Re: Developing for Windows MR and Hololens now @fung0
"I have several big boxes full of Microsoft's great peripherals. Superb joysticks and SideWinder gamepads that no longer work, because they need a game port."
Just buy a USB game port adapter for very little money. Some features like pedals may or may not work I hear, YMMV.
I have a second hand Thrustmaster 16000m USB joystick for playing Wing/Strike Commander, Privateer, X-Wing and such in Dosbox. Works perfectly though the games don't support the extra axes and buttons the modern stick has.