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Sidekick64 is a versatile cartridge/expansion for the C64, C128 and C16/+4 whose functionality is entirely defined by software running on a Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi). Emulation examples are GeoRAM/NeoRAM, freezer or a Dual-SID with FM.
2020-06-26 - 12:08:00 - Week: 26 - Item number: 8188 - Category: C64, Hardware
C128Egretz is now producing new cartridge cases for the Commodore C64 computer. The cartridges are made with moulds and are available in different colours.
2020-06-19 - 12:19:00 - Week: 25 - Item number: 8179 - Category: C64, Hardware
A new episode of the 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast is now available. In this episode: A review of the Hard PCB Keyboard Membrane for the Amiga 1200 computer.
2020-06-19 - 12:10:00 - Week: 25 - Item number: 8170 - Category: Amiga, Hardware
On the Amiga Love website intric8 wrote a blog about the TwoBit joystick swapper. The TwoBit is developed by Evie Salomon from Backbit and can be used on a Commodore C64 and the C128.
2020-06-19 - 12:04:00 - Week: 25 - Item number: 8164 - Category: Commodore, Hardware
Simulant started a Kickstarter campaign for making retro-inspired computer keyboards & mice in styles to match Acorn, Amiga, Amstrad & Sinclair.
2020-06-19 - 12:00:00 - Week: 25 - Item number: 8160 - Category: Amiga, Hardware
The sdbox is a new hardware project for the Amiga computers. With the sdbox is is possible to use files on a SD-card via the parallel port of the Amiga. The sdbox is developed by Jorgen Bilander, Tobias Niva and Niklas Ekström.
2020-06-12 - 12:18:00 - Week: 24 - Item number: 8158 - Category: Amiga, Hardware
Bwack is working on the VHDL6526 project. His goal is to make a FPGA version of the CIA chip in the Commodore C64.
2020-06-05 - 12:16:00 - Week: 23 - Item number: 8136 - Category: C64, Hardware
Paul Gardner-Stephen is working on a FPGA version of the Commodore C65. His goal is to make an 8-bit computer for the 21st century. Most recent updates: MEGA65 audio mixer, injection moulding, RAM expansion, timing and HDMI audio.
2020-06-05 - 12:14:00 - Week: 23 - Item number: 8134 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Hardware
The COREi64 webpage offers a new product for the retro computer. With the CMD SuperCPU128 MMU Link board it is possible to quickly and safely move the MMU to a different Commodore C128.
2020-05-29 - 12:20:00 - Week: 22 - Item number: 8119 - Category: C128(D), Hardware
The Mini PET is a fully functional 6502 based computer, compatible with a Commodore PET 2001N-32 (3032/4032), but in a much smaller form factor and with much less power consumption.
2020-05-29 - 12:18:00 - Week: 22 - Item number: 8117 - Category: KIM-1, PET, CBM, Hardware
Bart Venneker has made a video about experimenting with communication via the cartridge port of the Commodore C64. (Dutch language.)
2020-05-29 - 12:17:00 - Week: 22 - Item number: 8116 - Category: C64, Hardware
BeamRacer is a new expansion for the Commodore C64. This expansion enables precise control of the VIC-II graphics chip, allowing for a host of novel visual effects and freeing the CPU for other tasks.
2020-05-29 - 12:15:00 - Week: 22 - Item number: 8114 - Category: C64, Hardware
Toms01 is working on a 1581 replica. He has built the PCB for the 1581 that uses an Amiga floppy-drive. But it is also possible to use a PC floppy-drive or a Gotek.
2020-05-22 - 12:19:00 - Week: 21 - Item number: 8098 - Category: Commodore, Hardware
GGLabs developed an interface to use USB joysticks on Commodore and Amiga computers. The interface uses an EFM8UB1 USB microcontroller.
2020-05-22 - 12:01:00 - Week: 21 - Item number: 8080 - Category: Commodore, Hardware
Rocky Bergen made a new papercraft design of a retro computer. This time he made the Commodore VIC20, VIC-1540 disk drive, 1351 joystick and a retro TV.
2020-05-15 - 12:19:00 - Week: 20 - Item number: 8078 - Category: VIC-20, Hardware
The PadSwitcher64 can be used to connect a Super Nintendo (SNES) control-pad to the Commodore C64. The features are: Joystick port selection via the control-pad and 4 buttons can be mapped including rapid-fire.
2020-05-15 - 12:05:00 - Week: 20 - Item number: 8064 - Category: C64, Hardware
Edu Arana has made a video about his portable SID-Player. The SID-Player uses an STM32 microcontroller and fits into a cassette holder.
2020-05-08 - 12:14:00 - Week: 19 - Item number: 8053 - Category: C64, Hardware
DodgyPLA is a PLA replacement for the Commodore C64. The DodgyPLA uses the Xilinx XC9536XL and also has implemented the CASRAM delay.
