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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

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Posted: 23 Sep, 2013 23:42
Unfortunately it's not quite like that - the snes itself writes 0x55 to every memory location, then the game will choose to write something useful into the memory. Usually. Or at least, it's supposed to. According to a quick Google, emulator developers simply decided on 0x55 as a good value: the actual ram itself could be literally any values, and 0x55 seemed to work. From that point, the game is supposed to write whatever it needs into ram, but there are no guarantees whether the game will or not. The most legit way to write achievements is to account for this: assume that the ram will contain 0x55 at a predetermined location, say 0x00, and check to see that it is not 0x55 after it starts up. Then, add PauseIf:0x0000=0x55 as your first condition. It's messy, and I might consider this as a catch-all condition for snes only, but for now I think if you add that it will fix it for now

Posted: 24 Sep, 2013 01:18
Perhaps you could have a checkbox in the RASNES devtool to 'include this' in the calculation of this achievement.

Posted: 24 Sep, 2013 07:00
It's very easy to just find an address that should never equal 0x55 and add "address != 55" and maybe "ResetIf address = 55" to all achievements, and you're good to go.

Posted: 05 Feb, 2014 17:28

Animal Hater - Cause the Cuccos to attack you by repeatedly stabbing them
See Link Run - Catch the Running Man in Kakriko Village
The Trees Are Alive - Have a tree attack you in the Dark World (Dash into a tree with a face)
Who Needs Gloves? - Acquire the Magical Cape WITHOUT getting the Titan Mitt (Instead of lifting the stones in the graveyard you need to use the magical mirror to teleport yourself exactly into the small enclosed area.)
Its a Me! - Find Mario's Picture in Kakiriko Village, Hug Mario, Get Money
Shaking Hands with Dinosaurs - you can pull the arms of the turtle in turtle rock and Link will get a few rupees

Posted: 01 Apr, 2014 08:17
The Chris Houlihan room needs an achievement. :)

Posted: 01 Apr, 2014 13:26
The reason why I did not throw in an achievement for that was because the only way to officially gain access to the room is a glitch in the game's code, and I try to stay away from achievements for finding glitches.

Posted: 01 Apr, 2014 15:21
Alright, I didn't know that. I've heard about the room before, but I actually stumbled into it last night purely by accident!

Posted: 01 Apr, 2014 16:37
In addition to Sting's achievements (many of which I was about to suggest myself), I'd suggest achievements for;

Give a Man a Fish - Sell a fish to the bottle merchant in Kakariko
Hey There, Chickadee - Turned a specific Cuccoo into a more attractive form
Happiness Has a Price - Caused the fairy queen to appear in the Pond of Happiness
Complete Arsenal - Maxed out Arrows and Bombs at the Pond of Happiness
I Could Jump This Whole Time?! - Accessed the hidden fairy room in Ganon's Tower

... Plus, I do think the "Bested ____" boss achievements could use some fun flavor. I was thinking about stuff like.. Annihilated Armos, Mashed Moldorm, Krushed Kholdstare, silly things like that.

Posted: 21 Apr, 2015 11:46
Sanctuary is broken. Do it twice. I have the (F) version of the rom. :/

Posted: 21 Apr, 2015 15:42
That's probably your problem. Use the US version.

In general, use the US version for most games here, unless it's specified otherwise. Foreign versions sometimes change memory values around and cause achievements to not work.

Posted: 13 Jul, 2015 21:02
Since few days a achievements was added, now the total of points is 415.
Is this normal?

Posted: 14 Jul, 2015 16:54
If I might suggest a trio of achievements myself, I have some ideas.

Powerful: Complete the game without dying or saving and quitting (Alternatively: Finish the game with 0 games played)

Courageous: Complete the game with only the green tunic, basic shield, and Master Sword

Wise: Finish the game with 100% (All items collected, all upgrades acquired, all heart containers obtained)

Posted: 25 Jul, 2015 17:11
Great set! However, am I the only one to have a problem with the Cane of Byrnna's achievement?

Posted: 28 Jul, 2015 23:18
For Courageous, what about the Hammer, Power Glove, Titan's Mitt, Bow, Silver Arrows & other items that you can't beat the game due to not being able to access parts of it without? There may be glitches that would allow you to beat the game without these items, but achievements that are based on glitches are not allowed as seen with the removal of the Chris Houlihan Room achievement.

Posted: 10 Sep, 2016 11:33
Last Edit: 10 Sep, 2016 14:37
Is it possible to have achievements on european release ?
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