The Jacobs Installation became a third-person shooter with you as Raynor and everyone else as bots. The camera has some issues, and you have to stop moving to fire. Oh, and no Medics.
In the original starcraft, most if all of your units couldn't attack unless they first stopped moving after getting into position. Sounds like starcraft 2 maintained this which makes sense for why the fps mod behaves as it does for shooting. Then again, the galaxy editor allowed a person to turn the game into an mmorpg. Sounds like the game would be entertaining as a first person arcadey flight sim aside from needing to stop to fire (if you can do first person as a ground unit, why not as a flying unit?).
there were joysticks back then, just none of the 286es and 386es i used back then had joystick ports. joystick support required an add in card, for the sole purpose of joysticking.
I hate the 386 from the early 90's. I grew up with a commodore 128 with lots of games for it and the gamepad for it you could plug into a sega genesis. But, the 386, my dad kept getting these computers for free en masse. My family had like 20 of them. They couldn't do anything else aside from dos, drdos (on a couple), and occasionally windows 3.11. There was a couple of games, but it really sucked compared to the commodore great giana sisters. For all the free computers my dad got for free, i think he could have purchased just one sound card at least. That would have opened up some avenues at least.