New Mineral

To craft the new electronic elements you’ll need to find and extract a new mineral:

Germanium Ore

 

It’s called germanium and was used to make transistors in the early days of electronics. It will have abundance similar to that of malachite (copper ore).

I finished doing the new Recipaedia. There are at least two more things I need to put in 1.19 before release: the new help system (ugh), and an improved save system. My list for 1.19 also contains about a dozen of lower priority things, but they are not critical.

 

81 Comments

  1. jriot10
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 20:58 | Permalink | Reply

    Its always good to have new minerals to mine. That way caves don’t seem that empty. Are the crafting recipes going to be complex? I know it doesn’t affect me much as I make most electronic builds in creative but i want to know if there are long steps to crafting like in Tekkit

    • Posted December 14, 2012 at 19:02 | Permalink | Reply

      can i install a texture pack without internet

      • cool123199
        Posted December 14, 2012 at 19:52 | Permalink | Reply

        Me to i want texture pack no internet

  2. Charles Hood
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 20:58 | Permalink | Reply

    are you still doing pistons?? :D

    • Alex McCulloch
      Posted December 13, 2012 at 02:40 | Permalink | Reply

      I’d rather see that in the future and get this new update sooner. lol

  3. deshan
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 21:07 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, I have small question to you: can you add lamps in diffrent colours? I think, this will be very interesting, for example: if red lamp shines it say to me “something is in bad condition”, but when green lamp shines it has opposite meaning.

    • Posted December 12, 2012 at 22:10 | Permalink | Reply

      Sadly the engine does not support colored lights. No shaders on WP7 make it very difficult.

      • lowbudgetbatman
        Posted December 13, 2012 at 00:15 | Permalink | Reply

        what about some beacon lights? like button sized squares not actualy emitting light but when active its materials self illumination is full, or even a forced perspective sprite for the shine

      • blob10
        Posted December 13, 2012 at 06:05 | Permalink | Reply

        awwww :'(

      • Posted December 13, 2012 at 08:21 | Permalink | Reply

        Question Couldn’t u use the 4 bits u added to the blocks for the electrics, to be used to tint none electric blocks (that is if they are unused), u could have 16 different tint’s and 16 colored lamps.

  4. Posted December 12, 2012 at 21:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome :D and +1 for pistons

  5. Mini
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 21:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Will you finish 1.19 this week? So exicted!!

  6. Corey Pantaleon
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 21:56 | Permalink | Reply

    Please hurry with the update i cant stand waiting

  7. Jomi
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 22:25 | Permalink | Reply

    It would be great if in the next version (1.20?) there would some way to move blocks, for example making large door or dam, even with some kind of special blocks that can attach together…

  8. jake
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 22:28 | Permalink | Reply

    Can it at least come out on 23rd december (my birthday)

    • jriot10
      Posted December 13, 2012 at 00:46 | Permalink | Reply

      too bad the world ends two days before :)

      • max samuels
        Posted December 13, 2012 at 02:52 | Permalink | Reply

        May survivalcraft live on

      • Sailey
        Posted December 14, 2012 at 03:21 | Permalink | Reply

        No such no one knows when the world will end, Only God knows when his Son will come and take us.

  9. Cooperdan
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 22:30 | Permalink | Reply

    Probs sounds a bit harsh from my side, but I am slightly disappointed that such a big update such as electronics only produces one new mineral… But I am looking forward to 1.19 :)

  10. brian t
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 22:40 | Permalink | Reply

    So does this mean we may see solar panels for generation?. And am i right we are only going to find this element in new mines Unexplored area’s. I think that was your advice before.

  11. melvin
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 22:51 | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you for keeping us up to date :-)

  12. Greg I
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 00:20 | Permalink | Reply

    How long is your list? Please hurry im impatient

  13. blob10
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 00:21 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome kaalus, can’t wait for 1.19 :D

  14. Posted December 13, 2012 at 00:51 | Permalink | Reply

    Smalll question kaalus. What game engine do u use because i think it would be great if id help you with the game because i design video games
    My profesionality is
    Graphics and Optimizationc – ( Im really great with LODgroup, im not sure if the term its used differently in ur game engine)
    Im learning C# scripting and java scripting
    3D Modeling

    I use the Unity3D Engine but now i kind of go bored of it so im using CryEngine
    3

    • Posted December 13, 2012 at 11:56 | Permalink | Reply

      The game is written in xna and since windows phone version does not support custom shaders I would think that he has written his own engine from scrap.

