New World Options

I am spending most of my time working on the new worlds/block textures sharing mechanism that will be the lead feature of 1.20. This is about 90% finished now.

That does not mean however that I am not adding other stuff. Today I added a slew of fairly simple but much requested things:

  • Flat world level can be adjusted. For example if you set the level to low, you have almost entire 128 blocks of height available for building massive towers and whatnot. If you set the level to high, you have a high plateau that you can carve insanely deep tunnels and underground structures into.
  • Weather effects can be disabled (i.e. precipitation and lightning)
  • Time of day can be fixed to be always day, night, sunrise or sunset. It can also be set to changing, which is the regular setting.

These settings are of course available only in creative.

Here’s how the new UI for the world options looks like. Because of the scrollable list, it will be able to accommodate any number of extra options in the future:

NewWorldOptions

65 Comments

  1. Nicolas
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 20:43 | Permalink | Reply

    Aaaa thank you! Now it’s better to make worlds at creative

    • Maxwell
      Posted January 24, 2013 at 01:40 | Permalink | Reply

      Yes it is.MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. First post
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 20:44 | Permalink | Reply

    Great! I was getting annoyed with the rain and night and stuff but im so glad we can turn it off now

    • nelly
      Posted January 21, 2013 at 02:33 | Permalink | Reply

      You were the second post.

  3. nelly
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 20:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome

  4. jriot10
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 20:53 | Permalink | Reply

    The more settings the better!

  5. gunpowder
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 21:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, could you try to make 2d setting to tools and ability to change the textures of the tools.

    • gunpowder
      Posted January 20, 2013 at 21:32 | Permalink | Reply

      And please try to make ability to change gamemode in pause screen, because it is annoying at I am must to go to the starting screen to switch the game mode and it would be useful to be able to switch the gamemode fast when testing a adventure map.

    • Nicolas
      Posted January 21, 2013 at 00:11 | Permalink | Reply

      Yep, 2D tools and textures for it, i like it

  6. Cody White
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 23:25 | Permalink | Reply

    Please add something to make music

  7. Ishiju
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 23:45 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m posting again to ask you if you can help people who are playing on motorola razri devices because it’s too impossible to play survivalcraft on it

    Help us Kaalus please ! I had played on my old Lumia for a year :(

  8. Robofighter1000
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 00:07 | Permalink | Reply

    When will there be transportation? trains
    i like the idea of turning off the weather and setting it to all day or night.

    There is a bug for my kindle fire.
    If I open the game fresh and put a sign down and click to put something in the sign it will lwt me type something. if i leave it black and exit it won’t lwt me edit it it if i exit out.

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted January 21, 2013 at 00:15 | Permalink | Reply

      sorry thats kind of confusing.
      if I click to edit it the first time it will alow me to. if I don’t and back out. it won’t give me the edit screen the second time I click on it.

  9. Robofighter1000
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 00:13 | Permalink | Reply

    I have a question for the adventure mode. will the weather stay off and it stay a certain time of day in adventure mode too?
    and if it is set to night what will the moon phases be? are they ajustable?

    • max samuels
      Posted January 21, 2013 at 11:11 | Permalink | Reply

      Werewolf map!?!
      Cool

      • Nicolas
        Posted January 21, 2013 at 22:26 | Permalink | Reply

        I made a map with werewolfs… Like dayz mod… But the werewolfs turned into wolfs at day –‘ now i can continue

        • Robofighter1000
          Posted January 22, 2013 at 16:32 | Permalink

          i want that arma2 so badly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • alexis flores
      Posted January 22, 2013 at 00:37 | Permalink | Reply

      Me

  10. Nicolas
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 00:14 | Permalink | Reply

    I don’t know if it’s a bug but sometimes when i die, next my home or far, sometime a item desapear…
    When i was building my roof i fall inside my house and i lose my compass.

    • Travis
      Posted January 21, 2013 at 17:24 | Permalink | Reply

      It is my thought that sometimes depending on the trajectory of an item it goes in between two blocks (I.e. in the ground) and thus, out of sight.

