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asked by (13 points)
I am trying to install Xplane on a brand new PC with WIn 10.

When I try to run the program it says missing file Resources/rand.bin

I ran the installer again but still the same problem??

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answered by (5.3k points)

Hi Andy,

I am not from Laminar Research; just a flight simmer from down under like you but on the other side of the "ditch".

Have you disabled your antivirus and malware software as a short time fix?  This sometimes hinders the installation.  Are you installing as the Administrator?  This is a hindrance at times if not.

Are you running the official, original and genuine version of X-Plane from Laminar Research? If so it may be appropriate to attach your X-Plane installation log.txt file and the standard Log.txt file.  Both files are generated when your system crashes or you shut down.

To attach these files follow the advice from Greengolfer15  in the following link found at

Now, if not running the LR version you need to read the answer provided in the following link found at


commented by (13 points)
Hi Glenn, thanks for your reply, and apprecaite the effort you went to to explain to me.

It is a newly purchased licence and downloaded directly using the app in the link I got with the purchase confirmation.

As fas as Im aware there is no AV software running, but good point I will check that. I do know the first time I tired to download Xplane, my PC kept going to sleep, and when I went to runn the app it was complaining that I wasnt running xplane from the dl directory on my desktop, so in the end I deleted the xplane folder on my desktop and downloaded again, with my PC power settings disabling any sleep mode. I will dl the log.txt file later and attach it here.

THanks Again

commented by (13 points)
ok i have it running. i ran the installer for a third time and it installed some more files and is working now.

Thanks for your input Glenn
commented by (5.3k points)
Glad to know you are up in the air.