Penultimate+ Cartridge for the VIC20 - v6.1
The first xxx units will ship in a dual colour case - These have now ran out - Now shipping SINGLE colour cases
Penultimate+ Cart is a menu driven RAM/ROM cartridge for your Commodore VIC20 PAL or NTSC - And now it even includes diagnostic DeadTest+ Function
Compaired to the Orginal Penultimate Cartridge, the Penultimate+ brings even more ROMS (70+) and a brand new super slick user interface
We've also included our own tfw8b titles including Cheese & Onion, RodMan, Pentagorat (Easier edition) and many more
And of course, it's still the best ram pack you'll ever stuff into your VIC20. 3-35k expansion ram can be selected direct from the menu
3-35k selectable memory expansion & 70+ built in ROMS including tfw8b exclusive games titles Cheese & Onion, Pentagorat*, Plus Misfits latest game RodMan
* (Pentagorat - New easier edition)
If thats not enough..
Press one key and boot to your SD2IEC and load 1000's more ;D
Reset button takes you back to VIC20's last configuation. Menu button launches the Penultimate+ menu.
Captured on a real NTSC VIC, but using PAL video hardware. Hence the slightly flacky image
Rom list includes (subject to change)
Bertie the Ball
Cheese and Onion
Super Starship Space Attack
Now Includes DeadTest+ (Shipping Since 12/18)
other roms titles
Attack of the Mutant Camels
Mission Impossible Adventure
Pirate's Cove Adventure
Princess and Frog
Radar Rat Race
Raid on Fort Knox
The Count Adventure
The Sky is Falling
Voodoo Castle Adventure
Tested on both sides of the pond with 2 Pin and CR VIC20's
DeadTest+ Can be lauched via the menu or by holding Reset button down for 10seconds at power on
Block VIC20 (2 pin) VIC20-CR 0123 4567 0123 4567RAM0UD2UE2UD2UE2RAM4UD3UE3U15RAM5UD4UE4RAM6UD5UE5U14RAM7UD6UE6Colour RAMUE1-UE1-Character ROMUD7UD7BASIC ROMUE11UE11KERNAL ROMUE12UE12
Tynemouth Software Blog's creation of the DeadTest+ Feature
TFW8b/TynemouthSoftware product - Tynemouth Software Linky
Designed by Dave Curran, produced and distributed by TFW8b
Please note, our DeadTest carts are not MAGIC. If you bought a brroken machine on ebay, it may help you fix it. It won't fix it for you.
The Youtube clips below are for the original Penultimate Cart.. They will be replaced with the Penultimate + version real soon!
Check out ChinnyVisions Penultimate cart review for a round up of it's functions
Currently shipping in 2nd edition dark brown case. .
Now shipping from stock
Customer Reviews 8 item(s)
- Better than ever in 2022!
I just ordered and received the latest model and it does not disappoint at all! This thing is a miracle for the Vic-20. Not only do you get a very sizable collection of original games, but even better you get exclusive new (and amazing I should add) TFW8B titles. And, you still get the RAM expansion, the dead test cart utility and the ability to launch an SD2IEC really easily from the cart. It also has a nice reset button that lights up.
There is nothing else like this out there on the market. It's really a must have if you have and love your Vic!
- Get one!
- First impression was how well this was packaged. It was litterally in a bubble envelope in a bubble envolope in a padded mailer in a padded mailer in a DHL envelope. Needless to say it arrived in pristine condition. The first thing I did was try out the deadtest and was please to see all green checkmarks. After that I tried about a bazillion games and still have more to test. This is an excellent product and well worth the money. It will bring new life to your VIC-20 and help keep it in good health with the included utilities.
- Oh. My. God.
There are know words for how important this cartridge is if you're a vic-20 owner. The inbuilt games are superb, and seeing my machine have 35k of ram available gives you a full on nerdgasm!
I was also pleasently surprised by how quickly it arrived. I'm pretty sure in was inside of 24 hours from ordering!
This is everything the original should have been! I am surprised that nobody mentions the fact that using it in an NTSC machine reveals all of the titles in NTSC format. That was my main gripe with the first cart....some games were PAL. Now they all work right for us in NTSC land!
The cart is a work of art and a must have if you own a Vic. If you haven't purchased it already you must have your head examined!
- New life for the vic
A must have for vic20 owner
This cartridge is very helpfull because you xan make many operation in short time from the menu
A must have for vic20 owner.
This cartridge is very helpfull because many operation can be made in very little time from the menu
- Just buy it
Look, it’s just great, so buy it if you have a vic-20.
I was a little sad it doesn’t have Jupiter Lander but it’s still amazingly great. I have to go see if it has a machine language monitor—it’s so great I don’t even care, I’d buy it anyway but I hope it does.
- Go buy one!
- Being a proud owner of the original Penultimate cartridge, I’d thought I would treat myself to the new Penultimate + cartridge. Mine came in a deluxe two tone cartridge case (chocolate brown & radioactive yellow). When it arrived a duly gave it a quick spin on my VIC 20 (The best computer ever! #FACT), well I wasn’t disappointed. It has the same selectable memory expansion and more ROMS than you can shake a stick at, also included are some new TFW8B titles. The new super menu system is an absolute treat and has a nice vintage look to it. Overall I would highly recommend this to any VIC 20 owner.