The 9 pin adapter attached to the sidewinder joystick came with a seperate piece. It coverted by attaching the male part to the female 9 hole part which broke off to USB. It came with software.
My wife reorganized my office before Christmas, the small piece that has USB at one end and 9 hole on the other is what Im missing. I am searching for that part also. Ive tried fry's electrocics, E Bay, but they arent out there. Iyiu have any luck let me know.