Explosions

For the last several days I’ve been playing with a new explosion system.

The current system is reasonable, but it doesn’t do what I want it to. When I was working on it about a year ago, I had to abandon further development and keep whatever was there, because I needed to make a release. We have been stuck with it ever since.

Unfortunately the work on the new system is not going all that well. I had a seemingly brilliant idea that took me a couple of days to implement and another couple to realize that it’s fatally flawed :-(

As a result, I am pretty much back to square one. I really wanted to show you something with this post, but alas it was not meant to be.

Anyway, I will go on trying. I need to upgrade the explosions, otherwise the new weapon will not make much sense.

 

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99 Comments

  1. Posted January 27, 2014 at 17:52 | Permalink | Reply

    Yay 1st!
    And is it a cannon?

  2. Posted January 27, 2014 at 18:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, please add in the next version of the game (1.25) book. Their functions: tapaya they can write long texts (take her long tapom), and can be used as decoration (and stacked in piles).

    • Posted January 27, 2014 at 18:02 | Permalink | Reply

      Sorry for the lack of English language: (

      • Posted January 28, 2014 at 01:31 | Permalink | Reply

        Yes!
        Supported!
        Kallus add books!

        • Posted January 28, 2014 at 04:34 | Permalink

          Yes, I’d love to have books/bookshelf block… I’ve been itching to make a library and add more detail to the interior of my houses.

    • RosslynB
      Posted January 27, 2014 at 22:32 | Permalink | Reply

      That is good English. I agree on the book idea. Writing rules for adventures would be super easy. And writing a lost journal that one must find will also be easy. You can also write a journal in your survival world. I support you all the way, man. All the way

      • Posted January 29, 2014 at 03:24 | Permalink | Reply

        RosslynB has a wonderful idea! Supported!

      • Posted February 23, 2014 at 20:52 | Permalink | Reply

        I’d like books, too, BUT… do you know what I’d like to see added? Texture packs that can allow you to retexture
        animals! It would be sooooo cool!

        • RosslynB
          Posted February 24, 2014 at 19:05 | Permalink

          BEST IDEA EVER! Different animals for different textures! Wonder how horses would look in a medieval texture. Or coyotes in a western pack! Come to thing of it, I haven’t seen any western textures yet

    • The Adventurer
      Posted January 28, 2014 at 14:59 | Permalink | Reply

      Yes books!

  3. Posted January 27, 2014 at 18:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Cool

  4. Posted January 27, 2014 at 18:50 | Permalink | Reply

    Sorry kaalus that must blow to find out that whatever your workingat has failed after so many days of hard programing

  5. Posted January 27, 2014 at 18:52 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus if the game was added.to a console ps3/4 xbox 360/1 or pc what would be diffrent what would you add?

  6. Posted January 27, 2014 at 18:53 | Permalink | Reply

    Its my birthday and i get bad news aww Jan 27

  7. Posted January 27, 2014 at 18:57 | Permalink | Reply

    That’s too bad. Hope it goes better for you.

  8. Posted January 27, 2014 at 18:59 | Permalink | Reply

    Well I hope that you can fix it ;) but for now here is a random Tudor style mansion: https://dl.dropbox.com/s/n5etxbg7wkfv0vc/tudor%20house.scworld?dl=1

  9. Posted January 27, 2014 at 19:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Bummer. Oh well, a “learning experience”. Good luck!

  10. Posted January 27, 2014 at 19:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Hello. C:

  11. Posted January 27, 2014 at 19:27 | Permalink | Reply

    I am guessing fireworks.

  12. Posted January 27, 2014 at 19:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Is a cannon
    Add fishing rot and the animal multiply

    • cursedth
      Posted January 27, 2014 at 20:47 | Permalink | Reply

      No it’s two in one….what ya get…TNT fishing. ;)

      • Posted January 27, 2014 at 22:31 | Permalink | Reply

        Im pretty sure that’s called redneck fishing, or is that when you zap the water

      • Posted January 28, 2014 at 00:57 | Permalink | Reply

        And then you won’t have to bother cooking the fish either :-)

        • Posted January 28, 2014 at 01:24 | Permalink

          I’ve done that! MAKE a small underwater hole, stuff with gunpowder kegs, cover light, escape!

  13. Posted January 27, 2014 at 19:56 | Permalink | Reply

    Sad, feel bad for you. Well as I always say; Never give up… You will Win!

