The PC64 cable


The PC64 cable is a semi-parallel cable that connects Commodore machines to the PC parallel port. It's compatible with all PC parallel ports and Commodore 64 and 128 machines.

Hardware requirements

You need the following hardware to make use of this cable:

  • A PC with a parallel port
  • A Commodore 64 or 128 machine

Software support

The following PC softwares support this cable:

  • Personal C64 (© by Wolfgang Lorenz, 1994-1997)
  • prlink (© by Marko Mäkelä and Olaf Seibert, 1994-1996)
  • SIDPlay for Windows (© by Michael Schwendt, 1994-1998, and Adam Lorentzon, 1997-2000)


You can find the details on how to build this cable at the construction page.


Connect the user port plug onto the user port of your Commodore machine, being very careful not to do it upside down, otherwise you may kill your PC parallel port within a second! Connect the parallel plug into the parallel port of your PC.


The PC64 cable is © Wolfgang Lorenz, 1994-1996.

Source: The Joe Forster-STA homepage