Re: Announcing the Vic Flash Plugin

From: Marko Mäkelä <>
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2012 00:59:34 +0200
Message-ID: <20120128225934.GD3282@x60s>
Hallo Nicolas,

>It seems you don't know about the FE3 (Final Expansion 3), it is a 
>cartridge that can simulate all VC20 RAM expansions plus 512kB Flash 
>plus a SD2IEC SD card drive with Jiffydos fastloader support. You can 
>put every software you have for the VIC20 onto an SD card and access it 
>from a menu.
>It's available here:

I see, it has already been done. The cartridge design looks elegant.

I was basically suggesting a stripped-down version of the FE3. It could 
be somewhat cheaper to build, but the price might not be that much of an 
issue for anyone who is into retro computing.

The FE3 page does not say whether the software is open source. I guess 
that the sd2iec is, but what about the Vic-20 menu software? In the file 
I can see binaries, but no corresponding source code.

Interesting that the FE3 is only being sold as a parts kit, and with 
through-hole components instead of SMD. Is it because of the WEEE 
directive of the European Union?


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