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Everything you need to know about medals!

6/19/13 by Shantom
Updated 8/5/13

I'm trying to include everything you need to know about the medal system in this post. If you think I missed something, just tell me about it in the comments section below.

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Latest updates ----- (5/8/2013)

- Updated 'Latest events, challenges and contests' section.
Maybe I should add numbers to these sections o,0?

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Latest events, challenges and contests: ----- (5/8/2013)

This section should be interesting?
If anyone is starting an event, a contest or a challenge related to medals or high scores, I will post it here. Just tell me about it in the comments below.

[[Contest by Arg410]] Giveaway
The contest ends on 10/8/2013. Read the game's description for more information :o

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Important links, threads, and posts:

- Games with medals: A list of medal games.
- Newgrounds Medals - Games and Tips: A thread for discussing medal games.
- Global medal rankings: This is the official medal rankings list.
- Unofficial medal rankings: This list includes 200 medal users and exclude known hackers/cheaters.
- Improving the medal system: You can suggest new ideas/improvements for the medal system here.
- Official Broken Medals Thread: You can report broken medals here.
- Newgrounds Wiki: Medal Games: Walkthroughs and guides for medal games.
- Medal games guides collection: A post by Knuckstrike that includes some guides for medal games.
- Medal games guides collection 2: Another post for walkthroughs and guides, by Wylina.

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Medal programs/add-ons:

- Medal statistics program: A program by Bobogoobo. It shows your medal statistics.

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A list of untested medals:

No one knows if some of these medals are working or not since some of the requirements are difficult. In other words, these medals could be working just fine but someone has to prove it. Can you?
Your help would be appreciated here :3
Check out the list's description for further details.

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Current known bugs:

A list of bugs and glitches related to the medal system. PsychoGoldfish (the creator of the medal system) already knows about them and he'll fix them when he can. So, no need to start another topic about any of them.

- The last page of every personal medal list is not showing. Everyone is missing 1 or more pages in their medal list.
- Removed games OR games without medals are still showing in games with medals list. These games will be removed at some point.
- Medal games counter is not working properly. You may have played more than 500 medal games but the counter says otherwise.
- Some medals are unlocked by many users, but you can only see 6 users when you click on them. Most of these medals can be found here.

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Who to contact?

If you have any questions,suggestions, bug reports or anything else related to the medal system, don't hesitate to contact me or one of the following API/Medal mods:
EdyKel - EventHorizon - EJR - Fooliolo - ForNoReason - Knuckstrike - Nijsse - Wylo

I guess that's all for now o,o?


Comments

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Wonder is now also a mod. Yay.


I've been wondering why you haven't been online for awhile. Congrats on getting married!

3/14/14 Shantom responds:

:D Heeey.. long time no talk :P

Thank you!! ^^


SyrrealSyrreal

1/13/14

Congratulations to both of you (I hope that is correct in English, the dictionary said it).

So in the end, I have to stalk you more on aniDB than newgrounds for a while but okay, I can handle that. =)

1/14/14 Shantom responds:

Haha Thank you!! :D
Yea, I guess that'll work :P


SyrrealSyrreal

1/11/14

Looking up the number of the game, I totally forgot to add "playing".

1/12/14 Shantom responds:

lol you didn't have to mention it :P


SyrrealSyrreal

1/11/14

I am visiting your newspage every day while hoping to read something new =) Are you still Final Fantasy XIV ?

