietary installer, it can cause issues if X-Plane is installed in Applications.
commented Feb 13 by anonymous
I am having the same problem of a black screen when I load an aircraft in-game. How do I know if X Plane 11 is in the applications folder? Because the apps doesn't seem to be in it, but it still doesn't work.
commented Feb 13 by jroberts (17,589 points)
The install location will be listed in the log.txt file in the main X-Plane folder. Uploading the log.txt will help the most.

There was a known issue with some screens in 11.20vr1 so that could also be your issue if you're using the beta.
commented Feb 15 by anonymous
ok here is part of the log, It says it's installed in deskstop, so I'm guessing that is not the problem.

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X-System folder:'/Users/walker 15/Desktop/X-Plane 11/', case sensitive=0

OpenGL Vendor    : Intel Inc.

OpenGL Render    : Intel(R) Iris(TM) Plus Graphics 640

OpenGL Version   : 2.1 INTEL-10.25.19 (210/0)

OpenGL Extensions: GL_ARB_color_buffer_float GL_ARB_depth_buffer_float GL_ARB_depth_clamp GL_ARB_depth_texture GL_ARB_draw_buffers GL_ARB_draw_elements_base_vertex GL_ARB_draw_instanced GL_ARB_fragment_program GL_ARB_fragment_program_shadow GL_ARB_fragment_shader GL_ARB_framebuffer_object GL_ARB_framebuffer_sRGB GL_ARB_half_float_pixel GL_ARB_half_float_vertex GL_ARB_instanced_arrays GL_ARB_multisample GL_ARB_multitexture GL_ARB_occlusion_query GL_ARB_pixel_buffer_object GL_ARB_point_parameters GL_ARB_point_sprite GL_ARB_provoking_vertex GL_ARB_seamless_cube_map GL_ARB_shader_objects GL_ARB_shader_texture_lod GL_ARB_shading_language_100 GL_ARB_shadow GL_ARB_sync GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp GL_ARB_texture_compression GL_ARB_texture_compression_rgtc GL_ARB_texture_cube_map GL_ARB_texture_env_add GL_ARB_texture_env_combine GL_ARB_texture_env_crossbar GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3 GL_ARB_texture_float GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two GL_ARB_texture_rectangle GL_ARB_texture_rg GL_ARB_transpose_matrix GL_ARB_vertex_array_bgra GL_ARB_vertex_blend GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object GL_ARB_vertex_program GL_ARB_vertex_shader GL_ARB_window_pos GL_EXT_abgr GL_EXT_bgra GL_EXT_blend_color GL_EXT_blend_equation_separate GL_EXT_blend_func_separate GL_EXT_blend_minmax GL_EXT_blend_subtract GL_EXT_clip_volume_hint GL_EXT_debug_label GL_EXT_debug_marker GL_EXT_draw_buffers2 GL_EXT_draw_range_elements GL_EXT_fog_coord GL_EXT_framebuffer_blit GL_EXT_framebuffer_multisample GL_EXT_framebuffer_multisample_blit_scaled GL_EXT_framebuffer_object GL_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB GL_EXT_geometry_shader4 GL_EXT_gpu_program_parameters GL_EXT_gpu_shader4 GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays GL_EXT_packed_depth_stencil GL_EXT_packed_float GL_EXT_provoking_vertex GL_EXT_rescale_normal GL_EXT_secondary_color GL_EXT_separate_specular_color GL_EXT_shadow_funcs GL_EXT_stencil_two_side GL_EXT_stencil_wrap GL_EXT_texture_array GL_EXT_texture_compression_dxt1 GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc GL_EXT_texture_env_add GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic GL_EXT_texture_integer GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias GL_EXT_texture_rectangle GL_EXT_texture_shared_exponent GL_EXT_texture_sRGB GL_EXT_texture_sRGB_decode GL_EXT_timer_query GL_EXT_transform_feedback GL_EXT_vertex_array_bgra GL_APPLE_aux_depth_stencil GL_APPLE_client_storage GL_APPLE_element_array GL_APPLE_fence GL_APPLE_float_pixels GL_APPLE_flush_buffer_range GL_APPLE_flush_render GL_APPLE_object_purgeable GL_APPLE_packed_pixels GL_APPLE_pixel_buffer GL_APPLE_rgb_422 GL_APPLE_row_bytes GL_APPLE_specular_vector GL_APPLE_texture_range GL_APPLE_transform_hint GL_APPLE_vertex_array_object GL_APPLE_vertex_array_range GL_APPLE_vertex_point_size GL_APPLE_vertex_program_evaluators GL_APPLE_ycbcr_422 GL_ATI_separate_stencil GL_ATI_texture_env_combine3 GL_ATI_texture_float GL_ATI_texture_mirror_once GL_IBM_rasterpos_clip GL_NV_blend_square GL_NV_conditional_render GL_NV_depth_clamp GL_NV_fog_distance GL_NV_light_max_exponent GL_NV_texgen_reflection GL_NV_texture_barrier GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap GL_SGIS_texture_edge_clamp GL_SGIS_texture_lod
commented Feb 15 by jroberts (17,589 points)
I've seen issues like this in the past with Intel drivers, when rendering settings were set to HDR (visual effects slider) & using FXAA antialiasing.

Please try changing your rendering settings (probably lower--Intel GPUs are not very powerful) to see if that helps.
commented Feb 15 by anonymous
Ok thanks, let me try and see if it works.
commented Feb 16 by walker15 (22 points)
Thanks, the black screen went away. It turns out it was because it was on HDR, and my graphics card can't handle that.

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