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Wraithdagger
09-14-2010, 02:09 AM
At 372 right now. I figure I get about 80 miles an hour so... 8 more hours to go.

The Cripplers
09-14-2010, 02:57 AM
250. I'm already bored as hell and hate the AI drivers with a passion.

neeker75
09-14-2010, 03:04 AM
Close to 200 miles. I need to complete the last mission and then start on driving the other 800. God I pray for strength.

JieXY
09-14-2010, 03:30 AM
700. However the game starts to freeze more frequently.

Wraithdagger
09-14-2010, 03:46 AM
I got up to 440 just now. Think i can get to 500 tonight then do the rest over the next 3-4 days.

Also, check this link for tips to alleviate the freezing: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=258074

Gizmo2k
09-14-2010, 06:06 AM
Done it. I hope I never trick myself into thinking 'this won't be that bad'. It was the bad and I just can't say no to myself haha. Good luck everyone, it's really the best 10G 'pop' you'll ever hear.

Celldweller
09-14-2010, 08:34 AM
493 miles at 16 hours.

SneakyofSneaks
09-14-2010, 08:38 AM
300 miles on my hard save, going to have an easy run after I get to 1 mil so will bump the miles up with that.

JieXY
09-14-2010, 11:31 AM
Done. Took 24 hrs total for completing this DLC. Froze on me 5 times total.

Gatar
09-14-2010, 12:22 PM
500 Miles after 35 hours...
But i dont drive myself the sticky tape does it for me so i can sleep :woop:

TOBY DA THUG
09-14-2010, 12:48 PM
500 Miles after 35 hours...
But i dont drive myself the sticky tape does it for me so i can sleep :woop:

Where do you do this?

Gatar
09-14-2010, 02:21 PM
By the docks. Close to the location where the police bus is for a mission.

TOBY DA THUG
09-14-2010, 03:52 PM
What I mean is how do you set it up to work on its own? And dont you run out of gas?

Gatar
09-14-2010, 04:02 PM
No the gas never goes out.
I use the sticky tape method.

I personally tape the left stick to the left and also tape the left trigger. So the car drive backwards in circles. When the fuel goes "out" the car become slower but still drives. Last night it drove for over 7 hours alone.

A very slow method but you dont need to spend hours of playtime driving on the stupid highway and can use your freetime for real games ;)

Warden1972
09-14-2010, 05:45 PM
I'm at around 240 miles after a playthrough of the retail game and the DLC. However, I'm declaring the Explorer achievement a deliberate joke from the developers and I will not be the butt of it. Besides, my GS on this game is now a nice even 1200; it feels finished, enough for me, anyway, and I'd rather spend my time playing a new game than be someone's bread-crumb guinea pig.

Time to send Mafia II back to Gamefly. It was a labor of love and fun to play, and I won't let prank achievements tarnish my memory of it.

RadiantViper
09-14-2010, 08:43 PM
Thanks to rubberbands, I'm at 592.60 miles.

With a DLC "playtime" of 61 hours, 55 minutes and 28 seconds x.x

Wraithdagger
09-15-2010, 04:06 AM
Up to 626 miles. Hoping to pass 700 tonight. Maybe tomorrow I'll grind the rest out.

Achievements like this are why I only play alot of games ONCE.

JieXY
09-15-2010, 05:50 AM
Up to 626 miles. Hoping to pass 700 tonight. Maybe tomorrow I'll grind the rest out.

Achievements like this are why I only play alot of games ONCE.

There will probably be more DLCs for Mafia 2. Hope each of them won't feature a Drive-1000-Miles achievement.

Wraithdagger
09-15-2010, 09:00 AM
There will probably be more DLCs for Mafia 2. Hope each of them won't feature a Drive-1000-Miles achievement.

I'm pretty sure 2K learned their lesson. If they haven't I will uninstall the game and shelve the box, just like I did with RDR after patches proceded to BREAK the game rather than fix it.

Pyrochaos
09-15-2010, 02:54 PM
I honestly think they put this achievement in as a joke around the office saying

Frank: "Those crazy kids on xbox live will do ANYTHING for an achievement, even if we put in a drive 1000 miles!"

Bob: "I don't know about that Frank."

Frank: "Well just put it in the game and find out."

Bob: "Ok but only because I'm sleeping with your sister."

Robert-da-pro
09-15-2010, 04:56 PM
844 miles in 24 hours of DLC playing! uhh not much left.. Will try to finish that thing today!

Barad
09-15-2010, 05:33 PM
Like 350..I'm never getting it..

Wraithdagger
09-16-2010, 04:55 AM
Took all day, but I finally got this bullshit achievement. Didn't unlock the first time I went over, BUT I MADE A SAVE AT 995, then just drove across the bridge a few times. Unlocked the second time I went over. Ejected the disc after that. I'm done. Peace, fellow achievement hunters, and fuck you, 2K.

Most expensive 10G ever.

