some progresss; but joystick no longer recognized!
well i changed from the most recent diamond drivers to the Aureal and Nvidia reference drivers
... in the process i realized my DirectSound was emulated, not hardware, so i disabled that accelleration. henceforth QuakeII would work, when before it wasn't working either. So i feel i have made progress on the display/sound drivers issue...
however, now my joystick is playing up. well, i mean that around 80% of the time, X-Wing Alliance says 'joystick not connected', and won't let me proceed. If i do get through to the game, i get the same crash-to-desktop error as before. I have a weird combination gamepad/joystick from Radioshack.
Is there a joystick-troubleshooting procedure?
Should i re-install XWing, now that i changed drivers?