Mach4 is not designed for a specific motion control device and will need a plugin and motion control board to operate a CNC system. Mach3 was primarily designed for the parallel port which has become obsolete. We do not recommend using the parallel port (without a motion control board) with Mach4 as performance is reduced by both this data connection and the processing and memory power of older computers. Currently, Vital Systems and PMDX have plugin’s available for motion control. Please visit their websites to purchase a board or download the plugin that is needed for use with Mach4.
If you require a system run from the parallel port, you will need to purchase the parallel port legacy plugin. Art Fenerty helped write this code and he will be thanked directly by your purchase of the legacy plugin for his work and commitment.