I was a long time FS9 user, and made the switch to FSX last November. As my opportunities to fly are limited, I sometimes notice some very subtle differences between the two sims, and sometimes I like what FS9 did better. Anyway, I would like to know the following from those of you that really know the two sims inside and out.
1. In FS9, I had an add-on program called FS Hot FX. This add-on provided, among other sounds, the take off and reverse engine sounds of AI aircraft that were landing and taking off around you. When I switched to FSX, someone mentioned to me that these sounds are included with FSX. However, I do not seem to hear, for instance, the reverse roar from inside my cockpit when an AI plane lands near me.
2. Also, when I observe an AI aircraft takeoff, it suddenly disappears once it climbs about 500 feet above the runway. In FS9, I remember seeing the AI aircraft climb out, and make a turn away from the airport far in the distance. Is this a setting I can adjust ( I use Ultimate Traffic X) or the disappearing aircraft are simply inherent to the main FSX program?
Any information would be appreciated.