I have had the beta version for a couple of weeks, and the only trouble I have
had so far is when I tried setting the directory path to point at my ozpack
scenery. Some scenery files use fsasm and scasm etc etc, and if yours does
then you have to put these dll's into the mscfs modules subdirectory before
attempting to utilise the scenery concerned. If you dont do that, the beta
version at least will crash. Also you can simply copy your planes across from
the fs98 aircraft folder into the mscfs aircraft folder and they work fine, but
the reverse hasn't been the case for me. The fs98 AAFconverter will not
convert the combat planes into fs98, at least I couldnt get it to do it.
Regarding blowing up ships, there is an adventure about surface action against
nazi gunboats. I flew that one, and got so wrapped up in it I forgot to watch
my altitude and ended up a submarine! Very neat graphics, the boats shoot back
and do explode. Not sure about carrier battle groups though, you will have to
I am not sure if the scenery in it isnt a tad better than the fs98 stuff
either. To my less than perfect eyes, there seems to be less flickering, and
some very nice detail.
Anyway, hope that answers your questions.