The Poll Mine: Vs the World achievement in The Jackbox Party Pack 8

The Poll Mine: Vs the World

In Streamer Mode, play against an audience of 1,000 or more

The Poll Mine: Vs the World+6.6
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How to unlock the The Poll Mine: Vs the World achievement

  • brussellbrussell295,482
    21 Dec 2021 21 Dec 2021 29 Mar 2022
    14 1 4
    The good news is that I have created an automated solution for this crazy achievement. The bad news is that it requires tremendous amounts of computer resources. Let me explain.

    The way this solution works is to automatically open a boatload of "headless" browser tabs, navigate to the jackbox.tv website, and log into the game with the room code. What is a "headless" browser? It is a browser with no visual display. The computer is processing the web pages as text in the background. You will not see it, but your computer is doing some serious processing. All that RAM you bought for your gaming rig has finally paid off. I have 24GB of RAM on my PC, and it was not enough to get the job done. I had to recruit a friend to help. Together, we were able to open enough headless browser tabs to unlock this achievement. I didn't need to repetitively open 1000 tabs. That method is for savages.

    Please direct your browser to the following URL: https://github.com/bprussell/VstheWorld

    This contains the instructions to unlock the achievement, but I will restate them here. These instructions are for PC users. It should be possible to run this on a Mac, but I don't have one, so you are on your own to adapt these instructions for the inferior platform.

    1. Extract the VstheWorld GitHub repository to your PC.
    2. Install the latest version of NodeJS from nodejs.org
    3. Open PowerShell and navigate to the location where you cloned the repository
    4. Install dependencies by executing the "npm i" command
    5. Start a new The Pole Mine game in Streamer Mode. Once the game is started and can accept audience members, pause the game with cn_start.
    6. Run the script in PowerShell by executing the following command, assuming the room code is ABCD: npm start ABCD

    This will open 334 "headless" browser tabs on your machine. I had initially tried to do this with 1000 browser tabs at a time, but it completely locked my machine and barely created any sessions at all. 334 is the default value, but you can specify the number of sessions you want to run by using the flag like this: npm start ABCD -- --sessions 500

    Unpause the game and see how many audience members there are. Keep repeating step 6 until you get 1000 members in the audience, or you run out of RAM. I ran out of RAM with 768 members in the audience on my first attempt. On my second attempt, I recruited a friend. We both ran a few instances of the script, and when I eventually unpaused my game, I had 1012 audience members in the lobby, and the achievement unlocked.

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    anthonyd46So when i installed the thing on a mac it says use /usr/local/bin as your directory so it is it just my user name then local then bin folder?
    Posted by anthonyd46 on 24 Apr at 11:23
    JayD101Thank you so much for this!
    Posted by JayD101 on 20 May at 02:16
    thanatos8285It might be worth adding a bit of detail for those who are younger and not familiar with DOS commands, it might be difficult to figure out how to navigate to the folder in Powershell for anyone younger than 30 or so. It might help to add some explanation of what it means to clone repositories and such too, I wasn't even really clear on that one and had to do a bit of Googling to figure it out.
    Posted by thanatos8285 on 29 May at 00:09
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  • SashamorningSashamorning2,506,042
    31 Oct 2021 31 Oct 2021 31 Oct 2021
    4 1 5
    For anyone who's wondering... there's no trick around this for the most part. You actually have to have 1000 people/ browser windows open for this.

    I used an autoclicker to click on the Join button to mixed results. The goal was to trick the game into thinking that more than one person was entering the room right then. Sometimes using the clicker gave me 6 audience members, sometimes as many as 30, but while it was working it was between 10-15. After a while, Jackbox caught on to that browser and I couldn't add any new audience members from there. I had to switch to another browser. I had Firefox, Chrome, and Edge all open.

    The last 250 I actually did by hand. The clicker I was using didn't seem to work with Chrome. So while you may be able to skirt a fair amount using a clicker, I probably did about 400 total by hand.

    Suggestion: don't do this all on one PC, if you do it that way. With 20 left, none of my browsers could make new players, and I had to have a friend do the last 20. I was going to be so mad to be that close...

    Happy browser opening!
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    Dstranger1092Pretty ridiculous achievement that you basically have be known on a streaming service to acquire that big of an audience to acquire this achievement
    Posted by Dstranger1092 on 28 Dec 21 at 17:04
    SashamorningIt helps, but it's not necessary. Like I said, I did it on a single PC with multiple browsers each with a LOT of open windows
    Posted by Sashamorning on 28 Dec 21 at 19:25
    MAH BOI 420I thought there was a rule against achievements like this? At least there is on Playstation I think and for good reason.
    Posted by MAH BOI 420 on 29 Dec 21 at 09:51
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