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Marathon achievement in Microsoft Solitaire Collection (Windows)


Come back each day of an entire month and complete at least one Daily Challenge

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How to unlock the Marathon achievement

  • brydgesrbrydgesr461,322
    12 Feb 2015 09 Mar 2015
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    You need to complete a minimum of one daily challenge each day for a month, the level of the challenge completed does not affect the achievement, for example, completing an easy challenge each day will work.

    As long as you complete a month's worth of challenges in date order sequence as per the achievement description it will unlock. You don't have to start on the first day of the month. This was true for myself and others on the recently obtained list. Completing the challenges in date order sequence is important, don't complete them in reverse order or out of sequence if you want it to unlock. I say this because I think completing challenges out of date sequence probably resets the day counter for the achievement.

    For example you can start mid February and unlock the achievement mid March. I say this because I unlocked mine on the 12th, others unlocked it on the 27th and 1st etc. I think in my case the PC identified a sequence of daily challenges in place starting mid January. When I repeated a sequence of daily challenges starting on the 1st February the console added these on to the January sequence. So when I reached the 12th I had a long enough sequence of challenges to unlock it. I am not sure exactly how many days are counted as a month, I guess somewhere between 28 and 31.

    Also the system clock does not have to be set to the present day to unlock, mine unlocked with it set on the 12th February, when the actual date was the 28th. You can also set the system clock to an earlier date (I think two months is the maximum) if you want the achievement quickly. Again just do them in date order sequence for the reason I mentioned above, repeating previously obtained daily challenges also works. Once I completed a daily challenge and set the calendar to the next day I logged out of Windows. I then logged back into Windows and completed the next challenge. I did this as a precaution to ensure that the Solitaire server recognised the new date for the next daily challenge.
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    Aardvark VulgarOk so I just got the 5 day achievement (July 31-August 4). I then decided to fix the date and closed the app via Task Manager. When I tried to reopen the game it had the original issue (the same issue which caused me to quit playing it) where it would load for a few seconds then crash. After 45 minutes I somehow got it to load (and now shows Aug. 4), but I don't it will change to Aug 5, 6, 7, ect...

    Since I got the 5 days in a row (and it always showed July 31), I think I might still have a chance of getting Marathon. I'll message back at the end of the month.

    Has anyone else experienced the issue where you cannot load the app? If so, how do you fix it? Currently I can only load the app from the Games app. I have a few more months of playing this game and don't want to have to deal with this issue if someone knows a fix around it.
    Posted by Aardvark Vulgar on 04 Aug 15 at 08:00
    brydgesrThat's good news, I hope you get the Marathon achievement. Never experienced the non loading issue myself. There is page on Facebook that has info with an active community manager. There is a forum as well, some has reported the loading and is waiting a reply.


    Posted by brydgesr on 04 Aug 15 at 08:46
    brydgesrThat's really disappointing, especially as you have strive for perfection unlocked. So it must be glitched.
    Posted by brydgesr on 24 Aug 15 at 18:21
    PeterFranksJust got this today. I did not date change, and I only started trying about a month ago. I also did go back and do previous day's challenges, as I am also going for the "Strive for Perfection" (sooo close). So I guess the count resetting issue mentioned above is fixed, at least at this point. But I did make sure to always do at least one challenge from the current day. I also completely exited the game and re-opened every day so that the "Daily Challenges" panel showed today's date. (Had to re-open twice for this to happen.)
    Posted by PeterFranks on 27 Aug 15 at 15:27
    NeggestAnybody had get it by date changed recently? Its not working for me.
    Posted by Neggest on 31 Oct 15 at 05:04
    MakeMeACoffeegot it yesterday by date changing (handn't played for ~35 days, went back 35 days, opened game, beat challenge, closed app, killed process with task manager, change date, repeat - got it exactly when id expect)
    Posted by MakeMeACoffee on 02 Dec 15 at 19:21
    ChooseMyFateDate Change worked perfectly for me. clap

    Posted by ChooseMyFate on 27 Feb 16 at 01:50
    Temple JonesWorked for me on my 8.1 tablet. Also worked for Win 10 version. Minesweeper equiv "Wins at your back" glitched on wins 10, and also can be account glitched as it didnt pop 8.1 Tablet either
    Posted by Temple Jones on 16 Apr 16 at 03:58
    The Ol n DeI got this today without messing about on dates.
    today is April 29th !
    How's that for a proper Microsoft achievement !!!
    Posted by The Ol n De on 29 Apr 17 at 13:08
    planchetflawI keep having it stay at 30/31 even when I'm about 35 days into it. Second time. So annoying.
    Posted by planchetflaw on 25 Sep 20 at 04:42
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