1.17 progress

Yesterday I finished a bunch of little things that were left to do with the new camera modes, and so I plan to submit 1.17 for certification soon.

One thing that I still want to do, and sorry for being technical again, is to get rid of depth bias I am using for drawing text on the signs. I recently had a person contact me from Microsoft about Windows Phone 8 compatibility of Survivalcraft. They say Windows Phone 8 does depth bias differently that 7, so it’s best avoided. They must have run it through Pix or something to detect what is going wrong. Anyway, they probably spent some considerable time investigating it on my behalf without saying a word, really nice of them.

I also planned to add creature/player shadows before submitting 1.17, because with the 3rd person view they are now sorely needed. But I am not sure if I’ll manage do it before 1.17. If it turns out to be easy I may do it.


  1. cooperdan
    Posted October 4, 2012 at 11:30 | Permalink | Reply

    What are the new features for 1.17? Is it 3D tools, the fix for stacking bug and maybe camera angles? :)

    • epic2015
      Posted October 4, 2012 at 13:54 | Permalink | Reply

      I think so.

      • Cooperdan
        Posted October 4, 2012 at 14:04 | Permalink | Reply

        I was wondering if there were any other things :P I guess there wont be as kaalus has been spending “75%” of his time on this “big thing” that wont be out by 1.18 (Really hope its copper wires and a tonne of stuff to use it with)

        • jriot10
          Posted October 4, 2012 at 16:04 | Permalink

          Me too Redstone is like the only reason I play minecraft

  2. max
    Posted October 4, 2012 at 12:05 | Permalink | Reply

    But kallus what was the big thing you were working on? Or is it still a secret

    • cooperdan
      Posted October 4, 2012 at 12:07 | Permalink | Reply

      Coming out in 1.18

  3. Duxk
    Posted October 4, 2012 at 13:25 | Permalink | Reply

    Maybe Microsoft plans to approach you with a deal to become a Xbox Live game.

    out of curiosity how would you deal with that Kaalus? Working closer with them might make it easier to add big things like multiplayer. But they may restrict what you want to add.

    • jriot10
      Posted October 4, 2012 at 13:39 | Permalink | Reply

      I don’t believe they will give kaalus an option because minecraft is already an Xbox live game just not for the phone. Plus I would prefer if he didn’t make it an Xbox live game since Microsoft tries to input their opinions which could throw kaalus of of what he wants to do

      • Sir Knight
        Posted October 4, 2012 at 16:27 | Permalink | Reply

        I agree. If anything, he should wait until the game is completed to apply for X-live. But, at the same time, it’s popularity and high-quality as a non-X-live game says alot, so maybe it should stay that way…

  4. jriot10
    Posted October 4, 2012 at 13:35 | Permalink | Reply

    Uh I could care a lot more about skins and armor than shadows but if that’s what u think is more important that go ahead.

  5. brian t
    Posted October 4, 2012 at 15:40 | Permalink | Reply

    It’s to easy to say to much (may offend) but well done exellent news can’t wait Brilliant.

  6. Chris Gibson
    Posted October 4, 2012 at 23:59 | Permalink | Reply

    Give us a hint Kaalus!

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