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B > BASIS  > BASIS 108


This mini forum is intended to provide a simple means of discussion about the Basis  BASIS 108 videogame system. If you want to share your own experience or memories, or add relevant information about this system: post a message!

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Friday 23rd May 2014
Charlie Weesner (Tucson, Az)

I used my Basis 108 for two or three years. The 16 MB retro-fit hard disk, and everything. There was a "Basis Users Group" with about 125 members (peak). I moved from Apple DOS to p-system, then to CP/M. Almost everything worthwhile I did under CP/M - including a command processor replacement whose name I don''t recall. I upgraded the 2 MHz 8080 CPU on the motherboard with an 8 MHz Z80 card. Centronics port to a dot-matrix printer. Serial port to a Hayes modem.

Eventually Basis got shut out for copyright infrigement on Apple DOS in ROM.

Friday 12th April 2013
Ed Weiner

I too had a Basis 108. I visited a nice couple in Munster, Germany and got the first upgrade z80 card to run at 4.5
Also a very smart audio engineer, a Mr. Smith, in Cali, adapted a $995 hard drive to work with the Basis. The hard drive Co. failed in their attempt.

Wednesday 11th April 2012
Peter Gilvarry (USA formerly Hong Kong)

I had one of theses that was built under a licence in Hong Kong, known as Medfly. I belonged to a US based user''s group and learned a lot about computing using this PC. I ran both Applesoft and CPM on it for many years.

Sunday 19th February 2012
Andy Harper (USA)

I remember playing Karatika on this computer. I think Lotus 123 was used as well.

Tuesday 16th November 2010
RockDoctor (Minnesota, US)

The Basis 108 was my first personal computer. Bought it in spring, 1982, so that I''d have a unit at home compatible with the Apple II in my office. It served me well!

Tuesday 5th January 2010
George (USA)

Why did Basis fail?

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