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 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 LLC3.97
Gunship 20001991Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.97
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....
Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.00
Operation Combat II: By Land, Sea & Air1993Amiga, DOSMemorex Software...
The Curse of RA1990Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, Commodore 64, DOSRainbow Arts Software GmbH4.00
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Jack Nicklaus presents the Great Courses of The U.S. Open1991Amiga, Apple IIgs, DOSAccolade, Inc....
Mindwheel1984Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSBrøderbund Software, Inc....
D.R.A.G.O.N. Force1989Amiga, DOSInterstel Corporation...
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Star Wars: X-Wing1993DOSLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC4.00
Dune1992Amiga, DOS, SEGA CDVirgin Games, Inc.4.00
X-COM: UFO Defense1994Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, PlayStation, WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.4.00
Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.02
Lotus: The Ultimate Challenge1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, GenesisElectronic Arts, Inc.4.03
Smuś1993Amiga, Atari 8-bit, DOSL.K. Avalon4.03
Cyber Empires1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.4.03
Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb1994Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows, Windows MobileNew World Computing, Inc.4.04
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Selected Covers

Gunship 2000 DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Gunship 2000
Wing Commander Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Wing Commander

Selected Screenshots

Title screen (MCGA/VGA)
Screenshot from Gunship 2000
Title Screen
Screenshot from Wing Commander
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