Google Play Stability Update 1.19.4

I’ve just pushed out a small stability update to Google Play, the new version number is 1.19.4.0.

This update is the result of my work with Archos Carbon 9.7″, which has a RockChip+Vivante CPU/GPU combination. The game should now run on this tablet (an hopefully on all others using the same hardware), although some visual glitches are still remaining.

There’s a new option in the graphics settings: Invisible Models Bug Workaround. When you enable it, the game uses a slower but safer path when rendering animal models. Use it when your game does not show animals (i.e. you see only the shadows).

Another fix is for a long-standing bug to do with water currents. In earlier versions it was very easy to get stuck under ice, because of erroneous calculation of water current that pushed you under every time you approached the edge. Very annoying. This is fixed in 1.19.4.

I am now going back to new features work for 1.20!

1.19.4.0 should appear on Google Play in a couple of hours.

38 Comments

  1. jriot10
    Posted January 13, 2013 at 14:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus please consider adding more “process” related features for survival mode. By process I mean things that involve gathering resources (not only from mining) and using them to make objects that can progress you guys towards a certain goal. For example: farming in minecraft is important be ause you need food to live (plz add a farming and hunger system!!!). Also in minecraft it is necessary to get diamonds so you can mine obsidian allowing you to travel to the nether. In the nether it is necessary to find a nether fortress in order to make potions and travel to the stronghold.

    Step by step processes like these are what make minecraft survival an enjoyable experience. Not to mention multiplayer as well….

    • Kevin
      Posted January 13, 2013 at 14:46 | Permalink | Reply

      Agreed though I believe Multiplayer will have to hold off

      • max
        Posted January 18, 2013 at 00:54 | Permalink | Reply

        do you have survival craft just go on it

    • deshan
      Posted January 13, 2013 at 16:05 | Permalink | Reply

      Yeach, that’s right, farming and more food sources is very important for Survival Craft. But Nether is not the best thing, maybe something different? And you can add more mobs…

    • Posted January 20, 2013 at 17:19 | Permalink | Reply

      Can you let me use your texture packs

  2. Posted January 13, 2013 at 15:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus pls make fences counted as 1 half block high and we can only jump a block as so as other mobs,because its difficult to make a farm

    • zombi3Mast3r616
      Posted January 13, 2013 at 16:57 | Permalink | Reply

      Not minecraft

  3. Posted January 13, 2013 at 15:19 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus why dont you get another you,and by you is another developer so SC can update more quickly

  4. Posted January 13, 2013 at 16:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Wow que juego tan guapo

  5. jriot10
    Posted January 13, 2013 at 16:19 | Permalink | Reply

    I got the update and i must thank you for finally fixing the water! It is so much better now although i don’t know if it fixed the weird generation of water sources in caves…
    Please add a toggleable rain button for creative and increase the span between when it rains, because although it is a nice feature, it is very annoying especially in creative.

    • Nicolas
      Posted January 13, 2013 at 16:32 | Permalink | Reply

      Agree with the rain…

  6. Nicolas
    Posted January 13, 2013 at 16:31 | Permalink | Reply

    1.20 will come in february?

  7. rockgod420
    Posted January 13, 2013 at 17:15 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome fix with the water. I requested that we had usable flippers with pysics simular to creative mode flying when under water to help us swim through tough currents. I still want to see the flippers and other armor/clothing/accesories added but atleast we wont drown as often now :-P

  8. Syntax
    Posted January 13, 2013 at 17:39 | Permalink | Reply

    a very big thanks from me for fixing the water! This was the only true flaw that was in the game, now I can play survival mode without getting murdered by water! Thanks Kaalus!

  9. Travis
    Posted January 13, 2013 at 20:21 | Permalink | Reply

    I just wanted to say that although this started out as a Minecraft clone, I think it has came so far away and in a different direction than minecraft(Especially PE).

    You’ve done a great job and I’ve seen Mojang’s team say time and time again that a new feature cant be added due to performance overhead, limitations of the devices, etc.. etc..

    I used to believe them but now I’ve played SurvivalCraft on my phone and it drains my battery slower than PE, and has tons better graphics and features.

    Truly Kaalus, KUDOS to YOU!

    You’re awesome and keep it up,
    Travis

    • Nicolas
      Posted January 14, 2013 at 00:15 | Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, i stoped with MCPE because of it, they say we can’t have infinite world, nether or baby nether, other blocks
      –‘.

  10. Duxk
    Posted January 13, 2013 at 20:51 | Permalink | Reply

    Options menu is turning into a real mess.

