Stark Aug 14, 2013 @ 7:54am
Sounds of Animals Fighting & other achievements
Well I wanna know why it didnt unlock Sounds of Animals since I used all the masks at least once and did the first chapter with all the masks, but it didn't unlock, so can someone explain to me what's the matter?
And wanna know for the others achievements like the ones you must use all the weapons at least once how it works? how it's counted? Do I need to kill at least once with each weapon?
Thanks for any answer
Last edited by Stark; Aug 14, 2013 @ 9:07am
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Skymirrh Aug 14, 2013 @ 8:44am 
Hey dude :)

Achievements are known to be bugged in the regular version. I advise you to get the beta version, which solves many problems. Right-click on the game in Library -> Properties -> Betas, code is "hlm".
Wait for the beta to be downloaded and play through any level: if you truly should have unlocked any achievement, it will trigger at that moment ;)

If you want to know how to get achievements, I suggest you read the specific entries in the wiki[hotline-miami.wikia.com].

If you want to know how the achievements are actually counted in the game, you'll have to look in your save files (and you can even cheat there, though I don't recommend it). I can tell you how it's saved in these files but the explanation is quite lengthy, so I prefer to ask before if you truly want to know how it works behind the scenes :P
Stark Aug 14, 2013 @ 9:21am 
actually i never had a problem on the regular version, at least for the achievements, cause for the sounds of animals fighting achievement, i was actually playin in the beta version, i tried all the masks, even the ones i used a lot in the game, on the first chapter and play the whole chapter only quiting after completin it but even tho i didnt receive the achievement, so i was thinking on redoin it on the regular version, whatcha think? or do you have a clue bout the problem?

and thanks for the site, but actually just after posting here i checked this site haha

and actually i just wanted to know if i needed to kill someone with the weapon at least once to get the achievement, but i got the answer on the site. It says i don't need to kill, so i just really need to hold it in my hands to get the weapon counted?

Maybe you don't even have to explain to me all the behind the scenes.. afterall lol
Last edited by Stark; Aug 14, 2013 @ 9:21am
Akaquidam Aug 14, 2013 @ 9:38am 
Hi,

Sorry for my English,
I had the same problem with "Sounds of Animals Fighting".

On the Beta version, it finally unlocked, but I think I had to complete it 3 or 4 times before that^^.

Maybe you should just keep on trying on the Beta :)
Stark Aug 14, 2013 @ 9:50am 
u had to complete what? cause i was on the beta version when i tried and i completed the chapter 1 with all the masks so i did it like twenty somethin times.. >.<
Akaquidam Aug 14, 2013 @ 10:04am 
xD

I played the game 3 or 4 times on the Beta version, with a different mask on each level, so I have completed the achievement maybe 3 times... without counting the tries on the original version ^^

It unlocked totally randomly, in the middle of a level xD
(it was the Croco mask, I don't know if it can help...)
Skymirrh Aug 14, 2013 @ 10:05am 
Originally posted by Stark:
actually i never had a problem on the regular version, at least for the achievements, cause for the sounds of animals fighting achievement, i was actually playin in the beta version, i tried all the masks, even the ones i used a lot in the game, on the first chapter and play the whole chapter only quiting after completin it but even tho i didnt receive the achievement, so i was thinking on redoin it on the regular version, whatcha think? or do you have a clue bout the problem?
No clue. You don't need to fnish the level everytime, you just have to select the mask at the beginning and then you can just restart the level.

Originally posted by Stark:
and actually i just wanted to know if i needed to kill someone with the weapon at least once to get the achievement, but i got the answer on the site. It says i don't need to kill, so i just really need to hold it in my hands to get the weapon counted?
You need to use every weapon. No kill required but you have to use the weapon. It means if it's a gun shoot once with it, if it's melee swing it, and if it's a thrown weapon throw it.

Originally posted by Stark:
Maybe you don't even have to explain to me all the behind the scenes.. afterall lol
I fear that will be necessary since you don't seem to unlock the achievements. So we have to check if you truly are eligible for the achievements.

To this end, we'll take a look at your save file. We'll need an hex editor (I use HxD[mh-nexus.de]).

