BackBit Cartridge (Commodore 64/128)

(4 customer reviews)

$95.00$99.00 USD

The BackBit cartridge for the Commodore 64/128 combines the best features of other storage devices available for your vintage hardware, all in one sleek package.

In development for over a year, BackBit is a masterpiece built on intelligent firmware. It’s like an Everdrive for your C64. Just put your content on a Micro SD card and play instantly! Watch my YouTube video series Evie’s RevueĀ or visit the BackBit Forum for more details.

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Description

The BackBit Cartridge (Commodore 64/128) features:

  • No cables during regular usage!
  • Supports common file formats, including D64, D71, D81, CRT, T64, PRG, and P00.
  • No cryptic commands to learn or multiple buttons to guess at using. One button does it all!
  • Never wait for loading, never swap a disk.
  • Instantly go to BASIC, start coding, and save to virtual disk with no setup.
  • Rip & Burn to/from a real 1541 disk drive
  • Built-in compatibility with most IDE64 releases
  • Real-time-clock remembers date & time even after shutoff
  • Works in C128 slow mode
  • Can act as a DEAD TEST or DIAGNOSTIC cartridge — no need to purchase separately!
  • Presentation mode turns BackBit into a game system fully controlled by a joystick
  • Versioning system saves progress points in disk-based applications & games
  • Note that if you have a 326298 board, it will require a reset fix.

Includes USB Cable for firmware upgrades, and case uniquely designed for your BackBit cartridge:

  • Protects bare cartridge from static electricity;
  • Snug fit protects delicate components from damage;
  • Allows easy access to all functions;
  • 3D printed in sturdy ABS.

Does not include SD card (available for purchase separately).

Additional information

Weight 4 oz
Case Option

Red, Black, No Case

4 reviews for BackBit Cartridge (Commodore 64/128)

  1. Ben S

    The BackBit Cartridge for the Commodore 64 is a must-have item for any Commodore enthusiast. The BackBit supports thousands of games and programs. They can be easily loaded from the BackBit’s built-in menu system and launched, with most games loading in mere seconds.

    The BackBit also includes a reset button that can return the user to the menu system at any point, allowing you to resume where you left off.

    The cartridge supports almost all major image types (D64, D81, CRT, P00, PRG, etc), including its own proprietary format (BBT). Recent firmware upgrades have paved the way toward supporting more multidisk games (several multidisk games are already in the BackBit Collection available on the BackBit forums).

    You won’t find a better device for easily running software on the C64 using nothing more than a MicroSD card.

  2. Jeremy

    Awesome cart that makes the C64 Fast and Fun to use, it’s easy to set up and has great support compared with other options.

  3. Jari K

    Amazing device! Easy to use, superbly fast and reasonably compatible, and the constant firmware upgrades and support make BackBit an absolute joy and thrill to keep using. Also, with adapters around to make BackBit usable on increasingly varied machines, it’s an absolute must-have in any serious retrogamer’s collection of new gizmos. Sure, it doesn’t run cassette image files (TAP), but then that’s not the point of it. šŸ˜‰

  4. Calen Palazzolo (verified owner)

    The Backbit Cart is frickin AWESOME!! It loads instantaneously and has more than met my expectations! So much faster than the other device I have. I ordered it on Sunday and it came a day early which was a nice surprise. I remember playing the C64 as a child in elementary school and remember the awful load times. There is no such thing as load times when it comes to this wonderful device. I can’t wait to play these games with my kids. Thank you Evie for making such a wonderful product.

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