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.


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Chroma 81 Interface

Multi-purpose peripheral for ZX81

Adds colour, SCART interface for sharp RGB picture, joystick and RS232 ports, ROM expansion socket.

from Paul Farrow   price: 60 GBP
platforms: ZX81

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Q36 Rapid Fire Modulator

All in one port switcher / rapid fire

It allows easy and simple controller port selection at the press of a button. And an on the fly adjustable fire rate.

from commodore4ever   price: 34.99 USD
platforms: C64

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re-PLAcement

Replacement for PLA

Replaces a damaged or failed PLA chip in the Commodore 64

from commodore4ever   price: 18.99 USD
platforms: C64

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EPYX FastLoad Cartridge

Remake of the classic cartridge

Allows programs to load from the Commodore 1541 disk drive at approximately five times faster than the normal speed.

from Shareware Plus (Tim Harris)   price: 18 GBP
platforms: C64,C128

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New Mini X-Pander+

Two expansion slots

Perfect for CynthCART and Datel Midi Interface, and other speciality cartridges.

from Shareware Plus (Tim Harris)   price: 24.95 GBP
platforms: C64,C128

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Vic-20 A/V Breakout

Composite video and audio adaptor

Composite Video out. Mono on both Left and Right audio channels

from commodore4ever   price: 21.99 USD
platforms: Vic20

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piDrive ZERO

Raspberry Pi hat 1541 1581 Emulator

A hat for the Pi Zero or Zero W With the same features asfull size pi1541 for the 3 series.

from commodore4ever   price: 29.99 USD
platforms: C64,C128,Vic20

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Wifi Modem

Commodore4ever Wifi Modem v2.3

Connect to your favourite Commodore BBSs via telnet.

from commodore4ever   price: 29.99 USD
platforms: C64,C128,Vic20,Plus4

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The TOM Rev2

Mouse / gamepad / joystick adaptor

USB to 9-pin

from electronica4u   price: 37.79 USD
platforms: C64,C128,XL,XE

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A/V Breakout

makes hooking up your 64 to a modern tv quick and simple

Composite out. Mono or Stereo out (If your 64 has been modded with). Audio In. S-video out. Note that the seller has 8-pin and 5-pin versions. Check your video socket to see which you need.

from commodore4ever   price: 29.99 USD
platforms: C64

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DivIDE 2k20 AY

Compact flash, two joystick ports and AY sound

Load games from flash, enjoy AY sound

from lotharek (Przemyslaw Krawczyk)   price: 50.94 GBP
platforms: Spectrum

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Raspberry Pi Zero Co-Processor adapter board

Emulates many different co-processors

Plugs into the Tube port of any BBC Micro via a 40 way ribbon cable.

from retroclinic.com (Mark Haysman)   price: 12.95 GBP
platforms: BBC

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Nordic Replay

Freezer, monitor, fastload

Successor to the Retro Replay. Supplied assembled, with a pre-flashed Retro Replay ROM.

from Individual Computers   price: 62,32 EUR
platforms: C64,C128

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LumaFix 128

For Commodore 128 and 128D

Enjoy a better picture

from Shareware Plus (Tim Harris)   price: 26.50 GBP
platforms: C128

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8501 to 6510 CPU conversion

Convert +4 / C16's unreliable 8501 procesor to 6510

convert the unreliable 8501 processor fitted to the Commodore 16 and Plus 4 to the more reliable, cheaper and widely available 6510, as fitted to the Commodore 64.

from hackjunk.com   price: 30 GBP
platforms: C16,Plus4

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GOTEK USB Floppy drive emulator

Internal or external, ready to use

For many computers including Acorn, Amstrad, Amiga, Apple, Atari, Spectrum, MSX and more

from Simulant Systems Ltd   price: 19.99 GBP
platforms: Spectrum,BBC,CPC

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USB to MSX mouse adapter

Compatible with USB mice that are PS/2 compatible

Control your MSX1, MSX2 Towns PC, Roland Digitiser etc with a modern USB optical or wireless mouse

from KMTech Design (Kevin Mount)   price: 19.99 GBP
platforms: MSX

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PET ROM/RAM

Commodore PET ROM RAM upgrade / replacement

Plug-in replacement ROM / RAM

from TFW8b   price: 65 GBP
platforms: PET

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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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