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Been using X-Plane 10.45r2 just fine for 7 months.  Today I utilized a YouTube by "catstrator" on setting up various X-Plane parameters.  Some were regarding visual specs and - like him - I chose the highest possible settings…it immediately crashed then, and since then only crashes on each attempted startup.  How do I get past the crash to reset factory settings, and get back to flying?

Catstrator probably has a much meatier, newer computer than me, and probably not a Mac.

Mac Pro 10.7.5  -  2x2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon  -  14 GB 800 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM -

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB

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Try starting in safe mode:

If X‑Plane detects that it crashed the last time it was run, then on the next start, you have an option to reset the rendering settings. If you reset the settings, you might avoid a crash on startup if the rendering settings were the cause of the initial crash. Starting in X‑Plane 10.40, you may bring up the option to enter safe mode only if you start the sim with the shift key pressed down.

Option 2 is to try deleting or moving the preferences folder to the desktop so that X-Plane restores defaults.

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Option 2 ------ yes!!!!


thank you!