Still no word on 1.17

Microsoft is taking long, 1.17 has been in certification since last Friday. This time I am more impatient than usual, because I don’t want to release the big thing until 1.17 hits the markets. My biggest worry is that it will fail for some reason. That would delay the big thing by another several days at least.

In the meantime I am continuing testing work on it, and adding some small improvements to the game. Most recently I made ingots use 3D models:

 

I can see some of your guesses about the Big Thing are getting pretty close, but no one has hit the nail on the head yet :-)

 

68 Comments

  1. Nikpol22
    Posted October 11, 2012 at 19:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Is it electricity? Notch was working on Redstone about 5 months, and you said it will take you since June.

    • Corey
      Posted October 11, 2012 at 22:16 | Permalink | Reply

      how do u download texture packs?

  2. Duxk
    Posted October 11, 2012 at 19:14 | Permalink | Reply

    I honestly have no idea what you’re planning.

    It will be a surprise when you reveal it.

  3. Sir Knight
    Posted October 11, 2012 at 19:56 | Permalink | Reply

    Hmm… Maybe I am reading it wrong, but by release do you mean sending it to certification? Or is it something that doesn’t require an “update” (through the WMarketPlace), similar to the message of the day feature?

  4. jriot10
    Posted October 11, 2012 at 20:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Is it how weather influences human conditions such as sickness or hunger? Something involving human conditions

  5. brian t
    Posted October 11, 2012 at 20:02 | Permalink | Reply

    Could be a hammer but that wouldn’t take long maybe its a hammer to nail a new platform for the game, maybe that the platform already has a large group of people using it already. Maybe the platform has been in use for 34 years.

    • brian t
      Posted October 11, 2012 at 20:07 | Permalink | Reply

      If this ends up being correct we will constantly need to remind people we had it first.

  6. brian t
    Posted October 11, 2012 at 20:20 | Permalink | Reply

    sorry jriot …Kaalus may we be seeing red blood on the white snow. or was that something i heard.

    • Sir Knight
      Posted October 11, 2012 at 20:32 | Permalink | Reply

      BrianT, no offense intended, but after awhile it does begin to feel as if you are spamming the page with comments. You have as much a right as anyone to state your opinions and thoughts, but please be mature and reasonable, two or three comments are one thing; 6-7 in a row is just excessive. This is not twitter.

      • brian t
        Posted October 11, 2012 at 20:34 | Permalink | Reply

        none taken …feel pretty bad now sorry all .

        • brian t
          Posted October 11, 2012 at 21:02 | Permalink

          Just a note Sir Knight this page is for the use of us players and after a hard days work i cant wait to play and get on this site, reading and posting comments, I have sometimes added a few to many in some peoples eyes and you too have posted at least 11 comments in past….on one page.. I personally have no problem with that and I feel as long as they are pertinant to game or updates, I would love to read more ideas from others. ink is wasted on here when its not about the game. Appologies to all though if you feel my comments are pertinant to game.

        • Sir Knight
          Posted October 11, 2012 at 21:24 | Permalink

          No need to feel bad BrianT, just some constructive criticism to help keep this site as what it is: a helpful interface between Kaalus and the SC community. However, this is a “free talk” page on the forum, that one is good for general comments both SC related as well as non-related.

        • Sir Knight
          Posted October 11, 2012 at 21:25 | Permalink

          Sorry misspelled: *there is*

        • brian t
          Posted October 11, 2012 at 21:35 | Permalink

          Thank you Sir Knight critisism taken onboard, Again sorry all. mainly for these comments totally unrelated to SC. As a note when they launched the Iphone 5 thing I watched a big argument break out in a very long que, I did have a little chuckle, just a reminder how some can get very aggitated awaiting a new release. Patience is a virtue. ( and iv’e already said to much)

        • Zombi3Mast3r616
          Posted October 12, 2012 at 21:11 | Permalink

          what your doing isn’t spam this is SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM!!!!!!!!!!!!! ROTFL!

