Commodore C64 C64C Case Black New
Commodore C64 and C64c Case New Black
Commodore C64 or C64C brand new cases. If your C64 is yellowed, has signs of wear, ugly holes, or you just want to give some love to your Commodore 64, then one of these cases is right for you. You could even build a brand new C64, rehouse your existing motherboard and keyboard, or even install the Keyrah v3. "Retro Black" colour scheme following the colours of the Commodore 264 series (C16, C116 and Plus/4 computers). Package includes:
  • Top half of case with sticker applied
  • Bottom half case without sticker
  • Two rubber stands, ten self-tapping plastic screws
  • User guide (colour printed)
  • White box with "Commodore" logo stickers
  • Shipping includes outer (brown) box
   
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Buddha Plus One IDE Controller
Buddha Plus One IDE Controller Commodore Amiga
Buddha Plus One IDE Controller for Commodore Amiga with zorro slots (2023 version) is a IDE controller for Amiga computers with Zorro slots (Amiga A2000, A3000, A4000 CheckMate 1500 Plus with Zorro interface) and provides you connectivity for hard drives,CD-Rom Drives, DVD Drives (both readers and writers), and of course CF cards and SSD with PATA interfaces.. Buddha Plus One features:
  • Two IDE ports
  • One CF card slot
  • 1Mb of Fast Ram
  • GUI-based settings tool
  • Elaborate LED concept
  • High Speed
  • Multiple measures to prevent wrong installations
The two IDE ports and the CF card slot are non-conflicting. This means that you can use up to five mass-storage devices at the same time, and if that's not enough, you can add more Buddha controllers to the same computer! Added memory While the combination of a mass-storage controller and memory on the same card is not a new invention, the 1MByte of true 0-wait state fast memory of the Buddha Plus One controller does not conflict with existing memory cards. If you are expanding a system that has already maxed out it's 8MByte of Z2 space (no matter if it's fastmem, a PC bridge card or RTG graphics), Buddha Plus One will still add 1MByte of memory, without using any of the precious Z2 expansion space. A2000 users can choose to map the memory to one out of two addresses: The legacy "trapdoor memory" address $c0.0000, where it adds compatibility with old software titles (especially for machines that have been expanded to 1MByte or 2MBytes of chip ram), or to the normally-unused address space at $a0.0000. A3000 and A4000 users can only use address $a0.0000. Memory is not available if installed in a Zorro expansion of an A1200. Robust against installation errors Buddha Plus One has a long heritage and we've learned from numerous support cases of the past decades that in the heat of the moment, you may accidentally plug in the card the wrong way round. For the first time in Amiga history, we're presenting mechanical and electrical measures to either prevent wrong installation, or to keep the controller safe from harm if you manage to plug in the card the wrong way round. Just flip the card around and it'll work as if nothing bad ever happened. Easy configuration While previous versions of the Buddha controller could only be controlled with command line tools, Buddha Plus One introduces a GUI that is provided in the ROM of the controller, so no software installation and/or download is required. This GUI will even work with Kickstart V1.3! Elaborate LED concept

The original Amiga computers only have a single HD LED. Buddha Plus One will unite all access-LEDs (including onboard IDE/SCSI accesses) into a single one without soldering or complicated configuration steps. Two LED cables are included with Buddha Plus One, making LED wiring easy without soldering, and without the need to drill holes for additional LEDs into precious original cases. The LED output will automatically sense how many LEDs there are in a row (one in case of A2000/A4000 or two in case of the A3000), and the LED input of Buddha Plus One will accept any polarity.

Quick boot support

The Amiga can start blazingly fast. Amiga users are so used to having a usable desktop within seconds after switching on that every single additional second is already a reason to be worried. Buddha Plus One gives the user various options to skip unnecessary wait times: The maximum time that Buddha will wait for a drive to spin up can be set in the graphical startup menu. Unused ports can be switched off, and if you have an onboard IDE/SCSI controller that you're not using any more, it can also be switched off in the Buddha Plus One configuration, saving several ten seconds of boot time.

Improved speed

Let's face it: Buddha has never been a speed demon. The Z2 bus with it's 7MHz and 16 bits has it's limits, and that's in the neighbourhood of 2.3MBytes/second, measured with a medium-speed 68020 or 68030 CPU. However, there's two special cases where Buddha Plus One adds significant transfer speed: First, an un-accelerated A2000 would struggle to reach 800KBytes/s with a 7MHz 68000 CPU on previous versions of the Buddha controller. Buddha Plus One now adds hardware acceleration that improves transfer rates with 68000 CPUs by about 35%. Buddha Plus One with a 7MHz CPU beats the "magical" 1MByte/second barrier by a large margin. The second special configuration where Buddha Plus One can add speed is in the Z4 board for an A1200 computer. Z4 boards are also known as "Elbox Z4" or "Winner Z4" Boards, and they sport a "Fast-Z2" mode that can add up to 50% to measurable transfer speed. We recommend to only activate this mode if only CF cards or DOMs are used. Stability with long IDE cables may not be given.

