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Prepar3D Video Tutorials

Postby Poppet » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:32 pm

Below are some basic step by step video tutorials to help troubleshoot some of the Issues you may encounter when launching or Installing Prepar3D with additional tutorials also

I will add to this list as time goes on.


INDEX

1) Scenery.cfg error "Prepar3D requires at least one each of the following to run:"

2) How to repair a distorted User Interface (UI)

3) Install Error "Prepar3D v4 Content requires Prepar3D v4 to be Installed"

4) Malformed XML file error (default scenario is corrupt)

5) Visualization only mode error

6) Black Clouds

7) Turning Off Default AI Aircraft Traffic

8) Delete Generated Files

9) Prepar3D v4 New Client updating feature (Not deactivating the License)

10) How to Download and Install Prepar3D (A short YouTube Video)
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1) Scenery.cfg error "Prepar3D requires at least one each of the following to run:"

Postby Poppet » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:34 pm

The error message below on launching Prepar3D is due to a corrupt Scenery.cfg file

Please see here for a short video on how to repair Prepar3D from this error https://youtu.be/CvoNaKDL-54

Note: I have also Included additional Information in the Video Description, Click SHOW MORE to view this


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2) How to repair a distorted User Interface (UI)

Postby Poppet » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:35 pm

When launching Prepar3D a distorted User interface (UI) will typically have expanded borders and sections of the UI removed.

Please see here for a short video on how to repair Prepar3D from this https://youtu.be/kpJ7N58gSGM

Note: I have also Included additional Information in the Video Description, Click SHOW MORE to view this


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3) Install Error "Prepar3D v4 Content requires Prepar3D v4 to be Installed"

Postby Poppet » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:35 pm

While Installing Prepar3D you may encounter this error shortly after you run the Setup_Prepar3D.exe

Please see here for a short video on steps to take to resolve this https://youtu.be/BxeFUEd_VKw

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4) Malformed XML file error (default scenario is corrupt)

Postby Poppet » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:35 pm

You will see this error message on launching Prepar3D when the default scenario is corrupt

Please see here for a short video on how to repair Prepar3D from this error https://youtu.be/xiNN_VVNpd4

Note: I have also Included additional Information in the Video Description, Click SHOW MORE to view this


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5) Visualization only mode error

Postby Poppet » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:35 pm

Mostly Visualization only mode error is due to a corrupt Simobjects.cfg file or a Vehiclefavorites.xml file

Please see here for a short video on how to repair Prepar3D from this error https://youtu.be/cP-Dc8tpG50

Note: I have also added additional Information in the Video Description, Click SHOW MORE to view this


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6) Black Clouds

Postby Poppet » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:35 pm

If you are experiencing Black clouds this is mostly due to a corrupt ShadersHLSL folder

Please see here for a short video on how to repair Prepar3D from Black clouds https://youtu.be/jnMm3yXz_bk?t=10s

Note: I have also Included additional Information in the Video Description, Click SHOW MORE to view this


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7) Turning Off Default AI Aircraft Traffic

Postby Poppet » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:35 pm

A quick tutorial to show you how to Disable default AI aircraft Traffic


https://youtu.be/PzA_IqxCvpw
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8) Delete Generated Files

Postby Poppet » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:54 pm

The Delete generated files command is new to Prepar3D v4
 
By double left clicking on this file it will remove (delete) the generated content from the 3 Prepar3D v4 folders in the Roaming , Local and the ProgramData path.  

This action will bring Prepar3D v4 back to a default state

Note: This will also temporarily disable your 3rd Party Software (Add On's)

When you launch Prepar3D these files and folders will generate again as default 

Please see here for a short video showing you this in motion   https://youtu.be/Wj9QdURzbIY?t=10s

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9) Prepar3D v4 New Client updating feature (Not deactivating the License)

Postby Poppet » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:26 pm

For future reference we can now update Prepar3D v4 to a more recent version with a Client update and Not need to deactivate the v4 License. You will be prompted an Option to "Deactivate the Prepar3D v4 license or Not" during the Client Uninstall, If you are simply updating the Client, You can choose “No” Your Prepar3D license will stay active, therefore you will not have to reactivate once the update is finished.

This will allow users to quickly update from version to version without needing to deactivate and activate there license again

Please see the Video below showing you this in motion

https://youtu.be/8-Ua172rNbc
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10) How to Download and Install Prepar3D (A short YouTube Video)

Postby Poppet » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:57 am

A Video Tutorial to show the 5 Basic Steps to help you Download and Install Prepar3D Successfully.

https://youtu.be/0kvONDHkUMo
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