1.19 still in certification

1.19 is still in certification both on Windows Phone and in Amazon Marketplace. In the meantime I updated the default texture pack and block icons.

Here’s a piece of good news for Windows Phone 8 owners (HTC 8X):

Wp8aspectratio

I didn’t mention it yet, but 1.19 has a setting with which you can fix the aspect ratio on 1280×720 phones and get rid of the black bars on the sides.

As far as I know, on WP8 devices there is no way for me to automatically detect the aspect ratio or use the full resolution from an XNA app. So the game must run in 800×480 upscaled, even though the devices could easily support full res. Microsoft could have allowed it with just a few lines of extra code, but they elected not to. They are trying hard to force everyone to develop for WP8. Bad decision in my opinion, but who am I to tell them.

67 Comments

  1. max samuels
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 12:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Sounds cool.

  2. Dylan
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 14:21 | Permalink | Reply

    yeah

  3. Dennis Douglas
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 14:52 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey running it on my ASUS EeePad, with android. WORKS well. I love the new upgrade! Thanks Kaalus! Keep up the good work my friend! Any new monster types coming our way. I really miss using the bow from Mine craft! But the spear is OK, any new weapons coming out any time soon.???? I saw that you have a slot for armor or cloathing… Good that you planning ahead. I also LOVE the new recpiedia section…. Well done!

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

    Maybe use MonoGame for the WP8 version when it has enough features from the mainline MonoGame?

  5. jriot10
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 15:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Time to add armor and food so the next update can be an adventure based update

    • xxref
      Posted December 18, 2012 at 15:58 | Permalink | Reply

      Amor and multiplayer

      • hunter
        Posted December 18, 2012 at 23:31 | Permalink | Reply

        How do you make armor and clothing

    • Adrian
      Posted December 18, 2012 at 16:46 | Permalink | Reply

      +1

      • Sergey
        Posted December 18, 2012 at 17:14 | Permalink | Reply

        +2

        • Jomi
          Posted December 18, 2012 at 17:31 | Permalink

          +3

  6. alkhayal
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 18:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus..,,
    I have emailed u..!!
    That was some suggestions!

  7. alex santos
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 20:07 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus I’m your fan, I’m from Brazil! I wonder if there is already updating the version 1.19??

    • Posted December 18, 2012 at 23:41 | Permalink | Reply

      1.19 is already available for Android in Google Play.

      • cool123199
        Posted December 19, 2012 at 17:31 | Permalink | Reply

        Dropbox when i log in does not work.

      • cool123199
        Posted December 19, 2012 at 17:39 | Permalink | Reply

        Can u make a seed which is like survival island and then tell me the seed please.

  8. christopher
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 21:40 | Permalink | Reply

    Should add armor and railroads

  9. jriot10
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 22:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, You should update the screenshots on the store since you have a new format for the buttons.

    • Posted December 19, 2012 at 20:30 | Permalink | Reply

      Making good screenshots is not easy, I’d rather be making game better :-)

    • jriot10
      Posted December 19, 2012 at 20:38 | Permalink | Reply

      That sounds like an invitation to make some for you :)

  10. ths guy
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 23:02 | Permalink | Reply

    If you start to develop for wp8 what will happen to wp7?

  11. Posted December 18, 2012 at 23:53 | Permalink | Reply

    i found a few BUGS / ISSUES :

    1. I can’t place a SLAB on top of another SLAB. It breaks.

    2. THE CIRCUITS ! Everytime I leave the game the source sends a ‘1’ signal to my circuit ! Lets say I made a clock and it was at 6th minute when i left the game. if I reenter the MAP the clock gives me 1st minute and 6th minute both lit up ! And the signal / charge at 6th minute is also actually stucked that the new charge sent byvthe source manages to catch up and override the last point yhe charge was at when i left. :(

    SO I CANT MAKE AN IN GAME CLOCK SYSTEM. :(

    I have a video of it on my video channel. Im about to give up though.

    Please respond kaalus. :) Thank you.

  12. brian t
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 00:20 | Permalink | Reply

    I don’t think i can answer all the bugs like Kaalus can, but i think i can answer 1. even though i don’t have the update yet (WPlooser) as i understand how blocks work you can’t add new electical item where one exists in a block. for instance you can’t put two trap doors in two locations that would exist in a single block, my guess when i get the update the new one will break the older one. Reguards the circuits and leaving an area where that cicuit has been made, when you come back the whole thing is restarted that’s the way i have read his tips anyway., again i don’t even have the update to give you a full true answer.

