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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Gunship 20001991Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.97
Gateway to the Savage Frontier1991Amiga, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.77
RoboSport1991Amiga, Macintosh, Windows 3.xMaxis Software Inc.3.98
Gods1991Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, BlackBerry, DOS, Genesis, PC-98, SNESKonami, Inc.3.82
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Pools of Darkness1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.63
Heartlight1991Amiga, Atari 8-bit, DOSMoon Doggie3.54
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.92
Super Cars II1991Amiga, Atari STGBH Gold3.60
World Circuit1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.91
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F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.01991Amiga, DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.3.78
Jack Nicklaus presents The Major Championship Courses of 19911991Amiga, DOSAccolade, Inc....
The Dagger of Amon Ra1992DOS, Windows, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.82
Lotus: The Ultimate Challenge1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, GenesisElectronic Arts, Inc.4.03
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The Summoning1992DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.79
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Selected Covers

Pools of Darkness DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Pools of Darkness
Gunship 2000 DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Gunship 2000
RoboSport Windows 3.x Front Cover
Front cover for RoboSport

Selected Screenshots

Title
Screenshot from Pools of Darkness
Title screen (MCGA/VGA)
Screenshot from Gunship 2000
Title screen.
Screenshot from RoboSport
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