Trees made of dirt?

Here comes the beta test report.

First of all thanks to mattlekim for spotting a bug where you cannot break magnets (I think the bug was present even before 1.23). This is fixed and waiting for 1.23.1 release.

Another kudos goes to Sabrina for finding that placed gravestones drop a different kind of gravestone when broken. Well spotted! Fixed and waiting for 1.23.1 as above.

Apart from these, which were easy-peasy to fix, you found two more difficult ones.

#1 is weird: some trees are apparently made of dirt! I spent a lot of time flying around searching for a specimen, but could not find any. I am thinking hard what in the code could be causing that. Any information/screenshots you can give me about this bug will be helpful. I am especially interested what you’ve been doing just before you found the “dirted” tree. How long have you been in the world, whether you moved a lot or stayed in one place etc. And what is your device and Android version.

#2 is to do with all buttons occasionally ceasing to work (I think it was happening even before 1.23, so it’s an old bug actually). From your emails and comments I see this mostly happens on certain Samsung devices. I cannot reproduce it myself and have no clue what could be causing it. If you encounter it, any information and reproduction steps are very welcome. And of course, what is your device and Android version.

Please keep testing :-)


  1. Posted October 24, 2013 at 23:30 | Permalink | Reply

    First finally

  2. Posted October 24, 2013 at 23:35 | Permalink | Reply


  3. kj47
    Posted October 24, 2013 at 23:43 | Permalink | Reply


  4. Posted October 24, 2013 at 23:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus please upload default texture for 1.23 under files/technical. i want to update my FanverMOD :)

    • Posted October 25, 2013 at 00:06 | Permalink | Reply


      • Posted October 25, 2013 at 00:31 | Permalink | Reply

        I dont know if its a bug or not but stairs corners only work one way. You cannot put the stair into a corner like this:
        That’s a big part for making restaurants and corner seats

      • Posted October 25, 2013 at 16:44 | Permalink | Reply

        bug!!!you know when you break blocks well on creative when i break a block on challenging you would collect it up into your inventory well on creative that happens to. i have an android it is a momo 8 ips.
        ps. i have emailed you a picture of another bug my email is

  5. Posted October 25, 2013 at 00:14 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi kal

  6. Posted October 25, 2013 at 00:32 | Permalink | Reply

    So exciting keep testing for us plz and thanks

  7. Posted October 25, 2013 at 00:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus it won’t update for me and i have amazon

    • Posted October 25, 2013 at 00:53 | Permalink | Reply

      Its not out on amazon only Google play for beta testing. Which is what I love to do. Help make the game better for everyone

    • Posted October 25, 2013 at 01:04 | Permalink | Reply

      He didn’t even anounced it yet,because it’s still being tested. I still need to know if the game will not crash on me during updating. Plus,if you get signed out of amazon,then it won’t let you get on ANY app from amazon. If it happens to me,then my step-mom has the password,and I don’t. I will never be able to play this awesome game,until I’m old enough to have my credit card Since I’m 14. I’ll see if I can get one.

  8. Posted October 25, 2013 at 00:58 | Permalink | Reply

    I saw a floating tree on 1.21. Dirt wood.Granite leaves.

  9. Posted October 25, 2013 at 01:00 | Permalink | Reply

    Not sure if this is a bug but has anyone else been playing a while, get tired and try to sleep but it don’t press, I hit my back button, which woks but try to press “quit” and it don’t press either. I have to completely shut down the app for it to work. If I’m the only one, then it could be my phone locking up. I have the HTC one x+.

