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Tracker4502
07-25-2006, 01:26 AM
I thought the achievement guide posted on the site wasn't thorough enough in explaining the achievements, so here's an extremely detailed guide. It pretty much is an expanded guide to the one posted on the site. PS: Achievements are only recorded after you save you game. If you don't save, you don't get the achievement.

"Available Officer" Achievements (10 - 250 Officers Available)

Here's how to get all the officers:

1. Start the Empire Scenario "A Gathering of Heroes". Make sure your officer setting is at "Many". You chose this scenario because all the officers are alive and available to get in this one.

2. Make an area with your best guys, and start the game. I would suggest finishing at least the "Yellow Turban Rebellion" Scenario first just so you can have experienced officers to start with. If you are using experienced officers, make sure that setting is "On" when you start the game.

3. Conquer all of China except one area (corners work best) and make sure it only controls one area. Make a long alliance with that last county, which you get through consulting your officers (once you use it once and save you have it forever), the first option on the country viewing screen. If you do not have it, make short alliances. They work just as good, but are only a third as long so you have to remember to keep redoing it more often.

4(Intro). Now here is the boring part. Use either "Hire-Wide" (4A) or "Recruit" (4B) during your command phase to get all the officers. If you have an officer, a "Get" will be blinking next to their name. If there is no get, hire him/her. Then once you run out of commands, save and pass your turn. Make another alliance with the last country when necessary. Also, when you reach the max number of officers, save and dismiss any number of them (enough to hire all the officers you still actually need).

4A. Hire-Wide: This is the far easier method (for me, at least). Start out by using the "Development" Option on every area you control until they are all maxxed out. Then use "Produce" to make 2 of every item you can make. You will still have some "?"s on your item making screen, but that comes later. By now you should be a king, so you all of your commands except one every turn to "Hire-Wide" to hire every officer that you don't have. Just agree to whatever they want, you can make the items for free after all. Remember to dismiss your officers AFTER you save so you can get more. Use the other command for one of the trading (North, South, ect.); it does not matter which you do, just remember to alternate between them. Once you get to about 20-10 left, you'll start running into ones that won't join you for anything you have. This is why you left one command every turn for trading. Through trading, if you get lucky, you will be able to produce a new item. And these rare items are the items those officers want. It may be time consuming, but this is the fastest way to do it. Be warned though, it is extremely hard to get an officer currently working for the last country. Use 4C if they can't be persuaded and all else fails.

4B. Recruit: You're going to have to be quite lucky to get them all with this option, but I'll tell you how anyway. Just use all your command points to recruit every turn. You'll want to keep 88 officers at the beginning of every turn (88 so you have the best odds of getting the ones you don't have, and leaving 6 slots for new officers). Then recruit 6 times, save, dismiss 6, and pass your turn. Keep repeating until luck smiles on you and you get them all. This option by far takes a lot less preparation, but you can't control which officers you can recruit, so you better cross your fingers. Also, you can't recruit officers that are in other countries, so use 4C to get the last 6 that are left.

4C. If you're desperate, start another "Gathering of Heroes" Scenario. Write down the names of the last officers you don't have, and make a country out of them. Save on a different save file, and presto, you have added 6 officers to your collection. Some officers (for some reason, glitch maybe?) will not be counted through this method, but most of them are easy to get through normal battles anyway.

"Cleared (Scenario)" Achievements

There is no real way to speed this up. My only tip for you is start off your first Scenario (probably Yellow Turban Rebellion) using an edit character. For me, he has Zhu Ci's move pattern, which works excellently in lower ranks. Just make sure to use an edit character, and make the setting for edit characters when making the game "On". This way, you can use the same character for all six Scenarios (because through the Scenarios non-edited officers die and are born so you can't use the same non-edited officer through the whole game).

Also, you can use "Neutral Start" and "Forced March" if you have these tactics and can afford to use them. Using these two tactics makes the game end in about 5 minutes (If you play smart by taking bases as soon as the game starts). To use the tactic, first you must get it through consulting. Then, make it during your command phase. Next, during the pre-battle phase (when you see a map of the field), chose "Preparations" then "Tactics". "Neutral Start" will automatically activate, while "Forced March" you have to activate in game (Pause the game, select "Tactics", and then select "Forced March"). This way you can just run though bases picking them up, and you can get almost all of them because "Forced March" makes you run faster.

