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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:

  • 8 8kB slots for alternative KERNAL ROM images,
  • 7 EasyFlash I cartridge image slots.
  • Support for the following cartridge formats
    • Normal 8k
    • Normal 16k
    • Ultimax
    • Ocean Type 1
    • EasyFlash
    • EasyFlash xbank
  • Compatibility with Action Replay, Retro Replay, Nordic Power, and Super Snapshot 5 images.
  • Field upgradeable firmware and hardware configuration
  • Ability to replace/add/remove images from the C64

EasyFlash can be used on the C64, C64C, and SX64.  C128/C128D use is not currently supported.

Note: C64 motherboard model 326298 requires a modification to operate with the EF3 (or any cartridge that pulls the reset line). Options are discussed in this thread: https://www.lemon64.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=46277

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  1. Indispensable hardware/software for the Commodore 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Jun 2021

    This is such great hardware for my C64 and wish I had one in the 1980's. It works great with my SD2IEC and with the X-Pander 3 slot cartridge port expander.

  2. Best cartridge ever... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Apr 2021

    I have Pi1541, SD2IEC and 1541 disk drives with JiffyDOS. EF3 provides the ability to load additional kernals and freeze/fast loader cartridges as well as many CRT images for tools and games... This cartridge will not leave the slot on my C64...

  3. Love this!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Jan 2021

    I use this with jiffyDos for regular sd2iec use, but I also use it to store cartridges. My best retro purchase ever I think..

  4. All-in-One must have cart for C64 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Nov 2020

    Neat little cartridge, that can be easily configured for any task! Very easily!
    Try out ROM before hw-modding? Sure! Have multiple game libraries? Sure! Really nice to have! 5/5

  5. A great accessory for the C64! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Nov 2020

    Very recently I decided to dive into the world of Commodore 64 computing. One of the things I learned very quickly, though, is that the transfer speeds via IEC cable to SD2IEC//µIEC were the stock default, which as I'm sure you're aware are anything but blisteringly fast. Searching for ways to solve this (and for other added functionality) I saw the EasyFlash 3 and decided to give it a try. It's of fantastic build quality, the built-in software (menu and programmer) work fantastically well, and the ability to load Kernals via cartridge meant I don't have to mod my system! On top of all that, there are 7 free EasyFlash slots for games, cart utilities, whatever you could think of that can go into a .CRT.

    I think one of the best things, though, is that it was so easy to use someone who JUST got into C64 usage could get everything going with zero trouble.

    I very highly recommend this cartridge!

  6. Very handy. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Aug 2020

    Many is the time I need immediate access to a set of software tools. EF3 meets that need and exceeds!

  7. Best little add-on to your 64 experience 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Jul 2020

    It will take a little learning on how to package your old 64 apps onto this cartridge. A great consolidator and handy as a cartridge to access. Apps, Tools, Games, Kernals, etc...A different experience for a broad base of users. Support is out there and available from Retro Innovations and others.

  8. Best Cartridge with many other features including kernels 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st May 2020

    Have always wanted one of these but didn't get one due to most of my time is on the c128 and it was not in my budget. I have a c64c that was completely soldered in and didn't want to put in a socket just for the kernel. The great thing about it is the rom is 16k and the kernel is 8k but works correctly due to way it swapped out!

  9. Easy Flash is great !!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th May 2020

    Easy Flash is great flash cartridge.
    Very easy to program
    I can't say enough about it.

  10. Very useful for todays C64 owners 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Oct 2019

    I've only used the cartridge "emulation" functionality so far, but that works very well. Looking forward to trying the other functions later.

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