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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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Global Conquest1992DOSMicroplay Software3.73
The Dagger of Amon Ra1992DOS, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.74
Star Fleet I: The War Begins!1985Amiga, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MacintoshInterstel Corporation3.76
Lords of Doom1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSStarbyte Software3.77
Medieval Warriors1991Amiga, DOSMerit Software3.77
Gateway to the Savage Frontier1991Amiga, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.77
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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
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers1991Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows 3.xSierra On-Line, Inc.3.86
F-14 Tomcat1988Commodore 64Activision, Inc.3.87
Gunship 20001991Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.87
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella1988Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.87
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Selected Covers

Medieval Warriors DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Medieval Warriors
Soccer Kid 3DO Front Cover
Front cover for Soccer Kid

Selected Screenshots

The title screen displays in a higher resolution than the rest of the game.
Screenshot from Medieval Warriors
Alien ship (from the intro sequence)
Screenshot from Soccer Kid