I'm thinking of getting a flight simulator game and a joystick. I have a XP1700+ cpu and Geforce TI4200 videocard. I played the IL-2 Sturmovik demo and it is so damn slow even at 640x480. In my opinion this game isn't even playable given it's a flying game where precision is critical. Choppy framerates ruins it. For those of you who have the retail game, is it also that slow? Also, I was thinking of either getting a joystick or a dual analog game pad. I was wondering if I could use the game pad's dual stick as a joystick? I think a dual analog game pad is a better investment for me since I don't even have any flying games just yet.