Water freezing and snow deposition

I am adding finishing touches to the weather system. Have a look at this time lapse of a lake freezing overnight with snow covering it before morning:


In 1.18 when you place a piece of ice or snow in the desert it will melt. When you remove a piece of snow from the cold area, the next snowfall will replace it. And when you make an outdoor swimming pool, it will freeze over :-)

Have you seen the bull getting crushed by forming ice?

What’s left to do is the lightning setting stuff on fire and audio effect for the rain.


  1. brian t
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 20:45 | Permalink | Reply


  2. corey
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 21:11 | Permalink | Reply


  3. Duxk
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 21:38 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice work Kaalus. At this point you can definitely say that the world feels alive. That in itself is a huge accomplishment.

  4. Sir Knight
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 21:48 | Permalink | Reply

    That is impressive. Weather came much earlier than expected for me. By melting, you do indeed mean it will turn into water, correct? (Hence no more water-filled buckets needed if ice is available…)

    • Posted October 17, 2012 at 22:09 | Permalink | Reply

      Yep that’s true

      • max samuels
        Posted October 18, 2012 at 12:03 | Permalink | Reply

        And can we harvest ice in standard mode?

        • Sir Knight
          Posted October 18, 2012 at 12:45 | Permalink

          That would actually be a great addition. It is realistic, and and it was done historically, so there is precedence…

        • Posted October 19, 2012 at 21:43 | Permalink

          I don’t think you can at the moment. It just disappears and turns into water. Do you think I should add it?

      • Sebastian
        Posted October 19, 2012 at 01:01 | Permalink | Reply

        Sometimes I worry that this will end up being a straight up copy of minecraft but I am sometimes wrong cuz u do what MC doesn’t do and that’s y this game is amazing

  5. Ryan
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 23:29 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice! :D when do you plan to release this?

    • preben
      Posted October 19, 2012 at 21:26 | Permalink | Reply

      I guess 1.18

      • Posted October 19, 2012 at 21:42 | Permalink | Reply

        Along with other 1.18 features, I am not sure when it will be finished exactly but it probably isn’t very far off

  6. brian t
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 00:26 | Permalink | Reply

    Will the snow affect glass or torches in the cold area’s, will the top layer of glass be covered and will it disintegrate torches?

    • Posted October 19, 2012 at 21:44 | Permalink | Reply

      It will not disintegrate torches, I am not sure about glass, it might actually not deposit on glass because it is transparent but I am not 100% sure without trying

  7. brian t
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 00:49 | Permalink | Reply

    I guess i’m saying snow falling on heat sources such as torches, lamps and furnaces would turn the snow into water and flood those areas naturally.Or would they divert snowflakes and prevent that.

  8. Chris Gibson
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 02:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, when it rains is it possible for rivers and other water sources to flood?

  9. Cooperdan
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 10:57 | Permalink | Reply

    Obviously its easy for me to say this, but I do hope the weather is quite random, and doesn’t become too repetitive/ easy to guess what and when the weather will be… :)

  10. ben
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 16:05 | Permalink | Reply

    Great work!

  11. Posted October 18, 2012 at 19:04 | Permalink | Reply

    You destructed SC. SurvivalCraft graphics is basically similar to Minecraft. You made 3D models which are beautiful, but not good for retro-style games. In last update you changed lives to 4. Why?? It’s really hard to survive with previous hearts number, with 4 I’m dying from everything. SC been exclusive for WP, people buying Windows Phones just for this game, and when you published it to shitdroid market you totally changed mine SC rank to 3/10.
    I’m buyed SC legally, but after this update I downgrading with pirated XAP to previous version. THANKS FOR THIS BIG SURPRISE, KAALUS.

    • Posted October 19, 2012 at 21:46 | Permalink | Reply

      Sorry you are disappointed. I have to move forward with the game, so I eventually had to expand to other platforms. As for the hearts, you should not worry. There is no difference is health amount in 1.17, each heart has now more value than in 1.16. I reduced the number because of lack of screen space. If the game is too hard for you, you can always play in Harmless without being attacked by the animals too much.

      • ben
        Posted October 20, 2012 at 12:31 | Permalink | Reply

        Sisadmin stop being a sissy and man up, you’re not a developer with a regular job!

      • Posted December 10, 2014 at 03:52 | Permalink | Reply

        No one needa to be hating

    • jriot10
      Posted October 19, 2012 at 21:53 | Permalink | Reply

      Talk about a total downer. Luckily the game developer is a lot cooler than this loser.

