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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.

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Frontier: Elite II1993Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, DOSGameTek, Inc.3.40
Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, Windows 3.xVirgin Games, Inc.4.09
IndyCar Racing1993DOSPapyrus Publishing, Inc.3.57
Dungeon Hack1993DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.32
Fantasy Empires1993DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.50
The Even More! Incredible Machine1993DOS, Macintosh, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.40
Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.01
Burntime1993Amiga, DOSHit Squad, The3.79
Ragnarok1993DOSOptyk3.63
Theatre of Death1993Amiga, DOSPsygnosis Limited2.60
Operation Combat II: By Land, Sea & Air1993Amiga, DOSMemorex Software4.00
Championship Manager Italia1993Amiga, Atari ST, DOSDomark Software Ltd.4.00
Smuś1993Amiga, Atari 8-bit, DOSL.K. Avalon4.03
Literki - Cyferki1993DOSVIPS2.67
Magiczne Karty1993DOSVIPS2.67
Tanke Da Juezhan1993DOSGuangpu4.00
Lure of the Temptress1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, WindowsKonami of America, Inc.3.62
Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty1992Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.87
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis1992Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsLucasfilm Games LLC4.03
The Games '92 - España1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSOcean Software Ltd.1.14
Global Conquest1992DOSMicroplay Software3.73
Special Forces1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.45
The Summoning1992DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.79
Battles of Destiny1992DOSQuantum Quality Productions1.81
Mortal Kombat1992Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA CD, SEGA Master System, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.53
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Selected Covers

Special Forces DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Special Forces
Dungeon Hack DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Dungeon Hack
Ragnarok DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Ragnarok
Frontier: Elite II DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Frontier: Elite II

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Literki - Cyferki
Title screen
Screenshot from Magiczne Karty
Title screen.
Screenshot from Special Forces