Wires Everywhere!

The work on the new feature has moved ahead since I last posted, but I seem to have hit a bit of a roadblock at the moment. For the last couple of days I haven’t made much progress in the most crucial area, which is the simulation itself. Instead I’ve been sidestepping it and doing other, simpler stuff, to avoid wasting time.

Here’s a new screenshot for you, hopefully it makes clear what the new feature is all about:

I am quite proud of making the wires not 100% straight when laid down on rough ground :-) I may actually tweak it a bit to make the effect more pronounced.

Next week I have to really attack the simulation and make it tick.

83 Comments

  1. Brian
    Posted November 11, 2012 at 21:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Looking good and I think the duracell bunny will be wanting his battery back lol

  2. PapaDuke
    Posted November 11, 2012 at 21:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesomeness…

    Now planning some werewolf traps…

  3. epicdriv
    Posted November 11, 2012 at 21:57 | Permalink | Reply

    Those werewolfs better hide
    Brilliant

    • epicdriv
      Posted November 11, 2012 at 22:00 | Permalink | Reply

      Oh so it wasn’t a beef jearky
      Damn ;-)

  4. Sam. T
    Posted November 11, 2012 at 22:32 | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you Kaalus for still keeping up good work!

  5. JamboDerf
    Posted November 11, 2012 at 22:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Dang that’s a big battery lol, it’s cool though. :) I suggested this a while ago and it’s finally coming! :D

  6. brian t
    Posted November 11, 2012 at 23:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Wow … does the one wire going down towards water suggest a water wheel charging that battery? can’t wait. looks very good

  7. brian t
    Posted November 11, 2012 at 23:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Guess you’ve been working very hard on this getting back from the office late at night just to help complete the design. your partner asking you ….wire you insulate… sorry.

    • Aj Nineht
      Posted November 14, 2012 at 06:29 | Permalink | Reply

      *laughing my a°° off silently*

      (10:30pm)

  8. AquerPL
    Posted November 12, 2012 at 00:06 | Permalink | Reply

    What about multiplayer? Pls respond :)

    • brian t
      Posted November 12, 2012 at 00:53 | Permalink | Reply

      We all beleive multiplayer will come to the game but Kaalus is on a very large product right now, we all must be very patient.. good things come to those who wait.

  9. Chris Gibson
    Posted November 12, 2012 at 00:23 | Permalink | Reply

    Will it electrify the water?

  10. Posted November 12, 2012 at 01:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome for my labotory!nice work kaalus!!

  11. Posted November 12, 2012 at 01:14 | Permalink | Reply

    I cant wait XD but we must be patient

  12. max samuels
    Posted November 12, 2012 at 01:50 | Permalink | Reply

    This is great, but I am kind of curious about somethings, like the batteries. I assume they are not unlimited in their power supplies, so how do we charge them. Also what will the electricity do. Can we use it to light up Christmas trees?

    • Posted November 12, 2012 at 05:35 | Permalink | Reply

      Electricity can do a whole whole lot of stuff
      eg.
      1.making traps
      2.making life easier
      3.making technoligies like automatic doors and lifts(if there is piston)
      4.making minigames for multiplayer for example if the player press that button,bombs barrels will explode
      5.making iron doors locked.
      6.lots of things XD go to youtube type minecraft redstone and it will show lots of videos.
      Hope this helps :)

  13. mystik
    Posted November 12, 2012 at 01:52 | Permalink | Reply

    Yay! Batteries and wires!

  14. jriot10
    Posted November 12, 2012 at 02:00 | Permalink | Reply

    That is one big battery! So does the charge that is going through the wire (positive or negative) affect the polarity of the wire

  15. Posted November 12, 2012 at 05:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus i know you can do it! :D hope you prevail!!!i stop playing mcpe cause i love survivalcraft :)

  16. jack
    Posted November 12, 2012 at 10:37 | Permalink | Reply

    This a lot more more more fun thn mcpe !!!!!!!!!!!!! n minecraft pc too cuzz we can bring survivalcraft in our hand !!!! Dam I can’t wait for update 1.19

  17. Duxk
    Posted November 12, 2012 at 13:58 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey it’s almost the 16th. The anniversary of the the game’s release.

