Written and Maintained by Gregory Nacu

COMMODORE 8 BIT BUYER'S GUIDE

Last modified: Jun 21, 2021

From the Editor

Welcome Commodore 8–bit users!

I am pleased to offer this carefully crafted visual Buyer's Guide. The guide lists:

Over 450 Products, Projects and Kits,

Produced by more than 100 Creators and

Available from more than 60 Vendors.

Every item is for either your Commodore PET, VIC–20, C64, C64c, SX–64, C16, Plus/4, C128 or C128D. Every product is currently commercially available or coming soon. That means that while you browse this guide, if you see something cool you can order it and have one for yourself.

The items are grouped into 12 broad categories and subgrouped thematically to help you find that expansion for your Commodore 8–bit that you never even knew existed, without first needing to know who makes or sells it.

It is my goal to have a feature page detailing each product, or product family, found below. A feature page 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.

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Products you need to know about

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BETTER AUDIO: ARM2SID +FM

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Two–Button Gamepad Controller

  • Comfortable and familiar design
  • Two fire buttons + two meta buttons
  • 54" long standard C64 cable
  • Compatible with regular C64 games
  • Map up–for–jump to Button A
  • Programmable Select and Start buttons
  • Game controller driver for C64 OS supports the Select and Start buttons
1 Classic Nintendo-Style Controller: $30 USD

+ $14 USD Shipping/Handling
OUT OF STOCK!



Commodore Logo Patch

  • High Quality
  • Machine Embroidered
  • 3.5" W by 2.5" H
  • Iron–on Backing
  • Single outline stitch recommended, for long term application.
1 Commodore Logo Patch: $5 USD
3 Commodore Logo Patches: $12 USD

+ $1.50 USD Shipping/Handling
Quantity In Stock!



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Vendors

The Top 20 places to get cool stuff for your Commodore computer

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Here are my picks for the Top 20 places to buy hardware to expand and repair 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, should not be overlooked as one of the best sources of current and no–longer–commercially–available hardware.




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Advanced

New mainboards, plus some advanced products that defy categorization.

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Ultimate 64

Ultimate 64 Elite

C64 reloaded MK2

MINI PET

Turbo Chameleon

Turbo Chameleon Dock

Cassiopei v2

TheC64 MINI

TheC64 MAXI

Storage

Storage for your Commodore comes in all shapes and sizes

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IDE64 v4 (Compact Flash, IDE Hard drive, CD ROM adapter)

