ForteMedia AW540/FM801 PCI Audio (WDM) Driver Download

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Supported Models


AW540/FM801 Legacy Joystick

AW540/FM801 PCI Audio (WDM)

AW540/FM801 PCI Joystick Controller

AW540/PCI Audio (WDM)



Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP, Windows XP (64 bit)

File Name


aw540 (25-Sep-2001)
5.00.1319.200 (1999-11-08) via .inf

Uploader Notes

After 2days of hard search, this driver from aopen is the only one

worked under winxp pro.

plz unzip then run setup after restart windows will start the installation . :-)

if you have joystick port on your card ! plz goto device manager and

force windows to update the pci input

device to aw540/game port from the drivers folder.

Uploaded By

varish yuo (DG Member) on 20-Sep-2005

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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
AOINST.INI 2.5 KB 2 Oct 2001
AOINST.exe 1.4 MB 2 Oct 2001
AOINST/cht/Wdma_fmd.inf 23.9 KB 6 Nov 2001
AOINST/dut/Wdma_fmd.inf 23.9 KB 6 Nov 2001
AOINST/eng/Wdma_fmd.inf 23.9 KB 6 Nov 2001
AOINST/frn/Wdma_fmd.inf 23.9 KB 6 Nov 2001
AOINST/ger/Wdma_fmd.inf 23.9 KB 6 Nov 2001
AOINST/ita/Wdma_fmd.inf 23.9 KB 6 Nov 2001
AOINST/jap/Wdma_fmd.inf 24.0 KB 6 Nov 2001
AOINST/sap/Wdma_fmd.inf 24.0 KB 6 Nov 2001
AOsetupX.dll 49.2 KB 14 Dec 2000
CENTER.WAV 107.6 KB 27 Feb 1999
FLEFT.WAV 128.8 KB 27 Feb 1999
FM801.SYS 328.3 KB 2 Nov 2001
FMCTRL.EXE 270.3 KB 20 Aug 2001
FMD_111.CAT 4 bytes 16 Oct 1999
FMEDIA.CPL 29.7 KB 29 Oct 1999
FMJOY.SYS 9.7 KB 2 Nov 2001
FMJOYD.VXD 6.9 KB 13 May 2000
FMJOYP.VXD 7.8 KB 25 May 1999
FMPNP.SYS 5.8 KB 30 May 2000
FRIGHT.WAV 121.5 KB 27 Feb 1999
FTdll32.dll 53.2 KB 15 Oct 2001
LEFT.WAV 70.8 KB 5 May 1999
RIGHT.WAV 68.1 KB 5 May 1999
RLEFT.WAV 89.1 KB 27 Feb 1999
RRIGHT.WAV 79.4 KB 27 Feb 1999
SOUNDCFG.INI 1.2 KB 2 Nov 2001
SUBW.WAV 101.0 KB 27 Feb 1999
Wdma_fmd.in_ 22.1 KB 15 May 2001
Wdma_fmd.inf 23.9 KB 6 Nov 2001

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