Commodore keyboards and PCs
joachim.thiemann at gmail.com
Sat Sep 23 12:07:46 CDT 2006
> From: Jim Brain <brain at jbrain.com>
> To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 17:10:39 -0500
> Subject: Re: Commodore keyboards and PCs
> Technically, C=Key is designed to work inside a perfectly functional C64
> or C128. If the 64 is on, it will convert PS2 inputs to C64 keypresses
> (in combination with the current 64 KB). If the 64 is off, it will
> convert the C64 KB actions to PS2 KB events.
I was thinking... isn't the PS/2 keyboard protocol simply a
low-bitrate serial protocol at TTL levels? Could the 6510 then not
act as the microcontroller?
That is, why not connect the user port to the PS/2 port and run a
program on the C64 to send the keypresses to the PC?
Of course, this runs dangerously into the direction of a "why use an
emulator if you have the real thing" kind of debate... :-)
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