Basically, play well and hard and conquer all 25 areas to win the Scenario. Make sure to save when prompted at the end of the Scenario or you will not get the achievement. You would have to start from your last save and finish the scenario again if you do not save. Also, you can get this achievement on any difficulty, including easiest, but just know; by the end of a scenario, the difficulty automatically goes up one level, so don't expect "Novice" all the way through it. To unlock the next Scenario, you need to beat the one you already have ("A Gathering or Heroes" doesn't count). Other then that, that's all the help I can give for these.

"Play Battle of (Name Here)" Achievements

(I'm going to shamelessly Agree with the Achievement Guide on the easy ones here)

1. Play Yellow Turban Rebellion: This is the easiest of them all, but I'll lay down the basics here. For most of them, you just pick a territory, pick "Skip Battle", and the message inviting you to the special stage pops up. Accept it, and play it if you want. Win or lose, or even retreat, you still get the Achievement Regardless. For this achievement, first chose the "Yellow Turban Rebellion" Scenario. Then chose Yuan Shao (His country is in the top right, he is yellow), and start the game. Skip your turn, and play the battle; nice and easy achievement.

2. Play the Battle of Hu Lao Gate: Chose the "Dong Zhou in Luo Yang" Scenario, and chose Sun Jian (his country is in the middle right side and is red). Skip your turn, accept the invite to the battle, save after it, and you're done.

3. Play the Battle of Guan Du: Chose the "Battle of Guan Du" Scenario (Yes, you skipped "A Divided Land" completely). Pick Juan Shao (He is in the same area Yuan Shao was, in the top right corner and yellow). Once again start the game, skip your turn, and accept the invitation. Play the battle, save afterwards, and you're done.

4. Play the Battle of Chi Bi: Chose the "Flames over Chi Bi" Scenario. Pick Sun Quan (The red territory in the right middle again). Skip your turn, accept the invite, save after the battle, and we have 4 out of 5.

5. Play the Battle of Yi Ling: This one is the most complicated of all. Thusly, it's lettered.

A) Chose the "Flames over Chi Bi" Scenario (again).

B) Chose Sun Quan (again).

C) Wait until Lui Bei has taken over Chang Sha AND the territory to it's direct left.

D) Once he has both, sucessfully take Chang Sha from him.

E) Skip turns until you are invited to the special battle (should be no more then 4).

F) Play in it, save, and you're done with the Achievements for the game!

Well, that's my guide, I hope it was helpful. If you have any questions, or find a mistake, please either PM me or E-mail me at Tracker4502@gmail.com

Extras

Well, I stumbled upon these while playing through the game again, so here are some extras I found.

NOTE: I found out this post got too long, surprise surprise. Scroll down for the extras.

Tracker4502
07-27-2006, 08:02 PM
Edited, now it includes "Bonus" (Non-achievement) unlockables.

Oh, and thank you for the sticky.:)

(Extras continued from above)

1. Cao Cao Cutscene- Play the "Divided Land" Scenario. Play as Cao Cao, and skip for about 8 turns. Eventually, you will see a loading screen. It's that easy, now watch and enjoy.

2. Good ending- A more prominent feature for the PS2 version then the X-Box 360 version (mostly because this version doesn't reward you for it, but the PS2 version does). Anyway, this one is hard to get. To achieve it, you must play any Scenario and conquer 24 of the territories, and ally with the last remaining one. Make it a long aliance, because this is gonna take awhile. Up to that point in your scenario, you can not take any "bad" measures against your people (this means you cannot use bad "Assigns", such as "Emergency Tax", against the people). Basically, if you wouldn't like your own governement to do it to you, don't do it to your people. Instead, you have to use things like "Charitable Aid" and "Distribution" repeatedly. I wouldn't suggest going for this unlockable, it's just a little cutscene at the end where your character shows how "Good" he or she is. It's not worth the hour(s) needed to get this.

3. Bad ending- Ah, evil is so easy. Basically, just be downright cruel to your people in any scenario. If there are uprisings against you every turn, you know you're reached it. Same set-up as before, any scenario, 24 territories, the works. But this one only takes about 15 minutes to accomplish, so it's the easier special ending by far. Enjoy your evil cutscene!

Zer0
07-28-2006, 09:00 AM
Oh man just as I got the game to. Awesome man!

Pitbob27
08-14-2006, 11:25 PM
How do u no which officers to get,beacuse i swear ive chosen my old one so many times.

JJBDude
08-15-2006, 11:45 AM
If it has a GET! by their name you ALREADY HAVE THEM and do not need them anymore. Aim to get the officers which don't have GET! by their name.

Pitbob27
08-16-2006, 03:42 AM
If it has a GET! by their name you ALREADY HAVE THEM and do not need them anymore. Aim to get the officers which don't have GET! by their name.

