Alpha 1.8 submitted

Went in yesterday just before midnight. There are reports of delays in the queue, Microsoft has this to say: http://create.msdn.com/en-US/news/cert-and-ingestion-delays, so I am not sure when it might hit the marketplace. Hopefully sometime this week.

This is also the first version to hit the new WP7 markets: Indonesia, Malaysia, Argentina, and Philipines.

This is the changelist:

  • Added creative mode
  • Added narrow/wide view angle to settings
  • Added bucket, water bucket and magma bucket
  • Added directional water spreading
  • Added magma & magma spawning underground
  • Certain blocks will not drop items when wrong tools are used
  • Birds will fly away instantly after getting hit
  • Changed lighting to make the terrain brighter
  • Added world renaming
  • Added changing of game mode
  • Terrain generation tweaks
  • Fixed a bug with blocked cave entrances

34 Comments

  1. Chris
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 11:00 | Permalink | Reply

    Your amazing man, all hail Kaalus!

  2. Posted March 5, 2012 at 12:31 | Permalink | Reply

    Yeah !! For the 1.9 what about a monster or a pet only at night ?

  3. Tavin Kastner
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 13:40 | Permalink | Reply

    It seems kinda trivial, but I think an underwater breath meter should be in a future update. I just don’t want to have to be really paranoid about dying when I go underwater to block the water from caves I find or anything like that. Could that be a possibility, Kaalus?

  4. Beonebiker
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 13:58 | Permalink | Reply

    Great news ;)
    I have an idea about a new animal : rabbit
    he hides in his hole to catch and you have to go inside when it’s dark. but it is a 1×1 hole and then you have to go to crouch to get into it …

  5. d1kan
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 15:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Great!! I think that will be the best update ever :)

  6. dova
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 15:49 | Permalink | Reply

    A map or compass would be useful

  7. Posted March 5, 2012 at 15:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Looks great Kaalus! I can’t wait to try it all out!

    Keep up the good work man.

  8. Worgun
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 17:29 | Permalink | Reply

    “Certain blocks will not drop items when wrong tools are used”

    Can you tell us which blocks/tools combinations are not valid?

  9. reundeadified
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 17:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Mayor problem: when diving under buildings that “float” on water it seems I get trapped underneath and frozen in place (luckily I only lost a pickaxe and like 80 cobblestone)

    • veryorange
      Posted March 5, 2012 at 23:15 | Permalink | Reply

      I have the same problem and in fact I posted about it!

    • Tanner
      Posted March 6, 2012 at 03:08 | Permalink | Reply

      Same bug happens to me lost like a bunch of iron tools and cobblestone.

  10. dova
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 17:52 | Permalink | Reply

    Does any one know a seed that will spawn you in a flat area

    • Code5
      Posted March 5, 2012 at 19:47 | Permalink | Reply

      i wouldn’t know one but then again..
      why try and figure out a seed to do that when you can just make your own flat area?
      that’s what i did in my last world :D
      and also filled in a massive lake..

      • Worgun
        Posted March 5, 2012 at 20:22 | Permalink | Reply

        Hm… Funny thing is, that I actually do know one. Once I entered name of my wife and found a massive flat area just where you start! ^_~
        Seed is:
        Asia

        PS. No, my wife is not named after a continent. Her name is Joanna, but in my country the nickname for every Joanna is Asia (and it reads more like ‘Asha’).

        Anyway – feel free to try and let me know if you like it :)

        Cheers! ;)

      • jriot10
        Posted March 5, 2012 at 22:48 | Permalink | Reply

        It works awesome thanks!

  11. d1kan
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 20:44 | Permalink | Reply

    Sorry but I just want to know: Is there anybody french? Est-ce qu’il y a des français sur ce forum? Si Kaalus met en place le mode multijoueur, ce serait sympa de se retrouver entre français, bien que j’adore parler anglais ;) thanks! Merci!!

    • Posted March 5, 2012 at 21:12 | Permalink | Reply

      Moi je suis français et je suis ce blog plus le forum Français de SurvivalCraft… :)

      • d1kan
        Posted March 5, 2012 at 21:28 | Permalink | Reply

        C’est vrai que je vais rarement sur le blog français, il faut que j’y pense.. Sur ce, salutations Spike ;)

    • Beonebiker
      Posted March 6, 2012 at 15:34 | Permalink | Reply

      Oui moi aussi je suis francais !! ca fait plaisir =P

  12. Posted March 5, 2012 at 22:00 | Permalink | Reply

    Mais derien, ce qui est dommage c’est qu’il est pas souvent mis à jour ..

    • d1kan
      Posted March 5, 2012 at 22:02 | Permalink | Reply

      Et ouai… La France n’est pas parfaite… ^^

      • Posted March 6, 2012 at 13:32 | Permalink | Reply

        Elle n’est JAMAIS parfaite xD

      • Christo_x3
        Posted March 6, 2012 at 16:59 | Permalink | Reply

        Apres tout, rien n’est parfait ;) (Commentaire pour juste dire que je suis Français)
        Enfin bon,
        Good Job Kaalus !

        • d1kan
          Posted March 6, 2012 at 20:34 | Permalink

          Ça fait plaisir de voir autant de français!! :P vivement le mode multijoueur

      • Snow
        Posted March 6, 2012 at 22:35 | Permalink | Reply

        Sa fais plaisir de voir autant de français, dommage qu’il n’y ai pas un forum français :/

  13. Tanner
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 00:35 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks Kaalus

  14. maxiracing
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 06:15 | Permalink | Reply

    Great but now a just want realy bad monster only at night. please !

    • Tanner
      Posted March 6, 2012 at 06:20 | Permalink | Reply

      Maby zombies.

      • dragomon64
        Posted March 7, 2012 at 06:00 | Permalink | Reply

        or savages who eat human meat

  15. Posted March 8, 2012 at 18:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Where is 1.8?! When marketplace want to punlish? -.- :(

    • Posted March 8, 2012 at 20:43 | Permalink | Reply

      Publish*

    • Posted March 8, 2012 at 22:43 | Permalink | Reply

      Don’t know. Microsoft is keeping quiet. It’s in their hands since Sunday.

      • Posted March 11, 2012 at 14:38 | Permalink | Reply

        Please Kaalus! We need fence, and furniture.
        And one more thing, can u add sign please (because u want to share world function in the game, and when someone want to make a map whit quests we need to share that somehow)
        U create the best game what ever in the marketplace!
        Sry for my bad english, i’m from Hungary.

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