iOS 7 screen freezing

On iOS 7, Survivalcraft display sometimes freezes, while the game keeps going in the background. This occasionally happens when you dismiss a text box (for example after entering a sign text).

Fortunately there is good news. Doubly good news.

First, I’ve got it fixed. And no, I still don’t know why it is happening :-) It’s only on iOS 7, and the way I fixed it is by entirely avoiding the operation that causes it.

Second, there is a trivial workaround. If your screen freezes, rotate your device upside down to trigger a screen flip. This will unfreeze the screen.

I might release another iOS 1.23 update.

Almost forgot: both Amazon and Windows Phone updates are out (1.23.9 and 1.23.10 respectively). They fix the same bugs that 1.23.8 fixed on iOS.

[EDIT]

Just noticed – the blog passed 4 million views. That’s not half bad :-)

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69 Comments

  1. Posted November 14, 2013 at 16:43 | Permalink | Reply

    First

  2. Posted November 14, 2013 at 16:56 | Permalink | Reply

    3rd

    • Posted November 14, 2013 at 19:57 | Permalink | Reply

      Have you made the titanic texture pack yet?

  3. Posted November 14, 2013 at 17:05 | Permalink | Reply

    The only thing is that iO7 is crap it has bugs in it has well, I wished I nether upgraded to iO7 :(

    • Posted November 14, 2013 at 21:12 | Permalink | Reply

      yeah especially because now you can’t record full screen videos, oh well I still watch your videos!

  4. Marlon Neveu
    Posted November 14, 2013 at 17:14 | Permalink | Reply

    I’ll try that KAALUS!!!

    Sent from my iPod Touch 5th Gen.

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  5. Marlon Neveu
    Posted November 14, 2013 at 17:16 | Permalink | Reply

    IT WORKED!! OMG!!!

    Sent from my iPod Touch 5th Gen.

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  6. Posted November 14, 2013 at 17:17 | Permalink | Reply

    nice im glad i got kindle

  7. Posted November 14, 2013 at 18:32 | Permalink | Reply

    That’s good to hear Kaalus that the blog has 4 million views. Also your doing a great job. Keep it up! :)

  8. Posted November 14, 2013 at 18:36 | Permalink | Reply

    This also happens to the memory bank after adding two lines in it . iPad mini is what I’m using running ios7.

  9. Posted November 14, 2013 at 19:00 | Permalink | Reply

    4 Million views ! That is a lot keep up the good work kaalus!

  10. Posted November 14, 2013 at 19:15 | Permalink | Reply

    Hello everyone. I have a special new prize for the contest. If you subscribe (follow) my blog you will have the chance to win a free copy of Survivalcraft for iOS and a preview of the big city I’m building. Visit my blog by clicking on my name, then look for the ‘follow’ button on the sidebar to enter.

    • Posted November 14, 2013 at 23:19 | Permalink | Reply

      Really? I only have about 10 people doing this. It’s all free. All you have to do is follow my blog which is free and you have a chance to win a free copy of the Survivalcraft game, courtesy of Kaalus, thank you:-)

      • Posted November 15, 2013 at 22:17 | Permalink | Reply

        see the thing is that most of us follow the blog of kaalus because we’ve purchased the game already

        • Posted November 15, 2013 at 22:20 | Permalink

          Well perhaps if you wanted to have sirvivalcraft on another device you own..i really dont know.

        • Posted November 15, 2013 at 22:20 | Permalink

          i guess but I personally only have an android tablet

        • Posted November 16, 2013 at 01:06 | Permalink

          Sirvivalcraft? Really, autocorrect? Hello. My name is Sir Vivalcraft :-)

  11. RosslynB
    Posted November 14, 2013 at 19:21 | Permalink | Reply

    Hello. Imagine Survivalcraft with mods. Not hack-the-game mods, not fake-mods, but real mods that you can download and have fun. It is possible, but there are problems.

    The talented mod-makers for Minecraft don’t listen. Nobody listens. Not even Kaalus listens. Everyone just wants zombies >:(. We need YOU to stand up and have mods be made. For more information, click below

    http://survivalcraftaccepted.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/we-need-mods-in-survivalcraft/

    • Posted November 14, 2013 at 19:42 | Permalink | Reply

      There is mods in SC but only a few.

      • RosslynB
        Posted November 14, 2013 at 19:57 | Permalink | Reply

        Really?

      • RosslynB
        Posted November 14, 2013 at 20:03 | Permalink | Reply

        Could you give me a link for the mods?

    • Posted November 15, 2013 at 01:22 | Permalink | Reply

      He listens but just doesn’t want to add them… this update anyways. I would like if there were more customizable gameplay like mods or skins. But he’d have to change the whole character look.

