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Announcing Achievements For Visual Studio 2012 RC

We are excited to announce a version of Visual Studio Achievements that works on Visual Studio 2012 RC.  Running this version of the extension will enable you to unlock a new achievement called Brave New World, which is unlocked when you create or open a project when running Visual Studio 2012 RC on Windows 8 RP.  Expect lots more Windows 8 oriented achievements coming soon!

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With this version of the extension installed, you can also earn any of the 47 other achievements all from Visual Studio 2012 RC on either Windows 8 or an earlier version of the OS.

Note that the Visual Studio Achievements Extension for Visual Studio 2012 RC is a different binary.  This is because the extension has a dependency on the FxCopSdk.dll that ships with Visual Studio and the FxCopSdk.dll is not binary compatible between versions of Visual Studio.

 

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  • Aaron StainbackAceHack AceHack

    "Show Me The Cache" Achievement still BROKEN!!!  I've been waiting to get this thing forever please fix ASAP!!! It's the only one I need.  I have all the rest.  I did this many times with the Azure 1.6 and it never worked and I was told it was a bug and would be fixed in the next achievement release.  Now I'm using Azure 1.7 and the latest achievement release and I tried the "shared" cache which is the old way of doing it and I also tried the new cache preview and neither unlocked this achievement.  What's the point of Achievements if some are really un achievable.

     

    Here is the link where karstenj says it's a bug with the cache url.  PLEASE FIX THIS ASAP!!

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Forums/Coffeehouse/Cannot-get-Show-Me-The-Cache-Achievement-to-work

     

  • Karsten Januszewskikarstenj Karsten Januszewski

    Hi AceHack -- Fixing that is next in the queue!  Thanks, Karsten

     

  • Karsten Januszewskikarstenj Karsten Januszewski

    Hi  AceHack - This is fixed in the 2.1 version of the achievements extension.

  • System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException was unhandled
      HResult=-2146232828
      <...snip...>
           HResult=-2146233078
           Message=Achievement Files Have Been Tampered With.
           Source=AchievementService.Client
           StackTrace:
                at AchievementService.Client.AchievementClient. (String  )
                at AchievementService.Client.AchievementClient. (String  )
                at AchievementService.Client.AchievementClient.UnlockAchievement(String achievement)
                at Coding4Fun.VSAchievements.Core.AchievementManager.Unlock(IAchievementController controller)
                at Coding4Fun.VSAchievements.Core.AchievementManager.Coding4Fun.VSAchievements.Core.IAchievementServiceClient.Unlock(IAchievementController controller)
                at Coding4Fun.VSAchievements.FxCopAchievementRules.MoreThan30EnumFieldsAchievement.fxcop_AnalysisFinished(IFxCopAnalyzerContext obj)
                at System.Action`1.Invoke(T obj)
           InnerException:

    What to do when this happens every time when building a solution (having a 30+ enum) in vs2012 RTM on win7?

    Can I reset my achievement data?

    Thanks!

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