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.

Related Game Groups
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Game TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherUser Score
F-15 Strike Eagle II1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Genesis, PC-98, Sharp X68000MicroProse Software, Inc.3.40
Lure of the Temptress1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, WindowsKonami of America, Inc.3.59
Future Classics Collection1990Amiga, DOSLIVE Studios, Inc.1.83
Smuś1993Amiga, Atari 8-bit, DOSL.K. Avalon4.03
Sheer Agony1995Atari STLogitron2.50
Golden Eagle1991Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOSLoriciel SA...
Battlehawks 19421988Amiga, Atari ST, DOSLucasfilm Games LLC3.64
Star Wars: X-Wing1993DOSLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC4.00
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis1992Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsLucasfilm Games LLC4.05
Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle1993DOS, MacintoshLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC4.10
Gold of the Realm1988Amiga, Atari STMagnetic Images1.75
Liga Polska Manager '951995Amiga, DOSCGS3.50
Harold's Mission1995Amiga, DOSMarkSoft3.00
Liga Polska Manager '971997WindowsMarkSoft3.00
Burntime1993Amiga, DOSHit Squad, The3.79
Operation Combat II: By Land, Sea & Air1993Amiga, DOSMemorex Software4.00
Medieval Warriors1991Amiga, DOSMerit Software3.77
Operation Com●Bat1990Amiga, DOS, MacintoshMerit Software3.42
Carrier Command1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, ZX SpectrumMicroplay Software3.37
Global Conquest1992DOSMicroplay Software3.73
Gunship1986Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, MSX, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X68000, ZX SpectrumMicroProse Software, Inc.3.87
Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.92
The Ancient Art of War in the Skies1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.59
Special Forces1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.43
F-15 Strike Eagle III1992DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.77
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Selected Covers

F-15 Strike Eagle II DOS Front Cover
Front cover for F-15 Strike Eagle II
Gunship DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Gunship
Gold of the Realm Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Gold of the Realm
Smuś Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Smuś

Selected Screenshots

Title screen (VGA)
Screenshot from F-15 Strike Eagle II
Title Screen
Screenshot from Gunship
Title screen
Screenshot from Gold of the Realm
Title screen
Screenshot from Smuś