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Robot Master

Meld your mind with that of Tinker’s.

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How to unlock the Robot Master achievement

  • Chad and JessieChad and Jessie986,600
    14 Jan 2010 15 Jan 2010 15 Apr 2010
    71 2 15
    Like the other solutions have mentioned you have to turn (move, turn, push, hit a switch, anything that uses energy) 10,000 times for this achievement to unlock. As you may have noticed a lot of the GFWL achievements are tempermental, meaning they only like to unlock if all the moons are lined up in the correct order. This is a solution for those of us who were not lucky enough to have it glitch on us during the tutorials, have completed the game, or know that we have turned more than 10,000 times and still don't have the achievement.

    Step 1: Back up your save game file (unless you really want to redo the entire game when/if they patch level 7-19). Moving your saved game to another location works too. Your save game file is located (usually) in your "My Documents" folder. If you can't find it search for "584109eb_your user name.sav" or "*.sav". Example: My save game is 584109eb_Chad and Jessie.sav

    *EDIT: Yes. The patch is finally out for 7-19. So, now you can just delete your save game after completing all other achievements and start fresh.

    Step 2: Delete your save game from the hard drive. If you moved your saved game from "My Documents" to say the "Desktop", make sure your original file on "My Documents" is not there. You want the original location gone so the game doesn't know you have played Tinker yet.
    Step 3: Start Tinker. If Step 1 and Step 2 were done correctly then you should notice that no levels in Tinker have been completed.
    Step 4: Select a level. Pick level 5 -1 or level 6-1. Both start with 100 energy.
    Step 5: Once the level is started tape down your space bar (hit a switch key).
    Step 6: Leave for many, many hours. (I would estimate 3 to 5 hours).
    Step 7: MOST IMPORTANT. Remove tape, start and finish the same level. After you have completed 10,000 turns it will only record them once you have completed that level.

    Notes: Personally, I taped down both the arrow key (turn key) and space bar (hit a switch key). I wasn't sure if the space bar counted as a turn and wasn't going to risk it. You could choose any level, however, half the time it would change levels on me (arrow key would register before space bar) to the first level of the set and I don't know if it registers turns unless the level has been finished afterwards.
    For those who are past set 5 and don't have the achievement yet, I would suggest not using the restart level button when you mess up a level, just turn in space until you run out of energy and (when promted) restart the level. I believe (just my assumption, no hard data to back it up with) that the use of the restart level button doesn't save the turns you had done in that level, or else I should have gotten this weeks ago. Hope this helps someone/many. If you have questions please PM me. I'll be happy to help to my abilities.

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    SpectreSubZeroCompletely random, but this achievement unlocked for me and I don't even think I have moved Tinker more than 200 times lol...It unlocked on my first playthough of tutorial level 15
    Posted by SpectreSubZero on 19 May 12 at 12:28
    Chad and JessieYeah, this achievement is buggy. It may unlock for you early and for some it seems like never.
    Posted by Chad and Jessie on 22 Jan 13 at 17:47
    Homunculus FuryIf it switches maps does that mean your progress is lost?
    Posted by Homunculus Fury on 20 Oct 13 at 19:17
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  • AC1DGro0ve 3o3AC1DGro0ve 3o3464,359
    17 Sep 2010 30 Sep 2010
    47 2 7
    For those of you who have over 10,000 moves and still having problems unlocking this achievement. This solution will net you 'Robot Master' in exactly 1hr 10m, from start to finish.

    1. You'll need to start a new game. 'Delete' or 'Move' your save game file to a different location. Your save game file is located in your 'My Documents' folder. The file name will start with '584109eb_your GT.sav'

    2. Start 'Tinker'. If 'Step 1' was completed correctly, you'll notice that none of the levels have been completed.

    3. Select level 5-1. Then tape down both the 'Space Bar' and the 'Down Arrow' key. ***Note: It MUST be the 'Down Arrow', NOT the Left or Right arrows, which will take much longer. This level has 100 moves and will take 42s to cycle through all of them, including load times.

    100 moves = 42s
    42s x 100 = 4200s (10,000 moves)
    4200s / 60s = 70m (1hr 10m)

    After the allotted time has passed. Remove the tape and complete the level for the achievement!
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    SneakyStabbalotworks like a charm. thumbs up.
    Posted by SneakyStabbalot on 09 Aug 11 at 14:20
    eohjayI left it on all night with the buttons taped down, woke up and didn't have the achievement. Left for work disheartened and realized that I forgot to actually complete the stage to trigger the achievement. Came home, finished the stage and it popped. Thanks for the solution!
    Posted by eohjay on 11 Dec 13 at 16:00
    Ham Man 89toast
    Posted by Ham Man 89 on 25 Jun 14 at 16:56
  • T1M3T1M3115,807
    21 Jan 2010 21 Jan 2010
    42 0 3
    easiest way i found was on set 7 level 15. you get 200 turns and it only takes a handful of moves to get to complete the level. just hold the back button and when you get to about 5 finish it off. A turn is just a move, you don't need to turn a different direction.
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    Wannabe Actuarythis is by far the best level to do it on. I used video solutions and finished off the other 14 achievements, but still didn't have this one. loaded up this level and laid a 3 hole punch on the space bar for a few hours, came back and solved the level, achievement unlocked
    Posted by Wannabe Actuary on 15 Apr 10 at 12:45
    Tandar1Excellent level to do this on, especially with the tape method!
    Posted by Tandar1 on 23 Apr 10 at 19:20
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