Written and Maintained by Gregory Nacu

COMMODORE 8 BIT BUYER'S GUIDE

Last modified: Sep 07, 2018

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 250 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 20 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.

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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.

Your purchase helps offset the cost of running this site.

1 for $5
3–Pack for $12


C64c Cases

C64 Reloaded MK2

Purchase

The Top 16 places to get cool stuff for your Commodore computer

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Here are the Top 16 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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Tape Adapter & Cable

Tape Adapter Case

IDE/CF Storage

IDE64 v4

Slave CF Adapter

IDE64 Case

SD Card-based Storage

NEsd2iec

SD2IEC Internal Fit

8GB Preloaded SD Cards

SD2IEC Mini Readers

SD2IEC Classic

SD2IEC v4

SD2IEC Cassette Powered

SD Card Drive

SD2IEC Drives

SD2IEC MMC-SD Card Reader

Commodore SD2IEC w/LED

Retro3000 SD2IEC v3

VIC-20: Storage+

Final Expansion 3

Final Expansion 3 Case

SCSI Adapters

CF AztecMonster

SCSI to MicroSD

AztecMonster Mount

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

miniXUM 1541

ZoomFloppy Acrylic Case

ZoomFloppy Case

Tape Storage

uCassette

MP32C64 Datasette

MP32C64 Datasette w/Case

Tapuino: Digital Tape Deck

TapeCart

Tapuino Mini: Digital Tape Deck

Expansion

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

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X-Pander 3

Datel EX64

X-Pander 3 Case

Mini Expanders

Mini X-Pander+

Mini X-Pander

Mini X-Pander Case

Cartridge XPANDER 1X

C64 Cartridge Expander

C64 Expansion Port Adapter

IEC Expansion

QuadPort IEC

QuadPort IEC Acrylic Case

Audio

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

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SwinSID Ultimate

SwinSID Nano

SIDFX

SIDFX Adapter

SID2SID PCB

SID2SID Parts

SID Symphony II

MIDI/Synthesizer

CynthCART 64

VIC MIDI

Mssiah 64

Datel MIDI Interface

Sound Expansion

FM-YAM

SUX 6400

8 Bit Stereo Sampler

MP3@64

Other Audio Stuff

Rolls MiniMix II

FM Radio

Memory

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

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1MB RAM Expansion Unit

GRAM / 1D

1750 REU Memory Upgrade

Love For VIC-20

Penultimate Cartridge

VIC-20 32K Selectable RAM Expansion

UltiMem

Love For PET

PET ROM/RAM

SuperPET MMU

ROMs

Cartridge ROMs give instant access to your favorite software

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EasyFlash 3

EasyFlash 3 Acrylic Case

EasyFlash 1

VIC-20 ROMs

16K ROM Cartridge PCB

Multi ROM Carts

UltraCart 128

Black Magic Cart

UltraCart 128 Acrylic Case

Jason Ranheim PCC4

9502 DUO

Simple64-128 Cart-Dual

Single ROM Carts

Multicart+ 64

512 - 4 Megabit PCBs

8K Cartridge PCB v2

Simple64Cart

Open64Cart v2

64K Karte

KERNAL ROM Adapters

Reprom64

9628 External Kernal

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+

RR-Net MK3

64NIC+ Case

WiFi / TCPIP Modems

C64Net Wifi Card

WiModem

WiModem w/OLED

Wifi Modem C64

64 Telnet Wifi Adapter

v2.1 wifi modem (w/ Case)

v2.1 wifi modem (w/ OLED Screen)

v2.1 wifi modem

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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C128 VGA Module II

GBS 8200

BIT-C-128 Video DAC

CGA 2 RGB

RGBI to RGBA Adapter

CGA to RGB Converter

S-Video Alternatives

S-Video to VGA Adapter

Video Novelties

Overlay64

QuickSCAN Interface

Video Upgrades

LumaFix64

64K VDC Upgrade

A/V Cables

6' S-Video, side Audio

5-PIN AV, Mono

5-PIN AV, Stereo

25' S-Video, Stereo

25' Composite, Stereo

6' S-Video, Stereo

8-PIN, Split+Composite, side Mono

S-Video to RCA Splitter

RCA to S-Video Splitter

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

Final Cartridge III+

Drive Hacks

Track/Sector Display

SuperCard+ for 1541

SuperCard+ for 1541, 1541-II, 1571

LOAD-IT

Micros Doubler 64

System Hacks

IRQ Hack 64

JR Re-Capture Board

JR CPR3 Board

Input

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

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Competition Pro Retro

4 Player Adapter

4 Player Adapter w/ Case

C8D Joystick Switcher

Joystick Switcher (Idoregesz)

C8D Joystick Switcher Case

Joystick Cables

Joy Cable Replacement

Joy Cable Extension (long)

Joy Cable Extension (short)

Alternative Input Adapters

Trap Them Controller

Super Nintendo Controller

64JPX Interface

64JPX PCAnalog

SNES to JPX

Jocopod

Jocopod Foot Petal

Mouse

Joystick Switcher w/ PS/2 Mouse Adapter

MicroMys 4

PS/2 to 1351 Adapter

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

Dual Diagnostic

586220 Diagnostic Cartridge

C64 Dual Dead Test

C64 Dead Test

DIAG 264

Cartridge Cases

Colored Cases

Translucent Red

Short C64 Cartridge

3D Cartridge

Colored Cases

Expansion Prototyping

Protocard Mini Kit

Protocard Mini

ProtoCart

Baby Proto PCBs

C64 Expansion Port Breakout

User Port Breakout

Peripheral Breakout

VIC-20 Expansion Breakout

RISER44 PCB

VIC-20 Cartridge Case

Joystick Prototyping

Joystick Tester

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.

PS–64/128

PS–64 w/ LED

Power Monitors

1501 Power Monitor

1501 Power Monitor II

Overvoltage Protectors

C64 Box Saver

OVP 64

Even More Power Supplies

NuBrick 64

C64 & 1541 Combo PSU

C64 Replacement PSU

c128 Replacement PSU

Component

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

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Ultimate 64 (Preorder)

C64 Reloaded MK2

C64 Reloaded Acrylic Case

Ultimate 64 Acrylic Case

C64c Case — SX-64 Style

C64c Case Set (White)

C64 Storage Boxes

C64 Reloaded Power Plate

C64 Case Labels

Replacement Chips

PLAnkton

PLAdvanced

c64 PLA (by Hucky)

PLAdapter

DRAM 4164

8580 SID Chip

CSG8701

6581 SID Chip

CSG8701 TOLB

Switches and Connectors

C64 Cartridge Port

Cassette Port

User Port

D-Sub 9, 90deg

1084S RCA Inputs

1084 Power Switch

C64 Power Switch

C64c Power LED

Printable Enclosures

4 Player Adapter Case

µIEC Case

Slim Userport Cartridge Case

Adapters

2364-2764 Adapter

IEEE Cable Adapter

2364-27128 Adapter

Printable Replacement Parts

Breadbin Port Plate

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.

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