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
|Stronghold||1993||DOS, FM Towns, PC-98||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.72|
|Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis||1992||Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, Windows||Lucasfilm Games LLC||4.02|
|Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier||1985||Amiga, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Electron, MSX, ZX Spectrum||Software Projects Ltd.||3.84|
|B-24||1987||Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.25|
|Dungeon Hack||1993||DOS, PC-98||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.32|
|Champions of Krynn||1990||Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.64|
|The Dark Queen of Krynn||1992||Amiga, DOS, Macintosh||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.64|
|Battles of Napoleon||1988||Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.96|
|Fantasy Empires||1993||DOS||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.50|
|War of the Lance||1989||Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.80|
|Stellar Crusade||1988||Amiga, Atari ST, DOS||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||...|
|The Summoning||1992||DOS, PC-98||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.79|
|Sword of Aragon||1989||Amiga, DOS||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.67|
|Panzer Strike!||1987||Apple II, Commodore 64||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.33|
|The Legend of Kyrandia||1992||Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98||Virgin Games, Inc.||3.87|
|Lords of Doom||1990||Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS||Starbyte Software||3.77|
|Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace||1992||DOS||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.69|
|Treasures of the Savage Frontier||1992||Amiga, DOS||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.85|
|Gateway to the Savage Frontier||1991||Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.77|
|Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen||1992||DOS, FM Towns, PC-98||New World Computing, Inc.||4.04|
|Star Wars: TIE Fighter||1994||DOS||LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC||4.07|
|Pools of Darkness||1991||Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.63|
|Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra||1991||Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNES, TurboGrafx CD||FCI||3.97|
|Brain Artifice||1991||Amiga, DOS||Soft Enterprises||4.00|
Front cover for B-24
Screenshot from B-24