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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John Madden Football1990Amiga, GenesisElectronic Arts, Inc.3.67
Stunts1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Brøderbund Software, Inc.3.94
The Curse of RA1990Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, Commodore 64, DOSRainbow Arts Software GmbH4.00
Jack Nicklaus' Unlimited Golf & Course Design1990Amiga, DOS, SNESAccolade, Inc.3.27
Operation Com●Bat: Computer Battle Game1990Amiga, DOS, MacintoshMerit Software...
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Wing Commander1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CD, SNESGameTap LLC3.97
Wings1990Amiga, BlackBerry, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, WindowsCinemaware Corporation3.89
Knights of the Sky1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.3.24
Lords of Doom1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSSoftgold Computerspiele GmbH3.77
California Games II1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, SEGA Master System, SNESDTMC, Inc.3.34
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Loom1990Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, DOS, FM Towns, Linux, Macintosh, TurboGrafx CD, WindowsLucasfilm Games LLC4.05
Oriental Games1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, ZX SpectrumMicroStyle...
Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.92
Champions of Krynn1990Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.60
Ultima VI: The False Prophet1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, Sharp X68000, SNES, WindowsFCI3.88
The Magic Garden1991AmigaElectronic Zoo...
Golden Eagle1991Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOSLoriciel SA...
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Eye of the Beholder1991Amiga, DOS, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNESCapcom U.S.A., Inc.3.78
Gunship 20001991Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.4.02
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Selected Covers

Oriental Games Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Oriental Games
Wings Macintosh Front Cover 1st version
Front cover for Wings
The Curse of RA DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Curse of RA
John Madden Football Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for John Madden Football

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Oriental Games
Start screen (GOG version)
Screenshot from Wings
Main Menu
Screenshot from The Curse of RA
Game group created by Indra is stressed (19939), additional games added to group by Steve (Andy) De George (8), Rola (7748), Patrick Bregger (161760), POMAH (40306), Cavalary (7862), piltdown_man (122341), GTramp (52176), Karsa Orlong (105675), Johan Jönsson (54), JimmyA (3548), aqrit (1), Rwolf (12384), Victor Vance (7021), Jo ST (23473), NGC 5194 (17259), Jim Perry, vileyn0id_8088 (17376), Pseudo_Intellectual (47939), Terok Nor (23462), Игги Друге (44990), JudgeDeadd (16894) and Jeanne (75363)