USB to Gameport Adapter: Problems with Microsoft Sidewinder Joystick [en]
The Microsoft Sidewinder Gamepad and Joystick do not function when connected to the USB Nest. Changing the MODE does not help.
There is no solution available for this problem. The USB Nest is
designed for analog Joysticks and Gamepads only. Digital Joysticks like
the Sidewinder and others do not work.