Community Content Issues

I’ve had reports from some people saying that community content downloads have stopped working, and they are getting “Cannot read it as a zip file” or similar errors. I have been able to reproduce that on my Windows Phone 7 device, but not on Android. On the other hand, some people say that the downloads work for them on Lumias 920.

If you are getting this issue, can you please comment on this post and tell me what device are you running the game on?

Being able to reproduce it, I think I know what the problem is, but I need to be sure.

Thank you!

[EDIT]

Please note: this is only for Community Content downloads. Please do not comment if you are getting this error when downloading from Dropbox or via a link. Then it’s something else, most likely an invalid address that links to a download page instead of the resource itself. But community content links are verified before being published, they should always work. Please only comment if you try to download Community Content item and it gives you an error.

110 Comments

  1. Mahdi Taleb
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 11:56 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey kaalus can i made block textures for survivalcraft
    I.m a good draver can you say me what things i need

    • Posted April 13, 2013 at 12:50 | Permalink | Reply

      I wish I could make texture packs too. :'(

      • firewolfiegames
        Posted April 14, 2013 at 05:22 | Permalink | Reply

        I wanna make myself a okami texure pack XD I really want cherry blossoms!

  2. kya
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 11:56 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m the first comment yay

    • Sergey [Sighmoon]
      Posted April 13, 2013 at 11:58 | Permalink | Reply

      fail XD

  3. Posted April 13, 2013 at 11:56 | Permalink | Reply

    Good job Kaalus, i’m creating a game and it’s hard, so you are a sensei for me xD.

  4. Marlon Neveu
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 11:58 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey! What about IOS version???? Did apple suit it???????

  5. Mahdi Taleb
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 11:59 | Permalink | Reply

    can you tell me which files suggest apps and verendern that goes to the old pack to it

  6. kya
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 11:59 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus when I try to download a texture pack it doesn’t let me because it says something like a error has occurred

  7. hfunf
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 12:01 | Permalink | Reply

    HTC 7 pro with windows 7 getting the issue

  8. Mahdi Taleb
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 12:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Can i do that kaalus
    ????

  9. никита(Nikita)
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 12:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Community no downloade
    Kaalus help😥

  10. Posted April 13, 2013 at 12:06 | Permalink | Reply

    SOmething wrong with dropbox?

  11. Thomas Peacock
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 12:07 | Permalink | Reply

    Im getting that when I download from a link, but not from dropbox or community content

    • Thomas Peacock
      Posted April 13, 2013 at 12:07 | Permalink | Reply

      Running it on sony tablet

      • me i guess
        Posted April 13, 2013 at 21:54 | Permalink | Reply

        Same but kindle

        • me i guess
          Posted April 13, 2013 at 21:55 | Permalink

          Sorry didn’t read specifications.

  12. Blockmaster
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 12:15 | Permalink | Reply

    I am using a rooted Kindle Fire. A few times in the past I have gotten the message, “Could not be downloaded due to incorrect address.” Or a 404 error.
    Also, when I log into Dropbox and hit the back key several times, the white text that shows how big the world is, what mode of survival it is, etc. It is blacked out. A small but annoying visual bug.
    Thanks for keeping us posted on the upcoming update, I am egear to play it!
    -Blockmaster

    • @AC1Gingie
      Posted April 13, 2013 at 18:31 | Permalink | Reply

      I get that too on Both HTC Radar 4g on Windows 7 and Samsung Galaxy S 4G running on android 2.3.6

  13. Carson
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 12:15 | Permalink | Reply

    No kaalus it’s on android to it does that all the time to me

    • Posted April 13, 2013 at 14:45 | Permalink | Reply

      I play it on my Kindle Fire

      • brittb23
        Posted April 13, 2013 at 16:08 | Permalink | Reply

        I have had the same issue on my kindle fire but it’s only a few of the files on community content, most of them work fine.

      • Calvin
        Posted April 14, 2013 at 20:40 | Permalink | Reply

        So do i

    • Posted April 13, 2013 at 15:54 | Permalink | Reply

      Also on kindle HD 7″ ( tell me if I did that right if not I meant inch)

  14. liam
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 12:15 | Permalink | Reply

    Nokia lumia 610

  15. bbaldn
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 12:15 | Permalink | Reply

    hey, when I click on upload using the dropbox button is keeps coming up with i am not logged in when i am logged in on the dropbox app and drop box online as well. i have a archos 80 colbalt.

