Choose Your Own Flat Terrain Block

In 1.23 you will be able to choose which block should be used to fill the flat terrain in creative mode. Before that it was always grass/dirt, but here’s the new options dialog in 1.23:

FlatTerrainBlock1

You can select a lot of different blocks, including glass or ice. If you have any special requests – give me a shout in the comments.

Here’s how the glass world looks like:

FlatTerrainBlock2

It’s quite disorienting to tunnel inside it, you can see all the surrounding passages. Contrary to expectations, it’s still dark if you make a deep enough cave in the glass. It’s because glass absorbs 1 unit of light, so 16 blocks below gets completely dark.

Here’s how a stone brick world looks like:

FlatTerrainBlock3

I hope this will make it easier for you to create unusual worlds.

More features are still to come in 1.23, including some new electric stuff.

97 Comments

  1. Posted September 18, 2013 at 16:58 | Permalink | Reply

    Excellent :D

  2. Posted September 18, 2013 at 16:59 | Permalink | Reply

    This is something I’d love to see in normal terrain, too – for example. the ability to switch stone with glass. That’d be fun.

    • Posted September 18, 2013 at 17:49 | Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, that’d be pretty interresting.
      Like having the possibility to change any block with another on world generation :)
      I can already forsee various things to do with that :D

  3. Posted September 18, 2013 at 17:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome idea! I like the new sign-in policy too. One request – a way to build rivers with steady, unidirectional current – no rowing, no lowering the riverbed every 8 blocks. IMHO this would go great with expanded visibility, navigating a bigger world! :)

    • Posted September 18, 2013 at 17:57 | Permalink | Reply

      on-topic special request: a second, single “epidermal” layer on top – like grass on top of dirt.

  4. mrdxn
    Posted September 18, 2013 at 17:31 | Permalink | Reply

    wow! this update is really shaping up kaalus! can’t wait!

  5. mrjustplaying
    Posted September 18, 2013 at 17:34 | Permalink | Reply

    Cool improvement :) And I’m really looking forward the new electric device.

    Regards
    – JustPlaying

  6. Marlon Neveu
    Posted September 18, 2013 at 17:40 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome KAALUS.

  7. Posted September 18, 2013 at 17:48 | Permalink | Reply

    hmmm…. good thing :)

  8. Posted September 18, 2013 at 18:02 | Permalink | Reply

    How about…….disable ocean?……

  9. Posted September 18, 2013 at 19:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Sweet, maybe new electronic stuff means pistons:)

  10. Frances
    Posted September 18, 2013 at 19:21 | Permalink | Reply

    Do we need to pay again if I change to ios 7

    > >

  11. Posted September 18, 2013 at 19:29 | Permalink | Reply

    Hmmm there also can be all natural like default world in challenge mode both with option of change many areas with the spesific block, alteration in diferent ways can add a crazy cool stuff like: mountains 52% random spawn after 100 block, tall ___,etc? Just a litle idea of possible relationate features in creative mode

  12. Posted September 18, 2013 at 19:30 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus add cat and dog please

  13. Posted September 18, 2013 at 19:52 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome. Could you also make it easier to make hills and mountains in flat mode?

    • Posted September 18, 2013 at 20:40 | Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, like a block that when you place down will “grow” a 8×8 mound of dirt of rock… Kind of growing like a tee, but dirt generation.

      • Posted September 18, 2013 at 23:33 | Permalink | Reply

        nice idea!

        • Posted September 19, 2013 at 21:46 | Permalink

          awesome idean man, lovin it! maybe the rock mound could be made up of random materials including assortment of ores.

  14. Posted September 18, 2013 at 19:59 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice new feature for creative mode.

    Can we expect to see anything for the exploring player in the near future?

  15. Posted September 18, 2013 at 20:05 | Permalink | Reply

    Add cat and dog

  16. Posted September 18, 2013 at 21:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Lights in series, please!!! It bothers me no end having to place lights to the side of a running wire. Such a waste of space and resources

  17. taybloom567
    Posted September 18, 2013 at 21:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Thats cool. Are we going to be able to choose a watr or lava block?

