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Old 01-08-2010, 02:39 PM   #1
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Glitches and Work Arounds

Compiling info from other threads, I've found a way to make popping glitched achievements much easier.

Before playing the Wally/Waldo stage of the final world, exit the game (autosaving in the process) and navigate explorer to: (View hidden folders must be enabled under folder options)

C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Roaming\Ludia\ (Vista)
C:\Documents and Settings\XXX\Application Data\Ludia\ (XP)

where 'XXX' is your Windows user profile.

Copy the enclosed folder called 'Waldo' and paste as a copy in the same directory.

Open the game again, play through 'till stage completion and then if the achievement pops, exit the game and check your Gamertag on xbox.com. If the achievement has remained carry on. If not, go back the Ludia folder in explorer and delete the 'Waldo' folder, then renaming your 'Copy of Waldo' back to 'Waldo'.

You are then free to load the game again and attempt just the stage over rather than the game.

Repeat these steps for 'The Journey Ends' kids and normal and 'Friend to the Stars' for minimal achievement woe.


(All credit for finding the save directory goes to X360a user 'Hoffer')
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:50 AM   #2
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Thanks for posting this and thank you Hoffer for finding it!!! Because of this I was able to get the normal achievement without playing twice on normal.
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Old 01-10-2010, 02:09 PM   #3
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Yeah, cheers worked for me too for the normal achivement but for some reason friend with stars still won't unlock
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Old 01-10-2010, 06:17 PM   #4
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Has anyone actually had any achievements unlock, and display on their profile, only to have dissappeared next time the game is loaded up?
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:07 AM   #5
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Has anyone actually had any achievements unlock, and display on their profile, only to have dissappeared next time the game is loaded up?
Yup, happened to me for both my kids and normal achievements. After they popped I hit home and checked to see if they were listed as complete, and they were. Then I quit the game and checked xbox.com and they were gone. I got kids back by replaying the whole game (before this kind thread with the save file location was posted), while normal I got by doing what the 1st post here tells you to do.

As for the people with problems on the 180 stars achievement, I don't know what to tell you. Maybe try backing up your file before getting the last star(s) and reloading the backup if the achievement doesn't stick around? (I did this, but I didn't need to reload as mine stayed unlocked.) If you didn't back it up before hand, you'll probably have to replay normal from the beginning.
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:52 PM   #6
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The problem I have is that the 180 stars achievement unlocks on my GFWL profile but doesn't move over to my xbox.com profile. So I play another GFWL title and unlock an achievement and return back to Wally and the 40GS just disappears all together. Totally confused with this game
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:35 PM   #7
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i had 2 achievements that didnt pop for me when i knew i had them, i did what the OP said to, and after 1 more star i got the achievement for Completing the game on kids and find 20 Waldo's.

Then i had no trouble getting the complete the game on normal and 180 stars achievement.

