SideKick64 ZERO versatile cartridge/expansion for C64, C128, C16/+4 and VIC20
Sidekick64 is a versatile cartridge/extension for the C64, C128, C16/+4 and VIC20. It uses a Raspberry Zero 2 (only for C64/C128/VIC20) to emulate memory expansions, sound devices (up to 8 SIDs, SFX Sound Expander, MIDI), freezer cartridges, cartridges such as Easyflash/GMOD, kernel replacements, C128 function ROMs and much more.
Other variant available: SideKick64 for Raspberry PI 3: <link>
Includes 1.3 inch OLED (240x240 pixel) color screen!
Including C64 Kernal / SID Emulation cable
Some functionalities can be combined with others, for example kernnel replacement plus freezers or GeoRAM expansion. The Sidekick64 processes PRGs, D64, SID, MOD, YM and WAV files and also integrates tools such as Disk2EasyFlash, PSID64.
Optionally, adapters are available to connect the SideKick64 to your Commodore 16 or +4 <link>
The Raspberry PI is NOT included!
Functional list: (English)
- - A GeoRAM/NeoRAM-compatible memory expansion,
- - Freezer cartridges
- - Action Replay 4.x-7.x
- - Final Cartridge 3(+)
- - KCS Power Cartridge
- - Super Snapshot V5
- - Freeze Frame and Freeze Machine
- - Atomic/Nordic Power (experimental, at best)
- - Numerous (bank switching) cartridges such as:
- - Plain CBM80, C16/+4 and C128 cartridges
- - Easyflash (with simplified EAPI support)
- - GMod2 (including EEPROM for save games)
- - MagicDesk/Domark/HES Australia
- - Ocean Type A and B (up to 512k)
- - DinamicC64 Game System
- - Funplay/Powerplay
- - Comal80
- - Epyx Fastload
- - Warp Speed (C64 and C128)
- - Megabit ROM (C128)
- - (Super) Zaxxon
- - Prophet64
- - Simons Basic
- - RGCD and Hucky's cartridge - C64 kernal replacement
- - Function ROMs on a C128
- - Multiple SIDs and Sound Expander/FM emulation (up to 8 SIDs, e.g. to play The Tuneful 8)
- - Simplified Datel and Sequential MIDI interface emulation with built-in SoundFont-synthesizer
- (slightly modified version of TinySoundFont)
- - TED-sound and Digiblaster emulation for C16/+4 (to have all sound devices on one output
Important for C64/C128: If you have the kernal-replacement and SID emulation, then you need to connect 2 pins on the left side of the SideKick to pin 28 for MOS 6510/8500 in C64/ Pin 29 for 8502 in C128, and pin 8 of the SID.
For this you order the optional cable.
The Sound Expander and MIDI emulation also works without this SID-CS wire.
The necessary software that you place on the MicroSD card of the Raspberry PI zero and more information about this can be found here:
Wiki (Duits): https://www.c64-wiki.de/wiki/Sidekick64