K thnks for your help, but i already figured it out by myself;)

Kierlack
10-13-2006, 04:44 PM
If you start a game and get to your maximum for officers you can save then start over because the officer number is over all of your saved games.

Im a Manatee
10-14-2006, 07:44 PM
You're a genious!!

The 360 Dragon
06-07-2007, 03:36 AM
nice guide man ;)

TuSeMorte
06-28-2007, 02:02 PM
Great guide man i should be playing this before long and it will help

Maverick NRE
08-08-2007, 09:04 PM
When you're attempting to use the Hire-Wide assign to collect officers, you should have at least 3 each of some items (I used harnesses). It's not so much that they don't want the items you have, but that some of them are really greedy. The last few I needed were all taking "3 each of [insert item name]". Just thought I'd let ya know. :boxer

Lunacy182
08-27-2007, 03:21 AM
This was really helpful. I have been recruiting officers and then dismissing them right away before saving it. No wonder I wasn't getting any more achievements.

I'll have to try the hire-wide option. See if that works better for me.

VI JimJam
11-10-2007, 05:03 PM
Awsome guide! I've finally got all the achievements! :beer::woop::bow:

benbam87
12-03-2007, 11:34 AM
5. Play the Battle of Yi Ling: This one is the most complicated of all. Thusly, it's lettered.

A) Chose the "Flames over Chi Bi" Scenario (again).

B) Chose Sun Quan (again).

C) Wait until Lui Bei has taken over Chang Sha AND the territory to it's direct left.

D) Once he has both, sucessfully take Chang Sha from him.

E) Skip turns until you are invited to the special battle (should be no more then 4).

F) Play in it, save, and you're done with the Achievements for the game!Ive done it alot of times and i finally managed to make him get those two other places (The one that was Chang Sha and the territory to it's direct left) and i keep skipping like it says but i get taken over after like 20 skips. Am i missing something here? If anyone can help i would be very grateful as it would be my 2nd last achievement for this game.

VI JimJam
12-26-2007, 10:36 AM
4A. Hire-Wide: This is the far easier method (for me, at least). Start out by using the "Development" Option on every area you control until they are all maxxed out. Then use "Produce" to make 2 of every item you can make.
I actually suggest producing three of each item, as some officers (in my game) were a bit greedy and wanted up to 3 of the same item.

Other than that, AWESOME guide. :D

VI JimJam
12-26-2007, 10:38 AM
Ive done it alot of times and i finally managed to make him get those two other places (The one that was Chang Sha and the territory to it's direct left) and i keep skipping like it says but i get taken over after like 20 skips. Am i missing something here? If anyone can help i would be very grateful as it would be my 2nd last achievement for this game.

When I did it he did not take both of the territories, I believe that as soon as he takes over Chang Sha, if you fight him there, after that you should get the special battle.

benbam87
12-27-2007, 03:33 AM
Thankyou soooooo much JimJam that is the most annoying achievement in the game. I have finnaly now got it so just one more achievement go. Thanks again i owe u one :)

Nbag3
12-27-2007, 05:54 AM
Can anybody explain the development part a little more I can't seem to find it.

EDIT: Never mind 1000/1000

VI JimJam
01-02-2008, 12:29 PM
Thankyou soooooo much JimJam that is the most annoying achievement in the game. I have finnaly now got it so just one more achievement go. Thanks again i owe u one :)

No problem mate. :D

EskimoDavos
01-10-2008, 09:36 AM
I got the battle of Yi Ling, but not Chi Bi. A little aggravating.

benbam87
01-10-2008, 09:47 AM
I just kept trying again and again. I think it took me about 4 goes but it will soon help you and you will get it

EskimoDavos
01-11-2008, 02:52 AM
For method 4C how do you know what officers you're missing?

VI JimJam
02-07-2008, 04:33 PM
For method 4C how do you know what officers you're missing?

Use the force ?

Hmm, good point though....

Tracker4502
02-11-2008, 04:57 AM
Really the only way to check which officers you don't have is to open up the full officer list (which has gone missing from the forum; I'm sure it's still around here somewhere...) and compare it with your current officer list. The hardest ones to keep track of are the generic officers, and those will be the ones you are most commonly missing. If you don't feel like going through all the work, you can stick with 4A or 4B, which require less out-of-game preperation.

Good luck!

Omega Deez
03-02-2008, 09:05 PM
I noticed while playing that if you try to hire an officer and he refuses to join you if you look at the map before you press A, while the notice he refused is still on the screen, the area that has the item he wants is flashing. So I just developed, produced and upgraded the items in those areas to get the last few officers.

