New Recipaedia

I am now working on a new, better Recipaedia. The old Recipaedia contained only recipes. The new one will also have all the blocks, their properties and descriptions.

Although it is a lot of work that I would happily postpone until later, it’s crucial that I do it now, because otherwise it would be very difficult to make sense of electric elements and how exactly they function. I have a lot of writing up to do. Over 100 blocks have to be described. Fortunately the properties are lifted automatically from the game data and do not have to be manually entered.

This is a sample of how a block description will look like:


I wanted to make a video of upside-down trapdoors today, but haven’t got time :-( Maybe tomorrow.

I’d really like to get 1.19 out as soon as possible, it’s starting to drag too long. It’s been over a month since the last update, which is longer than any previous one, I think. Still one more major thing to do after the new Recipaedia is the new help system that will cope with the new UI layout.

Yesterday I fixed signs rendering. The old code relied on a quirk of hardware that is present on Windows Phones, and on some but not all Androids. Blank or black signs were the result on unsupported devices. This is now fixed. One more item struck from the list :-)


  1. jriot10
    Posted December 8, 2012 at 21:01 | Permalink | Reply

    That is a very nice format. If you need any help writing out details just let me know and ill help. Of course my opinion on what to write might not be what you want.

  2. mystik
    Posted December 8, 2012 at 21:07 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice! I can barely wait for the update! I’m wanting to experiment with the electricity. :) But I will be patient and wait for you to get done, Kaalus. The game is awesome! I haven’t even touched the Minecraft game on my computer since I got Survivalcraft. :D Keep up the good work please!

  3. Cody White
    Posted December 8, 2012 at 21:23 | Permalink | Reply

    Good job once again merry Christmas

  4. Globularfunk
    Posted December 8, 2012 at 21:44 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks Kaalus. This game and all the updates and handwork you do make this easily the best game on the windows phone. Hell. I think of this game more than I do COD Black Ops (ZOMBIES!!) Cant wait for 1.19. You a PIMP Yo!

  5. brian t
    Posted December 8, 2012 at 22:26 | Permalink | Reply

    Very Good Idea and Long awaited by us, for new Players. This was very much needed. It starts placing the game in a very new Mode, or at least a move towards a new Mode. I predict a major move very soon, but i don’t seem to get much right.

  6. jack
    Posted December 8, 2012 at 22:30 | Permalink | Reply

    I hope 1.19 update released b4 16 December cuzz I have vacation ..when im in vacation I can play SC. Yay !!

  7. Cooperdan
    Posted December 8, 2012 at 22:52 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice work :) Remember kaalus, people want this game to be oozing with quality and to look and feel professional, and this new Recipaedia looks just the part, from what I can see :)
    Trust me, the majority, if not all of us would be happy to wait another month for the electric circuits to be finished, and as far as I care, the more features you put on, the better… We all knew this update was going to take along time (Y)

  8. ths guy
    Posted December 8, 2012 at 22:55 | Permalink | Reply


  9. Posted December 8, 2012 at 23:52 | Permalink | Reply

    this is a great Christmas present. :)

    keeps getting better and better.

  10. Posted December 9, 2012 at 00:06 | Permalink | Reply

    thanks for fixing the siqns :)

  11. brian t
    Posted December 9, 2012 at 01:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Your edge smoothing is worring me given the games success in some areas. Sometimes in my edge smoothing is done when i’m finalizing my goals. it all feels abit heading towards the final end point, maybe a new goal. do we all share your comittment. is this a dream that will keep giving, or am i just another wp7 gamer worrying to much. I just dont want this to end. what are your goals please.

    • Posted December 9, 2012 at 02:07 | Permalink | Reply

      I’m not ending it yet :-) Got a lot of ideas for 1.20.

      • jake
        Posted December 9, 2012 at 17:42 | Permalink | Reply

        Like what please tell us

  12. brian t
    Posted December 9, 2012 at 02:07 | Permalink | Reply

    I am with cooper dan get this out now or in 2 months time but working on all levels. I would prefer to wait with much testing than the delay of the next update. operate cleanly and it will take you less time.
    Like the Kindle test is there any way you could put this new update to individuals who could debug the game before you release it to the masses?.

  13. Duxk
    Posted December 9, 2012 at 04:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Take all the time you need. It’s not like people can say that you aren’t dedicated.

