Saturday, 19 November 2011

Resetting Game Progress doesn't work for New Player Account

Previously I transferred my old iPhone 3G data to my new iPhone 4S using iTune's "restore from backup" function.  Because for the "Cut The Rope" games, the iPhone 3G scores are different from the iPhone 4S scores, I tried to avoid mixing them by resetting the game progress for my "Cut The Rope" games.

But I just realized that I should have deleted the "Cut The Rope" apps from my iPhone 4S to wipe out all the game data instead, because even after resetting the game progress and choosing a new "Crystal" player account, the "Crystal" leaderboards treated the scores for my new player account as invalid and showed them as "n/a", and I couldn't gain any achievement in both "Crystal" and "Game Center".

After deleting the apps and reinstalling them, then I can post scores and gain achievements for my new player account in both "Crystal" and "Game Center".  Now I have to replay all over again and I wasted several hours of my time.  I should have logged in "Crystal" earlier to check.

"Game Center" has another weird problem.  I already reset the scores for my "Cut The Rope" games but when I accessed "Game Center", my old scores were posted in its leaderboards and they were not my most recent ones some more.  For example, for "Foil Box" in "Cut The Rope" I already improved its score to 142,830 pts recently (in "Crystal") but the "Game Center" displayed an old score of 142,660 pts.  When I restored my phone data from backup, I chose the most recent one.

I write this just in case some other players wonder why I posted my old iPhone 3G scores for my new iPhone 4S player account in the "Game Center".


NEW "Greeting Card" Feature in "Cut The Rope: Holiday Gift"

( Updated on 6th December 2014:  ZeptoLab just released a new ver. 1.7 which is the same as ver. 1.6.x but it has extra ad for new game "My Om Nom", ver. 1.6.x is basically the same as ver. 1.5.x but it has an Android version this time, for more details please read the articles: "Cut The Rope: Holiday Gift" ver. 1.5 and Tricks usable in iPhone 4 but not in iPhone 3G.

The original article was written for the earlier ver. 1.1 (the version no. jumps from 1.1 to 1.5), so the screenshot for Step 1 below was for the old one which still has support for "Crystal" leaderboards and achievements.  Below is the new "main menu" screenshot (compare the bottom left corner of both):

No Crystal Support (bottom left corner) for "Cut The Rope: Holiday Gift" ver. 1.5

3 NEW Items Added on the right: (1) Yellow Star, (2) 3D Glasses and (3) Spider

3 NEW items for the "greeting card" creation feature have been added in ver. 1.5 when compared to the earlier ver. 1.1 as shown above.

Previously I forgot to mention something.  The order in which you drag out the items from the menu below is important.  For example, in the above case, you have to drag out the "Om Nom" item from the menu below 1st followed by the "3D Glasses" so that the glasses will appear on top of Om Nom's face.

(1) Select "Greeting Card" (snow flakes appear when shaking device)

(2) You can change the background (choose "Cancel" for the default)

(3) Just drag and drop the items from below (select "tick" when done)

(4) I selected "Save" option to save final creation in my photo album  :)

There's an interesting "greeting card" creation feature in "Cut The Rope: Holiday Gift" as shown in the above 4 screenshots.