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The installer that I downloaded from keeps turning completely black and locking itself, not letting me close without entering Task Manager. I'd like to finish installing - any tips?

AMD 8350, 4 GHz

Windows 10


It shouldn't be a problem with the computer, as it is the launcher, not the game, giving me problems. Any suggestions?

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answered by (19.3k points)
Attach a copy of the installer log.txt from the desktop for investigation.
commented by (12 points)


I couldn't figure out how to upload a file, so I copied it here. This is all I could find called "log.txt"

commented by (19.3k points)

This is the log from X-Plane, but it was enough to show me that you do not have an Intel GPU (there are known issues with the installer & the Intel 520 & 530 cards). Have you tried checking for a driver update for your graphics card? 

If that doesn't work, there should be a file called "X-Plane installer log.txt" on the desktop which is the log for the installer. If it freezes again, you can try getting a dump file:

  1. When X-Plane freezes or stops responding, note what the message is above the loading bar.
  2. Open the Task Manager. (Ctr + alt + delete will bring up a list with this option.)
  3. Find the X-Plane program in the list.
  4. Right click on it and pick the option to "create dump file"
  5. When it's done, the pop up will list the file location.
  6. Navigate to the file location in the file explorer window. (It's possible one of the folders in the file path will be hidden. Follow directions here to show hidden files, if needed.)
  7. Dump files are very large so you may need to compress & upload it to a service like Google Drive or Dropbox, then use the share link.
commented by (12 points)

The Installer Log:

Can't figure out how to create dump file: here's a screenshot showing me trying, and the black screen I'm getting from the launcher.

Thank You for your help, and through working through my stupidity.

commented by (19.3k points)
I have filed a bug for the developers to investigate.