Smugu
03-25-2008, 06:24 AM
This guide is awesome but im still missing few officers! Thanks for posting this guide, i think it will take me to 1000G very soon.

Lucent Beam
05-06-2008, 12:52 AM
I don't get some of the special scenario things... I totally DID NOT follow the directions for Yellow Turban and Hu Lao Gate, and I still got the special scenario to trigger.... what's the deal?

Lucent Beam
05-06-2008, 11:20 PM
Ok, double post but unrelated.
I had the hardest time Hiring my last guy, Lu Su. He kept refusing and refusing no matter what new item I got. And then randomly I tried him again and he accepted for 2 of an item that had been there the whole time. What a jerk. At least I got him and am done with the 250!


3. Play the Battle of Guan Du: Chose the "Battle of Guan Du" Scenario (Yes, you skipped "A Divided Land" completely). Pick Juan Shao (He is in the same area Yuan Shao was, in the top right corner and yellow). Once again start the game, skip your turn, and accept the invitation. Play the battle, save afterwards, and you're done.

Juan Shao isn't there for me.. it's still Yuan Shao.. what gives? Maybe a typo? It worked with Yuan Shao...

mighty1
05-10-2008, 12:06 PM
great post man. for anyone that's having problems with sum of the officer achievements just follow this guid. if you happen to not come across the officer you're trying to add to ur party in the Gathering of Heroes campaign,just remember the one you're missing and go to a diffrent campaign and based on which land you select they should already be there. in my case sun jin was missing so i ended up going to a diffrent campaign to have him in my troops.

FIREALCHEMIST61
05-20-2008, 01:00 AM
im really close to game completion i just need more officers ill just do what your guide says a few times and i should be good with it

Konman
05-23-2008, 04:32 AM
Ok just to clarify when u use recruiting functions or hire wide or whatever the officers in the list will have GET flashing next to them....thats in fact a misspell it means you GOT those officers to just keep hiring the ones without the GET sign flashing.

there are no benefits to being good to keep using emergency tax untill uunlock despotism which will give you gold and any item you can produce x9 so one you do that a few times no one will refuse you since youll have the items to pay for em, thats the combo i used to get all officers

josnka24
07-20-2008, 08:13 AM
THANK YOU!! omg i finally got the yi ling battle.

a_correa4
09-19-2008, 05:23 AM
does any1 have a complete guide to this game?>

VI JimJam
10-07-2008, 07:05 PM
does any1 have a complete guide to this game?>

I'd say this is as complete as a guide needs to be...

Jappe XBA
01-28-2009, 04:08 PM
Nice guide!

OutcastNeedhelp
02-17-2009, 10:19 PM
When do I get hire wide?

joshnorm
03-10-2009, 06:05 AM
When do I get hire wide?

It will come in time. Its really a grind. Make sure you use the same character for all missions or levels since it makes the later ones so much easier.

Great Guide. 1k'ed this SOB today.

Ellerkerm36
03-11-2009, 04:04 AM
Thanks for the advice.

Captain Ashton
05-10-2009, 10:51 PM
Useful guide, although its not that difficult to get 100% Gs without a guide in this game.

adamjigey
05-16-2009, 05:03 PM
i dont get how to do any achivments could anyone help me.

FOX-Inc.
06-08-2009, 04:15 PM
Very nice guide indeed, I just got this game today, but with this it will definitely be an easy 1000 :)

ellerkermike
07-12-2009, 01:12 AM
I can't seem to unlock the rest of the harder achievements and unlocking stages are the hardest.

Srgt Donut
07-12-2009, 07:01 PM
Excellent guide, this is exactly what I was looking for! :)

ellerkermike
07-12-2009, 07:49 PM
Now I have the Hire wide and didn't seem to find the best officers(Should I get officer who has a Get status or one who doesn't have it)?

IhSoY76
10-01-2009, 06:11 AM
Hi
I've tried to follow your guide, but I don't have the developpement option in all the menu, when I read the manual of the game I can see where it is supposed to be but I don't have it :( how do you make it appear ?

Thx

Kougoe
10-04-2009, 05:30 AM
This guide was a huge help, A+ buddy. I just need to complete one entire stage to get the last 70gp that I need.

Daemonic
12-08-2009, 10:21 AM
awesome guide :Bounce:

MattDB87
01-06-2010, 06:51 AM
Hi
I've tried to follow your guide, but I don't have the developpement option in all the menu, when I read the manual of the game I can see where it is supposed to be but I don't have it :( how do you make it appear ?