Extended software installation

Buddha Plus One comes with a DOM (disk-on-module) pre-installed. This DOM contains our automatic partition/install tool and licensed copies of Amiga OS 1.3, 2.1 and 3.1. Partitioning and installing a CF card or hard drive has never been easier! Even if you have lost your OS installation floppies or your floppy drive is defective, you can bring your Amiga to life within minutes. If a CD ROM drive is found, drivers and file system are also automatically installed, letting you install more software or Amiga OS V3.2 from CD (Amiga OS3.2 is available separately in this shop). If there is any version of the X-Surf networking card in your computer, you can continue to install a TCP/IP stack and network GUI. This will break the vicious circle of having to transfer software to the Amiga in order to install a transfer method for software.

What's included:

  • Buddha Plus One
  • LED extension 24cm
  • LED connection cable 24cm
  • Instruction manual (English/German)
   
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Commodore C64 C64C Case Breadbin Gray New
Commodore C64 Case (and C64c) NEW Breadbin Gray
Commodore C64 case NEW (also fits C64c). If your C64 is yellowed, has signs of wear, ugly holes, or you just want to give some love to your Commodore 64, then one of these cases is right for you. You could even build a brand new C64, rehouse your existing motherboard and keyboard, or even install the Keyrah v3. "Breadbin Gray" color scheme - the color used for the "breadbin" cabinets between 1982 and 1986. Package includes:
  • Top half of case with sticker applied
  • Bottom half case without sticker
  • Two rubber stands, ten self-tapping plastic screws
  • User guide (colour printed)
  • White box with "Commodore" logo stickers
  • Shipping includes outer (brown) box
     
