Steam Achievement Manager 5.2

This fixes the crash issues introduced with a recent Steam update, in addition to:

  • API improvements, no longer depends on steam_api.dll.
  • Filters in game picker.
  • Reset achievement and/or stat support.
  • Other stuff I can’t remember now.

There may be an intermittent issue with the Steam UI freezing while / after running SAM (Picker or Game), if that happens, restarting Steam should fix it. Feel free to report issues in comments.

You can download the new version of Steam Achievement Manager on its page.

New games listed as of 5.2 (a few of these are old and I just missed before):

  • Big Brain Wolf
  • Drug Wars (shitty game previously known as Merchants of Brooklyn, har)
  • Mare Nostrum
  • Rogue Warrior
  • Saw
  • Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter
  • Star Trek: D-A-C
  • Zero Gear (for the beta version…) Zero Gear Demo
  • Zombie Driver


78 Responses to “Steam Achievement Manager 5.2”

  1. afkmacro says:

    Thanks for the quick update, works perfectly!

  2. Spiv says:

    i love you =(

  3. Marly says:

    Nicely done! 😀

  4. Someone says:

    Still is “Steam Achievement manager 5.1 for me :/

  5. Plank says:

    Cheers Rick, you’re a godsend : )

  6. Whuwhut says:

    When i press on “You can download the new version of Steam Achievement Manager on its page.” the old download shows up… ?

  7. VB says:

    Great job mate!:)

  8. ME says:

    thanks. wasn’t working. thought they had fixed it.

  9. ME says:

    you should remove the disclaimer for stats since you can reset them now.

  10. Tiki-Dog says:

    Hey rick, what’s your steam? I’d love to play with you 🙂

    Email me or add me on steam:



  11. Trypt says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! I can now reset my achievements and pretend like I’m new again. It’s so fun making people think they got owned by someone just learning the game 😀

  12. Fartboy says:

    And we still can’t reset certain achievement stats like TF2’s Hot Potato!

    • Plank says:

      Why don’t you just copy down all your current stats, then simply reset all your stats ingame .. and edit your stats as they were .. with the exception of ‘Hot potato’ ?

  13. Tiki-Dog says:

    Hey rick, I’m taking the liberty of making a new steam account to try out the new steam achievement manager 5.3 when you release it for the new team fortress 2 update.

    They are offering a free weekend so I will see if I get any achievements taken away or anything by VALVe, though i heard they are done with that sort of thing.

  14. Tiki-Dog says:

    Ok, 5 seconds after the update went live, I tested.




  15. RyanD says:

    Wierd, it’s not working for me. No games work. Not since the Halloween update. Any tips?

  16. Mono says:

    I don’t understand why it is not working on Win7. While it says “retrieving stat information…”, it crashes showing a Windows warning popup that says SAM stopped.

  17. J13 says:

    thanks, love you <3

  18. Yoyo says:

    It works greats but
    *NOTE* For Modern Warfare 2 , the achievements work great , but it doesn’t change the ingame stats for Modern Warfare 2. It it possible to mod the ingame stats too?

  19. Jason says:

    Why is this NOT working for Windows 7? I press “Unlock All Achievements” and I get no popups (although I go to TF2 and I can’t access loadout since it says it can’t get to steam ) (prob b/c it’s busy)

  20. RoyaleBeast says:

    will it give me all the items form the WAR update if i use it for tf2?

  21. Sarah says:

    Rick I love you, also stastics don’t show up for MW2. Everything else works great though. Nice work.

  22. Ioxq says:

    The creator of the program
    ill ask u question and u can answer me in mail?

    If i craft the new items , can i get new one from the program?

    please answer “”

  23. Roger says:

    Hey Rick! Nice work and you did it fast. But ive got a problem, the program boot, but i get an error as soon as its open…. Here is a little part of it.

    System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly ‘System.Core, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089’ or one of its dependencies. Le fichier spécifié est introuvable.
    File name: ‘System.Core, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089’

    I wonder what is the problem and what i can do, i have installed .net Framework 3.5 but it still give the exact same error.

    Also, if i click continue and i select a game, it get stuck on the “Retrieving stats information”

    some help would really be apreciated, thanks!

  24. steve says:

    Hey have any1 try this with the new TF2 War Updates? i tried but it didn’t unlock any new achievements.

