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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. An absolute "must have" for any c64 user... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2016

    Excellent product, absolutely necessary buy for all c64 users out there. All available kernels, most known freezers and 7 available "cartridges" from just one device, not to mention the great USB utilities. What else to say!
    Though, I believe that a 65$ product deserves a better enclosure, not a badly hand-cut one. The red enclosure of mine came with a badly shaped hand-made usb hole and the two parts where hold together with a none appropriate screw that let the pcb loose. Please improve that...

  2. 5 Stars 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Mar 2016

    Wonderful piece of hardware. A must have for the commodore 64.

  3. Cartridge stops working 1 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Mar 2016

    After beeing on for a little while, the cartridge stops working. I've mailed about it, but haven't got an answer for two weeks.

  4. A must have for every c64 owner 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Feb 2016

    This is such a great bit of kit for the c64. Easily switch between kernals, and flash games to it for instant loading without needing to swap multiple disks all the time. If you're into your c64 and you don't own one of these, it's simple, buy it.

  5. Hands down, BEST CARTRIDGE of ALL TIME! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Oct 2015

    I've been around since the beginning of the Commodore home computer debut, and I have to say this is the coolest, and most useful cartridge I've ever owned... bar none! If you're looking for a cartridge that can play the roll of MANY, with a convenient interface and super easy to program and change content... look no further. Even have my beloved SSSv5 in there along with all my other favorites without having to plug in my actual original. Doesn't get better than this!

    I like this so much, I'm going to have to buy a second as a backup, just in case something happens to my original.

    Thanks so much for developing such a wonderful product for my 64. Just love it!

  6. Fantastic !!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Sep 2015

    A highly recommended cartridge for the Commodore 64 users, essential.

  7. Nice stuff 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Jul 2015

    Its a very good device, making own carts, turbo loaders etc, easy to use. One con, when you delete your system area, not able to restore it from PC, this should be implemented in next version. Otherwise recommended !!!

  8. Works like a charm! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Mar 2015

    It´s really a fantastic product. You can even write to floppy disk via usb connection! And finally...Maniac Mansion without loading times. Thumbs up for EF3!

  9. -Wonderful Retro Hardware. 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Jan 2015

    If only a device like this was available, at similar cost, twenty five years ago, wouldn't that have prolonged the heyday of the Commodore 64!
    The increased usability and nearly unlimited functionality, from custom Kernels to nearly endless programs available by Menu selection.
    All at the owner's finger tips, and especially being owner-programmable.( some learning curve required)
    As a nearly sixty year old returning enthusiast, I am very impressed, and used in conjunction with the Sd device, UIEC-SD, very Cool!

  10. Does everything claimed. 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Nov 2014

    There seems to be a small build quality issue with the cases and buttons, in my opinion. the middle "special" button tends to stick. The buttons feel kinda cheap to me. but it hasn't failed yet. The kernal cart function performs as advertised, and prince of persia works fine. At first i thougth it was broken, but undoing the shift lock unconfused the cart.

    Note that this cart does NOT bypass reset protection. Even pressing the menu button and picking a kernal can still leave you with an unresponsive computer. however, starting prince of persia will fix it. So, as a workaround, flash it on your cart, and you can always get back to your computer without touching the power switch. :)

    This cart is incredibly useful for kernal hackers, and is worth the price of admission for that reason alone. That, and Prince of Persia.

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