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 TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherUser Score
Harpoon1989Amiga, DOS, MacintoshThree-Sixty Pacific, Inc.3.93
Archipelagos1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSFanfare3.33
Theatre of Death1993Amiga, DOSPsygnosis Limited...
Battles of Destiny1992DOSQuantum Quality Productions...
First Contact1990Amiga, Atari STRainbird Software...
Starglider1986Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, ZX SpectrumFirebird Licensees Inc.3.81
Starglider 21988Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, ZX SpectrumMicroplay Software3.48
Carrier Command1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, ZX SpectrumMicroplay Software3.66
F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.01991Amiga, DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.3.78
Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf1989Amiga, Arcade, Atari ST, DOS, GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.2.95
The Even More! Incredible Machine1993DOS, Macintosh, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.65
Manhunter: New York1988Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOS, MacintoshSierra On-Line, Inc.3.72
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella1988Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.93
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.91
The Dagger of Amon Ra1992DOS, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.82
Metal Mutant1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSPalace Software, Ltd.3.97
The Basket Manager1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSSimulmondo...
I Play: 3-D Soccer1991Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64Simulmondo...
Brain Artifice1991Amiga, DOSSoft Enterprises...
The Summoning1992DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.79
Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace1992DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.69
Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.01
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra1991Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNES, TurboGrafx CDFCI3.93
Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb1994Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows, Windows MobileNew World Computing, Inc.4.03
Star Wars: TIE Fighter1994DOSLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC4.08
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Selected Covers

Battles of Destiny DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Battles of Destiny
Theatre of Death DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Theatre of Death
Star Wars: TIE Fighter DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Star Wars: TIE Fighter

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Battles of Destiny
Choose your commander
Screenshot from Theatre of Death
Title - Star Wars
Screenshot from Star Wars: TIE Fighter
Game group created by Indra is stressed (19946), additional games added to group by Steve (Andy) De George (8), Rola (7762), Patrick Bregger (156282), POMAH (38309), Cavalary (7165), piltdown_man (112101), Karsa Orlong (95355), Johan Jönsson (54), aqrit (1), Rwolf (10452), Victor Vance (6502), Jo ST (23484), NGC 5194 (17272), Jim Perry, vileyn0id_8088 (15567), Pseudo_Intellectual (45679), Terok Nor (22567), Игги Друге (44994), JudgeDeadd (15477) and Jeanne (75402)