Framerate Limiter

As there is more and more fast devices out there (including Windows 8 phones), people started complaining that phones heat up too much and that the game eats the battery too quickly. Being CPU and GPU intensive, there’s no helping that, the game will be battery hungry. But I could limit game framerate if someone prefers to trade some smoothness for longer battery life.

As a result, for 1.20 I am adding a configurable framerate limiter, where you can balance game smoothness versus battery usage (on fast enough devices). I haven’t done any tests to verify how much battery you can save this way, but I suppose a fair bit. The limits available are 20, 30, 40, 60 and unlimited.

While doing it, the inevitable happened and I ran out of space in settings screens. So I decided to rework them as well and make them scrollable.

Here’s how Performance Settings screen looks now:

FramerateLimiter

 

26 Comments

  1. Alex
    Posted January 4, 2013 at 02:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks this is just another thing that is better than mcpe i have always had my battery run down on me which sucks cause i can’t play survivalcraft anymore and this will help a lot

  2. bonesnsmitty
    Posted January 4, 2013 at 02:56 | Permalink | Reply

    First, thank you for making the framerate limiter optional. Second, if people spend hours on this game like I do, then it should come as no surprise that your battery will drain lol. Use your heads folks, and plug it in while playing. I literally spend four to five hours on this game in one sitting. Thus is thereason I plug mine in. Thinking your phone will last longer than an hour or two playing games is unrealistic lol.

    Craft on!

    • Posted January 4, 2013 at 06:24 | Permalink | Reply

      some people download survivalcraft to play outdoors and play minecraft pc at home..

  3. Posted January 4, 2013 at 03:03 | Permalink | Reply

    I got exited cuz the first word i saw
    was hunger

    • the huh? in life
      Posted January 4, 2013 at 13:56 | Permalink | Reply

      Me to -_-“

  4. minho
    Posted January 4, 2013 at 03:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Will you add new items on 1.20? I think that more interior items should be needed. Plz add picture frames!!! And the uploaded picture would be in the map file:)

    • Alex
      Posted January 4, 2013 at 03:46 | Permalink | Reply

      Did you see the thing about photo frames in the feature requests i suggested that they put the photo in the world file

      • minho
        Posted January 4, 2013 at 03:54 | Permalink | Reply

        high defenition pictures would make the world file bigger but it would be a good interior item
        Also I am minki208 at the forum

  5. Noah Lovett
    Posted January 4, 2013 at 04:35 | Permalink | Reply

    You should try to put more decoration in the game i don’t want you to go out of your way and do it but if you have the time

  6. Noah Lovett
    Posted January 4, 2013 at 04:37 | Permalink | Reply

    It would be cool if you could add maps

    • the huh? in life
      Posted January 4, 2013 at 13:58 | Permalink | Reply

      He is getting to that.

  7. Posted January 4, 2013 at 12:55 | Permalink | Reply

    yeah .. map system so we could navigate easier on that infinite blocky world .. :)

  8. Cooperdan
    Posted January 4, 2013 at 14:28 | Permalink | Reply

    So what would be the default setting frame limit, e.g. Was/ what would the limit be before 1.20??

  9. MNM
    Posted January 4, 2013 at 16:10 | Permalink | Reply

    Will u ever remove the werewolves and can u plz add it to when u break the trees wood that its leaves will disappear. I know u said it does along time ago but on my phone it doesn’t. Thank you kaalus

  10. niko
    Posted January 4, 2013 at 16:22 | Permalink | Reply

    what can i get texture packs on my android phone? (sony xperia miro)

  11. Posted January 4, 2013 at 17:27 | Permalink | Reply

    bhow easy would it be to make it so doors arnt washed away

  12. Posted January 5, 2013 at 11:36 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus,when I am playing this great game without internet,it freezes sometime and I have to shut down my device(Galaxy Tab)

  13. Posted January 13, 2013 at 00:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Quick Frame Rate question…: Is there someplace in the game we can see the current Frame Rate to see the performance?
    Thanks!!

    TOS

  14. Xtremedream12
    Posted January 15, 2013 at 20:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey. In the first i wanna say u are so amazig and i need help because i dont know what battery do.

  15. kraitos1969
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 23:58 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus pls put village and villagers in 1.20 update of survival craft

  16. Posted February 2, 2013 at 15:01 | Permalink | Reply

    So the lesser the framerate,the more battery it saves?or the other way round?sorry im a noob when it comes to fps framerates

    • Posted February 2, 2013 at 16:54 | Permalink | Reply

      Yes. The lesser the limit the more battery it saves, but the less smooth it becomes.

  17. AREM
    Posted June 30, 2013 at 12:18 | Permalink | Reply

    Add turtles.

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