  16. Sam. T
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 12:32 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m on Lumia 710 using WP7 and when I try to download a map it says “Cannot read it as a zip file” like you said and when trying to download a blocks texture it says an unexpected error has occurred. This wasn’t happening a while ago within the same version although

  17. Posted April 13, 2013 at 12:41 | Permalink | Reply

    It works on a kindle fire though …well…sometimes when I download a texture pack it cant read it..so I turn off my device and then it back on.Then It Works!!!

  18. Posted April 13, 2013 at 12:43 | Permalink | Reply

    Nokia lumia 710

  19. jtedford14
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 12:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus my phone is a Htc Surround and whenever I try to download it says cannot read that zip file.

    • Posted April 13, 2013 at 12:48 | Permalink | Reply

      Try turning off your device and turn it back on.it might work

  20. ник
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 12:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi Kaslus i have some problems with comunity when i press it it write error.sorry but my English is bad.

  21. Posted April 13, 2013 at 12:51 | Permalink | Reply

    nokia lumia 710

    • Posted April 13, 2013 at 14:19 | Permalink | Reply

      sorry that was my sister i use samsung galaxy tab 10.1

  22. epic2015
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 13:14 | Permalink | Reply

    Windows Phone 7, and when I open the game, the message of the day is not there.

  23. omfgitsjack
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 13:21 | Permalink | Reply

    Nokia lumia 800, it won’t let me download anything

  24. Liger•-•
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 13:43 | Permalink | Reply

    Nokia Lumia 900
    Never had this problem before.

  25. Posted April 13, 2013 at 13:51 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus the community content problem happens to me too, this is what happens, first I go to community content and go to download some texture packs, but sometimes when I wanna download texture packs, it says ”cannot download texture pack” and then it gives me the texture pack link, it sometimes does it for maps, i am using a Samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0 , hope this helped you kaalus :), o I forgot to say that when I wanna download some map, sometimes it says ”error loading map”or”cannot download map, hope this helped kaalus :D

  26. Posted April 13, 2013 at 13:52 | Permalink | Reply

    Oh it also gives me a error message like sam.t

  27. Posted April 13, 2013 at 13:55 | Permalink | Reply

    I think Kaalus will tell us in the other post.

  28. Posted April 13, 2013 at 13:56 | Permalink | Reply

    I meant the next post so we know if Apple rejected or passed it.

  29. Posted April 13, 2013 at 14:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Nexus 7

  30. ash
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 14:06 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus,when I get far down the list for texture packs and wolfs,I have that problem on my kindle fire!

    • ash
      Posted April 13, 2013 at 14:11 | Permalink | Reply

      I mean worlds

  31. Worgun
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 14:08 | Permalink | Reply

    Error – HTC HD7… :(

  32. Brandon
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 14:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Polaroid but powered by android also went off the amazon appstore been having this problem since 1.20 came out please fix please

  33. cr4fterpro
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 14:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus read this… When i tried to download maps from community it says that what you was talking about. And i am using nokia lumia 710.

  34. Posted April 13, 2013 at 14:26 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m using the Samsung Focus 2.

  35. Schazam!
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 15:00 | Permalink | Reply

    iPhone 4 nothing is working lol

  36. ET
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 15:18 | Permalink | Reply

    Today I was in a snow biome and I found a white bull. It acted like a normal bull and it gave me bacon when I killed it. Please look into it.

    • Ellie Von Sweetz
      Posted April 14, 2013 at 01:45 | Permalink | Reply

      Cool!!!

  37. jahreek
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 15:19 | Permalink | Reply

    Error on download committee stuff , phone is nokia lumia 710

  38. bob
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 15:20 | Permalink | Reply

    The same thing happens on my lumia 900

    • bob
      Posted April 13, 2013 at 16:02 | Permalink | Reply

      it didn’t used to happen. It started a few days ago

  39. Jarrod Deathclap
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 15:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus can you add vampires and people who would spawn in villages. Also, since you would’ve added people the werewolves would turn into people instead. Obviously you would also need to create towns or villages.I know that it sound kind of like Minecraft, but there would be significant difference.

  40. nosyrbllewe
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 15:28 | Permalink | Reply

    I got the bug a couple times on my Lumia 920

    • nosyrbllewe
      Posted April 13, 2013 at 15:32 | Permalink | Reply

      Oops, I didn’t the Edit. In that case it works fine.

      • nosyrbllewe
        Posted April 13, 2013 at 15:33 | Permalink | Reply

        *see the Edit

        • Posted April 13, 2013 at 15:36 | Permalink

          Thanks, but I’m a little bit confused :-) Are you getting it on Lumia 920? If yes, does it happen every time on all worlds/texture packs from Community Content?

