Something to Prove achievement in THIEF

Something to Prove

Finish the game with a custom difficulty of 700 points or more

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How to unlock the Something to Prove achievement

  • NtYrFknKhakisNtYrFknKhakis62,485
    01 Mar 2014 26 Feb 2014 27 Feb 2014
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    When you start a new game, it will ask you which difficulty you want, choose Custom.
    I'm currently doing this on Master difficulty with custom settings. There are some custom settings that actually make this a bit easier I think. Your custom settings have to total 700 points or more for this achievement to unlock at the end.
    My custom settings are as follows:

    Chapter Saves Only (Manual saves disabled) - 180 points : OFF
    No Focus (Focus ability disabled) - 50 points : ON
    Stealth Takedowns Only (You cannot perform combat takedowns) - 50 points : ON
    No Reticle (Reticle disabled for aiming) - 30 points : ON
    Speciality Arrows Only (Only Blunt, Water, Fire and Rope Arrows enabled) - 50 points : ON
    No Food or Poppies (Food and Poppies are not consumable) - 100 points: ON
    Zero Damage (If you take any damage, you fail the mission) - 60 points : ON
    Expensive Resources (Cost of resources are increased) - 70 points : ON
    Slowed Movement (Overall movement is slowed) - 45 points : OFF
    Iron Man (If you die or fail a mission, you lose your entire game and have to restart from the beginning) -250 points: OFF
    No Upgrades (Non-critical tools, gear upgrades, and trinkets are disabled) - 100 points : OFF
    No Kills or Knockouts (If human/animal is harmed in any way, mission fails) -170 points : ON
    No Alerts (If human/animal detects you, mission fails) - 145 points : ON

    Total: 725 points

    With these custom settings activated, you obviously have no focus to use, no reticle, etc. But I feel like these settings actually kind of make this playthrough a bit easier. There is no wondering if you've been spotted or have alerted anyone, because if you have, the mission automatically fails and you restart at a checkpoint.

    This is going to come in handy, especially going for:
    THIEFChild of the ShadowsThe Child of the Shadows achievement in THIEF worth 16 pointsFinish a single chapter without alerting anyone

    You will also in the course of things, end up with the following achievements, because you have no focus and cannot knockout anyone without failing the mission:

    THIEFA Moral VictoryThe A Moral Victory achievement in THIEF worth 516 pointsFinish the game without a single kill or knockout

    THIEFClear HeadedThe Clear Headed achievement in THIEF worth 157 pointsReach the final chapter without using the focus ability

    It has been noted to me that you can only reach the 700 or more points if you play on Master difficulty to begin with, so you will also get: (Credit/Confirmed By: PuckJunkie)
    THIEFHard TimesThe Hard Times achievement in THIEF worth 283 pointsFinish the game on Master difficulty

    You should also note that, failing a mission because you are detected or break one of those custom settings, will only fail and give you the option to start from your last checkpoint. It will have no overall effect on your Ghost status for that mission. I actually failed a few times on the second chapter, restarted from the checkpoint and finished the chapter, to find that my Ghost status was still there and I had not been detected.

    If there is any information that I'm missing, let me know.
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    MagnumZeroQuestion. I'm about to start this game and I was wondering if you have to play for these achievements from a new game only or can you replay the game on the same save with these settings and still get both this and the Master difficulty achievement?
    Posted by MagnumZero on 12 Mar 14 at 20:36
    NtYrFknKhakisHaven't been able to test this yet as I did this right from the beginning on a new save. I don't believe you can just change the difficulty setting and redo it, but I'm not 100% sure. If anyone can confirm this, I will update.
    Posted by NtYrFknKhakis on 12 Mar 14 at 20:39
    Convicted GreedI confirm that its only new save. When your choosing difficulty it says "once started difficulty can not be changed."
    Posted by Convicted Greed on 12 Mar 14 at 22:33
    deutschZuidHow do you get through the last boss fight without losing health??
    Posted by deutschZuid on 13 Mar 14 at 01:39
    Daradarkayou just need to hid in the shadows and you should be ok The boss cant hurt you in the Dark. I have a question for you all if any one ells has been having this problem please let me know on chapter 7 i have finished it 4 times now and everytime i get out on there and the complete screen comes up tells me i got ghost it goes to the loading screen and just starts me coming out of the tunnel again at the beginning of chapter 7 ???? any solution to this or and one ells having this problem ??
    Posted by Daradarka on 01 Apr 14 at 13:22
    TedyBearOfDeathDaradarka, if you don't know already, the game had a bug causing some saves between March 30th and April 2nd became temporarily corrupted because of the time stamps on the saves. Personally I could not leave the clock tower, every time I tried to load another district it would revert to my last save. I heard other complaints about after completing a mission the mission would just restart. Everything should be ok now that it is past April 2nd.
    Posted by TedyBearOfDeath on 05 Apr 14 at 16:20
    Prometheus NyxUsed this and got about 4-5 achievements upon finishing, all i can suggest is getting the tools and keeping atleast 3 rope, a handful of blunt and a lot of water arrows helps, especially in the later levels.

    In the last 2-3 chapters i only ever got caught out by fires i could have put out before hand.

    Cheers for the list of what to put on and off aswell.
    Posted by Prometheus Nyx on 19 Apr 14 at 17:41
    TarynCrimsonThrough the play through I think I used about 6-8 water arrows, 6-8 blunt arrows and 1 rope arrow (Chapter 8)

    Chapter 4 Smoke area is pretty simple as long as I know where you are going as soon as you step foot in the room. Do not hesitate and you should be fine as long as you go straight from the first valve to the second as quickly as possible.

    The general in Chapter 7 took a few goes but eventually I did it by first going left to the valve, dashing to the second and opening it whilst hoping he wouldn't shoot arrows my way. About 2 out of 5 tries he did this. Once the valves were open I shot a water arrow at the torch next to the locked door, then threw a bottle toward the opposite end of the room to keep him occupied. Then staying as calmly as possible I picked the door and went on my way.

    All I can say is save as much as possible!
    Posted by TarynCrimson on 05 Sep 14 at 09:37
    KingJamerscoreGreat guide!
    Posted by KingJamerscore on 24 Feb 15 at 15:49
    TheWelshHuntFinished chapter 4.. Suspicions raised 1.. Times detected 0, but it says opportunist rather than ghost.. Does that mean i have to replay the level or can i keep going?
    Posted by TheWelshHunt on 22 Jun 15 at 20:49
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