      • RosslynB
        Posted November 15, 2013 at 02:11 | Permalink | Reply

        I make a skin, and it told me that it will be on my character next update. Next update has happened. No skin.

        • Posted November 15, 2013 at 02:33 | Permalink

          The mod comes with actual skins. You use through gameplay like iron man, steve, tuxedo steve, and another one I forgot about.

        • RosslynB
          Posted November 15, 2013 at 02:33 | Permalink

          Can you give me a link? I can’t find it on the Google I’m using

        • Posted November 15, 2013 at 02:38 | Permalink

          I don’t know the link but you can find it on forum typing megacraft. If you did go to google make sure you typed exactly survivalcraft megacraft. You will see a character that has a minecraft skin but you can’t know if its survivalcraft. If u see a sign saying megacraft, click it.

        • RosslynB
          Posted November 15, 2013 at 02:42 | Permalink

          I even tried looking for it on the forums. It says “this doesn’t exist”

        • Posted November 15, 2013 at 02:53 | Permalink

          Look for a youtuber name swiftbig031 on youtube. He has the link.

        • RosslynB
          Posted November 15, 2013 at 03:37 | Permalink

          Which video is it in? He has got a lot of Survivalcraft videos

        • Posted November 15, 2013 at 21:37 | Permalink

          His latest video. Click his name to find it.

        • Posted November 15, 2013 at 21:50 | Permalink

          There is no feature to upload load skin, sorry… We can only upload world and block textures…

  12. Posted November 14, 2013 at 19:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Only crapple has bugs so far.

  13. Posted November 14, 2013 at 21:16 | Permalink | Reply

    since kaalus fixed the transparent chunk in survivalcraft, I set out to figure out how to make an x-ray machine in survivalcraft, so here it is! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6ResGRB6dw make sure to subscribe! ENJOY

  14. Posted November 14, 2013 at 22:00 | Permalink | Reply

    Schweet… Thanks for the fix Kaalus.

  15. Posted November 14, 2013 at 22:56 | Permalink | Reply

    New ios 7.0.4 is availible…. Hopefully this helps us also.

  16. Posted November 14, 2013 at 23:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Aw more bugs btw I have been playing the wiki like a game trying to get lots of points and fixing wrong facts there WAS a lot.

  17. Posted November 15, 2013 at 00:15 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus would be nice if you can add third input on the bottom of “or gate”
    or maybe second “or gate” with 3 inputs ^^

    • Posted November 15, 2013 at 08:45 | Permalink | Reply

      Most of the time you don’t need an OR gate, plain wires connection acts as an OR gate

      • Posted November 15, 2013 at 11:26 | Permalink | Reply

        most of the time i use them instead of “delay gates” , they are also useful when i want to isolate signals.

        u said: “Every device introduces 1 tick of delay.”
        so if i good understand, one “OR gate” produces delay at lowest possible level, so i can control delay more precisely, “delay gate” is like “forever” comparing to this.

        Maybe third input is wrong idea ^^ but how about “editable delay gate” ?
        you just click edit and set the delay by using slider (like in baterry)

        i just want to make my visualizer screen to refresh/draw faster
        http://survivalcraft.lefora.com/topic/19403996/MUSIC-MAKER-music-studio-in-survivalcraft#.UoX4Hz4uEzc

        i fixed the “blink glitch”, now I have to get rid of “delay gates” because they are too slow, and put OR gates(less delay) in their place but is hard to make because inputs are on the sides not the bottom.

        I’m not an engineer so maybe what I just said is a nonsense so forgive me please :)

        when i was building “music maker”, I noticed 2 weakness of sound generator – you have to be close enough to hear, and u cant hide it :(
        conclusion is simple: we need speaker block :P
        It should be normal size block with speaker texture and the ability to connect to it from five sides also rotatable in all directions
        We can take sound from back of “sound generator” by using ‘wire-through block” and connect it to speaker.
        i dont know how hard to add this, may be even impossible with the current “game data layout” so just ignore this idea if it stupid ^^

        ….almost forgot… about community content:
        http://survivalcraft.lefora.com/topic/19404004/Missing-texture-packs-in-community-content#.UoYEfT4uEzc

        im not alone with this issue ^^

        thank you for everything

        cheers :)

  18. Posted November 15, 2013 at 00:49 | Permalink | Reply

    What’s a mod? I don’t care that I should post on the forum it’s to much work. We should have fruit grow on plants. It would be nice if we could domesticate animals and breed them.

  19. Posted November 15, 2013 at 00:57 | Permalink | Reply

    I had 1.23.10.0 for a few days. This confuses me, it just randomly updates! It was supposed to be today though. This confuses me.

