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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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Golden Eagle1991Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOSLoriciel SA...
Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty1992Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.87
Jack Nicklaus Golf & Course Design: Signature Edition1992DOSAccolade, Inc.2.67
Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98New World Computing, Inc.4.04
Treasures of the Savage Frontier1992Amiga, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.85
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis1992Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, WindowsLucasfilm Games LLC4.03
Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace1992DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.69
KGB1992Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.78
Dune1992Amiga, DOS, SEGA CDVirgin Games, Inc.3.96
The Dagger of Amon Ra1992DOS, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.75
Global Conquest1992DOSMicroplay Software3.73
The Legend of Kyrandia1992Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsVirgin Games, Inc.3.89
F-15 Strike Eagle III1992DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.58
Lure of the Temptress1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, WindowsKonami of America, Inc.3.63
The Games '92 - España1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSOcean Software Ltd.1.14
The Dark Queen of Krynn1992Amiga, DOS, MacintoshStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.64
The Summoning1992DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.79
Special Forces1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.55
Battles of Destiny1992DOSQuantum Quality Productions1.81
Mortal Kombat1992Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA CD, SEGA Master System, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.54
Fantasy Empires1993DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.50
Burntime1993Amiga, DOSHit Squad, The3.79
Ragnarok1993DOSOptyk3.63
Dungeon Hack1993DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.32
Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos1993DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, Windows 3.xVirgin Games, Inc.4.09
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Selected Covers

Battles of Destiny DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Battles of Destiny
KGB DOS Front Cover
Front cover for KGB
Dungeon Hack DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Dungeon Hack
The Games '92 - España DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Games '92 - España
Global Conquest DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Global Conquest

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Battles of Destiny
Main Title
Screenshot from KGB
The character creation system is pretty powerful for a dungeon crawl.
Screenshot from Dungeon Hack
Title screen.
Screenshot from The Games '92 - España
Title Screen
Screenshot from Global Conquest