I read this online. Figured it may be for the steam version. Is this true? Thanks.
Yes. It is true for all versions of the game. OK, a tiny primer, here...;) Achievements are add-ons for games--they are like "afterthoughts", in a way, because they are only created after the game is completed and finalized. All they are is little metrics for various things that the developers allow you to tally--things which often are bizarre and have nothing whatever to do with the game itself! It's all to enable a sort of "my achievements are bigger/better than your achievements" kind of "gentlemen's competition, ladies included" as you play the game--you can compare achievements with your friends or even set out to do them yourself, if you want. Fun for the whole family.
You know, stuff like the "I killed everything moving in the game and then I killed myself" achievement. Dig? Or the "I ate all the dogs in the game" achievement, or the "I swam on the backs of four sharks before being eaten by one" achievement, or the "I sat in a pool of blood for 88 hours of game time" achievement, etc. There are all kinds of fun achievements like this that you can spend hour after hour enjoying and repeating, constantly, even if you never actually play the game at all! That's the sheer beauty and joy of achievements! Know what I mean, Imojean? Dig? My favorite achievement is the "If this guy makes one more stupid crack about achievements I will vomit in my lap" achievement. Cool, Daddy-o, eh?
But if people running mods were allowed to compile these super-interesting, famously intellectual achievements, too--it wouldn't be fair to the hardcore gaming element out there, would it? I should say, "the hardcore achievement lovers out there," would it? Heck, no, dude! Suppose you are running the "Heightened watermelon-blast explosive radius" mod. Would it then be fair to get the "Explode hugely each time I eat a watermelon" achievement? I don't *think* so,,,,noooo-o-o-o-o-! No fair, and no way, Jose'!
With all of this firmly in mind, the developers of the masterpiece (no joke, that!) OS 2 RPG are insisting on a *level playing field* for those brave, pioneering souls who refuse to buy any game unless it offers it's own rack of meaningful achievements! Dig? 'Nuff said! 'Njoy...;)