Games with manual lookup copy protection
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
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|Quarantine||1994||3DO, DOS, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn||GameTek, Inc.||3.50|
|Star Wars: TIE Fighter||1994||DOS||LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC||4.07|
|WarCraft: Orcs & Humans||1994||DOS, Macintosh, PC-98||Blizzard Entertainment Inc.||3.62|
|Stronghold||1993||DOS, FM Towns, PC-98||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.72|
|Fantasy Empires||1993||DOS||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.50|
|Soccer Kid||1993||3DO, Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, Game Boy Advance, Jaguar, PlayStation, SNES, Windows Mobile||Ocean Software Ltd.||3.83|
|Burntime||1993||Amiga, DOS||Hit Squad, The||3.76|
|Sam & Max Hit the Road||1993||DOS, Macintosh, Windows||LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC||4.06|
|Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos||1993||DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, Windows 3.x||Virgin Games, Inc.||4.06|
|Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle||1993||DOS, Macintosh||LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC||4.09|
|Star Wars: X-Wing||1993||DOS||LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC||3.96|
|Master of Orion||1993||DOS, Macintosh||GameTek, Inc.||3.88|
|Dungeon Hack||1993||DOS, PC-98||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.26|
|Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen||1993||DOS, FM Towns, PC-98||New World Computing, Inc.||4.01|
|Championship Manager Italia||1993||Amiga, Atari ST, DOS||Domark Software Ltd.||4.00|
|Baoxiao Duobiqiu||1993||DOS||Panda Entertainment Technology Co., Ltd.||4.17|
|Mortal Kombat||1993||Amiga, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA CD, SEGA Master System, SNES||Acclaim Entertainment, Inc.||3.54|
|KGB||1992||Amiga, DOS||Virgin Games, Inc.||3.78|
|Dune||1992||Amiga, DOS, SEGA CD||Virgin Games, Inc.||3.95|
|The Dark Queen of Krynn||1992||Amiga, DOS, Macintosh||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.59|
|Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis||1992||Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, Windows||Lucasfilm Games LLC||4.02|
|Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace||1992||DOS||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.69|
|Jack Nicklaus Golf & Course Design: Signature Edition||1992||DOS||Accolade, Inc.||2.67|