Quick Hack – Connect a C64 joystick to a PC

atarijoystickI’ve been trying to work on some CPLD stuff and have hit a brick wall. I’m annoyed. I need to have a break from the logic stuff so I’m finally going to do something I’ve been meaning to do for a while. I’m going to connect an old 9-pin joystick up to my PC so I can play some old Commodore 64 games.

This isn’t going to be a particularly elegant solution and I do have plans for a much better method in future but for now, this will suffice and will let me play some old games quickly. I’m also writing this guide as I go along so please excuse the present tense.

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