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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Die Hard 2: Die Harder1992Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSGrandslam Video Ltd.3.20
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Sex Vixens From Space1988Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSFree Spirit Software Inc.3.40
F-15 Strike Eagle II1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Genesis, PC-98, Sharp X68000MicroProse Software, Inc.3.40
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Super Cars II1991Amiga, Atari STGBH Gold3.48
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Selected Covers

F-15 Strike Eagle II DOS Front Cover
Front cover for F-15 Strike Eagle II
Panzer Strike! Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Panzer Strike!
Electroman DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Electroman
Die Hard 2: Die Harder DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Die Hard 2: Die Harder

Selected Screenshots

Title screen (VGA)
Screenshot from F-15 Strike Eagle II
Main menu (West Front theatre)
Screenshot from Panzer Strike!
Title screen (Electro Body release)
Screenshot from Electroman
Title screen.
Screenshot from Die Hard 2: Die Harder
Game group created by Indra is stressed (19955), additional games added to group by Steve (Andy) De George (8), Rola (7750), Patrick Bregger (155414), POMAH (37425), Cavalary (7099), piltdown_man (107435), Karsa Orlong (90087), Johan Jönsson (54), aqrit (1), Rwolf (10398), Jo ST (22969), NGC 5194 (17273), Jim Perry, vileyn0id_8088 (15572), Pseudo_Intellectual (45631), Terok Nor (22098), Игги Друге (44993), JudgeDeadd (15191) and Jeanne (75420)