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I am getting this message on startup and can't get it to go away.  The other links in the Q&A say to remove add ons, but how do you do that?  

Anyone know how to fix this or can help with this issue?  

It's a little frustrating to have spent a 6 hours waiting for this to download and then not be able to get it to run.  Seems like their should be a refresh of the bug policy and making this more user friendly for those of us who are just "dumb pilots" and not hobbyist looking to tinker with this all day.  :)

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answered by (2.2k points)

Hi phenom100driver

I'm not with Laminar Research, just a fellow simmer in the UK, but depending on which PC operating system you are using, please firstly go into Windows File Explorer (or MAC File Manager) a take a look in the C:\X-Plane 11\Resources folder to see if the rand.bin file is physically present, as per the photo below.


commented by (10 points)

  I have the same problem with   and i checked as you said and i didn't find it there.

 What should i do?

commented by (2.2k points)
Hi Pitou

What version of X-Plane 11 are you using, as I believe that the rand.bin file is only present from X-Plane 11.30 onwards?

If you have this later version and assuming that you have access to the internet, then the best thing to do is run the X-Plane Installer application, as a part of this process will scan your X-Plane 11 files and replace any that are missing, corrupt or in need of update.

Be aware however, that once you have run the Installer app, your copy of X-Plane 11 will be forever updated to the latest version available, which is currently 11.32. You will not be able to roll it back to an earlier version afterwards, unless you save a copy of your existing version on another disk drive somewhere safe and out of the way!

If you're using the X-Plane 11 DVD set, then run the installer app in the way prescribed for that version.

If you're using X-Plane purchased from any other 3rd party source, then you will have to contact them for advice.

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answered by (14 points)

I have been dealing with this also. I got it to work by just moving the "X-Plane 11" folder from the "Destop" folder to the  "'myname'" folder. That worked for me.

MacBook Pro 15-inch, Mid 2014

macOS Catalina 10.15.1