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Shelton 10-03-2010 10:41 AM

Achievement Guide + Roadmap
 
Roadmap

-Estimated achievement difficulty: 8/10
-Offline:44 (885:gsicon:)
-Online: 6 (115:gsicon:)
-Approximate amount of time to 1000: 60+ hours.
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 7 seasons in career.
-Number of missable achievements: 20. Basically all of the career achievements can be missed (except for completing seasons).
-Glitchy achievements: Quite a few will not unlock the first time you meet the requirements. None are permanently glitched however.
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: There are no cheat codes.
-Unobtainable achievements? None.
-Extra equipment needed? No, though you may find the game easier using a wheel.

Introduction:


Welcome to F1 2010. Codemasters gained the F1 license back in 2008 for a reported sum of 20 million (per year). The move appears to have paid dividends, as they have produced arguably the most realistic portrayal of the sport thus far, with strong sales reflecting this.There is a robust career mode where you start with one of the backmarker teams (Lotus, Virgin or HRT) and try to attract the attention of more prestigious racing teams. Spanning 7 seasons, the career includes all 19 tracks, practice/qualifying sessions and the ability to tune and earn upgrades for your car. An F1 enthusiasts dream!


Step One: Career


The majority of achievements in F1 2010 have been allotted to the career portion of the game. They will take some time, around the 25-30 hour mark. Choose a 7 season career upon start-up and whichever team (of the three available) you like. I suggest you play on easy, but turn off brake assist. It actually makes you a lot slower! When you begin your career, for the first race set it to "Long Race Weekend". Participate in each practice session setting the best time and do the same for qualifying. Every subsequent race, you may select "Short Race Weekend". Qualify in pole position and win every race (should be simple on easy) and you'll be well on your way to collecting all the career achievements.


If you're offered a position with a better team (Mclaren, Red Bull, Ferrari, etc) accept it. When asked to choose a rival, pick the highest placed driver.


After 3 seasons of following this pattern, change the difficulty to expert. It's going to be very challenging, but with luck, you'll be able to win the championship. After winning on expert, you may crash in each race (for the last 3 seasons) and retire.


Step Two: Grand Prix and Time Trial


Complete one lap in time trial mode to unlock the only achievement tied to this mode. Note, you cannot cut any corners or go off track, otherwise it will not count.


The Grand Prix achievements. Two of them require you to win at certain tracks with specific teams. Again, you want the difficulty set to easy. One lap is sufficient. Win with Ferrari at Monza, Mercedes in Germany. Next, start a "Short Race Weekend" at Monaco. Qualify in pole position and win. Finally, we have a more challenging task. Winning a race in heavy rain at 20% distance. You can choose any team and track you wish, any difficulty. Easy is recommended however. Be a little more cautious when accelerating out of corners and you should be fine.


Step Three: Multiplayer


Besides one achievement (which explicitly states it must be done in ranked) all others can be boosted in private matches. This is down to personal preference, though boosting is a lot quicker. If you enjoy the multiplayer, simply keep racing and you will eventually obtain the achievements in around 150 hours. Boosting with a friend, it will take 35-40 hours total, for both of you to get to level 50.


Step Four: Miscellaneous

Refer to the achievement guide for information on any achievements you may have missed.

Conclusion


This is a brilliant game, marred by a couple of unfortunate oversights. Achievement wise, 890
:gsicon: is well within reach of anyone, even those new to the sport. The last 110:gsicon: (Nifty 50/World Champion-Expert) on the other hand, will be obtained only by the most determined and skillful of players.

Shelton 10-03-2010 10:42 AM

Achievement Guide


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Finish ahead of your Senior team-mate in your first season with a new team

Rarely will your team-mate finish in the points in the first season, so if you can get one or two top ten finishes, you will unlock this easily.


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Participate in all 3 Practice sessions of a race weekend

This can be done in either career or Grand Prix mode. "Long Race Weekend" must be selected. Post a legitimate time (do not cut corners) then accelerate time by returning to the garage and choosing the first option on screen. Press
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...es/misc/rb.png twice to increase the speed to 30x. Do this for each session.

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Successfully complete your first career race

You literally need to cross the finish line. Crashing and retiring does not count. Turn off damage to ensure you are able to complete the race.


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Complete your first media interview

This is done in career. Following qualifying, exit to the paddock. You will see a bunch of reporters with the word "Interview" above their heads. Press
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...ges/misc/a.png on "Interview", then answer the three questions.

