Microsoft Sidewinder

I want to make a good PC Stick to work with GGPO. I have my microsoft sidewinder pad laying around and I found this:
I was wondering if any one had worked with this pad? How easy/hard was it? Thanks in advance.

it IS a decent pad, so, go for it. DirectInput has taken over the world in terms of control input options and the pad is dead ass simple to hack

There’s only one major down side and that’s there’s no more gameport devices being made anymore, so if you upgrade at all, you’re kind of fucked unless you get a Gameport-> usb adapter.