1.23.1 Out

I have just uploaded 1.23.1 binaries to Google Play.

Here’s the changelist:

  • Fixed magnets, thermometers, hygrometers cannot be broken in survival modes
  • Fixed drop values of gravestones
  • Fixed truth table inputs being named incorrectly
  • Fixed corner stairs sometimes leaving gap in the world
  • Changed creative inventory behavior – you can pick up ordinary items as in 1.22, only editable items behave differently
  • Pressure plate analog output changed to be more useful (indicating weight more precisely)

Thank you for all the bug reports – keep going!

To remind you, we are still in the beta testing stage on Google Play. Once this is complete I will publish for all the remaining platforms. Please be patient.

1.23.1 should be available to download in a couple of hours. In the meantime, have a look at the pressure plates video:


I also fixed the server, which had some difficulties displaying items in “recently added” order. This should be working now.


  1. colepanzer
    Posted October 26, 2013 at 17:32 | Permalink | Reply


    • Littlebird
      Posted October 27, 2013 at 00:09 | Permalink | Reply

      Can’t wait for the new update to be released on Amazon!

      • colepanzer
        Posted October 27, 2013 at 14:50 | Permalink | Reply

        Me too

  2. colepanzer
    Posted October 26, 2013 at 17:33 | Permalink | Reply

    Yay! I can’t wait to play with the update! Thx so much Kaalus!

  3. Posted October 26, 2013 at 17:43 | Permalink | Reply


    • Posted October 26, 2013 at 17:46 | Permalink | Reply

      oh my gosh i can’t wait for the amazon release this update is so awesome and i finally figured out the sound generator for the demo, so when the full version is available to me, i must say ” Please don’t stop the music”

  4. Posted October 26, 2013 at 17:44 | Permalink | Reply

    Got the update :)

  5. Posted October 26, 2013 at 17:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you Kaalus! You are doing great things. Pressure plate looks interesting. Only, too bad avatar and grey wolf weigh the same…darn! Such is life! :-)

    • Posted October 26, 2013 at 18:22 | Permalink | Reply

      There is only 8 different values the plate can return – you can’t distinguish them all

      • Posted October 26, 2013 at 19:25 | Permalink | Reply

        kaalus sorry late I think I spotted a bug I saw your youtube “happybirthday” and I tried to make what u made and its like it doesn’t work in mine while yours works
        I don’t know if I just dont know how u make it

      • Posted October 26, 2013 at 19:56 | Permalink | Reply

        Fair enough. Many hugs and a big Thank You for all your hard work!

  6. Posted October 26, 2013 at 17:47 | Permalink | Reply

    That was quick :)

    • Posted October 26, 2013 at 17:56 | Permalink | Reply

      Dave…just wanted to drop a note saying that I enjoy your videos. BTW … who is Mavis? I figure it is a cultural reference that, judging by your accent, I am not privy to.

      • Posted October 26, 2013 at 19:46 | Permalink | Reply

        It was from a comedy show, little Britain. Where the shopkeeper shouted to his wife in back room, you have to watch it to see what I mean.

        • Posted October 26, 2013 at 19:54 | Permalink

          Will do Dave. I am kind of fan of British TV, I will add this to the list! Thank you!

  7. Posted October 26, 2013 at 18:11 | Permalink | Reply

    what about the 500 error message in the community content

    • Posted October 26, 2013 at 18:22 | Permalink | Reply

      That’s the server error – should be fixed as well

  8. Posted October 26, 2013 at 18:12 | Permalink | Reply

    When does it come out for IPad?

    • Posted October 26, 2013 at 23:09 | Permalink | Reply

      when it does, it still need time to fix bug before he submits it to the other devices. don’t be so impatient.

  9. dragon master an awesome dragonologist
    Posted October 26, 2013 at 18:26 | Permalink | Reply

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  10. Marlon Neveu
    Posted October 26, 2013 at 18:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome KAALUS. I have a question. Will 3X work on iPod 5? Cause that’s the only thing that I’m really looking forward to about this update. (With the exception of the Real Time Clock). So, I’m kinda wondering what’s gonna be in next update. If it’s something that you and I, KAALUS, can do together, I wanna be in it.

    Sent from my iPod Touch 5th Gen.