2020-05-08 - 12:06:00 - Week: 19 - Item number: 8045 - Category: C64, Hardware
Amiga-Kit is now selling a 4 x IDE buffered IDE interface for the Amiga 600 or 1200. The features are: 2x 40-pin, 1x 44-pin, FastIDE support and 4+ GB (OS 3.5 - 4.1).
2020-05-08 - 12:03:00 - Week: 19 - Item number: 8042 - Category: Amiga, Hardware
Tynemouth Software made a PAL to NTSC switchable conversion for the Commodore C16. You can see how to build one yourself on his webpage.
2020-05-08 - 12:01:00 - Week: 19 - Item number: 8040 - Category: C16, C116, Plus/4, Hardware
Paul Gardner-Stephen is working on a FPGA version of the Commodore C65. His goal is to make an 8-bit computer for the 21st century. Most recent updates: 8MB extra RAM, libc, QSPI flash updating, Real-Time Clock and external microSD.
2020-05-01 - 12:17:00 - Week: 18 - Item number: 8036 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Hardware
The Q-36 Rapid Fire Modulator is a new hardware addition for the Commodore C64. With this device you can swap your joysticks and adjust the rapid fire function. The Q-36 is based on a design by Sven Petersen.
2020-05-01 - 12:15:00 - Week: 18 - Item number: 8034 - Category: C64, Hardware
The SuperClone 5.0 is a clone of the Super Snapshot v5 hardware. It uses an Atmel ATF16V8B in the place of the original PAL. All the schematics and software is available on Github.
2020-05-01 - 12:11:00 - Week: 18 - Item number: 8030 - Category: C64, Hardware
Retrohax and Willy are working on a new project for the Commodore 264 series. The ThED will be a replacement for the TED chip in the Commodore C116, C16 and the Plus/4. You can follow the progress of ThED on the Retrohax web page.
2020-04-24 - 12:18:00 - Week: 17 - Item number: 8017 - Category: C16, C116, Plus/4, Hardware
Go! Cart is a new cartridge for the Commodore C64 computer. The cartridge is developed by DeepCore and has the following features are: File Copy, DOS-Wedge, Erase Memory, File Wiper, Turbo Tape, Directory, File Crypter, AR-TurboTape, RAM saver, Monitor and OLD.
2020-04-24 - 12:06:00 - Week: 17 - Item number: 8005 - Category: C64, Hardware
The COREi64 web page offers a new product for the retro computer. With the UpCart Plus you can change the angle of your cartridge port by 90 degrees. This will give better access to your cartridge and less lost space behind your C64 or C128. The UpCart Plus also has a reset button.
2020-04-17 - 12:19:00 - Week: 16 - Item number: 7998 - Category: C64, Hardware
AkBkukU made a new video about retro computers. This time he is making a XA1541 cable. With this cable you can transfer files between a Commodore C64 computer and a PC.
2020-04-17 - 12:16:00 - Week: 16 - Item number: 7995 - Category: Commodore, Hardware
The COREi64 web page offers a new product for the retro computer. The Ultimate 64 SIDtap is an add-on for the Ultimate 64, which provides two RCA connector for dual SID audio. You can order it as a kit or as fully assembled.
2020-04-17 - 12:13:00 - Week: 16 - Item number: 7992 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Hardware
The COREi64 web page offers a new product for the retro computer. If you have a GGLABS GLINK232T interface cartridge you can now add a case to it. When you order a case you can choose from many colours.
2020-04-10 - 12:19:00 - Week: 15 - Item number: 7978 - Category: C64, Hardware
A new video from Jan Beta. In this video: Jan talks about the new BackBit C64 cartridge for the Commodore C64, C128 and the VIC20.
2020-04-10 - 12:17:00 - Week: 15 - Item number: 7976 - Category: Hardware, YouTube
The webpage now offers a PLA replacement chip. This chip replaces the often defective original PLA chip in the Commodore C64.
2020-04-10 - 12:05:00 - Week: 15 - Item number: 7964 - Category: C64, Hardware
Kim Jørgensen developed a new cartridge for the Commodore C64. The Kung Fu Flash can emulate different cartridge types, load PRG files and use D64/D71/D81 images. A few examples of the emulated cartridges are: Action Replay, KCS Power Cartridge, Final Cartridge III, Simons' BASIC and EasyFlash.
2020-04-10 - 12:01:00 - Week: 15 - Item number: 7960 - Category: C64, Hardware
There is new firmware available for the U64 / U64E. Changes or improvements in this version: Debug stream over Ethernet, ACIA, Modem Layer, REU, IEC, SuperGames, 1541C, Epyx Fastload, KCS, DMA, telnet, configuration manager, NMI / IRQ and 1764 REU.
2020-04-03 - 12:19:00 - Week: 14 - Item number: 7958 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Hardware
The iCore64 web page offers a new product. This mount makes it possible to mount an AztecMonster SCSI to SD board in a ThunderDrive CMD Hard drive clone.
