Microtransaction Simulator

Microtransaction Simulator

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Achievement: How to get "Brick Your Game (Intentionally)"
By sunflowersnail
A step-by-step tutorial (with pictures!) on how to get the "Brick your Game (Intentionally)" achievement in Microtransaction Simulator.
Brick Your Game (intentionally)
In this guide I will try to walk you through the steps to get the achievement "Brick Your Game (intentionally)." This is what worked for me, and if it doesn't work for you I suggest checking the other methods described in this thread: http://steamcommunity.com/app/689090/discussions/0/2765630416810542628/?ctp=4

I do not wish to take any credit for finding out how to do this (credit goes to the users in the discussion above)! I only wish to help others who might be confused by providing screenshots of what worked for me.

You will need a basic editor like Notepad++ (which is free) to open/edit the file.

How to get it legitimately?
As discussed by the game's developer in this thread: http://steamcommunity.com/app/689090/discussions/0/2765630416810542628/

The intended way of getting this achievement is to edit the game's catch.gd file.

(Side note: For achievement hunters who use sites like Astats to track your achievements, this method is valid and does not break the rules since it is the intended way to get the achievement. I asked about it here: http://www.astats.nl/AStatsForum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7718&p=34586#p34586 )
Step 1: Open the game file
1. Right click on Microtransaction Simulator and then click "properties."

2. Click the "local files" tab and then "browse local files."

3. Click once on "catch.gd," then right click and edit with Notepad.

Step 2: Edit the catch.gd
4. Select anything (I picked a chunk from the middle) and delete it.

5. Hit the save icon and then exit notepad.

6. The catch.gd file size should now be smaller. Right click it and then click "properties."

7. Set the catch.gd to "read only," then click "apply," then click "ok."

Step 3: Get the achievement and reset stuff
8. Close out of everything and then play microtrasaction simulator (I launched it from Steam). Once the game begins, hit "start." In a few seconds the achievement should be yours.

9. Exit the game. Go back to properties>local files>browse local files. Go to the catch.gd you messed with and delete it. (A new one should appear next time you play that is not read-only).

10. If you want to absolutely make sure everything is running smoothly again, open the game and open a card pack and some cards. Close the game, go to the local file one more time, and a new catch.gd should be there. Make sure "read-only" is not checked (it shouldn't be)!

That's all! Thanks again to everyone who figured this one out.

For some people, deleting the catch.gd or setting it to read-only is enough to trigger the achievement. Those didn't work for me since the game kept fixing the file by itself. Since this worked, I figured some pictures could help someone else having issues with this achievement (it's pretty simple). Hopefully this works for you!

Division Jul 24, 2023 @ 11:52am 
I can agree I will honestly say this that deleting catch.gd never will grant the achievement.
♢Elvira♢ Aug 3, 2021 @ 2:18am 
Thanks for guide! to ensure it work, you can delete the header / parts of it of every section
(when i delete all the stuff it doesnt work)

then, save afterwards make sure you change the file to read-only

I've done those and I got the achievements :)
jcdenton666 Jul 31, 2018 @ 10:20am 
doesn't fucking work
Flying Taxzi Dec 18, 2017 @ 7:11pm 
WOO Thank you I needed the pictures.