News

Apr 8, 2020, 4:00:00 PM: Dark mode

Yeah, dark mode! Enable it in your profile. Be dark. Be happy.

Also increased profile/ownership/progress sync speed - roughly 2x faster now, although there's more to go in future updates.

Fixed background job processing queue being reset/emptied whenever the site is updated to a new version - this should prevent occasional cases where profile updates end up not fully completing.

Added some protections to retain page performance for games with >2,000 achievements. Sigh.

Apr 3, 2020, 5:00:00 PM: Authorship display

Added display of the author(s) for each guide. Added a rudimentary public profile page for users, which also lists the guides they contributed to (max 20 shown). Improve the login call-to-action for anonymous users on game pages.

Mar 31, 2020, 3:00:00 PM: Better chapter/DLC segmentation

In this update, some better handling around how base game vs DLC achievements are displayed; now these are listed separately above the achievement filter options, with a donut chart indicating progress on the achievements in that area - green and struck through when complete. This should make it easier to track progress where a game is broken down into different areas; be it by base game vs DLCs - or Campaign vs Horde/Skirmish modes.

Also increased timeouts on Xbox profile sync calls - it looks like Covid-19 makes these things a bit slower so some profile updates were timing out repeatedly. This should be more reliable now... (but, if you were waiting on a sync before - head back to your profile and hit Resync to have it retry)

Mar 30, 2020, 4:00:00 PM: Fixed sign-in links

Fixed broken sign-in links on the game pages. Doh!

Mar 29, 2020, 8:00:00 PM: Guide editing improvements & various fixes

Improvements to guide editing - particularly with 'chapters', and checklists inside achievements (e.g. "kill every monster type": skag / boar / rhino / megamonster).

Fixed cases where achievement name/description fields would not be updated when resyncing a title after its initial add. This affected games like Borderlands 3 where DLC achievements get added with placeholder names then later updated on the DLC's release.

Mar 25, 2020, 9:00:00 PM: WYSIWYG guide editing

Overhauled the logged-in game guide view and guide editing features:

  • Syncing progress no longer requires a page refresh; updated progress now updates the page content automatically, retaining any selected search/filter settings
  • Guide editing now uses a decent WYSIWYG editor with formatting, screenshot/image embedding, lists, etc.
  • Guide editing now happens wholly in-place with no page reload -> this makes it much quicker to make incremental updates to game guides
  • Embedded screenshots/images get a click-to-zoom/lightbox feature (only when you're signed in though)

You can create/edit guides by enabling Editor status in your profile, once you've linked game accounts (Steam, Xbox) with a total of at least 250 achievements unlocked. Please read the docs first :)

For the next update, we're expecting to bring 'checklists' back; so for achievements like "discover all the biomes" you can tick off each one as you do/discover/kill it and then you can easily see which ones are left to do!.

Mar 20, 2020, 12:00:00 PM: Site updates

Acheev is now an installable app. If you're using a supported browser (e.g. Chrome, Edge, mobile) then your browser should present an option to 'install' Acheev.

In the interests of performance, removed the search/sort/filter options on guide pages unless the user is signed in. this makes the site a bit faster for new/casual users.

Updated icons/favicon and site style/colours.

Fixed news items being sorted into the wrong (random!) order - causing the homepage to show an out of date article as the latest, when in fact it wasn't.

Mar 19, 2020, 4:30:00 PM: Site updates

A smaller update of various quality-of-life improvements:

  • New users signing in for the first time, or anyone syncing a new network identity for the first time now triggers a sync immediately to detect owned games
  • Account sync status on the profile page now gives some user feedback that it is in progress - albeit with manual refresh at this point
  • Performance improvements across the site (HTML/CSS/JS optimizations). Fixed bad CSS structure that caused site CSS to be inappropriately cached resulting in bad/broken styles after site updates. This should always work nicely now!

Mar 17, 2020, 10:30:00 PM: Site updates

Added a "hide unmissable story achievements" checkbox to the game view; because you're going to get these anyway so the guide is cleaner/easier if they're just hidden!

Mar 17, 2020, 9:45:00 PM: Site updates

This update brings the following enhancements and changes:

Guide editing is back

If your linked accounts total at least 250 earned achievements you can now enable Editor status in their profile.

Once enabled, guide editing options are available on any game you own; allowing the edit of game intro & properties and the flags & guide text against each achievement.

Please consider this a very early v1/MVP/beta of guide editing - with much more to come (e.g. WYSIWYG, bulk editing, easy hyperlinks from one achievement's guide to another, etc).

All edits are logged. Malicious or abusive guide content will be removed and result in editor access being revoked. Please read the docs first. Reach out on Discord or to me direct on any game network (name = 'shivars') if you have questions/difficulties.

Other changes

  • Various improvements to the content and layout on game pages - although primarily where a guide is at least partially complete for the game. E.g. this now summarises how many missable achievements there are, and whether you've got them or not.
  • Games shown in lists - e.g. on the homepage - now include more metadata such as which platforms we know of them on, and the current guide completion status
  • Further performance improvements to game boxart images

Mar 16, 2020, 10:00:00 PM: Site updates

Hi, a new version of Acheev has been deployed with the following changes:

  • Added a news section for publishing updates/changes/fixes to the site - you're reading it right now!
  • Added a 'stay signed in' checkbox to the signin window, checked by default. If checked, you will be signed in indefinitely. You can explicitly log out in the profile menu on the top right
  • Improved performance of icon caching for achievement icons and game boxart
  • Fixed broken layout of page footer that would overlay page content on longer pages
  • Improved layout of Profile page - which also fixes layout issues here on small screens / mobile devices