Hmmm played it a long time now and I guess I'm starting to see I may have jumped the gun a bit.
a) the mouse is still useless for Steering, but whatever, it's an old game.
b) I guess the main issue is just how such a SHORT touch on the button moves the throttle so far. It's very hard to get the speed below the green line when docking. I usually just have to hit the brake and use the turbo to keep my speed up. Wish there was a way to make it not as .... responsive? quick?