|Quoting EWRkid1990 (Thread starter):|
My Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 recently stopped running on my computer, so I decided it was time to upgrade to FSX.
Did you try reinstall?
I have made heavy use of FS9 freeware aircraft and scenery, mostly SGA, Project Opensky and Airbus, Skyspirit, TDS,
POSKY, SkySpirit, TDS, Project Airbus, are compatible, I suggest getting FSX model files and replacing the .MDL's in your current folders. POSKY FS9 planes use exposed colored models for some elements (antenna's, etc.) FSX doesn't support that.
Oh another reason to get FSX .MDL's is Virtual Cockpit merging.
FRF-Scenery and Mach1 scenery.
Scenery is going to be a bit of roulette, the FSX world is a bit different and anomalies are likely when using FS9 scenery, some could work...but better to just find FSX versions of those areas.
How do I know which aircraft/scenery from FS9 will work on FSX, and is there a way of making them compatible? I appreciate any and all help, and would appreciate correspondence via email as well, if some of you are willing to go the extra mile to help a guy with somewhat limited computer knowledge. Great minds of Airliners.net, BRING ME YOUR WISDOM!
Okay...how did you get your current freeware in the first place?
(requires account, register...it's free.)
Check the FSX sections, for your aircraft just replace model files, sound folder (all contents), panel folder (all contents) and replace the aircraft.cfg data (everything after your livery entries.)
Or you can just re-download the FSX planes (it's free after all) and rebuild your collection from scratch..
For your scenery just search the FSX fields for the areas you want, you'll likely find them.