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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IndyCar Racing1993DOSPapyrus Publishing, Inc.3.62
Dungeon Hack1993DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.31
Burntime1993Amiga, DOSComputec Verlag GmbH & Co. KG3.79
Championship Manager Italia1993Amiga, Atari ST, DOSDomark Software Ltd.3.20
Literki - Cyferki1993DOSVIPS...
Theatre of Death1993Amiga, DOSPsygnosis Limited2.67
Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon Deluxe1993DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.83
Armaëth: The Lost Kingdom1993DOSGrandslam Video Ltd.1.94
Smuś1993Amiga, Atari 8-bit, DOSL.K. Avalon4.03
Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.00
Master of Orion1993DOS, MacintoshGameTek, Inc.3.89
Stronghold1993DOS, FM Towns, Linux, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.72
The Even More! Incredible Machine1993DOS, Macintosh, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.67
Soccer Kid19933DO, Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, Game Boy Advance, Jaguar, PlayStation, SNES, Windows MobileOcean Software Ltd.3.79
Star Wars: X-Wing1993DOSLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC4.00
Operation Combat II: By Land, Sea & Air1993Amiga, DOSMemorex Software...
Fantasy Empires1993DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.52
Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle1993DOS, MacintoshLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC4.11
Sam & Max: Hit the Road1993DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC4.08
Magiczne Karty1993DOSVIPS...
The Legend of Kyrandia1992Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsVirgin Games, Inc.3.89
Ragnarok1992DOSOptyk3.49
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Selected Covers

The Legend of Kyrandia DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Legend of Kyrandia
Theatre of Death DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Theatre of Death
Fantasy Empires DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Fantasy Empires

Selected Screenshots

Westwood Studios company logo
Screenshot from The Legend of Kyrandia
Choose your commander
Screenshot from Theatre of Death
Silicon Knights logo
Screenshot from Fantasy Empires
Title screen
Screenshot from Literki - Cyferki
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