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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
Treasures of the Savage Frontier1992Amiga, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.85
F-15 Strike Eagle III1992DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.85
F-14 Tomcat1988Commodore 64Activision, Inc....
Gunship1986Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, MSX, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X68000, ZX SpectrumMicroProse Software, Inc.3.87
Ultima VI: The False Prophet1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, Sharp X68000, SNES, WindowsFCI3.88
Master of Orion1993DOS, MacintoshGameTek, Inc.3.88
Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty1992Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.90
The Legend of Kyrandia1992Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsVirgin Games, Inc.3.91
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.91
Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.92
Harpoon1989Amiga, DOS, MacintoshThree-Sixty Pacific, Inc.3.93
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra1991Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNES, TurboGrafx CDFCI3.93
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella1988Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.93
Stunts1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Brøderbund Software, Inc.3.94
Sid Meier's Civilization1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation, SNES, Windows 3.xKOEI Corporation3.95
Wing Commander: The Secret Missions 2 - Crusade1991DOSORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.96
Battles of Napoleon1988Apple II, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.96
Wing Commander1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CD, SNESGameTap LLC3.96
Metal Mutant1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSPalace Software, Ltd.3.97
Silent Service1985Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, PC-98, PC Booter, Thomson MO, Thomson TO, ZX SpectrumMicroProse Software, Inc.3.97
RoboSport1991Amiga, Macintosh, Windows 3.xMaxis Software Inc.3.98
Wing Commander: The Secret Missions1990DOS, SNESMindscape, Inc.3.99
Star Wars: X-Wing1993DOSLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.99
Dune1992Amiga, DOS, SEGA CDVirgin Games, Inc.3.99
D.R.A.G.O.N. Force1989Amiga, DOSInterstel Corporation...
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Selected Covers

Harpoon DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Harpoon
Star Wars: X-Wing DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Star Wars: X-Wing
F-14 Tomcat Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for F-14 Tomcat
Silent Service Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Silent Service
Stunts DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Stunts

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Harpoon
Title Screen
Screenshot from Star Wars: X-Wing
Title screen
Screenshot from F-14 Tomcat
Title screen
Screenshot from Silent Service
4D Sports Driving v1.1 title screen
Screenshot from Stunts
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