Direct downloading of worlds/blocks textures

I am still working on easier downloading of worlds and blocks textures (formerly known as texture packs). This is a large feature, but I reckon I am 75% complete at this point. I will probably soon write about it in more detail, so that you know what’s the idea behind it.

In the meantime I added another small, unrelated feature. It is a possibility to download a world or texture pack directly from a web link. If, for example, someone puts his creation on the internet and posts the link on the forum, you will be able to copy the link and paste it in the game to download it.

No need to go through Dropbox anymore.

Here’s how the UI looks like:



You need to manually specify content type and name, because it cannot be deduced automatically from the link alone.

I am so glad that a year ago I spent a couple of weeks creating a proper UI library, instead of hardcoding it. Without it so many things would be impossible, or at least prohibitively hard. In 1.20 I am adding a lot of UI, new screens, new dialog boxes. These new features really put the engine through the wringer, but it holds fine. So far.


  1. bonesnsmitty
    Posted January 10, 2013 at 22:39 | Permalink | Reply

    I never had a problem with dropbox, however, scanning through the forums indicates that this is a much needed addition. Great work!

    Craft on!

  2. nelson799
    Posted January 10, 2013 at 22:45 | Permalink | Reply

    To bad Dropbox isn’t working at the moment.

    • nelson799
      Posted January 10, 2013 at 22:53 | Permalink | Reply

      Success. It’s back.

  3. max samuels
    Posted January 11, 2013 at 01:13 | Permalink | Reply

    cool, with all this world sharing multiplayer can’t be to far off!

    • nur insyeerah
      Posted January 11, 2013 at 12:58 | Permalink | Reply

      can i ask how to download survival craft to my laptop

      • Nicolas
        Posted January 11, 2013 at 21:28 | Permalink | Reply

        SC is only available for android and WP

  4. jriot10
    Posted January 11, 2013 at 04:18 | Permalink | Reply


    I suggest increasing the hitbox on electric detonators because it is nearly impossible to get it to go off. Try it yourself its WAY too hard. Also please make it so electric detonaters blow up the block behind them because i need it for an adventure map.

    • max samuels
      Posted January 11, 2013 at 11:16 | Permalink | Reply

      They do but not always

      • Alex
        Posted January 12, 2013 at 02:53 | Permalink | Reply

        just put it close to a glass block they break everytime

    • Posted March 6, 2013 at 22:37 | Permalink | Reply

      This stinks I still can’t figure out how to download a texture pack

  5. blob10
    Posted January 11, 2013 at 05:36 | Permalink | Reply

    Way to craft kaalus! ;)

  6. craftw4
    Posted January 11, 2013 at 05:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Can you do this so you can rate world and there is list what is most popular.. I think that can be good idea

  7. jakeymacaroni
    Posted January 11, 2013 at 06:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Wait, will we still need internet access on our phones?

    • Nicolas
      Posted January 11, 2013 at 16:15 | Permalink | Reply

      Of course –‘

  8. Posted January 11, 2013 at 14:29 | Permalink | Reply

    do you hear me ?
    please add transport

    • eddreal from 4PDA
      Posted January 11, 2013 at 15:33 | Permalink | Reply

      And armor

      • Nicolas
        Posted January 11, 2013 at 16:15 | Permalink | Reply

        And aggresive mobs

        • the huh? in life
          Posted January 12, 2013 at 13:20 | Permalink

          And villages.

        • Jack Delbridge
          Posted January 12, 2013 at 23:47 | Permalink

          And decor, my house looks boring!

  9. Posted January 11, 2013 at 16:18 | Permalink | Reply

    how we connect survivalcraft to roblox?

    • max samuels
      Posted January 11, 2013 at 22:46 | Permalink | Reply

      There not connected.

  10. Dylan
    Posted January 11, 2013 at 17:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Can u please add male and female NPC Villagers,Kaalus?

