I am currently using X-Plane 10 that was purchased with a Hasp dongle and has a recent update to 10.5. The dongle is used because I don’t have a connected DVD drive. I am aware that it could not be used for version 11, although I wonder if there would be some kind of upgrade to the dongle software without buying a new one, and tossing the older dongle.
I am aware that I can buy the digital X-Plane V10 / 11 combo, which will give me the activation for both the v10 and v11. This would appear to be my best option to avoid the extra charge for a new Hasp dongle.
My question is, Will I need to install the Digital Download V10 to activate the eventual V11 (when it is available), or will I be able to wait and upgrade my current V10 direct to V11? In other words will it be a two step or a one step process for me.
I have a MacBook Pro and have two reasons for removing the Hasp dongle. One is that I would would prefer not to use the dongle, and secondly I have had issues with the Hasp software creating diagnostic messages every 10 secs when the dongle is not connected.
It has been well known that X-Plane updates are free within a single version, and that upgrades to a new version are not free. Most software works that way. I think that in light of this policy, that X-Plane is being very kind to excuse the new price for the recent purchasers of V10 while other softwares might allow a minimal discount.
Thanks in advance.