  14. Posted December 9, 2012 at 04:57 | Permalink | Reply


  15. craftw4
    Posted December 9, 2012 at 07:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Cows jump from high places, and maybe another animals too. I never see cows what jump and death in real life. Can you fix it.

    Thanks kaalus, new recipedia looks great.
    I am buying new ipad 4 so can you do this for ios too

  16. Mini
    Posted December 9, 2012 at 09:52 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, how much more time you need to complete 1.19?

  17. Davidkm
    Posted December 9, 2012 at 12:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Excellent work Kaalus. Your a legend. Looking forward to all future updates of this brilliant game. Is there any chance Kaalus that you could make it possible to paint the wooden slabs and stairs as well?

    Posted December 9, 2012 at 13:24 | Permalink | Reply


  19. Zombi3Mast3r616
    Posted December 9, 2012 at 17:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Just to let you know diamonds don’t burn like you made them do… They are carbon not coal and are a different substance.

    Hope you get this fixed.

  20. Alex McCulloch
    Posted December 10, 2012 at 05:44 | Permalink | Reply

    holy cow this is sooooo awesome!!! =) you should make a donate button so I can give you a dollar for every update you create. lol

  21. Mike
    Posted December 11, 2012 at 13:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi Kaalus,

    just waht to say: take your time! Yes we all are looking foreward to the release of 1.19 but as an Survivalcraft addict (!!!! … according to my wife! ;-) I’m sure it’s worth the wait!
    I also have Minecraft PE installed on my Galaxy Tab P1000 But I like Survivalcraft more…much more!
    Survivalcraft hasen’t get as many “blocks” as Minecraft and you’re just getting up to steam to enhance our virtual worlds but the way Survivalcraft feels, handels and looks is fare better then that other crafting game …of which I already forgotten it’s name! ;-)
    Keep up doing what you’re good at….Survivalcraft RULES!!!!!!!

    Kind regards,
    The Netherlands

  22. Aj Nineht
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 03:01 | Permalink | Reply

    I do believe that there should be a guide item (a book) that if you equipped it and tapped a block, the book would open and give you a definition of what the block is. Maybe could be crafted from a book and a diamond? Well, food for thought. (I bet you already have a buffet, but I like the idea of starting with a guide.)

  23. nicole
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 02:16 | Permalink | Reply

    in the game survialcraft the blocks are blank on my son’s tablet, and filled with pictures of items on my daughter’s tablet. Why is this? (the blocks where you can see a pumpkin, a weapon, etc. What do I do to fix this? He has the most current version.

    • Posted March 1, 2013 at 12:17 | Permalink | Reply


      What tablets have you got, and which version of Android are they running?

      – Can you please make sure that you have “Force GPU Rendering” disabled in developer settings of the tablet.
      – Have you tried “Tegra 2 bug workaround” on the tablet where blocks are completely invisible?


      • Nicole
        Posted March 3, 2013 at 03:28 | Permalink | Reply

        Hi, thanks a million for your fast reply! Both are nexus 7 tablets w Ice cream sandwich…my daughters version of the game is 19 and it works perfectly. My son has version 20 and the blocks are invisible and you have to tap on them to read what they are, like a sign, pumpkin etc.

  24. Jonasgwapo15
    Posted June 21, 2013 at 14:55 | Permalink | Reply


  25. sarahcooke
    Posted June 28, 2013 at 05:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Can you please make it were you can design your own character to be a boy or girl and the can be other people so you can have friends or enemy’s. And could there be guns and deer and chickens and you can talk and interact with characters and you can start a family and there can be vampires and werewolves and you can become one if bitten and the vampires can be good or bad and you can become the.werewolf or vampires mate tor life and there can be cars and planes. :)

  26. Posted June 29, 2013 at 08:08 | Permalink | Reply please help

  27. Posted June 29, 2013 at 08:09 | Permalink | Reply i need information

  28. Posted June 29, 2013 at 08:11 | Permalink | Reply alguien puede ayudarme porfavor

  29. Posted June 29, 2013 at 08:13 | Permalink | Reply

    como funcionan los conectores electricos que dicen n,rs,d,etc.

  30. Posted June 29, 2013 at 08:14 | Permalink | Reply

    deverdad puedo hacer un acensor?

  31. Posted June 29, 2013 at 08:15 | Permalink | Reply

    me esta volbiendo loco

  32. Posted June 29, 2013 at 08:19 | Permalink | Reply


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