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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Ardeny1994DOSIPS Computer Group Sp. z o.o....
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Electroman1992DOSEpic MegaGames, Inc.3.13
F-15 Strike Eagle II1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Genesis, PC-98, Sharp X68000MicroProse Software, Inc.3.40
Eye of the Beholder1991Amiga, DOS, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNESCapcom U.S.A., Inc.3.78
Future Classics Collection1990Amiga, DOSLIVE Studios, Inc.1.83
Smuś1993Amiga, Atari 8-bit, DOSL.K. Avalon4.03
Sheer Agony1995Atari STLogitron...
Golden Eagle1991Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOSLoriciel SA...
Star Wars: X-Wing1993DOSLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.99
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KGB1992Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.79
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Selected Covers

Eye of the Beholder SNES Front Cover
Front cover for Eye of the Beholder
Liga Polska Manager '95 DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Liga Polska Manager '95
Star Wars: X-Wing DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Star Wars: X-Wing
Harold's Mission DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Harold's Mission

Selected Screenshots

(Falcon030) The… unique title screen
Screenshot from Sheer Agony
Title Screen
Screenshot from Eye of the Beholder
Title Screen
Screenshot from Liga Polska Manager '95
Title Screen
Screenshot from Star Wars: X-Wing
Game group created by Indra is stressed (19955), additional games added to group by Steve (Andy) De George (8), Rola (7749), Patrick Bregger (155067), POMAH (37411), Cavalary (7089), piltdown_man (107015), Karsa Orlong (89799), Johan Jönsson (54), aqrit (1), Rwolf (10398), Jo ST (22968), NGC 5194 (17273), Jim Perry, vileyn0id_8088 (15572), Pseudo_Intellectual (45630), Terok Nor (22070), Игги Друге (44993), JudgeDeadd (15141) and Jeanne (75421)