    • blob10
      Posted December 15, 2012 at 06:49 | Permalink | Reply

      2 ls in small not 3 :|

  15. Cody
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 02:40 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey kaalus, is it possible that you could make pre-releases of Survivalcraft? That would be awesome!

  16. isianmusic
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 04:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Very cool idea. I love electronics and love to see the game separating itself from MC. Looking forward to the update. Thanks for your hard work and dedication to keeping everyone in the loop Kaalus, it’s great to see a dev interact with the players!

  17. craftw4
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 06:12 | Permalink | Reply

    in 1.20 armory and carts and boats and maybe bow and arrows :) or are carts and rails caming already in 1.19

  18. Posted December 13, 2012 at 09:26 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, please consider lowering the land and water level on flatland generation. It will be good for creative building. we need more space. Thank you.

  19. Adrian
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 12:20 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, the features you’re adding are really great, but I think there are features that we still miss, like armors, clothes, hunger, more food, domestic pets, villagers, something to communicate different than signs, and blocks to decorate our houses, like beds, wc, wardrove, horses, vehicles… and please please: multiplayer.

    One question: is there something you’re not adding for sure? please tell us!

    • craftw4
      Posted December 13, 2012 at 13:39 | Permalink | Reply

      Adrian,

      Kaalus is making all the time better game, he know what he is doing.
      I am sure multiplayer is coming but it can take like year

      • jesusice
        Posted December 13, 2012 at 13:42 | Permalink | Reply

        He’s said that he plans on adding multiplayer but wants to implement as many other features as possible first. Because when he starts on multiplayer it could take months and he won’t be able to work on other features in the meantime so he has to leave us with enough content and gameplay to be satisfied during that time.

        • craftw4
          Posted December 13, 2012 at 18:29 | Permalink

          Yep thats true

  20. Daniel abaoros
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 14:06 | Permalink | Reply

    Germanium , good.

  21. victorlourme
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 17:51 | Permalink | Reply

    serat it out before Christmas. I would have December 22 as I do not celebrate Christmas in my.merci help me Kallus. ps: the new version should be great with the electricity.

  22. bigfoot
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 18:35 | Permalink | Reply

    We should have bedrock on Creative mode that we can do unbreakable walls to survival maps

  23. victorlourme
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 20:39 | Permalink | Reply

    it lacks the online multiplayer with servers.

  24. jack
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 23:02 | Permalink | Reply

    Release update 1.19. .. :) b4 Christmas…

  25. brian t
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 00:31 | Permalink | Reply

    Please take your time with the update i cant stand so many rushing you. An update that works on all levels is less work for you, I do understand how it all works with you releasing the updates and we come on here moaning about how this or that doesn’t work. But take your time getting things nearly perfect, release it and take some time off. Do it You do us all proud. i’m guessing you thinking maybe i should get it relesead next week, but cross a few tee’s and dot a few i’s and take a break.

    • brian t
      Posted December 14, 2012 at 00:36 | Permalink | Reply

      we are going too, so why shouldn’t you. Happy hols bud and thanks for when it does come out, You’ve already given these guys a really great game and they wont be thinking of you in the next couple of weeks, Santa will take care of them. so let santa take care of you and your family.

      • brian t
        Posted December 14, 2012 at 00:40 | Permalink | Reply

        If Kaalus should have a break after 1.19 say I, i say “I”

    • jack
      Posted December 14, 2012 at 13:32 | Permalink | Reply

      Brian , kaalus im just kidding lol … U take too serious on me .. I know kaalus also human.. He feel tired too.. Im just testing people in here :) … Sry. :(

  26. brian t
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 00:52 | Permalink | Reply

    For my contribution i will not come back on here until the 10th january 2013 happy holidays folks and enjoy the peace.

    • jriot10
      Posted December 14, 2012 at 02:04 | Permalink | Reply

      Don’t leave the blog for so long! We need peoples ideas and contributions.

  27. jriot10
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 02:05 | Permalink | Reply

    Just finished taking my final in Calculus BC! God that was stressing but now i can put the books away and play with electricity in Survivalcraft!

  28. Sailey
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 03:19 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Kaalus just I don’t want to pressure you as it is but Minecraft is in the lead I mean Boats, Tracks,Mine Carts, Unicorns, Pegasus, Horses, Foals,and Stables!!!!!! OMG that’s 4 computer too

  29. Aj Nineht
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 05:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey, Kaalus, I was wondering if as a holiday gift you could set the price to free on the 24th? I’ve already bought it, so I’m not just freeloading, but if I had wanted the full version, it would make a great holiday gift. You could set it to free at, say 6am and back to full price by lunch, like opening a gift in the morning! What do you think?

