1.15 submitted

We’re probably looking at the end of this week for it to show in the marketplace.

Microsoft retired App Hub for Windows Phone and replaced it with a new and shiny dev center. This is due to Windows 8 phone launch I guess. The new center is very nice and much better than the old one, but it caused me a lot of pain initially. I had to re-enter lots of data, and the update process has changed completely. Anyway, I eventually managed, and I hope it will be allright.

Here’s the complete changelist for Alpha 1.15:

– UI rendering engine rewritten to improve performance
– Terrain rendering refactored to improve performance (up to 65%)
– Added brown and black bears
– Added bears spawning in caves
– Refreshed UI looks
– Added visibility range slider
– Added sky rendering options
– Added texture animation options
– Snow generation fixed
– Updated wildboar, wolf and coyote models
– Added machete (wooden, stone, iron and diamond edge)
– Added diamond blocks
– Water and magma can now be customized through texture packs
– Water and magma buckets are now animated
– Added adventure mode restart to game menu
– Fixed a bug with plant growth deleting objects
– Added cacti spawning in the deserts



  1. Nikpol22
    Posted August 20, 2012 at 11:22 | Permalink | Reply

    I like it! Good work, Kaalus!

  2. epic2015
    Posted August 20, 2012 at 13:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Finally submitted!!!

    • Jakeymacaroni
      Posted August 20, 2012 at 16:20 | Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, this gonna be amazing, thank you Kaalus, for all the hard work you do.:D

  3. brian t
    Posted August 20, 2012 at 20:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Right …now you’ve done that we would like, a metal detector, a diamond dousing machine, a machine gun, sniper rifle (with sights) binoculars, mountain bike, 4×4 vehicle, complete train system, jet pack, fruit of everykind, small rocket, elevators, monorail, tank with weapons, aqua lung , harpoon gun, teleporting devize, combine harester, tractor, cans of drinkable fizzy cola, lazer guided missile. Next week should be ok.
    Hope i’m not being to greedy or thoughtless. lol

    • Jake From State Farm
      Posted August 20, 2012 at 22:00 | Permalink | Reply

      Fruit and metal detector cool but all the other is just not gonna happen…………..

      • brian t
        Posted August 20, 2012 at 22:10 | Permalink | Reply

        that burst my bubble
        there’s an idea zorbing
        plastic see through ball then.

      • brian t
        Posted August 21, 2012 at 01:38 | Permalink | Reply

        i actually love the idea of a teleporting device. lets just say every island has 2 teleporting device’s (now named TPD) they are not hidden but radomaly placed on the island, we can break them down and install them where we like. the fact you can resporn on death means it wouldn’t be difficult to use the same data. given my islands size i have a million in one chance of finding two, but only a 500 thousand chance given i could use it straight away. Anyway the lucky players who find the first one then the second could find their way back and have both devices. great now you put one in your castle , home then carry the other with you, you get killed, resporn back home and the devise gets reportaled to a new home, you then have to dismantle and get back. You dont get killed and you transport anything you like quickly. great idea eh , i know what i mean anyway…..questions here, love the idea

      • brian t
        Posted August 21, 2012 at 01:50 | Permalink | Reply

        kaalus hide my idea if you like those mc people could find this and pirate the idea b4 you get to add this great idea, get a copyright and stop those monkeys quickly. loose lips and all that.. brian t…

      • brian t
        Posted August 21, 2012 at 02:03 | Permalink | Reply

        shs i think what i’m saying is once you find one the world is your lobster, i didn’t mention our TPD whoops
        they won’t know what that is anyway there all trogs.

      • brian t
        Posted August 21, 2012 at 02:20 | Permalink | Reply

        1.16 or 1.15: a ….. real quicky TPD only love it
        what dya think????????

    • Zombi3Mast3r616
      Posted August 22, 2012 at 02:46 | Permalink | Reply

      Um was that first comment Brian sarcastic, its survivalcraft. No offense intended but I’m just wondering

      • brian t
        Posted August 22, 2012 at 19:46 | Permalink | Reply

        none taken zombi, it was my poor way of being funny knowing how hard kaalus must have been working on the update

    • Zombi3Mast3r616
      Posted August 22, 2012 at 21:48 | Permalink | Reply

      But id think a tiny boat would be nice for the water but instead or a gun if we could get string then maybe a crossbow or bow and arrow..
      just something better than a spear that’s long range

  4. brian t
    Posted August 20, 2012 at 20:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Sorry nearly forgot a recipee for lemon pie.

    • moha6913
      Posted August 20, 2012 at 20:38 | Permalink | Reply

      Brian.. your so amazing lol !!!!