        • brian t
          Posted October 12, 2012 at 23:25 | Permalink

          Please stop shouting.very offending

      • Posted October 11, 2012 at 23:19 | Permalink | Reply

        Let the guy speak if he wants to. If you get annoyed skip the comments.

        • brian t
          Posted October 11, 2012 at 23:44 | Permalink

          Thank you nikotzu, I did intend not to post on here for a while but your comments made me come back after reading back on some inputs i am not the only one to receive very simillar tongue lashings. I may post what I found. by the way great picture. Thank you again, by the way to the guy he called peasant, don’t be bullied come back to site.

        • Zombi3Mast3r616
          Posted October 12, 2012 at 21:08 | Permalink

          let him speak he has good things to say :(

      • Zombi3Mast3r616
        Posted October 13, 2012 at 01:47 | Permalink | Reply

        also I am on your side Brian with the spam but blood on the ground, I’m disgusted. You must have heard. Also sir knight, this website was built for this kind of stuff. He shouldn’t fell bad for talking. (PS really blood I’m no germaphobe but creepy).

        • brian t
          Posted October 13, 2012 at 21:33 | Permalink

          Zombi my comment reffered to a uriah heap record into the wild. 3rd track on the album of same name. Kaalus mentioned (nail on the head) which also happens to be the 1st track. Your idea about adding music, I thought may be used to add an opening track for game, into the wild lyrics contain some connections to survivalcraft, take a look. Longshot too the big thing (I can be a little cryptic on here) Hope this helps.

  7. Kaleb
    Posted October 11, 2012 at 20:22 | Permalink | Reply

    has anybody guess biomes yet? Because that would be my prediction.

    • jriot10
      Posted October 11, 2012 at 22:12 | Permalink | Reply

      That is a pretty good prediciton i like it. It might even be it although he did say it was like nothing he had ever added to the game before.

      • Kaleb
        Posted October 12, 2012 at 14:54 | Permalink | Reply

        true true, although they may be more easily noticable biomes and also a larger selection of them. I feel as if his current deserts, grassy, and mountain biomes are more of just natural land masses due to humidity and temperature. He may want to add deciduous and coniferous forest biomes, sand desert and salt lake biomes, island biomes, swamp biomes, jungle biomes, things like that. If you think about it, many of his most recent additions to SC may have been leading up to this. If this is not the big thing, I do hope it comes eventually.
        Thoughts Kaalus?

  8. jriot10
    Posted October 11, 2012 at 22:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Another guess is that he is adding “quest” or some form of a story mode that would allow you to follow certain steps in able to achieve something. Like fighting the enderdragon in Minecraft.

    • brian t
      Posted October 11, 2012 at 23:56 | Permalink | Reply

      Do you think he may directly add the quest to the choice of islands in the menu, that would be very cool. And it could explain the incertian between updates.

  9. Corey
    Posted October 11, 2012 at 22:27 | Permalink | Reply

    it might be gold

  10. DUCK ZUES
    Posted October 12, 2012 at 00:07 | Permalink | Reply

    It is called blue stone just like Redstone… Lol jk

    • brian t
      Posted October 12, 2012 at 00:10 | Permalink | Reply

      Hi duck nice to hear from you, what is blue stone? redstone?

  11. DUCK ZUES
    Posted October 12, 2012 at 00:08 | Permalink | Reply

    I hope it is something cool like Redstone and pistons

  12. brian t
    Posted October 12, 2012 at 00:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Explain duck because i dont know what either are? pistons like engines?

  13. brian t
    Posted October 12, 2012 at 00:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Is it generation and power like vehicles

    • Sir Knight
      Posted October 12, 2012 at 01:27 | Permalink | Reply

      It is logical circuits. You can build “Leonardo-Davinci style” machines. For instance you step on a plate, that activates a lever that causes a door to open, or a gunpowder-charge to explode. It can do even more, if you are creative enough to figure out how. (this one player in MC created a working calculated with it)

      • brian t
        Posted October 12, 2012 at 19:38 | Permalink | Reply

        Thanks SK I can understand say opening black doors onto a white inside may enable you to make a display but how the hell is the computing done?

