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The X-Plane 11 DVD installation is on a 3.3 GHz iMac16.2 with Intel Core i7 quad core, 16 GB, macOS 10.13.4 (17E202). Loaded new Carenado F33A_Bonanza_v1.1.  Previously used X-Plane 10 DVD version extensively for instrument practice.  X-Plane 10 never asked for serial number, only to insert Disk 1.  

Deleted X-Plane 10 after X-Plane 11 install.  

Do I need a serial number for X-Plane 11 DVD version?  If so, where do I find it or get it?

log.txt for X-Plane 11.20r4 (build 112019 64-bit)
 compiled on May  2 2018 12:00:54
X-Plane started on Tue May 29 10:08:27 2018

This log file is generated automatically by Laminar Research applications and contains diagnostics about your graphics hardware, installation, and any error conditions.
If you need to contact tech support or file a bug, please send us this file. NOTE: this file is rewritten every time you start ANY of your X-System applications.

macOS: Version 10.13.4 (Build 17E202)
CPU type: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5775R CPU @ 3.30GHz CPU speed (mhz): 3300 Bus speed (mhz): 100 RAM (MB): 16384

X-System folder:'/Users/kwinckler/Desktop/X-Plane 11/', case sensitive=0

OpenGL Vendor    : Intel Inc.
OpenGL Render    : Intel(R) Iris(TM) Pro Graphics 6200
OpenGL Version   : 2.1 INTEL-10.32.48 (210/0)
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pbo_avail        : 1    frameblit_avail  : 1    framebuffer_msaa : 1
gpu_shad4_avail  : 1    shad_lod_avail   : 1    array_tex_avail  : 1    texture_rg       : 1
tex_float_avail  : 1    seamless_avail   : 1    drawbuf2_avail   : 1    packed_stencil   : 1
framebuffer_srgb : 1    copy_buf_avail   : 0    ubo_avail        : 0    gshader_avail    : 0
base_vert_avail  : 1    tex_multi_avail  : 0    depth_float_avail: 1
instance_avail   : 1    tess_avail       : 0    viewport_arr     : 0    tex_storage      : 0
buf_storage      : 0    multi_bind       : 0    clip_control     : 0    program binary   : 0
debug_avail      : 0
max tex units    : 8 (16/8)
max iso filtering: 16.000000
max samples      : 8
max texture size : 16384 (hardware limit)
max point size   : 255.875000
idx in vram      : 1
GLSL Version     :1.20/120
This video card is: DX10 or 11 - With instancing
CPU count        : 8
OpenAL devices: Built-in Output
Open AL default device:Built-in Output
OpenAL vendor    : Apple Computer Inc.
OpenAL renderer  : Software
OpenAL version   : 1.1
OpenAL hardware  : Built-in Output

Fetching plugins for /Users/kwinckler/Desktop/X-Plane 11/Resources/plugins

Loaded: /Users/kwinckler/Desktop/X-Plane 11/Resources/plugins/PluginAdmin/mac.xpl (xpsdk.examples.pluginadmin).

I found the following scenery packages (prioritized in this order):
  0 Custom Scenery/Global Airports/
  1 Custom Scenery/KLAS Las Vegas Mc Carran/
  2 Custom Scenery/KSEA Demo Area/
  3 Custom Scenery/X-Plane Landmarks - London/
  4 Custom Scenery/X-Plane Landmarks - Sydney/
  5 Global Scenery/X-Plane 11 Demo Areas/
  6 Global Scenery/X-Plane 11 Global Scenery/
  7 Resources/default scenery/1000 autogen/
  8 Resources/default scenery/1000 decals/
  9 Resources/default scenery/1000 forests/
 10 Resources/default scenery/1000 roads/
 11 Resources/default scenery/1000 urban terrain/
 12 Resources/default scenery/1000 world terrain/
 13 Resources/default scenery/700 roads/
 14 Resources/default scenery/900 beaches/
 15 Resources/default scenery/900 europe objects/
 16 Resources/default scenery/900 forests/
 17 Resources/default scenery/900 roads/
 18 Resources/default scenery/900 us objects/
 19 Resources/default scenery/900 world object placeholders/
 20 Resources/default scenery/airport decals/
 21 Resources/default scenery/airport scenery/
 22 Resources/default scenery/default apt dat/
 23 Resources/default scenery/default atc/
 24 Resources/default scenery/sim objects/
 25 Resources/tutorials/tutorials_Alaska/
 26 Resources/tutorials/tutorials_Hawaii/
 27 Resources/tutorials/tutorials_Seattle/

2 Answers

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answered by (19.3k points)
This sounds like the DRM pop up for the Carenado plane. I believe they all include serial numbers you have to use to unlock them. (X-Plane 11 always calls it a "digital download key" never a "serial number".)
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answered by (5.3k points)

Hi kwinckler,

I am not with Laminar Research; just a flight simmer.

Just like X-Plane version 10 you have to insert disc 1 of version 11 to run the software.  I am in that same situation.  However with XP10 there was a USB dongle (key) available at extra cost that allowed XP10 to be run and preserved the integrity of and replaced the disc.

Unfortunately there is no such alternative for XP11.  However, it has been suggested to me that an ISO disc or dongle could be created as the replacement for disc 1.  As my system is currently mothballed I have not been able to experiment with this suggestion.  A link I found can be discovered at

Hope it works and good luck.