  18. Posted September 18, 2013 at 22:00 | Permalink | Reply

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  19. theuserofallusers
    Posted September 18, 2013 at 22:27 | Permalink | Reply

    How about a water and lava terrain
    you could make your own islands then :D

  20. Posted September 18, 2013 at 22:28 | Permalink | Reply

    Great!
    But a world of only one block type, is sad..
    Why don’t allow a composition of different block like floors?

  21. Posted September 18, 2013 at 22:55 | Permalink | Reply

    Have dog’s and breeding animals…… :) yayayayay

    • Posted September 18, 2013 at 22:57 | Permalink | Reply

      what about tiger ligers or cats……minecraft haters won’t like dogs or breeding

    • Posted September 24, 2013 at 02:15 | Permalink | Reply

      You can download a world called altzaria and when you get far away from the map there is water and lava mixed
      Also add people and kids

  22. chunkychief09
    Posted September 18, 2013 at 23:07 | Permalink | Reply

    Great job Kaalus

  23. Posted September 18, 2013 at 23:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Cool, Kaalus! Good job!!

  24. Posted September 18, 2013 at 23:16 | Permalink | Reply

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  25. Posted September 19, 2013 at 00:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Click my name to visit my survivalcraft blog and learn about activities im doing :D

  26. peggyfoster01
    Posted September 19, 2013 at 01:10 | Permalink | Reply

    I like it that’s pretty awesome I’m gonna make a diamond block world complete diamonds DIAMONDS! DIAMONDS! DIAMONDS! DIAMONDS! DIAMONDS! DIAMONDS! DIAMONDS! I LOVE Diamonds!

  27. Posted September 19, 2013 at 01:36 | Permalink | Reply

    Please can u add option to make own integrated ciruits or chips(to shrink the size of our eectrics).
    Canu add undestroyable block for creative mode.can u add option to disable auto connection between wires and gates.can you add nand and nor gates and option to change delay time in 1 single delay gate.

  28. Posted September 19, 2013 at 04:08 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus please add hell and heaven……you can go to hell by mining bedrock for 3 days and you can go to heavwn when you go up too high…..AND MAKE HELL HOUNDS,DEMONS,ANGELS,GOD,ME!

    • Posted September 19, 2013 at 21:54 | Permalink | Reply

      for once zegodofevil I agree with you. kaalus, if you read this message, please add multi-dimensions like hell and heaven and add hostile mobs in hell such as hell hounds (3 headed hell hounds), Demons, Devils, behemoths…etc, then for heaven you can have friendly mobs such as Jesus, Allah, Moses, the apostles, angels..etc BTW if you want to know why I added allah , it’s if any SC players happen to practice Islam they will be happy. if you only added jesus, it would be an insult to the Islamic people. (hope I didn’t offend anyone) :-)

  29. Posted September 19, 2013 at 04:56 | Permalink | Reply

    I don’t fine this any useful but neat looking , though I really need to have something to help me fill in blocks faster . it took me 3 hours to fill in one side of the ship am building and 3 hours to fill the other half , then a whole day to fill in the decks . wish their was a better way

  30. 32qazwsx
    Posted September 19, 2013 at 06:12 | Permalink | Reply

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  31. Posted September 19, 2013 at 09:15 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, you super, add cat and dog, please!!!

  32. Posted September 19, 2013 at 10:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus can you please add jungle biome?

  33. mrdxn
    Posted September 19, 2013 at 15:56 | Permalink | Reply

    I agree with Henry podilla. I wish lights were able to run in a circuit. I don’t know if this was on purpose or if there were limitations (which is sometimes the case) but it is kinda messy and limitating having to wire them individually.

