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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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Space Station Oblivion1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumEpyx, Inc.3.25
Special Forces1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.55
Speedway Manager '961996Amiga, DOSTechland Soft2.40
Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace1992DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.69
Star Fleet I: The War Begins!1985Amiga, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MacintoshInterstel Corporation3.76
Starglider1986Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, ZX SpectrumRainbird Software3.83
Starglider 21988Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, ZX SpectrumMicroplay Software3.63
Star Wars: TIE Fighter1994DOSLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC4.08
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Strike Aces1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumAccolade, Inc.3.98
Stronghold1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.73
Stunts1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Brøderbund Software, Inc.3.88
The Summoning1992DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.79
Sword of Aragon1989Amiga, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.67
Tanke Da Juezhan1993DOSGuangpu4.00
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumImage Works3.70
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TeleEpic II1990AmigaSoftware Terminal2.00
TeleWar1987AmigaSoftware Terminal2.80
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Treasures of the Savage Frontier1992Amiga, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.85
Ultima VI: The False Prophet1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, Sharp X68000, SNESFCI3.87
Universe 31989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSOmnitrend Software, Inc.4.50
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Selected Covers

Special Forces DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Special Forces
Stronghold DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Stronghold
Star Wars: X-Wing DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Star Wars: X-Wing
Stellar Crusade Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Stellar Crusade

Selected Screenshots

Title screen.
Screenshot from Special Forces
Closeup of Stronghold
Screenshot from Stronghold
Title Screen
Screenshot from Star Wars: X-Wing
Title screen (EGA)
Screenshot from Stellar Crusade