C64 interface for your computer

Before we get started, lets just point out that this C64 was broken. He did not take a functional C64 out of operation for this. What he did do, was to build a hardware interface for for his VICE system. For those unfamiliar, VICE is a cross platform C64 emulator. [Simon] points out that the old games just weren’t as much fun without the original hardware. Having a broken C64 lying around, he put it to good use. It now acts as the interface for all the original fun stuff.

If you are a fan of the hardware, but just want to interface it as a normal USB keyboard, that is possible as well.

23 thoughts on “C64 interface for your computer

  1. Actually I pulled it all apart and scrubbed it in the bath with some washing-up liquid (but it is one of the later white breadbox cases) :). You can also see it in action on youtube, just search for “C64 USB Keyboard”

  2. @Tom Theres a product out now that removes all that yellow from electronics of old to give them there original grey or white luster again.

  3. Anyone know where I could get C128 power connector cheaply? I got a C128 but without power supply and C64’s doesn’t fit..

  4. ^Looks like complete C128 systems go for an average of about $50 on Ebay, and I see a C128 power brick just sold for $11…

  5. Hehe, would have been worth fixing that C-64G and selling it for a good price, then getting a generic breadbin for almost nothing your project.. :-D

    The G models are quite rare, especially when they are unyellowed.

  6. “If I remember correctly you can use an Amiga PSU on the C128. Maybe that one’s easier to find…”

    No. Don’t do that.

    Amiga: +12VDC, +5VDC, -12VDC
    C-128: +5VDC, 9VAC

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