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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Gods1991Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, BlackBerry, DOS, Genesis, PC-98, SNESKonami, Inc.3.82
Pools of Darkness1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.63
Sid Meier's Civilization1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation, SNES, Windows 3.xKOEI Corporation3.95
Metal Mutant1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSPalace Software, Ltd.3.91
F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.01991Amiga, DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.3.79
Heartlight1991Amiga, Atari 8-bit, DOSMoon Doggie3.44
Eye of the Beholder1991Amiga, DOS, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNESCapcom U.S.A., Inc.3.78
Gunship 20001991Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.97
Wing Commander: The Secret Missions 2 - Crusade1991DOSORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.96
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra1991Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNES, TurboGrafx CDFCI3.94
RoboSport1991Amiga, Macintosh, Windows 3.xMaxis Software Inc.3.98
World Circuit1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.92
The Games: Winter Challenge1991DOS, GenesisAccolade, Inc.3.80
The Adventures of Robin Hood1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMillennium Interactive Ltd.3.58
Medieval Warriors1991Amiga, DOSMerit Software...
Super Cars II1991Amiga, Atari STGBH Gold3.60
I Play: 3-D Soccer1991Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64Simulmondo...
Black Gold1991Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSStarbyte Software4.56
Jack Nicklaus presents the Great Courses of The U.S. Open1991Amiga, Apple IIgs, DOSAccolade, Inc....
Jack Nicklaus presents The Major Championship Courses of 19911991Amiga, DOSAccolade, Inc....
Brain Artifice1991Amiga, DOSSoft Enterprises...
The Magic Garden1991AmigaElectronic Zoo...
Golden Eagle1991Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOSLoriciel SA...
Lightspeed1990DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.69
Champions of Krynn1990Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.60
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Selected Covers

World Circuit DOS Front Cover
Front cover for World Circuit
Heartlight DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Heartlight
Black Gold DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Black Gold

Selected Screenshots

Title
Screenshot from World Circuit
(Taken from the Epic web site.)
Screenshot from Heartlight
Title Screen
Screenshot from Black Gold
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