Gatar
09-16-2010, 04:39 PM
714 miles.
Should reach the 1000 miles within the next 3 nights :woop:

Lets see whats in the next DLC. Maybe walk 1000 miles?

Cooljoe
09-16-2010, 05:51 PM
Finished it finally! It was a very monotonous task with quite a bit of freezing here and there. I have one tip for all people out there in case they didn't already know this. You can die after a lot of driving and than you will be automatically transported at the safehouse and you will keep your miles.:) Just let a cop kill you or jump over the eadge. This helped me completely eliminate freezing from gameplay. Especially if you keep going to the slower parts where the streets are to save after all your miles. Keep going!:woop:;)

aussiestatic
09-16-2010, 06:55 PM
714 miles.
Should reach the 1000 miles within the next 3 nights :woop:

Lets see whats in the next DLC. Maybe walk 1000 miles?

lol. I wouldnt joke it just might happen!

SSJ3
09-16-2010, 08:12 PM
714 miles.
Should reach the 1000 miles within the next 3 nights :woop:

Lets see whats in the next DLC. Maybe walk 1000 miles?



I'll kill myself seriously.

damtalldylan
09-16-2010, 08:54 PM
I'll kill myself seriously.

"HEADLINES:

LOCAL MAN TAKES OWN LIFE OVER AN ACHIEVEMENT"

you should. that would be pro.

Nissa Hunter
09-16-2010, 09:16 PM
Just got it, another 100% game for me :D

vetteindreams
09-16-2010, 11:59 PM
650 of the suckiest miles that i have ever driven in a game - damn you drunken AI ;)

neeker75
09-17-2010, 02:31 AM
233 miles with the duct tape. I fell asleep, woke up, and found that I've ran over several bodies, and the cops are shooting at me at 4-star rating. Removed the duct tape, drove into the water, and kept my miles. Decided to go to bed and continue tonight.

RadiantViper
09-17-2010, 03:30 AM
Just got the achievement and my 1250 :) Thank god that's over with.

vetteindreams
09-17-2010, 04:33 AM
hey Viper if you ain't busy can i interest you in some duct tape ;)

god i'm so over this achievement

UPDATE: 700 miles

DeathStarkill
09-17-2010, 10:44 AM
I am 400 miles.....probably going to do 100 mile incriments per day so I don't get too burned out.

F*&$ YOU 2k Czech!!!!

DeathStarkill
09-17-2010, 10:54 AM
You guys will appreciate this topic....I know I am going to get flamed by the fanboys....I know anyone psycho enough to put up with this achievement (like us) will understand my anger and back me up.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=255044

Kaleo808
09-17-2010, 04:05 PM
im at 830.33 miles and 35 hours play time im soooooooo bored but its finally almost over

Kaleo808
09-17-2010, 04:08 PM
I am 400 miles.....probably going to do 100 mile incriments per day so I don't get too burned out.

F*&$ YOU 2k Czech!!!!


Thats what ive been doing but everytime i get on i try for 50 miles then ill do another 50 when i get on later sometimes ending up doing 150 which i think ima do tonight since im almost done.

Gatar
09-18-2010, 12:00 PM
900 miles and over 60 hours gameplay (sticky tape method). One night left and its over :woop:

ABouncingSoul
09-18-2010, 01:46 PM
530 miles, and only on the 3rd mission of the DLC too :o)

Been doing the notorious rubberband method. May not be great for my xbox, but I'll be damned if I have to sit and drive all of that!

Berserk Orc
09-18-2010, 03:05 PM
Ok this Sticky tape method you guys have mentioned i got the rig to work however how do you get the 360 controller to not shut off after 15 minutes or whatever?

RadiantViper
09-18-2010, 03:55 PM
Ok this Sticky tape method you guys have mentioned i got the rig to work however how do you get the 360 controller to not shut off after 15 minutes or whatever?

You'll need a wired controller or one of the rechargeable battery packs and the wired charger. Otherwise you're out of luck.

GTAVC3
09-18-2010, 06:22 PM
I am at 1434.02 right now ... Why so much you might ask ?? Well, I got 535,640 points on the mission score. So, I need another 464,360 more points. You can earn points for driving fast ( 71 mph or more ). I figure I will probably have 464,360 points after driving on the highway another 25-30 hours. Yes, I said hours !! That is the only chevoo I'm missing. Driving the 1000 miles did not bother me, because I had to do that, to get the 1,000,000 points chevoo. Someone said Joes Adventures is going to have a chevoo for walk 1000 miles. No, it's not 1000 miles. I found out that it's 100 miles, NOT 1000. That is still a freakin' grind though. You will be able to run it, but still .... 100 miles !!

Berserk Orc
09-18-2010, 09:16 PM
Actually funny enough i have just a regular controller and ive found that its not shutting off after 15 min maybe because its taking both the joystick movement and trigger into effect? not sure but its not shutting off which is fantastic news for me, im at about 650 miles right now and yes the freezing frequency is occuring more and more which is ridiculous... also Good news for those of us with the Collectors edition! there seems to be a glitch with the Cossack were when it runs out of fuel it keeps moving just at a slower rate, and yes i know all cars do this but the other cars seem to slowly budge then stop over and over were as the cossack just slowly continues, so im assuming the Cossack is faster than any other vehicle if your using the tape trick, just so you all know good luck!

