Shredz64 – Guitar Gero on the Commodore 64

C64 fans, get that guitar out and play along to your favourite SID tunes with Shredz64. It uses a small circuit called the PSX64 interface to connect Playstation controllers to the old Atari or DB9 joystick interface on old computers like the C64, Amiga, Atari ST, Speccy (with the right interface itself!)..

There are two videos, the first is an explanation of the whole thing, showing the C64 connected to the Guitar Hero guitar and the game loading SID files off a disk. The second video, after the jump, is a demo of Shredz64 itself. Not quite as fancy as Guitar Hero or it’s ilk, but impressive enough!

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10 thoughts on “Shredz64 – Guitar Gero on the Commodore 64”

  1. Hi,
    Nice machine, but I must say I prefer a normal guitar, accoustic or electric, but I think some people can have fun with it as well.

  2. Hello,even though the graphics are old school low res,I’ll have to go buy a C64 on eBay and one of those interfaces for connecting the guitar to it!accoustic or electric, but I think some people can have fun with it as well.

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