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Successfully complete an R&D test

In career, every 2-3 races your engineer will say that there are new upgrades that need to be tested. When you hear this, look at your engineer (to the right) and select him. You will see an option called "R&D test". Choose to accept the task.


Out on the track, you will have a lap time to beat within a specific amount of laps. Successfully complete this task and the achievement will unlock.


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Accept a contract with a higher placed team

You're going to need to complete (some of the) objectives set by your team each race weekend. These include qualifying and completing races above, or equal to, the position requested by your team. Doing so will increase your reputation level. As it increases, other teams will become interested in securing your services for the following year.


You can check the interest you've attracted from other teams by selecting your agent in the trailer. Also in the trailer, you can see the team standings. Eventually offers will start rolling in. Make sure the contract offer is from a higher placed team, then accept it.


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Achieve a one-two finish with your team mate in a career race

This is only possible with a higher class team. As such, you will not be able to get this in your first season. If you receive a contract offer from either Redbull, Mclaren or Ferrari, accept it. Win a race with your team-mate in second position to unlock the achievement.


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Complete a race without being involved in an accident

Single player only. I would suggest starting at the back of the grid, in a one lap Grand Prix. Allow the other cars to get 10-20 seconds ahead before moving. Simply complete the race without hitting another car or the wall.


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Travel above 220 mph / 353 kph

Start a time trial session at Monza. In the garage, go to your engineer and change the quick car setup to the far right option. Since you're doing a time trial, you will start on a flying lap. Hold down the throttle for the entirety of the straight and you'll reach 220mph/353kph.




[Credit to Youtube user Dazz]


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Complete a single player race using only the cockpit view

Choose a short track, such as Montreal. Change the view to cockpit whilst on the starting grid by pressing
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...es/misc/rb.png and complete the race. The cockpit view is through the drivers eyes, see below:


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Win the German Grand Prix in single player driving for Mercedes

Quickest way to get this achievement is to start a Grand Prix with race distance set to one lap and the AI difficulty set to easy. Choose Mercedes, then your driver (Michael Schumacher or Nico Rosberg). Hockenheim is the name of the track you must select. Win the race!

Shelton 10-03-2010 10:44 AM

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Win a single player Grand Prix of no less than 20% distance in heavy rain

Start a Grand Prix of at least 20% distance, weather set to "Heavy Rain". Change the difficulty to easy and the maximum amount of flashbacks to 4. Be aware, there are no mandatory pit stops in wet weather races. Try for consistency, as opposed to blistering speed. It is easy to spin in the wet, so it is better to be cautious. When turning, do not touch the throttle until you are facing out of the turn.
The AI are very slow on the street circuits, so if you are confident in your ability to navigate tight turns, choose one of the following tracks:

*Melbourne
*Valencia
*Monaco
*Singapore

If street circuits are not your forté
, feel free to select your favourite track. Knowing the track well is essential, as visibility is severely reduced. With this in mind, do not drive directly behind other cars. The spray will make it near impossible to see.

Redbull, Mclaren or Ferrari are the best teams to choose from.


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In a single player race take the win after starting in last place

"Short Race Weekend" in Grand Prix mode. 3 laps will make this a comfortable proposition, however, if you choose a longer track you may be able to do it in 1 lap. AI difficulty on easy, Redbull, Mclaren or Ferrari as your team choice. Immediately skip to the race (option to the right of the engineer). This will mean you begin the race in last place.


With the difficulty set to easy, you'll be able to overtake the whole field with ease.


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Win a race using one of your own set-ups

In the garage, on the screen in front of you, scroll all the way to the right. There is an icon which looks like a gear. Press
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...ges/misc/a.png on this to customise your set-up. Change anything, big or small and win the race. Can be done in single player or multiplayer.

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Set a time in Time Trial mode

Time Trial mode is located to the right of Grand Prix mode. Select it, any track, any car, then post a legitimate lap time. If you cut any corners or go off track, the achievement will not unlock.


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Go on to win the race after using a Flashback

This will probably come naturally. To use the flashback feature, press
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f.../misc/back.png, then push the http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...es/misc/ls.png to the left until it rewinds back to where you want to resume the race. Now press http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...ges/misc/x.png. Go on to win the race after using this feature to unlock the achievement.

Note, flashback will only rewind the last 10 seconds.


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Complete your first Season in Formula 1

This is a Career mode achievement. There are 19 races in the 2010 season. The minimum distance is 20%, so each race takes about 20 minutes. It is however possible (if you turn damage on) to crash your car and retire every race, cutting down the time it takes to complete a season dramatically.


