I have a Windows 10 Laptop. I have the CD's for CSF3 and I tried installing them but that didn't work. I downloaded DirectX End-User Runtime and the CSF3 NO-CD Patch. I don't know what to do from there. I would like to get some simple step by step instructions on how to get CSF3 installed and running on my PC. I also have the CD for the original CSF and the CD's for Janes WWII FIghters, maybe they will work as well. One other thing, I will be using a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick.
I found this after a hunt, I hope it works for you.
I toyed with the "Settings" options under the Compatibility tab in the cfs3.exe Properties. I've enabled "reduced color mode" at 16-bit, "Run in 640-480 screen res" and "Display display scaling" (in addition to XP SP3 and run as admin). This works, and in game you can then fiddle with the display options...