X plane help?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mj11, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. mj11 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I just loaded X plane 9 and can't even get it to start??? I click on the XPLANE9 cd on the desk top and I get these choices below:

    dvd_version.txt
    Installer Mac
    Extras
    X-Plane 9
    How To Install.rtf
    X-Plane.ico

    Is this right and what do I click next?

    Thanks
     
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    #2
    You need to install the game onto your hard drive.
    Double-click the "Installer Mac", and follow the on-screen instructions. Worth noting that by default the installer wants to install the game directory onto the HD. It is advisable to let it be installed in the "Mac HD"/Applications/ directory.
     
  3. mj11 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Ok, as a new Mac user alot of this is greek to me. Should I uninstall it first and if so how do I do that. Second, can you give me specific instructions on how to install it directly to the hard drive? I want to fly :)

    Thanks!
     
  4. quotemeas macrumors regular

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    #4
    The game hasn't actually installed anything yet, so it is impossible to uninstall it. You need to double-click on the icon that reads "Installer Mac" and follow the corresponding windows that will appear. Further installation instructions can be found in the file titled "How To Install.rtf" Just double-click on it's icon and follow the written instructions.
     
  5. mj11 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. mj11 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I go it installed on the HD, now when I click to open Xplane it says, "we are getting a file string that is not X system relative! This is illegal! All paths must be X system relative!

    The path in question is resources/preferences/Res X-system.prf

    Can anyone tell me how to solve this?

    Thanks...
     
  7. mongrol macrumors regular

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  8. mj11 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just followed the instructions and it is installed on there. Then I click on the X plane icon and that is when I get the message.
     

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