Games that use copy protection by identifying a specified letter, word, or symbol in the manual or equivalent, based on in-game copy protection instructions.
For purposes of this game group and to avoid confusion, manual
is defined as:"A set of instructions, guidelines, or similar equivalent included with the game. Copy protection sources in this regard must be included in the manual and not be provided separately"
A manual may come in the form of a 100 page manual book or a simple one page guide. Traditionally, manuals with manual lookup copy protection came in a hardcopy format. Later adaptations may introduce a softcopy version of the manual with similar copy protection requirements.
Entering the correct letter/word/symbol will allow the player to continue the game, while failing to do so will prompt the game to exit or any equivalent inhibiting the player to continue the game.
Manual lookup copy protection from Keef the Thief.Limitations
- This game group is specifically for copy protection via a manual. Copy protection material that do not require the manual and come separate in origin (e.g. calenders, maps, etc.) should be excluded from this game group, unless of course such material is a part of mentioned manual;
- If copy protection material is part of manual, but later must be manually removed by the player (e.g. cut-out) and thus becomes separate from the manual, should be excluded from this game group.
Games that were later released as freeware and may have their copy-protection features disabled may also qualify for this game group.Related Game Groups
|Liga Polska Manager '97||1997||Windows||MarkSoft||3.00|
|Polanie||1996||DOS||Hurtownia Oprogramowania USER||3.38|
|Speedway Manager '96||1996||Amiga, DOS||Techland Soft||2.40|
|Harold's Mission||1995||Amiga, DOS||MarkSoft||3.73|
|Liga Polska Manager '95||1995||Amiga, DOS||CGS||3.50|
|Piotrków 1939||1995||DOS||IPS Computer Group Sp. z o.o.||2.80|
|Star Wars: TIE Fighter||1994||DOS||LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC||4.08|
|Baoxiao Duobiqiu||1994||DOS||Panda Entertainment Technology Co., Ltd.||4.17|
|WarCraft: Orcs & Humans||1994||DOS, Macintosh, PC-98||Blizzard Entertainment Inc.||3.62|
|The Elder Scrolls: Arena||1994||DOS||Bethesda Softworks LLC||3.94|
|X-COM: UFO Defense||1994||Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, PlayStation, Windows||MicroProse Software, Inc.||4.00|
|Quarantine||1994||3DO, DOS, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn||GameTek, Inc.||3.50|
|Phobos '99||1994||DOS||ZiP Soft||3.70|
|Imperium Galactica||1994||DOS||Mirage Software||3.31|
|Ardeny||1994||DOS||IPS Computer Group Sp. z o.o.||2.40|
|Dungeon Hack||1993||DOS, PC-98||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.32|
|Master of Orion||1993||DOS, Macintosh||GameTek, Inc.||3.88|
|Stronghold||1993||DOS, FM Towns, PC-98||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.72|
|Soccer Kid||1993||3DO, Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, Game Boy Advance, Jaguar, PlayStation, SNES, Windows Mobile||Ocean Software Ltd.||3.87|
|Star Wars: X-Wing||1993||DOS||LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC||3.98|
|Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle||1993||DOS, Macintosh||LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC||4.09|
|Sam & Max Hit the Road||1993||DOS, Macintosh, Windows||LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC||4.06|
|Frontier: Elite II||1993||Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, DOS||GameTek, Inc.||3.41|