  14. Posted January 27, 2014 at 20:18 | Permalink | Reply

    I have an idea for an update, why don’t you add survivors or villagers or testificates whatever you what to call it and also make it that you can trade with them, also you can add gold ore that you can make into gold ingots that you can make into gold coins, as a kind of currency so that you can trade with them. Also you can make gold tools and weapons but it will be significantly stronger than iron but weaker and slower that diamonds… Just saying.

    • The Pokemon Miner
      Posted January 28, 2014 at 00:17 | Permalink | Reply

      Listen,we can’t copy minecraft,and besides he’s working hard,AND you kinda was MEAN TO him by spamming “poop” on the previous post,so please stop asking,it’s kinda spamming,unless you have an idea that’s not copying ores or entities from minecraft,sorry if I’m rude,I have just had a hard day

      • Posted January 28, 2014 at 02:23 | Permalink | Reply

        Did I spam him when I said cat? And you are right about the villagers, I have nothing against NPC’s, but villagers would say he was getting ideas from Minecraft. And they are a bit too civilized too. We should have Indians, other stowaways or bandits. And the fact that you suggested villagers, which is one of the things Kaalus is tired of hearing all of the time. Sorry, if I was rude.But at least once, most of us made these mistakes.

        • Posted January 28, 2014 at 03:39 | Permalink

          It dose’nt neccesarily have to be called villagers you can call them whatever you want I just didnt know what to call them god why are people so rude nowadays.

      • Posted January 28, 2014 at 03:35 | Permalink | Reply

        how is saying poop once spamming, oh and by the way POOP!

        • The Pokemon Miner
          Posted January 31, 2014 at 14:03 | Permalink

          so childish to be spamming POOP! listen,im not trying to come off angry,but we need less….civil things,like say,there could be traps in caves that were left behind by hunters that were on the island,ruins,and,if you check old posts on this blog,FLOODS,kaalus was one time messing around with water coding,when he accidentaly caused a flood,that went troughout the whole sc world.

        • The Pokemon Miner
          Posted January 31, 2014 at 14:03 | Permalink

          im not saying its a bad idea,im just saying villagers are minecraft patented

      • Posted January 28, 2014 at 19:45 | Permalink | Reply

        That is not copying minecraft at all. When did minecraft patent villages? Maybe not call them villages but maybe Indians or natives that reside in the world we go. Having NPC s that are human would be nice since survival craft is lonely

        • Posted January 28, 2014 at 21:47 | Permalink

          I meant like an abandoned island, indians or pirates would be there. WE have to make civilization not find it. I want someone who sleeps in a tent or tries to break into your house to live or sleep there. Not break into their house and live or steal from them. Pirates would travel on the sea and shoot cannons. And you can steal from them like Jay Rod said. Indians would either attack or just be there. Bandits would break in and try to steal. Stowaways would live in the tents or igloos and trade with you or attack if attacked.

    • Posted January 28, 2014 at 02:33 | Permalink | Reply

      How about pirates

      • Posted January 28, 2014 at 02:34 | Permalink | Reply

        U can raid the ship and gettools and weapons

  15. Posted January 27, 2014 at 20:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Can you add lassos and whips

    And I hope everything works out for you kaalus

  16. cursedth
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 20:49 | Permalink | Reply

    How your leg doing btw?

    Hope it healed completely. :)

  17. Posted January 27, 2014 at 21:16 | Permalink | Reply

    I am going with secret explosive blocks

  18. Posted January 27, 2014 at 21:22 | Permalink | Reply

    Aww sorry man anyway plz add animal fighting it wood make sc much more realistic.

    • Posted January 27, 2014 at 23:14 | Permalink | Reply

      We kinda somewhat have that because if a animal steps on a ray the others will attack it.

      • Posted January 28, 2014 at 18:17 | Permalink | Reply

        I mean like lions atacking gnus oer wolves fighting with other coyotes or other wolves not acidental fighting

  19. Posted January 27, 2014 at 21:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Try my new The Walking Dead map! Contains the prison, hershel farm and more!

    https://dl.dropbox.com/s/ok3dgn2pdfij863/Walking%20dead%20%281%29.scworld?dl=1

    Ps: not for slow devices (the Map si too big for them)

    • Posted January 28, 2014 at 05:26 | Permalink | Reply

      I tried it. It’s looks good but I haven gotten past the farm yet. I don’t make much progress during the days. It might be good if the days were slightly longer.

