1.16 on the way

Yesterday evening I submitted 1.16, so it’s already on the way to you.

The new creature added is a polar bear. It looks a bit different from black and brown bears, and it only spawns on ice. It will chase you on sight, and it’s the most powerful bear of all, so beware :-)

Here’s all the changes in 1.16:

  • Smoother framerate throughout, removed several sources of freezes
  • Reduced memory requirements when visibility range is lowered
  • Fixed a large memory leak
  • Added falling blocks (sand & gravel)
  • Added living/static environment modes
  • Fixed smooth fade of chunks
  • Added white pigment
  • Added painted planks in 16 colors
  • Added paint buckets in 16 colors
  • Added polar bear
  • Fixed plant growth destroying blocks
  • Tools now have deterministic damage system

35 Comments

  1. max
    Posted September 6, 2012 at 19:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Cool

  2. max
    Posted September 6, 2012 at 20:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey kallus are diamond flammable?

    • Sir Knight
      Posted September 6, 2012 at 22:19 | Permalink | Reply

      Yes.

  3. CATZ RULE
    Posted September 6, 2012 at 23:02 | Permalink | Reply

    With the paint is there crafting/smelting recipes in the recipidia?

  4. CATZ RULE
    Posted September 6, 2012 at 23:03 | Permalink | Reply

    why are diamond blocks falmible? It makes no sense to me. And I thought you could put diamonds and malatichete blocks in the furnece.

    • Sir Knight
      Posted September 7, 2012 at 00:24 | Permalink | Reply

      As kaalus answered when I asked that same question: Diamonds are compressed carbon. Carbon is flamable. Hence, Diamonds are flamable.

  5. Posted September 7, 2012 at 00:57 | Permalink | Reply

    Polar Bears only spawn on ice? Not even snow?

  6. jakeymacaroni
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 00:58 | Permalink | Reply

    So Kaalus, in what ways are the new polar bears different and how are they stronger?

  7. epic2015
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 01:43 | Permalink | Reply

    I can’t wait for this update!!!

    • Posted September 7, 2012 at 19:08 | Permalink | Reply

      that’s normal for us ^.^, I’m dying to play without many freezes !! and to paint my house, my farms, and other creations with beautiful colors <3 ^.^

  8. cooperdan
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 09:21 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m not quite sure if I will update to 1.16, I think I could live without another danger threat (polar bears) and I have a bird farm, which I could potentially loose in 1.16, due to performance enhancers… Good to see a fix come out so quickly though :) (Y)

  9. Sir Knight
    Posted September 7, 2012 at 22:00 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, with the falling blocks in 1.16, can we expect the pre-rendered caves to “cave-in”, or only the player-manipulated ones?

    • Posted September 7, 2012 at 22:20 | Permalink | Reply

      Sand and gravel will only cave in when you dig near it. Other materials do not collapse.

      • CATZ RULE
        Posted September 8, 2012 at 01:08 | Permalink | Reply

        Is any of the paint not flammable

        • Posted September 8, 2012 at 11:35 | Permalink

          No, I haven’t put that in. In 1.16 paint has no effect on flammability.

  10. CATZ RULE
    Posted September 8, 2012 at 01:08 | Permalink | Reply

    When do you think 1.16 will come out?!!?!?!?! :-P

    • Posted September 8, 2012 at 11:35 | Permalink | Reply

      Whenever Microsoft thinks it’s ready. Likely early next week.

  11. jason odom
    Posted September 8, 2012 at 17:28 | Permalink | Reply

    Add multiplayer it will be better

  12. gummybear
    Posted September 8, 2012 at 23:10 | Permalink | Reply

    ya i cant wait fo paint!

  13. lowbudgetbatman
    Posted September 9, 2012 at 01:46 | Permalink | Reply

    nice work kaalus! any chance of an early release of texture pack or is everything the same?

    • Posted September 9, 2012 at 09:55 | Permalink | Reply

      They are already there. There’s one new thing – white planks (next to grass trap), to be used with painting.

  14. Zombi3Mast3r616
    Posted September 9, 2012 at 18:26 | Permalink | Reply

    In next update could there be a coal block that burns forever unless put out. P.S. would be great for adventure.

    • pippyo03
      Posted September 9, 2012 at 19:36 | Permalink | Reply

      Or at least for like 4 survivalcraft hours

  15. COSWORTH CALLY
    Posted September 9, 2012 at 22:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Any ideas on when we might get clothes? I thought it was in 1.16?

  16. cg
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 01:58 | Permalink | Reply

    How do you get kaalus’s texture packs

    • korbaksc
      Posted September 12, 2012 at 17:17 | Permalink | Reply

      Go up to the Files/Technical section, there you’ll find Kaalus’ lastest textures.

      • cg
        Posted September 12, 2012 at 22:23 | Permalink | Reply

        I don’t see it

  17. jakeymacaroni
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 06:52 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Kaalus I think you forgot to add to this list that there’s a new system for tool damage.

  18. lowbudgetbatman
    Posted September 12, 2012 at 06:14 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey kaalus your featured on thefrobt of the appflow marketplace app

    • Posted September 12, 2012 at 09:59 | Permalink | Reply

      Awesome. Thanks for the heads up. Can I see it somewhere without having the app?

      • lowbudgetbatman
        Posted September 12, 2012 at 13:47 | Permalink | Reply

        I’d sceen cap in app but my screencap app is messed up a bit from my tinkering lol

  19. xxref
    Posted September 12, 2012 at 19:45 | Permalink | Reply

    When will version 1.16 for marketplace?

    • Posted September 12, 2012 at 19:55 | Permalink | Reply

      Microsoft is still certifying it. A bit longer than I thought it will be. Nothing to do but wait…

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