  14. Posted October 12, 2012 at 09:50 | Permalink | Reply

    aww I can not stop saying that this game is beautiful <3, and I am anxious to see the big thing ^-^

    • brian t
      Posted October 12, 2012 at 12:21 | Permalink | Reply

      I think we all share your thought’s Melissa

  15. corey
    Posted October 12, 2012 at 15:36 | Permalink | Reply

    Some one plz tell me how to download texture packs from dropbox!!:-(

  16. corey
    Posted October 12, 2012 at 15:40 | Permalink | Reply

    …..maps?adventure maps?quests?

    • skittledude
      Posted October 12, 2012 at 16:02 | Permalink | Reply

      Corey and Cooperdan, there are many guides in the forum, I can give you a quick tutorial but please check the forum for more information and ask your questions there to insure a quick reply from others. First off, you need a computer and a Dropbox account. Once Dropbox has been downloaded on your computer, create a folder in it called “Survivalcraft”. To obtain a texture pack, find one in the forums and right click-view in another tab. Then right click and save the picture. Once saved insure that the picture goes into the Survicalcraft folder. Wait for it to finish syncing (when syncing it will have a blue circle, when done a green one) and then sign into your Dropbox account on Survivalcraft and download the texture pack. If anyone reads this and notices that I made a mistake please correct me, in in a bit of a rush and its been a while since I did the initial set up for Dropbox and Survivalcraft.

      • Cooperdan
        Posted October 12, 2012 at 18:02 | Permalink | Reply

        Cheers mate, never knew about a computer being needed, for the texture packs (Y) But yeah, I’ll check the forums out too :)

      • corey
        Posted October 13, 2012 at 17:48 | Permalink | Reply

        Kudos’ skittle dude

  17. brian t
    Posted October 12, 2012 at 20:46 | Permalink | Reply

    Some words we like and hate:-
    you currently have the latest version of this game.
    still on 1.16 baa

    • Cooperdan
      Posted October 12, 2012 at 21:08 | Permalink | Reply

      14/37 replies, that’s coming up to 40% of all comments… Mate, knight is right… Just cool off your keyboard and “post comment” button :)

      • Zombi3Mast3r616
        Posted October 12, 2012 at 21:15 | Permalink | Reply

        We still need the ability to add in game music

      • brian t
        Posted October 12, 2012 at 21:25 | Permalink | Reply

        at least my posts are new comments towards game, as opposed to the so many questions about other peoples comments, would you rather sit looking at ablank screen or even worse, the 50th or 60th question about how to download texture packs or how dropbox works. those comments would be fixed by the forum which has clear details of how to use them. Calm Down. my last coment came 3 hours after someone last posted something, I dont think that is over using site. Sorry again to anyone who would rather read about the game itself.

        • Cooperdan
          Posted October 12, 2012 at 21:37 | Permalink

          Ok, im gonna repeat the facts again… Almost 40% of the total comments are by you (no need)

        • brian t
          Posted October 12, 2012 at 21:45 | Permalink

          Try reading some of the comments I do, and using the site that way can help you to play the game or use dropbox, texture packs. try reading back like i did you may find all the answers you keep asking. I too have added info into how to download and use those things. if you read them you wouldn’t keep adding, how do I. if you cant find them drop into the forum. The forum is set up to answer all those type of questions. Serious Question…have you any pertinant comments to what you feel we may see soon.

  18. Zombi3Mast3r616
    Posted October 12, 2012 at 21:06 | Permalink | Reply

    Why do they take so long?