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ACA500 Plus Enclousure/Case Amiga
ACA500Plus Individual Computers Amiga A500 A500 Plus
ACA500plus for the Amiga A500 and A500 Plus is the successor to the popular ACA500. The ACA500plus is an external expansion which is plugged to the left expansion port of your A500 or A500+. There is no need to open the computer at any time. This includes a new revolutionary method that can turn your 512k trapdoor memory expansion into chipram! If your Amiga is equipped with an ECS Agnus chip and said internal 512k memory expansion, you can turn your computer into a 1MByte-Chipram computer, just by selecting a menu item in the configuration menu of the ACA500plus! A lot of stock A500 computers with board revision 6 or higher have this exact configuration. The ACA500Plus houses a MC68HC000 processor clocked at 14.1MHz as standard, This will give your computer more than a double-speed boost. If that's not enough, you can choose overclocking to 21, 28 or even 42MHz. Overclocking success is not guaranteed. By attaching an ACA12xx or Blizzard 12xx accelerator, you can make your A500 faster than a stock A3000. The ACA500plus comes with essential software pre-installed in it's large flash. This includes fully licensed Kickstart versions V1.2 and V1.3 for backwards-compatibility, and Kickstart V3.1. You can install a freash copy of Workbench 3.1 using the built in installer which is included withing the ACA500Plus. All you need is an empty CF card, and you can install OS3.1 with a few key presses. After that's done, you can use the second CF card slot to exchange data with a modern PC: The ACA500plus supports PC-formatted cards and long filenames out of the box, no special installation required. CF cards are handled like harddisks on the Amiga-side. You can use HDtoolbox or HDinsttools - whatever you prefer. Even the two popular 64-bit addressing modes are implemented: Both TD64 and NSD64 command sets are supported, so whatever your preferred filesystem requires, you can use it on your ACA500plus setup to access flash cards that are larger than 4GBytes. Speed-wise, the CF card slots are faster than most harddisk controllers that are available for other Amiga computers. The ACA500plus even outperforms the SCSI controller of an A3000! Many users will want to use the ACA500plus with the popular WHDload software, which lets you install games on CF cards instead of swapping floppy disks if you want to play a different game. WHDload lists the 68010 processor as a minimum requirement for using the Quit-key and return to the Amiga's Workbench. The ACA500plus has special circuitry that lets you use the WHDload quit-key at any time, although you "only" have a 68HC000 processor. This is supported by WHDload V17.2 and higher. Advanced floppy control: If your computer has a defective or even a missing floppy drive, the ACA500plus can handle this. With the built-in "bootselector" circuitry, you can turn an external drive into a fully-compatible df0: drive. In addition to that, the floppy control functions allow you to make external drives invisible, although they do not have an off-switch. This saves you the work of (un)plugging drives in order to make older floppy-based software compatible. The ACA500plus features three expansion ports:
  1. A1200-compatible clockport
  2. local 16-bit expansion port
  3. A1200 CPU card connector
The A1200-compatible clockport can be used for expansions that were initially designed for the clockport of the A1200, for example Catweasel MK2, Delfina or RapidRoad. Please note that some drivers may require patching in order to work on a non-A1200 computer. Contact the vendor of your A1200 expansion to find out if they provide such a driver. The fast 16-bit local expansion port is reserved for our network expansion X-Surf-500. The A1200 CPU card connector is meant for further CPU and RAM upgrades. It is guaranteed to work with our ACA1220, ACA1221(ec, lc), ACA1232, ACA1233(n) and ACA1234 models. Our older ACA1230 accelerators are not supported. We will therefore only answer support questions about ACA1220, ACA1221(ec, lc), ACA1232, ACA1233(n) and ACA1234 accelerators. The same applies to old Blizzard accelerators by Phase 5: IComp have done thier best to make them work, but there are limits to what we can do. Please keep in mind that the A500 is a 16-bit architecture, and the Blizzard accelerators have been developed for the 32-bit architecture of the A1200. Another new feature of the ACA500plus is it's capability to make use of a rel time clock (RTC) that an A1200 accelerator provides. This keeps the clock port of the ACA500plus free for other uses. Further, an RTC that is located on the trapdoor expansion of your A500 can be used. This kind of flexibility was not available on the predecessor ACA500. With all these expansions, certain software may be incompatible. However, this is not a reason to unplug the ACA500plus, as it features an advanced cloaking mode that lets you downgrade the computer to standard memory configurations with minimal expansions (like Action Replay) or even no expansions at all, your choice of Kickstart ROM, running at the original 7MHz speed. Even if your computer does not have an internal 512k trapdoor memory expansion, the ACA500plus can not only add this, but even emulate the cycle-exact speed of the internal expansion with the same slow-down effects that an internal memory expansion has. In other words: There is no reason to unplug the ACA500plus at any time.   Package includes:
  • ACA500plus with DisMo, 68HC000, 8MB RAM, 8MB Flash
  • Short instruction manual German/English
  Software included in the flash ROM:
  • Kickstart V1.2, V1.3, V3.1
  • Full OS3.1 disk set with fully automatic installer
  • Action Replay 3 (patched for ACA500plus)
  • HRTmon
  • Thor's 040/060 libraries as resident modules
  • Thor's mmu and memory libraries
  • Network software, TCP/IP Stack for X-Surf-500
  Enclosure/Case is NOT included but available as an option.    
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Commodore C64 C64C Case Brand New Transparent
Commodore C64 C64C Case Brand New Transparent
Commodore C64 or C64C brand new cases. If your C64 is yellowed, has signs of wear, ugly holes, or you just want to give some love to your Commodore 64, then one of these cases is right for you. You could even build a brand new C64, rehouse your existing motherboard and keyboard, or even install the Keyrah v3. "Retro Black" colour scheme following the colours of the Commodore 264 series (C16, C116 and Plus/4 computers). Package includes:
  • Top half of case with sticker applied
  • Bottom half case without sticker
  • Two rubber stands, ten self-tapping plastic screws
  • User guide (colour printed)
  • White box with "Commodore" logo stickers
  • Shipping includes outer (brown) box
   
