||Mini X-Pander+ by Arkanix Labs for Commodore C64/C64C/128/128D/SX64 models|
Item Code c64_mini_xpander_retro
Mini X-Pander+ by Arkanix Labs for Commodore C64/C64C/128/128D/SX64 models
This is the new 2016 + Model by Arkanix Labs
What is the Mini X-Pander+ and what purpose does it serve?
The Mini X-Pander+ was created to help Commodore users use their specialty carts like 64NIC+, FB-Net, RR-Net, and others on Commodore 128/128D models.
The Mini X-Pander+ has two main functions:
Two expansion slots; first one vertical and second one horizontal out the back of the Mini X-Pander board. This helps preserve the expansion port in your Commodore due to repeated connecting and disconnecting of cartridges. Plus the ability to use your two plugged in cartridges together if they use different memory addresses like $DE00, $DF00, etc. (there is NO switch so to use two cartridges they must use different locations.)
The ability to run cartridges that have been known not to be working on a Commodore 128/128D in 64 mode. For example the 64NIC+ and FB-net network cartridges have never really worked on the Commodore 128/128D due to the line noise on the expansion port bus. The Mini X-Pander cleans these lines and allows for flawless usage of the affected cartridges.
The Mini X-Pander+ also includes a reset switch to save the wear and tear on your Commodore computer from turning the power on/off repeatedly.
The Mini X-Pander+ works with the Commodore C64/C64C/128/128D/SX64
We've tested the Mini X-Pander+ with the following cartridges:
The Final Ethernet (aka TFE) (needs testing)
IDE64 (needs testing)
EasyFlash v1 (working)
EasyFlash v3 (working)
Network compatible Software:
Contiki (webserver, IRC) (working)
WarpCopy 64 v0.6 (transfers D64 images) (working)
ChateRR-Box (Chat) (working)
GuruTerm Beta1 (Terminal client)
NetRacer v1.1 (needs testing)
Artillery Duel Network (needs testing)
If you're having issues or need some help, we're providing support here on the Mini X-Pander forum.
There's no switch, so you cannot switch cartridges on and off and therefore cannot run two cartridges at the same time which use the same memory locations.
Please note as the connectors are new they may be tight at first, you need to exercise caution when inserting and removing cartridges until they become loose. If you have any questions just ask.
Price $ 39