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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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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Black Gold1991Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSStarbyte Software4.56
Wing Commander: The Secret Missions 2 - Crusade1991DOSORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.96
I Play: 3-D Soccer1991Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64Simulmondo2.12
The Adventures of Robin Hood1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMillennium Interactive Ltd.3.58
RoboSport1991Amiga, Macintosh, Windows 3.xMaxis Software Inc.3.98
Jack Nicklaus presents The Major Championship Courses of 19911991Amiga, DOSAccolade, Inc.4.00
First Contact1990Amiga, Atari STRainbird Software...
The Curse of RA1990Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, Commodore 64, DOSRainbow Arts Software GmbH4.00
Operation Com●Bat1990Amiga, DOSMerit Software2.83
Stunts1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Brøderbund Software, Inc.3.89
TeleEpic II1990AmigaSoftware Terminal2.00
Future Classics Collection1990Amiga, DOSLIVE Studios, Inc.1.83
Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.92
Lords of Doom1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSStarbyte Software3.77
Ultima VI: The False Prophet1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, Sharp X68000, SNES, WindowsFCI3.88
Knights of the Sky1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.22
Champions of Krynn1990Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.62
John Madden Football1990Amiga, GenesisElectronic Arts, Inc.3.85
Wing Commander1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CD, SNESGameTap LLC3.93
Jack Nicklaus' Unlimited Golf & Course Design1990Amiga, DOS, SNESAccolade, Inc.3.23
Loom1990Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, TurboGrafx CD, WindowsLucasfilm Games LLC4.07
Oriental Games1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, ZX SpectrumMicroStyle4.25
The Basket Manager1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSSimulmondo3.00
Wing Commander: The Secret Missions1990DOS, SNESMindscape, Inc.3.99
Archipelagos1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSFanFare3.33
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Selected Covers

Champions of Krynn DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Champions of Krynn
Loom DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Loom
RoboSport Windows 3.x Front Cover
Front cover for RoboSport
First Contact Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for First Contact

Selected Screenshots

Strategic Simulations, Inc. presents...
Screenshot from Champions of Krynn
Publisher Logo
Screenshot from I Play: 3-D Soccer
Title screen
Screenshot from TeleEpic II
Lucasfilm company logo (EGA)
Screenshot from Loom