  11. Posted October 26, 2013 at 18:29 | Permalink | Reply

    First of all, thank you for tweaking pressure plates, now they are more usefull :)
    Second – after some time i fully understand the memory bank now! along with the counters and thruth tables is the best thing i ever used in SC :D
    Now i can create some really outstanding (and small) mechanisms :)

    Anyway, i read descriptions(on your blog and recipedia) about memory bank and i think that back input doesnt work when i want write value to memory.
    I have connected 4bit counter to input on the back of memory bank. Then i send 0.7V “pulse” to the clock on the bottom and nothing happens :(
    Can u look at this and tell me it is bug or not?
    I guess I doing something wrong, or not understand the description properly. (english is not my native speak)

    “The value supplied on this input will be written at the address given by address lines on the rising edge of the clock input, which must be 0.7V or less”

    later ill upload screenshots of my machine so u can look at this :)


    sorry 4 my english.

    • Posted October 26, 2013 at 21:39 | Permalink | Reply

      Indeed, there is a bug with writing to memory bank, well spotted! I already fixed it for 1.23.2. In the meantime, you need to manually write something beyond the memory address you intend to write using clock input. E.g. if you want to write at address 0, edit the memory bank and put a non-zero value anywhere in addresses 1 to 255 (beyond 0). Once you do it, the clock-based write should start working.

  12. Posted October 26, 2013 at 18:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome job!
    Can’t wait!
    Sent from my Kindle Fire HD 2nd gen

  13. Marlon Neveu
    Posted October 26, 2013 at 18:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Such as multiplayer. (Hint hint, wink wink)

    Sent from my iPod Touch 5th Gen.


    • dragon master an awesome dragonologist
      Posted October 26, 2013 at 18:47 | Permalink | Reply

      Wait a second.

  14. Posted October 26, 2013 at 18:46 | Permalink | Reply

    I know this is not the right place for this comment. So please forgive.

    My daughter Rowan (10 yrs) and I love your game. We play it every night together building our own separate worlds and showing each other. The breadth of features, environment, combined with downloadable content make it the best sandbox game for iPad hands down.

    I’m in the same industry (roughly) as you. I know the hard trade offs between doing a huge new feature (such as multiplayer) and getting the basics right. You’d need to allow your product to stand still for a bit while you work on that big feature. As an average end-user, to me, your product is beautiful and works well. If there are glaring bugs or omissions on the basics, they are not apparent to me. Also, you are way out front of Minecraft on iOS, so even if you slowed down your release pace a bit to work on multiplayer, you’d no doubt still remain superior once you emerge with multiplayer.

    As I said, my daughter and I love your product. But it would be so much more fun if we could build together the beautiful worlds you allow us to create.

    – David and Rowan

    • colepanzer
      Posted October 27, 2013 at 14:54 | Permalink | Reply

      That was touching. But you are right. If he maybe took a few months and took his time, multiplayer in this game would be UNBEATABLE!

  15. Posted October 26, 2013 at 19:08 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus you need acars,trolley,men,girls and boys.Please do not late!!!! Bulgaria

    • Posted October 27, 2013 at 04:15 | Permalink | Reply

      Cars? Seriously! It’s called SURVIVAL craft for a reason. It’s a survival game. Not a game where u drive cars around. Mine carts or caravan wagons would be more likely to be added. Please,anyone who has an idea that survival craft should contain cars,planes,etc like that,please stop asking kaalus for it because it will probably not happen. Think as if u only have the things in your creative mode inventory. Come up with ideas u can make with things like those. Or something like a type of flower or animal or bush/tree,(think about natural things)

  16. Posted October 26, 2013 at 19:19 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus you need to reincrease the hit range i cant kill anything the mobs run to quick to get close to them

  17. Posted October 26, 2013 at 19:35 | Permalink | Reply

    Are you not going to help me Kaalus?

    • Posted October 26, 2013 at 21:41 | Permalink | Reply

      You mean the community content staying the same? It’s because there were no user ratings before 1.23 was released. Check it now, a lot has changed. The ratings decide who goes on top and who sinks.

  18. Posted October 26, 2013 at 19:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey kaalus I am the author of a map(ninja story) and I wanted to make another map, so I spent days building a parkour map and I uploaded it. Later I checked and it won’t give me a download count, later I checked and it wasn’t even published. Please help

    P.S. I am on 1.22

    • Posted October 27, 2013 at 00:07 | Permalink | Reply

      I know you are busy but I spent alot of time building that map, and now no one can get it. Please answer

      • Posted October 27, 2013 at 01:30 | Permalink | Reply

        I tried again and it didn’t work. Anyone else get this problem?

  19. Posted October 26, 2013 at 19:51 | Permalink | Reply

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  20. Posted October 26, 2013 at 20:23 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus have you thought about doing a beta while you develop the game? That way you could have beta testers and make the release process more expedient. Just a thought.

