In System Properties, under "Sound, Video, and Game Controllers", I have listed "Creative Audigy Gameport", "Creative Joystick Emulation", and "Creative SB Audigy". When plugged into the gameport on the Creative Audigy soundcard, my Microsoft Sidewinder gamepad works fine, but my Microsoft Force Feedback Pro joystick shows "Not Connected". I went to Microsoft's website and they suggested that I change the I/O range for the game controller driver to 0200-0207. That is what the "Creative Joystick Emulation" setting is now; the "Creative Audigy Gameport" setting is D400-D407. But the gamepad works and the joystick refuses to install when I go to "Gaming Options" (running Windows ME).
So, I'd like to know what exactly an emulator is, and if it is possible to use my joystick? BTW, my joystick ran fine on my old Win98 system.