CallsignHUSKER Dec 30, 2012 @ 2:22am
Always on Top & Get A Life Achievements Seem Glitchy :(
Could I get some assistance? I'll explain the situation: I have used the complete list of kills and done a finisher of every type at least three times for each type yet I don't have the Always on Top achievement... I used the pot with & without water, the pool cue, broken pool cue etc.. every finisher listed on the Hotline wikia page.

I did however get the achievement Get A Life but I still had three maps left to A+... when I got it. I got it without an A+ in Crackdown, Assault or Deadline...

So I got one achieve I shouldn't have gotten and haven't gotten one I should have gotten... Any advice on how to get Always on Top; it's the last one I need.
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DarkWolf80s Dec 30, 2012 @ 4:18am 
That achievement was a pain for me but I managed to get it by redoing all my kills over again. There are some small stuff you could have have easily missed (like myself).

Full list:

*Normal Fists - Head floor bang finisher
Normal Kicked while slumped against wall

*Tiger Mask Normal Fists - Head floor bang finisher
Normal Kicked while slumped against wall

*Don (Horse Mask) Door Kill

*(The following needs to be done regular melee while standing and ground finisher.)

Baseball Bat (Both)
Lead pipe (Both)
Golf Club (Both)
AXE (Both)
Sledgehammer (Both)
Knife (Both)
Machete (Both)
Katana (Both)
Drill (Carl Mask ONLY)
Baton (Both)
Crowbar (Both)

Scissors (Both)
Dart (Ground Finisher only)
Bottle (Ground Finisher Only)
Hammer (Both)
Brick (Both)

* Pool Cue
Full Pool Cue and Broken Pool Cue - 2 Animation finisher (Full Stick and Half Stick on Ground) - Regular Full Pool Cue smack and half Pool Cue smack.

*Small Pan With Water
Small Pan on Level 2 ( 2 With Water Animation. Splash from distance, Stand on top Splash) - (Regular Melee Standing Smack, On top ground Smack)

Large Pan in Level 5
(Regular Melee Standing Smack, On top ground Smack)

As Biker:
Cleaver Throat Cut
Cleaver Head Chop
Stomp
Throwing Knife

I hope this new list helps and a heads up, Chapter 3 Overdose is the best place for finding randomized weapon drops. Middle spot is your best choice. Good Luck. :D
Tuuka Dec 30, 2012 @ 6:00am 
Originally posted by CallsignHUSKER:
Could I get some assistance? I'll explain the situation: I have used the complete list of kills and done a finisher of every type at least three times for each type yet I don't have the Always on Top achievement... I used the pot with & without water, the pool cue, broken pool cue etc.. every finisher listed on the Hotline wikia page.

I did however get the achievement Get A Life but I still had three maps left to A+... when I got it. I got it without an A+ in Crackdown, Assault or Deadline...

So I got one achieve I shouldn't have gotten and haven't gotten one I should have gotten... Any advice on how to get Always on Top; it's the last one I need.

There is a thread running regarding the achievement issues here:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/219150/discussions/0/864951657796796096/

I took people's OS information and achievements.dat code and included them in several reports which I submitted to dennaton games support to help them create a solution. They are aware of the problems and are hopefully in the process of creating fixes.

If you would like me to shed some light on the progress of your achievements, go to the game's directory (mine is found here): C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\hotline_miami and open the 'achievements.dat' file with notepad, copy the contents and post it into a reply here and I'll take a look for you :)
CallsignHUSKER Dec 30, 2012 @ 6:24pm 
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Tuuka, here is what mine reads, thank you for your efforts, both of you; I really appreciate it!

Dark Wolf I tried redoing some again; this achieve is stubborn. I thought maybe throwing or normal hits with pans and pots would do the trick but no dice. I'm gonna try a few more things. Let me know if you guys solve this!
Tuuka Dec 31, 2012 @ 3:22am 
Originally posted by CallsignHUSKER:
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Tuuka, here is what mine reads, thank you for your efforts, both of you; I really appreciate it!

Dark Wolf I tried redoing some again; this achieve is stubborn. I thought maybe throwing or normal hits with pans and pots would do the trick but no dice. I'm gonna try a few more things. Let me know if you guys solve this!

You're very welcome :)

Your code shows that you should have unlocked the following achievements:

- Sounds of animals fighting
- Guns for Show
- Knife for pros
- Pitcher

and you are one ground kill away from the always on top achievement.

I am unsure whether this is because of an issue or because you have overlooked one of the groundkills.

Could you check whether the achievements on the list above have indeed been awarded, if not there is probably an issue with the achievements.
The devs swing by this discussion board time to time so having your code there with information regarding what achievements have/haven't been unlocked might help them understand the problem.
If you could also post your operating system information, for example: Windows 7 64 bit service pack 1 that would be great.

Hope I've helped shed some light on this :)
Last edited by Tuuka; Dec 31, 2012 @ 3:23am
DarkWolf80s Dec 31, 2012 @ 3:40am 
@The Elusive Tuuka I noticed that in most discussion regarding any Hotline Miami issue you seem to be quite a helping hand. You wouldn't happen to be a secret agent by the developers of this game. ;)

@CallsignHUSKER Keep trying. The Elusive Tuuka has already given a good diagnose on your issue. Go through the list again, you might have overlooked things. And trust me on this and everybody agrees this is THE MOST annoying achievement ever.
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