  20. Posted January 27, 2014 at 21:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Cannons! :)

  21. Posted January 27, 2014 at 22:30 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, to speak for all loyal survival craft players you are doing an amazing job do not let this set back get you down its amazing to be able to create such a game.we are all rotting for you

  22. Marlon Neveu
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 22:31 | Permalink | Reply

    Well, ok.

    Sent from my iPod Touch 5th!! [] PLAY SURVIVALCRAFT!!

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  23. Posted January 27, 2014 at 22:40 | Permalink | Reply

    Make it so when you shoot arrows into animals that they don’t bounce back. Was shooting birds on cruel and the arrow came back and killed me.

    • crazybuilder
      Posted January 27, 2014 at 22:57 | Permalink | Reply

      Bummer

  24. Posted January 27, 2014 at 22:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Look closely at my profile pic. :p

  25. crazybuilder
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 22:57 | Permalink | Reply

    Maybe it’s some kind of grenade?

  26. Posted January 27, 2014 at 23:46 | Permalink | Reply

    was supposed to have my English 11 regents exam today, but my school closed (snow day)! XD

    • Posted January 28, 2014 at 01:26 | Permalink | Reply

      Lucky:[

    • Posted January 28, 2014 at 02:32 | Permalink | Reply

      Seriously! People in your area are sooo lucky.

      • Posted January 28, 2014 at 02:35 | Permalink | Reply

        But were having snow day tomorrow ya

        • Posted January 28, 2014 at 02:58 | Permalink

          It can snow all day in utah and everybody does not give a carp.

        • Posted January 28, 2014 at 03:21 | Permalink

          You are lucky too. It never snows here.

        • Posted January 28, 2014 at 20:41 | Permalink

          My school is out of snow days. Its going into our precious summer. :(

      • The Pokemon Miner
        Posted January 29, 2014 at 14:20 | Permalink | Reply

        im not that lucky cause it did snow at myrtle beack,just I HOMESCHOOL!!!!! so I do like the snow but I still have to do school

  27. Posted January 28, 2014 at 00:06 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi kaalus, I’m survivalcraft fan and I love your work, I wanted to ask permission to create a wiki in Spanish since there are many users including me since I’m from Venezuela and to expand this great work since my survivalcraft is by far, better than minecraft p.

    well I hope your answer and also the new version with the new weapon, goodbye.

  28. Posted January 28, 2014 at 00:12 | Permalink | Reply

    I believe it a cannon for sure.. When the shot hits there will be a explosion, but I think he was working on a blast effect for the cannon shooting (explosion from the barrel) maybe a ring of smoke emitting from the barrel or a explosion not so circular in diameter or radius…. And I think the new explosion system could mean that the blocks just don’t disintegrate or convert into drop size blocks but perhaps full size blocks flying through the air…

    Does this mean we won’t get anymore news or other new items in 1.25 until
    Kaalus finds a solution? :(

    Will 1.25 be a 3 or 4 month update? :(

    Will Kaalus put aside the new explosion system to work and push through 1.25?

    …same survival craft time, same survival craft channel… Stay tuned

    Being a perfectionist myself and conquering incredible builds…there’s always a solution…there’s always a way… We, us (the players) won’t know any different from what your intentionally trying to accomplish to what you can just do to make it work.

    • Posted January 28, 2014 at 02:31 | Permalink | Reply

      Can I see your worlds? I like to create new ideas from seeing other people’s ideas. When you said into the air, did you mean TNT minecraft flying blocks, or other blocks flying into the air. If you meant number two, then I completely agree. That would be awesome. If 1.25 will be a 3 to 4 month update, I don’t really care. Some games take 6 months for one update. Time seems to be flying by for me anyway. I need to earn how to animate, to pass this time.:)

      • Posted January 28, 2014 at 03:54 | Permalink | Reply

        I’m going to upload to the cc in a month or so… So far it’s 67.30 mb with 989.3 days of building…here’s a portion of my world…

        http://s1330.photobucket.com/user/Mymortalkombat/media/image_zps58c69c5a.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

        http://s1330.photobucket.com/user/Mymortalkombat/media/image_zps1e79c0db.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2

        These areas are finished by now… I have been continuously building

        • Posted January 28, 2014 at 04:01 | Permalink

          My image post is pending moderation… But I am up to 67.30 mb and 989.3 days of building to give you a idea… My map I have built isn’t just a area, it’s a world. :)

        • Posted January 28, 2014 at 04:33 | Permalink

          Holy…….so you spent nearly 3 survivalcraft years?!?! I HAVE to see what you’ve built! Lol I bet it’s amazing!

