Sidewinder Force Feedback 2

Apologies if this is a duplicate post - I've searched high and low and no answers yet!

What is OS X's prefered method for configuring a joystick or is this down to the software using it?

I am trying to use X-Plane 8.4 woth a Sidewinder Force Feedback 2 joystick. All the controls work except for the throttle and obviously force feedback itself.

As expected there is no driver on the MSoft site. Xplane has no options for choosing a joystick type and I can find nothing at all in OS X about joysticks.

Thanks in advance