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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Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.92
Knights of the Sky1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.3.24
Wings1990Amiga, BlackBerry, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, WindowsCinemaware Corporation3.89
Stormovik: SU-25 Soviet Attack Fighter1990DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.4.25
Champions of Krynn1990Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.60
John Madden Football1990Amiga, GenesisElectronic Arts, Inc.3.67
Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake1990J2ME, MSX, WiiKonami Industry Co. Ltd.3.91
Wing Commander1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CD, SNESGameTap LLC3.97
Oriental Games1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, ZX SpectrumMicroStyle...
The Basket Manager1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSSimulmondo...
The Curse of RA1990Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, Commodore 64, DOSRainbow Arts Software GmbH4.00
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First Contact1990Amiga, Atari STRainbird Software...
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Stunts1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Brøderbund Software, Inc.3.94
Jack Nicklaus' Unlimited Golf & Course Design1990Amiga, DOS, SNESAccolade, Inc.3.27
Loom1990Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, DOS, FM Towns, Linux, Macintosh, TurboGrafx CD, WindowsLucasfilm Games LLC4.05
California Games II1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, SEGA Master System, SNESDTMC, Inc.3.34
Sword of Aragon1989Amiga, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.75
Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf1989Amiga, Arcade, Atari ST, DOS, GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.2.95
F-15 Strike Eagle II1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Genesis, PC-98, Sharp X68000MicroProse Software, Inc.3.40
Keef the Thief: A Boy and His Lockpick1989Amiga, Apple IIgs, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.2.81
Indianapolis 500: The Simulation1989Amiga, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.67
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Selected Covers

Sword of Aragon Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Sword of Aragon
Oriental Games Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Oriental Games
California Games II DOS Front Cover
Front cover for California Games II
F-15 Strike Eagle II DOS Front Cover
Front cover for F-15 Strike Eagle II
Wings Macintosh Front Cover 1st version
Front cover for Wings

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Sword of Aragon
Title screen
Screenshot from Oriental Games
Title screen
Screenshot from California Games II
Title screen (VGA)
Screenshot from F-15 Strike Eagle II
Start screen (GOG version)
Screenshot from Wings
Game group created by Indra is stressed (19939), additional games added to group by Steve (Andy) De George (8), Rola (7748), Patrick Bregger (161769), POMAH (40306), Cavalary (7832), piltdown_man (122144), GTramp (52178), Karsa Orlong (105444), Johan Jönsson (54), JimmyA (3548), aqrit (1), Rwolf (12380), Victor Vance (7017), Jo ST (23473), NGC 5194 (17259), Jim Perry, vileyn0id_8088 (17376), Pseudo_Intellectual (47938), Terok Nor (23364), Игги Друге (44990), JudgeDeadd (16894) and Jeanne (75361)