    • Posted October 25, 2013 at 03:17 | Permalink | Reply

      My kindle rarely does that,mostly when its having a hissy fit,or i played it about 5hrs straight. Of course,that happend only twice… such a nerd! :-)

  10. Posted October 25, 2013 at 01:01 | Permalink | Reply

    That’s probably just a huge coincidence you know because of the weird terrain generation

  11. Posted October 25, 2013 at 01:02 | Permalink | Reply

    Dangit I hate when Iam replying to someone then another person posts while I type

  12. Posted October 25, 2013 at 01:03 | Permalink | Reply

    I I do have that some times but it stoped a while ago

  13. Posted October 25, 2013 at 01:22 | Permalink | Reply

    fence gates:

    animals can pass through half-block space

    also my horses still escaping, they jump over the fence and fence gates, but this was before and still its here 1.23 ;)

    about this buttons bug please watch my video from email wich i send to you some time ago :) its the third and 4th bug on this video. I cant reproduce this on 1.23 with 160 block range anymore. Didnt tried with lower range…
    anyway… during this bug, sometimes when i press back button (in game button not system) and try quit, it didnt work, buttons stop working, but not all buttons. sorry cant explain this better :D

    sorry 4 my english :P

  14. Phoebe Browning
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 01:31 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi Kaalus, I’m Phoebe. Here’s something that I need to tell you, when I updated 1.22 on Amazon when it came out, there were some glitches. When it was done updating, I realized that all of my animals were missing! I lost my horse, coyote, and the white bull. I couldn’t leave a comment on your website because I don’t have an account. I am a little bit afraid that it might happen again when 1.23 comes out on Amazon. I could of told you a long time ago, but I wanted to tell you now. :( Anyways, bye :) -Phoebe

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Posted October 25, 2013 at 01:54 | Permalink | Reply

      Guys I posted the pictures on my blog if any one knows why do tell, this is important for kaalus to figure out

  15. Posted October 25, 2013 at 01:33 | Permalink | Reply

    I wish you would have made the gravestones like signs where we could edit them and make maps with them

  16. Posted October 25, 2013 at 01:38 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus i was the one reporting on the bug and I’ve come over it a second time, what i do is walk around my world for great distances looking for gravestones and every once in a while I see a tree where the bottom block is the tree log and then the rest of the tree is dirt. I use an android tablet version 4.0 icecream sandwich, if you can tell me how to upload a photo of it I have two of them, one an oak tree, the other a birch. thanks alot for mentioning it.

  17. Posted October 25, 2013 at 01:56 | Permalink | Reply

    Giys the picture of the dirt trees are on my blog they are spruce and birch trees its really weird

  18. Posted October 25, 2013 at 02:04 | Permalink | Reply

    BUG ALERT! Big floating peices of land and trees that were supposed to be on mountains. I saw a floating tree with a few dirt blocks under it.

    • Posted October 25, 2013 at 02:07 | Permalink | Reply

      That was originally there. Maybe you notice them more with a higher view distence

    • Posted October 25, 2013 at 02:08 | Permalink | Reply


      • 12innagedent
        Posted October 25, 2013 at 07:53 | Permalink | Reply

        You couldn’t pick up flowers way before this!

  19. Posted October 25, 2013 at 02:06 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m trying out all of the new features and everything seemed fine till I looked in the ocean. Very little life and no bass not one. Please fix.

  20. Posted October 25, 2013 at 02:09 | Permalink | Reply

    HOLY CRAP I FOUND A WHITE BULL. Wait, kaalus did you mean to put white bulls in the game?

  21. Posted October 25, 2013 at 02:37 | Permalink | Reply

    I think I found a bug, I can’t change the type of block that spawns in with flat terrain. The menu shows up but I can’t press the buttons. I am using a nexus 7 with android 4.3

  22. Posted October 25, 2013 at 02:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for mentioning my name on the grave stone bug!    ;^)


  23. Posted October 25, 2013 at 02:59 | Permalink | Reply


  24. Posted October 25, 2013 at 03:21 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus,maybe the game is freaking out because of all the new electronic stuff,and thinks dirt is wood. That seems like somthings I would do,not a smart game :-) i honestly dont know,im just guessing.

