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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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderMobyScore
Gunship 20001991Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.94
The Elder Scrolls: Arena1994DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.95
Sid Meier's Civilization1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation, SNES, Windows 3.xKOEI Corporation3.96
Battles of Napoleon1988Apple II, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.96
Wing Commander: The Secret Missions 2 - Crusade1991DOSORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.96
Gunship1986Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, MSX, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X68000, ZX SpectrumMicroProse Software, Inc.3.96
Dune1992Amiga, DOS, SEGA CDVirgin Games, Inc.3.96
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra1991Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNES, TurboGrafx CDFCI3.97
Star Wars: X-Wing1993DOSLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.98
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.3.98
RoboSport1991Amiga, Macintosh, Windows 3.xMaxis Software Inc.3.98
Wing Commander: The Secret Missions1990DOS, SNESMindscape, Inc.3.99
Jack Nicklaus presents The Major Championship Courses of 19911991Amiga, DOSAccolade, Inc.4.00
Operation Combat II: By Land, Sea & Air1993Amiga, DOSMemorex Software4.00
The Curse of RA1990Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, Commodore 64, DOSRainbow Arts Software GmbH4.00
Jack Nicklaus presents the Great Courses of The U.S. Open1991Amiga, Apple IIgs, DOSAccolade, Inc.4.00
Brain Artifice1991Amiga, DOSSoft Enterprises4.00
Championship Manager Italia1993Amiga, Atari ST, DOSDomark Software Ltd.4.00
D.R.A.G.O.N. Force1989Amiga, DOSInterstel Corporation4.00
Mindwheel1984Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSBrøderbund Software, Inc.4.00
Tanke Da Juezhan1993DOSGuangpu4.00
X-COM: UFO Defense1994Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, PlayStation, WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.4.00
Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.01
Smuś1993Amiga, Atari 8-bit, DOSL.K. Avalon4.03
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis1992Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, WindowsLucasfilm Games LLC4.03
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Selected Covers

Gunship 2000 DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Gunship 2000
RoboSport Windows 3.x Front Cover
Front cover for RoboSport

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from D.R.A.G.O.N. Force
MicroProse company logo (MCGA/VGA)
Screenshot from Gunship 2000
Title screen.
Screenshot from RoboSport