You said you were using the beta version. The save file is located at "C:\Users\<username>\Documents\My Games\HotlineMiami\SaveData.sav". Open it with the hex editor.

WHATEVER HAPPENS I ADVISE YOU NOT TO OVERWRITE YOUR ORIGINAL FILE. IF YOU WANT TO MODIFY IT, MAKE A BACKUP COPY BEFORE.

You should get something like this: http://i.imgur.com/f5rhgOV.png <== this is a fresh save file, no achievements at all, nothing.

By taking reference to the legend in the image, verify you do have all "1" instead of all "0". If there are "0", it is normal you didn't get achievements: you still have things to do to complete them (that's why I said you could cheat, 'cause with this editor you can replace the "0" with "1" and it will unlock the achievements upon playing).

If you're not sure, you can just take a screenshot of what you see and upload it somewhere, I'll have a look for you ;)

(ah et si tu préfères que je le refasse en Français hésite pas :D)
Last edited by Skymirrh; Aug 14, 2013 @ 10:34am
Stark Aug 14, 2013 @ 10:41am 
Originally posted by Akaquidam:
xD

I played the game 3 or 4 times on the Beta version, with a different mask on each level, so I have completed the achievement maybe 3 times... without counting the tries on the original version ^^

It unlocked totally randomly, in the middle of a level xD
(it was the Croco mask, I don't know if it can help...)
yeah i definitely don't wanna do that lol
I mean I already finish like 2 times the entire game plus all the levels I redid for some achievements or for the fun.. x(

Originally posted by Skymirrh:
No clue. You don't need to fnish the level everytime, you just have to select the mask at the beginning and then you can just restart the level.
It's just I read that for the beta version to have an achievement you must complete the level..

Originally posted by Skymirrh:
By taking reference to the image, verify you do have "1" instead of "0". If there are "0", it is normal you didn't get achievements: you still have things to do to complete it.

If you're not sure, you can just take a screenshot of what you see and upload it somewhere, I'll have a look for you ;)
But it's weird cause like i said i did it with all the masks.. but here's my sav[i.imgur.com].
Can you read this? lol Cause oh gosh like i said before i really don't wanna redo with all the masks again.. not again!

And actually now i'm playin the regular version.. should i go back to the beta?
Last edited by Stark; Aug 14, 2013 @ 10:47am
Akaquidam Aug 14, 2013 @ 11:06am 
In any case, the original will be uploaded with the beta^^
Stark Aug 14, 2013 @ 11:11am 
yeah but that's not for now! lol so i can still enjoy the good things the original has to offer
Last edited by Stark; Aug 14, 2013 @ 11:12am
Skymirrh Aug 14, 2013 @ 11:14am 
Originally posted by Stark:
But it's weird cause like i said i did it with all the masks.. but here's my sav[i.imgur.com].
Can you read this? lol Cause oh gosh like i said before i really don't wanna redo with all the masks again.. not again! :meatytears:

Well, you apparently didn't do all the masks, else you'd have an all "1" line. Same goes for guns, melee weapons, thrown weapons and executions.
Stark Aug 14, 2013 @ 11:23am 
well but i did do it! lol for the rest i knew i haven't done everything but for the masks yes i did! lol
well i think i'm gonna redo all over again x)
thanks Skymirrh for your help! :)
Skymirrh Aug 14, 2013 @ 11:27am 
No prob, remember you can still "cheat" on your save file if you're absolutely sure you did all the masks and it's not registering.
Stark Aug 14, 2013 @ 11:36am 
and of course you know how to do dat too? lol
Skymirrh Aug 14, 2013 @ 11:41am 
Just reopen the file with HxD as when you were doing the screenshot (don't forget to make a backup before, just in case). Then, place your mouse pointer right before the "0" you want to replace. Press "1" on your keyboard and it will replace the "0".

Do that for each "0" you want. You can refer to this image[i.imgur.com] to know which line of 0/1 refer to which achievement (they are separated by dots, ".").

When you're done, save the file and make sure the name is SaveData.sav so it get used by the game. Then play any level and it will unlock the achievements.
Stark Aug 14, 2013 @ 11:55am 
ok actually seems simple! thanks again! but i just dunno if i'm gonna do it now.. or at all cause feels like cheating even if ive done the masks achievement.. x)
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