    Maybe you could do a post that summarizes the year when that happens.

  18. Alex
    Posted November 12, 2012 at 14:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Absolutely amazing work. Will this allow us to make sandtraps within the game? Ive played spear academy on the forum and have tried every possible way to make sandtraps the way he did but could not figure it out. I cant wait to make up to date texture packs for the new flowing currents! =)

  19. craftw4
    Posted November 12, 2012 at 15:45 | Permalink | Reply

    hi kaalus,

    Do you know day when 1.19 is ready :) and do you do something like piston

  20. Posted November 12, 2012 at 18:14 | Permalink | Reply

    perhaps instead of a piston, he can make a pulley (to pull away from MC) and attach the pulleys to blocks with a type of rope. I cant wait!!

    • max samuels
      Posted November 12, 2012 at 23:22 | Permalink | Reply

      Good idea, a pulley is a simple machine, not a electrical item. You are probably thinking of a winch,

      • Posted November 15, 2012 at 04:29 | Permalink | Reply

        You are right, silly me. :D
        But perhaps there could be a pulley also operated by hand ;) …

  21. max samuels
    Posted November 12, 2012 at 23:25 | Permalink | Reply

    Kallus how hard would it be to include a sort of transport in this update. Perhaps to get away from mine craft instead of mine arts you could have electric atv’s.

    • brian t
      Posted November 12, 2012 at 23:57 | Permalink | Reply

      I see where your going max, is the battery a removable stored energy powered by other means, or is it going to be the source of power, or both. cant wait to see how the battery is created. going to be interesting given lack of some things. or will we see some new blocks or use of existing materials like cactus…you can create a battery from say a lemon.? a removable charged battery could be used in you atv. not sure how an atv could transverse some land though.

      • max samuels
        Posted November 13, 2012 at 01:26 | Permalink | Reply

        I was imagine just walking up to it hitting it, and your in. Then movement would be the same as walking, but at say 4 times the speed. Basically the atv would be a speed boost.

  22. brian t
    Posted November 12, 2012 at 23:31 | Permalink | Reply

    will we see the cables that are laid on the other sides, or will we need to check some cicuits now and then. I see how cable placed reflects to the face you can see them on and how they change when the cable is tee’d into (or breached into) or would a reverse face mean far to much work. is it possible for the block to change if a cable is placed. my question comes from the route of the cable above the look button it appears its added to that face because it doesn’t repeat route on the top of the soil. Or could this be a clever way to hide the cable? looking more at the picture it does answer this question i think. i will still post though.

  23. brian t
    Posted November 12, 2012 at 23:34 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m also guessing mining the block will retrieve one block and one cable and this would make it obvious the circuit has been broken.

  24. Konstantine
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 04:15 | Permalink | Reply

    Please do multiplayer, really want:-D

  25. Posted November 13, 2012 at 05:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Can you short out a battery?

  26. Derbycrafttable
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 07:27 | Permalink | Reply

    I like this app verh much! Can you try to get it on the appstore?

  27. Cooperdan
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 10:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Remember people, the longer this update takes, the better

    • brian t
      Posted November 13, 2012 at 20:01 | Permalink | Reply

      love that great comment dan.

    • jriot10
      Posted November 14, 2012 at 03:48 | Permalink | Reply

      Or just the more complicated the update is and the more stress that Kaalus is going through

  28. Posted November 13, 2012 at 12:32 | Permalink | Reply

    This is wonderful! Thanks Kaalus :)

  29. Mini
    Posted November 13, 2012 at 16:58 | Permalink | Reply

    Well done kaalus. Kepp up the good work. How about you add light bulbs that make a lot of light but expensive to build? And carts for travel? Up to you

    • brian t
      Posted November 13, 2012 at 20:10 | Permalink | Reply

      trouble is mini torches are virtualy ergonomicaly perfect as you say electric lights could be exspensive but not if they are say part of a wiring circuit in a building. so i think we may still see them.

