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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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Gateway to the Savage Frontier1991Amiga, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.77
F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.01991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.78
KGB1992Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.78
The Summoning1992DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.79
Burntime1993Amiga, DOSHit Squad, The3.79
War of the Lance1989Apple II, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.80
Starglider1986Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, ZX SpectrumRainbird Software3.83
Soccer Kid19933DO, Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, Game Boy Advance, Jaguar, PlayStation, SNES, Windows MobileOcean Software Ltd.3.85
Treasures of the Savage Frontier1992Amiga, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.85
John Madden Football1990Amiga, GenesisElectronic Arts, Inc.3.85
F-14 Tomcat1988Commodore 64Activision, Inc.3.87
Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty1992Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.87
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.87
Ultima VI: The False Prophet1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98, Sharp X68000, SNESFCI3.88
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella1988Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.88
Master of Orion1993DOS, MacintoshGameTek, Inc.3.88
Stunts1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Brøderbund Software, Inc.3.88
The Legend of Kyrandia1992Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsVirgin Games, Inc.3.89
Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.92
Wing Commander1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, SEGA CD, SNESGameTap LLC3.93
Gunship 20001991Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.94
The Elder Scrolls: Arena1994DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.95
Sid Meier's Civilization1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation, SNES, Windows 3.xKOEI Corporation3.96
Dune1992Amiga, DOS, SEGA CDVirgin Games, Inc.3.96
Battles of Napoleon1988Apple II, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.96
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Selected Covers

Sid Meier's Civilization DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Sid Meier's Civilization
Master of Orion DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Master of Orion
Battles of Napoleon Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Battles of Napoleon

Selected Screenshots

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Screenshot from Sid Meier's Civilization
Title screen
Screenshot from Master of Orion
Title screen
Screenshot from Battles of Napoleon