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 Post subject: The Hardware thread
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:11 pm 
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There's so much new hardware addons being produced for our commies these days that it's hard to keep up. When I started this forum back in 2004 (anyone remember rrforum.ath.cx?) Retro Replay and later on MMC64 were about the only new gadgets I was aware of for C64/128 (except some long runners like IDE64 and some more or less obscure projects) that were available for purchase and supported by their vendors (well, more or less). The past 5-6 years there has been a litteral Hardware explosion. NB, that I'm only talking about commercial, complete and supported products here!

So why am I ranting about this? Wouldn't it be neat to collect and share all new, cool toys in one place? Yes it would! :mrgreen: To narrow it down a bit, please stick to the following simple rule:

Product must be available for purchase (unless temporary out of stock) or if it's a new product that has not been released yet, there must be an info web page that has been updated within the past 6 months (or else it's considered dead).

Edit: Oh, and just ONE product per POST (multiple posts are OK!)

Edit2: To keep this thread nice and clean, please keep discussions in separate threads.


Easy huh? Ok, fire away guys :)


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 Post subject: 1541 Ultimate
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:18 pm 
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http://www.1541ultimate.net/content/

Everybody knows it! 1541 Ultimate cartridge for C64 and C128, offers full 1541 emulation, REU and more. Perhaps the most successful modern C64/128 addon?


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 Post subject: Chameleon
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:24 pm 
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http://www.syntiac.com/chameleon.html

Chameleon - The End All Solution for C64? It's all about emulation these days. Still in Beta stage but available for purchase. Started as a VGA adapter and ended as a monster. The feature set is impressive to say the least and too long to be posted here.


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 Post subject: Alien Flash
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:32 pm 
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http://t-winkler.net/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=en:af:start

Alien Flash - I found out about this one today. It looks like a EasyFlash (already covered on the forum) on steroids:

  • 16MB flash memory (16 x EasyFlash)
  • 32KB SRAM (4 banks each 8KB)
  • USB connector for direct connection PC ←→ C64 (for example D64 transfer)

Web-site complete with loads of Windows software and YouTube demo videos.


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 Post subject: C64SD v2.0 Infinity
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:45 pm 
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http://www.manosoft.it/?lang=en

Another extremely cool (and cheap) SD storage solution/emulator for C64/128.


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 Post subject: HxC2001 Floppy Emulator
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:47 pm 
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http://hxc2001.free.fr/floppy_drive_emulator/index.html

Jeff's versatile Floppy disk emulator


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 Post subject: ZoomFloppy
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:01 pm 
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http://www.go4retro.com/products/zoomfloppy/

the 2011 version of the good ole X*1541-cable. Hook up your old storage devices to modern PC's. Allows backing up to PC as well as running with Commodore emulators such as VICE.


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 Post subject: C64 NIC+
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:13 pm 
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http://www.c64-wiki.com/index.php/64NIC%2B

RR-Net compatible Ethernet cartridge for C64/128. Once sparked to life here on Retrohackers after a decaying project originally by Till Harbaum and has undergone several generations of metamorphosis. Now alive and prospering, being produced by Brain Innovations. Available from various vendors I believe.


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 Post subject: Re: The Hardware thread
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:37 am 
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JiffyDOS: http://store.go4retro.com/products/Jiff ... erlay.html


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 Post subject: Re: The Hardware thread
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:38 am 
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uIEC: http://store.go4retro.com/products/uIEC%7B47%7DSD.html

Solid State CBM Drive Goodness in 2.25 sq inches of space!


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 Post subject: SwinSID
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:32 pm 
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http://www.swinkels.tvtom.pl/swinsid/

A new, pin compatible, drop-in replacement for the SID chip. This is so cool...


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 Post subject: DualSID
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:43 pm 
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http://koti.mbnet.fi/malinto/dualsid/index.shtml

Really neat and flexible adapter for adding in a second SID chip with lots of options.


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 Post subject: Re: The Hardware thread
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:44 am 
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Another stereo SID board with great flexibility: Vanessa Ezekowitz' version. http://digitalaudioconcepts.com/interna ... o-sid.html

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 Post subject: The Flyer
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:48 pm 
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http://www.retroswitch.com/products/flyer/

Bring your C= device up to speed on the Cloud. Internet modem with percs!


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