      • max samuels
        Posted January 23, 2013 at 00:25 | Permalink | Reply

        They disappear after a while.

        • Nicolas
          Posted January 23, 2013 at 03:08 | Permalink

          Man did you ready? I died falling near my bed and lost my compass!
          And i dont know why if you jump on a mob and hit him you lost life too –‘, i jump on a bear and hit him with diamond machete, and i died, and lost a axe O.o, near my house!!!!!!

  11. Robofighter1000
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 00:17 | Permalink | Reply

    with 1.21 can you please add a few requested items like a boat and train or something similer. Pistons mabey gold?

    • michael
      Posted January 21, 2013 at 00:37 | Permalink | Reply

      i so agee i have alot of things in mind but the only way to do those things is a (piston,or something to move a block back and forth) i under stand you don’t want to copy minecraft ideas .but i had in mind a mangnet may be you counld conneck it to a wire and have a botton or swich for on and off to move it . just had something in mind.
      also it would be cool to have a railroad and a little train or some thing to move when you mining just keep that in mine for 1.20 or if theres going to be a nother good big update

      • Jomi
        Posted January 21, 2013 at 19:17 | Permalink | Reply

        Electric magnet and iron blocks! Thats a brilliant idea and different enough compared to minecraft.

        • michael
          Posted January 22, 2013 at 00:26 | Permalink

          thank you :)

        • michael
          Posted January 22, 2013 at 00:27 | Permalink

          plz wright back kaalus and eell me what you think

      • Robofighter1000
        Posted January 22, 2013 at 16:34 | Permalink | Reply

        I have had the idea for a train up for a while. there are thrains in mine craft but they are a seperate mod that you have to buy.

      • Syntax
        Posted January 23, 2013 at 03:39 | Permalink | Reply

        Many comments ago, me and a few other where talking about electromagnetic blocks and my idea was that the blocks can connect to form a super conducting rail-less track as the answer to minecraft’s mine carts.

  12. Celsius
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 01:37 | Permalink | Reply

    If it’s possible, can there be settings to where the world can be a desert themed or a tundra themed world, where areas such as dry deserts become most of the world and normal grass areas become rare to find? It would become more of a survival challenge to start off in a big desert.

    Anyone else for a challenging world option?

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted January 21, 2013 at 01:55 | Permalink | Reply

      its a good idea There is probably a seed for the places that you are talking about.

  13. pumcal
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 03:38 | Permalink | Reply

    THANK YOU so much for adding a precipitation toggle. hahaha

  14. pumcal
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 03:53 | Permalink | Reply

    One thing I would much desire is a toggle for the Move control in flight. For Example: I would like to be able to fly forward and backward or up and down without having to face in a specific direction. I hate having to face the direction I want to go. I don’t know how much you are willing to go close to Minecraft or not, but how they do it is, you press and hold jump and move your finger in the direction you want to go, for up and down in flight. If it’s too much to ask, that’s fine. I know you have limitations and boundaries of how close you’re allowed to get to another patented product.

    • Rick
      Posted January 21, 2013 at 06:14 | Permalink | Reply

      +1 I would like this as well. May I also suggest adding toggles to adjust the flying speed? This would make big builds much easier!

  15. Rick
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 06:16 | Permalink | Reply

    BTW
    Can we change the flat terrain level in our current worlds?
    Or do we have to start a new world to do so?

    • Posted January 21, 2013 at 11:46 | Permalink | Reply

      You cannot change level of an existing world.

  16. kraitos1969
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 09:40 | Permalink | Reply

    Can you put some village and villagers in the 1.20 update

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted January 23, 2013 at 01:52 | Permalink | Reply

      If he does it will have to be in 1.21.

    • dj
      Posted January 23, 2013 at 22:57 | Permalink | Reply

      Yah u should add villagers

  17. Posted January 21, 2013 at 16:15 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus,can you make mines bigger and more complex,and also ravines like minecraft has

    • jriot10
      Posted January 21, 2013 at 16:36 | Permalink | Reply

      I agree the underground caverns currently are boring and not filled with enough adventure

  18. Sergey [Sighmoon]
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 17:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi , Kaalus!
    I’m from Russia !
    We’re love this game!
    And we’ll gratefull , if you tell everybody about us ! (link : http://vk.com/survivalcraftclub )
    With all the best
    Fans from Russia=)

    • Slava
      Posted January 22, 2013 at 14:25 | Permalink | Reply

      We can translate our group in English!

