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Old 07-29-2009, 12:56 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Half-Life 2 "Keep Off the Sand!"

I was wondering where the "Keep Off the Sand!" achievement started. Does it start when the soldier warns you not to go on the sand? And are the antlions at that part supposed to come out and attack his injured friend, or did I hit some sand accidentally? My earliest save point is right then, after his friend got killed by antlions, and I hope this was supposed to happen or else I have to start the game over to get back there... Because I didn't touch the sand (at least I think I didn't--do the antlions ALWAYS attack when you touch sand?) and made it to the Antlion Guard but I didn't get the achievement.

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Old 07-29-2009, 01:08 AM   #2
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:48 PM   #3
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I'm having some trouble with this achievement also. I youtube'd a video for myself but you can use it too.

or.. heres an even better video.

I just realised what to do watching the second video. At the point where you've used the long plank for a second time you're supposed to go right. I've been heading straight on up the hill lol.

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Old 07-29-2009, 09:17 PM   #4
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Alright thanks, I did it last night and got it on the second try. I must have touched the sand unknowingly.
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:45 AM   #5
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That's what happened to me. Once I got butted by the Giant Antlion and realised that no achievement had popped, I reloaded my last save, which was thankfully halfway across the sand dunes. After working my way back across, achievement popped, and I was thankful that I wouldn't have to do that again...
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Old 08-09-2009, 11:22 PM   #6
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The thing I found.
If Antlions appear out of the ground then you won't get the achievement.
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wtf is this nonsense

this achievement is bullshit. i made a bridge across this sand at the end out of like 5-6 things of metal, one being a huge ass door type thing. I get all the way across and to the point where it should pop, and nothing. i know for a fact i didnt touch any sand up to the point where the mass amount of sand is AND i couldnt have touched sand cuz i was walking on metal the whole damn time on the stretch of sand and still nothing. is there any better way to do this? i cant start the mission all over cuz somehow my save for it isnt there but i just dont know where the fuck i touched sand...

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Old 06-19-2013, 05:51 AM   #8
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Just avoid all the sand on that level until you get the achievement! It's tough but just make sure to save often!
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:10 AM   #9
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Some times you can nick the sand without antlions popping up. Does a little rumble noise.
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