Airborne Ranger was such a great game in 1987, I played it for hours and hours. BUT it used two types of copy protection. First the disk used a custom format making it hard to copy.
Then there is a manual lookup for awards and medals. ALSO there are at least two version of this disk but Maverick has a parameter for both.
Below is a sheet with all of the medal and awards you need for the game, all on one sheet you can print out.
Thud Ridge: American Aces In Nam
Thud Ridge: American Aces In Nam was released in 1988, by Three-Sixty Pacific, Inc. The premise of the game you were a Republic F-105 Thunderchief pilot known as the “Thud”. Set in Vietnam was you were to fly conventional strike and defense suppression missions.
You start out in as a Lieutenant in the “Wild Weasels” and you first mission is to get a feel of your “Thud” craft. Missions that follow vary from eliminating tankers, bombing bridges, dropping leaflets, even engaging MIGs. Your rank will advance if missions are completed.
You can see in the 3rd photo that this game used a look up code for it’s form of copy protection calling it the Flight Verification Code.
It actually uses the RED sheet of paper with black letters making it hard or impossible to photocopy. Here is also the code table in PDF format. Thud Ridge Flight Code Chart
Again thanks goes to Craig Ernster for providing the photos and information.
Monday Night Football didn’t have on disk protection but a code you have to look up. First let me know you have do wait for the game to load through about 4 or 5 intro screens before you even get to the code screen.
See the screen below with the couch looking guy. There is a Passcode on the bottom left. Look up that code on my PDF code sheet here: Monday Night Football CODE SHEET
The Passcode on this screen is 24 so you need to enter in ’59’ and the game will then load.
Castlevania – Code Sheet
This game was released for the Commodore 64 in 1990 by Konami, which was another hugely popular game on the Nintendo NES.
The Commodore 64 disk of Castlevania did not have any copy protection on it, BUT instead you had
look up a password from the Castlevania Password Book. Like many code sheets from this time it was on dark red paper, making it very hard to photocopy. See below.
Thanks to Klotz, I was sent scans of the original sheet. As usual I converted it to Black and White and put into a PDF.
You can download it here: Castlevania-codes
Blades of Steel was released in 1990 by Konami for the Commodore 64. Most people will remember this great game from their old Nintendo NES days. This was also a fun game for the Commodore 64.
The disk do not have any copy protection on it, but instead the game used a “Code Sheet”.
You needed to enter a four digita password code before being able to play the game.
Again Thanks to: Craig A. Ernster we now have that code sheet online.
Here it is in PDF:
Blades of Steel Password Book
Elvira II: The Jaws of Cerberus was released by Flair software in 1992. This game is a must play game if you have a C64. It’s FUN to play and has some amazing graphics for the Commodore 64. The USA version came on 4 disks. This game does use a CODE WHEEL and thanks to Craig A. Ernster, we now have it documented online for others. Here is a PDF of the three parts: elvira codewheel. Again you just need to Print out and Cut out! Check out some screen shots from this game.