You should follow these instructions if your drive has no parallel capabilities yet and you want to create a parallel port on your drive and then connect the cable to it. This is the preferred method because you can also make use of it with a Commodore machine.
On circuit diagrams, plugs are displayed as viewed from the back side, the solder side. Chips are displayed as viewed from above; also, see the small semicircular cut for finding the correct orientation. When in doubt, see the corresponding description on the legend page.
First, create the parallel port for 1541 drives or the parallel port for 1570 and 1571 drives.
You need the following parts to build this cable:
One solderable 15-pin male plug (PC game plug)
One solderable 25-pin male plug (PC parallel plug)
A shielded or unshielded 8-wire cable of, preferably, at most 2 meters
Step 1. Solder one end of the cable onto the game plug.
Step 2. Solder the other end of the cable onto the parallel plug. You should have the following connections:
|Game plug|| Parallel plug |
|1|| 2, Data 0 |
|2|| 3, Data 1 |
|3|| 4, Data 2 |
|4|| 5, Data 3 |
|5|| 6, Data 4 |
|6|| 7, Data 5 |
|7|| 8, Data 6 |
|8|| 9, Data 7 |
|not connected||18-25, GND |
You can find the description of all parts used on the diagrams at the legend page.
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