Slave Compact Flash Adapter

IDE64 Case

Fast Loader Carts

EPYX Fastload Reloaded

Freeload

PDQ/Megaload v2

FastLoad

Internally Mountable Mini SD2IEC Drives

USB–Powered Mini SD2IEC

SD2IEC EVO2

SD2IEC mini

SD2 Classic, Internal Fit

Cableless and Direct Mount SD2IEC Drives

User Port Mounted SD2IEC

Cableless SD2IEC MicroSD

Cableless SD2IEC

Cableless SD2IEC w/case

IEEE–488

IEC64

IEEE–488 Cable

IEEE–488 bus cartridge

IEEE Cable Adapter

Cables

IEC Cable

IEC Y-Splitter

Easy 1541 Cable

Combination Storage Devices

VIC-20 Final Expansion 3

ROM Cartridge + SD2IEC

BackBit Cartridge

VIC-20 RAM Expansion + SD2IEC


SD2IEC + EPYX Fastload

Pi1541 Zero + EPYX Fastload

Standard External SD2IEC Drives

SD2IEC v4

SD2IEC SD Card Drive

SD2IEC Classic

Retro3000 SD2IEC v3

MMC-SD SD2IEC Drive

SD2IEC with LED screen


8GB Preloaded SD Cards

Cheap 1GB SD Cards

Tape Storage

uCassette

MP32C64 Datasette w/Case

Tapuino: Digital Tape Deck


MP32C64 Datasette

Tapuino Reloaded

1541 Ultimate II+ Tape Storage

1541 UII+ Tape Adapter & Cable

1541 UII+ Tape Adapter Case

Other SD–Card Storage

Commodore/PC Transfers

XM1541 / XE1541 Switchable

XM1541

XA1541

miniXUM 1541

Ultracompact XU1541

XU1541n Interface

XU1541b Interface


ZoomFloppy

ZoomFloppy Acrylic Case

ZoomFloppy Case

Internal Drive Upgrades

SuperCard-Plus 1541

SuperCard-Plus 1541/71

1541 Trackdisplay

1541 Easy Drive Number

SCSI Adapters

SCSI to SD v5.1

SCSI to MicroSD

SCSI Adapter Mount

Commodore PET Storage

SD2PET Future

PET SD Plus

Cycle–Exact 1541 Drive Emulators

Pi1541 Hat w/LED

Pi1541 Complete w/case

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

UserPort Expansion

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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SIDFX

SIDFX Adapter (top)

SIDFX Adapter (bottom)

STEREOinSID

SID2SID PCB

SID2SID Components

SID Symphony II

SID Cart II

SID Chip Remakes

ARMSID

ARM2SID +FM

FPGASid

SwinSID Ultimate

X SID

SwinSID Nano

SID Chip Originals

6581 SID

8580 SID

MIDI/Synthesizer

CynthCART 64

Mssiah 64

Datel MIDI Interface

VIC MIDI

Sound Expansion

FM-YAM

SUX 6400

8 Bit Stereo Sampler

MP3@64

Other Audio Stuff

Rolls MiniMix II

FM Radio

U64 Speaker

Memory

Do more and do it faster with expanded RAM

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GRAM/1D 1MB GEORAM

GW's 2MB GEORAM

GRAM/4D 4MB GEORAM


1750 REU Memory Upgrade

1MB RAM Expansion Unit

C64c RAM Replacement

Love For VIC–20

Penultimate+ Cartridge

UltiMem

VIC–20 MAX RAM

32K Selectable RAM Expansion

3K to 35K RAM Expansion

Love For PET, C16 and PLUS/4

C16 16K/64K Ram Upgrade

PET ROM/RAM

SuperPET MMU

ROMulan PET RAMulator

6502 PLUS4

PET 8K RAM Replacement

ROMs

Cartridge ROMs give instant access to your favorite software

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EasyFlash 3

Versa64Cart

EasyFlash 1


Kung Fu Flash

EasyFlash

MiniFlash

VIC–20 ROMs

8K/16K ROM Cartridge PCB

16K ROM Cartridge PCB

Multi ROM Carts

UltraCart 128

Black Magic Cart

UltraCart 128 Acrylic Case

Meg-Uh-16 Cartridge

Jason Ranheim PCC4

9502 DUO

Simple64-128 Cart-Dual

Plus/4 C16 16K

Plus/4 C16 Universal Cartridge

Unicart, from GGLABS

Single ROM Carts

Multicart+ 64

512 - 4 Megabit PCBs

8K Cartridge PCB v2

Simple64Cart

Open64Cart v2

64K Karte

KERNAL ROM Adapters

ROM Switch Kit

Reprom64


KernalKart 64

9628 External Kernal

ROM Chips

ROM-el 2364

ROM-el 23128/23256

C64 Multi-ROM with HEX select switch

CornBitXL Programmable ROM

CornBit Programmable ROM

Classic Erasable Programmable ROMs

Network

Ethernet, Serial, WiFi: Many options for Commodore networking

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64NIC+

RR-Net MK3

64NIC+ Case

UserPort ZiModems (Advanced TCP/IP Feature Set)

C64Net Wifi Card

The C64Net Wifi w/Case

High Speed ZiModems (Advanced TCP/IP Feature Set)

Link232 WiFi

SwiftLink-L Internal WiFi (C64)

SwiftLink-T Internal WiFi (C128)

