While down in the depths of the laundromat, i got to thinking that if i downloaded a copy of a cd-rom driver from a driver download site, my luck would change. As luck would have it,it worked. However, when the screen comes up to calibrate the joystick, nothing happens. I looked at the troubleshooter that my joystick came with (sidewinder gamepad) and it said it wouldn't work with dos games unless it was under windows. so, the problem now is if i need to buy a cheap, new joystick just to play this game?