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
The Ancient Art of War in the Skies1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.59
Jack Nicklaus Golf & Course Design: Signature Edition1992DOSAccolade, Inc.2.67
Cyber Empires1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.4.03
Battles of Destiny1992DOSQuantum Quality Productions...
Spear of Destiny1992DOSFormGen, Inc.3.75
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis1992Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsLucasfilm Games LLC4.07
Dune1992Amiga, DOS, SEGA CDVirgin Games, Inc.4.00
The Legend of Kyrandia1992Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsVirgin Games, Inc.3.90
The Games '92 - España1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSOcean Software Ltd....
F-15 Strike Eagle III1992DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.85
KGB1992Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.78
Treasures of the Savage Frontier1992Amiga, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.85
The Dagger of Amon Ra1992DOS, Windows, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.82
Lure of the Temptress1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, WindowsKonami of America, Inc.3.64
Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace1992DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.69
Special Forces1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.43
Die Hard 2: Die Harder1992Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSGrandslam Video Ltd.3.20
Ragnarok1992DOSOptyk3.63
Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty1992Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.91
Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.02
The Games: Summer Challenge1992DOS, GenesisAccolade, Inc.3.72
The Summoning1992DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.79
Electroman1992DOSEpic MegaGames, Inc.3.08
Lotus: The Ultimate Challenge1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, GenesisElectronic Arts, Inc.4.03
The Dark Queen of Krynn1992Amiga, DOS, MacintoshStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.67
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Selected Covers

The Dagger of Amon Ra DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Dagger of Amon Ra
Spear of Destiny DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Spear of Destiny
Lure of the Temptress Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Lure of the Temptress

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from The Dagger of Amon Ra
title screen
Screenshot from Spear of Destiny
Title Screen
Screenshot from Lure of the Temptress
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