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CA-PSU Commodore Amiga Individual Computers
CA-PSU Amiga A500, A500 Plus, A600, A1200
CA-PSU Amiga A500, A500 Plus, A600, A1200 (CA-PSU stands for Compact Amiga Power Supply Unit), where "compact" designates the three target computers A500, A600 and A1200. It is the first power supply on the market that fully complies with the original Commodore specifications, introducing cable drop compensation for best regulation that even settles the voltage drop in the input filter of the target computers. This means that the voltage on the main 5V rail will never deviate more then 0.9%, measured inside the computer - no matter if the computer is in vanilla configuration or heavily expanded. Conventional power supplies will either supply too-high voltage to a vanilla machine, or too-low voltage to an expanded machine, causing malfunction or even defects. This cannot happen with our cable drop compensation technology. Technical data in short:
  • 5V, 5A, ripple/noise 50mV max. (typically 30mV)
  • Overload on 5V tolerated up to 8A for 30 seconds
  • 5V load regulation <0.6% typical, max. 0.9% under overload condition
  • 12V up to 4A
  • -12V, 0.1A
  • Modern, high-efficiency DC-DC converter technology
  • Total output power up to 60W
  • Fanless, silent, extremely low heat
CA-PSU is a two-brick solution: One mains-connected power brick and the CA-PSU converter box with the switch and square 5-pin DIN connector to the computer. This moves the power switch a lot closer to the computer, reducing the probability of inadvertent switching, for example if the power supply is under the table near your feet. CA-PSU has the best overall efficiency on the market, with a worst-case efficiency of 80.1% (best case >82.5%). The best competing product peaks at just over 70%, and some original Commodore power supplies have an efficiency of only 55%. This means that with our CA-PSU, there's less total heat, less power consumption and a longer life expectancy because there is less stress on the components. Naturally, CA-PSU features over-voltage protection - every modern power supply does. We wouldn't consider it worth mentioning, but this protection is part of a more complex block to protect your valuable classic gear: There are two critical moments that need to be taken care of: Switching on and off. CA-PSU has a controlled 5V ramp-up when switching on, ensuring safe power-up of heavily-expanded machines. Traditional power supplies without such a controlled start-up ramp tend to "swing in" to the target voltage, which might cause malfunction or even defects. Further, switching off will start a short timer, ensuring that the next switch-on event can't happen until a few seconds after switching off. This ensures that capacitors in the computer and expansion gear are sufficiently discharged, and switching on won't cause 3.3V regulators of modern expansions to oscillate, which may cause severe damage. In the unlikely event that these elaborate precautions fail, CA-PSU is covered by a German product liability insurance. This new production run of CA-PSU includes an international power brick that directly plugs into the socket (no mains cable). International adapters included are:
  • Central Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • USA
CA-PSU is compatible with worldwide grid voltages and frequencies (110-240V AC and 50 or 60Hz).  
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BigRamPlus 256Mb Commodore Amiga
BigRamPlus 256Mb for Amiga A3000 A3000T A4000 & A4000T
BigRamPlus is a 256 MByte memory expansion for any Amiga with Zorro-III slots, i.e. Amiga 3000, Amiga 3000T, Amiga 4000 and Amiga 4000T. BigRamPlus is only guaranteed to work with the original daughter boards of these computers. It may or may not work properly with third party bus boards made by Micronik, RBM, Eagle, Elbox, etc. Memory is used by all operating systems up to OS3.9 automatically. Linux/BSD may need special patches to use this memory. AmigaOS 4.0 does not permit the use of a Z3 memory card, the computer won't even boot into the OS. AmigaOS 4.1 can use the card's memory as swap memory. Starting with OS4.1FE, update#1, this memory can be used as main memory. Box contents:
  • BigRamPlus card
  • Instruction sheet
You will need in addition to that:
  • A computer with Z3 slots (Z2 will not work!)
  • A screwdriver to open your computer
 
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X-Surf 100 Network card for Commodore Amiga
X-Surf 100 for all Commodore Amigas with Zorro Slots
X-Surf 100 is a networking card for all Amiga computers with Zorro slots. For the Amiga A2000 or Zorro-daughterboards for the A1200, it will run at Z2 speed. If installed in an Amiga A3000, A4000 or the respective tower versions, it will run at Z3 speeds, which is up to five times faster than Z2. Key features:
  • 100MBit physical link rate
  • Sana-II device for use with OS2.0 up to OS3.9
  • Officially supported in the Linux-m68k kernel
  • Space- and power-saving design
  • Gold plated Zorro contacts and stainless steel metal bracket
  • Local expansion port for our high-speed USB module "RapidRoad"
Drivers can be downloaded from here. Manual here Wiki here Requirements:
  • TCP/IP stack such as Miami DX, AmiTCP, Genesis (included in OS3.9) or Roadshow
  • Sufficient RAM and 68020 CPU or higher
  • Kickstart/Workbench 2.0 or higher
  • File transfer method for drivers to be transferred to the Amiga
Transfer rates of over 1600kBytes/s have been measured with the X-Surf-100. Please note that the classic Amiga architecture and the current TCP/IP stacks for the Amiga don't allow saturating a 100MBit Ethernet link. Performance in your system may be slower due to CPU performance and programs running in multitasking. Please note that we cannot guarantee the X-Surf-100 to work in third-party Zorro boards as used in tower conversions, such as boards made by Eagle, Mikronik, RBM or Elbox. The X-Surf-100 may or may not work in these boards. Although the bus interface is designed to tolerate many mistakes that the vendors of those third-party boards have made, we can only guarantee proper operation in original Commodore daughter boards. Should the card fail to work in such a third-party board, you may have to close the Z2 jumper and downgrade to Z2 speed. For operation in Z3 computers, the Buster-11 chip is recommended. If there is only one DMA master in the Z3 system, a Buster-9 may also be used. Owners of the Merlin graphics card must have the latest hardware patches installed. Owners of the Mediator PCI/Zorro daughterboard must close the "swap" jumper. The X-Surf-100 is officially supported in the Linux-m68k kernel.    
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