Thx

does he mean commerce? and then promote craft? because there is no developement.

EDIT: hes not very descriptive, but you have to unlock "development" randomly like you have to do with "hire-wide" and things like that. Just keep assigning your soldiers to do stuff and the card with "new" flashing on it will eventually pop up.

ALIENWAR3
04-20-2010, 10:05 AM
Once i get Fifa 10 out the way i will continue to do my last 2 achievements on this, which as you can guess, the 2 highest available officer ones. cheers for the guide.

mr.metal88
05-03-2010, 03:53 PM
Awesome!!!

Bcleal
06-27-2010, 03:03 AM
Thank You this guide was Very helpful and thax 2 it i got my 1000G very easy :woop:

_Slash_
12-21-2010, 03:01 PM
........................

gr8asianman
12-31-2010, 12:41 PM
Thanks. I was able to 1k this with no issue. On a side note for those looking to speed battles up even more I used the 'Equal Start' tactic (Assign>Tactic>Equal Start) every battle after I gained access to it, which gives you control of about 1/2 of the field, making it easier to take over the main enemy camp or slay the commander.

tincann
02-07-2011, 02:16 AM
Excellent Job Tracker.:drunk

STOMACHofSTEEL
07-27-2011, 01:28 PM
Excellent guide, helped me a lot. Just thought I share some of my experiences with the special battle achievements to keep this updated.

In order to trigger the special battles (Yellow Turban Rebellion, Hu Lao Gate, Guan Du, Chi Bi and Yi Ling), you can pick any ruler that participates in said battles. While picking Yuan Shao works perfectly for the achievements, I always found him and his officers (except Zhang He) really crappy . If you are familiar with the series and have a favorite officer/ruler/kingdom etc., Wei for me, then why not have some fun and choose them as long as it would trigger the special battle.

Here's a list of all special battles and participating sides:

Yellow Turban Rebellion
Belligerents: Zhang Jiao's forces vs. Allied forces
Participating sides: Cao Cao, Sun Jian, Liu Bei, Yuan Shao

Battle of Hu Lao Gate
Belligerents: Dong Zhuo's forces vs. Allied forces
Participating sides: Cao Cao, Sun Jian, Liu Bei, Yuan Shao

Battle of Guan Du
Belligerents: Yuan Shao's forces vs. Cao Cao's forces
Participating sides: Cao Cao, Yuan Shao

Battle of Chi Bi
Belligerents: Cao Cao's forces vs. Sun Quan's forces and Liu Bei's forces
Participating sides: Cao Cao, Sun Quan, Liu Bei

Battle of Yi Ling
Belligerents: Sun Quan's forces vs.Liu Bei's forces
Participating sides: Sun Quan, Liu Bei

Cao Cao is always blue, Liu Bei is always green and Sun Jian/Ce/Quan is always red.

As for the Battle of Yi Ling, which is a little diva, I found the information in the achievement guide/roadmap on the DW5:Empires section to be extremely helpful:

In the "Flames over Chi Bi" scenerio, play as Wu or Shu.
If playing as Wu, don't take ANYTHING except for the bottom free province. ALLY with Cao Cao for Long Term and let Liu Bei take all of the territories until he borders "Chang Sha." Let him take "Chang Sha," then invade him. Once you have aquired "Chang Sha," the next turn you will recieve a message about Li Ying, Participate.

As Shu, take "Chang Sha" and either provoke Wu into attacking you or let Wu attack you then retreat and Attack "Chang Sha."

It seems, you also need Cao Cao to still be on the map. I tried to get Yi Ling (Wu side/Sun Quan, Chi Bi scenario) in order to unlock a cg video and artwork in the gallery. Only that while waiting for Liu Bei to take Wu Ling and Chang Sha, I annihilated Cao Cao. After that, no matter what I did, I couldn't trigger the Battle of Yi Ling. Tried different methods, had multiple saves etc. It was the year 216/217 when I took Chang Sha from him. Knowing that Yi Ling took place around 222, I decided to wait until then. Nothing happened. Anger started to build up inside of me...:mad:

Then I started again and followed the advice above. Left Cao Cao alone, waited for Liu Bei to take Chang Sha and Wu Ling, then I took Chang Sha and immediately after the battle and some dialogue, the option to participate in the Battle of Yi Ling popped up. Couldn't even save the game in between.

LaoSyndrome
09-04-2011, 04:06 AM
this is scary

Kingmichie
01-14-2013, 04:32 AM
I finally got 100%

Hyperman1992
12-07-2014, 04:25 AM
Thanks for the Guide!