  30. Aj Nineht
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 06:21 | Permalink | Reply

    You should add:
    *Connecters
    Connect wires to battery tanks and iron towers, which lightning will strike, charging battery tanks some.
    *”Destroy/Place” blocks button in creative mode
    *”Sniper point placement” mode option, I like it better
    *Armor
    Do you already have it made? Or are just ready to make it? Either way, I’m at my crafting table, ready.
    *Pre-loaded skins + skin chooser
    I dislike living in a stone brick castle as an elderly man in a pink/purple torn shirt.

    Otherwise, if you add these, I will give Minecraft one star (from four), uninstall it, and give Survivalcraft five stars, AND tell EVERYONE I know and come into contact with about it! Thanks, and please contact me!
    An Nineht out.

    -conversation terminated-

  31. branden
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 14:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Ya should add alligators in the water or fish and I got so many great ideas better then what minecraft has yet if ya email me I can send them to ya to think about in the future

  32. kismona
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 17:14 | Permalink | Reply

    You should add a light block that can scare creature away in a certain radius and have it use electricity BTW IM just throwing out ideas

  33. damek
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 17:43 | Permalink | Reply

    Add iron fences -they can be electriced

  34. Posted November 14, 2012 at 23:09 | Permalink | Reply

    Being a developer is very difficult. Thinking on so many layers regarding so many possibilities. How does everone feel about making poor Kaalus’s life easier in some way. Perhaps a user manual constructed by us, a proper place to list ideas nominating so one to maintain the list (remove duplicates), uninstall mincraft lol (joking), give this guy all the credit you can fokes. Programming is an indurance test, ideas on making his life easier. If not then share the word about survivalcraft, get the guy some money so he can quit his day job. I will provide hosting and a customised website (special functionalities programmed in PHP/ajax/javasript if some one wants to manage it and provide the domain name. I will provide the hosting untill traffic is over whelm. What ever it takes, lets group together commenters!

    • Posted November 14, 2012 at 23:42 | Permalink | Reply

      Obviously it doesnt have to be a new website, it is just what I can offer: For all his hard work, I feel the domain (if you lot are up for it) should be registered to Kaalus, but funded by us and then eventually adverts displayed on the site (which the proceeds after domain and hosting costs should go to Kaalus and development). Again I can afford to provide very reliable hosting but do not want to be responsible for the registering of the domain name. I can create a web application to suit the exact needs of SC users and the management of the site. For example a catalogue of blocks, their id numbers etc…. What ever the site needs I will program the management for it, (forums, organised faqs, idea submission) but need reliable people to manage it and give me an exact list of website requiements. I expect the site to be very active and I will make the management of users, pages etc very easy.

      Lets create something for Kaalus to encourage the development of this amazing game (my escape into my own made reality lol), so if you want to be apart of something and do something selfless say I (just reply lol)

    • Kevin
      Posted November 29, 2012 at 13:25 | Permalink | Reply

      Really good idea! This could help Kaalus out a lot

      • Posted November 29, 2012 at 16:00 | Permalink | Reply

        I thought that, would you be up for moderating and handling the site? Provided of course that we get permission.

        • Kevin
          Posted November 30, 2012 at 15:54 | Permalink

          I could help with moderating the site if Kaalus would like a site, but everyone knows this site, so we’ll just have to wait and see if Kaalus approves

      • Posted November 30, 2012 at 00:01 | Permalink | Reply

        I can also make facebook apps and login processes as well incase that is more appealing to any takers

      • Posted November 30, 2012 at 17:46 | Permalink | Reply

        Sounds fantastic, that is all that is needed really. In terms of this site, as great as it is could be organised in such a great way. Can you imagine how tightly organised a libary of information could be in regards to such a infinite game such as this? Esspecally with electricity, there probably would be a whole area dedicated to it, there is bound to be so much that could be done with it.

        There would be plenty of notice to the launch of the site and there is no reason why this one wouldn’t keep going exactly the way it is. I guess and this is why I wanted to talk with a few of the people on here, the best thing that would help out would be something to compliment and organise what is already here.

        I am not really concerned about the social side of thing like chatting as we are, more about the submission of idea, maps, textures (when done), etc and then the automated organisation of this. But it has to be moderated which I cannot do, I make web apps lol, really dont have the time to approve or deny submissions and run another site.

