Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
Console icon NES/Famicom

  • Find all 13 hidden clues dispersed throughout the game

    296 (250) of 3,432 – 8.62%

    7.28% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    8.62% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Created by Mutawarrior on: 30 Oct, 2018 00:37
    Last modified: 29 Sep, 2023 22:45

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    MasamuneNKX 29 Jul 2022 09:40
    Finally got it after going back and collecting them all a second time on the same playthrough, just for good measure, using RANES. It decided to unlock on one of the last few clues, despite definitely having collected it already. I'd suggest trying that, to anyone else having similar issues with it.
    6 Dec 2022 02:35
    TheMysticalOne edited this achievement's logic.
    TheMysticalOne 6 Dec 2022 03:19
    Should be more solid now. Added a Measured Flag so the total progress should be shown. If you collect a book that hasn't been collected before and the number doesn't increase on the measurement, let me know the conditions under which it happened (and send a save state, if possible) and I can dig deeper, but I hope it should be solid now.
    21 Feb 2023 23:18
    HolyShinx edited this achievement's badge.
    xenkaroshi 21 Aug 2023 12:54
    resource for where the books are?
    MauricioReis 21 Aug 2023 13:56
    xenkaroshi 21 Aug 2023 18:26
    thank you
    20 Sep 2023 19:12
    TheMysticalOne edited this achievement's logic.
    r0ach3d 28 Sep 2023 19:22
    can i use a password? i cant get this to trigger in RANes using WINE but I did use a pw to speed things up. 3 attempts and still nothing. used retroarch mesen fceu and RANes.
    TheMysticalOne 28 Sep 2023 19:44
    They have to be all read within the same password session. Quitting to menu will clear progress.
    r0ach3d 28 Sep 2023 19:49
    ya i did it in one session each time. rats.
    TheMysticalOne 28 Sep 2023 20:23
    There's a measurement on the achievement. If you look at the achievement list after each book, it should increment by one for each unique book. It'd be helpful to check that. Ideally if you can make a save state before each book, it can help me diagnose. I know it's a lot of work, but that'd be amazing. Save states can be made in hardcore, just can't load them.
    r0ach3d 28 Sep 2023 21:19
    ya, I set up a state to try and troubleshoot cores. i couldn't get anything to give me a +1 on the first book. can I see that counter using RANes? I'd rather use retroarch, i dont have a windows machine and RANes lags quite a bit for me with WINE.
    im going to try another run tonight after I put the kid down that I'm going to record and capture states at each book. any core preferred?
    not too much work, dont mind listening to bloody tears XD
    r0ach3d 28 Sep 2023 21:20
    the counter was working though: it went up in the 2nd mansion.
    TheMysticalOne 28 Sep 2023 21:52
    RAnes shows the counter on the pause/achievements list.

    If one or more hooks isn't counting. Get me a state by the not working books and I can debug. I've lost all my state for the game. :/
    r0ach3d 28 Sep 2023 22:00
    sounds like a plan
    r0ach3d 29 Sep 2023 21:15 you can find the states here
    29 Sep 2023 22:45
    TheMysticalOne edited this achievement's logic.
    TheMysticalOne 29 Sep 2023 22:48
    Thanks! This should be well and truly fixed. Entirely my fault for using the wrong object attributes here and I'm not entirely sure how my initial testing worked out. All 12 of the states you sent caused the measurements to increase properly after my change, so I have much higher confidence that this will work in the future. (Not sure which book you were missing in your states, but I am confident my IDs are correct for the books at least.
    r0ach3d 29 Sep 2023 22:54
    ok, ive got a couple left to clean up so Ill try again when I get to them. thanks for sorting it out promptly.

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