Amazon Wins!

Amazon have approved 1.19. Should appear in the store soon.

Microsoft are still certifying.

A few days ago I finally took delivery of Motorola Atrix, following the previous screwup on eBay where I paid but not received an Optimus 2X. And so I have good news for Tegra 2 owners (Motorola Atrix, Optimus 2X, Samsung Galaxy R, Motorola Xoom, Droid X2, and others):

Tegra2Menu

With the little block on the right you can verify that the fix is working (the block will be invisible if rendering is broken).

Here’s the difference this setting makes:

Fix Disabled (Motorola Atrix)

Survivalcraft 2012-12-20 13-43-01

Fix Enabled (Motorola Atrix)

Survivalcraft 2012-12-20 13-43-15

The reason for the corrupt display is a nVidia driver bug. They fixed it for ICS, so only the earlier devices exhibit it. The problem is that the internal shader compiler miscompiles certain constructs, corrupting logic. The workaround simply makes the shader do the wrong thing, but after brutal mangling by the driver it turns out right :-)

I will submit it to Google Play soon, maybe with some other small fixes.

Actually, of the entire pile of the old Android phones I have now, this Motorola seems to be the nicest. I especially like its slightly larger than normal resolution of 960×540 (on a 4″ screen). It does make a difference. A lot of people claim that it’s a pure marketing gimmick that you can’t see. Well, I can. Especially when trying to read tiny text. I wouldn’t mind if the resolution was bigger still. And it has narrower screen borders than most. Shame Motorola isn’t updating it to ICS.

42 Comments

  1. Posted December 20, 2012 at 14:22 | Permalink | Reply

    Cool Kaalus,this game should be an editor’s choice,please tell us your plans for 1.20

    • Cooperdan
      Posted December 20, 2012 at 15:02 | Permalink | Reply

      Stop bugging kaalus about 1.20, he’ll release details when he’s ready!!

      • blob10
        Posted December 20, 2012 at 16:52 | Permalink | Reply

        I agree, kaalus still hasn’t finished 1.19

        • jriot10
          Posted December 20, 2012 at 17:15 | Permalink

          Well he actually has finished 1.19

  2. jriot10
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 15:10 | Permalink | Reply

    That’s it in suing Microsoft for making me wait so long!

  3. Jaden
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 16:17 | Permalink | Reply

    I think kaluus should work on multiplayer next

    • selda
      Posted December 20, 2012 at 21:59 | Permalink | Reply

      it was already mentioned, it will take long time and i’m still missing more furniture, for electrical circuits i would like to see photodiode

      • Mark Hensler
        Posted January 3, 2013 at 17:53 | Permalink | Reply

        A photodiode would be awesome. +1

  4. Toni
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 17:12 | Permalink | Reply

    How long till update? Busting to play

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

      After the world ends

      • Toni
        Posted December 21, 2012 at 11:49 | Permalink | Reply

        World still here lol

  5. bonesnsmitty
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 19:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, thank you for producing an addictive game. I do have a question though, regarding multiplayer in the late future. Is it possible for an android user, and a windows user to join cooperatively in a game? Again, I understand MP is far from here, but I was wond ering if that was even feasible.

    Thank you in advance
    Samsung infuse 4g

  6. jake
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 20:44 | Permalink | Reply

    Ive got an idea coal blocks that burn forever

    • epicdriv
      Posted December 20, 2012 at 22:17 | Permalink | Reply

      Its out!!!!!!!!!!! Yey U have to go to the game page directly!!!

      • epicdriv
        Posted December 20, 2012 at 22:59 | Permalink | Reply

        oh I ment for wp

    • max samuels
      Posted December 20, 2012 at 23:56 | Permalink | Reply

      I have thought of that too.

  7. spoon
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 22:21 | Permalink | Reply

    pressure plates have a bug, i can place them on every side of the block
    PLEASE ADD PISTONS, PAINTS and BEDS and i can DIE HAPPY!
    sry 4 my english

    • Posted December 20, 2012 at 22:43 | Permalink | Reply

      Why do you think it’s a bug?

      • epicdriv
        Posted December 20, 2012 at 23:12 | Permalink | Reply

        Kaalus there is no longer the info banner on WP?
        Its out now!