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Perform the perfect pit stop

Make sure "Pit Limiter" and "Pit Box Control" (driver assists) are set to manual. Press
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...ges/misc/y.png to request a pit stop. Obviously it needs to be more than a one lap race. When you get to the pits, your engineer will tell you to engage the Pit Limiter. Press http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...ges/misc/b.png to do so. Your speedometer will turn red to let you know it is on. Listen carefully as you make your way through the pits. The engineer will eventually tell you to hit the brakes. Press http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...es/misc/lt.png when he says this. If you have done it correctly, the achievement will unlock before you exit the pits.



[Credit to Youtube user Dazz for the video]


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Complete a race using manual gears

In driver assists, change the gears to manual.
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Take your 3rd career victory

The achievement description is a little misleading. You actually need to win three races in your career in the same season. Put the difficulty on easy and the wins will come in no time.


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Exceed a career objective set by your team

You can check your career objective by selecting your agent (in the trailer) and scrolling to the team you're with. Press
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...ges/misc/a.png and you should see the option to "View Contract". The objective will be to finish a certain position in the championship. Finish above the specified position to unlock this achievement.



Shelton 10-03-2010 10:45 AM

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Win a race where a new contract has been offered

When you receive a contract offer, win the next race. Quite self-explanatory.


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Meet the contract requirements of a Championship leading team

Refer to
"Impress the Boss" for information on how to view the contract requirements. A Championship leading team is defined as the top three in the Constructors Championship. It is possible to get this in your first season, by finishing in the top three. As long as your team doesn't expect you to finish 2nd or better in the Championship, top three will always unlock this achievement.

You can view the Constructors Championship leaderboard, by selecting "Standings" in your trailer and scrolling across to "Constructors".

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Become the No. 1 driver of a team by promotion or moving to another team

If you perform well through-out the season and complete the objectives your team sets you, you will receive a contract offer to become the number one driver. Alternatively, you may receive an offer from another team to drive for them as their number one driver. Accept either of these for the achievement.


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Win the Constructors World Championship

This is the teams total points, so you're going to need a good team-mate. Webber (Redbull), Hamilton (Mclaren) or Alonso (Ferrari) are your best bet. Win as often as you can and this won't be a problem.


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Outclass your team mate at each race, over one season

I would suggest picking Lotus as your starting team in career. Jarno Trulli (your team-mate at Lotus) is a horrible driver in the game and nearly always finishes last. Turn off damage to make sure you will not have any DNF (Did-not-finish) results. Finish above him in each of the 19 races. If you're going to finish below, restart the race.


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Take victory from pole position 41 times in your career

Qualify in first (pole position) and win. Do this 41 times and the achievement is yours. Changing the difficulty to easy will make it easier to qualify in first, obviously.


You can check how many times you've finished in pole position and how many wins you have (in your current season) by looking at your team-mate in the garage. You can also check your overall career statistics by looking at the "Standings" in your trailer and selecting your name. Unfortunately, unless you win every time you get pole position, there will be some disparity between the two numbers. Thus, you may be better off keeping track yourself.



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Top the time sheet for all 3 Practice Sessions

Play on easy, either in your Career or in a Grand Prix. Must be a "Long Race Weekend". Set the fastest time in practice, then accelerate time. Repeat this for the 3 sessions.


Refer to
"Practice Makes Perfect" for information on accelerating time.

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Achieve your first pole position in a single player race

Can be done in Career or Grand Prix mode. Post the quickest time in qualifying to achieve pole position.



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Finish on the podium in a Career or Grand Prix race

The podium is reserved for the top 3 drivers (picture probably gives it away). Finish a race in Career or Grand Prix mode in either 1st, 2nd, or 3rd to unlock the achievement.


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Win a Career or Grand Prix Race

Play on easy, any distance. As always, Redbull, Mclaren or Ferrari are the best teams to choose from. Finish first, that's all there is to it.


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In single player take pole position and win in Monaco

Can be done in Career or Grand Prix mode. If doing it in Grand Prix mode, "Short Race Weekend" or "Long Race Weekend" needs to be selected. Qualify in pole position and win. Monaco is quite technical and very narrow, so take advantage of the practice session prior to qualifying. Turn on the race line to assist you with learning the braking points and some of the more difficult corners.


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Win the Formula 1 Drivers Championship

Refer to
"Triple World Champion".