    • jack
      Posted December 14, 2012 at 12:40 | Permalink | Reply

      Cannot it not fair who paying for it … N all hardwork by kaalus its not worth anymore… Not fair .. Im not agree

    • Sailey
      Posted December 14, 2012 at 15:41 | Permalink | Reply

      Aj Nineht, that’s a Wonderful Idea I think you should do that Kaalus.

    • jesusice
      Posted December 15, 2012 at 03:00 | Permalink | Reply

      Or you can just pay a paltry $4, not be a thief, not get infected with malware, and not have to hunt down a new copy every time there’s an update. Bonus: Awesome developers like Kaalus will keep making awesome games for us to enjoy.

  30. kismona
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 05:13 | Permalink | Reply

    I have the strangest feeling of wasting 7$ om mc pe a year ago

  31. victorlourme
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 05:59 | Permalink | Reply

    requires an electric door that opens only with electricity

    • Posted December 16, 2012 at 16:47 | Permalink | Reply

      You can make one of those,if an electric circuit is connected to a door it cant be opened manually,know coz 1.19 already released in android.

  32. ths guy
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 14:06 | Permalink | Reply

    How smart do you have to be to do this ?

    • ths guy
      Posted December 14, 2012 at 14:06 | Permalink | Reply

      you’re like a genius

      • jack
        Posted December 14, 2012 at 16:00 | Permalink | Reply

        His iQ must he high. 0.o

  33. keyon
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 19:54 | Permalink | Reply

    If you have time to post stuff on this formum u have more time to work on the update.hurry up I’ve been waiting 2 months life is short

  34. Sailey
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 20:09 | Permalink | Reply

    Calm down u sound like a loser. U kno there r young kids looking at this probalay showing there parents

  35. Sailey
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 20:17 | Permalink | Reply

    But Cool you know how much it cost to do all this? You probalay couldn’t Afford it and now you tell people about it for free and junk?

  36. brian t
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 23:36 | Permalink | Reply

    Sorry to cut my break short guys but i feel some moderation is needed. Jack you didn’t upset me and no one ever needs to say sorry to me, cool the game costs less than a ready made sandwich/subway, why do you need to put your phone or computer to very high risk of virus attack by many unscrupeluss individuals who pirate a very cheap game. Kyle, i do very much agree with your sentiment but like Sailey said many young people love this game and come on here and still may agree with you but please moderate your honest but strong language. Keyon, waiting cost nothing, if i told you to hurry up in your job, would you work faster. Jriot, i’m still reading buddy and if some one comes on here giving some one a hard time i make break my own rule sorry guys. just felt i needed to ad this

  37. brian t
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 23:53 | Permalink | Reply

    And very much more importantly. Jriot10 I hope you have done very well young man, you come over as a very level headed young person who i predict will do very well in life. Education does mean loads of money and you are an inspiration to many younger people on here. GBA.

    • jriot10
      Posted December 15, 2012 at 02:26 | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks! Means a lot especially when your thirteen and you have such stress filled classes.

  38. brian t
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 00:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus would you and you game give consideration to a charity for the young people of the growing world to those who need help in the less wealthy cominutities of the world who are in very need of education. your knowledge has given you many choices in life that many in the world very much need. I for one would be happy to hit a give/charitable donation to the less wealthy on my next free update. the world i live in is giving more than it should and some other country’s need help in education. I’m thinking that you may have thought something similar as your game has done very well, but are not sure how to put the idea out. just a very good idea that’s all.

  39. Kyle
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 17:06 | Permalink | Reply

    This is the alternative to Redstone, yes? :)

  40. Posted December 16, 2012 at 20:28 | Permalink | Reply

    Was just wondering…. maybe im digging in the wrong spot at the very bottom of my world in the basalt…. obtaining tons of the yellow sulfur and the green malachite but no germainium.. do i have to start a new world to get it or is it supposed to render in all worlds including the worlds prior to update 1.19 on android

  41. Unkown
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 02:35 | Permalink | Reply

    You should have added gold. PS I cant update

  42. blob10
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 03:26 | Permalink | Reply

    thanks kaalus, Asian :P

  43. Syntax
    Posted January 1, 2013 at 23:58 | Permalink | Reply

    I brought your game when school ended and I was four dollars well spent.now I want to report a bug about underwater currents that forms under solid blocks, this caused me to drown many times with no way to escape. Now I know how BEN feels :-(

  44. cade
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 00:07 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m trying to make something out of wood and its huge but the top of the block just disappears so I can’t stack it on top I’m kissed off at that

  45. cade
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 00:08 | Permalink | Reply

    I mean pissed off sorry

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