        • Posted April 13, 2013 at 15:52 | Permalink

          Ok, I get it now, you mean my edit to the post :-)

  41. hannah
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 15:29 | Permalink | Reply

    It some times does not work but I think that it’s just because of poor wifi I have a kindle fire HD

  42. Peter Wilson
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 15:32 | Permalink | Reply

    Lumia 800
    Cannot read as a zip file
    Or
    An unexpected error has occurred
    First error on worlds, second on texture packs

  43. neostars111
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 15:57 | Permalink | Reply

    how exactly do you download from a link? ive tried but never got what i wanted

  44. Posted April 13, 2013 at 16:00 | Permalink | Reply

    GUYS!! TRY TURNING OFF YOUR DEVICE AND TUEN IT BACK ON…!!! IT WIRKS ON EVERTHONG!!! Sorry if it looked like I was yelling.But you guys should try it… *_*

    • blob10
      Posted April 13, 2013 at 16:58 | Permalink | Reply

      It didn’t work on my focus 2

    • blob10
      Posted April 13, 2013 at 17:00 | Permalink | Reply

      that doesn’t work, I tried multiple times and the same error kept occuring

  45. survivalcrafter
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 16:01 | Permalink | Reply

    I’ve had that happen to me before, but it was with older maps. Like I had to scroll down for a while old.

  46. hunter
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 16:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Windows 7 focus original. ( not the focus flash)
    I have a lot of worlds downloaded which slows the game and may cause this problem.
    Perhaps a way to delete multiple worlds at one time would help?

  47. Ethan
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 16:02 | Permalink | Reply

    I have a Nokia lumia 900 running windows 7.5 and it does that for me. Only for worlds though; texture packs download fine
    P.S. What do you use to code the game? Because Java isn’t supported on apple, maybe you use c++ on all 3. Please reply, I need it for a game im making

  48. MusicFamily
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 16:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Well, im an andriod user, and my phone is galaxy 3. I have a problem- I cant recieve the files from dropbox. It tells me that there are no files saved in dropbox- is it wrong with me?

  49. jeff thonpson
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 16:17 | Permalink | Reply

    okay so im having this same problem . im using wp7 nokia610 this has been going on for 3 days. im very aware of how to properly use dropbox with survival craft. ive tried lots of things. ive turned everything off, logged out of everything, unisallied SC, and made a new dropbox acount. and still nothing. this problem is like you said, only with the community tab and or publishing in game content through the community tab. i found out the hard that this is only a wp7 problem by purcheing SC on my girlfriends phone witch is andriod os and had no problem with the community tab. these r links to vids of whats happening.

    [video src="https://www.dropbox.com/s/x51yyyzevt7qjok/video-2013-04-13-00-58-03.mp4" /]

    [video src="https://www.dropbox.com/s/fbsiewefyfxc3ak/video-2013-04-13-00-55-39.mp4" /]

  50. Josiah
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 16:20 | Permalink | Reply

    I have a Samsung GalaxyS. Its not working for me. At first it worked, now it doesn’t.

  51. jeff thonpson
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 16:22 | Permalink | Reply

    i hope this isnt the begining of wp7 faze out for survivalcraft

  52. just a request
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 16:24 | Permalink | Reply

    I have samsung galexy tablet 2, in other words, it’s powered by android. I have never had this problem occur with me.

  53. Posted April 13, 2013 at 16:28 | Permalink | Reply

    I fiund a white bull in a snow biome. Please look into it.

  54. Posted April 13, 2013 at 16:47 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus plz respond when will 1.21 come out, April 20th? 2013?

  55. Posted April 13, 2013 at 16:50 | Permalink | Reply

    I had some errors in the beginning but after that it worked well. :) (nexus 7, android 4.2.2)

  56. Posted April 13, 2013 at 16:52 | Permalink | Reply

    Did apple get the game out there yet or is it just lying there

  57. blob10
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 16:55 | Permalink | Reply

    I have this prob. on a Samsung focus 2

  58. demyx
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 17:13 | Permalink | Reply

    I get cannot read as a zip file for worlds and an unexpected error for textures my device is Nokia Lumia 610

  59. fej
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 17:19 | Permalink | Reply

    my wild guess is there some big changes in the works for SC. new update coming, IOS change over, so many diffrent mobile OS’s to make work together, and dropbox prob has changes to do to. this just a in between faze….or at least i hope so im no tech , just wild guess

  60. Cooperdan
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 17:22 | Permalink | Reply

    I know im not supposed to comment this, as its not entirely related, but these bugs for the windows phone, are they popping up now, due to windows phone 7.8 instead of windows phone 7.5??