1/12/14 Shantom responds:

Heeeey Syrreal!! :D
How you been? :3

Well.. I'm playing ffxiv but not a lot (maybe 30 mins a day?). The reason I've been busy for the past 4 months is.. me getting married! ^^ (as for August, I stopped for a while to watch some animes and play ffxiv. Didn't expect that break to take this long :P)
After getting married, I've been busy looking for a new place, moving to that new place, buying furniture, honeymoon, and some other stuff. Not to mention, I didn't take any vacations so, I've been really busy all day ._.
But now, things have calmed down. I have a lot of free time :P
I'm trying to catch up with the animes/TV shows that I missed. And I'll probably quit ffxiv and go back to newgrounds but not now (ffxiv takes a lot of time, and I don't want to spend all my time on one game). There are few ps3/psp games that I'd like to play before I start collecting medals again. So, It'll be a while before a come back ^^

I'm too lazy to update my newspost but I'll probably do it soon XD


I think there's something wrong with the Global Medal Ranking board. Does it update automatically or is it updated at a specific time? Right now, I should be in 50th place. I know I won't stay there long right now (I'm only 5 points above the other guy).

1/7/14 Shantom responds:

Updates at specific times. I think every 1 hour or so.
You are already there :P


ImoutoImouto

9/14/13

Thanks!

1/7/14 Shantom responds:

Anytime :3


HenrunHenrun

9/7/13

Shantom u should edit in your news of a whole list of hackers and cheaters in a whole list of them so that way the newgrounds members/moderators and even staff members can have a very simple life of handle-ling situation of hackers and cheaters. I also had gave u a pm be sure to read !!!!!!!!

1/7/14 Shantom responds:

Hmm.. we don't want to post an official list of hackers. We already know many of them, but some of them aren't really hackers. No need to make it official. :o

Also.. hi :P


HenrunHenrun

8/23/13

Shantom there is no live video about me interviewing myself

8/23/13 Shantom responds:

lool I know.. I was jk XD


"You are very popular and admirable"
admits Misaka

8/23/13 Shantom responds:

Thanks! ^^
You are so cute! :3


HenrunHenrun

8/22/13

http://henrun.newgrounds.com/news/post/862648#comments I had interview my self and be sure to read it so u could know more about me :D

8/23/13 Shantom responds:

Haha will do! :3
Is there a live video for that? :P


HenrunHenrun

8/11/13

u seem like a cool person and I hope that u accept a friend request, Plus i reply to one of your forum about about medals top list gotta read it .

8/12/13 Shantom responds:

You are cooler :3


HenrunHenrun

8/5/13

I had changed my ng user name from Reuven into Henrun I hoped that u like it :D.

8/5/13 Shantom responds:

Cool :D
Maybe I should change mine as well o,0?


SyrrealSyrreal

8/1/13

Yes, I can post it somewhere else, edit it there, delete my old response and post the new one.
(And with a new response, it still bugs.)

8/1/13 Shantom responds:

So, it worked..?


SyrrealSyrreal

7/30/13

Nothing related to the medals, but I still don't understand it and don't know where to put it.
You can write a comment with 2400 characters here and a response with 7353 characters.

Now here is the thing:
I responded with 6314 characters to a comment. But when I want to edit my response I can only edit 4276 characters. I can't edit the last 2038. The text just doesn't appear and it ends within the middle of a word. It says 0 remaining characters. But the response still appears completely under the comment.

Now it seems like, whether you can't use the same amount of characters for editing a response like writing one (which in my opinion is not the case because I have the full amount of characters in older responses), or that at a specific amount of characters the response glitches out and can't be edited any more.

7/30/13 Shantom responds:

lol I don't know who's responsible for these kind of bugs :P
I'm guessing it's still PG.

I don't think this will be fixed anytime soon though. Can you go around it?
Maybe, copy the response somewhere, delete your original response and create a new one?
It may work? :o

I'll still tell PG about it when he's around.


RedNRedN

7/30/13

I had the issue with every leaderboard,not only that one,If you're looking for the game I took the screenshot from,here it is (http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/622478),submit a score and click on ("my best")
I made a new highscore in that game and now it shows 11 hours ago (http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/acf40fa649 08e54011c87cc28b8927fb)

7/30/13 Shantom responds:

How long has this been around?
It seems that highscores are registered by day now, instead of seconds/minutes. And it looks like the time is 4 am GMT (start of the day?)
I guess I'll ask PG about it when he's done with the publishing system's bugs.


