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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. Compliments SD2IEC nicely 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Jul 2018

    I do have SD2IEC but nothing beats a pure cartridge-based setup when it comes to speed, convenience, and being "closer" to the original. I don't play many games at the same time so the limit of 8 is actually plenty for me. I occasionally browse/explore/try out games from SD2IEC and then I burn the ones I think I will play in the next session (weeks or months) and then load them from the EasyFlash with a single press of a key. Since EasyFlash also has the fast loader functionality, I don't need to unplug it to plug in my Turbo cartridge anymore which is also good for the C64 cartridge connector in the long run. I really like this product, it's simple, it does one thing and it does it well.

  2. A must have ! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Apr 2018

    I'm so glad to have bought this cartridge.
    This device is exactly what I expected. Now I'm back to eighties, patching c64 games like the kid I was.
    Using this cartridge, even without a SD2IEC is a pure delight.

  3. amazing... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Mar 2018

    Where was this 30 years ago??? Very easy to use, and comes in very handy when there isn't a drive around. The reset is a great feature and the ability to store several diagnostic roms on one cart is amazing let alone games, kernals and other utilities. One thing i would add is another 64k if thats possible. Litterly the perfect cart for any c64 user.

  4. Great Product 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Jan 2018

    Works a well as they say!! great product thanks guy’s

  5. Get one today 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Oct 2017

    This is one of the must have products for C64, it truly is a 3-in-1 product. Kernel replacement, can act as a freezer when used with the image of one of the popular freezer cartridges action replay or super snapshot, the final cartridge is not supported it seems, also slots are available for conventional cartridges.

    It is easy to use and works perfectly with the C64SD Princess when adding new cartridges and kernels. You can test and have different kernels without need to open the C64. Just brilliant whish we had this back in the eighties.

  6. Perfect fit for C64 and SD2IEC 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Jul 2017

    Recommended for C64 and C128 in 64 mode. I built my own collection of games and utils in CRT and burnt them into EasyFlash3. Also tested different kernals like Jiffydos (runs smoothly with SD2IEC) or EXOS v3. Action Replay 5 works too.

  7. EF3 / perfect product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Mar 2017

    It's famous product for all ex c64 users and nostalgie funs :). Really cool. Thanks for that.

  8. exellent must have upgrade 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Nov 2016

    I primarily bought this as a way to load custom patched kernels, but I must say it is well designed and feature rich. I find I use the reset button as a clean way to reset without power cycling the switch. I have two C64s and my second I want to keep unmodified. This cartridge allows me to load JiffyDOS without having to modify the machine and without adding a switch to disable it. I definitely recommend this product.

  9. Great product! Love it! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Oct 2016

    Love this product! Very useful, very versatile. My only concern on this is that I cannot seem to find all the images I want, it would be great if that information existed somewhere (I've visited the website but couldn't find it there, either).

    But all in all, great product. Works on c128 fine, been using it there with no issues at all.

  10. great value excellent cartridge 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Apr 2016

    A wonderful cart, makes me feel all warm and fuzzy when I need a C64 fix. Excellent workmanship and performs exactly as claimed. Up there right next to my chameleon. Plenty of fun for an old 8-bit geez. Glad to be a Retro Innovations customer and a die hard C64 buff.

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