The Basement BBS was originally online from 1986 – 1998. The version that you can now telnet to was pieced together with backup floppy disks from 1990-1993. The BBS includes restored messages/message bases from 1990-1993, some restored file sections, 21 online games, and lots of customization. For best results, log in with an Atari 8-bit or a telnet client that supports ATASCII (Atari Mode). One such client is Syncterm. Syncterm is available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS/X, etc. You can download Syncterm here.
The Basement’s telnet address is: basementbbs.ddns.net port: 9000.
If you rather not use a telnet client, then you can log in using a web client available at: www.sfhqbbs.org/telnet-basement.php
Note: The web client below does not work with The Basement. You need to use the aforementioned web client.
A 80’s Apple II BBS is running on a real Apple IIe with Duodisk. The Software is GBBS Pro V1.2 DOS3.3. Our goal is to give all members the real experience of a Software developed at the beginning of the 80’s on a real Apple II Computer from the same time period.
We offer different VisiCalc sheets for download!
FRoZEN FLoPPY is the latest and greatest new top elite BBS housing no other than Genesis★Project! Graphics designed by Mermaid The BBS is running on a REAL Commodore 128 in 64-mode. The current setup is: – JiffyDOS – Original Swiftlink 9600 baud – ThunderDrive 4GB – Modified version of TCPSER
RapidFire BBS – Excess HQ Runnning at a real C64 + SuperCPU + Ramlink + Thunderdrive + 8GB!
Update: SSH Port Changed to 2222; Telnet Remains 23.
The Basement Theory is a re-envisioning of the dial-up BBS I ran in the 1990s. Originally running in the local-calling area for Scioto County, Ohio and northern Greenup County, Kentucky, The Basement Theory existed under three BBS names: The Cool (1993-94), The Basement Theory (1994-95), and A Saucerful of Secrets (1995-97). “The Basement Theory” is surely the most remembered name by the old users, and is why it’s the “new” name, today.
The current version of The Basement Theory borrows from old backups of the original BBS to create its theme and attitude. Much of the old data is available to view or download from the BBS. In fact, the current ANSI menus are the same ones as used on the BBS in September 1995, according to the file dates of the backed-up ANSIs.
Of course, even though the board is an admitted exercise in nostalgic self-indulgence, The Basement Theory‘s main goal is to be a contributing part of the current BBS scene. It belongs to DOVE-net, FidoNet, and Agoranet, in case you’re looking for a node to participate in the BBS message networks. It also runs several door game favorites, including games still being developed, like Rick Parrish’s modern port of Usurper. There are even new, ongoing archival projects, such as the Animation File Archival Project (GL/FLI/DL) and the Exec-PC Graphics Archive.
So, why not come be part of a new community? Visit The Basement Theory today!