Two-colored pointer

Yes, it’s a compass. I must be more vague next time, you’re too good at guessing :-)

It is a fairly expensive item, requiring iron, copper and a diamond (to hold the pointer). Compass does not show north/south direction (this is already obvious from the location of sun/moon), but rather it shows direction to spawn position, which presumably is your home.

New spawning system is almost finished, I only need to add special case for flying creatures so that they will spawn anywhere, even if they have been eradicated.


  1. Posted June 28, 2012 at 00:43 | Permalink | Reply

    nice! a compass back to spawn point! perfect!.

  2. MyAvatarLooksLikeACar
    Posted June 28, 2012 at 01:54 | Permalink | Reply

    I don’t mean to sound dumb or anything but which one points north?
    Which one is between the sun and the moon..

    Also, you should add ACTUAL constellations.
    Like Polaris, Orion, etc..

    Not sure how much time it would take to do that, it would be pretty cool and also useful. Since some constellations can only be seen during different seasons, we could determine seasons like that. Again, not sure how much time it would take. From learning the constellations, where they are… and if you add different season things.. it might take a REALLY long time, but they could be added over time.
    You could also give up the whole season thing and just add different seasons.
    Also what would be pretty coolio if you did that would to also include tornado season kind of thing… and rain and snowing and melting snow, and more snow the further north you go.

    Too many ideas??

    • max
      Posted June 30, 2012 at 19:39 | Permalink | Reply

      Good ideas, but might be difficult for kallus to program.

  3. MyAvatarLooksLikeACar
    Posted June 28, 2012 at 01:54 | Permalink | Reply

    My name makes no sense…

  4. max
    Posted June 28, 2012 at 01:55 | Permalink | Reply

    What about a map?

  5. fear
    Posted June 28, 2012 at 02:03 | Permalink | Reply


  6. Posted June 28, 2012 at 02:06 | Permalink | Reply

    Honestly in minecraft I prefer maps over compasses. However I’m sure they’d be much harder to make.

    Posted June 28, 2012 at 02:29 | Permalink | Reply

    Wait, so in 1.13 will we be able to spawn animals in Creative mode? Because I think that it’s a hasel not being able too. And I wish we could turn it to harmless mode in the flat world to test things.

  8. pippyo03
    Posted June 28, 2012 at 02:30 | Permalink | Reply


  9. Chanc3
    Posted June 28, 2012 at 02:32 | Permalink | Reply

    this is perfect now i can go a grand quest and not get lost because i hate making a huge tower it ruins my house

    p.s im am going to put my bed right at the spawn point so if i die it will look like it all was a bad dream

    thanks kaalus this is awesome

    • kevin m
      Posted June 28, 2012 at 05:24 | Permalink | Reply

      When you sleep your spawn point is reset so you don’t have to put your “bed” at spawn

  10. IloveSurvivalCraft
    Posted June 28, 2012 at 03:43 | Permalink | Reply

    Very useful.!!!

  11. bastihaifa
    Posted June 28, 2012 at 22:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Good work ;)
    But what about a compass showing your last sleeping position?

    • Sir Knight
      Posted June 29, 2012 at 02:44 | Permalink | Reply

      That is the spawn position. You spawn where you last slept.

  12. bastihaifa
    Posted June 28, 2012 at 22:44 | Permalink | Reply

    Something else…
    What about survivalcraft on wp8?

  13. fear
    Posted June 28, 2012 at 22:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Will the compass change its direction to where you slept or would it still be back where you first spawned

    • Posted June 28, 2012 at 23:36 | Permalink | Reply

      It always points to the current spawn position – i.e. where you go when you die

  14. pippyo03
    Posted June 29, 2012 at 04:24 | Permalink | Reply

    You should make a permanent spawn point because sometime I go on adventures and make shelters along the way. so something pointing back to my house instead of my last shelter would be nice.

    • Chanc3
      Posted June 29, 2012 at 05:29 | Permalink | Reply

      i agree no one wants to choose between waiting for morning or getting lost

  15. quasidart
    Posted June 29, 2012 at 18:58 | Permalink | Reply

    I couldn’t help but notice that the compass-in-hand and compass-in-inventory are pointing in different directions. :-) Is the compass-in-inventory a static image that always points N/S (never rotating, unlike the one in hand), or is it just an issue with the hand ending up holding it at a different angle?

    If the inventory slot just shows a static image, the I’d vote for updating the code to rotate the needle in the inventory slot as well. Tying this back to the real world: you can attach a compass to your wrist (like a watch), or hang one from your neck / pack / clothing / etc.; that allows you to use the compass while leaving your hands free for other things. In SC terms, that would correspond to occupying one of the 4 always-on-screen inventory slots (so it’s quickly accessible), but not needing to select it (put it in your hand) in order to read it. (I realize this would likely involve new code, but you could probably do something similar to how you show tool damage (a “progress”-like bar overlaid on a static image), just rotating an overlaid image based on the angular value.)

    • kevin m
      Posted June 29, 2012 at 22:18 | Permalink | Reply

      Good idea I like it. Kaalus I think you should implement it

    • Posted June 29, 2012 at 23:08 | Permalink | Reply

      Both compasses show true direction. The one in hand seems to be pointing a bit off because you’re not looking at it straight on. I may need to move it to the center of the screen

      • kevin m
        Posted June 30, 2012 at 17:53 | Permalink | Reply

        What are you working on now? Give us a hint haha

      • Posted July 1, 2012 at 01:12 | Permalink | Reply

        on twitter he said he is working on something with a big end and a little end…hmmmm….

      • Posted July 1, 2012 at 18:26 | Permalink | Reply

        It’s got a big and a little end and is round. Video should be up soon :-)

  16. 70fear70
    Posted June 29, 2012 at 19:26 | Permalink | Reply


  17. epic2015
    Posted June 29, 2012 at 20:30 | Permalink | Reply


  18. Threadmau5
    Posted July 1, 2012 at 21:47 | Permalink | Reply

    A club?

    Posted July 6, 2012 at 00:09 | Permalink | Reply

    How do you make it ? Like what order in the crafting table ?

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