  19. sixaxis
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 22:04 | Permalink | Reply

    HI !!

    PLZ ADD PS3 SIXAXIS CONTROL in next update if u can !!

  20. wade
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 22:19 | Permalink | Reply

    any chance of porting this to windows 8?

  21. Gabe
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 01:11 | Permalink | Reply

    How or where can you get texture packs for the mobile version of SC?

    • Gabe
      Posted January 22, 2013 at 01:12 | Permalink | Reply

      I also forgot to mention im have a Droid

      • Posted January 23, 2013 at 14:59 | Permalink | Reply

        It’s all mobile broXD!!lol But anyway, you can get texture packs from the SC forum site. Go to the home page and look through the different catagories of forums. You should see one that’s called Texture Packs or World Textures. If you look through those forums you’ll find .png pictures in the forum. Download them and put them in your SC folder on Dropbox. Open up SC and open your dropbox thing and download the png from dropbox to SC.

  22. hiimveryepic
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 15:13 | Permalink | Reply

    This game is so cool I made a lighthouse.

  23. remy
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 21:50 | Permalink | Reply

    this game is beast i found it on the app store and now i love it i like the servival mode well any way keep up the good work.
    .

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

      App store!?!?

  24. Jason harrell
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 00:10 | Permalink | Reply

    Hello I’m a big fan I don’t have but 2 things to ask add like boxes with supplys that we can find and try to update on march the 2 if not sooner my 13 brithday oh n idea some evil guy who blows up our house males traps for up to die by

    • Dave
      Posted January 23, 2013 at 23:04 | Permalink | Reply

      Are you drunk???? Just read over what you have written and see if it makes sense to you.

      • Nicolas
        Posted January 25, 2013 at 04:19 | Permalink | Reply

        HAHAHAHHAHAHAH

  25. Robofighter1000
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 01:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus can you tell us what you are testing behind the curtains. and what you would like to expect in future updates that way “we the people” can give you help and ideas on something that you could add or remove from the pending update?

  26. xxProGamerxx
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 04:32 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey kaalus do you even check or reply to other website…:/

  27. izzat1402
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 11:23 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus can you put an airplane in SurvivalCraft

    • xxProGamerxx
      Posted January 23, 2013 at 11:51 | Permalink | Reply

      Why would he add a airplane this is not some stranded on aircraft hanger dude you are marooned on a beach the point of the game is to survive I know but behind that is to use materials you have…

      • jason harrell
        Posted January 23, 2013 at 16:23 | Permalink | Reply

        Easy to find caves beter places to buld and have fun exsplore so please add airplane

  28. kismona
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 16:55 | Permalink | Reply

    I still think this woulb be great game on the playstation vita because it has the perfect hardware and it doesnt have many good games

  29. Canaan
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 21:23 | Permalink | Reply

    can we get an idea when this is coming out?

  30. dj
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 22:52 | Permalink | Reply

    You should work on the trees falling when u cut a piece of wood 😎

  31. Adam
    Posted January 29, 2013 at 07:46 | Permalink | Reply

    loving all the hard work your putting into this game..i noticed someone asking for an airplane..i agree with progamer, there shouldnt be an airplane if the theme of the game consists of the main character being stranded on an island and surviving..i do however have a nice idea if others didnt think of this..what about being able to create rafts or adding some sort of animal can tame to ride using a saddle? like say make bears tameable and can ride :D

  32. Dooblesoop
    Posted February 15, 2013 at 16:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Awsome. Like making a perpetual twilight world. :)

  33. Posted September 3, 2013 at 03:37 | Permalink | Reply

    On the next update can there be dogs and cats and fish that aren’t pahranahs. Oh and could you add baby animals that you can raise like livestock, and add armor then I think a lot of people including me will be happy.

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