      • brian t
        Posted August 20, 2012 at 22:55 | Permalink | Reply

        It’s not me that amazing buddy.

      • Zombi3Mast3r616
        Posted August 22, 2012 at 02:48 | Permalink | Reply

        Is it the lemon pie that amazing? =P

  5. brian t
    Posted August 20, 2012 at 23:10 | Permalink | Reply

    serious question now and some of you guys may have the answer on here.
    could there be a way i could take the upload from my dropbox and play my world on pc.
    or is that silly.

    • Jakeymacaroni
      Posted August 21, 2012 at 02:26 | Permalink | Reply

      Well I was reading though some later posts, as in like near the beginning of the game posts, and I think someone asked a question like yours and kaalua said that someone on lefora ( i think it was lefora, but im not completel sure) was working on a software to convert dropbox files to PC. I don’t know much about it, hope it helps answer your question Brian.

      • brian t
        Posted August 21, 2012 at 02:29 | Permalink | Reply

        cheers jakey guess i’m not the only one with that mind think

      • brian t
        Posted August 21, 2012 at 02:34 | Permalink | Reply

        I guess a lot of people who play this game on their phone would love to port their island to their pc at night to combine with their evening activiy ,
        but know reason game couldn’t be pc or x box based too

      • brian t
        Posted August 21, 2012 at 02:42 | Permalink | Reply

        jakey is it something you would consider , having a phone based game being available on your pc etc
        anyone else felt this???

  6. skittledude
    Posted August 21, 2012 at 06:02 | Permalink | Reply

    Really looking forward to this update and the performance options it has!

  7. Zombi3Mast3r616
    Posted August 21, 2012 at 17:06 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaluus I had an idea, rain or snow, I think that would be a nice add for next time

    • Posted August 21, 2012 at 18:08 | Permalink | Reply

      That’s on the list definitely but don’t know yet if for 1.16.

      • Zombi3Mast3r616
        Posted August 22, 2012 at 02:33 | Permalink | Reply

        What about islanders or something (srry I’m asking for alot I have alot of ideas) :-]

  8. brian t
    Posted August 22, 2012 at 00:39 | Permalink | Reply

    OK kaalus i’m so hooked on this great game, purchased after a day or so discovering mc.
    downloaded the trial on my lumia. totally better than mc i bought the game for 2 or 3 pound sterling. havent put the phone down yet, so addictive and everyone who have seen my game and screenshots just want it on their mobile, guess what most don’t have the windows phone,, but they blooming want it after seing how great this game is on my phone, still playing on 1.13 planing to update when your next update is available, i have uploaded to pc via dropbox, can’t loose my world. any tips?
    by the way a friend of mine downloaded the mobile version of mc, not inpressed, he sits looking at me playing sc and he remids me of those angry wolves waiting to bite my hand off
    looked previous bloggs you wrote, how have you came so far so quick? amazing

  9. brian t
    Posted August 22, 2012 at 00:45 | Permalink | Reply

    sorry should read any tips when downloading 1.15, i think by downloading 1.15 my world will still exist anyway is that correct?
    thank you again for a game that will sit in my top five games and i think my best ever game based on when i can play it..

    • Posted August 22, 2012 at 00:51 | Permalink | Reply

      Happy you like the game. You don’t lose your worlds when you upgrade to the newer version.

      • Zombi3Mast3r616
        Posted August 22, 2012 at 02:32 | Permalink | Reply

        Maybe we could see about Xbox live or no? Just think it would make this game bigger, also im still confused with dropbox Is it from the computer or phone

    • brian t
      Posted August 22, 2012 at 19:52 | Permalink | Reply

      Zombi by downloading dropbox on pc and adding name and password
      i then entered my dropbox on my mobile and upload to it which enabled me then to back up world on my computer, hope that helps

  10. brian t
    Posted August 22, 2012 at 01:08 | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you for dedicating some your time replying.

    • Zombi3Mast3r616
      Posted August 22, 2012 at 02:49 | Permalink | Reply

      same her kaalus

      • Zombi3Mast3r616
        Posted August 22, 2012 at 02:50 | Permalink | Reply

        Here srry

    • brian t
      Posted August 22, 2012 at 19:53 | Permalink | Reply

      zombi my computer does that (drops letters) it’s a pain.

      • Zombi3Mast3r616
        Posted August 22, 2012 at 21:42 | Permalink | Reply

        I’m using a phone

  11. brian t
    Posted August 22, 2012 at 01:36 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus will you get some kickback from say nokia based on how sucsessful your game is on their devices,
    your game like any other app will push people towards their device? and you game will affect their phone sales?

