ForteMedia FM801 Legacy Joystick Driver Download

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The FM801 Legacy Joystick is a common computer motherboard manufactured by ForteMedia. Update now to fix problems such as frequent crashing, computer shuts off unexpectedly, no audio or no video, or a blank screen on start up. This version of "" has been downloaded 535 times with a user rating of 3 out of 5 stars, based on 5 reviews. Compatibility for this driver update includes PCs running Windows operating systems such as Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 1.9 MB.

5 Ratings

Supported Models

FM801 PCI Audio (WDM)

FM801 Legacy Joystick

FM801 PCI Joystick Controller



Supported Operating Systems

Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4, Windows ME, Windows 98SE, Windows 98, Windows 95

File Name


5.00.1319.200 (1999-11-08) via .inf

Uploaded By

patricia (DG Member) on 22-Nov-2004

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
layout.bin 334 bytes 4 Mar 1999
CENTER.WAV 107.6 KB 26 Feb 1999 203.9 KB 4 Mar 1999
Wdma_fmd.in_ 21.4 KB 24 Apr 2000
fmjoyp.vxd 7.8 KB 17 Dec 1998
_ISDEL.EXE 8.7 KB 27 Jan 1998
soundcfg.ini 1.2 KB 24 Mar 2000
FLEFT.WAV 128.8 KB 26 Feb 1999
FMEDIA.CPL 29.7 KB 28 Oct 1999
FMJOYD.VXD 6.3 KB 15 Apr 1999
setup.lid 49 bytes 4 Mar 1999
SETUP.EXE 60.4 KB 22 Jan 1998
SUBW.WAV 101.0 KB 26 Feb 1999
Wdma_fmd.inf 23.1 KB 24 Apr 2000
RLEFT.WAV 89.1 KB 26 Feb 1999
FRIGHT.WAV 121.5 KB 26 Feb 1999
DATA.TAG 132 bytes 4 Mar 1999
right.wav 68.1 KB 4 May 1999
os.dat 417 bytes 6 May 1997
setup.ins 58.8 KB 7 Oct 1999
fmctrl.exe 262.1 KB 14 Apr 2000 16.9 KB 4 Mar 1999
SETUP.INI 538 bytes 24 Mar 2000
left.wav 70.8 KB 4 May 1999 4 bytes 15 Oct 1999
_SETUP.DLL 11.3 KB 23 Jan 1998
FMJOY.SYS 11.1 KB 22 Apr 2000
RRIGHT.WAV 79.4 KB 26 Feb 1999 44.8 KB 4 Mar 1999
lang.dat 4.5 KB 20 Oct 1997
FM801.SYS 267.7 KB 19 Apr 2000
_INST32I.EX_ 290.7 KB 22 Jan 1998
FTdll32.dll 48.1 KB 28 Sep 1999

How to Update FM801 Legacy Joystick Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the FM801 Legacy Joystick 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 ForteMedia FM801 Legacy Joystick 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 ForteMedia 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 ForteMedia website. Most major device manufacturers update their drivers regularly.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

Once you have downloaded your new driver, you'll need to install it. In Windows, use a built-in utility called Device Manager, which allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.

How to Open Device Manager

  • In Windows 11, Windows 10 & Windows 8.1, right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager

  • In Windows 8, swipe up from the bottom, or right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose "All Apps" -> swipe or scroll right and choose "Control Panel" (under Windows System section) -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows 7, click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows Vista, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Device Manager

  • In Windows XP, click Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Hardware tab -> Device Manager button

How to Install a driver from Device Manager

  1. Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the Driver tab.

  3. Click the Update Driver button and follow the instructions.

In most cases, you will need to reboot your computer in order for the driver update to take effect.

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.

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