Trying to run Wing Commander Academy under Windows ME

Dire Wolf

Just bought a sealed copy on E-bay (came with even the registration card, but the manual is on pdf) It loads up, doesn't quite recognize my CH flightstick and can't recognize the built-in sound. I'm thinking of trying to scare up an old soundblaster somewhere.

Anyone have any experience running the game under ME?

(I've kept this old machine for just this sort of thing).

My old copy of WCA was stolen when I was burglarized. I'm slowly replacing things, if only Kilrathi Saga wasn't quite so expensive.