  21. Posted October 26, 2013 at 21:01 | Permalink | Reply

    found a bug kaalus….when I go to copy a link and post a world it gives me a message stating “string was not recognized as a valid date time” please fix this.

  22. Posted October 26, 2013 at 21:25 | Permalink | Reply

    I would be much obliged if you tried my adventure map “Crerios” kaalus. I have made the definition of adventure map more definite.

    • Posted October 26, 2013 at 21:44 | Permalink | Reply

      Nice. Why don’t you make the walls unbreakable by using something that cannot be broken with a pickaxe, e.g. wood? You wouldn’t need “only the glass can be broken”.

  23. Posted October 26, 2013 at 21:38 | Permalink | Reply

    ok im pretty sure that i found 2 bugs (1.23.1)

    First is about new displays(4led and 7segment).
    Under certain angles, numbers and leds look like they floated in the air, instead of being attached to the block.

    second bug is bit wierd, It causes the disappearance of displays and other things, but the text is still visible:
    I’ve done a few tests:
    and i think its because the whole line of displays is placed on a chunk boundary (im not sure)
    i dont care about this, its more like glitch than serious bug, its not annoying but i think u should know about this.

    sorry 4 my english :)

    • Posted October 26, 2013 at 21:49 | Permalink | Reply

      Both effects are due to limited accuracy of z-buffer on some mobile devices. I am using 16-bit z-buffer for compatibility. Not a bug. Thanks anyway!

      • Posted October 26, 2013 at 22:26 | Permalink | Reply

        after more test im 1000000000000% sure that second effect happens only on chunk boundary. So I’ll just try avoids the boundaries in future :)
        Thanks for answer and im waiting for 1.23.2! :)

  24. Posted October 26, 2013 at 22:46 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, I came across something very wacky.


  25. Posted October 26, 2013 at 22:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Here’s another picture of it. This is in tge world Blake Wolford made. Link to it is somewhere above. Only came across this once, then went away.


    • Posted October 26, 2013 at 23:13 | Permalink | Reply

      that’s the skewed texture thing I was trying to explain earlier….kaalus said something about it being caused by problems with the bit boundary or something like that…..he suggested to fix this you need to move the build sideways to move the bits to another boundary.

    • dragon master an awesome dragonologist
      Posted October 26, 2013 at 23:51 | Permalink | Reply

      The way I handled that glitch was to greif it by destroying the whole structure and then restart.

  26. Posted October 26, 2013 at 23:10 | Permalink | Reply

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  27. Posted October 27, 2013 at 00:29 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, I firs want to say thank you for all your hard work on Survivalcraft! :P I also have two questions.

    First, the video on pressure plates was really helpful. Could you also make a video tuttorial explaining music, memory, sound generator, basically everything you need to make music? I think many people would find it really helpful.

    Also, if I ever have an idea or suggestion, which is the best way to contact you?

  28. Posted October 27, 2013 at 01:19 | Permalink | Reply

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  29. Posted October 27, 2013 at 01:07 | Permalink | Reply

    I can no longer seem to find any Orcas. Are they still there? Is anybody else having the same issue?

    • Posted October 27, 2013 at 15:36 | Permalink | Reply

      They are far on the sea, close from island and are not hard to find, they also are not in spawn eggs bnoth that is normal!

  30. Posted October 27, 2013 at 01:32 | Permalink | Reply

    Haha! “Go on a diet, mate!” Are you british? I have no idea. Me and my friend are American, but we always talk in British accents! :-) We love British accents! :-)

  31. Posted October 27, 2013 at 01:44 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus did you fix the bug every time you were under a branch riding a horse and went under it you’d die

    • taybloom567
      Posted October 27, 2013 at 04:26 | Permalink | Reply

      That is not a bug

      • Posted October 27, 2013 at 12:51 | Permalink | Reply

        How isn’t a bug and if it’s not what logic is it that my head hits some leaves and I die.

