Speedup

I have a new creature incoming for 1.15 but it’s not ready for prime time yet. It comes in 3 variants.

Sorry for being technical again, but while working on something else I realized that I can rearrange draw calls and cut the amount of state changes required when rendering terrain. This has speeded up the rendering on the phone by about 5%, which isn’t all that much, but still very welcome. I expected more :-( On PC I got about 15% speed up from the same change.

 

39 Comments

  1. kevin m
    Posted July 22, 2012 at 19:49 | Permalink | Reply

    NPCs or Bears: Black, Brown, or Polar

  2. Chanc3
    Posted July 22, 2012 at 19:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Is it a friendly or harmful

  3. airforcerulz
    Posted July 23, 2012 at 01:09 | Permalink | Reply

    hey,uh after i throw a combination of about 20 creature spawners,i have to kill more of that animal to get them to work.please look into it for me,thank you :)

    • pippyo03
      Posted July 23, 2012 at 01:31 | Permalink | Reply

      hey said that there’s a 20 animal limit

      • airforcerulz
        Posted July 23, 2012 at 01:49 | Permalink | Reply

        Oh,I missed that part,now I feel dumb….

  4. bob
    Posted July 23, 2012 at 04:25 | Permalink | Reply

    You should make it so you can level up or add skills. I know it sounds unrealistic but if someone is trapped in the wilderness, they have to improve their skills in some way.

    • jakeymacaroni
      Posted July 23, 2012 at 05:29 | Permalink | Reply

      Yeah maybe being able to make your skill levels better for certain things, that would be cool, instead of enchanting like in minectaftz because enchanting seems kind of unrealistic.

  5. Humhead
    Posted July 23, 2012 at 06:28 | Permalink | Reply

    I feel way to safe in the caves. Maybe killer bats!

  6. Posted July 23, 2012 at 06:34 | Permalink | Reply

    Sharks? Would be great to have aquatic animals for a change.

    • kevin m
      Posted July 23, 2012 at 13:51 | Permalink | Reply

      maybe not sharks because usually people move away from the ocean so they encounter more animals. Maybe a type of fish in ponds

  7. Chanc3
    Posted July 23, 2012 at 06:35 | Permalink | Reply

    i also think it will be bears

    • kevin m
      Posted July 23, 2012 at 07:27 | Permalink | Reply

      Yea since he said harmful

  8. kevin m
    Posted July 23, 2012 at 07:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus hints on the creature please?

    • Posted July 23, 2012 at 10:17 | Permalink | Reply

      Some like caves, some like snow.

      • Posted July 23, 2012 at 13:02 | Permalink | Reply

        Bears! nice.

      • kevin m
        Posted July 23, 2012 at 13:49 | Permalink | Reply

        I knew it!

      • reundeadified
        Posted July 23, 2012 at 18:19 | Permalink | Reply

        Its Bear Grylls from man vs wild

      • Sir Knight
        Posted July 23, 2012 at 21:54 | Permalink | Reply

        Bears: Brown, Black, and… Panda (?)

      • kevin m
        Posted July 24, 2012 at 00:08 | Permalink | Reply

        Polar* not panda

      • kevin m
        Posted July 24, 2012 at 00:11 | Permalink | Reply

        Or npcs, like “cavemen-ish”

      • Sir Knight
        Posted July 24, 2012 at 02:03 | Permalink | Reply

        Panda would be an interesting touch; deceptively dangerous, in a harmless looking package. But true, Polar seems more common place.

  9. xThe Joenessx
    Posted July 23, 2012 at 16:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Issue with grass growth – specifically random tall grass. As I place blocks tall grass spawns underneath destroying the blocks above.

    • xThe Joenessx
      Posted July 24, 2012 at 09:34 | Permalink | Reply

      Anyone else?

      • epic2015
        Posted July 26, 2012 at 23:07 | Permalink | Reply

        Me. I have the same issue, whenever I create a creative world with flat terrain, and I start placing blocks, whenever I come back to that block, I have to re-place it.

  10. momo6913
    Posted July 23, 2012 at 19:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Ive got a new bug … The sound of the fire is already present, even if i have the sound at 0 in the option of the game.. So annoying!
    But good joob dear

  11. max
    Posted July 23, 2012 at 21:09 | Permalink | Reply

    What are the exact parameters for tree growth, and are trees supposed to always spawn in creative?

    • Posted July 23, 2012 at 21:40 | Permalink | Reply

      I wrote about the tree growth a few posts back. In creative trees should grow subject only to these conditions:
      – must be on dirt or grass
      – there must be space for the tree to grow

  12. jakeymacaroni
    Posted July 23, 2012 at 22:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Kaalus we have a problem: My sister’s phone still doesn’t even have alpha 1.13 in the marketplace and she is really mad about not being able to use 1.13 or 1.14 but I already have them both. Any suggestions on getting the update(s)?

    • kevin m
      Posted July 24, 2012 at 00:10 | Permalink | Reply

      Search up the app, click on it on the marketplace and next share should be update

  13. jakeymacaroni
    Posted July 24, 2012 at 00:51 | Permalink | Reply

    I know that, and we’ve been doing that, and its not there.

    • reundeadified
      Posted July 24, 2012 at 02:08 | Permalink | Reply

      I’ve had this same problem, try clicking on it in the marketplace then hit the back button and click it again. Sometimes that’ll do it for me

  14. jakeymacaroni
    Posted July 24, 2012 at 02:12 | Permalink | Reply

    okay I’ll try that and I’ll let you know if it works, and thank you very much for your input(:

  15. Jak
    Posted July 24, 2012 at 02:52 | Permalink | Reply

    I love the technical posts, Kaalus ;)

  16. Posted July 24, 2012 at 04:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Is there’s possibility of mythical creatures? Not so much for the mysticism, but for formidability. Something scary, rare, incredibly aggressive and destructive and hard to kill.

    Also, how many of you have seen the white bull? I’ve seen it once in a really mountainous region with no herd or anything. It was awesome lol

  17. jakeymacaroni
    Posted July 25, 2012 at 20:17 | Permalink | Reply

    I still haven’t seen a white bull. Don’t they drop more meat than a regular bull?

  18. Kaleb
    Posted July 26, 2012 at 07:44 | Permalink | Reply

    Lol polar bears on an island… Sounding like Lost?

  19. Ethan R
    Posted August 5, 2012 at 18:31 | Permalink | Reply

    Can you make it have an online multiplayer in a later update so you can play with friends?

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