Older Games with Cool Manuals or Extras

As much as I understand why comprehensive or entertaining manuals are rare now, I still miss them.  
 
For information on Infocom's Feelies:  
http://infocom.elsewhere.org/gallery/  
 
And for information on a company that collects and sells classic Feelies, as well as manufactures NEW versions for games:  
http://www.feelies.org/

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Edited by Yummylee

I haven't played any of these games :'(.  
 
EDIT; WAAAAAAAIT!!??!!....I have played KOTOR, but it was apart of the ''best of star wars'' set so it's manual is still a mystery to me =P
 
Posted by ahoodedfigure
@Abyssfull: Yeah, and I remember Baldur's Gate and maybe Icewind Dale having nice manuals, but I got it as part of a huge package with no manuals.  Maybe there are PDFs, I haven't checked, but I guess that wouldn't qualify.
Posted by ChernobylCow
Yeah, all of the Bioware games for a while had excellent manuals.  Here I'll insert some pics.  Notice that Icewind Dale and Neverwinter Nights have are spiral bound, sick!  Arcanum's manual is interesting because they person who wrote its content went to great length's to make it all sound like one of those 1912 advertisements for Dr. Brock's Cure-All Tonic Juice very "old-timey".  Too bad Arcanum's gameplay is garbage, every time I try to revisit it I am always disappointed : (
Posted by ahoodedfigure
@ChernobylCow: Maybe you should do a post on this, you seem to have a good gob of information on it.  We bought the big Atari multi-pack for all those Bioware games, so we never got the hefty manuals.  
 
I've pretty much heard every possible opinion about Arcanum; I guess the setting goes a long way for some people to forget about the mechanics, but from what I've heard the combat is total balls, and some people who played female main characters said that the female role is limited in a way that feels less like an attempt at historical adherence (in a fantasy game!!) and more just not fun to play.