RadiantViper
09-18-2010, 09:31 PM
I am at 1434.02 right now ... Why so much you might ask ?? Well, I got 535,640 points on the mission score. So, I need another 464,360 more points. You can earn points for driving fast ( 71 mph or more ). I figure I will probably have 464,360 points after driving on the highway another 25-30 hours. Yes, I said hours !! That is the only chevoo I'm missing. Driving the 1000 miles did not bother me, because I had to do that, to get the 1,000,000 points chevoo. Someone said Joes Adventures is going to have a chevoo for walk 1000 miles. No, it's not 1000 miles. I found out that it's 100 miles, NOT 1000. That is still a freakin' grind though. You will be able to run it, but still .... 100 miles !!

First of all, I've read that bonus score doesn't count, so you're wasting your time.

Second of all, no one knows the achievements for the upcoming DLC, so you're making that up.

Berserk Orc
09-18-2010, 10:06 PM
I am at 1434.02 right now ... Why so much you might ask ?? Well, I got 535,640 points on the mission score. So, I need another 464,360 more points. You can earn points for driving fast ( 71 mph or more ). I figure I will probably have 464,360 points after driving on the highway another 25-30 hours. Yes, I said hours !! That is the only chevoo I'm missing. Driving the 1000 miles did not bother me, because I had to do that, to get the 1,000,000 points chevoo. Someone said Joes Adventures is going to have a chevoo for walk 1000 miles. No, it's not 1000 miles. I found out that it's 100 miles, NOT 1000. That is still a freakin' grind though. You will be able to run it, but still .... 100 miles !!

Ok yeah your waisting your time that bonus dosnt count, but not to fear its really easy to get 1 million with your left over time after each mission jsut run around the city blowing up gas tanks on cars ive gotten like upwards of 50-60 times multiplier from just doing that made getting 1 million super easy because i finished with just over 700k

friedmad
09-19-2010, 07:10 AM
650 of the suckiest miles that i have ever driven in a game - damn you drunken AI ;)

713.xx right now. sometimes dont even get 0.2 miles from the safehouse before the drunken AI totals my car, i get pissed, and start shooting civilians.

what sucks most is that i got my 1000gs from the retail game like 2 hours before the DLC was released, so i didnt even have time to enjoy that 'completed game' logo on my player card before i had to start this DLC nonsense.

why is it i all of a sudden have a subconscious hatred towards Czechs?

ABouncingSoul
09-19-2010, 07:12 AM
I'm at 806 miles. Leaving it on the rest of tonight, so I should have it tomorrow (at least that's the plan!)

Gatar
09-19-2010, 08:28 AM
Finally have it. :Bounce:
I got around 100-120 miles per night (8-9 hours)

neeker75
09-19-2010, 08:55 AM
500 miles. I actually drove most of it. Am doing about 100-120 miles a day.

4-5 more days to go I guess.

friedmad
09-20-2010, 01:49 AM
just broke the 1000 mile barrier and the cheev popped for the full 1250. am now adding the Mafia 2 disc to the 'use-as-skeet' pile of games i wont ever play again

vetteindreams
09-20-2010, 07:00 AM
if only i could get the necessary points - i just suck i guess

Dead Soulja
09-20-2010, 08:49 AM
just broke the 1000 mile barrier and the cheev popped for the full 1250. am now adding the Mafia 2 disc to the 'use-as-skeet' pile of games i wont ever play again

I was going to do the same thing, but you can at least trade it in...

Game Stop is giving $22.00 + $25% trade in credit towards the purchase of Dead Rising 2 + the 10% edge card!

neeker75
09-20-2010, 09:31 AM
No it's not over yet, there's still Joe's Adventures.

friedmad
09-20-2010, 11:32 AM
no it's not over yet, there's still joe's adventures.

wails imperceptively shaking fists at sky....why!!! Whyyyyyyyy!!!!

SSJ3
09-20-2010, 12:03 PM
First of all, I've read that bonus score doesn't count, so you're wasting your time.

Second of all, no one knows the achievements for the upcoming DLC, so you're making that up.


Exactly.


And everyone who said walk 1000 miles was joking.

Berserk Orc
09-20-2010, 06:12 PM
Finally got it!, even drove 700 of the miles legit poped right on 1000 no glitch, got to say folks this achievement sucks but my god that was the sweetest 10 gamerscore of my life.

neeker75
09-21-2010, 02:06 AM
It's my birthday today, and how did I spend the early hours of it? Driving around Empire Bay, of course! 666 miles now.

xsoenx
09-21-2010, 08:16 AM
yesterday i got from 282 to 436 so i got alot that day :woop: but damn there is still alot of Driving/Grinding left :(

The Dutch Pinyo
09-21-2010, 06:19 PM
I'm at 550 miles right now. I try to do 50 miles a day and than play something else, but today I did like 90 miles. Im getting this achievement!