    • Posted November 15, 2013 at 01:27 | Permalink | Reply

      If anyone is wondering where to get mods for survivalcraft, there is a modder named mega x on the forum. Go to google and search survivalcraft megacraft. There is a slender mod and minecraft mod with cats, dogs, skins, and more minecraft pc things.

  20. RosslynB
    Posted November 15, 2013 at 02:13 | Permalink | Reply

    I searched for it, and it gave me the mod for it. Useful if I had Minecraft…

  21. Posted November 15, 2013 at 04:29 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi kaalus! I have a great idea for the next update! Add a map! Fir survival mode. It could work like the magnet and compass. Except there could be a point or something that you place and you can name and a certain colored dot will appear on the map. All you need to do is click it and the name will pop up and also it will show you how many blocks away it is so you can prepare food and supplies that you need (if needed) for your journey there. The map would be a great help on survival mode because I’m always afraid to explore too far away from my cave or home. But if I could get a map,that could change. The map itself could be of the whole island. And on creative made world’s it will only show the area that was built on. So you could look through the map by just scrolling around with your finger. The map could be made out of paper made by wood. I’m not sure about the pointers or whatever they would be to mark the areas,but they would be small and if destroyed by fire or explosion or something happens to the area there,an x would appear on the map in place of the marker until the area is safe or reconstructed and a new marker is placed. Also there should be an arrow or something on the map to mark or show where your character is currently. I know all these features to the map may not be added. But I think that a map should be added as a easy to make item so until you can make markers or whatever,you have a map of the area and islands.

  22. Posted November 15, 2013 at 13:29 | Permalink | Reply

    I just updated my DragCave map!

    https://dl.dropbox.com/s/iiqpar92a5lw1ck/DragCave%20map.scworld?dl=1

  23. Posted November 15, 2013 at 15:38 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey everybody! I made a video explaining the contest better. It’s very cool! Here’s the link:

    http://animoto.com/play/uGMxITQLrJlhC10LByqoDw

    Please tell me if it works. Enjoy!

  24. dragon master an awesome dragonologist
    Posted November 15, 2013 at 23:00 | Permalink | Reply

    Um how can I put this I just found a tweet by johan that minecraft pocket edition’s update is this month it’s fudging true and there are gonna be minecarts woo hoo roller coaster I still love survivalcraft as soon as I get the next mcpe update I’m gonna play it t’ll the next sc update cause I wanna build a roller coaster.

    • Posted November 16, 2013 at 01:51 | Permalink | Reply

      If anyone wonders about the survivalcraft mod go to my blog.

    • Posted November 16, 2013 at 13:38 | Permalink | Reply

      Yay! Unlike most people,i view Minecraft and Survivalcraft as equals. They are both epic games, and if i had to choose,i would pick both. Its exiting minecarts are coming, because compared to the Xbox edition, Minecraft pocket edition is pretty crappy.

      • dragon master an awesome dragonologist
        Posted November 16, 2013 at 14:18 | Permalink | Reply

        Yeah I agree with ya I like both cause on survivalcraft your not gonna griefed and minecraft well pc. I love both and I take turns in playing but I do agree there really both the same survive don’t die and build besides one thing survivalcrafts supposed to be realistic when mc is supposed to be more rpg like I love both sc and mc.

        • Posted November 16, 2013 at 14:27 | Permalink

          Yeah

        • dragon master an awesome dragonologist
          Posted November 16, 2013 at 14:55 | Permalink

          Yep I do agree none of them is better than the other.

        • Posted November 16, 2013 at 18:35 | Permalink

          no i like survivalcraft more

        • dragon master an awesome dragonologist
          Posted November 16, 2013 at 21:22 | Permalink

          None of them is better than the other minecraft is not better than survivalcraft and survivalcraft is not better than minecraft so BOOM beat dat.

  25. Marlon Neveu
    Posted November 16, 2013 at 14:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey guys. Is this thing true? Search for “Survivalcraft PC version” on bing. Please let me know if it is!

    Sent from my iPod Touch 5th Gen.

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  26. Posted November 16, 2013 at 15:34 | Permalink | Reply

    It still crashes!
    IOS7

  27. Posted November 16, 2013 at 18:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi guys, one of my favorite texture pack is now availible for download for 1.23:) from the community content, it is the Medieval Creative 1.23.png it was realeased only 3 days ago (11-13-13) I just wanted to put this out there:D

  28. Posted December 14, 2013 at 14:19 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey I think you should add baby animals and be able to tame wolves by bones like when u kill a animal it will give u meat and one or 2 bones u should also be able to care for animals like horses for instance they make feces be able to pick them up and animals can starve if not fed
    And make rope and sled that’s what I think.

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