In late 2010, a group of folks suggested the need for a KERNAL replacement cartridge. This cartridge would allow those with socketed KERNAL ROMs to enjoy KERNAL upgrades like JiffyDOS and would also help KERNAL developers try out new ideas before committing them to EPROM. Due to the complexity of “replacing” a ROM inside a machine without physically removing it, a Commodore Bounty was created to encourage someone to develop the solution. Thomas Giesel took up the challenge, finding a novel solution to the complexity, and developing an economically viable solution. Along the way, Thomas merged in some additional features, and the result is EasyFlash 3.
EasyFlash 3 offers a number of features:
EasyFlash can be used on the C64, C64C, and SX64. C128/C128D use is not currently supported.
Posted by Tod on 6th May 2012
If you do any sort of programming, you need this. The ability to quickly & easily switch between kernal ROMs is fantastic. The ability to have hundreds of software programs load in seconds is fantastic. The ability to have 2 Replay images AND a Super Snapshot 5 image on cart is fantastic. Plus, the ability to easily transfer data and programs between the C64 & PC via USB with 3rd party software comes in handy.
Posted by Dave Nowka on 19th Apr 2012
Using the installed Easy Prog program and my C64SD2 Advanced, was able to load 6 different EZFlash games, Retro Reply v3.8 bin image and SS5 bin image. I then tested all after they were loaded and they all worked flawlessly. Fantastic product... Highly recommend.
Posted by Dave Nowka on 11th Apr 2012
Got mine 2 days ago. Proceeded to plug it in along with my C64 SD2 Advanced. Loaded the EasyProg from the Menu (great feature) and then loaded the following easyflash carts into different slots: Prince of Persia, Epyx Games Collection, Cinemaware Collection, Project Firestart, Games Collection and Maniac Mansion-Zak McCraken. I then ran each from the menu and all worked smoothly. Haven't figured out how to load a Super Snapshot 5 NTSC cart yet since after it finishes writing to flash the S option on the menu still is greyed out. Haven't tried an alternate kernal yet but will after I am done playing! Great stuff as always from Jim, thank you