Puttin' On a Clinic achievement in The Orange Box

Puttin' On a Clinic

Defeat the chopper in Episode Two without any misses.

Puttin' On a Clinic0
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How to unlock the Puttin' On a Clinic achievement

  • RitzOmegaRitzOmega650,222
    27 Apr 2009 27 Apr 2009
    86 1 2
    If you haven't played through the game already, then you'll get this at the end of the chapter "Riding Shotgun". If you have done so already, then start a new game under this chapter. When you are asked to take down the chopper (and it is always you, Gordon Freeman, never anyone else), you'll need to use your Gravity Gun to pick up the mines and toss them back at the choppa.

    To earn the achievement, you CANNOT miss with any mines that you throw in the air. All of them must strike the chopper, and you'll know when you have hit it when flames/explosions engulf the chopper. If you miss, then no achievement for you.

    It took me a few tried to do this myself, but I made it easier by setting the difficulty on 'Easy', which only required me to hit the chopper three times with mines.

    Save right before you start taking it on, and save after each hit. It makes the fight a lot easier, and lessens the frustration factor a bunch.

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    olde fortran 77NOTE: Don't try this when the chopper first attacks you. When the chopper arrives, get in the car and drive. When, and only when, you are driving, the helicopter will drop mines but still DON'T bother. Drive down the tracks, through the tunnel, and until you get to the end of the road and crash through the gate. THEN the rebels ask you to do something about the chopper. When you are in the train yard with the rebels, that's when the chopper will drop lots of mines and hover close enough to hit it.
    I'm on my first play through and expected to do this achievement as soon as the chopper shows up but it just doesn't work that way. Very frustrating until I gave up and played further into the game and figured it out.
    Posted by olde fortran 77 on 17 Nov 10 at 13:44
    Kamera^^^Ditto^^^
    Posted by Kamera on 01 Jun 12 at 20:04
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  • STZ513STZ51377,801
    06 Sep 2009 06 Sep 2009 06 Sep 2009
    41 0 0
    This takes place during the end of the chapter "Riding Shotgun". To get this achievement you have to pick up mines that the chopper drops around you and throw them back at it. You can tell when you hit it because it will be pushed back several feet and parts of it will catch fire. You CANNOT get this achievement if you destroy it before you meet up with a group of rebels at their base. Here are several tips to make it easier:
    1) Set difficulty to easy (Takes 3 shots)
    2) Turn on the invincibility cheat (LB, Up, RB, Up, LB, LB, Up, RB, RB, Up)
    3) Save after each time you hit it so that you can reload if you miss one.
    4) Mines' timers reset when you pick them up, so don't hesitate to grab a flashing one.
    5) Don't bother trying to use one of the dozen-plus mines the chopper drops when it is a hit away from death, just wait for them to explode and it will drop one immediatly afterwards.

    Note: If you are trying to get this and Little Rocket Man at the same time save when the chopper shows up then just leave the gnome and focus on Puttin' On a Clinic. After you get it simply reload the save.
  • InugamiTheHoundInugamiTheHound170,172
    09 Apr 2010 09 Apr 2010 03 May 2011
    19 9 2
    use this
    Invincibility:
    While playing the game, press LB, Up, RB, Up, LB(2), Up, RB(2), Up.

    right before you fight it and every time you hit the helicopter with a bomb save the game. On Normal difficulty it should take 5 hits

    this achievement is not really that hard

    (before you give me a "thumbs down" on this or any other solution. Tell what I can do to fix it)
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    drabikAim away - shoot - then guide the rocket at the helicopter to avoid the bullets
    Posted by drabik on 09 Apr 10 at 15:42
    InugamiTheHounddon't forget to check out my other solutions for this game and others.
    Posted by InugamiTheHound on 27 Apr 10 at 21:12
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