2020-04-03 - 12:17:00 - Week: 14 - Item number: 7956 - Category: Commodore, Hardware
At the Sydney Amiga User Group meeting on the 8th of March 2020, Steve Smit explains and demonstrates his C64 robot guitar.
2020-04-03 - 12:09:00 - Week: 14 - Item number: 7948 - Category: C64, Hardware
If you are in Ramsgate in the United Kingdom don't forget to visit the Micro Museum. The Museum is run by Carol and Mike Deer.
2020-03-27 - 12:08:00 - Week: 13 - Item number: 7927 - Category: Commodore, Hardware
In this episode of the Guru Meditation: The NewTek Video Toaster for the Commodore Amiga computer. Bill shows the video switcher, ChromaFX, Toaster Paint, Lightwave 3D, and the character generator.
2020-03-27 - 12:05:00 - Week: 13 - Item number: 7924 - Category: Amiga, Hardware
Jens Christian Ingvartsen Thomsen has written a new book for the Commodore C64. In the book Jens shares his experience on programming his game in assembler.
2020-03-27 - 12:04:00 - Week: 13 - Item number: 7923 - Category: C64, Hardware
The A314 is a trapdoor expansion that lets you use a Raspberry Pi as a co-processor to an Amiga 500. The Amiga 500 and the Raspberry Pi can communicate through a shared memory. The A314 is developed by Niklas Ekström and M. Rönndahl.

An example of using the A314 to play Spotify on an A500.
2020-03-27 - 12:01:00 - Week: 13 - Item number: 7920 - Category: Amiga, Hardware
AMIGA 2020 will be a documentary film by Steven Fletcher. Steven is now running a Kickstarter campaign to make his documentary about Amiga users, new developments and Amiga events in the Year 2020.
2020-03-20 - 12:18:00 - Week: 12 - Item number: 7917 - Category: Amiga, Hardware
The YouTube channel Look Mum No Computer made a bass guitar synthesizer with a SID chip.
2020-03-20 - 12:11:00 - Week: 12 - Item number: 7910 - Category: C64, Hardware
A new video from Jan Beta. In this video: Jan is looking at the SaRuMan TED RAM expansion for the Commodore C16/C116 from Eslapion.
2020-03-20 - 12:09:00 - Week: 12 - Item number: 7908 - Category: C16, C116, Plus/4, Hardware
The web shop Amiga-Kit is now selling a A1200 8MB Fast RAM Memory Expansion for the Amiga 1200. Features: 8MB Fast RAM, Auto-config, Clockport, Support for FPU and Real Time Clock.
2020-03-20 - 12:02:00 - Week: 12 - Item number: 7901 - Category: Amiga, Hardware
BackBit is a multi-purpose cartridge for the Commodore C64, C128 and the VIC20. The features are: SD storage, Real-time-clock and support for D64, D71, D81, CRT, T64, PRG and P00.
2020-03-20 - 12:01:00 - Week: 12 - Item number: 7900 - Category: C64, Hardware
Rob Taylor has been working a long time on a replica Printed Circuit Board (PCB) for the Commodore C64. A replica of the PCB with Assembly #250407 or #250466 PCB is now available. A complete list of components you need to buy yourself is also available.
2020-03-13 - 12:19:00 - Week: 11 - Item number: 7898 - Category: C64, Hardware
The Modern Vintage Gamer has made a video about a graphics card for the Amiga 2000/3000/4000. The MNT ZZ9000 RTG Card supports resolutions up to 1080p and has onboard ethernet and USB.
2020-03-13 - 12:18:00 - Week: 11 - Item number: 7897 - Category: Amiga, Hardware
Bwack is making a video series about the analysis of the VIC-II die shot. In this part: The address counter.
2020-03-13 - 12:16:00 - Week: 11 - Item number: 7895 - Category: C64, Hardware
Tynemouth Software has written a blog about making a device to connect a Commodore C128 keyboard and joysticks to USB. With this device the C128 keyboard can be tested or used on a modern PC.
2020-03-13 - 12:10:00 - Week: 11 - Item number: 7889 - Category: C128(D), Hardware
ZZ9500CX is a Denise adapter for the ZZ9000 graphics card. This adapter makes it possible to use a ZZ9900 graphics card in your Amiga 500.
2020-03-13 - 12:02:00 - Week: 11 - Item number: 7881 - Category: Amiga, Hardware
ReGame 64 is a printed book about Commodore C64 games and game creators. The articles are: YOOMP!64, Aviator Arcade II, L'Abbaye des morts, RGCD 2019, Graphic Pixel Art, Hunter's Moon (Remastered), Best 2018 C64 game and interviews with Zbigniew, Mark and Antonio.
2020-03-06 - 12:19:00 - Week: 10 - Item number: 7878 - Category: C64, Hardware