here we are a few months since the release of FS9. many of us had spent £100s on addons for FS2002 (and previous versions), and where still buying them. Obviously we were all concerned whether our investments in our hobby would be wasted when the new version was released. We where assured by virtually all of the comercial venders that their recent and future stuff would all work with FS9 or would be patch soon after release, so there is no need not to buy. In fact some of the most recent stuff worked with both (and did so very well).
Now while it is reasonalbe to expect a short time to do the patching, we still have most of the stuff not working. they give us the excuse that M$ has not relesed the neccessary files; now this would be fair enough but for a few facts. These are; within a few weeks one vender had converted all there planes to run in FS2004, and supplied handy little tools to do so (although the VC did not work). Another, had converted all his FS2002 payware planes to also run in FS9 and relesed tham as freeware, AND produced another package that was totally FS9 ready, some firms have had trouble getting all the VC to work properly yet this person has managed to make a cockpit that is briliant, you click on the handles and the doors open, the windows wind down or up in the same way, all from inside the cockpit, even the Radio on the back seat works or plays CDs. yet others have been promissing for months that such and such a file will be ready in a few days. In frustration i have moved a few planes over myself some work some do not (i am only talking about GMAX), they all display but some will not take off, some take off then dive into the ground, etc., etc. I have no idea how to get them to work, so am just getting very frustrated, even some of the stuff made for FS9 is so buggy it cannot be used as it is intended.
if you write into their forums and ask what gives, you get told a few more days or when it is ready, if you moan you get flammed (granted not by the venders) by their minions saying why are we moaning; WELL WE HAVE PAID ALOT OF MONEY, and just want what we have paid for, that is why we are complaining.