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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The Games: Winter Challenge1991DOS, GenesisAccolade, Inc.3.80
Heartlight1991Amiga, Atari 8-bit, DOSMoon Doggie3.54
F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.01991Amiga, DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.3.78
Metal Mutant1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSPalace Software, Ltd.3.97
Medieval Warriors1991Amiga, DOSMerit Software...
I Play: 3-D Soccer1991Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64Simulmondo...
Jack Nicklaus presents The Major Championship Courses of 19911991Amiga, DOSAccolade, Inc....
The Adventures of Robin Hood1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMillennium Interactive Ltd.3.58
Sid Meier's Civilization1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation, SNES, Windows 3.xKOEI Corporation3.95
Black Gold1991Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSStarbyte Software4.56
Pools of Darkness1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.63
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.92
Demoniak1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSPalace Software, Ltd....
Gods1991Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, BlackBerry, DOS, Genesis, PC-98, SNESKonami, Inc.3.82
Wing Commander: The Secret Missions 2 - Crusade1991DOSORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.96
Gateway to the Savage Frontier1991Amiga, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.77
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra1991Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNES, TurboGrafx CDFCI3.94
Gunship 20001991Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.97
Golden Eagle1991Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOSLoriciel SA...
The Magic Garden1991AmigaElectronic Zoo...
Eye of the Beholder1991Amiga, DOS, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNESCapcom U.S.A., Inc.3.78
RoboSport1991Amiga, Macintosh, Windows 3.xMaxis Software Inc.3.98
The Basket Manager1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSSimulmondo...
Knights of the Sky1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.3.24
Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.92
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Selected Covers

Medieval Warriors DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Medieval Warriors
Sid Meier's Civilization DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Sid Meier's Civilization
Black Gold DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Black Gold

Selected Screenshots

The title screen displays in a higher resolution than the rest of the game.
Screenshot from Medieval Warriors
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Screenshot from Sid Meier's Civilization
Title Screen
Screenshot from Black Gold
Game group created by Indra is stressed (19938), additional games added to group by Steve (Andy) De George (8), Rola (7747), Patrick Bregger (161845), POMAH (40493), Cavalary (8009), piltdown_man (124227), GTramp (52811), Karsa Orlong (107398), Johan Jönsson (54), JimmyA (3548), aqrit (1), Rwolf (12531), Victor Vance (7081), Jo ST (23479), NGC 5194 (17259), vileyn0id_8088 (17381), Pseudo_Intellectual (47942), Terok Nor (23839), Игги Друге (44988), JudgeDeadd (16913) and Jeanne (75358)