        If you are definitly up for taking part I will have to find away we can communicate, but first it would be nice if we could get a few more people so the burden is less of each persons day. Know anyone? ;)

        • Posted November 30, 2012 at 17:48 | Permalink

          When there is a rough plan of what the site will actually do and contain, then I will draw it up, run it past you and any others and submit it for approve (hopefully)

  35. brian t
    Posted November 14, 2012 at 23:58 | Permalink | Reply

    Given Kaalus’s agreement, I would love to see a user manual or index, having a search to link to various words, that could give new users a simple route to instantly solving questions.
    Many things already exist that still many ask when will we have. Given Kaalus refers to our little guy as Uncle Walter.. your name for an info site could be …WALTERPEDIA…rather you having a further disscusion site or forum it could be a place where locked imformation is accesable to educate new users. It could contain as I said a search at the top, linking you to info about blocks… where to find them depths, uses, manipulation of those blocks and maybe items like how to build a SHELTER to SLEEP.. I think the only problem would be finding those who commit the time to do this.

    • Posted November 15, 2012 at 00:09 | Permalink | Reply

      Exactly, like I have just mastered the art of finding diamonds lol It is so endless even at this stage of the games development. When electricity was mentioned, then seeing the screenshots….. Wow, when my daughter gets 2-3 years older I want her to be playing this! Better than smack my b@@ch up kind of games lol.

      I can easily make them features happen, in fact anything that is needed from the website I can make happen. But I have the fit this in with work, so my involvement would stop at website programmer. My Management System has a theme designer so the website administrator would also be responsible for the theme. The system planned to be adapted for the SC cause is very advaced. And I will continue to programing it with updates etc while the project is alive for free. The administrator(s) are needed. Would you volunteer for one? Once we have gathered a few there has to be some way of determining who is ideal for this task.

      Me web programmer
      We need website administrators, moderators, possible media exposure people etc….. I just do web applications and will fund hosting untill the site can stand by it’s self.

  36. brian t
    Posted November 15, 2012 at 00:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Looks like i read your first quote right and understood where you were going but you were a little faster adding the second quote which reads similar lines. There are some great sources of info on here from people who have been here since day 1 many of them exist on the forum maybe the same question colud be placed there.

  37. DoctorNet
    Posted November 15, 2012 at 00:14 | Permalink | Reply

    Fantastic! Can’t wait to see rails and other mechanics!
    With love from Russia ;)

  38. Posted November 15, 2012 at 00:20 | Permalink | Reply

    To have it catalouged and organised, quite a few times I have recieved page errors when navigating through the forum. Sorry to reapeat myself, I get like that when excited. I should of posted that tin the forum really. Just really want to see more of this game a dedicated domain name prehaps provided by Kaalus, would give his growing community a chance to get involved. Like a voting system to vote for the next set of update features. If 5,000 people say multiplayer, out of x amount of game owners then it becomes clearer what the most profitable road to take for the next update.

    Anything to help the development as I say (again lol)

    • brian t
      Posted November 15, 2012 at 00:25 | Permalink | Reply

      looking mark walterpedia already exists so Unclewalterpedia bit long though so maybe SCpedia that doesnt but does sound like EXpedia lol

      • Posted November 15, 2012 at 00:26 | Permalink | Reply

        It is good though, was you looking at a .com , .org , or as i would recommend a .info (.org second choice for me)

        • Posted November 15, 2012 at 00:27 | Permalink

          Because it is not for profit

        • brian t
          Posted November 15, 2012 at 00:29 | Permalink

          I do think it’s a great idea Mark have you asked the Boss yet?

  39. Posted November 15, 2012 at 00:35 | Permalink | Reply

    Not yet, I kinda wanted to see the level of interest gathered first. Then hopfully bump into some one that I can work with inbetween life and work to get it into some kind of proposal. There would be permissions that need to be asked for etc, but just want to get some numbers of interest up first before I bug him. Busy bloke that Kaalus! Lol I feel for him, hecis way above me, but I have tasted his brain strain lol. So I know how he feels, esspecally if I email him with a sketchy plan. No it would have to be tightly organised before I would comit to it and he would look at it and smile.

