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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Obsession1994Amiga, Atari STUnique Development Studios AB3.31
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Polanie1996DOSHurtownia Oprogramowania USER3.35
Archipelagos1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSFanfare3.37
Frontier: Elite II1993Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, DOSGameTek, Inc.3.39
Sex Vixens From Space1988Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSFree Spirit Software Inc.3.40
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Selected Covers

Archipelagos DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Archipelagos
Frontier: Elite II DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Frontier: Elite II
Imperium Galactica DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Imperium Galactica
Strike Aces DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Strike Aces
Knights of the Sky Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Knights of the Sky

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Archipelagos
Imp Trader coming home...
Screenshot from Frontier: Elite II
Loading screen
Screenshot from Imperium Galactica
Title screen
Screenshot from Strike Aces
Title Screen
Screenshot from Knights of the Sky
Game group created by Indra is stressed (19921), additional games added to group by Steve (Andy) De George (8), Rola (7743), Patrick Bregger (164898), POMAH (42112), Cavalary (8311), piltdown_man (128559), GTramp (54240), Karsa Orlong (119521), Johan Jönsson (54), JimmyA (3662), aqrit (1), Rwolf (13135), Victor Vance (7241), Jo ST (23475), NGC 5194 (17297), vileyn0id_8088 (17864), Pseudo_Intellectual (52967), Terok Nor (24021), Игги Друге (45000), JudgeDeadd (17286) and Jeanne (75346)