ESS ES1788 AudioDrive DMA Emulation Driver Download (Official)

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Supported Models

ess1688 isa

ES1488 AudioDrive

ES1688 AudioDrive

ES1688 AudioDrive DMA Emulation

ES1688 Plug and Play AudioDrive

ES1788 AudioDrive

ES1788 AudioDrive DMA Emulation

ES1788 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, Linux, DOS, OS/2, Other

File Name

Versions (1-Jan-1997)

Uploader Notes

for the isa ess 1688 sound card (with ide/eide support)it works need i say more!

Uploaded By

dave (DG Member) on 1-Nov-2004

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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
ES1688.VXD 45.7 KB 24 Jul 1997
_ISDEL.EXE 8.2 KB 16 Oct 1998
setup.lid 47 bytes 16 Oct 1998
SETUP.EXE 59.9 KB 16 Oct 1998
ES1688.DRV 60.6 KB 24 Jul 1997
DATA.TAG 121 bytes 16 Oct 1998
ESSMPU.DRV 10.4 KB 24 Jul 1997
os.dat 417 bytes 16 Oct 1998
setup.ins 58.1 KB 16 Oct 1998 2.2 KB 16 Oct 1998
SETUP.INI 88 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 24 Jul 1997
ESFM.DRV 21.0 KB 24 Jul 1997
_INST32I.EX_ 317.1 KB 16 Oct 1998

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