  40. Posted November 15, 2012 at 00:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Back to the .org .info thing. The site would have adverts on to pay for its self or to Kaalus, is it ethical to have adverts on a .org because this is suppose to be not for profit where as techincially there may be a profit made for the game. I defintly would go for a .info , more ethical I think. Just my view, that’s not my department lol

  41. brian t
    Posted November 15, 2012 at 00:49 | Permalink | Reply

    looking again there is only a &^%%$%^.free and a &^%$^&.myspace ac’s only. The boss will probably read your info here anyway and give you a response. Very nice to see someone willing to help him this way and again would be great for the site.

  42. Posted November 15, 2012 at 00:57 | Permalink | Reply

    I am sure he will read through. I would put money on his level of pride in this infinite game that he reads every single post. Impossible to reply to them all though lol. But if this can be done and I will post this somewhere in the forums tomorrow, then I am certainly up for tge responsibility of the websites funtionality. Let us just hope a can meet some others to join me in some way. Even if it is ideas about the user interface,the whole point is lets make it our way for a game that is just so full of joy. Except falling down my mineshafts! Anyway Brain, great chatting with you. Let me knowi if you want in on helping. Even if it is just ideas. I will (with permission) try to get faceboook community page going or a forum topic or somewhere where we canvcommunicate. So we can gather some hands

  43. brian t
    Posted November 15, 2012 at 01:00 | Permalink | Reply

    For any one else reading, all the imformation does exist on this site inc faq’s but you do need to read back some pages to find everything. Recipedia does give all the details of how to manipulate items and again the information is here if you do the leg work.

    • Posted November 15, 2012 at 01:05 | Permalink | Reply

      Exactly, the errors I previously mention where actually a connection error and as far as I can see have been fixed. Please edit my comment as it is incorrect. Great answers are in the forum which is searchable obviously and in these comment areas.

  44. alance
    Posted November 15, 2012 at 02:59 | Permalink | Reply

    When ever this update happens does it mean I have to re start a new world to find the new items or supplies? To enjoy batteries?

    • Cooperdan
      Posted November 15, 2012 at 09:36 | Permalink | Reply

      99% sure the answer is, no, you can continue playing in your world no matter when you decide to update (im still playing on 1.17) New blocks MAY not spawn in an area that you’ve already visited before, but this probably isn’t a big deal, since you’re in a infinity block world :)

      Crafting new items will probably rely on resource blocks that already exist in previous updates, so no need to worry about that either :)

      • brian t
        Posted November 15, 2012 at 19:31 | Permalink | Reply

        I can categoricaly say the other 1% is the same answer .and you are 100% correct Dan, Kaalus would definatley not want us to loose any of our islands/worlds

  45. brian t
    Posted November 15, 2012 at 19:34 | Permalink | Reply

    dan do you have some large wooden stuctures and are you waiting for lightning arrestors, b4 you jump?

    • Cooperdan
      Posted November 19, 2012 at 13:07 | Permalink | Reply

      I have an Easter egg made in my world…. No idea where it is, that’s the point, but yer, I am waiting for the electric circuits first and that conductor first :)

  46. Posted November 15, 2012 at 21:48 | Permalink | Reply

    According to Amazon, Survivalcraft is the 13 top paid app for android! Well done! :-D

  47. kismona
    Posted November 19, 2012 at 16:56 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey here’s an idea to make this game harder is. Tempature has a role on you like hypothermia, heat stroke etc. And ways to avoid such conditions is clothing like wolf hide for warm clothing, maybe sickness can play role also sickness will include found X2 less damage 50% less movement speed and coughing. That will give away you position

    • kismona
      Posted November 19, 2012 at 17:02 | Permalink | Reply

      Or i could be mode

  48. Flo
    Posted November 25, 2012 at 09:30 | Permalink | Reply

    Super Spiel!

  49. psiioniic
    Posted November 27, 2012 at 04:35 | Permalink | Reply

    this game…

    Just amazes me in so many ways. This game is better then minecraft pe and minebuilder…..

    now if only i could get rid of this crappy huawei ascend 2 and get a nexus 4.

  50. Austinsmith1000
    Posted December 5, 2012 at 17:26 | Permalink | Reply

    Cool.. :D

  51. hdjdj
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 13:21 | Permalink | Reply

    how do you get 1.19

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