    • Posted September 19, 2013 at 19:15 | Permalink | Reply

      It is kind of counter intuitive. That’s how I set up my first string of lights…

  34. dangercrafter
    Posted September 19, 2013 at 16:34 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus please add dogs for this update and add cats for next update. Please?
    Then u will have time to take a break.

    ————-

    And good thing is that, marlons(he) bf lolmoth haven’t commented for days.

    • Posted September 20, 2013 at 19:15 | Permalink | Reply

      Yep. I found a world that had lolmoths house in it so I blew it up lol

  35. Posted September 19, 2013 at 19:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus what happens if you raise “flat terrain level” to the max? the min?

    • Posted September 19, 2013 at 20:59 | Permalink | Reply

      It changes how far you are from bedrock and therefore how high you can build :)

  36. Posted September 19, 2013 at 21:40 | Permalink | Reply

    I love how you yourself tell us about the updates. I dont know any other games that do that. PLEASE CHECK OUT MY BLOG. fossil1craft.wordpress.com

    • Posted September 19, 2013 at 21:42 | Permalink | Reply

      oops, typo!

      • Posted September 19, 2013 at 21:43 | Permalink | Reply

        Your icon looks like armor. :)

        • Posted September 19, 2013 at 21:58 | Permalink

          discovery does that, but it takes like a month for each post on a new feature. Discovery has slanted blocks that’s the only reason I bought the game other than I like the TNT explosion mechanic. still not as good as survivalcraft after all it is a newer game.

  37. Posted September 19, 2013 at 22:09 | Permalink | Reply

    Castle World V. 5.6 is now available to be downloaded. you will like this especially davidthegreatblogger….I added another castle so now if multiplayer comes it can be a PvP map or just a map where two groups can have their own castle and share a town…you decide. I am still working on the second castle rooms, and items wise. enjoy. :-)

    • blindasascourge
      Posted September 19, 2013 at 23:48 | Permalink | Reply

      I really like my Shaman hut, but can you put plants and maybe a slab atop the fence I can sit on?

      • Posted September 20, 2013 at 03:54 | Permalink | Reply

        sure thing I’ll add it and send out another update….it will be castle world v. 5.7

  38. rudedog69
    Posted September 19, 2013 at 23:00 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, WE NEED a tool for major quarrying projects. Anyone who is a serious builder in creative mode knows how soul destroying it is using the limited destruction that the TNT barrels offer right now. I’ve only just started playing again after 4 months because I couldn’t bare how slow it is to remove vast quantitys of terrain.

    Plaese make a tool to help us builders, Bigger explosives or what ever u think is best. But please add it in next update. I want to keep playing but as things stand building on my scale is to work intensive.

    Thx if you read this and address it ;D

    • Posted September 20, 2013 at 19:18 | Permalink | Reply

      On the forum there is a thread called more bombs that talks about this so plz support this

  39. Posted September 19, 2013 at 23:12 | Permalink | Reply

    I think you should add training wolfs to be ur pet

  40. Posted September 19, 2013 at 23:23 | Permalink | Reply

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  41. Posted September 19, 2013 at 23:24 | Permalink | Reply

    WOOHOO!!! CEEEEEEEEEELABRATE GOOD TIMES COME ON!!!

  42. Posted September 19, 2013 at 23:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Can you make it so we can choose water or lava that can be under the glass?? I think it’ll look very cool,and it makes the job easier on me! :-D

    • Posted September 20, 2013 at 00:31 | Permalink | Reply

      Everyone! Community content has changed! Check it out! The biggest maps have pushed down the other ones! It also tells how many downloads.

