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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.

Related Game Groups
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Game Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Frontier: Elite II1993Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, DOSGameTek, Inc.3.41
Sam & Max Hit the Road1993DOS, Macintosh, WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC4.06
Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle1993DOS, MacintoshLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC4.09
Star Wars: X-Wing1993DOSLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.98
Soccer Kid19933DO, Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, Game Boy Advance, Jaguar, PlayStation, SNES, Windows MobileOcean Software Ltd.3.85
Stronghold1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.73
Master of Orion1993DOS, MacintoshGameTek, Inc.3.88
Operation Combat II: By Land, Sea & Air1993Amiga, DOSMemorex Software4.00
Tanke Da Juezhan1993DOSGuangpu4.00
Championship Manager Italia1993Amiga, Atari ST, DOSDomark Software Ltd.4.00
Smuś1993Amiga, Atari 8-bit, DOSL.K. Avalon4.03
Literki - Cyferki1993DOSVIPS2.67
Magiczne Karty1993DOSVIPS2.67
The Even More! Incredible Machine1993DOS, Macintosh, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.40
Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.01
The Elder Scrolls: Arena1994DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.95
X-COM: UFO Defense1994Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, PlayStation, WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.4.00
Baoxiao Duobiqiu1994DOSPanda Entertainment Technology Co., Ltd.4.17
Zero 51994Atari ST, JaguarTelegames, Inc.3.50
Star Wars: TIE Fighter1994DOSLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC4.08
Ardeny1994DOSIPS Computer Group Sp. z o.o.2.40
Quarantine19943DO, DOS, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnGameTek, Inc.3.50
Wiraż1994AmigaAtares Sp. z o.o.3.00
WarCraft: Orcs & Humans1994DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Blizzard Entertainment Inc.3.62
Imperium Galactica1994DOSMirage Software3.31
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Selected Covers

Zero 5 Jaguar Front Cover
Front cover for Zero 5
Master of Orion DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Master of Orion
Frontier: Elite II DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Frontier: Elite II
The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Elder Scrolls: Arena

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Zero 5
Intro slide-show
Screenshot from Ardeny
Title screen
Screenshot from Master of Orion