Marathon achievement in Lines The Game (WP)

Marathon

Cover a distance of 10000 meters.

Marathon0
3 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerCumulative +Time Consuming

How to unlock the Marathon achievement

  • RadicalSniper99RadicalSniper991,520,189
    23 Jun 2015 22 Jun 2015 14 Dec 2015
    71 29 59
    For those voting negative, please free to comment any additions/changes you feel would help the clarity or fix any problems you believe there are. Thank you

    As lucas1987 suggested, here is a macro based solution. It might require some monitoring, but after 10 minutes I have not had any issues with it running continuously without intervention. This could help if you're not interested in working on it for 10+ hours straight to get it. Distance does count even if you lose so it will count even though it might not guarantee the most distance added to your total.

    1) Download Project My Screen. Download link can be found here (only works properly with Windows 8 Machines, Windows 7 does not recognize mouse clicks):

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=4253...

    2) Download TinyTask at the following website:

    http://www.vtaskstudio.com/support.php

    3) Level Notes:
    Original: Go to Point Level 1. On this level, there is a spot where you can click both the level and the lines from the same spot.

    Update: Point Level 47 works in the same manner but likely gives more meters per run as per lucas1987. It also appears you are more likely to win on this level.

    NOTE: Any level with the setup I mentioned allows for the easiest possible Macro. Lucas's solution would work as well for selecting multiple points, but it could make the setup a lot more complication because of the chance of backing out of the level select screen or changing the level. That is why I would recommend a level where you don't need to move the mouse.

    4) Record a short macro of you clicking the same area a few times which will start the level and set the point. A small area of clicks right at the center intersection would give you a decent amount of distance per run and will always click the level tile as well so even if the level takes a little longer it won't mess up the flow. I would suggest setting the hotkeys as follows:

    - F8 for Record
    - Print Screen for Playback

    5) Start running the macro after selecting the option to run the macro continuously.

    6) Monitor occasionally to make sure that the points you clicked are not right on top of another dot. There are two other dots on the level so it is possible although unlikely.

    EDIT: There have been a couple occasions where the point I placed in the macro lined up exactly with the enemy points. Therefore, you may want to have a couple clicks all in that small zone of the level tile so this does not pop up. Not a huge problem and easy to fix.

    UPDATE: Achievement Unlocked. I ran it overnight for 7+ hours and it unlocked right before I woke. By having a few extra clicks right at the center, it ran without a hick-up the whole time.

    (For those of you looking for a non-macro based solution, you can easily grind the Point Level 47 above for the 10+ hours required to earn this achievement. A less "grindy" option would be to attempt to earn gold on all 250 levels. That would at least keep it slightly more interesting even though you wouldn't be really earning any other achievements for the 10+ hours of playing other levels)

    NOTE 2: As experienced by MoneyShot360, it is possible for the game to cause your phone to freeze lose all progress. As a result, it might be better to monitor in 1 hour (or shorter) intervals. This hurts the ability of the solution, but it might be necessary depending on how powerful your phone is.

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    William723If you've upgraded your phone to Win10M & Project My Screen isn't working:
    Plug your phone into your PC, then open your Device Manager. Uninstall all of your Lumia drivers. They should be under "Universal Serial Bus devices". I selected the delete software option every time. Disconnect & Reconnect the USB cord to your PC, then reopen Project My Screen.

    If you have a phone with USB-C (like the 950), you have to connect it to a USB 2.0 hub before connecting to a PC.

    If you can't see your mouse pointer on Windows 10: Press F or Esc.
    Posted by William723 on 29 May 16 at 20:33
    CamTheeGamerThis solution would be much better if you actually explained how to quickly accomplish what you're describing using these random programs found on the internet.. for example:

    1. "record a short macro"
    2. "set the hotkeys as.."
    3. "start running the macro after selecting the option to run it continuously"

    Where do I specifically find all of this stuff within a complex program with literally dozens of folders of options?

    This is an achievement based website for people mainly playing on an Xbox and sometimes on other hardware. I realize you've had this solution up since 2015 but if you took the time and actually explained the process of using the macro program itself more people wouldn't be voting negatively.
    Posted by CamTheeGamer on 15 Sep 18 at 20:04
    BPBPBPBPBPBPBPI downvoted because I use a WP7, so this is useless to me.
    Posted by BPBPBPBPBPBPBP on 12 Dec 19 at 01:40
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  • smirkdirksmirkdirk284,920
    10 Feb 2016 10 Feb 2016
    35 0 1
    For those not into the macro idea, after finishing all the other levels I grinded this out on Point #47 - Sled. It took 2507 additional plays on this level after finishing all other cheeves. About 3/4 of those plays were wins.

    This level gives you pretty good distance even during a losing match, and only requires one point to be placed meaning you can pretty much do it mindlessly while doing other stuff like watching tv, walking the dogs, driving, etc. WAIT - don't do it while driving because there's probably laws against that.
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    ThaDevilzHandIf I had this game I'd vote this up just because I liked the driving joke. XD
    Posted by ThaDevilzHand on 22 May 16 at 10:09
  • evilgenius76evilgenius76413,482
    26 Sep 2015 27 Sep 2015
    16 9 0
    Not a solution as such but a guide for those of you who don't like me know the first thing about macros and have to do it manually, I finished the game with 183 gold 19 silver and 1 bronze.

    I got a medal on near enough each of the 50 levels of spot, eraser, rope and knife and a couple on the combined one. Now importantly I didn't get a clean 10 straight wins on each level, sometimes I'd lose before getting the 10 so you may pop this later or with more medals.

    Like I said I thought I'd provide you with a rough idea, sorry I dont have a time for me doing this as I played a little each day over a period of weeks.
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