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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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F-15 Strike Eagle III1992DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.58
Battle Chess19883DO, Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Amiga CD32, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, CDTV, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, NES, PC-98, Sharp X68000, Windows 3.xData East USA, Inc.3.59
Pol-Gol!1996DOSAdersoft3.60
WarCraft: Orcs & Humans1994DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Blizzard Entertainment Inc.3.62
Lure of the Temptress1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, WindowsKonami of America, Inc.3.62
The President is Missing1988Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSCelery Software3.62
Ragnarok1993DOSOptyk3.63
Pools of Darkness1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.63
The Dark Queen of Krynn1992Amiga, DOS, MacintoshStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.64
Champions of Krynn1990Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.64
Battlehawks 19421988Amiga, Atari ST, DOSLucasfilm Games LLC3.64
Populous1989Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Genesis, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA Master System, Sharp X68000, SNES, TurboGrafx-16, WindowsAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.66
Sword of Aragon1989Amiga, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.67
Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace1992DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.69
Phobos '991994DOSZiP Soft3.70
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumImage Works3.70
Metal Mutant1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSPalace Software, Ltd.3.72
Eye of the Beholder1991Amiga, DOS, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNESCapcom U.S.A., Inc.3.73
Stronghold1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.73
Global Conquest1992DOSMicroplay Software3.73
Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSX, NES, PC-88, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-16, TurboGrafx CDAccolade, Inc.3.74
The Dagger of Amon Ra1992DOS, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.75
Star Fleet I: The War Begins!1985Amiga, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MacintoshInterstel Corporation3.76
Lords of Doom1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSStarbyte Software3.77
Medieval Warriors1991Amiga, DOSMerit Software3.77
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Selected Covers

Battlehawks 1942 DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Battlehawks 1942
WarCraft: Orcs & Humans DOS Front Cover
Front cover for WarCraft: Orcs & Humans

Selected Screenshots

Title Shot... awesome!
Screenshot from Battlehawks 1942
Title screen (main menu)
Screenshot from WarCraft: Orcs & Humans