  25. Posted October 25, 2013 at 03:25 | Permalink | Reply


  26. Posted October 25, 2013 at 03:43 | Permalink | Reply

    I’ve found a bug when you ride a donkey with no saddle trying to make it go cuts down on your hunger maybe this isn’t a bug but it sucks

    • Posted October 28, 2013 at 04:34 | Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, I’ve noticed something with donkeys as well, if you go into water…they wont move..Kaalus, I know you said they would occationally be a well…donkey, but really? I don’t know if this is a bug or not…

  27. Posted October 25, 2013 at 04:57 | Permalink | Reply

    I was thinking since this game has so much electrical stuff, maybe coming up with a digital compass. Where you could set it to point at different magnetics. Maybe just 3 magnetics, on green red and blue, then have the led on a compass that lights up. The magnetic you have already has red tips, you could make different recipes for each magnetic…. So instead of making some kinda map, ppl could use multiple magnetics.

  28. Posted October 25, 2013 at 05:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Um, I had a problem, but I fixed it. Kind of. I’ll post pics in a bit.

  29. Posted October 25, 2013 at 06:09 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Kaalus, I have recomandation: “Halloween pack.” Maybe it could be a halloween special put in the next update? Anyways, what I was thinking was like decorations like skeletons, but not like from mc, no I just mean skeltons that lay in one spot, and maybe for a creeps effect, occationally move their hand, head, finger…something. Ghosts would be cool as well. Maybe some cobwebbs? Black widdows, or any type of small realistic spiders? Centipedes? Or maybe an even better trap then the trapdoor, like if you plan on somebody stepping on it WITHOUT seeing it? These would all be great, oh and by the way, I’m making a Haunted House map for SurvivalCraft, that’s one reason why you should at least take it into consideration? c:

  30. Posted October 25, 2013 at 06:10 | Permalink | Reply

    I would appreciate if we could put writing on the tombstone on the next patch. Thanks.

  31. Posted October 25, 2013 at 06:16 | Permalink | Reply

    My community content hasn’t updated in weeks.

  32. Posted October 25, 2013 at 09:05 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey there, best sandbox game for the phone, love the KISS. I don’t know if it’s an bug, but trap doors only open and close when the input is 1. Just wondering if is not surpose to close on input 0. Sample: Switch has to be flipped twice for trap doors to open/close.

  33. Posted October 25, 2013 at 09:25 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey kaalus! Regarding the buttons, can u please make the pad for looking around behave like the moving pad? So that you just tap,move your finger to the right and leave it there and the view will go right until u move or release your finger.
    This would b awsome, cause then you really could play the game with a controller like the ps3 controller… Or u ciuld just add an option like the ones you have in pc games or with android in most thd games…

  34. Posted October 25, 2013 at 09:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Cannot pick up items which drop off

  35. arenmrahman
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 10:46 | Permalink | Reply

    I found a bug; I placed a gravestone on grass and everything was fine. But, when I placed the same gravestone on sand, it appeared brown. It is actually gray in colour. Please fix this bug as soon as possible.

     A gravestone on grass, and the same gravestone on sand.

      Before we could place blocks over our head, but in 1.23 I cannot do it. Please revive this bug as soon as possible, because I found it easy to build huge stuff with that bug.

      And also in creative mode we can pick up destroyed blocks like in survival. Please also remove this bug, so that we can only pick up blocks while playing in survival. Thank you.

        Me destroying blocks in creative, and floating pickable blocks in respond……in creative mode?!?!?!?! VERY WEIRD!

    P.S.  My device is Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0). And my android version is 4.1.1 Ice-Cream Sandwich. My name is Aren, and I am a big fan of Minecraft and Survivalcraft.

    Sent from Samsung tabletSurvivalcraft wrote:

  36. Marlon Neveu
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 12:13 | Permalink | Reply

    BUG!!!! In 1.22 you can’t mine the temperature and moisture thermometers. Plz fix in 1.23.

    Sent from my iPod Touch 5th Gen.


    • Posted October 25, 2013 at 13:07 | Permalink | Reply

      Place block same place as meter is and u get it back same think for magnet

  37. Posted October 25, 2013 at 12:25 | Permalink | Reply

    The buttons were not working before the update either so this has been a problem for me too and I have a kindle fire. the problem is that maybe only one or two work and so I just shut down my device and then turn it back on and they work again

    • taybloom567
      Posted October 25, 2013 at 12:53 | Permalink | Reply

      I have a kindle fire hd too and sometimes if im on a world it starts glitching and then it freezes. Then a message comes saying that silk is not responding so i have to shut down my kindle and turn it on again for it to work.but if i hit cancel my person keeps walking the way i had him going before it froze and he wont stop.