Shelton 10-03-2010 10:47 AM

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Win the Formula 1 Drivers' Championship on the Expert Difficulty setting

Well, here it is, the hardest achievement in the game. Let me break down for you what the expert difficulty entails.

*All assists off--This includes traction control, automatic gears, ABS, racing line, and brake assist (which is useless, so no big deal losing that).

*Simulation options set to full--This includes realistic rules and flags, tyre simulation, fuel simulation and full damage.

*The AI is set to legendary difficulty.

The biggest hurdle for most will be the lack of traction control and the use of manual gears. Without traction control, spinning becomes a common occurrence. Even the slightest mistake and you will be punished. My advice, never brake whilst turning. NEVER. It's just asking for trouble. Go wide, brake, then turn. Do not push full throttle when coming out of a corner. Ease back up to speed, or you will spin. Be very wary of the kerbs and do not go off road.

Learn the tracks in and out. You need to know the best lines. Also, opt for consistency. No point going flat out if you're going to spin and lose more positions than you gained. Your car setup is important too. This site has great setups for each track. For more hints, see here.

The achievement must be done in Career, so you are going to need to wait until you get contract offers from better teams, to have any chance of winning the Championship on expert.

At the end of the day, nothing beats practice.


Alternative Method (Easier)


Start the season (first race, Bahrain) on expert. When you get on the track, enter the pause menu and change the assists to whatever is easiest for you. You're going to trick the game into thinking that you are playing on expert. Before ending the session, whether it be practice, qualifying, or the race, enter the pause menu again and set the assists back to what they originally were (outlined above). The game autosaves at the start and end of the session, so you can trick it in the middle. Continue to do this for the entire season, win, and the achievement will come. A few things to note:

*Do
not save a setup whilst you have any assists on. This will cause the game to autosave, thus ruining the exploit.

*You can restart a race with assists set to on, same for qualifying.


*You can enter the garage with assists set to on.


As long as the game doesn't autosave when you have assists on, the exploit will work.


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Become a double World Champion

Refer to
"Triple World Champion".

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Win the World Drivers Championship for a third time

In the World Drivers Championship, points are awarded as follows:


1st:
25
2nd:
18
3rd:
15
4th:
12
5th:
10
6th:
8
7th:
6
8th:
4
9th:
2
10th:
1

You need to have the most points at the end of the season to win the Championship. If playing on easy, you should be able to win each race, making this a foregone conclusion.


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Chose to pit your self against the toughest Championship Rival

After the race in Budapest (Race 12) and before Spa (Race 13) you will be asked to pick your rival. Of the three available, pick the one in the highest position.


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Win a single player race in a Ferrari at Monza

Quickest way to get this achievement is to start a Grand Prix with race distance set to one lap and the AI difficulty set to easy. Choose Ferrari, then your driver (Felipe Massa or Fernando Alonso). Monza is the name of the track you must select. Win the race!


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Win your first online ranked Grand Prix

This is the only ranked achievement in the game. Select multiplayer from the main menu, then when the modes come up choose Online Grand Prix. There is 15 minutes of qualifying, followed by a 7 lap race with a mandatory pit stop. Be extremely cautious around the first corner, as 99% of the time there will be a crash.


Win to gain the achievement.


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Reach level 10 online

This is obtained by gaining 10,000
XP.

Refer to
"Nifty Fifty" for more information.

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Reach level 25 online

This is obtained by gaining 70,000
XP.

Refer to "Nifty Fifty" for more information.


Shelton 10-03-2010 10:48 AM

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Reach level 50 online

This is obtained by gaining 1,000,000 XP.

The online levels can be boosted if you do not enjoy racing competitively. XP is awarded for the following:

Qualifying
*Completing flying laps
*Qualifying in the top 3

Races
*Finishing in the top 10.
*Completing a lap without incident (no crashes)
*Completing a lap

To set up a boosting match, go to multiplayer and create a session. Set it to private and invite your friend. You can change all of the simulation settings and alter the race distance. The quickest way to boost, is to set up a 19 race season (all at Montreal), one lap, ten legendary AI, collisions and flags off. Take turns winning, making sure to finish 1-2. Cut corners to make it easier. You should be able to get 30,000-31,000 XP per hour following this method.

You can check your total XP on the leaderboard.

Head to the achievement trading thread (here) to find a boosting partner.


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Complete a multiplayer race without making contact with an opponent

Best done in a private match. Refer to "Nifty 50" for information on setting up private matches. If you're feeling particularly brave, you can try to get this in public games. Hope you are fine with losing! From the starting grid, move to the side and wait for 20-30 seconds. Continue normally from there. If you're catching up to the car ahead, slow down again.

