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Commodore 64 – KCS & Captain Miki II Cartridges

March 3rd, 2017 1 comment
Commodore 64 - KCS & Captain Miki II Cartridges

Thanks to my friend Andry for the donation of those two cartridges for Commodore 64/128.

Cartridges:

  • KCS Cartridge for C64.
  • Captain Miki II (Clone?) for C64.

Gallery:

Commodore 64 CP/M Z-80 Cartridge

September 24th, 2013 No comments
Commodore 64 CP/M Z-80 Cartridge

Autopsy:

from MOS6502 Homepage:

The idea of running the multitude of CP/M software on your Commodore surely was one of the drivers for people to invest in the C128. But what about that obscure CP/M cartridge, containing of course the Z80 CPU (running at 3MHz), that Commodore released for the C64 in 1983?  Did this introduce CP/M for the classic Commodore computer?

At least in theory, the cartridge would open up the world of CP/M to the C64 user, but 1541 disk drive incompatibilities made it next to impossible to run CP/M software on the home computer.  A disk of, let’s say an Apple (CP/M) would simply not run and only produce a “Bad Track” or “Bad Sector” error.

Commodore quickly stopped manufacturing these cartridges and Commodore users had to wait till the C128 before they could really start playing around with CP/M So was the CP/M cartridge a complete waste?  Surely there would be some “proprietary” Commodore CP/M software for the C64? The answers are “no” and… “no”.

This may seem a bit contradictory but there was one neat little trick that you could do to actually run the CP/M programs out there and it didn’t involve the incompatible disk drive: you had to utilize the user port to transfer CP/M software from another machine… talk about some workaround!

Download: Cartridge Schematic & Manual (452)

source: mos6502.com

Commodore 64 IEEE-488 Cartridge

August 19th, 2012 1 comment
Commodore 64 IEEE-488 Cartridge

Autopsy:

from Richard Lagendijk Homepage:

This cartridge makes it possible to use hardware with a IEEE 488 interface with a Commodore C64. This could be a disk drive, printer or hard disk from the CBM / PET computer models.

source: richardlagendijk.nl

Unboxing C64Anabalt / Blok Copy & F.Narzod C64 Cartridges

January 30th, 2012 No comments
C64Anabalt / Blok Copy & F.Narzod C64 Cartridges

Autopsy:

Today i’m very happy to present three new cartridges for the Commodore 64.

Nowadays, i’m very pleased to see new cartridges for Commodore 64. Many years are gone but this computer doesn’t want to die and honestly i am very happy.

If you like to purchase these fantastic games go here.

source: rgcd.co.uk

Unboxing NEH Inhumane Ed. & Edge Grider C64 Cartridges

September 28th, 2011 No comments
NEH Inhumane Edition & Edge Grider C64 Cartridges

Autopsy:

Today i’m happy to present two new cartridges for the Commodore 64; Not Even Human (NEH) Inhuman Edition from Onslaught and Edge Grinder from Cosine.

Nowadays, i’m very pleased to see new cartridges for Commodore 64. Many years are gone but this computer doesn’t want to die and honestly i am very happy.

If you like to purchase these fantastic games go here.

source: rgcd.co.uk

Unboxing 1541 Ultimate-II by Gideon Zweijtzer

June 18th, 2011 6 comments
1541 Ultimate-II / Tape Adapter / IEC Cable / Micro SD HC / Manual

Autopsy:

The 1541 Ultimate-II is a peripheral developed for the Commodore 64 (C64) by Gideon Zweijtzer.

It’s a C64 compatible cartridge that carries an Action Replay, The Final Cartridge III, Super Snapshot, Retro Replay or TurboAss with Codenet support (whatever the user prefers) and a fully compatible FPGA-emulated Commodore 1541 floppy drive that is fed from a built-in Mini SD card slot with C64-compatible files (e.g. .D64 diskimages or .PRG single program files).