    • Posted October 26, 2013 at 13:00 | Permalink | Reply

      That is exactly what I mean thank you for agreeing with me

  38. Posted October 25, 2013 at 12:29 | Permalink | Reply

    Could someone please make a minecraft texture pack for survival craft 1.23

  39. Posted October 25, 2013 at 13:24 | Permalink | Reply

    What about apple?!?!?

  40. Posted October 25, 2013 at 13:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, what about apple. I understand there’s is testing going on bit what about us apple users!!!! Please don’t leave APPLE OUT

    • Posted October 25, 2013 at 13:31 | Permalink | Reply

      He isn’t! Has has to wait to get the bugs out before apple will take it

  41. Posted October 25, 2013 at 14:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus r u trolling me. The only thing I found in a grave was a diamond rake. THAT THE SAME AS A MINECRAFT DIAMOND HOE

  42. Posted October 25, 2013 at 14:33 | Permalink | Reply

    Bugs from forum:

  43. Posted October 25, 2013 at 15:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, can you fix AND, XOR, OR Gate plz

  44. dragon master an awesome dragonologist
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 15:57 | Permalink | Reply


  45. Posted October 25, 2013 at 15:58 | Permalink | Reply

    Corner blocks next to regular blocks produces see through spots in the regular square, been consistent in my world on different structures. Possible bug?

  46. Posted October 25, 2013 at 17:15 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus i am doing a bug competition on my blog were people send me pictures of the bugs i will send you the pictures of bugs that people have sent to me!

  47. meganpw
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 17:19 | Permalink | Reply

    Hello, kaalus! I have to admit that I have been having problems with the controls too. Twice, so far, the North (forward),South (backward), and jump controls completely stopped responding. After about 15-20 seconds they returned to normal. I loved this update! The far view works great on my 2nd gen Google Nexus 7. I’m slowly starting to test and understand the electrics, but I think that I’ll stick to light bulbs and switches. :) The donkey is cool, but I can’t seem to feed him the rye (I tried both wild rye seeds and domestic rye seeds) and he just kinda looked at it and walked away. Is this in another update or is this a potential bug? I haven’t found any trees made out of dirt, but I have noticed that light blue (fresh) water randomly changes to dark blue (salt) water in the middle of a lake. I am not sure if this is a bug or if it is in the coding. Thanks for the update and please fix any bugs as soon as possible!

    • dragon master an awesome dragonologist
      Posted October 25, 2013 at 20:17 | Permalink | Reply

      Are you a warriors fan??????????……….

  48. Posted October 25, 2013 at 17:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, I think there is a bug because water can destroy stairs, trapdoors, ladders and doors,
    which makes a huge mess in my houses.

    Also, can you update armour please, because you have no protection against predators.

    Update white leather from polar bears and black leather from black bears so you can have
    white leather armour, black leather armour, brown leather armour, iron armour and diamond armour.

    Richard & Frank

    • Posted October 25, 2013 at 20:37 | Permalink | Reply

      Flood create big mess. Just like in RL. Need to be careful! :-)

  49. Posted October 25, 2013 at 18:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Cant wait until he releases it for ios

  50. dragon master an awesome dragonologist
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 20:18 | Permalink | Reply

    Can’t wait for kindle fire yeah.

  51. Posted October 26, 2013 at 14:45 | Permalink | Reply

    When will it be out for ios

  52. Posted October 30, 2013 at 03:31 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for fixing the gravestone issue!p.s.can you please make a animal that is or acts like a pet? Maybe a cat or a dog?


  53. Posted October 30, 2013 at 13:28 | Permalink | Reply

    What next?! Dirt made of trees? Lol sorry.


  54. Posted December 29, 2013 at 17:00 | Permalink | Reply

    I think I have a bug. when ever I launch the game it takes like a minute to load onto the other loading screen. it’s really boring to wait because this game is so awsome.

    ps thx for adding bows :,)

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