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.