New Game Page Views and Filters

By Rich Stone, 2 years ago
Hello there TA'ers.

We recently brought you the news that we had updated our achievement flagging system.

Now we have all these new flags, we thought it would be great for you to be able to see how many of each there are for a game, and to filter by them.

So, we have now added a new View button to our Game Pages.

To demonstrate, here is what you see if you click on the View button on Call of Duty: Black Ops:

View options for Call of Duty Black OpsView options for Call of Duty Black Ops

At the top of the drop-down panel are the options for the Achievement view:

Choose the view type and sort orderChoose the view type and sort order

From here you can choose Image view (the default), or List view. You can also choose whether you want earned achievements to appear at the top of the list, and how you want the rest of the list to be sorted. You can also click on the disk to save these as your default settings for all Game Pages.

If the game has DLC packs, then below that you'll see the DLC options:

Choose whether to group DLC packsChoose whether to group DLC packs

These options allow you to group the DLC achievements together, and also whether to only show packs you own, or no DLC at all. Again, clicking the save button stores these as your default DLC view options for Game Pages.

Finally, you will see the Flag filter:
The awesomely powerful Flag FilterThe awesomely powerful Flag Filter

This shows you how many of each flag type there are in the game, but also allows you to filter on them (Note: Clicking on the icons next to the header selects or clears all of the flag tick-boxes).

You can also use some logic on the selection - for example, if you tick Online and Buggy and then select OR join, you will be shown all the achievements that are Buggy or have an Online requirement (or both). However, selecting AND join will only show you the achievements that are both Buggy AND Online.

Once you have finished choosing your options, please click Apply to reload the list.

We've also added a total row to the List view, so it's easy to see how many achievements and how much TA and GamerScore account for the filters you've chosen.

For example, if I look at the Microsoft Minesweeper (Win 8) I can see that it has two Partly Discontinued/Unobtainable achievements.

Clicking on the View button and choosing the following options:
Finding the Unobtainable achievements in MinesweeperFinding the Unobtainable achievements in Minesweeper

and then clicking Apply, I can see the two troublesome achievements and how much they are worth:

Minesweeper Unobtainables

We hope you enjoy using the new feature!


P.S. Please note that we hope to open up achievement flag submissions again within a month, the GI team are just tweaking the final definitions.
Rich Stone
Written by Rich Stone
Creator of TrueAchievements, TrueTrophies and TrueSteamAchievements. Writes site news and still finds time for the odd game here and there. Loves Racing games and Shooters, yet to be convinced that any RPG is worth the time investment!