Re: C64 new joystick cables source

From: Mia Magnusson <>
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2017 14:24:54 +0200
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Den Mon, 4 Sep 2017 03:40:49 -0700 (PDT) skrev
> Really?

I actually have some USB cables with the logo on the wrong side. No
wounder that they were sold at bargain prices at a rather big home
electronics accessory chain here in Sweden :)

> Even the VIC-20 and also the C-128 can be found with joystick ports
> with the metal outside shield instead of all plastic.

Well, on the male connector it doesen't matter much.

> Then again, it is never a bright idea to try to plug in stuff blindly
> trying to find the hole. That starts to sound like a personal problem
> I don't want to get into. :-P

Well, there is a reason all commercial joysticks and mice (for "Atari"
style joystick ports) didn't have any metal shield. (Never mind the PC
rs232 mice, that port can withstand a short circuit at least for a short
while, and anyway you wouldn't change cables so often there).

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