RedNRedN

7/30/13

2 Other bugs to report:
The medals from the removed games (either by the author or the moderation team) are still counted in many medal walls (examples are the HTD tutorials (http://thered555.newgrounds.com/stats/medals?p age=29),and Fish and destroy is counted twice in your medal wall http://shantom.newgrounds.com/stats/medals?pag e=55)
the other bug is in the highscores table,I just made a score a few seconds ago and it says "7 hours ago" http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/77bb7c229a 16c2d7d7601f10cdfbd0df

7/30/13 Shantom responds:

Thanks TheRed :)

Well, as for medals from removed games, they will be removed when PG fixes "the bug" we keep on mentioning. We kinda know about it but we don't want to ruin medal stats. Right now, for each medal that get removed, a "game" will be removed from your game counter. So, if we remove 7 medals, you'll lose 7 games (Example: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/top ic/1344333 )
Fish and destroy is counted twice because one of them is removed. We'll remove the medals from the 'removed game' later.

As for the highscore bug, that's a new one o,0;
Did this happen with one game only? or many?
Also, can you tell me which game is it?
Thanks ^^


SyrrealSyrreal

7/12/13

The games with medals list is according to the release date of the games, isn't it? I ask because I can't find Epic Battle Fantasy 1 and 2 there. Are there more medal games not appearing on this list?

7/12/13 Shantom responds:

PsychoGoldfish mentioned that there are a few medal games that aren't showing in the list. I didn't know EBF1/2 are one of them :O

He said he'll fix it later..
I guess, we have to wait? :|


NijsseNijsse

7/8/13

Congratulations on reaching 300k medal points! =)

7/8/13 Shantom responds:

Thanks :D


The medal video guides collection

7/7/13 Shantom responds:

lol I kinda forgot about it.. :P


Nice list.

It made me finally get off my lazy ass and finish my list...

7/5/13 Shantom responds:

Thanks :o

Your list o,0?


HenrunHenrun

7/4/13

Hey Shantom did you know that you could add medals to movies and i found it at the link here http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1299416 read it. XD and I believe you're missing a tiny bit about " Everything you need to know about medals! "

7/5/13 Shantom responds:

Hey Reuven :P
Thanks for the link, but it doesn't really show how to add medals to movies. Movies with medals have been around for sometime now. It's not really a new thing ^^;

Also, I'm sure I'm missing some information about medals. I'm kinda hoping you guys can cover it up :P
Since I don't know what's missing exactly.


SyrrealSyrreal

7/1/13

I looked up the game Mushroom Maze thanks to Bobogoobos Tool. I saw that I have unlocked every medal like you. Both of us have only points for 3 of the 6 medals. Nijsse for example has 6/6 medals and all points. It seems due to removing medals you can lose points for medals you have finished, but medals will remain unlocked.

7/2/13 Shantom responds:

o,0; I didn't notice that. Thanks Syrreal!
I tried denying the medals and reactivating them, but it didn't work.
I will tell PG about it when he gets back.
Keep these bugs coming :P (lol sounds weird..)


NijsseNijsse

6/20/13

Useful stuff, most of it would make a great addition to the NG Wiki.

6/21/13 Shantom responds:

True :o
But I guess this one will be updated :P


RedNRedN

6/19/13

Useful post :3,I'd suggest you to link to it in your sig text.
As I see,all the medals in Pingshoot have been tested (http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/602311),but the last one has only been unlocked by Lucris96 (http://lucris96.newgrounds.com/),I don't really know how he did it but he was the only user to unlock "to be a bird" medal in flight (that one was obviously broken),he also has some solid hacking evidence in Block runner,have a look at the leaderboard (http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/601036).
You're doing a really great job,keep it up!

6/19/13 Shantom responds:

Thanks ^^
I made a signature text about it. Is it clear o,0?

Well, medals unlocked by Lucris only (a hacker) doesn't mean they are working. Unless some regular user unlocks these medals, they will always be untested.
The last 3 medals in PingShoot are obtained by Lucris only.