I built a PC a few months ago so that I can run old simulations without the headache of trying to get them to work on current systems and modern operating systems. It can be done but it is an involved process and and can be hit and miss. It’s great having a PC that can run these games but getting hardware to work on them takes me back to the early 90’s when this was normal. It has taken me months and quite bit of cash to find something that simply works with the old simulations.
The picture below only tells half the story. At one point I was rewiring USB connections and I am useless at this sort of thing. Today I found something that works and that’s the Microsoft Sidewinder 2. It is supported by a lot of games from back in the day and I just wish I had tried this first.
So far it works really well with Janes F/A-18 and Janes F-15. All the frustration has gone and I am no able to fly these great games/simulations with a massive grin on my face.