Head to the achievement trading thread (here) to find a boosting partner.

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Beat a member of the Formula 1 2010 Dev team or player who has done so

This is a viral achievement. You are likely to get this in your first race online, unless you finish last that is, or not at all! Finish ahead of anyone who already has this achievement to unlock it. Can boost if you're having trouble.

Head to the achievement trading thread (here) to find a boosting partner.

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Complete a season ahead of your Championship Rival

Refer to "Strength of Character" for information on Rivals.

When you select your rival, if going for this achievement you may want to choose the lowest of the three available. He will be easier to beat. Finish the season with more points than your rival to unlock the achievement.

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Commitment is the key10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f.../site/gp-g.png
Complete 7 full Championship seasons

Commitment or ingenuity? The choice is yours. If going the commitment route, you are looking at 133 races. 44 hours of racing. However, if that doesn't sound appealing, there is an easy way out. Turn damage on and crash every race.

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Clean sweep15 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f.../site/gp-g.png
Qualify in pole position setting the fastest time in each sector in a single player game

Can be done in Career or Grand Prix mode. Put the difficulty on easy and select your favourite track. Redbull, Mclaren or Ferrari as your team. Be consistently quick through the whole of the track to earn the achievement. You can check your sector times in comparison to the other drivers by entering the garage and choosing the far left option on the screen in front of you.

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Score a point in every round of a season

Finish within the top ten in every race of the season. Turn damage off and put the difficulty on easy. If you're going to finish outside of the top ten, restart the race.

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True racer25 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f.../site/gp-g.png
Win a single player race with all driver aids switched off

My suggestion is to drive at Montreal, as it is a very short (and easy) track. Go to Grand Prix mode, turn all the assists off and change the distance to one lap. Difficulty on easy, flashback limit 4 and either Redbull, Mclaren or Ferrari as your team. Refer to "World Champion - Expert" for advice on driving without aids.

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Full house10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f.../site/gp-g.png
In single player set the fastest time in practice, take pole position and win the race

Can be done in Career or Grand Prix mode. Choose "Short Race Weekend" on easy. As the description states, you need to post the fastest time in practice and qualifying, then win the race. Not much I can say about this one, just set it to easy and it should be a walk in the park.

END OF GUIDE
Constructive criticism is welcome. Also, any assistance is appreciated, especially in regards to the achievements with this coloured text under them. This is my take on the achievements and how they should be achieved. I realise there is another guide, but I always find it useful to have a second opinion on an achievement, so hopefully this doesn't cause too much of a stir.

Special thanks: vithzeral--For clarifying many of the questions I had, through his own testing, and for correcting the mistake I made in regard to the "Rain Meister" achievement.
Mark Miwurdz--For figuring out the most efficient boosting method.
ARC Trooper--For confirming the expert (trick) method and providing the XP boosting total.
defiant4eva--For posting the "expert hints and tips" thread.

shootermcgavin2 10-03-2010 11:16 AM

There is already an achievement guide and road map, why have you done it again??? Is the best one chosen as a sticky or something like that?

Shelton 10-03-2010 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by shootermcgavin2 (Post 3575641)
There is already an achievement guide and road map, why have you done it again??? Is the best one chosen as a sticky or something like that?

Basic rules
4. Don't be aggressive towards other users, if someone else want's to write a guide they are allowed. If you posted first that does not mean you own that forum with your guide. Moaning and complaining about other users and their attempts will not be tolerated. This goes for posting comments on other peoples guides also.

LINK.

OctagonQontrol 10-03-2010 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shelton (Post 3575662)
Basic rules
4. Don't be aggressive towards other users, if someone else want's to write a guide they are allowed. If you posted first that does not mean you own that forum with your guide. Moaning and complaining about other users and their attempts will not be tolerated. This goes for posting comments on other peoples guides also.

LINK.

No offense mate but shooter only asked why there is now a 2nd thread describing all achievements. Both him and I cannot make out which topicstarter is "bestest user" here nor why this or the other thread is better/inferior.

Yes, I have to agree that this thread looks less messy and is asking/looking for explanations on some achievements but imho it does not count to point towards 4. of the basic rules for an honest question from another member.

Regardless, all effort into making a guide is highly appreciated but with 2 threads, both authors might end up copy/paste from eachother to clarify their thread which leads to another conflict...

