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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.

Related Game Groups
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Tanke Da Juezhan1993DOSGuangpu4.00
Stronghold1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.73
Soccer Kid19933DO, Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, Game Boy Advance, Jaguar, PlayStation, SNES, Windows MobileOcean Software Ltd.3.85
Star Wars: X-Wing1993DOSLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC4.00
Championship Manager Italia1993Amiga, Atari ST, DOSDomark Software Ltd.4.00
Magiczne Karty1993DOSVIPS2.67
Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle1993DOS, MacintoshLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC4.10
Sam & Max Hit the Road1993DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC4.07
Literki - Cyferki1993DOSVIPS2.67
Frontier: Elite II1993Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, DOSGameTek, Inc.3.40
Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Virgin Games, Inc.4.09
IndyCar Racing1993DOSPapyrus Publishing, Inc.3.56
Burntime1993Amiga, DOSHit Squad, The3.79
Operation Combat II: By Land, Sea & Air1993Amiga, DOSMemorex Software4.00
Master of Orion1993DOS, MacintoshGameTek, Inc.3.88
Theatre of Death1993Amiga, DOSPsygnosis Limited2.60
Smuś1993Amiga, Atari 8-bit, DOSL.K. Avalon4.03
Ragnarok1993DOSOptyk3.63
Jack Nicklaus Golf & Course Design: Signature Edition1992DOSAccolade, Inc.2.67
Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace1992DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.69
Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.04
Die Hard 2: Die Harder1992Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSGrandslam Video Ltd.3.20
The Games '92 - España1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSOcean Software Ltd.1.14
Treasures of the Savage Frontier1992Amiga, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.85
Global Conquest1992DOSMicroplay Software3.73
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Selected Covers

Ragnarok DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Ragnarok
Stronghold DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Stronghold
Die Hard 2: Die Harder DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Die Hard 2: Die Harder

Selected Screenshots

Opening Title
Screenshot from Ragnarok
Closeup of Stronghold
Screenshot from Stronghold
Title screen
Screenshot from Magiczne Karty