High Speed RS-232 WiFi Modems

RS232 WiFi Modems

WiModem232 w/Screen

BBS/Telnet WiFi Modems

Wifi Modem C64

RetroRewind WiFi Modem

C64 Telnet Wifi Adapter


Kazz 2020 WiFi Modem

WiModem w/OLED

WiModem

v2.3 WiFi Modem

UserPort Serial Adapters

EZ-232

GLINK-LT

GLINKUSB-LT

Enhanced RS–232 Adapter


Serial RS-232 Adapter

Null Modem Adapter

Expansion Port Serial Adapters

GLINK-232T

GLINK-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-C128 RGBI DAC

CGA 2 RGB

RGBI to RGBA Adapter

IRGB2RGB

128 Video MUX (NTSC)

CGA to RGB Converter

RGBI to VGA Converter

Video Converters and Adapters

RetroTINK 2X Pro

RetroTINK 2X

SuperVideo AV Adapter


MINI AV2HDMI

MINI AV2VGA

MINI PAL/NTSC Converter

RF Replacement Modules

Shuriken

RF OUT!

SuperVIDEO

S-Video Alternatives

Video Specialties

BEAM RACER

Highspeed 80

VIC-II2 kit (PAL/NTSC Video Switch)

Overlay64

QuickSCAN Interface

Video Upgrades

LumaFix64

LumaTOLB

LumaFix128

VDC 64K Upgrade

(SaRuMan) TED 64K Upgrade

A/V Breakouts

AV Breakout

AV Breakout VIC-20

AV Breakout U64 & U64 Elite

AV Breakout 128

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

C128 Video Cable Set

SCART din 1.5m

Commodore Auto Switch Box

8-PIN, Split+Composite, side Mono

S-Video to RCA Splitter

RCA to S-Video Splitter

SCART Adaptors

SCART RCA/S-Video Adapter

C128 40/80 Column Video Adapter

Visual Add–Ons

VGA Scanline Generator

Ultimate64 LED Strip

Input

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

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4 Player Adapter w/ Case

4 Player Adapter, iComp

4 Player Adapter, Kit

4 Player Adapter, Coprolite

Arcade–Style Joysticks

Competition Pro Retro

BX–87 (Mark II)

USB Micro Switch Joystick

Controller Cables and Port Adapters

Joystick Switcher (Idoregesz)

C8D Joystick Switcher

C8D Joystick Switcher Case

Joystick Switcher

Joy Cable Replacement

Joy Cable Extension (long)

Joy Cable Extension (short)

Auto–Fire Adapters

Q36 Rapid Fire Modulator

C64 Joystick Switcher w/ Autofire

Alternative Input Adapters

Trap Them Controller

Super Nintendo Controller


Nunchuk 64 Acrylic Case

Fire Up

Nunchuk 64

Jocopod

Jocopod Foot Petal


64JPX Interface

SNES to JPX

64JPX PCAnalog

C64 Joystick to USB

FireFly Joystick Remapper


NES DB9 Joystick Adapter

Sega Genesis/Megadrive Adapter

(S)NESctrl Adapter

Gen Assister

WiFi Joystick Adapters

Unijoysticle

Unijoysticle 2

PS/2 Mouse Adapters

Joystick Switcher w/ PS/2 Mouse Adapter

MicroMys 5 (slim)

PS/2 to 1351 Adapter

PS/2 to 1351 Adapter

USB Mouse Adapters

TOM+

Ryś MKII

TOM 2

Keyboard

MechBoard64

PET Keyboard Replacement

C64 Keyboard Relocator

Keyman64

C128D Keyboard to C64 Adapter

C=Key PS/2 Adapter

Hobbyist

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

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CNC Control Card

Easy SD w/Bluetooth

Diagnostics

64 Doctor

C64 Dead Test

VIC-20 Diagnostic Kit

C64 Dual Dead Test

C64 Diagnostic Cartridge and Harness


C64 DIAG (C64/C128 Diagnostic Harness)

C128 Diag Keyboard Dongle

DUAL DIAG (C64/C128 Diagnostic Cartridge)