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Old 08-08-2010, 04:04 PM   #8
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I had a problem with the kids completion (still need to do normal). It popped and disapeared again. Also in GFWL. I then got another achievement in another game on my xbox and tried waldo again with no succes. Achievements was still not there. Tried a few more challenges in kids (where I did not score 5 stars). Still nothing.
Then I logged into another xbox achievement related site just for fun to see my latest achievements and if my buddies scored any lately. Surprisingly I saw my missing Waldo achievement there!
Then I checked back in GFWL as well as my xbox live and it was there on both.
Very strange and glitchy but I am glad I got it hehe
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:06 PM   #9
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Thanks for this method, Although I did manage to get the kids difficulty eventually after 3 goes as the achievement wouldn't transfer to xbox.com, it would have saved me time if I knew this!!!!
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:21 AM   #10
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thanks for this info. I had a save with both difficults completed till last level and made a copy of that save in case of being necessary, but at my first try after made a copy I got both achievements finaly i can leave this game forever thanks once again
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:01 PM   #11
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i have all the achies unlocked on gwl, and the points add up, but my last achie, kid playthrough wont transfer to my xbox.com gamertag. i did not read this forums b4 i started,so am i screwed now?
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:53 PM   #12
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i have all the achies unlocked on gwl, and the points add up, but my last achie, kid playthrough wont transfer to my xbox.com gamertag. i did not read this forums b4 i started,so am i screwed now?
no you're not screwed but you have to start the game once again from the begining or keep playing last level untill your achievement unlock (this method doesn't work everytime), it's safer to restart the game and use the tips from this thread.
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:18 PM   #13
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no you're not screwed but you have to start the game once again from the begining or keep playing last level untill your achievement unlock (this method doesn't work everytime), it's safer to restart the game and use the tips from this thread.
so the achievement will "pop" again in game? it registers in my game already.
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:11 PM   #14
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so the achievement will "pop" again in game? it registers in my game already.
if you finish the game and the achievement pop up it will show in your game list if you go to home, but it could not be updated to xbox.com. so check xbox.com everytime it unlocks to be sure that you have it updated to LIVE
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Old 09-04-2010, 06:26 AM   #15
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ok, ive popped it 2 more times and still not showing up on xbox.com,i even unlocked an acheivement in another gfwl game(tinker) like some other people were saying.
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Old 09-04-2010, 06:18 PM   #16
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just keep trying. it will update to xbox.com. just past your save and keep beating last level
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Old 09-05-2010, 05:48 AM   #17
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For what it's worth, I "unlocked" Friend to the Stars earlier, then realized that I didn't "get" it.

The good news, when I reloaded that save, it popped again. Just a lucky break I guess.
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:49 AM   #18
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Awe, i will have to try this out...Guess I gotta go from the start of Kids again since I completed it on Kids today..oh well. Bah :x I didn't know achievements in this game were so glitchy.

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Old 09-07-2010, 03:40 PM   #19
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YA!!! i finally got it to unlock! beat it 3 times, start to finish.and then did the save thing 8 times.
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Old 09-08-2010, 02:40 AM   #20
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I got the achievement for beating the game on Kids difficulty by deleting my old save and playing through again.

I did the Tinker thing to try and fix the 180 star achievement, but now the achievement pops when I load the game and after I beat any level. Problem is that the achievement leaves my gamercard after 3-5 seconds.
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Old 01-16-2011, 02:44 PM   #21
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"The Journey Ends (Kids)" was glitched for me; redoing the level and earning 5 stars fixed that. Didn't need to do anything with save files.


"There He Is!" was also glitched for me; after two complete playthroughs (Kids and Normal) it still hadn't unlocked. Or maybe it only counts times found on a single save file? Replaying the beginning of the first couple of levels a few times (use Woof, find Waldo, return to Worlds, ie not playing entire level) unlocked it for me though.
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:06 PM   #22
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HOLY SHIT. Ive ran through normal twice now...and the achievement popped up immediately after beating the last stage and then i check it on the game immediately and its not there.....wtf waldo.
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:34 AM   #23
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Been having the same problem since September. I complete a normal play through get 180 stars, Friends of the Stars pops and then removes itself from my profile.

I've done the copying my game before the last world, the replays and nothing. It sucks
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Old 01-21-2011, 04:27 AM   #24
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brilliant, thankyou, it took 5 attempts but it finally remained unlocked on normal )
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:35 PM   #25
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I think they fixed it, because I had no problems with it
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Old 03-19-2011, 12:18 PM   #26
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I've tried several times now to get 'The Journey Ends (Kids)' achievement and it won't stay unlocked (The message appears to say it's unlocked and the achievement appears on my profile for a few seconds then disappears ). I'll try again but I'm ready to give up with this achievement now.
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:09 AM   #27
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@Dragon I've had the same problem since last September with the Friends of the Stars achievement. I have over 3,700 stars and the stupid thing has never stayed
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I hate these glitches. Struggled through the game twice. Finally beat it on Normal, no achievement. Got all 180 stars and the message came up saying I got two achievements for 70GS. Well it did unlock the one for having all the stars, but now I'm stuck on what to do about the Normal completion. I'll try the above methods.
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