Terrin
09-21-2010, 09:40 PM
I think I found a cheap way to do it, testing it while at work my car is out of gas and it dropped to only 30 miles a hour doing the reverse circle and its not stopping every 5 seconds like the other cars, and I will see how many miles I get at the 8 hour mark

PhyscoticScot
09-21-2010, 11:15 PM
I got it tonight and no glitching, right on the 1000 it unlocked. Haven't been on my 360 much but still got it with the odd hour here and there.

vetteindreams
09-22-2010, 02:25 AM
i forgot to update - mine popped in the middle of a chase around the Grand Bridge - i lost around 150miles to freezes

hopefully Joe's Adventures doesn't feature such an achievement

@neeker - that is how i spent my birthday one year to get Afro Samurai's kenochi queens (another 10 point grind lol)

Celldweller
09-22-2010, 07:08 PM
Well, I'm at 1,012 miles, but no achievement. It was fun playing JV for 23 hours, with 14 of those hours being nothing buy grinding for the Explorer achievement. Of course, that doesn't count all of the times the game froze on me. I've lost a lot of miles and bonus points.

The only thing worth noting is that on the game stats screen, it used to say '9/10' for achievements, but now it just has a dash line in that place.

Dead Soulja
09-22-2010, 07:57 PM
No it's not over yet, there's still Joe's Adventures.

True, but I'm honestly disgusted with the JV DLC, (the 1K mile achievement and the lack of story) I'd rather trade it in now when I can get a decent amount and just Gamefly it later if and when they add more DLC.

amacteur
09-23-2010, 08:20 AM
I've almost completed the game, and I'm wondering about getting this DLC or not.

This achievement is totally insane...

neeker75
09-24-2010, 02:55 AM
Game keeps freezing on me when I'm at the northwest portion of the game (near the safehouse). Going through that stretch and freezing four times couldn't be a coincidence.

Looks like I've to use another route to rack up my last 250 miles.

X JOHNSON 4
09-25-2010, 06:45 AM
I am at 830.4 miles should have it done within the next couple days.

The Dutch Pinyo
09-25-2010, 06:31 PM
984 miles, Ill probably will get it today, if not tommorow

Terrin
09-25-2010, 07:11 PM
got it exactly at 1000 for anyone freezing, I never had the disc installed and had no issues with freezing and leaving it on for 13-14 hours

The Dutch Pinyo
09-25-2010, 09:38 PM
I just got it at 1000,06 miles. That was a big grind, but now my GS is exactly at 34000 so thats nice.

Now lets hope Joe's Adventures dont feature these shitty achievements

neeker75
09-27-2010, 03:46 AM
Thank God it's over. It was freezing so badly, every few minutes, it froze on me. I had to save the game every few miles I drove. Torrid time. And it didn't unlock on the 1000th mile. I had to reload the last save and re-drove the last few miles before it finally popped.

Worst. Achievement. Ever.

Cyquest
09-28-2010, 06:44 AM
Thank God it's over. It was freezing so badly, every few minutes, it froze on me. I had to save the game every few miles I drove. Torrid time. And it didn't unlock on the 1000th mile. I had to reload the last save and re-drove the last few miles before it finally popped.

Worst. Achievement. Ever.

Yeah, definitely up there as one of the most boring & pointless for sure. Glad I happened to be reading this thread with more than one person saying the damn thing doesn't "bink" at 1000 sometimes - having to do a damn reload sucks, or if you happen to save after it you're screwed.

Note to self - create save file at about 998+/-, then drive.

I'm only at 230ish - god damn this achieve sucks. They really didn't think this through for the community. I can only stand to do about 50 miles an evening late at night while chatting with friends in party chat. Otherwise, I don't think I'd be doing this. Ugh. If you're doing this one too late at night and need a "chat partner" as a distraction, I'll partner with ya.

Friggin' 10 points. What to go Take 2 Czech. :mad:

neeker75
09-28-2010, 08:21 AM
It'll start freezing when you reach 700+. Hope it doesn't happen to you. I lost so many miles to freezing. Both safehouses are not "safe" for me. Driving to save at both locations is a confirmed freeze. Dying is a confirmed freeze. Sometimes loading a chapter is a freeze. Northwest portion is a freeze. The bodyshop near the Grand Upper Bridges is a freeze.

It's amazing that I pulled it through.

Another tip: use Options>Game Settings to save instead of the safehouse. Toggle subtitles on-off. It'll save your miles.

Cyquest
10-05-2010, 03:17 AM
Another tip: use Options>Game Settings to save instead of the safehouse. Toggle subtitles on-off. It'll save your miles.

Appreciate that tip - I think I'm one of the lucky few that the game didn't freeze up on me, save one time at the end of the game. But yeah, that definitely helped.

