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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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Gunship 20001991Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.87
Pools of Darkness1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.63
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Metal Mutant1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSPalace Software, Ltd.3.67
Golden Eagle1991Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOSLoriciel SA...
Jack Nicklaus presents the Great Courses of The U.S. Open1991Amiga, Apple IIgs, DOSAccolade, Inc.4.00
Gateway to the Savage Frontier1991Amiga, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.77
Jack Nicklaus presents The Major Championship Courses of 19911991Amiga, DOSAccolade, Inc.4.00
Stunts1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Brøderbund Software, Inc.3.89
Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.92
Ultima VI: The False Prophet1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, Sharp X68000, SNES, WindowsFCI3.88
Jack Nicklaus' Unlimited Golf & Course Design1990Amiga, DOS, SNESAccolade, Inc.3.27
Knights of the Sky1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.22
Future Classics Collection1990Amiga, DOSLIVE Studios, Inc.1.83
Oriental Games1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, ZX SpectrumMicroStyle4.25
Wing Commander1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CD, SNESGameTap LLC3.91
Wing Commander: The Secret Missions1990DOS, SNESMindscape, Inc.3.99
Lords of Doom1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSSoftgold Computerspiele GmbH3.77
The Basket Manager1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSSimulmondo3.00
TeleEpic II1990AmigaSoftware Terminal2.00
The Curse of RA1990Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, Commodore 64, DOSRainbow Arts Software GmbH4.00
Loom1990Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, TurboGrafx CD, WindowsLucasfilm Games LLC4.06
First Contact1990Amiga, Atari STRainbird Software...
Operation Com●Bat1990Amiga, DOSMerit Software2.83
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Selected Covers

Knights of the Sky Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Knights of the Sky
Gunship 2000 DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Gunship 2000

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Operation Com●Bat
Title Screen
Screenshot from Knights of the Sky