      • brian t
        Posted October 19, 2012 at 22:26 | Permalink | Reply

        yeh “game is to hard for you” and “you could play in harmless” cool reaction nice, heh brilliant (hang on I play in Harmless) doh

  12. preben
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 21:39 | Permalink | Reply

    I’ve been waiting for this a long time, looking forward to this! ;-)

  13. Ryan
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 22:01 | Permalink | Reply

    I really like it. But just curious would this break metal framed windows? I built a big dome. So im just curious.

    • Posted October 19, 2012 at 21:47 | Permalink | Reply

      The snow won’t break glass, I’m not sure about the lightning yet.

  14. epicdriv
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 22:21 | Permalink | Reply

    KAALUS great idea which could turn sc upside down
    Look at this

    • jriot10
      Posted October 19, 2012 at 03:34 | Permalink | Reply

      Oh my god multiplayer KAALUS!!!!!!!!!! you must do this or i will cry!

      • Ryan
        Posted October 19, 2012 at 04:49 | Permalink | Reply

        Even if he does, what about android? ;(

        • epicdriv
          Posted October 19, 2012 at 08:06 | Permalink

          Well Ryan we could just use what mcpe use raknet cross platform c# and c++

    • Kevin
      Posted October 22, 2012 at 01:54 | Permalink | Reply

      Wow, Kaalus what do you think?

  15. brian t
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 23:06 | Permalink | Reply

    As it’s processing about 15,000 aplication’s gives it credibilty, but could good honest bluetooth applied to game be good enough to do enable multiplayer or am i missing another more important part. I am probably not computer educated enough, to really have that answer.

    • lowbudgetbatman
      Posted October 20, 2012 at 11:24 | Permalink | Reply

      as far as i remember sadly devs dont have access to bluetooth through allowed means

  16. brian t
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 23:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, i think updating your video on the google play site may increase some interest. the video’s we have watched on here made on your pc (i think) have looked much sharper. My favourite one being a furnace loaded with some gunpower keg or alike. Maybe a collection of some shorts with your headings would look great. many other submitters spend a lot time offering great picture’s and videos but have a really poor game. You would not be overplaying how great this game is.

  17. brian t
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 00:47 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m suprised your reviews are only 4.8 it should be 5.0,congrats for that anyway, i think many (100+) people buy the full game and can’t stop playing it and therefore don’t go back and review it. I have, and yes 5*. I wondered once if you gave a 3 day pass it may encourage some to wish to get back to their island and build/play more. Shorter demo’s i think have a reduced chance of purchase. maybe each demo is given as a one off and not returnable unless purchased. you need about 3 days to build a good shelter and get used to those animals ripping you apart (real time) and I think this too would bring many back. sorry again guys but very quiet on ideas tonight.:(

    • Posted October 19, 2012 at 19:20 | Permalink | Reply

      I disagree, i believe if you give people a longer demo time it would make them less likely to play, you need to draw them in with a small demo with limited features, maybe have a long demo but not able to craft certain items.

      • brian t
        Posted October 19, 2012 at 20:06 | Permalink | Reply

        I agree with you Elite if the game is not so good. they may decide that a 3 day demo is enough altogether. But with a game this good you can afford to let them put a bit off paint on the walls, before you sell them their house.
        Love your stitch thumbnail,cool.

        • Posted October 20, 2012 at 13:14 | Permalink

          Lol its deadmau5 not stitch :P

        • brian t
          Posted October 20, 2012 at 20:19 | Permalink

          So sorry Elite, have you checked out 5titch though? that’s def cool

  18. brian t
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 01:28 | Permalink | Reply

    Sorry again peoples, but imagine you are a new player, you get killed a few times and you have a couple of days to build a decent shelter to sleep, and than you go out find a great cave find loads of coal, iron. And by about your 3rd day of playing you have a nice little store contaning furnace, chests and alike, of a nice little collection. including now some good steel tools. would that not be the time you decide actually i’m doing quite well. and i’m not giving that save up. and yes press the purchase button. because i would do that now. I wouldn’t want to loose my hard work. (anyone agree)and very sorry but very quiet tonight, you guys must be hard at diamond finding.

  19. epicdriv
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 08:19 | Permalink | Reply

    Another idea use what mcpe uses raknet it is cross platform c# and c++ http://www.jenkinssoftware.com/

    • Kevin
      Posted October 22, 2012 at 01:59 | Permalink | Reply

      And kaalus if do add Multi Player anytime soon, make it so the demo only has Single Player.

  20. Chris Gibson
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 20:37 | Permalink | Reply

    You should make a bow and arrow instead of a spear. You should also make chains to where you could make drawbridges and stuff

    • Posted October 19, 2012 at 21:48 | Permalink | Reply

      Bow will come at some point, it is on the list. Spears are nice as well.

