A product directory listing new hardware, software and books for 8-bit microcomputers.

Does mention of Commodore 64, Vic20, Sinclair ZX81 and Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn electron or Dragon 32 raise your pulse? Did you enjoy the heady feeling of potential and unlimited possibility at the sight of a BASIC flashing cursor? Did you love working so directly with the hardware? Maybe you're new to 8-bit computing and discovering these things for the first time.

There are some amazing people producing new accessories, software and games for these computers and I aim to support them and promote 8-bit / retro computing by listing them here. This site is new but gaining content daily.

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Recently added/updated products:

Ultimate II+

1541 drive emulator with SD, USB and more

The Ultimate cartridge started as a flash storage disk drive emulator. It has grown into the II+ and has so many more features.

from Gideon's Logic (Gideon Zweijtzer)   price: from 215 EUR
platforms: C64

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LumaFix64

Enjoy a better picture

The Lumafix is a small board that sits below the video chip and reduces the striping effect caused by interference

from Shareware Plus (Tim Harris)   price: 16.00 GBP
platforms: C64

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Penultimate+ Cartridge

VIC20 0-32k/35k Ram Expansion and more

VIC20 0-32k/35k Ram Expansion, selectable 3K, 8K, 16K, 24K, 32K, 35K, plus ROMs and menu

from TFW8b   price: 59.99 GBP
platforms: Vic20

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ZX Spectrum Games Code Club

Sinclair Basic listings to type in

Relive

from Gazzapper Games (Gary Plowman)   price: 7.10 GBP
platforms: Spectrum

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PLAnkton replacement PLA

for breadbin C64

a popular substitute for the C64 PLA part no. 906114-01 or 251064-01

from retroleum.co.uk   price: 14.99 GBP
platforms: C64

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SD2BBC

BBC Micro SD Card Interface

works with the BBC B, B+ and Master. Supplied with a ROM containing Smart SPI but should work with other BBC SD and MMC card ROMs.

from TFW8b   price: 30 GBP
platforms: BBC

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Bus Expander

90 degree 2-way expander

Use up to two peripherals at the same time.

from divide (Jaroslav Smetak)   price: 8.00 EUR
platforms: Spectrum

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Realms of Quest Trilogy

Role playing game

assemble a party of six adventurers who undertake heroic acts in a vast world of deep dunjons to explore, fantastic creatures to fight you, and treasures to be won

from Psytronik   price: 6.99 GBP
platforms: Vic20

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KempAY

Kempston Joystick and AY 3-8910 Sound Interface

Combination of two interfaces: A standard Kempston Joystick and a AY-Sound output

from Sintech UK   price: 45 GBP
platforms: Spectrum 48k

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Gravitrix

Puzzle game

Connect the coloured stones, which fall in various directions.

from RGCD   price: from 2.99 USD
platforms: C64

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OVP64

Over Voltage Protector for Commodore 64

Monitors the voltage, switches off the supply and shows an LED when voltage is over 5.4V

from despegatop   price: 39 USD
platforms: C64

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TZXDuino/CASDuino

SD card-based cassette tape replacement

The TZXDuino/CASDuino is a tape deck replacement for 8-bit computers that reads tape digital files from an SD card and plays them back via standard 3.5mm audio jack.

from despegatop   price: 68.90 GBP
platforms: Spectrum,CPC,MSX,Dragon

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Tape recorder cable

External cable, 2 x 3.5 jacks (ear and mic)

Cable to connect the DIN-5 Amstrad connector to an external cassette recorder via 2 x 3.5 jacks (ear and mic).

from Sintech UK   price: 6.99 GBP
platforms: CPC

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Mancave

Hilarious platform game

The adventures of Richard Morningwood who has the unfortunate task of gathering up the pages of some naughty magazines that have been nabbed from his secret stash.

from Psytronik   price: from 6.99 GBP
platforms: C64

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Hesmon 64 Cartidge

Machine language monitor

Hesware's HES MON 64 cartridge for Commodore 64 or Commodore 128

from cbmstuff.com (Jim Drew)   price: 9.95 USD
platforms: C64,C128

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MechBoard64

Keyboard for the Commodore 64

The MechBoard64 is made from Gateron microswitches, a black PCB and a rigid black powder coated aluminum bracket.

from breadbox64.com   price: tbc
platforms: C64

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FDC-600

Floppy Disk Interface for MSX Computers

Allows you to plug in two standard PC floppy drives through a regular floppy ribbon cable.

from 8bits4ever   price: 49.99 EUR
platforms: MSX

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SD-512

MSX SD Card interface

512KB RAM on-board, up to 2 SD cards. Load tape and cartridge games.

from 8bits4ever   price: 59.99 EUR
platforms: MSX

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WiModem

WiFi Modem

WiFi Modem for C64 and 128 which emulates a standard Hayes compatible modem.

from cbmstuff.com (Jim Drew)   price: 44.95 USD
platforms: C64/C128

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Joystick Splitter

Diode type. Three fire button support

The Joystick splitter is great when playing two-player, two-joystick games like Gauntlet.

from KMTech Design (Kevin Mount)   price: 9.99 GBP
platforms: CPC

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