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
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella1988Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.92
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.3.93
Harpoon1989Amiga, DOS, MacintoshThree-Sixty Pacific, Inc.3.93
Stunts1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Brøderbund Software, Inc.3.94
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra1991Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNES, TurboGrafx CDFCI3.94
Sid Meier's Civilization1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation, SNES, Windows 3.xKOEI Corporation3.95
Gunship 20001991Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.95
Lotus: The Ultimate Challenge1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, GenesisElectronic Arts, Inc.3.96
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
RoboSport1991Amiga, Macintosh, Windows 3.xMaxis Software Inc.3.98
Wing Commander: The Secret Missions1990DOS, SNESMindscape, Inc.3.99
Operation Combat II: By Land, Sea & Air1993Amiga, DOSMemorex Software...
The Curse of RA1990Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, Commodore 64, DOSRainbow Arts Software GmbH4.00
Tanke Da Juezhan1993DOST-Time Technology Corp....
D.R.A.G.O.N. Force1989Amiga, DOSInterstel Corporation...
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....
Brain Artifice1991Amiga, DOSSoft Enterprises...
Dune1992Amiga, DOS, SEGA CDVirgin Games, Inc.4.00
Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.00
Jack Nicklaus presents The Major Championship Courses of 19911991Amiga, DOSAccolade, Inc....
Star Wars: X-Wing1993DOSLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC4.00
X-COM: UFO Defense1994Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, PlayStation, WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.4.02
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Selected Covers

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

Selected Screenshots

Title screen (MCGA/VGA)
Screenshot from Gunship 2000
Title screen
Screenshot from Mindwheel
Title Screen
Screenshot from Wing Commander
Title screen
Screenshot from D.R.A.G.O.N. Force
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