FINALLY DONE with this damn thing. Moving the hell on... :Bounce:

Rillan
10-08-2010, 09:52 PM
I am on 125 miles ......damn long way 2 go need to go find me a rubber band

GOVERNATOR T101
10-08-2010, 09:57 PM
I'm only on 80miles don't think i'll even bother trying to get it.............................but then again....!!??:confused: lol

Langeboy
10-10-2010, 01:11 AM
At 981 miles now, praying it doesn't glitch on me.

amacteur
10-10-2010, 01:17 PM
At 981 miles now, praying it doesn't glitch on me.

Save your game around 995 miles. If the achievement doesn't pop up at 1000, quit to dashboard, load the game and it should pop when reaching the 1000 miles. Just in case though... ;)

nejvetsiborec
10-10-2010, 05:30 PM
I really wonder to buy this DLC, got 1000G, but this achievement will be a pain in the a55. But its easy, i think to finish the rest

Langeboy
10-10-2010, 06:36 PM
Save your game around 995 miles. If the achievement doesn't pop up at 1000, quit to dashboard, load the game and it should pop when reaching the 1000 miles. Just in case though... ;)
That's what I did. The first time though, as I was driving to my house, right on my doorstep it froze, (998.70 miles.) I reloaded my save and it didn't freeze and got the achievement as I hit 1000.
If you can just turn your mind off as you drive, this achievement isn't too hard, I got from 500 to 1000 this weekend.

White Muscle
10-13-2010, 02:36 PM
I completed the DLC and i only have 150 Miles.

Sh*tty Achievement!!!

syn201
10-15-2010, 07:21 PM
A epic 109 after 8 hours of game play most of that was where I left the xbox And forgot I had it turned on ..

Roose91
10-15-2010, 11:56 PM
Am on just UNDER 100. FML. Tried using Rubber Band for an hour and it got me a measly 9 miles.
Is it better to use a certain car even when rubber banding it? I was just using some old banger.
Dumbest achievement ever.

syn201
11-03-2010, 07:57 PM
1005 dull miles crashed car once hit me car blew I died got 10g wopidey do
66 hours for that crap worst achievement ever in all history of time

Joes adventure 2000 speed points looks like its gona be a pia but this achievement for ten 10g in the words of eric cartman seriously you guys what the fuck ...

DJ MIME 1
11-06-2010, 02:55 AM
1250 and still no achievement!!!!!!!!!!!!:mad:

StevePacino
11-07-2010, 03:46 PM
I think MAFIA II is one of the best games of the year. But what were they thinking when they put the explorer achievement in the dlc. 1000 miles is just to much.....ridiculous!

DJ MIME 1
11-07-2010, 05:21 PM
1500 and still no achievement!!!!!!!!!!:mad::mad:

DJ MIME 1
11-07-2010, 10:33 PM
1700 and still no achievement!!!!!!!!!!!:mad::mad::mad:

Whiskey Daniels
11-08-2010, 08:17 PM
1700 and still no achievement!!!!!!!!!!!:mad::mad::mad:

Why on earth would you keep driving after it didn't unlock after 1000? Everyone knows to save just before the 1000 mile mark and do everything as suggested in this thread to get it to unlock.

DJ MIME 1
11-08-2010, 09:21 PM
Yea but I did the first 1000 before this thread was even here, so right now im stuck on 1998 miles and everytime I drive to 2000 the achievement still doesnt unlock and yes I cleared my cache like 5 times, I deleted the dlc and re downloaded it and nothing

Mikey1
11-10-2010, 01:30 AM
Yea but I did the first 1000 before this thread was even here, so right now im stuck on 1998 miles and everytime I drive to 2000 the achievement still doesnt unlock and yes I cleared my cache like 5 times, I deleted the dlc and re downloaded it and nothing
Try blowing up a car.

DJ MIME 1
11-10-2010, 05:37 AM
yup did that to and nothing, ive done everything possible and nothing nothing nothing

Nima Astrouskij
11-11-2010, 07:08 PM
Finally done! This achievement was awful!

Resurgam040
11-12-2010, 10:41 AM
I wonder, cant I just pass the achievement and get it when the new DLC is out so ill have another couple miles before I start the grind? Or will it only unlock when doing JV stuff?

Joel78
11-13-2010, 12:52 AM
I don't think so, the description says it has to be done in Jimmy's Vendetta

nieker
11-13-2010, 06:45 PM
I started playing the DLC a couple weeks ago but stopped because I was hoping somebody would have found a glitch or another easy way to get this achievement.

Guess not :(

Worst achievement ever.

Cobalt Blue
11-24-2010, 04:19 PM
I'm up to 950 miles now and it's running good so far. Not a single freeze while grindig the miles. I had some freezes while I was playing the missions but that problem vanished as soon as I took another car out of the garage.
The theory that the game starts freezing when you drive around in a car that has 50+ miles on it must be correct. I just kill myself when I have driven enough so that the miles only count on the total and not on the car.

