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Inevitably, badges become broken and unearnable. This is a list of such badges.

Non-functioning/Slow API badges:

Problematic/Glitchy games:

  • Dinowaurs: Ranked matches are flawed, read more here.
  • Dynamic Systems: Right click in the game window, go to settings, select the mic option and right click the default dropdown menu. From there you will have the normal right click options, click play, and the game will load.
  • Flight: Crashes if you throw the plane backwards. Also, there’s issues with the achievements.
  • Stick Arena: Ballisticks: Rampant cheating and connection issues.

Games with cheats:

Removed games:

  • Backyard Monsters
  • Battalion: Arena
  • Caesary
  • DDTank
  • Desktop Tower Defense 1.5
  • Dragon’s Call
  • Fantasy Online
  • Legacy of Heroes
  • Outernauts
  • Sola Rola: Gravity Maze
  • Starfighter: Disputed Galaxy
  • The Grinns Tale
  • Vorp!
  • Zening

Updated: April 17th, 2014.

 
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I don’t really know if it’s broken or anything, but the hard badge of Mr. Bounce has the requirement of completing the game (which was 20 levels long when the badge was added) and now the developer has added 10 extra levels.

 
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Originally posted by Bluji:

I don’t really know if it’s broken or anything, but the hard badge of Mr. Bounce has the requirement of completing the game (which was 20 levels long when the badge was added) and now the developer has added 10 extra levels.

I don’t think that counts as broken badge. It’s very well doable
I might create a section for it
Oh, and I also forgot heroes of gaia
brb, adding it to OP

EDIT @Below: Added

 
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Batallion Arena no longer works and the game is impossible to play.

 
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Originally posted by Maik50:
Originally posted by Bluji:

I don’t really know if it’s broken or anything, but the hard badge of Mr. Bounce has the requirement of completing the game (which was 20 levels long when the badge was added) and now the developer has added 10 extra levels.

I don’t think that counts as broken badge. It’s very well doable
I might create a section for it

I did make a thread about this.


Um there is also a glitch/cheat for Papa’s Pizzeria that instaearn you the first three badges.

 
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Really? What’s the glitch? :L

 
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Ah, and then there’s platform racing 2

EDIT:
@Bluji
Your thread differs from mine quite alot. This thread server purpose of listing all problematic badges
Your is mainly badge descriptions. Game updates usually do not lock out badges

 
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Understood.

 
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Streamline also has a game-breaking issue that allows for easy earning of the badges, and I know that there were a few on Warlords: Call to Arms years ago, haven’t played it in a while though. There are probably others that I’m forgetting about right now, but those two stand out to me because they have impossible badges.

 
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Originally posted by 123aaa789:

and I know that there were a few on Warlords: Call to Arms years ago,

I believe that involves right click, if Maik was to list all of those, including double right click, the list would be huge.

 
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Originally posted by uuu2:
Originally posted by 123aaa789:

and I know that there were a few on Warlords: Call to Arms years ago,

I believe that involves right click, if Maik was to list all of those, including double right click, the list would be huge.

I don’t think these are problematic enough
Look, my main goal here was to represent broken badges, not gliches
Gliches were little bit of extra

 
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The Several Journeys of Reemus Chapter 3 has a browser-freezing bug in the path of aggression. Solving the statue puzzle, if I remember right, freezes your browser.

 
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Originally posted by Bluji:

The Several Journeys of Reemus Chapter 3 has a browser-freezing bug in the path of aggression. Solving the statue puzzle, if I remember right, freezes your browser.

It does not make badges undoable to earn or make it any easier or impossible to earn. It’s just a small nuisance
Same goes with flight, throw plane backwards, your browser freezes

 
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The only game I’ve encountered that never rewarded my badges was Platform Racing 2.

 
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Games I’ve recently had problems with:

Doeo: It didn’t submit the score. Clicking the “Submit score” button results in a black screen and nothing more.

Mindscape: It doesn’t seem to be submitting stats. Clicking the “Submit score” button opens a window with some text about highscores not available or something.

Can anyone confirm this?

 
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idk if its fixed now, but epic war 1 badges didnt awarded a couple months ago.

