I was searching how to use my Sidewinder Freestyle Pro under FS2, as my pc don't have any gameport anymore and the pad is usb plugged. Couldn't get it to work in the game, then I found what I was searching for: I launched the FreeSpace2.exe located in the GOG.com-Freespace 2 directory, then Setup --> Joystick, and finally found my nice joypad in the list :)
And yup, I should have read the manual before launching the game, everything must be in it ;)
Still, hope that may help somebody.
Post edited September 19, 2008 by Ketal