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Xertos Oct 26, 2013 @ 11:15am
Issues with achievements
It isn't a huge deal, but for some reason Steam didn't register my completion of the last two achievements (activating all the outhouses and killing the final boss) when I actually did them. Being that the game autosaved after the last fight, there's no way for me to go back to right before and attempt it again, as far as I can tell, save for playing the whole game again.

I don't care -that- much about it (certainly not enough to replay the whole game!), but when it makes the difference between a perfect game and not, I'd like to at least try to remedy the situation. Has anybody else come across such an issue or have a suggestion solve it?

Thanks in advance!
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Kargor Oct 27, 2013 @ 2:35am 
Assuming you weren't offline at the time, and the game doesn't register these achievements retroactively (from a technical perspective, it could just send off the achievement to Steam when the event happens and not care any more, or it could actually remember whether an achievement has been successfully registered with Steam, and try again if it didn't) -- the only game where I've ever heard about achievements not registering is Darksiders, and it's a known bug there. And something that players deal with BEFORE getting the achievement :-)

Of the alternative ways to obtain achievements, a rather obvious one would be to try and find someone with a savefile who's close enough to the end, but not too close. It might be difficult with DeathSpank. though, considering that the game plays rather nicely and people don't come here for help because they are stuck after every step they move.
Xertos Oct 27, 2013 @ 3:25am 
Thank you for the answer!

I'm positive I was online at the time, I'd just checked my email through the Steam Overlay web browser before reaching the final outhouse, and having known about the achievement before hand, I checked online after reaching it to see whether or not it should have already triggered. As to if the game remembers whether an achievement has been succesfully registered, in this case, it seems not to - I loaded the last save game, after exiting and restarting the game, with the final journal entry there, all outhouses visible on the map, and still nothing.

I suppose then, that the only viable course of action would be to hope for the unlikely event that somebody currently playing the game sees this before reaching the final outhouse and/or killing Van Prong, and generously decides to help me with it. So, ye dispensers of justice, on the off chance one of you hasn't finished the game yet and is close enough, as described above, I'd really appreciate your help!

It has something to do with older games compatibility with Steam overlay. Disable the overlay (Steam Community in game) and you shouldn't have this problem anymore. Same happened to me in Half-life 2 and few other games, Deathspank included and this fixed the problem. You can disable/enable the overlay separately for each game in their settings tab or for good in the steam settings tab
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wjousts Nov 18, 2013 @ 5:00pm 
I'm having the problem that no achievements are registering at all. Not sure what that's about.
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