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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Game Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace1992DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.69
The Dark Queen of Krynn1992Amiga, DOS, MacintoshStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.67
KGB1992Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.79
Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.02
Electroman1992DOSEpic MegaGames, Inc.3.13
Jack Nicklaus Golf & Course Design: Signature Edition1992DOSAccolade, Inc.2.67
Die Hard 2: Die Harder1992Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSGrandslam Video Ltd.3.20
Special Forces1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.43
Ragnarok1992DOSOptyk3.63
Mortal Kombat1992Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA CD, SEGA Master System, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.58
Global Conquest1992DOSMicroplay Software...
The Games '92 - España1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSOcean Software Ltd....
Treasures of the Savage Frontier1992Amiga, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.85
F-15 Strike Eagle III1992DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.85
The Legend of Kyrandia1992Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsVirgin Games, Inc.3.91
Dune1992Amiga, DOS, SEGA CDVirgin Games, Inc.4.00
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis1992Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsLucasfilm Games LLC4.07
Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty1992Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.91
Lure of the Temptress1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, WindowsKonami of America, Inc.3.56
Battles of Destiny1992DOSQuantum Quality Productions...
Cyber Empires1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.4.03
The Ancient Art of War in the Skies1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.59
Sam & Max: Hit the Road1993DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC4.08
Championship Manager Italia1993Amiga, Atari ST, DOSDomark Software Ltd....
Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.00
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Selected Covers

Die Hard 2: Die Harder DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Die Hard 2: Die Harder
Dune DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Dune
Sam & Max: Hit the Road DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Sam & Max: Hit the Road
The Legend of Kyrandia DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Legend of Kyrandia

Selected Screenshots

Title screen.
Screenshot from Die Hard 2: Die Harder
Title
Screenshot from Dune
Title screen
Screenshot from Sam & Max: Hit the Road
Westwood Studios company logo
Screenshot from The Legend of Kyrandia
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