How do you have a Win98 box without a gameport? Get a Sound Blaster on ebay!
'eh? I have a gameport... how else do you think I have been using this joystick to play FS2?
The problem with the SW3D Pro is that it is VERY hard to get working in digital mode on modern computers. Last time it worked okay was before I hit the 800MHz mark (I think I had a 700MHz AMD Duron and then moved to an 1.4GHz (OMG!) Athlon when it stopped working.)
So in Win98, I've been using it in CH Flightstick emulation mode, and in Win2k I had to keep unplugging/replugging it until it bloody worked (As it would either work in digital mode or not at all in 2k for some stupid reason).
That was one reason why I still played FS2 under Win98, although obviously not with 3.6.12 because Win98 support has been removed
But this is all moot now; Grendel has sent me an updated program for the Teensy and it darn well works! So now I can use the 3D Pro in Linux, Win98 and Win2K
I just did a few missions in MechWarrior 3 for testing (Still the best one of the series IMHO), and having had my giant stompy mech fix, I think I'll to 2K and play Wings of Dawn some more (Why is it you always have to play the MOST ANNOYING CHARACTER?!
I must admit, I don't know how you keyboard+mouse people can play some of these campaigns; How do you move fast enough while maintaining accuracy, e.g. when tracking someone in a loop or corkscrewing to evade missiles when you're out of CM's?!
I'm just past the mission where you first meet the 'translucent acid trip' guys with the omni-directional guns and even with the 'stick it's tricky trying to loop around their fire while shooting them!
P.S.> Sickone has 6 left! Get one before they're all gone!