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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8-Bit Symphony - Live at Hull City Hall 15 June 2019 As I write there are still tickets for the live performance of the 8-Bit Symphony, Presented by Hull College Group, Hull Philharmonic Orchestra, Rob... more
Bandersnatch nomintated for BAFTA Sadly, Netflix's Black Mirror : Bandersnatch didn't win a BAFTA award this week. It was nominated in three categories; Single Drama, Editing: Fiction, Sp... more
Commodore 65 prototype for sale As I write this (12 May) the prototype machine has 10 bids and stands at 17,000 EUR. There's a video showing the machine working and some shots of the inside. It... more
Use modern Bluetooth controllers (gamepads, mice, smart TV remote controllers, including Xbox One and Sony Dualshock 4) in retro computers like the Commodore 64/128, Atari ST, Amiga and more.
price: 30 USD
A direct replacement for the standard ULA 128
price: 25 GBP
For Atari 2600, 7800 and ZX81. Some soldering required.
price: 10 GBP
Find the secret of the lost city of Atlantis but watch out for the deadly bats, scorpions and lethal boobytraps.
price: from 4.99 USD
Plug-in replacement ROM / RAM
price: 58.99 GBP
Replacement reliable supply for Spectrum or C16
price: 15.99 GBP
Pro-printed, full colour, glossy, C64 gaming, cheat and coding fanzine.
price: 3.99+post GBP
Explore an enchanted castle with items to collect and hostile creatures to avoid
from Juan J. Martinez
price: 35 EUR
Easily use a USB mouse with your BBC computer. Connects a USB mouse to the User Port using the AMX mouse standard.
from CJE Micros
price: 49.00 GBP
Assists the identification of faults with RAM, ROM, I/O & CPU ports, and TED registers.
price: 17.99 GBP
Accurate replication of the original SID MOS 6581 and 8580 with exact reproduction of the digital sound generation part.
price: 79.95 EUR
Psytronik's first release for the ZX Spectrum
price: 6.99 GBP
A high-quality visual celebration that includes anecdotes and reminiscences.
from Funstock Retro
price: 24.99 GBP
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 139 EUR
A collection of shoot-em-ups featuring frantic action, big guns, parallel realities and adventure
price: from 6.99 GBP
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
New board, mostly populated. You need to supply some key chips.
from Individual Computers
price: 184,95 EUR
Due to a strange explosion, pets turn into evil beings and veterinary Dr Andrea Brown takes off her lab coat and becomes Dr Dree.
price: from 6.99 GBP
an enhanced version of the SpeedCalc (1986) for Commodore 64 and 128
from Ilker Ficicilar
MIDI, RS232, RAM, MIDI controller software
from RETRO Innovations
price: 65 USD