Bought this joystick for use with Microsoft Flight Simulator (Deluxe Edition). I am running on Windows XP and have found the joystick good. There are 4 buttons, which is useful, mine automatically downloaded onto 1. view around, 2. trigger for brakes, 3 and 4 control levelling of plane in flight. The actual stick is quite sensitive so you have to be careful not to move too rapidly and too far. It has a good base so I have found it sturdy. It is made of plastic so I cannot comment on how long it will last but for the price it is fine, always assuming you want a basic controller.