  11. DiEvAl
    Posted January 13, 2013 at 20:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Is there any reason why official wiki uses WikiSpaces and not MediaWiki? IMHO MediaWiki is easier to use, and code there is much more concise. For example: on minecraftwiki (which uses MediaWiki) template for crafting recipes is 20 lines of wikitext; on Equivalent Exchange wiki (which uses wikispaces) “template” for crafting recipes is over 200 lines of javascript (excluding 2 huge dictionaries).

    http://www.minecraftwiki.net/index.php?title=Template:Grid/Crafting_Table&action=edit
    http://equivalentexchange.wikispaces.com/Template+Script

    • Posted January 14, 2013 at 22:07 | Permalink | Reply

      I don’t know. Wiki is community-driven, I don’t have time to update it. But it’s been stagnant for a while unless I am mistaken. All the recipes and block descriptions are now available in the game.

  12. max samuels
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 03:07 | Permalink | Reply

    This water fix will be fix in the next update for windows phone?

    • Posted January 14, 2013 at 22:06 | Permalink | Reply

      Yes.

      • max samuels
        Posted January 15, 2013 at 03:05 | Permalink | Reply

        Thanks this will help my huge underwater base!

  13. Posted January 14, 2013 at 06:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Could you add a programable controller setup. Like in the nintendo 64 emulator. That would be awsome for a tablet that you can plug a controller into. AND it would be even mire comfterble to play(at least for those with nok off brand controllers. I assume most people do.) But anyway. It would make a very cool addition to this already awsome game.

  14. Posted January 14, 2013 at 06:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Needs more traps

  15. Posted January 14, 2013 at 06:20 | Permalink | Reply

    Needs fish and water animals

    • french-player
      Posted January 16, 2013 at 17:10 | Permalink | Reply

      yes i agree and a multiplayer mode will be very cool

  16. misio mucho mysza
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 12:32 | Permalink | Reply

    My precious
    i dream on colored glass and lamp
    Trophy bull head wolwes fur bear skin
    Staem engine balons
    Palm tress on desert
    And more more more
    Best wishes

  17. hielos
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 18:50 | Permalink | Reply

    Needs fish and water animals, crocodile, farm

  18. bonesnsmitty
    Posted January 15, 2013 at 04:29 | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you again for the continual updates. A HUGE thank you for keeping this as far away from MCPE as possible. I must say that if you guys want addons from MC, just stick with that lol. This will not become MC….ever!!!

  19. louis
    Posted January 15, 2013 at 19:31 | Permalink | Reply

    IS THERE A MULTIPLAYER

  20. Posted January 16, 2013 at 03:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Tony

  21. Ishiju
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 11:40 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Kaalus, i’ve been playing survivalcraft on my old lumia 800 , but unfortunately i’ve had to change it, and i bought a Motorola razr i !

    Now survivalcraft on my Android has many lags, and still lag when i put lis graphic

    … i don’t know if you understand what i mean

    Can You fix it please?

  22. Zach
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 01:55 | Permalink | Reply

    When will the next update be?

  23. Muse ortiz
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 19:46 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus,
    Me encantaria (como dicen los usuarios) que agregen mas animales, en el agua hacen mucha falta. Lo que he estado esperando, y hace mucha falta, (no sé si ya estan en la version 1.19) es el sistema de pistones. En mi mundo he construido piramides y deseo que las entradas sean secretas…
    algo que seria muy adecuado es lograr domesticar animales (que tal si agregas linces? y luego se puedan convertir en gatos?)
    Otra cosa… como dicen muchas personas, quieren armaduras o prendas, sé que no hay multijugador pero igual mente nos gustaria ver a nuestros personajes vestidos xD
    PD: se me olvidaba que seria muy divertido encontrar otras personas y mountros… en el mismo juego…
    espero que me logres entender, no hablo ni escribo ingles (y esto lo traduje en gooogle) y espero con ansias tu respuesta… pues sé que estas ocupado pero tengo varias sujerencias que serian como para hacer una revolucion xD

    saludos.

  24. Muse ortiz
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 19:48 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus,
    I’d love (as the user) that add more animals in the water are much needed. What I’ve been waiting, and badly needed, (not sure if they are already in version 1.19) is the piston system. In my world I built pyramids and desire that the entries are secret …
    something that would be very appropriate is to domesticate animals (what if you add lynx?, then they can become cats?)
    Another thing … how many people say they want armor or clothes, I know there is multiplayer but just mind we would like to see our characters dressed xD
    PS: I forgot it would be fun to find other people and mountros … in the same game …
    I hope you achieve understanding, do not speak or write English (and this is translated in gooogle) and looking forward to your answer … because I know you’re busy but I have several sujerencias that would like to make a revolution xD

    greetings.

  25. Posted June 22, 2013 at 23:43 | Permalink | Reply

    Ayuda en ni survivalcraft salen los animales invisibles

  26. Posted July 28, 2013 at 20:40 | Permalink | Reply

    These are in fact enormous ideas in concerning
    blogging. You have touched some pleasant points here.
    Any way keep up wrinting.

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