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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Ultima VI: The False Prophet1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, Sharp X68000, SNES, WindowsFCI3.88
Loom1990Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, DOS, FM Towns, Linux, Macintosh, TurboGrafx CD, WindowsLucasfilm Games LLC4.05
Stunts1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Brøderbund Software, Inc.3.94
Champions of Krynn1990Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.60
Future Classics Collection1990Amiga, DOSLIVE Studios, Inc.1.83
Wing Commander: The Secret Missions1990DOS, SNESMindscape, Inc.3.99
Jack Nicklaus' Unlimited Golf & Course Design1990Amiga, DOS, SNESAccolade, Inc.3.27
California Games II1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, SEGA Master System, SNESDTMC, Inc.3.34
Lords of Doom1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSSoftgold Computerspiele GmbH3.77
Wings1990Amiga, BlackBerry, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, WindowsCinemaware Corporation3.89
Stormovik: SU-25 Soviet Attack Fighter1990DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.4.25
John Madden Football1990Amiga, GenesisElectronic Arts, Inc.3.67
Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake1990J2ME, MSX, WiiKonami Industry Co. Ltd.4.21
Oriental Games1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, ZX SpectrumMicroStyle...
The Basket Manager1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSSimulmondo...
The Curse of RA1990Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, Commodore 64, DOSRainbow Arts Software GmbH4.00
First Contact1990Amiga, Atari STRainbird Software...
Operation Com●Bat: Computer Battle Game1990Amiga, DOS, MacintoshMerit Software...
TeleEpic II1990AmigaSoftware Terminal...
Wing Commander1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CD, SNESGameTap LLC3.97
Jack Nicklaus presents the Great Courses of The U.S. Open1991Amiga, Apple IIgs, DOSAccolade, Inc....
The Adventures of Robin Hood1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMillennium Interactive Ltd.3.58
Metal Mutant1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSPalace Software, Ltd.3.97
Wing Commander: The Secret Missions 2 - Crusade1991DOSORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.96
Medieval Warriors1991Amiga, DOSMerit Software...
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Selected Covers

Wings Macintosh Front Cover 1st version
Front cover for Wings
Metal Mutant DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Metal Mutant
John Madden Football Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for John Madden Football
Loom DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Loom

Selected Screenshots

Start screen (GOG version)
Screenshot from Wings
Title Screen (VGA)
Screenshot from Metal Mutant
Title screen
Screenshot from John Madden Football
Title screen
Screenshot from TeleEpic II
Game group created by Indra is stressed (19934), additional games added to group by Steve (Andy) De George (8), Rola (7743), Patrick Bregger (162561), POMAH (40884), Cavalary (8138), piltdown_man (124808), GTramp (53360), Karsa Orlong (113005), Johan Jönsson (54), JimmyA (3548), aqrit (1), Rwolf (12729), Victor Vance (7144), Jo ST (23479), NGC 5194 (17295), vileyn0id_8088 (17567), Pseudo_Intellectual (47942), Terok Nor (23854), Игги Друге (44982), JudgeDeadd (16977) and Jeanne (75355)