  61. fej
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 17:41 | Permalink | Reply

    it could be it took me a little bit to get around to updating my phone this time, maybe thats why i wasnt having this problem till now

  62. Posted April 13, 2013 at 21:24 | Permalink | Reply

    No, survival craft is still not on apple

  63. Jarrod Deathclap
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 23:15 | Permalink | Reply

    Anyone for the vampires, werewolves, and people idea?

    • Ellie Von Sweetz
      Posted April 14, 2013 at 01:49 | Permalink | Reply

      I’d rather have dragons and griffins

  64. ausome guy
    Posted April 14, 2013 at 00:22 | Permalink | Reply

    Android iconiatab, it says: cannot read as zip file or error 500 ( I forgot the rest of this one, sorry)

  65. sascha
    Posted April 14, 2013 at 01:05 | Permalink | Reply

    I have a Samsung galaxy tab 2 10.1 and sometimes textures just refuse to download.

  66. anthony
    Posted April 14, 2013 at 03:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey kaalus I have this problem, and I have a windows 7 phone

  67. gavin
    Posted April 14, 2013 at 05:03 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus what do I do if it says you have an error 500

  68. Posted April 14, 2013 at 09:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Soon there will be ios version ?

  69. hugzandsnogz
    Posted April 14, 2013 at 10:08 | Permalink | Reply

    On a Nokia luma 900!!!!!!! Please fix it for 1.21 and don’t forget its 900
    not 920!!!!!!!<3

  70. Posted April 14, 2013 at 13:04 | Permalink | Reply

    I have the kindle Fire and I am getting and I am having trouble downloading from community content

  71. fej
    Posted April 14, 2013 at 16:18 | Permalink | Reply

    any update on the wp community tab problem?

  72. mantonio55
    Posted April 14, 2013 at 17:38 | Permalink | Reply

    Samsung Focus S

  73. Patricia
    Posted April 14, 2013 at 17:53 | Permalink | Reply

    I get thay error everytime i try to download textures or worlds. I play this game on Nokia Lumia 710.

  74. patrick
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 14:18 | Permalink | Reply

    Lumia 800
    community download doesnt work i get error on this topic.

  75. Posted April 23, 2013 at 01:15 | Permalink | Reply

    everytime i try to download community content on my sons android tablet, it say internet cnnection timed out

  76. Posted April 23, 2013 at 01:17 | Permalink | Reply

    the internet connection is fine, with every other aspect of the tablet, but he is really ticked not to be able to download community content, please help me fix this

  77. awkwardtotoro
    Posted May 23, 2013 at 17:04 | Permalink | Reply

    I can’t load anything onto community content, it says ” Error getting response stream ” when the internet is fine and there is nothing wrong with the Kindle Fire.

  78. Ashton
    Posted May 28, 2013 at 22:09 | Permalink | Reply

    Droid RAZR HD

  79. Posted April 7, 2014 at 14:29 | Permalink | Reply

    I am using an android tablet and every time I try to select ‘show more’, it comes up with a error 500. I don’t know why as it was working perfectly normal earlier. Oh, and my internet is fine too.

  80. Posted November 26, 2014 at 12:07 | Permalink | Reply

    I’ve a Nokia Lumia 520 and I can’t load to play Survivalcraft, because it write “an enexpected error has been ocurred”

  81. Posted April 26, 2015 at 15:36 | Permalink | Reply

    Everytime I go to download something on the community part it is faded while the rest of the are dark gray indicating that they are available, I tap on the community box multiple times but it still won’t work. Help me please and thank you.

  82. Posted August 13, 2015 at 13:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Mine keeps saying error badrequest (400) I am playing survival craft on my kindle fire

  83. Posted August 13, 2015 at 13:05 | Permalink | Reply

    I am a kid that’s my parents

  84. Posted October 7, 2015 at 03:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Kaalus, BIG issue here.! I don’t know if you’ve heard this from someone else before but, my community content doesn’t update.! It’s all the same as the Top Rated listings.! It’s been like this for a while and I’m getting tired of not being able to look at what other people are building. I have an iPhone 5s but I had the same problem on my iPhone 5c as well. Please get back to me as soon as you possibly can.! Thanks.!

  85. Posted February 24, 2016 at 20:58 | Permalink | Reply

    I get bad request 400 while uploading worlds

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