The Final Cartridge III


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

  1. Karl
    January 27th, 2010 at 12:36 | #1

    These were fantastic !, I had a similar cartridge FREEZE FRAME MKII .
    Any idea were I might be able to get my hands on one of these ?

    Thanks in advance

  2. January 27th, 2010 at 19:13 | #2
  3. Calhoun
    March 10th, 2013 at 02:05 | #3

    Hi All
    I looking for a circuit diagram from Final Cartridge III
    with one EPROM chip 27c512 only, can you help me ?

  4. March 10th, 2013 at 02:18 | #4
  5. Calhoun
    March 10th, 2013 at 04:15 | #5

    thank you I found and have this one but I need version with one ROM chip only…
    doesn’t exist ? :-(

  6. Calhoun
  7. Peter
    March 17th, 2015 at 03:58 | #7

    The FC3 is my favourite Cartridge on the C64. I love this piece and now i have three of it. Very compatible Fastloader, very good monitor, good freezer and good F-key-commands. Another plus is the compatibility of the FC3-fastloader to many SD2IEC-filebrowsers, which makes the FC3 good to use with a SD2IEC together!

  8. Andy
    May 13th, 2017 at 15:18 | #8

    Yep, the FC3 (Final Cartridge 3) and the AR6 (Action Replay) were the two best cartridges back in time. Some things i like more on the AR6, other things on the FC3. I heard that some years ago a cartridge, which is a combination of both was made public, called “Final Replay”, but none of my friends had one of these.

  9. February 17th, 2019 at 21:55 | #9

    Hi, I run a small retro channel at and would love to feature 1 or 2 of your photos from this page and credit you with a thank you link in the description. They seem to be marked on Google Images as public domain.

    Whilst I have no doubt you’d be agreeable, I always like to let people know in advance. But of course if you’d rather I didn’t, please do not hesitate to say so :)

    Thanks so much for your contribution to the retrocomputing community.

    Your friend in retro,

  10. February 25th, 2019 at 11:47 | #10


    Hi Perifractic , yes , absolutely no problem , use it.