I have a computer which had MS 95 installed originally a few years ago. It also had an MS Sidewinder Forcefeedback Pro connected by a number of joystick 'pins'. Everything worked really well with the original discs for Combat WW2, Falcon 4, MS Flight Simulator 98 and some other discs. Recently, I had a problem with the computer, and a reputable company repaired the problem. When I received it back, the system is now Windows XP. The connections on the computer are all USB, without the 'pins' connections. Subsequently I am unable to use the Sidewinder!! Is there a suitable connection that I can acquire to connect the original 'pins' to USB please? Would there need any additional software at all? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. The use has normally been 'occasional', not a 'full time occupation'. It keeps my interest mainly. Many thanks for any assistance.
Cheap sound card with a gameport port on it, that has drivers for XP. Install that in the PC, you will be able to use the joystick again. Make sure that this is the type of pins your joystick has first.