Shelton 10-03-2010 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by OctagonQontrol (Post 3575708)
No offense mate but shooter only asked why there is now a 2nd thread describing all achievements. Both him and I cannot make out which topicstarter is "bestest user" here nor why this or the other thread is better/inferior.

I would not have worded the rules in such a way. I agree it appears harsh but that was the answer to his question. Figured it would make more sense to post the official rules from x360a. To be clear, I wasn't saying he was being aggressive. I'd have to be pretty weak-skinned to think that. Guess in hindsight I should have cut some parts of the rules I quoted, to get my point across more concisely.

The way it works here, is that the best guide is published on the site. Personally, I'm a firm believer that more than one opinion on the way to unlock an achievement is helpful. That is why I look at the guides both here, and on TrueAchievements. As I said in the last paragraph (of the guide), these are just my suggestions for unlocking the achievements. I'm not saying my guide is better than the other. It is merely an alternative source of information.

OctagonQontrol 10-03-2010 12:09 PM

Thanks for that; I do agree that the more info supplied, the better a guide can be. And indeed, suggestions/workarounds for unlocking an achievement are always appreciated!

I did scroll both guides and do have to say yours seems a bit more elaborate and I do hope that the best man may get his guide published in the end.

:beer:

Barad 10-03-2010 12:17 PM

Great guide, such a hard game though!

Tyger7 10-03-2010 12:28 PM

I support any 2nd and beyond guide making. I always make guides when there are already ones in the threads. In fact, I've even made a guide, that replaced an already published guide. It's not technically "the best guide", it's the one that seems to be the most efficient for gaining all achievements in the shortest period of time. Also, grammar and neatness do count quite a bit! :)

DeafSunchaser 10-03-2010 02:06 PM

WTF?? FAVORITISM AGAIN!!!! look at the rating 5 star and i cannot vote on it and the other one has a 1 star and i cant vote im sure its been locked by a mod! flipping eck this is not the first time too! its getting out of hand with all the FAVORITISM thats going on!

Tyger7 10-03-2010 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by DeafSunchaser (Post 3576082)
WTF?? FAVORITISM AGAIN!!!! look at the rating 5 star and i cannot vote on it and the other one has a 1 star and i cant vote im sure its been locked by a mod! flipping eck this is not the first time too! its getting out of hand with all the FAVORITISM thats going on!

The rating system is broken, the settings for the system have been set to 1 max vote allowed is my guess, it's like that on every post. Go look at some of my guides, I get 1's too. I can't change them if I wanted to. Go test it out, go to a rated thread on any forum and try. You are really going overboard with this, 2nd time in just a couple days you've claimed this. You obviously didn't read my PM about the other thread, or you ignored it completely.

vithzeral 10-03-2010 02:40 PM

On topic ... I think the guide is wrong in saying the AI always pits in the rain; the top teams certainly didn't in the two rain races I have done in Career. Also, as pointed out by someone else in another thread, Monte Carlo is best for the rain achievement; the AI drives like a bunch of old ladies. Go straight to race in a Red Bull or McClaren, whip by the cars in front at that first right hander and by the end of the first lap no one else will be in sight.

Shelton 10-03-2010 02:51 PM

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Originally Posted by vithzeral (Post 3576168)
On topic ... I think the guide is wrong in saying the AI always pits in the rain; the top teams certainly didn't in the two rain races I have done in Career. Also, as pointed out by someone else in another thread, Monte Carlo is best for the rain achievement; the AI drives like a bunch of old ladies. Go straight to race in a Red Bull or McClaren, whip by the cars in front at that first right hander and by the end of the first lap no one else will be in sight.

Disregard what I posted earlier in regards to the rain. You were right. I have corrected the guide. Thanks a lot for the feedback. Also, I have made a compromise in the track selection, I trust that it will appease you.

vithzeral 10-03-2010 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Shelton (Post 3576208)

It is one of the hardest tracks in the game. In my opinion, to couple that with the added difficulty of driving in the rain, would not be the best idea. I would say to pick the track you are most comfortable with. For you, that may be Monte Carlo, but I imagine you are in the minority.

Personally I hate Catalunya, but I am not very good at Monte Carlo either. Basically my strategy is drive like a maniac through the first half lap (the hairpin) then just defend my position and pray for rain.

What I should have made clear is that this is on easy settings, lowest AI level, just to get the achievement. Really, the AI is so bad on this track when it rains; you could be 5 seconds down per lap in the dry, and in the rain with the exact same difficulty you will be faster than the AI by several seconds per lap.

