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General Category => Tidalis => Topic started by: miss_madmandy on August 31, 2013, 07:53:16 AM

Title: Tidalis Achievements
Post by: miss_madmandy on August 31, 2013, 07:53:16 AM
Hey peeps

Can you let me know how long it took you to reach the "To The Moon" achievement if you've got it? I have played mine according to the achievement guide and let it run for 8 hours and it still didn't acknowledge it. I was well disappointed. I couldn't get the "High Orbit" achievement on those hours either so either I'm doing something wrong or I'm not leaving it running long enough. I did manage to get the 500 in a single chain achievement though :)

Thanks for any help
Title: Re: Tidalis Achievements
Post by: Fiskbit on September 06, 2013, 11:16:29 PM
That one needs to run for a *long* time; I recall reading that it was taking people more like 60 hours to get, and I haven't even gotten it, myself. I saw an interesting design for trying to keep the chain going where someone lined the bottom of a 12x12 grid with quad repeaters and golden apples to keep the quad repeaters from falling through. Then, he put a few energizers on top of the quad repeaters so that some upward streams would go very far. The mode was zen frenzy speed-up, I think. That's the design I had the most luck with.
Title: Re: Tidalis Achievements
Post by: mrhanman on September 07, 2013, 01:55:46 AM
I want to say that it took 3-4 days for me to get the achievement.  I know I went through several board setups before I finally found one that didn't fail overnight.  What Fiskbit is suggesting sounds very similar to what I used, but I can't fully recall.

This reminds me, I need to get the rest of the story achievements.  I have all of the gameplay related ones, but only about half of the ones for the story.  A level finally frustrated me to the point that I put it on hold and later forgot about it.  I was more into the Custom Games. 

Steam reports 122 hours on this one, only about half of which was idling for achievements.  I more than got my money's worth out of this one!  I still hope that it somehow becomes a huge hit and gets the recognition it finally deserves.  It's by far the best puzzle game I've ever had the great pleasure of playing.

You know what?  A few rounds before bed sounds like a good idea...

OH NO! My save is gone!  :'(  Probably wouldn't hurt to start over, anyway.  It's been so long, I'm sure I've forgotten the story and certain nuances of the gameplay.
Title: Re: Tidalis Achievements
Post by: miss_madmandy on September 07, 2013, 05:43:47 AM
I've been running the game overnight and it's been on for just under 13 and a half hours and I ran it for 9 yesterday. I'm getting closer and tried different things but I've managed to make a board that keeps it running continuously until I stop it myself. It's exciting but frustrating at the same time, lol but I'm determined to get this achievement even if it kills me  ;D

Thanks for the post and ideas, appreciate it  :)