    • pippyo03
      Posted October 12, 2012 at 22:41 | Permalink | Reply

      They shouldn’t now

    • brian t
      Posted October 12, 2012 at 22:45 | Permalink | Reply

      Nearly two hours so I’m good to add a comment without offending. I do have a really good reason why it takes so long, but my comment may push into a 60 word explination so sorry budd :(

      • Zombi3Mast3r616
        Posted October 13, 2012 at 01:29 | Permalink | Reply

        Sadly that would lead to more SPAM… Quit whining already want to know. Also having alot of comments and questions good =D

  19. epicdriv
    Posted October 12, 2012 at 22:51 | Permalink | Reply

    well since Microsoft have made new terms and conditions for the store who knows when we would revive the update.
    My guess would be mechanics of somekind!

    • epicdriv
      Posted October 12, 2012 at 22:53 | Permalink | Reply

      sorry *receive*

  20. brian t
    Posted October 12, 2012 at 23:57 | Permalink | Reply

    It’s only an hour but no one is submitting to ideas. so here is my answer to Zombie’s question. Do a little leg work zombie and you may understand or question why microsoft take so long auditing the certification of the game. It is wrong and I understand many games or aps fly through their certification much quicker. Microsoft do have a duty to the “comunity” to check it’s authentisity, or (lost for words here). But they do tend to put some first. Reguardless of the authors credibility.

  21. brian t
    Posted October 13, 2012 at 00:09 | Permalink | Reply

    It’s like if it it was a nokia drive update that would be passed almost on the spot. If it was an entirely a new game you would have the 3rd status.

  22. brian t
    Posted October 13, 2012 at 00:32 | Permalink | Reply

    To Kaalus, keep up the brilliant work on this great game, it doesn’t matter when it gets passed, we are all here awaiting the update and if it’s 2 working days, or 3 working days we are all gonna love it, your hard work has given us all some great fun. Just keep doing what your doing. It’s brilliant.

    • Zombi3Mast3r616
      Posted October 13, 2012 at 01:41 | Permalink | Reply

      Also to kaalus is it weather yet. I suggested it but am still waiting. I really want it and will you include hail or deadly forces of nature. Also I suggested using bones buried in the ground to tame wolves and they should be rare though hut like saltpeter ore. (did i spell that right)

  23. Zombi3Mast3r616
    Posted October 13, 2012 at 01:36 | Permalink | Reply

    One thing. Back in 1.15 I made Nazi zombies comment and got a reply by someone saying my thought made no sense. 115 and 1.15 as in element 115. Just wanted to clear things up. {PS I know it’s an old topic.} (PPS should I swap name to Z0mb1€Mast€r616?) leave answer below. Thanks :D

    • Posted October 13, 2012 at 02:24 | Permalink | Reply

      No keep your name or change to ZombieMeister …its zombiemaster in German…the 3’s for E’s is old and numbers make your name look funny in my opinion…but it’s your name Kido do what you feelings

      • Zombi3Mast3r616
        Posted October 13, 2012 at 02:50 | Permalink | Reply

        thanks just had the idea because I just noticed that symbol. (PS I don’t know what it even is.) :-D

        • Posted October 13, 2012 at 03:01 | Permalink

          The symbol is a Euro :-)
          (European Currency)

  24. Posted October 13, 2012 at 01:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Wonderful game:) PS anyone else catch the cutie on post 14? Keep up the good work Kaalus;)

  25. Zombi3Mast3r616
    Posted October 13, 2012 at 03:11 | Permalink | Reply

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    • Sir Knight
      Posted October 13, 2012 at 03:33 | Permalink | Reply

      강남 스태일

  26. WilhelmB
    Posted October 13, 2012 at 11:10 | Permalink | Reply

    Updating to 1.17 this very moment! Hope everything will work out just fine. Keep up the great work Kaalus :)

  27. WilhelmB
    Posted October 13, 2012 at 11:15 | Permalink | Reply

    Ok, just found a bug here, sorry to post it this fast. When I’m walking through a low-ceilinged gangway in 3rd person camera mode, the camera forces to look up, can’t see anything but the gangway’s ceiling then. Everything else seems to work just fine tho :)

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