I hope that I won't get the glitch with the achievement once I hit 1000 and that it won't unlock...

amacteur
11-24-2010, 05:25 PM
I hope that I won't get the glitch with the achievement once I hit 1000 and that it won't unlock...

Hey dude, here is what I've posted previously in this thread:

Save your game around 995 miles. If the achievement doesn't pop up at 1000, quit to dashboard, load the game and it should pop when reaching the 1000 miles. Just in case though... ;)

Cobalt Blue
11-24-2010, 05:57 PM
I just got it on the first "try"! No reloading, no quitting, no blowing up of the car, nothing.
It just unlocked on spot at 1000,00 miles!

Now I'm happy that I'm finished with this stupid achievement and thus finished with the game. :)

Difficult Dave 2010
11-29-2010, 07:39 AM
1150 miles and no achievement?????

Jonker3262
12-09-2010, 09:52 PM
I just got it on the first "try"! No reloading, no quitting, no blowing up of the car, nothing.
It just unlocked on spot at 1000,00 miles!

Now I'm happy that I'm finished with this stupid achievement and thus finished with the game. :)

Same here, just got it at 1000,00 miles, no glitch :)

Geoisonfire
12-15-2010, 12:49 AM
Just got this. Fun times....:woop:

lildevilbmxer
12-22-2010, 10:48 PM
yeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh drive 1,000 miles unlock no trouble ! only one achievement to go in jimmys vendetta

XoNiNjAlEoNoX
01-28-2011, 01:31 PM
I'm doing the infinite glitch and reached over 128 miles. gonna take a while...

Jimmy Taw
02-05-2011, 02:54 AM
You guys aren't kiddin .... this is one hell of a monotonous grind. I feel like I have every turn of the freeway memorized. I've resorted to muting the TV and listening to stand-up comedy on youtube as I drive. So far I've been through George Carlin, Richard Jeni, Russel Brand, and Dane Cook and I still have 200 miles to go!!

I really enjoyed the main story and Joe's Adventures was okay, but this achievement has really soured my experience with this game.

gatsch
02-05-2011, 11:19 PM
Someone can upload save with 9xx miles?

DarkPassenger23
02-06-2011, 01:17 AM
I exploited the fall thru the map glitch for about 600-700 miles and drove the bridge over and over and popped right at 1000.

Telexen
02-06-2011, 07:23 PM
I left a second xbox with it running offline (so I could play on my main xbox) using the map glitch. After a very, very long time I was able to make a save at about 990 miles and transfered it to my main system and finished it online :D

Twigg4075
02-09-2011, 01:45 PM
Finally done! This achievement was awful!

I agree and I'm not even going to attempt it. I can tell I'll be lucky if I hit 200 miles by the time I finish all the missions. There is no chance I'm going to waste countless hours driving aimlessly just for 10 measley gamerscore.

It's a shame that the cheevos for this DLC are so ridiculous because I really like the game.

Laajm
02-09-2011, 09:48 PM
Decided quite quickly that I would never drive the 1000 miles by myself, so I connected my controller to my play & charge kit and used the fall trough map glitch... 550 miles at the moment, it might take a while, but at least I don't have to be there. :)

And regarding the rumored speed glitch... can anyone confirm that they have gotten the achivment WITH a max speed over 145 miles/hour? Just looked to see what I had, had 415 miles/hour... must be because of the fall trough map glitch.

Laajm
02-10-2011, 11:40 PM
Decided quite quickly that I would never drive the 1000 miles by myself, so I connected my controller to my play & charge kit and used the fall trough map glitch... 550 miles at the moment, it might take a while, but at least I don't have to be there. :)

And regarding the rumored speed glitch... can anyone confirm that they have gotten the achivment WITH a max speed over 145 miles/hour? Just looked to see what I had, had 415 miles/hour... must be because of the fall trough map glitch.
UPDATE: I got it, yay! Used the glitch to around 960 miles, and drove the rest of them the normal way. It unlocked rught at the mark. :)

Here's a list of things which I did, and did't. Hopefully it might help someone. ^^

I DID
- Use the fall trough map glitch while connected to a play & charge kit
- Drove OVER 150 miles/hour
- Save by switching subtitles on/off

I DIDN'T
- Use DLC-cars
- Use multiple save files

My game never froze, by the way.

montana97
02-12-2011, 11:54 AM
just got it tonight used the shop front window for the million points till i hit 983 miles and then drove the rest popped on 1000 only my third try.

XoNiNjAlEoNoX
02-24-2011, 07:28 PM
I got it! I used the glitch too then drove the rest normally. Popped on my first try without problems :woop:

Tyger7
02-25-2011, 09:35 AM
UPDATE: I got it, yay! Used the glitch to around 960 miles, and drove the rest of them the normal way. It unlocked rught at the mark. :)

Here's a list of things which I did, and did't. Hopefully it might help someone. ^^

I DID
- Use the fall trough map glitch while connected to a play & charge kit
- Drove OVER 150 miles/hour
- Save by switching subtitles on/off

I DIDN'T
- Use DLC-cars
- Use multiple save files

My game never froze, by the way.


