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I use X-Plane 11 on Windows 10. When I try to launch X-Plane, it says "Loading Plugin: AutoGate.xpl", but crashes just after. My PC doesn't give me a message asking to wait for a response or close the program, X-Plane just closes out. This hasn't happened to me before.

I haven't used this before, but I think this link should be the log.txt file. If it isn't, please let me know.

Thanks so much for the help!

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Hi Kash4,

I am not with Laminar Research; just a flight simmer.

I have noticed what appears to be a few issues for me having looked at your Log.txt file.  I normally have problems with the interpretations but this one gives me 3 clear messages. 

1.  Download and upgrade the drivers for your graphics card.  The card appears to me to be aged.  Does it meet the specifications as detailed here at  Consider the "recommended specifications" particularly the VRAM.  My original GPU was a GTX 780 unit with 3Gb of VRAM and I have now upgraded to a GTX 1080 on my Main XP PC.  You may consider an upgrade but try the driver upgrade first.

2.  Have you created a sub-directory called "games" on your desktop whereby you have then installed X-Plane into that sub-directory?  If you have, I would strongly suggest you delete X-Plane from that directory and place it directly on the desktop as Laminar Research suggests or create a newly dedicated sub-directory on your your "C" drive as "C:\x-plane\"  A better and safer option is to have an additional dedicated drive just for x-plane over and above what is on your PC.  In performing a fresh install on my desktop I did not get the "games" sub-directory as you have.

3.  You have been advised in your screen message that the "plug-in " is causing your problem.  In looking at your log.txt  file it clearly states the plug-in file X-Life is causing your crash.  I strongly suggest you completely remove this plugin and try and run X-Plane without it.  If X-Plane then runs you need to decide what you then do with it.

Good luck.


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Hi Glenn,

I went through everything you suggested and it seemed to work.

Thank you so much for your help!