Two bugs

I’ve just found 2 bugs in 1.9. Sadly too late to rectify now, will fix in 1.10.

One bug has been present since 1.8 and is to do with grass mass-turning to dirt under snow. If you harvest a block that touches a grass block covered by snow, the grass block will turn into dirt, and this process will propagate to all neighboring grass blocks that are covered, until all of them are converted to dirt. This can cause a large slowdown for a few seconds if the amount of converted grass is large. Btw. this may be the reason some people complain that on digging they sometimes get a long delay.

The other bug is when you have a block directly above magma or water, the magma/water block will be invisible. This was fixed before, but came back through my carelessness because I added some more optimizations to geometry generation.

Both easy to fix but cannot do anything now that 1.9 is in certification :-(


  1. korbaksc
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 13:29 | Permalink | Reply

    I guessed a related problem with blocks cover by snow or grass that maybe causes some slowdown. Sometimes dirt is both covered by snow and dirt, dirt on the top, snow on the sides. When you dig or place an adjacent block it disappears.
    Here are the captures:

  2. jriot10
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 15:37 | Permalink | Reply

    @Kaalus could u plz explain exactly how spawning is going to work on dropbox. Cuz i would prefer if they would spawn in front of my house and not miles away so they could actually see what i am actually showing off, not a bunch of grass. Also will they be able to build or mine stuff?

  3. kdbz
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 16:34 | Permalink | Reply


    I thought after 1.9 should be 2.0??

    1.1=1.10, no?

    Anyway, you’ve done great, a couple of bugs ain’t gonna stop me from playing SC.

    • reundeadified
      Posted March 26, 2012 at 16:48 | Permalink | Reply

      Would it be 1.95??

    • Posted March 26, 2012 at 17:43 | Permalink | Reply

      If kaalus wants, he can still bring out an 1.10.
      There’s no limit because everyone can make their version numbers as they like.
      For the bugfixes, I recommend 1.9.1, but this is impossible to set, because the appHub only allows to set the first and the second digit.

      Anyway, nice work kaalus.
      Dropbox will be great.
      And don’t care too much about the two bugs, we won’t die from it.
      Just wait and submit the update as soon as 1.9 has been approved^^
      Do you implement new things in 1.10 or will it be a bugfixe update only?

      • reundeadified
        Posted March 26, 2012 at 18:14 | Permalink | Reply

        Spawn placement for world sharing would be balls

      • jriot10
        Posted March 26, 2012 at 18:59 | Permalink | Reply

        Yes i believe that 1.10 or 2.0 should include spawn placement, signs, saplings, and lock mode which can be used so people can not destroy or build anything that you share. Also it should include all dropbox bugs if any.

    • jriot10
      Posted March 26, 2012 at 18:58 | Permalink | Reply

      I think we should go to 2.0 right now

  4. survivaler
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 20:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Plz kaalus make a video on how the dropbox feature will work also telling what else we can do with it that’s about survivalcraft

    • jriot10
      Posted March 26, 2012 at 21:53 | Permalink | Reply

      Yes plz do i am so confused

    • Posted March 26, 2012 at 22:16 | Permalink | Reply

      I don’t think this requires a video. It’s pretty simple really, you can upload/download the world to/from Dropbox, which is just a cloud service for storing files. From there you can do anything you want with it. For example copy it to another device, email it to someone, unpack the zip and look inside to see why it is corrupted etc.

      • jriot10
        Posted March 27, 2012 at 00:01 | Permalink | Reply

        Oh ok that makes sense thanks for helping

  5. Tanner
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 22:44 | Permalink | Reply

    Has anyone got the update yet?

    • pippyo03
      Posted March 26, 2012 at 23:04 | Permalink | Reply

      No he will tell us when the update comes out but now it’s just in certification.

  6. jriot10
    Posted March 27, 2012 at 00:02 | Permalink | Reply

    @Kaalus do you want me to email you my corrupted world when the update comes out?

    • Posted March 27, 2012 at 10:12 | Permalink | Reply

      Yes please. You can also share it directly from Dropbox.

  7. StoneSmoker420
    Posted March 27, 2012 at 01:57 | Permalink | Reply

    Is there any way to change ur clothes because i been tryng to find out and yes sorry for changing the subject

  8. 1285done
    Posted March 27, 2012 at 03:11 | Permalink | Reply

    ya know for 1.10 we should have grass regrowth because it looks really ugly wen you have to take away dirt to make your house and it dosent regrow could you please add that kaauls

  9. survivaler
    Posted March 27, 2012 at 06:29 | Permalink | Reply

    Ok but I thought zip. Files do not work on wp7

    • Drayasha
      Posted March 27, 2012 at 07:02 | Permalink | Reply

      Wp7 itself is not able to unzip .zip packages, but this does not mean that Software working on wp7 can’t use it.
      for example the NES-emulator is using .zip packages, too.

    • Posted March 27, 2012 at 10:13 | Permalink | Reply

      Survivalcraft uses a 3rd party library to handle zips. They work just fine if a little slow.

  10. Nikpol22
    Posted March 27, 2012 at 20:07 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, and what about getting game in Beta testing version? It’s really good now, and, I think , you should get in Beta. How do you look at it?

  11. Posted November 18, 2012 at 07:33 | Permalink | Reply


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