The difference between 1541 Ultimate-II and other SD-based & .D64 mounting cartridges (like the MMC64, Super Snapshot 2007, or MMC Replay, SD2IEC) is that the 6502 microprocessor that powers the 1541 floppy and the 1541′s mechanical behavior (even sound) is fully emulated, making it theoretically compatible with almost anything.

File selection and management is done via a third button on the cartridge that brings up a new menu on screen.

For the full features list click here.

source: 1541ultimate.net ar.c64.org

Unboxing Commodore EasyFlash Cartridge

March 31st, 2011 No comments
Skoe EasyFlash Cartridge

Autopsy:

Personal note (PLA Compatibility): I have tested the EasyFlash cartridge with a Commodore 64 with installed a PLA replacement by Manosoft and it works Perfectly!

I bought mine fully assembled from Mike Betz via Lemon64 Forums.

EasyFlash is a cartridge for the C64 expansion port. In contrast to traditional cartridges, this one can be programmed directly from the C64.

You can easily create various classic computer game cartridges, program collections or even a diagnostic cartridge to track down issues with your hardware with it. All what you need to do this is a C64, an EasyFlash, the software available here and an image of the cartridge (*.crt). As these CRT files may be quite large, a large disk drive like the FD-2000 or an sd2iec may be useful.

EasyFlash is not a freezer cartridge like the Final Cartridge III or the Retro Replay. And it’s no replacement for a 1541 disk drive like the sd2iec.

source: skoe.de/easyflash lemon64.com

Commodore Mod. 6499 Sip Videotel modem

October 6th, 2010 2 comments
Commodore Adattatore Telematico Mod. 6499

Autopsy:

The Commodore 6499 is a modem made by Celint for Commodore in Italy. It was able to connect the Commodore 64 with Sip Videotel. Sip Videotel (now Telecom Italia) was unique telephone company in Italy that provided a sort of BBS with teletext.

The modem could transmit at 300/300 baud on BBSs, and 1200/75 baud on Videotel/Minitel.

Ms Pacman Commodore 64 Cartridges (like new)

June 19th, 2010 No comments

Thanks to recompute33 for your donation.

Today i picked up a MS Pacman cartridges for Commodore 64 (Like new).

Eprom Test Board and RS232C Interface for Commodore 64

January 2nd, 2010 3 comments
RS232c Interface and Eprom test Board for Commodore 64

Autopsy:

Description:

  • On the left: RS232c Interface for Commodore 64 (KIT: LX719 from Nuova Elettronica)
  • On the right: Test Eprom Board cartridges.

Commodore 64 Datel EX64 Cartridge Expander

December 14th, 2009 1 comment
Commodore 64 Datel EX64 Multi Cartridges

Autopsy:

Datel’s 3 Slot Cartridge Expander for Commodore 64 (works on a 128 in 64 mode only).

Features:

  • Accepts 3 Cartridges.
  • Switch in/out any slot.
  • Fully Buffered.
  • Onboard safety fuse.
  • High Grade PCB.
  • Reset Button.

The Final Cartridge III

April 7th, 2009 8 comments

Autopsy:

from Wikipedia:

The Final Cartridge III was a popular extension cartridge which was created for the Commodore 64 and Commodore 128, produced by Riska B.V. Home & Personal Computers. It offered a fast loader, increasing the speeds of the disk drive, and a freezer, allowing the program execution to be stopped to be resumed later.

Final Cartridge III Manual here

Thanks to Krille McKrill for his donation.

source: wikipedia rr.c64.org

Found some rare C64/128 Cartridges

December 14th, 2008 1 comment

- The Expert Cartridges from Trilogic.
- Robcom Turbo Series.
- Game Killer from Robtek.

wiki: cartridge-c64-wiki

Found some C64/128 Cartridges

November 10th, 2008 No comments

FastLoader is a clone of Epyx FastLoad.

Unboxing my 1541 Ultimate

October 28th, 2008 No comments

Here’s the full unboxing of 1541 Ultimate, Gideon has shipped it 21/10/2008 and it arrived six days later.

Now i’m testing with some Demo’s and Game’s (Single/Multi Disk) all work perfectly.

source: 1541ultimate C64-Wiki