  32. Posted October 27, 2013 at 01:58 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus i just figured out the sound generator and how to use it and i must say, wow so simple but i takes forever to figure out, also i just figured out the truth table and i must say it’s great for a simple 4 pin lock. all the while i do this on the demo version hahahaha

  33. Posted October 27, 2013 at 02:02 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, back on the gravestones. I’d really like to have villagers. I mean, someone had to bury those people! Plus, I is lonely… :( P.S. GIRL SKINS… VARIETY… FE-MALE SKIIIIIINNSSS!!!!! Ima sick of being boy :”(

  34. Posted October 27, 2013 at 02:27 | Permalink | Reply

    1.24= Skins and Multiplayer. All I want is skins and multiplayer! I think Survivalcraft has enough features to keep it fun while multiplayer and skins are being developed. Survivalcraft has a strong community and would make a great multiplayer environment. What else does Survivalcraft desperately need right now? People have asked for it since its launch. That was years ago! We want multiplayer! The new features are good and all but I think I speak for the community when I say we really want multiplayer.

  35. Posted October 27, 2013 at 02:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus what did you name your game character? I’m developing an official website just for you and survivalcraft. :) it could be any name btw. Or I could have suggestions from the audience? Anyone?

  36. Posted October 27, 2013 at 03:07 | Permalink | Reply

    Please check out my blog. Click on my name. I will be publishing a link for a Survivalcraft world tomorrow that is only available to those who go to my site…and maybe even a preview of another awesome world if you follow my blog via email:-)

  37. Posted October 27, 2013 at 03:28 | Permalink | Reply

    Here are some skins guys… Lemme know what you guys think


  38. Posted October 27, 2013 at 03:34 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, I have problems uploading my skin for my hero can you please look into this… I mite be the only one trying this and this feature might not be allowing me to upload it correctly. It seems to be uploading to the world rather than my character. The character skin color is affecting the world, not the character.

    • Posted October 27, 2013 at 04:11 | Permalink | Reply

      Options for uploading textures are for blocks or world, maybe you can creat a character texture option?

  39. Posted October 27, 2013 at 04:05 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi kaalus I have an old bug actually. I forgot to post about it. Anyway. Sometimes in creative mode this will happen randomly. I was working on a house one time and suddenly I could “see through the wall”I guess u could say. But it was like different from ordinary things. The flowers and window and stuff were all dark gray forms. I could even see underground! I had to get off and get back on before it went away. I’m getting tired of it! If it happens again I will post a pic. Then u can know what I’m seeing. Please fix. I have a android kindle fire

  40. Posted October 27, 2013 at 04:28 | Permalink | Reply

    When will it be ready for iPad? Plus I think u should make it so that animals can breed

  41. Posted October 27, 2013 at 05:30 | Permalink | Reply

    I found a glitch where I can see a sliver of the terrain beneath the surface when I open the door to my mine. I found it while being chased out of my mine by a bear, good thing I put 2 doors between my mine and my fort.


    • Posted October 27, 2013 at 09:42 | Permalink | Reply

      that happens to me to kaalus please fix

  42. Posted October 27, 2013 at 09:44 | Permalink | Reply

    and when i died on harmless i re spawned in the cave bellow were i died

  43. Posted October 27, 2013 at 11:28 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi Kaalus!
    Just wanted to let you know that one of my friends posted a review at my blog on Survivalcraft (I let him, it’s a new segment).
    You can read it here: http://thegamesland.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/mobile-week-day-8-survivalcraft-experiments/

  44. Posted October 27, 2013 at 13:02 | Permalink | Reply

    Kalus are dropped item a entity?

  45. Posted October 27, 2013 at 15:06 | Permalink | Reply

    I am experienceing a bug! The stair corners wont work!!

  46. Posted October 27, 2013 at 15:09 | Permalink | Reply

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

  47. Posted October 27, 2013 at 15:14 | Permalink | Reply

    Solo awesome kalus!!! Love the gravestones and graves.

  48. Posted October 27, 2013 at 23:06 | Permalink | Reply

    Who ever made the soldier tree texture pack can you update it for 1.23 because that’s the the texture pack that Ian going to always use and less it’s for a map

  49. Posted October 27, 2013 at 23:56 | Permalink | Reply

    My ipad cannot find the update! My world is rising to the top of the list “Disney” and I was about to release the update but first I want to make it nicer with 1.23! Please help!

  50. Posted October 28, 2013 at 07:56 | Permalink | Reply

    I crying you say only testing on google play .. i REALY crying .. i wait so long time … i wait for WINDOWS PHONE …. WARGHH :'(

  51. Posted October 30, 2013 at 13:32 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, in creative mode I pick up items whenever I destroy a block. Example I destroy the dirt and it pops up and I pick
    It up! What is wrong?

  52. Posted October 30, 2013 at 18:53 | Permalink | Reply

    In .1.23.2 would you please make it possible to make the stairs turn corners when upside down as I use them for decorateing the tops of my house walls when in doors thanks

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