  12. Zombi3Mast3r616
    Posted August 22, 2012 at 02:22 | Permalink | Reply

    Any fans of black ops zombies 1.15 more like 115 if you’ve never played or don’t know look it up I thought it needed to be said (also I’ve posted my find before)

  13. Zombi3Mast3r616
    Posted August 22, 2012 at 02:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Oh PS reanimation doubt it would be cool I think you know what I mean so we can make a hold out for as long as possible sort of thing.

    • Zombi3Mast3r616
      Posted August 22, 2012 at 02:29 | Permalink | Reply

      Or at least a spawner that respawns an animal as soon as it dies and is hostile so it will go find you and attack you, PS I love games where you may only run and hold out

  14. max
    Posted August 22, 2012 at 02:47 | Permalink | Reply

    This is a old topic but I can’t get dropbox to work for me. The main problem is that my phone won’t connect to dropbox.
    Please help, anyone?

    • brian t
      Posted August 22, 2012 at 20:00 | Permalink | Reply

      Hi max what i did was downloaded the dropbox on my pc first, then on the survivalcraft start screen enter the dropbox and enter your name and password. it links up then you can upload your world from your mobile. back on the pc open dropbox then apps then surv then save your world you should see it there. hope this is helpfull

      • brian t
        Posted August 22, 2012 at 20:11 | Permalink | Reply

        also max from top of this page click on forum, over on the right you will see a dropbox link that takes you to a page where you add your details and download it to your pc. i chose the free 2gb option, once you got it on your pc do the connection from your phone as above.

      • Zombi3Mast3r616
        Posted August 22, 2012 at 21:45 | Permalink | Reply

        I do want to know about how to download other people creations or make it so people can download mine and how to make texture packs too..
        these things confuse me.

    • brian t
      Posted August 22, 2012 at 23:56 | Permalink | Reply

      zombi i haven’t done it myself but i believe once you have drop box up and running, you can jump to bloggers hyperbollick links to their world or pictures and play or view them. I guess they let you upload their world to your dropbox and then play their worlds
      i think that’s how it works anyway. anyone have better than that who have done this.

  15. Posted August 22, 2012 at 03:13 | Permalink | Reply

    so you have to go to market place to update kaalus

  16. Posted August 22, 2012 at 03:14 | Permalink | Reply

    This game is much better
    than minecraft!

  17. max
    Posted August 22, 2012 at 13:48 | Permalink | Reply

    Kallus, is it possible for survival craft to become an Xbox live game? I don’t know how that works but I would be great!

    • pippyo03
      Posted August 22, 2012 at 15:11 | Permalink | Reply

      He has said its not going to be a xbox live game because its still in alpha mode.

  18. Zombi3Mast3r616
    Posted August 22, 2012 at 21:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Sorry kaalus but I have another idea. How about downloading music to game for a background music of our choice or just background music. Also title screen music would make the title screen more interesting. Thanks :-D

    • brian t
      Posted August 23, 2012 at 00:28 | Permalink | Reply

      yeh zombi great idea, maybe you could craft a walkman device you can link to your phones playlist and walk, run, around with your favourite tunes running in background.
      love that idea zombi. my phones battery tends to get a bit exhausted when i’m not near a charger though, what do you think.

      • brian t
        Posted August 23, 2012 at 00:33 | Permalink | Reply

        i know get a car charger, i keep meaning to, trouble is if i was at home most of the time it would be better on my pc than on my phone.

    • brian t
      Posted August 23, 2012 at 00:47 | Permalink | Reply

      on your walkperson invention maybe the animals may hear and react to certain music, or loudness if your walkperson is playing say classical music the animals are very dosile, and if you had say heavy metal it may very much eritate them causing them to hunt you out with vigour. huge idea zombi. i’d ask but ive done to much of that, your turn

  19. Zombi3Mast3r616
    Posted August 22, 2012 at 21:55 | Permalink | Reply

    Does anyone else have an outrageous amount of ideas if so post below

  20. brian t
    Posted August 23, 2012 at 01:00 | Permalink | Reply

    comment to all players of this great game, are there any other players building east to west, north to south enclosed coriders, or just using the sun and moon to navigate their island.
    would love to know if your using the simple north east south west or building digging 2 blocks high 1 block wide idea with glass in open ground, max 6 blocks used. with some underground stores.

  21. epic2015
    Posted August 23, 2012 at 03:02 | Permalink | Reply

    Has anyone gotten the update?

  22. Posted December 20, 2012 at 21:28 | Permalink | Reply

    What’s up, after reading this awesome post i am too cheerful to share my familiarity here with friends.

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