      • Ryan
        Posted October 19, 2012 at 22:11 | Permalink | Reply

        So if a bow is to come, will you ever consider implementing an enemy that attacks from a range? It would be nice to see some more diverse enemies that don’t just charge at you.

      • korbaksc
        Posted October 20, 2012 at 09:15 | Permalink | Reply

        A suggestion about spears:
        Call it a Javelin or a Dart. Why? Because you’re supposed to be able to stab with a spear, it’s not really a ranged weapon. Furthermore, a spear is a long weapon, not as long as a lance, but still an infantry weapon that can stop a charging cavalry. Current is too short to be a spear.
        I make this suggestion because nothing is definitive in Alpha ;)

        Btw, I’d like to use a better throwing system, current isn’t satisfying me. With the bow on the list, this system as to be perfect. So I’m going to think about it an give you the result through the forum.

  21. brian t
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 22:05 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for so many reply’s Kaalus we know how busy you are making our game better.
    I see you moving up the ranks really well, just wish more people would put the game down for a little while and add some nice comments on Google play.
    Thanks again.

  22. Posted October 19, 2012 at 22:48 | Permalink | Reply

    “Static” Creative Mode will prevent these things from occurring in our worlds, right?

    I really think this game needs Adventure Mode added to it. Identical to Survival, except with a set of check-boxes to select exactly what dynamic elements we wish to allow in the world, and possibly a checkbox to disallow breaking blocks. That would really let us start making proper adventure maps that wont be destroyed by environmental effects the second we take them out of creative mode.

    • brian t
      Posted October 19, 2012 at 22:59 | Permalink | Reply

      Have you seen atlantide Austin, looks really good but i havent played it yet, not bigging it’s author but check it out on the forum, you can download a texture pack too, that makes the game play even better I’m told.

      • Posted October 20, 2012 at 00:31 | Permalink | Reply

        I’ve seen it, but as it stands, we can only play it in Creative mode (which feels like cheating) or Survival mode (where environmental effects can ruin it)

        • brian t
          Posted October 20, 2012 at 01:07 | Permalink

          and your comments make sense in the way you wan’t both the adventure but a toggle in some areas to prevent damage to certain things to prevent damage to adventures you would love to create, i did wonder if that was your main observation sorry Austin.

        • brian t
          Posted October 20, 2012 at 01:16 | Permalink

          In other words you would like to create an adventure game in the minimum of harmless mode with difficult creatures put in place to be part of that adventure including adventure modes within a world that the new enviroments dont damage your craftings that are integeral to the adventure game.

        • brian t
          Posted October 20, 2012 at 01:26 | Permalink

          I havent played in creative mode ever but i thought all those things were available there anyway, i thought you could sporn creatures there, the way you can’t in the mode i play in or am I wrong.

    • Posted October 20, 2012 at 09:24 | Permalink | Reply

      Hi Austin,

      Adventure mode already exists, and it disallows you to break the blocks unless you have proper tools. That depends on the adventure creator, whether he gives them to you or not.

      No checkboxes though.

      • Posted October 21, 2012 at 07:33 | Permalink | Reply

        That’s still survival mode, though… Proper Adventure Mode would allow the map author to define specifics about what does and what does not work in that specific world. The author could prevent weather effects that don’t make sense in their storyline, or disable snow and ice re-population if they need a specific water source to remain open despite it being an area where snow would usually fall.

        As it stands, if we do anything like that while building an adventure map in Creative Mode, then switch it to Survival so people can actually play through it, the game mechanics take over and begin wrecking things. :(

  23. brian t
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 23:07 | Permalink | Reply

    Have a look here Austin, it’s probably something that may intrest you..http://survivalcraft.lefora.com/2012/10/03/atlantide-master-quests-adventure-world/page2/#post23

  24. Chris Gibson
    Posted October 20, 2012 at 02:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Can someone give me a link to some texture packs?

  25. brian t
    Posted October 20, 2012 at 02:48 | Permalink | Reply

    sorry Chris been on the forum for a bit to give the others on here a little peace http://survivalcraft.lefora.com/forum/category/showcase-survivalcraft-textures/ why couldn’t they help you, they moan when i’m on. LOL

  26. brian t
    Posted October 20, 2012 at 02:55 | Permalink | Reply

    if you don’t know already Chris you need dropbox, info on texture packs or dropbox can be found above in the menu via FAQ. hope this helps buddy, if not read back a few pages as this gets asked very often.

  27. brian t
    Posted October 20, 2012 at 03:06 | Permalink | Reply

    Chris they moan when i’m on to much and ignore other newbies that want a bit of help. watch them rate me today about how many times i have added things, ive got broad shoulders buddy,..

