Gawd...you're an old phuck!
Zilla - I just remembered, that old handle 'Arnot' sent me an adapter that was game port to usb. Would something like that that not work?
It depends on the stick. There were/are allegedly adapters that did the gameport to USB conversion, but unfortunately none of them passed through the forcefeedback signals from the Sidewinder FFB version 1.0 (or any of the FFB sticks for that matter). So if you wanted the FFB portion - which I do - then you need this specific adapter.