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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Nordic Replay

Freezer, monitor, fastload

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

from Individual Computers   price: 59.94 EUR
platforms: C64,C128

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VICII2

PAL/NTSC Switcher Kit with LumaFix

Board contains PAL and NSTC VicII chips (not included) crystals etc and allows you to switch between the two

from perifractic / Retro Recipes (Christian Simpson )   price: 76.78 USD
platforms: C64

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Minstrel Tactile Switch Keyboard

A 40-key keyboard arranged in a 5x8 matrix suitable for ZX80 and ZX81 or other projects

The 40 tactile switches are arranged in a 5x8 matrix which matches the layout used in ZX80 and ZX81 computers, and can be used with a Spectrum if the rows are re-ordered when wiring up.

from Tynemouth Software   price: from 23.25 GBP
platforms: ZX80,ZX81

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vLA81

A ZX81 ULA replacement

Preserve your original ZX81 ULA or replace a broken one.

from vRetro (Charlie Ingley)   price: 24.95 USD
platforms: ZX81

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ElkSD64

Acorn Electron SD Memory Card Interface and 64K RAM Expansion

Enables the Acorn Electron to load and run disk images from a standard SD memory card, expands Electron to 64k

from Ramtop Retro (drbombcrater)   price: 39.99 GBP
platforms: Electron

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TZXDuino

Cassette player replacement

Behaves like an ordinary cassette player, plays digital files from a micro SD card

from arduitape (Duncan Edwards)   price: 20.00 GBP
platforms: ZX80,ZX81,Spectrum,Electron,CPC

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FM-YAM

Add FM sound to your C64

Sound Expander compatible. See it as adding Adlib to your C64.

from XeNTaX (Mr.Mouse)   price: 38 EUR
platforms: C64

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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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Z80 CPU

Brand new direct replacement Z80

Modern lower-power CMOS version, made by Zilog

from retroleum.co.uk   price: 4.75 GBP
platforms: Spectrum,ZX81,ZX80

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Iceblox Plus

Pengo-style puzzle game

Push blocks to block enemies and collect coins

from Psytronik   price: from 6.99 GBP
platforms: C64

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Ms Rodman

C64 Cartridge

Guide Rodwina around the maze, collecting the dots. Not forgetting to collect bombs and use them to blow up Rodwina's enemies.

from TFW8b   price: 19.99 GBP
platforms: C64

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Nibbler

Snake game cartridge

Guide the Nibbler around the maze without eating himself! He grows as he eats.

from TFW8b   price: 14.99 GBP
platforms: Vic20

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cynthCART v2

Analogue Synthesizer with MIDI support

a cartridge for the Commodore 64/128 that helps turn the computer into a standalone analogue synthesizer.

from Shareware Plus (Tim Harris)   price: 29.95 GBP
platforms: C64,C128

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Datel MIDI Interface Cartridge

Midi interface for Commodore 64,128 and SX

Supports a range of midi keyboards and synthethizer software

from Shareware Plus (Tim Harris)   price: 29.95 GBP
platforms: C64,C128

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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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Encyclopedia of Game Machines 1972-2012

Encyclopedia of consoles, handhelds and home computers

First released in 2005, this new version has grown to cover four decades of electronic games systems.

from Sintech UK   price: 27.50 GBP
platforms: Lots

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RGB Scart cable with Stereo Sound

for Amstrad CPC 464, 664 and 6128

For the best possible picture quality and stereo sound from your Amstrad CPC

from Sintech UK   price: 12.99 GBP
platforms: CPC

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PSU for Spectrum +2A/+2B/+3

Power Supply for ZX Spectrum +2A/+2B/+3

Smaller, modern power supply

from Sintech UK   price: 25.99 GBP
platforms: Spectrum

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7501/8501 replacement

MOS 7501/8501 CPU replacement

Direct replacement, no ROM change required.

from Zaxon   price: 48 GBP
platforms: C16,C116,Plus4

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Super Goatron

Arcade-style shooter

Destroy enemies while moving around the edge of the screen

from TFW8b   price: 14.99 GBP
platforms: C64

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BackBit C64 Cartridge

Instant loading from SD card

Many formats supported plus custom multi-disk format. Powered from cartridge slot.

from BackBit   price: 129 USD
platforms: C64

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SD2IEC ClasClip

3D printed endplate to house an internal SD2IEC

A robust endplate to house an internal (classic v1.1) SD2IEC without the need for cutting the case.

from Gaz Marshall   price: 22.81 USD
platforms: C64

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ZX-VGA-JOY

Connect any kind of VGA monitor, Kempston joystick

Works in parallel with internal graphics IC (ULA) taking video data directly and provides crystal clear picture on VGA monitors.

from zx-vga-joy (Goran Radan)   price: 49,99 EUR
platforms: Spectrum

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ZX8-CCB

Composite video output for ZX81

Crystal clear picture

from PokeMon   price: 9.90 EUR
platforms: ZX81, ZX80

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SDrive-MAX

floppy drive / tape emulator

Emulates up to 4 physical floppy drives and one tape drive with touch-screen control

from Vintage Computer Center   price: 80 USD
platforms: XL,XE

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