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Old 12-30-2010, 10:53 AM   #1
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Dead Rising 2: Case West's tricky 'Handy Man' Achievement


If you picked up Dead Rising 2: Case West and are having a problem getting the "Handy Man" Achievement, which requires building all the new weapons in the DLC, it may not necessarily be that you're missing something. XBLA Fans, in its "DR2: Case West Weapons Combo Guide," notes that the "Handy Man" requires players build only the seven new weapons in the game. Apparently, if you create any other weapons before those seven, you'll have to move the save file to another device or delete it.

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Old 12-30-2010, 10:57 AM   #2
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I built other weapons (the first one I built was the grenade football) and still had the "handyman" achievement pop up no problem...
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Old 12-30-2010, 12:37 PM   #3
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I built other weapons (the first one I built was the grenade football) and still had the "handyman" achievement pop up no problem...
This. I had also built the Flamethrower before I built any of the new weapons.

Seems totally random at this point. It unlocked perfectly for me after I built my last "new" weapon, but my buddy can't get it to unlock at all.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:00 PM   #4
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I can confirm that I also built a football+grenade combo (it was waiting to be built in that first maint room afterall) LONG before I built the 7 from this game and still got it.

..still, for somebody who did not get it, this might be worth a try.
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:02 PM   #5
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Yeah, the original post doesn't seem to be correct because the first thing I created was the grenade/football combo and still got the achievement on my first run.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:58 PM   #6
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im pretty sure this is incorrect seeing as its not possible... you have to make the laser sword to make the laser gun which is outside of the new 7 weapons, i would put it down to just being a glitchy achievement

EDIT: can confirm this is false as i just unlocked it after making a new save, made the hail mary and laser sword first then made the seven new weapons which unlocked the achievement, i did all this before finishing case file 1-2 which could have made a difference as in my first play through i made the last of the 7 weapons (laser gun) in case file 3-2.

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Old 01-12-2011, 06:56 PM   #7
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Hmm, I only built a couple, hope it doesn't glitch.
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cant wait to get this achievement, game looks good
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:37 AM   #9
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Can't get this achievement to unlocked. Tried it 3 times and nothing.
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Old 01-01-2011, 07:59 PM   #10
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I built other weapons (the first one I built was the grenade football) and still had the "handyman" achievement pop up no problem...
Yeah I don't know who XBLA Fans is, but clearly they are wrong. I also built other various weapons in between doing the ones for the achievement, and I got it without a problem. Plus, they say to only build the 7 new weapons and not any old ones? That is impossible as you need to build the Laser Sword (an old combo weapon) before you can build the Laser Gun. So there is absolutely no way their assessment is correct.

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The order doesn't factor in at all because I didn't do them in that order and skipped the cut scenes.
Same here, I skipped the little building scenes and I got the achievement with no problems.

Seems like it's still just randomly bugged, because plenty of us can disprove all of the conditions people have suggested so far.

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i did all this before finishing case file 1-2 which could have made a difference as in my first play through i made the last of the 7 weapons (laser gun) in case file 3-2.
Also no. I forgot to build my own Laser Gun, so I reloaded a save I had during Case 3, made one, and still got the achievement.
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:15 AM   #11
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I am having a lot of trouble with this achievement
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:10 AM   #12
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I started a new game in slot 3 and built all 7 weapons (plus the laser sword) w/o building any other weapon and still no achievement. I also built all 7 in my level 50 game that I restarted after beating the game. Frustrating!
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If people are still having problems getting this glitched achievement then I will tell you what I did. I had to delete my only save file on the game. (At this point you should have 0 game saves). Then make a new game and save the game as soon as you get the chance. (This helps if you accidently mess up). On 1-2 I just built only the new combo weapons in the right order. (On my previous post someone already gave out a good new combo list in order). You should build them all by 1-3 and do it on a solo playthrough. (I'm not sure if playing solo would make a difference though). You should build the laser gun as your last new weapon and the acheivement should pop up.
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:02 AM   #14
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Huh. You know, just in case anyone forgets to look at the combo card list, there is one in there that isn't being mentioned in this thread or in GuerrillaTechs list. If you combine a floor buffer (some right by maintenance rooms) with a stun baton from the zombie wranglers, that was my final combo and I popped the achievement with no problem.

I didn't use any of the crazy methods of deleting saves or only making the new weapons before a certain case. I made football grenades and the cement saw plate thrower right in the middle of all this and finished this achievement in the middle cases of the game. Hope this helped.
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:30 PM   #15
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I started a new game in slot 3 and built all 7 weapons (plus the laser sword) w/o building any other weapon and still no achievement. I also built all 7 in my level 50 game that I restarted after beating the game. Frustrating!
same story here... upsetting :/
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:05 AM   #16
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Yes it did not pop up for me. But when I made a new game save and only made those combos it unlocked.
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