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When launching X-Plane 11, i received the following message: 

Loading navigational data failed:

Absolutely no navdata installed.

Please note that X-Plane 11 is not compatible with navdata files made for X-Plane 10.

X-plane 11.32r2 is the first version of xplane i have ever installed, a week or two ago. 

As far as i remember, i have only added a Bombardier 300 plane, which worked fine till today. 

I checked out several suggested solutions, but non worked. 

Would you have a remediation?

Appreciate your help, love the program!

log.txt for X-Plane 11.32r2 (build 113201 64-bit)

 compiled on Feb 20 2019 12:40:28

X-Plane started on Sat Mar 16 17:27:14 2019

This log file is generated automatically by Laminar Research applications and contains diagnostics about your graphics hardware, installation, and any error conditions.

If you need to contact tech support or file a bug, please send us this file. NOTE: this file is rewritten every time you start ANY of your X-System applications.

macOS: Version 10.14.3 (Build 18D109)

CPU type: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz CPU speed (mhz): 4200 Bus speed (mhz): 100 RAM (MB): 16384

X-System folder:'/Users/erik/X-Plane/X-Plane 11/', case sensitive=0

OpenGL Vendor    : ATI Technologies Inc.

OpenGL Render    : AMD Radeon Pro 580 OpenGL Engine

OpenGL Version   : 2.1 ATI-2.4.10 (210/0)

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threaded_avail   : 1 aniso_avail      : 1 timer_avail      : 1 sync/fence       : 1

pbo_avail        : 1 frameblit_avail  : 1 framebuffer_msaa : 1

gpu_shad4_avail  : 1 shad_lod_avail   : 1 array_tex_avail  : 1 texture_rg       : 1

tex_float_avail  : 1 seamless_avail   : 1 drawbuf2_avail   : 1 packed_stencil   : 1

framebuffer_srgb : 1 copy_buf_avail   : 0 ubo_avail        : 0 gshader_avail    : 0

base_vert_avail  : 1 tex_multi_avail  : 0 depth_float_avail: 1

instance_avail   : 1 tess_avail       : 0 viewport_arr     : 0 tex_storage      : 0

buf_storage      : 0 multi_bind       : 0 clip_control     : 0 program binary   : 0

debug_avail      : 0

max tex units    : 8 (16/8)

max iso filtering: 16.000000

max samples      : 8

max texture size : 16384 (hardware limit)

max point size   : 64.000000

idx in vram      : 1

GLSL Version     :1.20/120


This video card is: DX10 or 11 - With instancing

CPU count        : 8

OpenAL devices: Built-in Output

Open AL default device:Built-in Output

OpenAL vendor : Apple Computer Inc.

OpenAL renderer  : Software

OpenAL version   : 1.1

OpenAL hardware  : Built-in Output


Fetching plugins for /Users/erik/X-Plane/X-Plane 11/Resources/plugins

Loaded: /Users/erik/X-Plane/X-Plane 11/Resources/plugins/PluginAdmin/mac.xpl (xpsdk.examples.pluginadmin).

I found the following scenery packages (prioritized in this order):

