1.19 Progress

I finally finished work all the critical features for 1.19. By critical I mean that I could not release without them.

I still have a few lower priority things on my list to add in 1.19. Not sure how many I’ll manage to put in. But some of them would be really good to have.

I am now adding the ability to automatically repair broken worlds. If this works out, all your lost worlds will load again. Of course, with the new save system in 1.19 the worlds should not break any more – in theory :-)

Here’s how the new help screen looks like:

Help

As you see, the Recipaedia is now accessed through this screen. All the old, ugly help overlays on the game screen are gone. This saved a massive amount of package space. Android APK went down from 12MB to 8MB. Windows Phone XAP will also lose some weight.

1.19 is the biggest update I’ve done so far. There are so many new things. New UI. Electricity. New save and load system. New Recipaedia. New Help System. And a lot more I don’t remember now. Will collate them from source control before release and make a list.

The problem is any one of these changes can contain something ugly that breaks the game. My plan for this release is to publish for Android first as a kind of beta test. It will be available there within hours, and a few hours later I will learn whether it’s totally broken by reading new reviews :-) This is the good side of Android.

If everything is in order, I’ll then submit to Microsoft.

65 Comments

  1. mystik
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 05:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Woohoo! Awesome work, kaalus! I can’t wait for the update! :D

  2. craftw4
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 06:26 | Permalink | Reply

    Pistons?

  3. mat
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 06:42 | Permalink | Reply

    1.19 looks cool
    but have you thaugt about making survivavcraft xperia play optimized? i made a post a month ago were you said you had a problem. i m not a game developper but with my idea its just assigning buttons (not usimjg the 2 virtual pads). easy for a pro like you, yes you are a pro btw ;) but at least thanx for 1.19

  4. blob10
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 06:46 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome work kaalus, can’t wait for 1.19 :D

  5. Alex McCulloch
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 07:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Friggen awesome I will give you feedback on this site- so no one that wants to purchase the game will see anything horrible on google play- just in case. lol =P

  6. Posted December 15, 2012 at 07:38 | Permalink | Reply

    u submit already???

  7. Posted December 15, 2012 at 07:51 | Permalink | Reply

    amazing. kaalus is amazing. :)

  8. Ruslan
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 08:33 | Permalink | Reply

    Спасибо Вам за превосходную игру, я и мои товарищи очень ждём обновления, если не сложно, как скоро оно будет доступно?
    Простите за плохой английский.

    • Ruslan
      Posted December 15, 2012 at 08:34 | Permalink | Reply

      Thank you for an excellent game, my colleagues and I are looking forward to updating, if not difficult, as it will soon be available?
      Sorry for the bad English.

  9. isianmusic
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 08:43 | Permalink | Reply

    Sounds awesome, looking forward to the update!

  10. Warpgamer
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 08:56 | Permalink | Reply

    Woohoo looks totally awesome :D I can’t wait for the update to come on android market :D
    Great work !!

  11. YMO
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 08:56 | Permalink | Reply

    Update submit today? 0)

  12. jack
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 10:23 | Permalink | Reply

    Yay update is coming to the phoned through wire around the world !!

  13. Cooperdan
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 11:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Great news, and this is going to be a big update :O

    What are your “lower priority things” that you would like to see in 1.19?? :)

  14. Mini
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 11:33 | Permalink | Reply

    So the update is coming today?

    • jack
      Posted December 15, 2012 at 11:54 | Permalink | Reply

      Maybe. .. I hope so :)

  15. Scott
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 11:46 | Permalink | Reply

    Do we have to start new world’s to get the new additions like germanium?

    • warpgamer
      Posted December 15, 2012 at 13:55 | Permalink | Reply

      no, but the new minerals won’t appear on boxes of 15×15 blocks you have visited yet

  16. Posted December 15, 2012 at 13:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Can you please change the look around in the new version like Minecraft Pocket Edition

    PLEASE I CANT PLAY IT!

  17. harry
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 13:28 | Permalink | Reply

    When is the wp7 update due cause I NEED IT
    literally I need it

  18. Posted December 15, 2012 at 13:32 | Permalink | Reply

    its been hours. it still hasn’t showed up on the playstore. :(

    • Posted December 15, 2012 at 13:45 | Permalink | Reply

      Ikr!! I’ve been refreshing the play store download like crazy!

      • Posted December 15, 2012 at 13:56 | Permalink | Reply

        the last time he released 1.18 it didnt take so long for it to appear in the store. somethings wrong here.

        • Posted December 15, 2012 at 14:09 | Permalink

          Im going to wait a little longer…come on Kaalus!

  19. Logan
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 13:53 | Permalink | Reply

    I can’t find it on play store its been hours

  20. YMO
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 14:24 | Permalink | Reply

    We wait,wait,wait…
    But not as the MPE :)

  21. Logan
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 14:33 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus its still not on play store

  22. jack
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 14:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Im waiting it …y still no sign the update coming. :(

    • jriot10
      Posted December 15, 2012 at 14:51 | Permalink | Reply

      Kaalus just said that he will post it to android first then windows phone. He never said he had released. I’m pretty sure he means to release later this week or next week and then he will make a post about it. Just be patient even though that is really hard!

