ESS ES1888 AudioDrive Driver Download

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The ES1888 AudioDrive is a game controller manufactured by ESS. If your game doesn't run smoothly, crashes or glitches or there is a lag time with your controller, try updating the driver. This update - "" - has an average rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 9 reviews, and has been downloaded 113 times. It has been installed successfully by our users on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 652.1 KB.

9 Ratings

Supported Models

Gameport Joystick

ES1888 AudioDrive

ES1888 Plug and Play AudioDrive



Supported Operating Systems

Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4, Windows NT3.51, Windows ME, Windows 98SE, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows 3.1

File Name

Uploaded By

DriverGuide (DG Staff Member) on 26-Nov-2003

How to Update ES1888 AudioDrive Device Drivers

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the ES1888 AudioDrive driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

If the driver listed is not the right version or operating system, search our driver archive for the correct version. Enter ESS ES1888 AudioDrive into the search box above and then submit. In the results, choose the best match for your PC and operating system.

Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the ESS Driver Update Utility. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

To find the newest driver, you may need to visit the ESS website. Most major device manufacturers update their drivers regularly.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

After downloading the new driver, proceed with installation. On Windows, use the built-in Device Manager utility to manage your system's devices and drivers. To access it:

  1. Right-click the Start button

  2. Select "Device Manager" from the menu

  3. Locate the device needing the update

  4. Right-click the device and choose "Update driver"

  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to install

Once complete, restart your computer to ensure the new driver is fully implemented and functioning properly.

This process helps maintain your system's performance and compatibility with various hardware components.

Tech Tip: Driver downloads and updates come in a variety of file formats with different file extensions. For example, you may have downloaded an EXE, INF, ZIP, or SYS file. Each file type has a slighty different installation procedure to follow.

For more help, visit our Driver Support Page for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
layout.bin 353 bytes 16 Oct 1998
ESSJOY.DRV 7.8 KB 8 May 1997 205.1 KB 16 Oct 1998
ES1888.VXD 32.9 KB 12 Nov 1997
_ISDEL.EXE 8.2 KB 16 Oct 1998
ES1888.DRV 63.4 KB 12 Nov 1997
setup.lid 47 bytes 16 Oct 1998
SETUP.EXE 59.9 KB 16 Oct 1998
DATA.TAG 121 bytes 16 Oct 1998
ESSMPU.DRV 10.4 KB 29 Apr 1999
os.dat 417 bytes 16 Oct 1998
setup.ins 58.1 KB 16 Oct 1998 2.2 KB 16 Oct 1998
SETUP.INI 93 bytes 16 Oct 1998
ESSJOY.VXD 25.7 KB 8 May 1997
_SETUP.DLL 11.3 KB 16 Oct 1998
ESSJOY.INF 1.6 KB 8 May 1997 44.3 KB 16 Oct 1998
lang.dat 4.6 KB 16 Oct 1998
OEMSETUP.INF 56.2 KB 12 Nov 1997
ESFM.DRV 21.0 KB 29 Apr 1999
_INST32I.EX_ 317.1 KB 16 Oct 1998
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