This is only a troll post guys, nothing to see here.
I'm not familiar with the game but I do know sometimes modern (or fairly new compared to when the game was released) joysticks simply aren't compatible with older games, for whatever reason.
We don't know this for sure...maybe he's just venting.
Well basically what I was talking about is there was this one Windows XP computer that I used to play old games on at my old house, it was only like a 333 or 400 megahertz computer, but it had Rebel Assault and Rebel Assault 2 installed on it before it was updated with the Windows XP operating system by my uncle that knows lots of crap about computers. When I used the joystick many times back in the day on games like Star Wars X-Wing, or X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter, or games like that, the joystick worked fine, and I was almost sure it should've worked on the Rebel Assault games.
Well, when I tried running the games again about a year or so ago, Rebel Assault loaded up but I couldn't get past the menu screen, and with Rebel Assault 2 the joystick wouldn't work, I couldn't even try calibrating it cus it wouldn't respond. I could still use the mouse, but for a flight sim game like Rebel Assault or pretty much any other flight sim game its impossible to get past the 2nd or 3rd level or so. This was a computer without internet access too, so there's no way I could try downloading a joystick emulator or simulator to try getting it to work. I think its just the way that old games were coded back in the day being only compatible with certain kinds of joysticks (I even read the paper manual we still had laying around for both games, and they talked about the kinds of joysticks that were compatible).