DIAG 264

C64 Dual Diagnostic

586220 Diagnostic Cartridge

C64 C128 Multi–Diagnostic Cart

C128 Diagnostic

Classic Hacking Carts

HES MON 64

ISEPIC Freezer

Nordic Replay

Final Cartridge III+

Jason Ranheim Re-Capture

Breakout Boards

C64 Expansion Breakout

Peripheral Breakout

User Port Breakout

Cassette Port Breakout

Open64 Tape Port Breakout

VIC–20 Expansion Breakout

Testers

Joystick Tester 2.0

C64 DRAM Tester

Joystick Tester

LOAD-IT

Prototyping Boards

MasC=uerade C64 to VIC–20

User Port Breakouts

Baby Proto PCBs

ProtoCart Mini

ProtoCart Mini Kit


BREADCART

C=GPIO


DataPwr v1.1

C2N Power

Riser 44

C64/VIC-20 ProtoCart

Cartridge Cases

Short C64 Cartridge

Colored Cases

Translucent Red

3D Cartridge

Colored Cases

VIC-20 Cart Case

Internal Modifications

LED Power Control

IRQ LED Mod

SX-64 UltraReset

Useful Add-ons

User Port RTC Module

DS3231 RTC Module

Power

All this great gear needs reliable high amperage power

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* A vast assortment of options and configurations are available from Carlsen Electronics. Click into the feature page to see a full discussion of the models.

PS–64 w/ LED

PS–64/128

ATOM PS

Power Monitors

1501 Power Monitor

1501 Power Monitor II

Voltage Protectors and Monitors

User Port Saver (+ SD2IEC Power)

Cassette Port Voltmeter

Over Voltage Circuit

C64 Box Saver

OVP 64

Even More Power Supplies

NuBrick 64

1541-II/1581 PS

C64 & 1541 Combo PSU

C64 Replacement PSU

C128 Replacement PSU

C64 PSU Classic

C128 PSU Classic

C64 PSU Modern

C128 PSU Modern

Upgrades and Adapters

PowerUP! 64W

C64 PSU to C128 Adapter

C128 PSU to C64 Adapter

C64 PSU to C128 Adapter

Component

Complete a new machine, or replace broken components with new ones

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Sixtyclone (C64 Cloned PCB)

Vicky Twenty (VIC–20 Cloned PCB)

C64 "Tuning" Board

New Cases for new and old Mainboards

C64c Case (Themed)

C64c Case (White)

C64c Case (Beige)


Breadbin Dust Cover

C64c Dust Cover

Specialty Cases for New Mainboards

C64 Reloaded Acrylic Case

Ultimate 64 Acrylic Case

Extra Components for New Cases

Case Labels C64c

Case Labels Glyph Set

Case Labels Silver Set

Case Labels PETSCII Set

Case Labels History Set

C64c Case Label

C64 Case Power Label

Box for C64/C64c

C64c Power LED

C64/VIC-20 Power LED

C64c Rubber Feet

Printable Case Parts

C64 Port Plate

C64 Reloaded Power Plate

Ultimate 64 Power Plate

Ultimate 64 Keyboard Brackets

C64 Port Plate w/ Internal SD2IEC

User Port

Ultimate64 User Port Adapter

User Port Adapter Sidemount

User Port Extension Cable

Replacement Chips

DRAM 4164

GandALF

PLA Replacements

PLAnkton

PLAdvanced

J-PLA

SuperPLA v4

OzPLA

PLAtinum

PLAster

rePLAcement

8701 Timing Chip (TOLB) Replacements

TOLB-8701

TOLB PAL

csg8701

Smack PAL/NTSC 8701

Original Chip Replacements

CPU — MOS 8500 (6510)

CPU — MOS 6502

CIA — MOS 6526a

Switches and Connectors

C64 Cartridge Port

Cassette Port

User Port

1084s RCA Input

1084 Power Switch

D-Sub 9, 90deg

Printable Enclosures

4 Player Adapter Case

Slim Userport Cartridge Case

µIEC Case

µIEC w/Daughter Card Case

ZoomFloppy Case

Port and Chip Adapters

1531 Datasette Adapter

c64 PLA Adapter

PLAdapter

BackBit VIC–20 Adapter

CIA/6526 ESD Protection

2364–2764 Adapter

2364–27128 Adapter

Adapters for Fancy Hardware

TurboMaster Master Adapter

SuperCPU 128 MMU Link

CMD FD–2000 RTC

Miscellaneous Printable Parts

Misc. Cases

C128D Floppy Lock

Speedking Joystick Handle

User Port Cable Cape


THAT'S ALL FOLKS

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