    • brian t
      Posted December 19, 2012 at 00:31 | Permalink | Reply

      I didn’t explain that well as i look at it so here is how i beleive it works, forgeting cables or wiring every one block will only have one use. if you place a trap door on the upper level lets call it 6 like on a die, you then cant add another device to the other five sides including the opposite side 180 degrees what would be 1. hope that is correct as i have no way yet of prooving ( as no update for the Wp Guys) sorry if i’m wrong.

  13. brian t
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 00:38 | Permalink | Reply

    If it just a slap or tile of wood on another tile or slab of wood then this is a genuine bug as i know this can be done within a single block area.

  14. brian t
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 00:42 | Permalink | Reply

    slab not slap sorry

    • brian t
      Posted December 19, 2012 at 00:50 | Permalink | Reply

      Reguards the wood tiles or slabs you can make, I have heard many people asking for someway to sleep. there are many ways but if you build a shelter then put in it a bed of wood tiles 3×2 then if you think you may need a pillow a couple of tiles on the top bit does resemble a wooden bed. this can be slept on. But the big gamers out there Know you can sleep on as little as to blocks of sand or dirt as long as your under cover.

  15. brian t
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 00:53 | Permalink | Reply

    sorry i’m missing or dropping letters (two blocks)

  16. brian t
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 01:03 | Permalink | Reply

    More importantly you need to climb onto the bed to even try to sleep. MAX HEADROOM always applies. our little guy is 1x1x2 and that’s important. 2 being his height.

  17. mason
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 01:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey, brian when the light is set to 1 that means it on and when the light is set to 0 that means it off right?

  18. joel
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 01:33 | Permalink | Reply

    Nukeuler reactors please/ur a good game designer

  19. Posted December 19, 2012 at 03:09 | Permalink | Reply

    well hello.

    first with the slabs.

    i was just saying that i cant stack 2 slabs to make one whole block. i think i was able to do that in the older versions. so i think this may be a bug.

    second. the electrics. yes he told us that it behaves like that. but he also introduced the SR Latch that acts as a memory so i thought i could use that to save my circuits states upon leaving the are or the game.

    it does the job to save tha last signal. but if you make a series of SR Larches Clocked. The signal gets stucked on where it was last seen. It doesnt continue sending the signal to the next SR Latch.

    Though I think I still need to keep on tweaking this out.

    Thanks for answering me anyway.

    • joel
      Posted December 20, 2012 at 02:10 | Permalink | Reply

      No I could not put two slabs togther either

    • blob10
      Posted December 20, 2012 at 03:17 | Permalink | Reply

      you could never put two slabs together, you may be thinking about mc :(

  20. Posted December 19, 2012 at 05:18 | Permalink | Reply

    I dont know if anyone ever did this but i invented 2 elevators with water and stone blocks in survivalcraft!!! :)

    • jack
      Posted December 19, 2012 at 11:06 | Permalink | Reply

      Lol elevator using water is so easy :) .. U just know how to do it lol..

      • Posted December 19, 2012 at 15:13 | Permalink | Reply

        The elevator goes up not down jack

        • jriot10
          Posted December 19, 2012 at 16:59 | Permalink

          Considering the physics of the water this is easy

        • jack
          Posted December 20, 2012 at 11:19 | Permalink

          I can go up too.. I do it in mcpe

  21. Posted December 19, 2012 at 15:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus,what is your plan for 1.20?

    • blob10
      Posted December 20, 2012 at 03:19 | Permalink | Reply

      YO MOTHA! :D

  22. kismona
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 16:34 | Permalink | Reply

    I wish tgis on ps vita

  23. cool123199
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 17:30 | Permalink | Reply

    Ive got new update but if i go to dropbox then i press on login it does not work

    • Posted December 20, 2012 at 11:55 | Permalink | Reply

      Try turning off “Force GPU Rendering” in the Settings/Developer Options or as a chap on here named Andrew found (Quoted) – “Ah, I figured it out. This is happening because I am using a third party user interface (Go Launcher.) I am not sure what that might mean or who to blame for that haha” . Hope it helps

  24. cool123199
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 17:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Does any one know a seed which is survival island if not can kaalus make one seed like that please.

  25. Cody White
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 21:12 | Permalink | Reply

    You should make it were you can place the gates on all six sides of a block and even on glass ps merry Christmas and a happy new year

  26. Jacob M.
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 21:53 | Permalink | Reply

    Say I wanted to make a three number combination lock, hoe would I do this using logic gates, levers, and the SR Latch?

    • Bettehem
      Posted December 22, 2012 at 14:28 | Permalink | Reply

      Lets say, there are 6 levers, and you have to pull 3 of them to open for example the door. It basically works by connecting AND gates together. So, connect two levers to each AND gate, then connect those AND gates to other AND gates. And for those levers that you don’t want to be pulled, place a NOT gate between the lever and the AND gate, facing towards the AND gate, of course. So connect all of the levers to AND gates. Then when you have connected the levers to AND gates, connect the AND gates to each other with AND gates.

