Games with manual lookup copy protection
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 hardcopy 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. calenders, 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.
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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|Sword of Aragon||1989||Amiga, DOS||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.67|
|Archipelagos||1989||Amiga, Atari ST, DOS||FanFare||3.33|
|Budokan: The Martial Spirit||1989||Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOS, Genesis, MSX, ZX Spectrum||Electronic Arts, Inc.||3.54|
|Wing Commander||1990||Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CD, SNES||GameTap LLC||3.91|
|Stunts||1990||Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98||Brøderbund Software, Inc.||3.88|
|Loom||1990||Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, TurboGrafx CD, Windows||Lucasfilm Games LLC||4.07|
|Oriental Games||1990||Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum||MicroStyle||4.25|
|Jack Nicklaus' Unlimited Golf & Course Design||1990||Amiga, DOS, SNES||Accolade, Inc.||3.23|
|Champions of Krynn||1990||Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.64|
|Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon||1990||Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98||MicroProse Software, Inc.||3.93|
|Lords of Doom||1990||Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS||Starbyte Software||3.77|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game||1990||Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, Xbox 360, ZX Spectrum||Image Works||3.86|
|Ultima VI: The False Prophet||1990||Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, Sharp X68000, SNES||FCI||3.86|
|Future Classics Collection||1990||Amiga, DOS||LIVE Studios, Inc.||1.83|
|Wing Commander: The Secret Missions||1990||DOS, SNES||Mindscape, Inc.||3.99|
|The Magic Garden||1991||Amiga||Electronic Zoo||...|
|Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers||1991||Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows 3.x||Sierra On-Line, Inc.||3.87|
|Wing Commander: The Secret Missions 2 - Crusade||1991||DOS||ORIGIN Systems, Inc.||3.96|
|Jack Nicklaus presents The Major Championship Courses of 1991||1991||Amiga, DOS||Accolade, Inc.||4.00|
|Pools of Darkness||1991||Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.63|
|Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra||1991||Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNES, TurboGrafx CD||FCI||3.97|
|Brain Artifice||1991||Amiga, DOS||Soft Enterprises||4.00|
|Sid Meier's Civilization||1991||Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation, SNES, Windows 3.x||KOEI Corporation||3.94|