RealFlight 9.x users qualify for either a discounted upgrade to RealFlight Evolution or a free copy. Which one? It depends on whether you purchased 9.5S specifically or 9.0/9.5.
RealFlight 9.5S was released on December 7, 2021.
If you bought 9.5S or upgraded to it from RealFlight Trainer Edition after it was released
, you will get RealFlight Evolution for free!
It simply shows up in your Steam library alongside 9.5S. All you have to do is install it.
If you bought 9.0/9.5 or upgraded to it from RealFlight Trainer Edition prior to the release of 9.5S
, you got 9.5S for free when it came out, and you are eligible for a 30% discount on Evolution. Choose the "Upgrade from RealFlight 9.5" option on the RealFlight Evolution store page. (RealFlight 9 DVD Edition users, you are also eligible; see this post
for more information.)
If you have RealFlight Trainer Edition
, you are also eligible for a 30% discount on Evolution. Choose the "Upgrade from RealFlight Trainer Edition" option on the Evolution store page.
It doesn't matter if you purchased from Steam or your local hobby shop or online. What matters is which version you bought originally.
Important note: Since all 9.0 & 9.5 purchasers were eligible for a free update to 9.5S (and Steam users received it automatically), just because you see 9.5S in your library now does not mean that you actually purchased 9.5S after its release, which is the only way to receive the completely free update.