Edit: If it isn't obvious, have damage off. In a way the narrowness of the track helps because if you skid into a barrier you just bounce back into the track. Cheap ... but effective.

Shelton 10-03-2010 11:05 PM

I have changed the time in the Roadmap. It has come to my attention, that the multiplayer achievements will take a long, long time to complete. Through my testing, I was getting 3000-3500 XP an hour racing with a friend. To the people who have done the same (raced in private matches with a friend) did you get a similar amount? There is a possibility that playing with higher level drivers increases the amount of XP you can earn, but I am unsure whether this is the case. Racing with more than one player definitely will.

I apologise for my previous suggested completion time, as I now realise I was way off the mark.

I plan to race in public matches for a couple of hours today to see how much XP I get. More cars equals more XP, so hopefully I can at least triple the amount of XP awarded, compared to playing private matches. Would be nice if Codemasters released a definitive guide on how much XP you earn for each of your actions in the race.

Vithzeral, I appreciate your input. The problem is, if I tell people to race on Monte Carlo, they're likely to complain that there are much easier tracks to get the achievement on. Also, they may have trouble just getting around the track. I know for me, it is a total nightmare. If I seen a guide for this achievement and it wanted me to race there, I would ignore it.

If I suggest that the player race on a track they're most comfortable with, it should please everyone.

*Edit- I have drove for a couple of hours now and kept an eye on my XP. I've finished in basically every position, in races with 5-10 other players. I get an average of 6500 XP per hour of racing. I've spoke to a very informative player (a level 46 by the name of Vodka Wazza) who has confirmed the amount of time required. 150 hours minimum.

shootermcgavin2 10-04-2010 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shelton (Post 3575662)
Basic rules


4. Don't be aggressive towards other users, if someone else want's to write a guide they are allowed. If you posted first that does not mean you own that forum with your guide. Moaning and complaining about other users and their attempts will not be tolerated. This goes for posting comments on other peoples guides also.

LINK.

Dude, I was in no way being an asshole, I just simply asked a question, maybe I worded it wrong, but I assure you there was no aggressive intent and I apologise if this is how it seems.

Shelton 10-04-2010 10:24 AM

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Originally Posted by shootermcgavin2 (Post 3579623)
Dude, I was in no way being an asshole, I just simply asked a question, maybe I worded it wrong, but I assure you there was no aggressive intent and I apologise if this is how it seems.

It's my bad, I should have only posted the part that was relevant, as opposed to the whole of rule number 4. Let me try again.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shelton (Post 3575662)
Basic rules
If someone else want's to write a guide they are allowed.

LINK.

That's what I meant! lol. Sorry if I came off as a dick. I didn't see your post as aggressive in the slightest, like you said, you were just asking a question.

*On a totally unrelated topic, does anyone know how I can link to youtube videos? If I use the hyperlink option, it just embeds the video, which is not what I want. May be a silly question, but I'm clueless.

OctagonQontrol 10-04-2010 04:05 PM

I usually post http://www.youtube.com/rest_of_url

Tyger7 10-04-2010 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shelton (Post 3579655)
It's my bad, I should have only posted the part that was relevant, as opposed to the whole of rule number 4. Let me try again.



That's what I meant! lol. Sorry if I came off as a dick. I didn't see your post as aggressive in the slightest, like you said, you were just asking a question.

*On a totally unrelated topic, does anyone know how I can link to youtube videos? If I use the hyperlink option, it just embeds the video, which is not what I want. May be a silly question, but I'm clueless.

You can change it in your youtube options. Go to the video you want to put on this site. Click edit and then go to settings. Uncheck the embed option. Now it should work fine.

Why not just embed?

ansotica 10-04-2010 06:06 PM

you asked for clarification on "the big one". I was leading the drivers championship but I was only on 3 place in the constructors championship RedBull was leading the constructors championship and they offered me a contract and I got the award. hope this helps. :-)

vithzeral 10-05-2010 12:20 AM

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Originally Posted by ansotica (Post 3580745)
you asked for clarification on "the big one". I was leading the drivers championship but I was only on 3 place in the constructors championship RedBull was leading the constructors championship and they offered me a contract and I got the award. hope this helps. :-)

This because "top team" is defined as in the top 3 in the constructors championship, so meeting your starting teams objective will also pop "Big One" if your team is top 3 at the end of the season. The way to make sure you get "Team Leader","Big One", and "Hot Property" all in the first season is:

- make sure you choose your toughest rival
- don't sign a new contract until after the last race
- win the drivers championship; this will guarantee you a minimum 3rd in the constructors even if your teammate gets no points, and giving "Big One"
- at the end of the season you are automatically number one on your team and get "Team Leader" even though you havent signed a contract yet
- now sign with one of the teams above you for "Hot Property" (you will always be offered at least one of these - whichever one your rival was with )

One thing I should mention; I don't know what would happen with "Hot Property" if you won every race and finished first in the constructors championship; there wouldn't be a team above you. It wasn't an issue for me as I only clinched over Hamilton in the last race, winning by 21 points.

