This last museum post of the day is a copy of DOS Resource Guide, Number 4, from 1992.
In the late 80s and early 90s, Apple had a strong hold on the educational sector here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our schools ran Apple IIs, so when the time came for our family to purchase our first computer, I wanted an Apple IIe badly. Of course, my family decided to go with an IBM PC with MS-DOS installed, and I ended up having to learn a whole new system. In retrospect, it was one of the better things to happen to me in my life, as it set me on a path to becoming an IT guy. DOS Resource Guide was an indispensable tool in that endeavor.
This was my first issue, and I probably read it cover to cover, multiple times. It’s where I cut my command-line chops, with many of the skills learned then still in use today. I loved this magazine so much I even signed my name on the first page.
Sadly, it probably has been over two decades since I last looked at it. Like all my other magazines, it was sitting in my closet, and later on my bookshelf. Now that I’ve discovered digitized versions of my old magazines, I’ve noticed that I actually read them a lot more. I look forward to revisiting DOS Resource Guide in the coming days.
As always, hope you’ve enjoyed this museum post.
DOS Resource Guide, Number 4 (PDF, 92.4 MB)
EGM subscription card from the December 1993 issue, found between pages 130 and 131. Note that this card was also found in this issue, between pages 194 and 195.
This is an interesting find from the December 1993 issue of EGM, apparently an entry for a sweepstakes to win a Super Street Fighter II arcade machine. I’m slightly surprised that I didn’t even try to win, given my SF2 mania at the time. Perhaps my mania for video games in general was waning, considering that I also stopped subscribing to EGM. As big of a Sega fan as I was, I do remember feeling not very excited for the new candy-stripe Sega packaging and most of the games that came in such a form. Or maybe the game copier, which allowed me to have a huge library of games, over-satiated my appetite for them.
Ninth edition of EGM Quartermann’s Q-Letter, from the December 1993 issue (Eternal Champions cover). Also between pages 34 and 35.
This will be the last Q-Letter appearing on this site, since I stopped subscribing to EGM at the end of 1993. Hope you’ve enjoyed them!
Just in time for Christmas, here’s a subscription card from the November 1993 issue of EGM, located between pages 98 and 99. The green and red color scheme fits the festive time, and the $3 additional-subscription discount is a nice bonus, too!
Eighth iteration of EGM Quartermann’s Q-Letter, from the November 1993 issue (Sonic the Hedgehog cover). Located between pages 34 and 35.
This is the last item from the October 1993 EGM, I promise! 🙂 It’s another discount card for use at Electronics Boutique, part of EGM’s 1993 Super Tour. The card was stuck with adhesive between pages 162 and 163, a preview of Gauntlet IV for the Sega Genesis. Another card also appeared between pages 194 and 195 (in my particular issue, this second card is tilted and cut off at the bottom corner).
Here’s another interesting tidbit from the October 1993 issue of EGM: a game card for Aero’s “Bat Match” game, a promotion for the game Aero the Acrobat. This card was slipped between the 2-page ad for the game on pages 130 and 131.
This seventh edition of EGM Quartermann’s Q-Letter appears between pages 34 and 35 of the October 1993 issue (Super Street Fighter II cover). Unlike the last few letters, this one is between a two-page ad for a couple of Ascii Sega controllers. I will never understand why companies re-released controllers for the Sega Genesis that were clearly originally designed for the Super Nintendo.
Also of note is that a quarter of the newsletter (the 4 upcoming games on the back) is a rehash from the sixth edition of the previous month.
Here’s the sixth edition of EGM Quartermann’s Q-Letter, from the September 1993 issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly (SF2 Turbo vs. Mortal Kombat cover). It is once again located between pages 34 and 35 (other than the first edition, all the newsletters so far have appeared in this location). Something to note is that on page 34, the review of Shinobi III for the Sega Genesis gave the game a well-deserved “Editor’s Choice – Platinum” award. Enjoy!