      • jack
        Posted December 15, 2012 at 14:55 | Permalink | Reply

        But he say the update will be on store in couple of hours :(

      • Posted December 15, 2012 at 14:55 | Permalink | Reply

        Kaalus said: “My plan for this release is to publish for Android first as a kind of beta test. It will be available there within hours, and a few hours later I will learn whether it’s totally broken by reading new reviews.” He said within hours it will be available. So I think it will be either be available today or tomorrow.

        • jack
          Posted December 15, 2012 at 15:05 | Permalink

          I think the same way like u too … Kaalus is torturing SC fans :( .. My heart pump with excitement. :)

        • YMO
          Posted December 15, 2012 at 15:07 | Permalink

          He meant that the update will be available within a few hours after sending, or I’m wrong? :)
          Just wait,just wait :)

  23. YMO
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 14:44 | Permalink | Reply

    Update on the verification google play?

    • YMO
      Posted December 15, 2012 at 14:49 | Permalink | Reply

      Sorry,I can write with mistakes,I’m from Russia :)

  24. Cooperdan
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 15:02 | Permalink | Reply

    I don’t think kaalus is releasing 1.19 today for android… The way I read his post is that he still had to put on a few small, extra features on, then WHEN, he does get to publishing 1.19, he’ll do it on android first “as a kind of beta test. It will be available there within hours, and a few hours later I will learn whether it’s totally broken by reading new reviews”

    • Posted December 15, 2012 at 15:08 | Permalink | Reply

      Hmm…yes I think you’re right. Damn!! Got excited for nothing.

    • YMO
      Posted December 15, 2012 at 15:09 | Permalink | Reply

      I think that the update will be on Monday or Tuesday :)

    • jack
      Posted December 15, 2012 at 15:10 | Permalink | Reply

      But he say he have finished the critical part which is he cannot released the update without them … Now he say he have finished it n some of low priority was added but maybe not all.. So he can release it .. Sry if I had some misunderstandings

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

        We understand because we want to understand :)

  25. Posted December 15, 2012 at 15:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Yep – I don’t think Kaalus will release it today. He said “Will collate them from source control before release and make a list.” Which means if he did plan to release it today he already made the list. :-(

    • YMO
      Posted December 15, 2012 at 15:21 | Permalink | Reply

      Kaalus work very fast. :)

    • jack
      Posted December 15, 2012 at 15:24 | Permalink | Reply

      Ya I hope the update release tomorrow. :(

      • YMO
        Posted December 15, 2012 at 15:31 | Permalink | Reply

        I think,Tomorrow or the day after, not later.:)

        • Cooperdan
          Posted December 15, 2012 at 16:52 | Permalink

          I think its taken over 1 month to finally get the major parts of this update finished… Wouldn’t surprise me if it took a few more days or a week for some the smaller bits :)

          And for windows phone users, we’ll probably see the update next year, as its Christmas/ holidays :(

  26. joel
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 17:05 | Permalink | Reply

    Ya I hope it happens within 12:30 & 1

  27. craftw4
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 18:02 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, take it longer time on windows phone than android? Because windows guys want check uptade before they can put it to marketplace

  28. Dylan
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 18:07 | Permalink | Reply

    I can’t find the download and it has been 5 hours since you posted

  29. Posted December 15, 2012 at 18:07 | Permalink | Reply

    Im really looking forward to this update, keep up the great work.

  30. Dylan
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 18:16 | Permalink | Reply

    I can’t wait any longer hurry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. snow
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 18:19 | Permalink | Reply

    Why not launch a beta program on windows phone, for example you can give the xpa to member who have a develloper account or during the submission you can choose beta.

  32. Dylan
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 18:32 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus you need to hurry I canot hold on any longer I have been up since 6:59 in the morning waiting for your update.

  33. frsarv
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 18:35 | Permalink | Reply

    if your going to post it tomarrow tell us so we don’t get exicted.

  34. Dylan
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 18:36 | Permalink | Reply

    yeah hurry.

  35. Dylan
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 18:40 | Permalink | Reply

    common hurry

  36. harry
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 18:48 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus u must release the update soon I’m getting impatient as I guess most other people are. Who’s the awesome Kaalus we know…

    • joel
      Posted December 15, 2012 at 18:57 | Permalink | Reply

      Kallus when will it realtime be out

    • jake
      Posted December 15, 2012 at 18:57 | Permalink | Reply

      Yeah.

  37. jake
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 19:01 | Permalink | Reply

    He made a new video. Today

  38. Posted December 16, 2012 at 03:26 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus thank you for releasing 1.19 at android first,i have a question,when i remove/place new wires at my circuits the light blink.Is this a bug?

  39. Posted December 16, 2012 at 03:33 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus,when you are working on 1.20,can you add valves,ropes/strings,Things than can pull n push,clouds,pigs,porkchop,Hatch,holdable torches,Iron doors that can only be opened by electricity,rubies,sapphire,emerald,NPC dudes like Guy,Townsguy,Lady,Man,Human,Civvie or something.

    • Posted December 16, 2012 at 03:40 | Permalink | Reply

      And please add Dispensers a.k.a Poppers or something.And more mobs that dont exits.Snakes,Mages a.k.a grass,alligators,saddles,pumpkin on a stick,fish,raw and cooked fishes.

  40. Syntax
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 07:17 | Permalink | Reply

    I hope this update can move your game up a few spaces in google play because more people need to see this great game !

  41. karloz
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 08:44 | Permalink | Reply

    When I destroy a pressure plate it doesn’t stack with the others

  42. Pio
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 02:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Again you ugly bastard why android first the game was only for wp

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