Shelton 10-05-2010 12:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Tyger7 (Post 3580510)
You can change it in your youtube options. Go to the video you want to put on this site. Click edit and then go to settings. Uncheck the embed option. Now it should work fine.

Why not just embed?

Thank you. I was considering posting videos of each track, with the Redbull simulator, to help with the expert achievement. In games and IRL, I steer well clear of manual gears, so to be able to see when to downshift and which gears to take through corners is hugely beneficial.

However, there are 19 tracks. The guide would be enormous if I embedded all the videos. I may be going overboard with this idea, will think it over.
Quote:

Originally Posted by ansotica (Post 3580745)
you asked for clarification on "the big one". I was leading the drivers championship but I was only on 3 place in the constructors championship RedBull was leading the constructors championship and they offered me a contract and I got the award. hope this helps. :-)

Thanks.
Quote:

Originally Posted by vithzeral (Post 3581640)
This because "top team" is defined as in the top 3 in the constructors championship, so meeting your starting teams objective will also pop "Big One" if your team is top 3 at the end of the season. The way to make sure you get "Team Leader","Big One", and "Hot Property" all in the first season is:

- make sure you choose your toughest rival
- don't sign a new contract until after the last race
- win the drivers championship; this will guarantee you a minimum 3rd in the constructors even if your teammate gets no points, and giving "Big One"
- at the end of the season you are automatically number one on your team and get "Team Leader" even though you havent signed a contract yet
- now sign with one of the teams above you for "Hot Property" (you will always be offered at least one of these - whichever one your rival was with )

One thing I should mention; I don't know what would happen with "Hot Property" if you won every race and finished first in the constructors championship; there wouldn't be a team above you. It wasn't an issue for me as I only clinched over Hamilton in the last race, winning by 21 points.

That's what was throwing me off. What is defined as a championship leading team? Top three makes sense. Also, I thought it would need to be done in the following season, as the top teams can change throughout the season but are known at the end. What you are telling me, is finish top three in the Constructers Championship to be awarded "The Big One". Correct? Of course, if your team expects you to win the Championship and you finish third, it will not unlock.

Thanks again.:)

Logically, "Hot Property" in that scenario is not possible to unlock.

vithzeral 10-05-2010 04:17 AM

For One-Two I let my teammate pass me and win and the achievement didn't pop, so I'm pretty sure you have to be first place. Now I have to pay the fine for team orders :p

defiant4eva 10-05-2010 05:44 AM

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Originally Posted by vithzeral (Post 3582213)
For One-Two I let my teammate pass me and win and the achievement didn't pop, so I'm pretty sure you have to be first place. Now I have to pay the fine for team orders :p

Don't worry if it was Teflonso as your team mate, it will be a fine only, but if it was Hamilton as your team mate. Well it could be a 5 gird drop, points taken off or a life time ban. Plus the fine.

As for the 1-2 finish I don't know. My first season Trulli never finish higher than 22nd, well once he managed 17th and thats because there was 7 DNF. My second season team mate is Vettel and he has only managed a 3rd. He mostly finishs 5th or 6th. Which is strange, as the real Vettel only finishs 5th or 6th if he is on pole. :biglaugh

ansotica 10-05-2010 07:30 AM

I have a question regarding the Crushing victory achievment: Do I need to beat him only during the race or also during qualifying?

Shelton 10-05-2010 07:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vithzeral (Post 3582213)
For One-Two I let my teammate pass me and win and the achievement didn't pop, so I'm pretty sure you have to be first place. Now I have to pay the fine for team orders :p

Cheers for confirming, I will remove the coloured text. Your team-mate was faster than you. Can you confirm that you understood this message? lol. Paraphrased.
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Originally Posted by ansotica (Post 3582487)
I have a question regarding the Crushing victory achievment: Do I need to beat him only during the race or also during qualifying?

Only during the race, as per the achievements description.


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