        • Posted January 28, 2014 at 04:34 | Permalink

          I wonder if there’s a limit to the amout of days you can be alive…

        • Posted January 28, 2014 at 05:41 | Permalink

          Ya like after 80 years your guy just dies from old age.

        • Posted January 28, 2014 at 13:19 | Permalink

          Those treehouses are awesome! I have a new idea, from it too. It has been accepted.

      • Posted January 28, 2014 at 04:27 | Permalink | Reply

        It looks like my image post has been declined… Interesting. It’s no longer pending, just non existent. I had responded to your post, but it was posted at the bottom as a non reply post.

        • Posted January 28, 2014 at 04:28 | Permalink

          …wait… It’s still pending… Sometimes it there and sometimes it’s not. Strange.

      • Posted January 28, 2014 at 04:30 | Permalink | Reply

        I’m not sue what MC TNT does but I meant other blocks flying in the air….

        • Posted January 28, 2014 at 05:15 | Permalink

          I know what you mean And it would be really cool but with how all block games are made, I don’t think its possible. If it is, it would be difficult to implement and it would look unrealistic. :( The block would have to “break the grid”.

        • Posted January 28, 2014 at 05:18 | Permalink

          To answer your question, when a MC TNT is lit, it turns into an entity and it is possible for it to be blown away by other TNT blocks. It “breaks the grid”. This is easy(ish) because only the TNT blocks do this. The other blocks dicintigrate like in SC.

  29. Posted January 28, 2014 at 00:50 | Permalink | Reply

    hOW DO I GET A SINGLE FLOATING BEDROCK BLOCK? OR A VOID? I CAN’T FIND A VOID. A VOID IS A EMPTY PLANET WITH ONE FLOATING BEDROCK BLOCK. PLS HELP

  30. Posted January 28, 2014 at 01:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus we have faith in you, that you can do it. You’ve done some amazing things in the past and high expectations are still with us! Also for the next update or maybe even this one if you have time, could you possibly add in fishing poles/ rods so that we can fish. It seems impossible to catch any fish with weapons like the spear or bow……

  31. Posted January 28, 2014 at 01:48 | Permalink | Reply

    Everyone watch its going to be the most random thing i mean he wouldn’t add a gun after a crossbow i mean whats the point of having a bow or cross bow if a gun is always better

    • Posted January 28, 2014 at 02:09 | Permalink | Reply

      if he adds stealth, meaning the crossbow/bow does less damage, but doesn’t alert hostile mobs of your presence, however a gun is more powerful, but noisy which will scare away or attract certain hostile/friendly animals

    • Posted January 28, 2014 at 04:32 | Permalink | Reply

      Yes I wouldn’t be surprised if it is a random thing…

  32. Posted January 28, 2014 at 02:04 | Permalink | Reply

    I belive bedrock should be breakable, simply over long time periods.

  33. Posted January 28, 2014 at 03:01 | Permalink | Reply

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  34. Posted January 28, 2014 at 03:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Sir Kaalus…

    Please add fire arrows and explosive arrows for bows to kill a pack of vicious animals (like wolf) to maintain balance & consistency of the game…
    also, please make the motion detector to read/detect motions one lane of blocks from it..coz It quite buggy to read motions from sizes of the line of sight of the motion detector.. thank you very much..

  35. Posted January 28, 2014 at 03:56 | Permalink | Reply

    using a bow (or any weapon) against a pack of vicious animals is disadvantage & it kills in matter of seconds..thus explosive arrows (or explosive weapons) is the best solution… fire arrows too are advantage in clearing grasses and burning some dangerous animals… motion detectors too is somewhat buggy… it reads sides of the line of sight of the detector..

  36. Posted January 29, 2014 at 02:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Can I plz join? Plz?

  37. Posted January 29, 2014 at 14:33 | Permalink | Reply

    Can you please confirm what the new weapon is in the next post?

  38. Posted February 8, 2014 at 19:15 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus, thank you so much for such an amazing game! Keep up the great work! I’m sorry for the set back:( but I know you’ll figure it out :) I know you get a bunch of really great game suggestions, but I have one that I haven’t seen yet. Is there a way you can make it so the player can change the gender? I’m a girl, and I’m tired of playing as a guy, lol. Or clothes in a future update would be nice:) otherwise, I love where the game is going! Thanks again

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