 
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The badges for Battalion Arena are perfectly earnable, the main problem is that the game server only allows for a fairly limited number of players to be connected at the same time. Your best bet would be to try to connect when most other players would be offline (depending on timezone). The Medium doesn’t take long, the map in the lower-left of the level select screen can just be repeated five times.

 
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Originally posted by Senekis93:

Games I’ve recently had problems with:

Doeo: It didn’t submit the score. Clicking the “Submit score” button results in a black screen and nothing more.

Mindscape: It doesn’t seem to be submitting stats. Clicking the “Submit score” button opens a window with some text about highscores not available or something.

Can anyone confirm this?

I haven’t encountered any problems with all of those games. Maybe it’s something else?

@bobby
I remember that there were some issues with last hard badge. I’ll edit later as this will be my final post for this

EDIT: Ninjas everywhere <.<

 
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there is desktop tower defense 1.5 too, it just shows a gray screen, this one i would hope would be fixed sooner as its part of the best of 2007 quest, looking on the forums it looks like it yoyos up and down

battalion arena can connect as long as you are willing to sit and click refresh 20-30 times, dinowaurs is still possible if you play against yourself, but that’s not really in the spirit of the game,

death vegas also needs to be looked at, its very temperamental as to it giving badges, as the game does not save in any way at all and you have to start from scratch each time you play its not a good way to go, i was taking screenshots all over the place on that just to be sure,

edit: there is also Sola Rola – The Gravity Maze, that loads the sponsor stuffs then goes blank

 
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Thank you for making this thread. To respond to some of the individual games mentioned:

Caesary is gone and those badges will probably never be earnable again. :( Sorry!

DTD 1.5 goes down regularly; we’ve emailed the developer about it but haven’t gotten a response yet this time.

Platform Racing 2 directs people to the Carina server right in one of the badge descriptions, but I can add it to the others as well. Can anyone confirm that the Carina server is required for all 4 badges, or just a few?

Sonny is an old glitch that Krin is aware of but I guess hasn’t been able to fix. :(

Rotazion is such an old game that realistically it probably won’t be fixed, but the glitch is in people’s favor anyway.

Streamline is actually working as intended. You used to be able to right-click to become invincible and cheat.

I wasn’t aware of a few of the others; I’ll email the developers about them. To everyone else, please post any more that you’re aware of.

 
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In Streamline, you can hold down the scroll button and go out of the game. Then you’re invincible to a majority of the weapons.

 
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Originally posted by Senekis93:

Games I’ve recently had problems with:

Doeo: It didn’t submit the score. Clicking the “Submit score” button results in a black screen and nothing more.

Doeo’s scores just take a very long time to submit (typically 30 minutes to an hour).

 
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Originally posted by greg:

Streamline is actually working as intended. You used to be able to right-click to become invincible and cheat.

Streamline is still quite broken, I just tested it out and I can still use a glitch to beat the game without being hit once, and without having to put in any effort (save for one small section, which is the easiest section in my mind). Ruud posted one way, but the right-click glitch still works; right click in-game, right click out of the game, left click out of the game, sit back until the snake comes in, play during the snake, repeat right clicks after snake is gone. The glitches that were fixed were for left clicking and for highlighting the lives.


Also, not sure where it would fit on this list, but Death Dice Overdose has memory leak issues.

 
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Assuming the Caesary link in the OP leads to the same game version that used to be on Kong before the takedown, an idea could be to allow the badges for it to be awarded manually. As in, one sends a screenshot to an admin that shows both the game (with the badge requirements met) and another browser tab that shows you are logged in on Kong.

That, or perhaps allow them to be awarded when you have a high percentage of all badges (say 95%).

 
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Oh what the hell, one more post…

Doeo and Sola Rola added. Streamlines info clarified and some other miscallenious fixes

Just by the way, I was completely unaware that Sola Rola had gone down as I (Fortunately) earned it’s badges in past. I really need to complete Space Game: Missions badges before it might become locked

Also, not sure where it would fit on this list, but Death Dice Overdose has memory leak issues.

What kind of issues more exactly? Personally, I did not found any faults in that game… I even played it lately