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I have been using X Plane to fly about a month. I've had it for 3 years.  I use it for my own enjoyment, not a professional.  My computer manages at best 13 fps.  While trying to align the wings on a plane better, a notice popped up stating "No Pro Key found, Dome projection is designed for bigger sims, go to X and get a Pro Key". "This message {covering part of screen) will disappear" when key is inserted. flying with a left wing about to fall off along with landscape not aligning.  Need this notice to go away.

Thanking all in advance for a solution.
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I’m now down to 8 frames per second and my 3 screens are instruments, no wings as of the 28th, Monday. “help”!

Just put me back where I was before you all thought I was a professional and hiring my self out along with my computer.

I do was to design a plane for me in x plane.  Still don’t know what a Dome Projection is though.

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Hi Skip,

I am not from Laminar Research; just a flight simmer from down under.

Because you are getting very low frame rates strongly suggests to me your system does not meet the recommended requirements for XP11 let alone XP10.  To run X-Plane successfully you should be getting somewhere in excess 25 fps.  Have a look at the following link found at

Because X-Plane is resource hungry and generates a significant amount of heat in the GPU and the CPU your system should have a good cooling system within your case.

If your system meets the system requirements you need to ensure your GPU drivers are up to date irrespective what your operating system tell you.

Also you may wish to run the following test found at to determine if there are other issues with your system

Now if all of the above tells you that all is "OK" then I would recommend you contact Laminar Research direct at [email protected]

Good luck