How did you get 150 miles each hour? I get like 200-250 for 8-10 hours. Are you using a faster car or having :rtbut: rubber banded?

Laajm
02-26-2011, 11:21 AM
How did you get 150 miles each hour? I get like 200-250 for 8-10 hours. Are you using a faster car or having :rtbut: rubber banded?
I meant that my maximum speed (which you can see in the game statistics) was over 150, and there is said to be a bug which prevents you from unlocking it, which for me luckily did not exist.

Yeah, it takes time, but at least you don't have to be there. :)

WoodsMonk
02-27-2011, 04:03 PM
I'm at 230+miles :o

MrVictorStone
03-07-2011, 04:36 PM
220 miles, I keep driving 20 miles after every mission even the car hijacking missions hopefully this will leave me a much smaller grind at the end.

WoodsMonk
03-07-2011, 10:04 PM
I'm at 230+miles :o

Now at 290m+ :rolleyes: Might just give in and sent it back to Lovefilm :p

Pwncakes70
03-08-2011, 09:40 PM
I am up to 580+ miles by using the glitch and driving the bridge. Looking forward to finishing so I can start Joe's Adventures.

ReD S1X
04-20-2011, 01:32 AM
I finally did it legit in one playthrough for five days in a row and boy was it a pure boredom. Can't wait to get rid of it.

The thing that almost boiled me is when I reached 1000 miles, it didn't pop and cops were chasing me. Then I stopped and paid my due and idly waiting for a while, it then pop.

Thank goodness thats done. And I almost reached the 20hr gameplay mark with only 15 minutes to spare.

Now where's my samwich?

Schniebel
04-29-2011, 10:17 PM
Finally did it. ulocked perfect on 1000 Miles in my red Smith Thunderbolt on the first try.

davhuit
05-09-2011, 05:57 PM
I did the first mission and now using the "sticky tape" method at the place when the character spawn after the first mission (in the little courtyard behind the buildings).

Already did 100 miles (10%) without any efforts (just with the game running alone) in ~10 hours :)

So it mean ~100 hours to get 1000 miles, far slower than the "fall through map glitch" but, at least, I don't have to play at all with the "Sticky Tape" method, just to switch my second xbox 360 on and then leave it run alone :)

By doing ~10h per day, it'll be done in 10 days :)

Treewaller
05-15-2011, 05:30 PM
Does using multiple save files screw you out of the achievement? I'm at around 500 across two saves...

davhuit
05-17-2011, 11:32 AM
I think it's okay but not completely sure ^^;

521 miles right now in a week, leaving the 360 run alone a few hours per day.

Already more than 60 hours :o

Edit : Got it. With the "sticky tape" method, 95 hours with the 360 running alone to do 875 miles, then I did the remaining 125 miles manually on the "Grand Upper Bridge" (using both sides), which took 2 hours and a half.

So, in summary, the achievement only took me 2 hours and a half of efforts.

Nevander
05-25-2011, 08:23 PM
I am currently at ~800 miles.

Here's my method.

I am driving one car only, the Ascot Bailey that you get from the last Car Dealer mission. I have fully upgraded it, primary color is the cherry red, secondary is the most whitest color (gives the car the look it needs), and I am using the license plate "1KMILE," very appropriate amirite?

I am simply just circling the Grand Upper Bridge. I am constantly getting tickets but that doesn't matter, I just outrun the cops. When I run low on fuel, I go and save at my safehouse near the bridge. When my car gets dusty, I give it a nice car wash. :D

Snoop QC
05-28-2011, 03:12 PM
I'm currently at 400 miles and driving on the bridge. What a boring achievement!

Snoop QC
05-29-2011, 11:45 PM
750 and still driving. I still don't know if this achievement is boring or annoying, or both!

Snoop QC
05-31-2011, 09:31 PM
Finally got it right on the mark. I saved at 995 miles, just to make sure in case it was glitched but fortunately it wasn't. Good riddance with this stupid achievement!

Ethiebeefy
07-10-2011, 02:46 AM
391 miles using the glitch got 150miles in the last i dunno 6 hrs?

Edit: 526 miles :D

Edit: 675 miles

mesoungodlyfast
07-17-2011, 07:09 PM
This is by far the 2nd worst acheivement Ive ever had to get. (You cant beat Ninja Gaiden's weapons cheevos, those blow).

I played thru on Easy and then Hard, and got about 250 miles total. Even driving in circles around the bridge got me about 100 miles in one hour. So 350 miles tops with a lot of gameplay.

Now I'm normally one to complain about people using cheats and glitches to get achievements, but this one literally would take you 10-15 hours of just driving in circles to get. Forget that. I've resorted to the glitch of falling thru the map, and I dont like admitting that it's come to that. The wanted poster one was bad enough, now this? At least the poster one was worth 40G. This one might have been tolerable had it been 50g+, but 10g? What a joke. Better than NG's 5G for beating the entire game with 1 weapon though, I'll say that much.