  28. Chris Gibson
    Posted October 20, 2012 at 03:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks Brian. And I am rather fond of your commentary :)

  29. SquiggyKTA
    Posted October 20, 2012 at 04:36 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, the weather looks fantastic, but as someone who has wooden roofs on everything from castles to houses I think there should be a way to have a normal living world with weather with the exception of lightning.

  30. brian t
    Posted October 20, 2012 at 22:58 | Permalink | Reply

    339th last night in the top free aps on google play. 210th tonight Huge well done

  31. brian t
    Posted October 21, 2012 at 00:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Don’t rush the 1.18 update, put your time into fixing those android problem’s.list the androids on google play that are not upto the games requirements. and release 1.18 that works on all. you have come so far so don’t let the cheaper androids allow to buy game. hopefully by about 23rd of october those reviews will start pushing towards 4.9-5.0 your game will be sitting in the staff recommendations slot. and then your worlds your lobster. then think about a 1.18 update. but don’t rush it. i know by about the 31st you would love to see it there but that’s not as important.

    • 1285done
      Posted October 21, 2012 at 04:33 | Permalink | Reply

      Brian chill with the comments you have half a page of them it gets annoying after awhile…

      • 1285done
        Posted October 21, 2012 at 04:35 | Permalink | Reply

        Its not like this is a chat room….

        • brian t
          Posted October 21, 2012 at 19:34 | Permalink

          I guess you prefer quieter sites where no on adds anything sorry.
          stones and glasshouse’s.

        • 1285done
          Posted October 22, 2012 at 04:14 | Permalink

          How bout you not act like a dou*** when someone askes you to chill. Lets all just chill and have some oreos and milk now eh? :]

        • brian t
          Posted October 22, 2012 at 14:34 | Permalink

          I’m deffinately not hot headed or upset you have got the wrong impression sorry if it sounded angry. I seriously meant some people prefer sites where no one adds very much. Each to there own but I do prefer the more used sites.peoples ideas can enspire others.

        • Cooperdan
          Posted October 22, 2012 at 16:05 | Permalink

          Brian, you just annoy most people, are you that dumb, you can’t figure out, that people WOULD prefer a quieter, less commented on post rather than you constantly rambling on (even though it might be about survivalcraft)… seriously mate, get a life, that’s offline

  32. jriot10
    Posted October 21, 2012 at 16:21 | Permalink | Reply

    I hope Kaalus didn’t catch frostbite. He might have set the code to make it snow forever and he ended up stuck in the snow biome!

  33. epicdriv
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 22:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Look guys I think were giving Brian t a hard time his posts are not about random shit and personaly I enjoy them.
    I too hate quiet sites
    So good on you!
    O yeh great work Kaalus

  34. brian t
    Posted October 24, 2012 at 01:40 | Permalink | Reply

    Huge well done to you epic I still trying to think how you did that but wow very clever but no one is theiving from mc I love what notch has done including mcand break the tower, but this is a game all of its own. what you gonna do blame kaalus from ripping mc then blame the other master for ripping games like lemmings. very clever though an well done.

    • brian t
      Posted October 24, 2012 at 15:07 | Permalink | Reply

      Sorry epic it appears someone posted something very abusive towards the game and site just about here.
      the language was very bad and accussed some of theiving from mc. They posted it direclty within yours I guess as a remark. It looked like it was you berating the site . As quickly as it appeared as I was reading it dissapeared. I sent a message about it but I think the sites refferees removed it. The name box contained some very bad words.

      • epicdriv
        Posted October 24, 2012 at 16:34 | Permalink | Reply

        Thanks Brian much apprecated

        • epicdriv
          Posted October 24, 2012 at 16:37 | Permalink

          Hold on a sec I have just read your post what happened has someone being posting as me or somthing?

        • brian t
          Posted October 24, 2012 at 22:39 | Permalink

          I was doing the usual read back just here when I came across what i thought was an additional comment to yours starting look guys.. there was quite a lot of pee take and when clicking on the sender it took me to a page where there was some pretty rude remarks to this site ect. Mc based youtube pages posted there. when i came back it was gone as quickly as it appeared. I thought someone had hacked my pc to be honest, it was a bit weired. I have reported it and i will look at my history to see if i can find the link.

  35. brian t
    Posted October 24, 2012 at 23:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Ok take a look epic this is all i can find that is near? ..sorry the link is pasted on the forum….and this was not the link itself

  36. Posted December 10, 2014 at 03:50 | Permalink | Reply

    Lol a bull nope not yet

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