Written and Maintained by Gregory Nacu
 

From the Editor

Welcome Commodore 8-bit users!

I am so happy to bring to you this carefully crafted Buyer's Guide. The guide lists:

Over 175 Products, Projects and Kits,

Available from more than 25 Vendors.

Every item listed below is for your Commodore PET, Vic-20, C64, C64c, SX-64, Plus/4, c128 or c128D. And every product is commercially available today. That means you can have confidence while you browse this guide that if you see something cool you know you can order it and have one for yourself.

The products are grouped into one of 12 categories to help you find that piece you've always wanted to expand your Commodore without needing to worry about who makes it or who sells it.

It is my goal to have a feature page detailing each product, or product family, found below. This describes the primary function and use of the product, shows up–close photographs, lists the models of Commodore it is compatible with and links to the product's homepage and documentation. It also lists prices and gives clear instructions about how you can order it. The feature pages open up comments for the community to leave reviews, and to ask and answer questions.

This icon, indicates which items in the guide have a feature page available. There are currently 14 feature pages available and I'm adding new ones almost every day. Follow my progress on twitter, hashtag #8bitbuyer.




PS. If your commercially available product, project or kit for a Commodore 8-bit computer is not listed here, mention me on twitter @gregnacu and we'll get you listed.

PSS. If a project is listed here that is no longer commercially available, I apologize in advance, and please let me know so I can delist it.

Features

Products you don't want to miss

I'm pleased to announce that I have a product available for sale. High quality, machine–embroidered, Commodore logo patches.

These patches are 3.5" across by 2.5" tall. They have an iron–on backing, although a single outline stitch is recommended for longterm application.

ORDER THEM DIRECT, while supplies last.
Prices are in USD. Shipping: 1$ USD.

1 for $5
3–Pack for $12


C64c Cases

C64 Reloaded MK2

Purchase

The Top 12 places to get cool stuff for your Commodore computer

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Here are the Top 12 places to buy hardware to expand your Commodore computer. There are many other vendors who sell individual items which you will find throughout the Buyer's Guide, but if you're looking to browse a catalog, don't miss these great suppliers! Ebay, while not a Commodore specific supplier of hardware, should not be overlooked as one of the best sources of current and no–longer–commercially–available hardware.


Storage

Storage for your Commodore comes in all shapes and sizes

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IDE64 v4

Slave CF Adapter

SD2IEC v4

NEsd2iec

SD2IEC Classic

8GB Preloaded SD Cards

TapeCart

 

 

Super Cartridges

Final Expansion 3

Parallel and Serial Cables

CMD Parallel Cable

IEEE-488 Cable

IEC Cable

IEC Y-Splitter

Speed Loaders

EPYX Fastload Reloaded

PDQ/Megaload v2

Freeload

JiffyDOS

Commodore/PC Transfers

ZoomFloppy

uCassette

miniXUM 1541

Expansion

If you're buying hardware, you better grab some expansion options

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X-Pander 3

Mini X-Pander+

Mini X-Pander

Datel EX64

Cartridge XPANDER 1X

Audio

The box already rocks but it rocks harder with extra audio gear

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SwinSID Ultimate

SID2SID Parts

SID2SID PCB

MIDI/Synthesizer

CynthCART 64

VIC MIDI

Mssiah 64

Datel MIDI Interface

Digital Audio Expansion

8 Bit Stereo Sampler

MP3@64

SUX 6400

FM Radio

Multimedia Breakout

Memory

You can do so much more by blowing past 64K of memory

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1MB Ram Expansion Unit

1750 REU Memory Upgrade

Love For VIC-20 & PET

UltiMem

Penultimate Cartridge

PET ROM/RAM

SuperPET MMU

ROMs

Cartridge ROMs give instant access to your favorite software

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Black Magic Cart

Easy Flash 3

UltraCart 128

Jason Ranheim PCC4

Dela 87010

9502 DUO

9628 External Kernal

Multicart+ 64

512 - 4 Megabit PCBs

Generic ROM Cartridge

Easy Flash v1

Reprom64

ROM Chips

EPROMs

ROM-el 23128/23256

ROM-el 2364

Network

Ethernet, Serial, WiFi. So many options for Commodore networking

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64NIC+

WiModem

WiModem w/OLED

WiFi Modem

RR-Net MK3

Serial Adapters

GLINK-232

GLINK-LT

GLINKUSB-LT

EZ-232

Link232

Video

You can hook your Commodore up to lots of modern displays

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CGA to RGB Converter

CGA 2 RGB

RGBI to RGBA Adapter

Overlay64

LumaFix64

64K VDC Upgrade

S-Video to VGA Adapter

QuickSCAN Interface

Hacker

There's a hacker in all of us. Commodore 8-bits were built for hackers.

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Nordic Replay

HES MON 64

ISEPIC Freezer

Hacking Tapes

LOAD-IT

Micros Doubler 64

JR CPR3 Board

JR Re-Capture Board

Hacking Drives

SuperCard+ for 1541

Track/Sector Display

SuperCard+ for 1541, 1541-II, 1571

Input

Give yourself and your Commodore new ways to talk to each other

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Competition Pro Retro

4 Player Adapter

C8D Joystick Switcher

Joy Cable Replacement

Joy Cable Extension (long)

Joy Cable Extension (short)

Input Adapters

Trap Them Controller

Super Nintendo Controller

64JPX Interface

64JPX PCAnalog

SNES to JPX

Jocopod

Jocopod Foot Petal

MicroMys 4

Keyboard

Keyman64

C=Key PS/2 Adapter

 

Keyboard Stickers

Hobbyist

Hobbies are great, but they're a lot better when you've got rad hobby kits

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CNC Control Card

GEOS RTC

C2N Power

UserPort Reset

LED Power Control

IRQ LED Mod

SX-64 UltraReset

Diagnostics

1541 Diagnostic Cartridge

Dual Diagnostic

586220 Diagnostic Cartridge

Cartridge Cases

Colored Cases

Translucent Red

3D UserPort

3D Cartridge

Colored Cases

Prototyping

Protocard Mini Kit

Protocard Mini

ProtoCart

Baby Proto PCBs

C64 Expansion Port Breakout

User Port Breakout

Joystick Breakout

Power

All this great gear needs reliable high amperage power

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* A vast assortment of options and configurations are available, click into the feature page to see a full discussion of the models.

Overvoltage Protectors

C64 Box Saver

OVP 64

Component

When things breakdown, you can fix 'em up with replacement components

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C64c Case

C64 Reloaded MK2

C64c Case Set (White)

C64 Storage Boxes

C64 Case Labels

Replacement Chips

U17 PLAnkton

8580 SID Chip

CSG8701

6581 SID Chip

CSG8701 TOLB

Connectors

C64 Cartridge Port

Cassette Port

User Port

Printable Enclosures

4 Player Adapter Case

ZoomFloppy Case

µIEC/DaughterCard Case

µIEC Case

Adapters

PLAdapter

IEEE Cable Adapter

2364 Adapter

Printable Replacement Parts

Connector Plate

Various Parts

c128D Floppy Lock

Joystick Handle


THAT'S ALL FOLKS

Don't hesitate to contact me if you find any factual errors, if a product listed here is no longer available, or if an available product is not listed here.

Please have patience as I build out the details pages for each of these products or product families. If you want to contribute by writing a review of one of these products, contact me and I'll publish it.