  25. Rick says:

    Yeah u cant unlock the new weapons with the Achievement Manager…lame

  26. JR says:

    Yeah, it unlocked the achievements without a problem, but didn’t give any weapons.

  27. JR says:

    Nevermind; use the program then join a server. the weapons will be right there

  28. Kralax says:

    I love you, please have my babies….

  29. temp_anon says:

    Looks like from the comments I can’t specify an exact range of stats to erase, like say leaving my Total Time and Max Points as Pyro in TF2 out of being reset during a complete wipe. I suppose I’ll have to copy down those two stats as said before.

    It’d be mighty handy though.

  30. Yoyo says:

    hey rick , is there anything i could help you out with. Feel bad since this is free.

  31. John says:

    Rick, I still have a problem.
    When I boot up the program, an error shows up…
    If I press continue and pick a game, the same error shows up.
    If i press continue again, I get stuck at “Retrieving stats information”.
    Can you please help?

  32. Ninx says:

    Thanks it works fine, but it’s missing Torchlight 🙁

  33. steve says:

    wonder if this will work, craft all my items, reset my achievements, and get unlock them again to get the weapons.

  34. Mr C says:

    This program works like a jiffy! Thanks!

    By the way, will the near future also include a Borderlands challenge manager?

  35. Stan says:

    Hello ! I have a problem with SAM. I open sam-picker.exe so sam crashed 🙁 i try 5.1 all the time crashed. What is the problem pliz ? Respond me in mail pliz thank you =D

  36. Marly says:

    I was just wondering something.

    Would it be possible in a future update to:

    >Make the tf2_playerstats.dmx file import(able?) into the achievement manager? I have a backup of my playerstats file and it’s a little confusing.

  37. Bobby says:


    I used this program to unlock some of my Left 4 Dead achievements. It shows that I have them done on my Steam profile, but when I start the game I still have my old number of completed achievements. Have anybody used the program to unlock Left 4 Dead achievements and is it working?

  38. Kiko says:


    How can I use this to only unlock achievements that I want to unlock? I only see an ‘unlock all’, ‘invert’ and ‘lock all’ achievement options. I just want to unlock a select few.

  39. Durandel says:

    I’ve followed all of the instructions, but when I load up the manager, the only game I can see is Spacewar (I’d like to use it for TF2). Any idea why this might be the case?

    Thanks in advance

  40. Yoyo says:

    Hey rick , your steam achievement manager does not support for the game Torchlight?

  41. Scatman says:

    It doesn’t work with Left4Dead 2 for me :S

    Can’t add it on the game list (ID: 550)

  42. bloodypalace says:

    Support for torchlight please.

  43. WrongWalnut says:

    Great thanks a lot but there’s one achievement missing from the game Portal the one where you have to jump 300 feet, it is not in your achievement manager yet.

  44. Maxie Beans says:

    Thanks man, visitors always ruining my sons account cause they are to lazy to login with their own account. Rescued!

  45. Maxie Beans says:

    Erm trouble.
    Running: Vista 64
    Game: L4D1

    Program works however I used it to reset the achies for my son ok. No probs back to basics.
    I tried to add a cheeky one for meself and it didnt work. So I sez sod it and cleared them all then added them all. Now within Steam/Steam profile it sez I have 64/65. In-game 0. Just odd if you asks me!

    Thanks tho for the work!

  46. Ivan says:

    Hey , Does this work for Cracked steam or Undeadpatched Steam?

  47. gamer says:

    hey find some achievement problems here, for the game Quantz, there’s one duplicate achievement in the SAM (14/15). same problem with the game Toki Tori and Serious Sam, one of the achievements appears to have 2 same slots.

    Hope you can fix this.

  48. named says:

    How to reset team fortress 2 total playing time? i reset all but …
    Playing time:102.2 hrs past 2 weeks … Team Fortress 292.3 hrs / 1223.6 hrs

  49. Joe says:

    Used SAM 5.2 on L4D2 – worked great. Had to keep track of all the relationships between the numbers – num of games won/lost vs total games played and such. After doing all that work so the numbers look legit, submitted them and it updated everything – fast.

    One pblm tho, now, the profile page shows I have spent 1.2 hours in something called “Steam Client”. Well, we know what that is and prolly so do lots of ppl. Is there a way to change this, remove it, make it say some other game’s name, etc? Got my page set to private until I get this sorted out.


  50. H3rdell says:

    When I tried to compile hawx svn tools, it give me error, and compiled version crashes. Do you know why?

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