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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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RoboSport1991Amiga, Macintosh, Windows 3.xMaxis Software Inc.3.98
The Adventures of Robin Hood1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMillennium Interactive Ltd.3.58
Medieval Warriors1991Amiga, DOSMerit Software3.77
I Play: 3-D Soccer1991Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64Simulmondo2.12
Black Gold1991Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSStarbyte Software4.56
Jack Nicklaus presents the Great Courses of The U.S. Open1991Amiga, Apple IIgs, DOSAccolade, Inc.4.00
Jack Nicklaus presents The Major Championship Courses of 19911991Amiga, DOSAccolade, Inc.4.00
Brain Artifice1991Amiga, DOSSoft Enterprises4.00
The Magic Garden1991AmigaElectronic Zoo...
Golden Eagle1991Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOSLoriciel SA...
The Dark Queen of Krynn1992Amiga, DOS, MacintoshStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.67
Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace1992DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.69
Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty1992Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.89
The Ancient Art of War in the Skies1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.59
Battles of Destiny1992DOSQuantum Quality Productions1.81
Global Conquest1992DOSMicroplay Software3.73
Lure of the Temptress1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, WindowsKonami of America, Inc.3.60
The Games '92 - España1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSOcean Software Ltd.1.14
The Summoning1992DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.79
Mortal Kombat1992Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA CD, SEGA Master System, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.57
Treasures of the Savage Frontier1992Amiga, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.85
The Dagger of Amon Ra1992DOS, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.78
F-15 Strike Eagle III1992DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.77
The Legend of Kyrandia1992Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsVirgin Games, Inc.3.91
Dune1992Amiga, DOS, SEGA CDVirgin Games, Inc.3.98
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Selected Covers

Black Gold DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Black Gold
Medieval Warriors DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Medieval Warriors

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Black Gold
The title screen displays in a higher resolution than the rest of the game.
Screenshot from Medieval Warriors
Title Screen
Screenshot from Global Conquest