This chipset also includes the ESFM synth, just like the , which still sounds very nice here. Stereo wavetable output is reversed, which is a bit of a bummer, but otherwise I haven’t found anything negative. Maybe explains why it’s not working? You have to execute ‘px blah. Many my friends have cheap cards with ES or ? Yes, and what’s the problem with that?

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Use the Win9x drivers attached to this post.

ESS ES1688 Audio Drive ISA Sound Card

Was a great card back in the day, excellent value and the compatibility was amazing. It’s using the ESF chipset, the specs of which can be found here: I’ll track down one with the onboard synth functionality too and see es168 that gives me some love.

I’m happy with it so far. Users browsing this forum: Too all Windows 98 users of this card. This is usually where PnP cards are detected and displayed, so it may be a PnP card.

ESS Technology ES Audio Driver for Windows

I have several of these cards still around here somewhere. This disclaimer is brought to you thanks to the BSA. There is no material that is knowingly illegal here.


They’ve got to be 20 years old now, and they were off-brand caps to begin with.

This was a couple of years ago and I ended up cracking the shits and sold all my ESS cards in one lot on ebay for a tenner. Unlike the ES chipset, which preceded the ES, this card should in theory not require a driver for the wavetable header, i.

ESS ES1688 AudioDrive Free Driver Download

You have to execute ‘px blah. I picked up this card for a few bucks because I wanted to try out the ES chipset http: Yes this has been my experience, the ‘ESS AudioDrive’ option in most games I’ve tried will only work with a or based card.

Without the onboard stuff, the header is useless too. Stereo wavetable output is reversed, which is a bit of a bummer, but otherwise I haven’t found anything negative.

Mediterra old blog from th when you audioddrive download drivers in 2 minutes. Still no action from the wavetable. Yes, and what’s the problem with that?

Return to Xudiodrive Old Hardware. It would have cost more to make for no gain to the manufacturer – or to the consumer I’d argue because ESFM is excellent. Was this for some kind of proprietary Compaq bus? Easy to use and Compatible for sure.


I figure it’s okay to bring this up on this thread instead of making a new one.

It sounds better than my old SB16 CT and one of the big benefits which I just realized is that PC speaker sound is now directed to the speakers Only downside is that the wavetable connector have been removed on the motherboard ess es audio it looks like you can solder it ess es auciodrive though EDIT: This site hosts no abandonware.

BTW what ever happened to RetroGames?

Labway ESS ES AudioDrive Free Driver Download for Windows 95 () – zip

If the wavetable header worked, I think this card would have topped the ESF. Have been playing around with my integrated ESS in my Compaq. Many my friends have cheap cards with ES or ? You do audiodrivs have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

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