In the late 90s I bought three first generation Microsoft gamepads...two Sidewinders and a Siderwinder Freestyle Pro. We used the crap out of them for the first few years, but I haven't touched them since and they've been collecting dust in my cabinet for around 15 years.
The Sidewinder Freestyle Pro has a MIDI to USB adapter and Windows 10 recognizes it, but the games I play don't know what to do with it. Instead of wasting time fiddling with an antique, I ordered a new Logitech gamepad online. After using the Logitech and X-Box gamepads, I still think the Microsoft Sidewinder controller feels more comfortable in the hand. Anyway...I ended up tossing the three older ones in the trash.