  0 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EBBR Brussels/

  1 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LSGG Genf/

  2 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EDDF Frankfurt/

  3 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EDLP Paderborn-Lippstadt/

  4 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - EGLL Heathrow/

  5 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LFMN Nice Cote d Azur X/

  6 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LFPO Paris Orly/

  7 Custom Scenery/Aerosoft - LPFR Faro/

  8 Custom Scenery/LOWI Demo Area/

  9 Custom Scenery/Global Airports/

 10 Custom Scenery/KSEA Demo Area/

 11 Custom Scenery/X-Plane Landmarks - Chicago/

 12 Custom Scenery/X-Plane Landmarks - Dubai/

 13 Custom Scenery/X-Plane Landmarks - Las Vegas/

 14 Custom Scenery/X-Plane Landmarks - London/

 15 Custom Scenery/X-Plane Landmarks - Sydney/

 16 Global Scenery/X-Plane 11 Demo Areas/

 17 Global Scenery/X-Plane 11 Global Scenery/

 18 Resources/default scenery/1000 autogen/

 19 Resources/default scenery/1000 decals/

 20 Resources/default scenery/1000 forests/

 21 Resources/default scenery/1000 roads/

 22 Resources/default scenery/1000 urban terrain/

 23 Resources/default scenery/1000 world terrain/

 24 Resources/default scenery/700 roads/

 25 Resources/default scenery/900 beaches/

 26 Resources/default scenery/900 europe objects/

 27 Resources/default scenery/900 forests/

 28 Resources/default scenery/900 roads/

 29 Resources/default scenery/900 us objects/

 30 Resources/default scenery/900 world object placeholders/

 31 Resources/default scenery/airport decals/

 32 Resources/default scenery/airport scenery/

 33 Resources/default scenery/default apt dat/

 34 Resources/default scenery/default atc dat/

 35 Resources/default scenery/sim objects/

 36 Resources/tutorials/tutorials_Alaska/

 37 Resources/tutorials/tutorials_Hawaii/

 38 Resources/tutorials/tutorials_Seattle/

0:00:00.000 D/HID: HID Bridge Running

0:00:08.894 E/SYS: +-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

0:00:08.894 E/SYS: | Loading navigational data failed:

0:00:08.894 E/SYS: | Absolutely no navdata installed.

0:00:08.894 E/SYS: | 

0:00:08.894 E/SYS: | Please note that X-Plane 11 is not compatible with navdata files made for X-Plane 10.

0:00:08.894 E/SYS: | (navt.cpp:437)

0:00:08.894 E/SYS: +-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

0:00:08.894 D/STM: Transitioning from state state_InitialLoading to state_ShuttingDown

0:00:08.894 D/HID: HID Bridge Shutdown

----- X-Plane has shut down -----

1 Answer

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answered by (2.2k points)

Hi Erik

I'm not with Laminar Research, just a fellow simmer in the UK, but just to let you know that X-Plane 11 ships with a global base layer of nav data that enables IFR navigation world-wide. The AIRAC data cycle represented by those files will remain the same, unless updated during a new X-Plane 11 release.

These files are:- earth_fix.dat, earth_awy.dat, earth_nav.dat, earth_astro.dat plus two folders Airspaces and CIFP, where the latter holds ICAO code information for each airport with instrument procedures. These files and folders are located in the X-Plane 11/Resources/default data/ folder.

Please therefore firstly look in your X-Plane 11 file structure to see if everything exists as it should? Please see photo below.

If not, then run the X-Plane Installer app, as this will scan your files/folders and replace any that are missing, corrupt or in need of update.


commented by (12 points)

Thank you GreenGolfer, for your support. 

earth_fix.dat, earth_awy.dat, earth_nav.dat, earth_astro.dat plus two folders Airspaces and CIFP do exist in the location X-Plane 11/Resources/default data/ folder.

Also i did run the two update possibilities in the X-Plane menu (update program and update scenery). 

Unfortunately, still not loading. Would you have another clue?

commented by (2.2k points)

OK, well the only other place AIRAC cycle data exists within X-Plane 11, is in the Custom Data folder as per the photo below.

This 'custom data' does not ship with X-Plane 11, it is download by the user from Navigraph or similar, just to keep the AIRAC cycle in X-Plane 11 up-to-date. This is not free, you have to pay an annual subscription to obtain the data involved.

Irrespective of this however, and ignoring the Bluebell XL folder in the photo, do you have the CIFP and GNS430 folders?


commented by (2.2k points)

Hi again

I forgot to say that the C:\X-Plane 11\Resources\default data\CIFP folder (X-Plane 11 default navdata) should have a list of files with names containing 3 or 4 alpha numeric characters (alpha being in upper case) i.e. EGLL.dat or 1R8.dat?

Does your folder have these files listed?

Also have you ever had X-Plane 10 on your PC?