Kartridge Kracker – 1985. Allowed you to dump 8K and 16K cartridges onto a disk to load later. I have not been able to find the software or hardware for this. NOTE the C64 cartridge port AND a Vic-20 port both on this one card! I also scanned the small manual (including an Erratta Page and an index card with a manual correction) in and you can read it here: Kartridge Kracker Manual
More info from Jim Drew: This is a pseudo-copy of the “blue board” that was developed for CompuTron Buisness Systems by Cardco. I wrote the software for it in 1983.
The larger cartridge port is for a 16K VIC-20 RAM expansion. You would copy the C64 cartridge to disk and load it back to the 16K RAM expansion, and write protect the RAM with a dip switch. This emulates a cartridge perfectly. No need to crack anything, like changes to $01.
Screen shots and Video are below.
Create your own Commodore 64 video game cartridges.
Copies your programs to a cartridge. Copies cartridge to cartridges. Backs up your cartridges to disk. Erases and reuse a cartridges. Create autostart cartridges with ease.
I was not planning on putting any Vic-20 stuff on here, but I found this one very interesting. It’s from 1984 and would copy a cartridge to a cassette tape. This used an adapter board that plugged into the expansion slot and software.
Cartridge Cracker (1984)
Had special ECA backup and Super Saver!
ECA Backup was software to back up most Electronic Arts Disk
This also included an expansion board to copy cartridges.
I think this later turned into Cartridge Backer v2.0
Cartridge Backer v2.0 (1986)
I wish I had a photo of this since it claims to copy disk and cartridges.
Seems to also be an update to Cartridge Cracker.
It did use software and an expansion board.
Cartridge Backup System – 1985
CBUS II allows your to run any cartridge from disk.
Oddly you had to spend $15 more for the software! That seems strange to me.
Cartridge Backup System – 1984
Also known as CBUS
You can store up to 17 cartridges on a single disk.