Re: weird cables question

From: Groepaz (
Date: 2004-01-15 18:23:24

On Thursday 15 January 2004 17:15, Anders Carlsson wrote:
> 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 ;-)

just for curiousity.... here is a doc i made some time ago when playing
with rs232 myself:


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