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Kapn614 Jul 3, 2013 @ 5:28am
'One year' achievement
Can somebody answer, what i exactly need to gain this achievement? To have "Game play on steam" or i get it when in game counter become ~8800 hours?
I.e. what i trying to say. I have Universal Sandbox running on dedicated PC with Steam Offline. So in game counter is ticking, and Steam counter is not. I already gain 'One day' with this variant, but on steam have only 11h played. Is it normal?

Also i sometime run simulations on my work computer where counter is only 15h and Steam On-line. How they synchronize, and doesn't i loose counter on Offline PC, when log Steam on.

Achievement so achievement. :D
Last edited by Kapn614; Jul 3, 2013 @ 5:30am
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DoubleD Jul 3, 2013 @ 10:20pm 
Play the game for 1 year. :tradingcardfoil:
sup Jul 7, 2013 @ 5:14pm 
Commenting to keep this up a little longer - I want to know too :p
Bardouv Jul 7, 2013 @ 5:26pm 
no really you just play the game for the total length of one year irl. 365 days X 24 hours = total number of gameplay hours needed to gain achievement.
CrazyPhish32 Jul 8, 2013 @ 12:44am 
I'm thinking you'll have to be online with Steam to get the acheivement, and I think it will sync gameplay time across multiple computers you just have to go online with the offline pc at some point.
Big Smile Jul 10, 2013 @ 9:00am 
Do I have to run the simulation or can I just start the game, create an empty universe and leave it paused. Does that count towards the achievement tracker?
Bardouv Jul 10, 2013 @ 2:13pm 
^I don't know, but if you created an empty universe there wouldn't be much point to pause it.
Ligeia Jul 12, 2013 @ 3:40pm 
You can leave it paused in the background. I just got the 30.4 days achievement. :D

(And just FYI, you can view your actual run time on the bottom of the options screen.)
Haszfag Jul 13, 2013 @ 2:58pm 
I was experimenting with these time-based achievements quite a lot, and it seems like you have to be in online mode, time spend offline doesn't stack. One year is approximately 8760h, trying to outsmart steam with changing date in system callendar didn't work for me. Steam was showing that i played for 9000hours but achievement didn't pop out
Sceptr Jul 13, 2013 @ 6:31pm 
Originally posted by Bardouv:
^I don't know, but if you created an empty universe there wouldn't be much point to pause it.

QM Jul 13, 2013 @ 6:37pm 
...This has got to be the most grindy achievement in the world. Congrats!
Sceptr Jul 13, 2013 @ 6:42pm 
Ahh " F" it i just bought it, if anything has a years interest then it's gotta be good, lol.
Last edited by Sceptr; Jul 13, 2013 @ 7:31pm
draculajsb Jul 13, 2013 @ 8:40pm 
*sigh* and i was hoping there was an easier way
Fletch Jul 13, 2013 @ 9:04pm 
Originally posted by Kapn614:
... i loose counter ...

you "loose" all credibility

i think you may have meant lose
Dan Dixon  [developer] Jul 13, 2013 @ 10:08pm 
Yeah... there's a more extensive discussion about this on the universesandbox.com forums, but in short...

This achievement wasn't my best idea. Sorry.

The simulation itself... that was my best idea. It's the experience, not the achievements that matter here. That said, I'm going to try and do much better with the achievements in the new version.
Last edited by Dan Dixon; Jul 14, 2013 @ 12:56am
wuddih Jul 13, 2013 @ 10:23pm 
It is truly a worthy competitor with SETI@home in most useless energy wasting reasons to let a PC run for.
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