      So, if you have this six lever lock, lets think that the combination for the lock would be 1-4-5. So, connect 1&2 with an AND gate, connect 3&4 with AND, connect 5&6 with AND. Place a NOT gate between the lever and the AND gate with levers 2,3 and 6. Next, connect the 1&2 AND gate and the 3&4 AND gate to an AND gate. Now, levers 1,2,3 and 4 are connected. Now connect the 1-4 AND gate and the 5&6 AND gate to an AND gate. This last AND gate is your output. Now connect the last and gate to the door. Check that everything works. Enjoy! :)

  27. Robofighter1000
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 21:55 | Permalink | Reply

    hey kaalus can you add a railroad next please! even if it is the steam trains. it would be nice to be able to move more stuff than whats in the inventory. Can you add a cross bow that can shoot farther than the spear can?
    another thing is with cows in survival I can’t get them to make more cows to replace the ones i take for food.add sheep so the wool can be taken and made into cloths or to cover floors other than colored wood.

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted December 19, 2012 at 21:56 | Permalink | Reply

      with the cows i can’s get them to fallow or even if I push them into a fenced area.

  28. Robofighter1000
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 22:00 | Permalink | Reply

    can you add weat, melon vines and armor, great fan of survival craft

  29. brian t
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 00:10 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus can we have the wp 1.19 update before the android have the next update 1.195 i know it’s out of your hands but us old wp users are getting frustrated getting old updates. You new this would happen, sorry to moan.

    • Posted December 20, 2012 at 12:06 | Permalink | Reply

      NOoooooo, lol Android Vs WP bring on the competition lol. Just kidding, I do feel for you though, my GF has WP and suffers the frustration as I sit smiling hehehe

  30. brian t
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 00:20 | Permalink | Reply

    I could help many new users on here that may take your time asking questions that you really don’t have the time to answer as will many (old Survivalcraftians) maybe 6 months from now those android users who have a bit more knowledge than us because the update is quicker for them can answer some of our questions. (I for one would have no problem with that). Thanx. the transition of the game to many android users may be better helped by us wp users, and they may get the answer to yes that is a bug or something else. your minority of users could be your testers.

    • jriot10
      Posted December 20, 2012 at 00:26 | Permalink | Reply

      Especially since most of the bad reviews are from people unable to figure out how to work the game

      • brian t
        Posted December 20, 2012 at 00:33 | Permalink | Reply

        Jriot you are as they say a breath of fresh air. And I thank you for your clean sense of understanding, you obviously know how this all works. And by the way merry xmas to you buddy have a good one. Brian

  31. brian t
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 00:29 | Permalink | Reply

    Bugs with the game could be ironed out buy your smaller group of customers before it gets released to your larger group. if bug are ironed out first you then only need to deal with individual android problems, thus creating more positive reviews for you in the masses. That seems right.

  32. brian t
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 00:44 | Permalink | Reply

    Believe me when i say it’s not a case of (i want it first) it’s a case of let us who have been playing it a bit longer, help your new users. and i don’t ness mean me there are wp users who have more knowledge of the game than i do who could answer question in a second.

  33. blob10
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 03:14 | Permalink | Reply

    Hope 1.19 comes out soon :-)

  34. Antvenom
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 03:43 | Permalink | Reply

    Subscribe to me, I already posted on my email and facebook

    • blob10
      Posted December 20, 2012 at 03:47 | Permalink | Reply

      Sure thing antvenom seen you on YouTube ;)

  35. David Hutchinson
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 04:52 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey kaalus please dear god tell me I can still get this on wp7 not just wp8

  36. Jessica
    Posted January 2, 2013 at 16:25 | Permalink | Reply

    I have a question how do you build

  37. Posted January 3, 2013 at 07:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Regarding the 15:9 and/or 16:9 resolution. Can’t you simply check the Application.Current.Host.Content.ScaleFactor property and if it’s 150 then you know it’s a 16:9 device?

    • Posted January 3, 2013 at 12:31 | Permalink | Reply

      I could stop thinking about this and I came to the impression that you were using XNA to build Survivalcraft, but then my suggestion above wouldn’t work since you don’t get to upgrade XNA games to Windows Phone 8 and leverage the platform specifics. But then I’m now really curious about what technology you actually ARE using to build this game since when running the game on my HTC 8X with 15:9 scale it gets centered horizontally but when flipping the switch (which I have to do every single time I start the game), it scales nicely over the entire screen. Either you have migrated to native C++ or are using SharpDX or possibly even MonoGame for Survivalcraft.

      Care to share?

      Regards

      Johan

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