The Brick Wall

Hello everyone! Just wanted to drop you all a line to let you know that YPAPS-G is “almost there” in that, the game is 100% complete, I have a Steam page up (temporary) and the only 2 things that are holding me back are “Achievements” and “Leaderboards“. I hit a brick wall in that there is really no documentation on how to implement it properly in UE4 using Blueprints. I do have the game working with Steam (Steam recognizes the game ID, overlay works) but that is about it.

I started the process yesterday or the day before (I lost track of the time because all I’ve been doing is searching for solutions) but I have made no progress. I’ve reached out to some people and am currently waiting on response but if it comes down to it and I can’t get it working, I’ll upload the game without those two features. Who knew that getting a game ready to be sold would prove even more challenging than making the game itself?

I think it would be nice if it at least has a leaderboard but I’ve been sitting on this completed game for some time and I don’t want to keep people waiting any longer. It’s a good thing I didn’t plan on having achievements and leaderboards for Out Of Hell so that is one step I can just skip!

If you have any experience with getting these things working, I would love to hear from you! I’d also appreciate any opinions or advice on what I should do; if you think it’s fine without Achievements and Leaderboards or if I should keep looking for a solution etc. Just post in the comments below or in the forums! I’ll give this a few more days and if I can’t figure out a way then it’s going gold next week! 🙂

EDIT: OMFG…COULD IT…BE…?

I muddled my way through it, scoured every last piece of fragmented information I could find online, spent the entire day piecing together bits here and there and after HOURS of testing, through some miracle…it worked?!?!

Here’s keeping my fingers crossed that I can get other player’s information to display as well. If that’s done then I am positive that I can get through the achievements as well! (I actually already have an unused in-game achievement system since it was used for unlocking different characters before. I eventually settled on only keeping one character locked so the system is still there. I just have to link it to Steam’s system)

EDIT 2: GOT ACHIEVEMENTS WORKING! I NEARLY CAVED AND BOUGHT A $90 PLUGIN TO GET IT TO WORK TOO…WHEW!

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