So sorry, Flyboy, I sometimes can't resist! Well over a year ago I suffered a hard drive failure. The aging ATI 9800 Pro card in my aging PC then began to fail. I acquired a hand-me-down PC from my daughter after last Christmas when we built her a new quad-core desktop. Thing is, none of my gameport HOTAS stuff worked with it because the PC only had USB ports. I only recently acquired USB HOTAS gear and began the long walk back to sim country. I've been getting reacquainted with IL-2 recently and haven't ventured into reloading Longbow. It's on my to-do list, but shaking off the cob webs is taking longer than I expected. I'll be visiting your site for guidance when I get my whirlybird geek on, for sure. 'til then, happy hunting!