  11. zombi3Mast3r616
    Posted January 11, 2013 at 23:01 | Permalink | Reply

    I hope you fix the fact that diamonds burn. Just because coal and diamonds are both carbon doesn’t make them flammable. If you keep that you can just say water is flammable because its made of Hydrogen and oxygen. Yes. Atoms are strange. 🎓

    • Nitori
      Posted January 12, 2013 at 00:58 | Permalink | Reply

      Real diamonds do burn even in plain air, at temperatures above 1000°C.

      Moreover, iron burns too =) if in small enough particles. You can throw some iron sawdust into a bonfire and they’ll sparkle.

    • Dan
      Posted January 12, 2013 at 02:00 | Permalink | Reply

      Diamonds do burn actually, they are flammable. They are just carbon atoms that are very rigidly packed, but they still can react with oxygen to form carbon dioxide. Diamonds don’t do it easily but at high oxygen concentrations they burn. Same as graphite which is also just sheets of carbon atoms. Would not use them as fuel though. Water is a different thing, but burning hydrogen (ie reacting with oxygen) will give you water.

    • Jack Delbridge
      Posted January 12, 2013 at 23:56 | Permalink | Reply

      If you ever go on to making NPC’s and villages, could you please add gold that you can mine and turn into coins? And be able to have a “store” where you can buy maybe new skins..? Or maybe be able to buy a car or what ever transport you may make…

      Also can you make an electric motor?that could make chainsaw? Two bars of iron and the “motor”

      • Zach
        Posted January 22, 2013 at 18:36 | Permalink | Reply

        He would obviously use copper. Like pennies are copper.

  12. pippyo03
    Posted January 11, 2013 at 23:05 | Permalink | Reply

    Is there a way to download the block textures for your phone library?

    • Alex
      Posted January 12, 2013 at 02:57 | Permalink | Reply

      great job kaalus the update looks great but what do you plan on working on after you finish the update

      • mckenzie
        Posted January 12, 2013 at 04:38 | Permalink | Reply


  13. Posted January 12, 2013 at 04:22 | Permalink | Reply

    u know at first i was just lookin for a good game like minecraft,but when i found survivalcraft i was amazed at its variety of objects and even though its kind of similar to minecraft i loved the fact that it had so many things thhat minecraft didnt,
    like the christmas tre and electrics and hygro and thermometer.i bought the game 1 day after i played the demo and im lovin it,
    kaalus i cant wait for each update and best of luck to keep goin :D

  14. Max
    Posted January 12, 2013 at 05:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus add magic in Survivalcraft

  15. Max
    Posted January 12, 2013 at 05:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus add many new biomes in Survivalcraft

  16. Posted January 12, 2013 at 08:53 | Permalink | Reply

    If you ever wanted to add boss mobs,but no idea what,then pls add King Kong,loves stomping trees and smashing mountains when angry,found in king kong island in survival,can go there by trading 50 diamonds or whatever to a villager so we can get a teleport ball,throw it to the ground and poof!you will be in King Kong island in a blink of an eye.

    No dino is okay,just lil apes,

  17. slava
    Posted January 12, 2013 at 11:44 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus!!!! transleat game in russian!!!pleeeeeeeeeeease. i can help.\

  18. Rekhryt
    Posted January 12, 2013 at 15:09 | Permalink | Reply

    As always great idea, may increase the user number of the forum! Keep it up Kaalus, you’re the best :)

    Did you already think about adding a new biome?

  19. Posted January 13, 2013 at 06:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Im having trouble getting on others maps someone please help!

  20. austin
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 05:12 | Permalink | Reply

    I need help trying to download texture pcks to my kindle

    • minecraft
      Posted January 16, 2013 at 00:43 | Permalink | Reply

      me to
      but I have a kindle fire VS

      • minecraft
        Posted January 16, 2013 at 00:44 | Permalink | Reply

        I met a kindle fire HD

  21. minecraft
    Posted January 15, 2013 at 23:21 | Permalink | Reply

    my drop box is not working

  22. Kyleee
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 03:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Yes!!!! I’ve always had trouble with that stuff! So happy now!!!!!!!!