If I didnt already have every other acheivement in the game+DLC's without much work, I NEVER would have even considered even cheating to get this one.

Thicketford
07-22-2011, 04:10 PM
I got to 999.6 miles, went to the long street in the southwest and drove up the ramp for my 1000 miles :)

mesoungodlyfast
07-23-2011, 10:38 PM
I'm still at around 700, just turned it on for the weekend.

dodo101
09-04-2011, 07:29 PM
hello everyone i'm planning to buy this game the classic edition with all the dlc.
but when i'm playing the normal game so not the dlc does the miles i drive count for this achievement or only when i'm playing the dlc??

damtalldylan
09-04-2011, 09:43 PM
hello everyone i'm planning to buy this game the classic edition with all the dlc.
but when i'm playing the normal game so not the dlc does the miles i drive count for this achievement or only when i'm playing the dlc??

Only when you're playing the Jimmy's Vendetta DLC. It won't count in any other DLC or the story mode.

mesoungodlyfast
09-10-2011, 03:28 AM
hello everyone i'm planning to buy this game the classic edition with all the dlc.
but when i'm playing the normal game so not the dlc does the miles i drive count for this achievement or only when i'm playing the dlc??

Only Jimmy's. But if you play Jimmy's once on Easy, then play Jimmy's on Hard with another save spot, the save spots combine the miles.

Trombonafide
10-07-2011, 07:48 AM
I left my car falling through space while I went to work. TV off, controller plugged to cord, entered the hole in a JUMP so no gas is consumed.

I was at a mere 280 mi when I left. We'll see where I'm at after about 4 hours.

Trombonafide
10-10-2011, 08:24 PM
I'm at 562 miles now, after a few hours here and there falling endlessly.

This would be painful if done legitimately.

Hell-Fighter
10-15-2011, 07:41 PM
I'm at 310 miles. :-/

Jeez, it's my last achievement for this game. When I'm done I'll burn my copy in the chimney. >.<


Edit:
reached 400 miles...

Edit:
500 miles. at least half way trough.

NightTimeScene
08-13-2012, 11:16 PM
please someone send me a save file.

craigyboy9024
08-14-2012, 03:01 PM
at about 550 miles now... used fall through map glitch from 80 miles, started falling through map yesterday, so prob been about 15 hours running so far :(

ChickinOnaChain
08-14-2012, 03:24 PM
Seems like a lot of time just for 10G. I was going to do this, since most grinding achievements are okay but this one....I don't know.

NightTimeScene
08-19-2012, 03:17 AM
I saved my file @ 994 I belive if anyone wants it I can see if i can save it and send it to you!

I stopped the glitch that one thru the window, and just floating in air, stopped @ 950.. and then just tooled around the city for hours on end. and It popped for me :-) I'll do the same with the 50 miles in one car also. stop @ like 45 maybe and then just drive around for a few.

Jack Frost
01-24-2013, 05:59 PM
This achievement is an abomination.

After competing everything in the DLC, I had about 107 miles clocked. One tenth of what is necessary after finishing he whole thing, driving as much as I could.

The developers had to know that. So who decided on the 1,000? Hell, even a quarter of that would still be a huge grind if you only get 100 miles while playing the DLC.

I'm sorry, but the map just isn't that big or varied enough to make this achievement take so much driving to unlock. I realize that 2K-Czech are proud of Empire City, but driving around it that much to get the cheevo would make me come to despise the place.

Even using the glitch of falling through the map, this achievement is a beast in terms of time consumption. After 5 nights of falling endlessly, I finally got the damn thing to unlock while I slept last night.

Honestly, tho', I'd really like to know what the thought process was behind this achievement.

DJ RJester
03-16-2013, 09:52 AM
This achievement is an abomination.

After competing everything in the DLC, I had about 107 miles clocked. One tenth of what is necessary after finishing he whole thing, driving as much as I could.

The developers had to know that. So who decided on the 1,000? Hell, even a quarter of that would still be a huge grind if you only get 100 miles while playing the DLC.

I'm sorry, but the map just isn't that big or varied enough to make this achievement take so much driving to unlock. I realize that 2K-Czech are proud of Empire City, but driving around it that much to get the cheevo would make me come to despise the place.

Even using the glitch of falling through the map, this achievement is a beast in terms of time consumption. After 5 nights of falling endlessly, I finally got the damn thing to unlock while I slept last night.

Honestly, tho', I'd really like to know what the thought process was behind this achievement.
I agree with you totally, it is a ridiculous amount of miles for the achievement seen as you only get to just over a tenth's worth of mileage by completing the DLC to 100%. I only managed to do 123 miles in te whole DLC, am at 626 miles now and it is driving me crazy.

Also doing the falling glitch has not been great for me, I did it for 3hrs while watching tv and clocked up 100 miles, I thought that was quite good and that I should leave it on while I slept if it as averaging just over 30mph. I then did same glitch and left it on when I went to bed, came back after 8hrs and had only clocked up 131 miles! Not even 17 miles per hour.