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15) Error message "D3Dcompiler_43.dll \ D3DX9_43.DLL Is Missing Or Not Found"

Postby Poppet » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:32 pm

How to fix the following error message when launching Prepar3D

"D3Dcompiler_43.dll \ D3DX9_43.DLL Is Missing Or Not Found"

https://youtu.be/eBgNU3h42CE

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16) How to update Prepar3D v4 Client, Content and Scenery

Postby Poppet » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:33 pm

A video Tutorial to Update Prepar3D v4 using the update component Installers, Client, Content and Scenery

https://youtu.be/rTvuZi0NpAk

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17) How to Deactivate the Prepar3D License From Your Operating System

Postby Poppet » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:42 pm

This video shows you how to Release the Prepar3D v4 License from your Operating System by Uninstalling and Deactivating the Client only

https://youtu.be/j45NtSlNSqc

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18) Delete Generated Files (Removing the 5 generated folders)

Postby Poppet » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:27 pm

A Tutorial to show you how to remove all 5 Prepar3D generated folders. These folders will generate again when you launch Prepar3D next.

Note: This process will disable your 3rd party Add Ons and return your settings to a default state again

https://youtu.be/YsOibqIV0OQ

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19) How to locate the Prepar3D.cfg File (Config file)

Postby Poppet » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:51 am

A quick tutorial to show you how to locate the Prepar3D.cfg file

https://youtu.be/jSiEsDSVnPE

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20) How to locate the Shaders folder

Postby Poppet » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:53 am

A Quick tutorial to show you how to locate the Shaders folder

https://youtu.be/xJo5gWCw3is

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21) How to locate the Scenery.cfg file, Simobjects.cfg file & the Terrain.cfg file

Postby Poppet » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:30 pm

A Quick tutorial to show you how to locate the Scenery.cfg file, Simobjects.cfg file & the Terrain.cfg file

https://youtu.be/rcBWksfFX5k

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22) Error message "api.dll was not found reinstalling the program may fix this problem"

Postby Poppet » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:30 pm

How to fix the following error message when launching Prepar3D

"api.dll was not found reinstalling the program may fix this problem"

https://youtu.be/F-O1lGCm7co

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23) Error message "Living World Settings In LWcfg.xml are Invalid"

Postby Poppet » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:31 pm

How to fix the following error message when launching Prepar3D

"Living World Settings In LWcfg.xml are Invalid"

https://youtu.be/vUUaPTylNlM

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24) Prepar3D Refreshing the Graphics (Organic Tweak)

Postby Poppet » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:32 pm

A simple step you can take to help Prepar3D run more smoothly.

These steps are not required But Recommended after completing the following tasks.

(1) Updating Prepar3D v3 \ v4 using the Update Component Installers (Client)

(2) Updating your Graphics Driver

(3) Installing a new Graphics Card

https://youtu.be/YPzFSJtEveA

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25) FTX Orbx Scenery, Prepar3D, Stuck on loading, Wont Launch

Postby Poppet » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:28 pm

These steps can be used for Troubleshooting Prepar3D with Orbx Scenery Installed

This video shows how FTX Central will activate the Orbx Scenery again even after both files outlined have been manually moved or deleted. FTX Central will Organize and layer the Orbx Scenery correctly when launched.

Note: This action will disable all Non Orbx Add On Scenery, However the Scenery that is being launched from the "Prepar3D v4 Add Ons" folder in the PC > Documents location Will Not be effected.

I have also Included additional notes in comments below the video

https://youtu.be/OnZoDAPGrc0

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26) FTX Orbx Central, How to Uninstall and Reinstall

Postby Poppet » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:31 pm

Uninstalling & Reinstalling FTX Central is the first troubleshooting step to take if FTX Central is crashing, wont launch or not working correctly.

Note: This Will Not effect any of your current Orbx Scenery

I have also Included additional notes in comments below the video

https://youtu.be/0Fjk6CqsK5o


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