      • spoon
        Posted December 21, 2012 at 00:02 | Permalink | Reply

        because they work only when im place them on the top of block

      • spoon
        Posted December 21, 2012 at 00:06 | Permalink | Reply

        i can place plates on the wall but they doesnt work, i try walk into it and throwing something. no reactions
        sry for my english

      • spoon
        Posted December 21, 2012 at 00:29 | Permalink | Reply

        SORRY ITS WORK NOW, dont know why dosnt work earlier..

    • Posted December 21, 2012 at 01:41 | Permalink | Reply

      yeah. pressureplates works on walls. loke when you bump on that block. I actually think that feature is cool.

  8. mason
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 22:52 | Permalink | Reply

    Lol its not a bug. Thats cool! xD

  9. Sir Knight
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 23:00 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaluus, it seems that now trapdoors cannot remain in place if the block that is holding them is removed; is there any way around this, as now I cannot enter my houses without half of the wall (trapdoors) falling off?

    • Posted December 20, 2012 at 23:09 | Permalink | Reply

      Probably not. When I was adding upside down trapdoors I also made them drop when support is removed.

      • Posted December 21, 2012 at 06:52 | Permalink | Reply

        I can place upside down trapdoors on a slab and remove the slab,and the trapdoor doesnt become an item and stays.Anything wrong about this?

        • Posted December 21, 2012 at 07:31 | Permalink

          Oh sorry,the trapdoor isnt upside down,but still is this a problem?

  10. Sir Knight
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 23:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Ok. I will try replacing them with upside down trapdoors then. By the way, Great work on the update!

  11. x The Joeness x
    Posted December 21, 2012 at 00:48 | Permalink | Reply

    Got it! WP7

  12. stas
    Posted December 21, 2012 at 10:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Will the expanded upper limit of the world? Want to build something high, but because of the restrictions do not fit. I am sorry for my english, I’m from Russia

    • Posted December 21, 2012 at 12:11 | Permalink | Reply

      I can’t do it, the phones are too slow. The height limit is 128 blocks.

      • Posted December 21, 2012 at 16:10 | Permalink | Reply

        then can you just lower the land and water level on flatland generation for creative building ?

        the height limit is 128. and i think the water and land level is also 128. the whole vertical world is 256 or 255 maybe.

        can you just make the land and water level at around 60 so we could have around 200 blocks height limit ?

  13. Posted December 21, 2012 at 13:39 | Permalink | Reply

    The Atrix has gotten me through the past year and a half, with me never feeling like I needed to upgrade. It is a well designed product.
    Thank you for spending your valuable time so that us Tegra 2 users can enjoy survivalcraft!

  14. brian t
    Posted December 21, 2012 at 18:58 | Permalink | Reply

    Tap on screen on my lumia seems to have to be a bit more deliberate. Touch was enough before now i need to tap it into breaking blocks. Is there anyone else who have same issue. or was this intended.

    • Posted December 21, 2012 at 19:10 | Permalink | Reply

      To break a block you need to press and hold. In creative mode the hold time is quite short and can be tweaked in the settings to suit you. In survival you have to hold until the progress bar finishes. Is there anything wrong with it in 1.19?

      • brian t
        Posted December 21, 2012 at 20:49 | Permalink | Reply

        Not sure if its wrong but if you didn’t change it than it is less responsive than 1.18. this is workable but i’m having to tap the screen and hold, before it was more touch the screen on the block and hold and easier.

        • brian t
          Posted December 21, 2012 at 20:52 | Permalink

          Sounds sad but finding the new element was prety fantastic. makes for a very big change.

        • brian t
          Posted December 21, 2012 at 20:57 | Permalink

          Sorry yeah answer too you overal Q. seems ok apart from that love the new ui. huge well done again.

  15. Zelda
    Posted December 21, 2012 at 19:51 | Permalink | Reply

    Someone help me, There’s a bug in my survivalcraft, I can not connect to the dropbox by survivalcraft gives a 401 error, Could anyone help me.?

    • brian t
      Posted December 21, 2012 at 20:55 | Permalink | Reply

      old fix was hit back twice. give it a go.

  16. Posted December 22, 2012 at 09:29 | Permalink | Reply

    Survivalcraft Circuits Videos here : http://youtube.com/rhancandia

    BCD counters. 7 Segment Displays. Gate Combations. Clock concept. Check it out.

    Latest Video: XOR gate combination. :)

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