    Posted January 18, 2013 at 19:51 | Permalink | Reply

    how do you save the link of textures! I’m on a kindle and need desperate help!D:

  24. Posted January 20, 2013 at 15:50 | Permalink | Reply

    Hola jugadores de maicraftt

  25. DominiX
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 08:44 | Permalink | Reply

    You could make more services to work with it. Like Ubuntu One, Sugarsync etc.

  26. xxxsubzeroxxx
    Posted January 25, 2013 at 19:15 | Permalink | Reply

    Umm, I’m new to the survivalcraft scene, needs some help gettin texture packs

  27. xxxsubzeroxxx
    Posted January 25, 2013 at 19:19 | Permalink | Reply

    Need some help getting texture packs, and I think you should make the biomes larger, I love living in a blizzard, it is peaceful, but when you have a grassland right next door, thunder kinda gets annoying.

  28. Ishmael Rodriguez
    Posted January 28, 2013 at 05:01 | Permalink | Reply

    When will this come out

  29. liam
    Posted January 30, 2013 at 23:12 | Permalink | Reply

    I have a kindle fire but cannot find out how to download texture packs/other player created maps
    Please help me figure it all out

  30. isurvive
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 20:47 | Permalink | Reply

    How do you make textures?

  31. Derek
    Posted February 2, 2013 at 05:51 | Permalink | Reply

    My dropbox doesn’t seem to be working. All it does after I sign in and allow survival craft it just takes me back tot he game. What should I do?

  32. awesome
    Posted February 24, 2013 at 19:54 | Permalink | Reply

    How do you update I still have 1.1.7

  33. zack
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 05:28 | Permalink | Reply

    How do you get content on v1.20.2.0

  34. Posted March 3, 2013 at 04:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Thank u for telling how to do it

  35. Posted March 3, 2013 at 04:27 | Permalink | Reply

    It keeps saying error downloading texture pack what do I do?

  36. Posted March 3, 2013 at 04:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Please help anyone

  37. Posted March 4, 2013 at 07:14 | Permalink | Reply

    Well I have got a kindle fire and you go to get content and click SM and just download as much as you want!

  38. Posted January 11, 2014 at 02:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Kaalus could u for the next update put multiplayer and change of skins?

  39. Posted February 1, 2014 at 01:15 | Permalink | Reply

    I’ve got a better idea. Kaalus, I just thought of this a day ago, and I thought “Gee, it sure would be cool if Kaalus could bring dragons into the game.” Then I had it. The dragon would be a boss, and it dropped it’s spawn egg when killed. Also, you can place the spawn egg on a pedestal and wait for it to hatch. If you do it this method, it would be tamed to you and you can name it and put a saddle on it and ride it either on the ground or air. It would also attack enemies that you hit first. Please think about this, as I really wish this could happen. Thanks,
    ~Hannah Z.

  40. Posted July 10, 2014 at 03:17 | Permalink | Reply

    When I first downloaded the game it was pretty fun but a couple of moths later I was playing the game and the screen would turn white then bring me back to my Xbox game screen. I’ve tried reporting the bug, I’ve tried contacting kaalus, at and I never got a reply. I would hate to uninstall the game because I’ve put so much time and effort into my buildings. Plus I paid 4.99 for it in the windows store. I’m against buying apps if there over a dollar but I thought this one would be worth it. Can someone just please help me, maybe I’m not the only one, idk! I’m just sick and tired of playing in my world for 2 seconds before the screen turns white and UGG! Please help! 😒😓😔😣😢

  41. Posted November 2, 2014 at 00:59 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m not trying to be mean but we keep on asking for multiplayer and you won’t give us it

  42. Posted November 24, 2015 at 11:25 | Permalink | Reply

    A month ago all of my worlds were downloading fine. Now when I try to download I get a pop-up that says Error 400. What is that and how can I fix it?

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