Re: weird cables question

From: Anders Carlsson (
Date: 2004-01-15 17:15:24

On Thu, 15 Jan 2004, Groepaz wrote:

> i understand correctly that the general idea is to find some standard
> type of cable that can be used to connect two c64s via the joystick
> port? maybe look at some other serial standards then too (rs422 or
> sth, used in the macintrash world).

Given the relative limited number of enthusiast Commodore users around
the world, I can't see what is wrong with requiring them to build or
_modify_ an existing cable, something like

"Get yourself a standard null-modem cable, but make sure to cut the
 following lines, as they will damage your computer if connected:"

Since there might be a difference in wiring on ready-made serial cables
anyway, I think telling the user to hack your own cable sounds just as
good as trying to find a ready-made cable exactly matching the specs.

(of course, if you are a Commodore hater, maybe you don't mind
 connecting +5V between two machines and see which dies first ;-)

Anders Carlsson

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