  43. Posted September 20, 2013 at 00:28 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, would it be possible to create accounts to access the community content? Like for example, if I want to post something, I MUST have an account associated with like dropbox or any other cloud device. IF I violate any of the survival craft ToS (uploading ugly worlds and such), my account would be deleted from dropbox. BUT here’s the problem. Users of this app might have important pictures in there so it might not be such a good idea to use dropbox for this plan. How about lefora? Once we click on the community content, it will redirect us to lefora to sign up for an account. Once we create the account, the community content would be accessible AND once we publish something on the community content, it will be uploaded as a world too on lefora. If we violate survival craft ToS, our lefora account will be deleted and banned from accessing it again. This and the automatic curse word blocker would be a nice way to keep out the bad worlds. :)

  44. Posted September 20, 2013 at 00:58 | Permalink | Reply

    Hmmm… Hey Kaalus, Are you ever gonna make an character customizer? Or atleast gender select? My friend said the only reason shes not buying it is because of the character is a boy. Oh! And also if you make multiplayer, there should be 2 options: Local servers and regular servers in which people from all over can join. And the private invite options too.

  45. Posted September 20, 2013 at 02:05 | Permalink | Reply

    When is 1.23 coming out?

  46. Posted September 20, 2013 at 04:10 | Permalink | Reply

    Castle World V. 5.7 is now out…nothing big just I just added some requested items. if you have any suggestions or requests for your home just drop a reply down below and I’ll get back to you, and if you don’t have a house in my world just tell me you want one and I’ll add it in an update. :-)

  47. Posted September 20, 2013 at 04:28 | Permalink | Reply

    Castle World V. 5.8 is now out. its just a fix….the horses in the stable glitched out so put more in and got rid of the fencing for glass. this should prevent glitching out but I don’t know yet. kaalus please fix this bug and the animals jumping fences bug. and maybe fix the animal spawns. I found two lions and two bears in my castle and there is no way in.

  48. Posted September 20, 2013 at 04:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Add another mineshaft. I can’t find the other one. 1,111 people downloaded the castle map.

    • Posted September 20, 2013 at 05:00 | Permalink | Reply

      if u head towards boatboys house coming from the first castle, numb over the fence and head right and follow the edge of the mountain, you should see a structure there. there is a pyramid with two rooms with loot behind the second castle and I assume you found the mineshaft. what did you think of it?

  49. Posted September 20, 2013 at 05:01 | Permalink | Reply

    jump*

  50. Posted September 20, 2013 at 05:21 | Permalink | Reply

    Castle World V.5.8.5 is out…sorry for the constant updating….BTW Davidthegreatblogger are you sure you found the mineshaft? the mineshaft is blocked by fence and you need to break it to get in and its quite a walk eastward from boatboys house.

  51. Posted September 20, 2013 at 05:22 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m going to try to update less frequently and have more things in the updates

  52. Posted September 20, 2013 at 06:19 | Permalink | Reply

    SHAD AP!

  53. Posted September 20, 2013 at 06:19 | Permalink | Reply

    SHAD UP!!!! ._.

    • Posted September 20, 2013 at 06:21 | Permalink | Reply

      hell hound go to sleep -_- it’s 1:78! you know hell can’t be on fire forvever now go to sleep! or I’ll steel your night light!

      • Posted September 20, 2013 at 07:07 | Permalink | Reply

        I’ll steal your life force by using my pet nich and use it as the center piece of my living room, and then I’ll skin your pet hell hounds alive and make some fur coats and I’ll use their eyes for taxidermy. I’ll drain your blood and drink it like it was soda and I’ll rip every one of your demon spawn limb from limb and I will chop them into bite sized pieces and bake them into cookies. then when they are done baking I will feed them to your leader who will die from poisoning. when he is dead I will crucify him and throw holy water and cleanse the deep depths of hell in which you spawned! >:]

  54. 32qazwsx
    Posted September 20, 2013 at 17:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Click my name everybody!!! Even you Dave and Kaaulus. But enough of that Kaaulus please please please please add multiplayer.

  55. Posted September 20, 2013 at 22:05 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice. I think this will come really handy for cool servers. I can now do a big glass maze underground. :)

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  57. Sam Lewis
    Posted September 21, 2013 at 20:19 | Permalink | Reply

    When is the next update coming out?

  58. Posted September 24, 2013 at 02:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Please add cars and ships and things that fly

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