Games with manual lookup copy protection

Group Description

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 hard copy 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. calendars, 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.
Note
Games that were later released as freeware and may have their copy-protection features disabled may also qualify for this game group.

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sorted in ascending orderGame TitleYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
The Adventures of Robin Hood1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMillennium Interactive Ltd.3.58
The Ancient Art of War in the Skies1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.59
Archipelagos1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSFanfare3.33
Ardeny1994DOSIPS Computer Group Sp. z o.o....
Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf1989Amiga, Arcade, Atari ST, DOS, GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.2.95
B-241987Apple II, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc....
Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition1988Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOS, MacintoshMindscape, Inc.3.53
Baoxiao Duobiqiu1994DOSPanda Entertainment Technology Co., Ltd....
The Basket Manager1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSSimulmondo...
Battle Chess1988Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Amiga CD32, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, CDTV, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, NES, PC-98, Sharp X68000, Windows 3.xData East USA, Inc.3.61
Battlehawks 19421988Amiga, Atari ST, DOSLucasfilm Games LLC3.64
Battles of Destiny1992DOSQuantum Quality Productions...
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Black Gold1991Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSStarbyte Software4.56
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Burntime1993Amiga, DOSHit Squad, The3.79
California Games II1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, SEGA Master System, SNESDTMC, Inc.3.34
Carrier Command1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, ZX SpectrumMicroplay Software3.66
Championship Manager Italia1993Amiga, Atari ST, DOSDomark Software Ltd....
Champions of Krynn1990Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.61
The Curse of RA1990Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, Commodore 64, DOSRainbow Arts Software GmbH4.00
The Dagger of Amon Ra1992DOS, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.82
The Dark Queen of Krynn1992Amiga, DOS, MacintoshStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.67
Demoniak1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSPalace Software, Ltd....
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Selected Covers

Champions of Krynn DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Champions of Krynn
Battlehawks 1942 DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Battlehawks 1942
B-24 Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for B-24
Carrier Command DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Carrier Command

Selected Screenshots

Strategic Simulations, Inc. presents...
Screenshot from Champions of Krynn
Title Shot... awesome!
Screenshot from Battlehawks 1942
On the tarmac.
Screenshot from B-24
Intro slide-show
Screenshot from Ardeny
Game group created by Indra is stressed (19947), additional games added to group by Steve (Andy) De George (8), Rola (7762), Patrick Bregger (156349), POMAH (38419), Cavalary (7167), piltdown_man (112280), Karsa Orlong (95721), Johan Jönsson (54), aqrit (1), Rwolf (10477), Victor Vance (6519), Jo ST (23484), NGC 5194 (17272), Jim Perry, vileyn0id_8088 (15592), Pseudo_Intellectual (45725), Terok Nor (22584), Игги Друге (44994), JudgeDeadd (15478) and Jeanne (75401)