Waiting For Apple

The status of Survivalcraft at Apple is still “Waiting For Review”.

All other platforms have it already, unfortunately iOS guys have to be patient, there’s nothing we can do to speed it up. I’ll let you know as soon as there are any changes.

Apple 1.23.5

In the meantime, here’s a description of some more electric elements from 1.23.

Analog-To-Digital Converter

Converts analog signal into 4 digital signals.

This device takes a single analog signal through the back input (you need to use wire-through-block to access it). It then splits the signal into 4 constituent bits and outputs them (as digital signals) on its 4 numbered outputs.

Here’s a table that will hopefully help you understand relationship between analog signal and its 4-bit representation:

Voltage Hex Digit (on 7 segment display) Bit 0 Bit 1 Bit 2 Bit 3
0.0V 0 0 0 0 0
0.1V 1 1 0 0 0
0.2V 2 0 1 0 0
0.3V 3 1 1 0 0
0.4V 4 0 0 1 0
0.5V 5 1 0 1 0
0.6V 6 0 1 1 0
0.7V 7 1 1 1 0
0.8V 8 0 0 0 1
0.9V 9 1 0 0 1
1.0V A 0 1 0 1
1.1V B 1 1 0 1
1.2V C 0 0 1 1
1.3V D 1 0 1 1
1.4V E 0 1 1 1
1.5V F 1 1 1 1

Digital-To-Analog Converter

Converts 4 digital signals into a single analog signal.

This is a device that works like Analog-To-Digital converter in reverse. It takes 4 digital signals on its four numbered side inputs and combines them into a single analog signal at the back output. Use the above table in reverse to see how bits match up with voltages.

These devices are not flashy and boomy stuff, like displays, sound generators or gunpowder kegs. Still, they are invaluable when constructing complex electric circuits. What to use them for?

  • Whenever you need to access specific bits of an analog signal
  • Whenever you want to combine several digital signals into a single analog signal

86 Comments

  1. katstorylines
    Posted November 3, 2013 at 16:52 | Permalink | Reply

    First!
    Im so annoyed because im an ios person. Why are apple ba at this kind of thing after they accepted so quickly before. Also this update sounds great so they shouldnt decline it. I suppose we just have to wait and hope for the best. I have a big hunger games map to make anyway but I need a clock!

    • Posted November 3, 2013 at 17:12 | Permalink | Reply

      Well then boo-hoo to you! Mabye you’ll learn how it feels to have SOMETHING RUBBED IN YO FACE FOR ONCE!!!

      • katstorylines
        Posted November 3, 2013 at 20:31 | Permalink | Reply

        There’s no need to be loud and insulting. :( I was just commenting. We should all get our freedom of speech on here and not be worried about what others will say.
        Kaalus: keep up the great work and I can’t wait for the next update. Survivalcraft is amazing

      • dragon master an awesome dragonologist
        Posted November 3, 2013 at 22:01 | Permalink | Reply

        Spottedcloud calm down don’t worry I get that with your friends and them with apple and the updates ok let’s not fight at the moment comment clan needs peace for now I need some time from war so I can spend time with cake. So lets not fight okay. And I’m not trying to argue with you and besides being deputy of comment clan is awesome.

  2. Posted November 3, 2013 at 16:53 | Permalink | Reply

    FIRST, Hey Kaalus can you add lefty mode next and please take a break you worked really on this update and you deserve it.

  3. Posted November 3, 2013 at 16:59 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, what’s next?

    • Posted November 3, 2013 at 18:24 | Permalink | Reply

      Pertaining to 1.24? I would like to see some basic property additions to standing elements such as logs being able to be placed sideways, fence posts placed horizontally against a block would have a extended part (so it doesn’t levitate) and ice slightly transparent and does not melt upon breaking but melting upon temperature change vs breaking to name a few.

  4. Posted November 3, 2013 at 17:09 | Permalink | Reply

    They deserve to wait! My friends with (cr)Apple are usually the ones bragging that they got it first. This is the first time EVER that I’ve gotten to rub it in their faces. I that’s what they deserve! I think it’s the new iOS that’s slowing the updates down.

  5. Posted November 3, 2013 at 17:14 | Permalink | Reply

    Im finding more random patches of snow :-/ also,im going to make a post on my blog about PIKACHU……it took me two stinking hours to make,i think its epic. Click my name or go to http://ashlynolive.wordpress.com to find out more.
    :-)

  6. Marlon Neveu
    Posted November 3, 2013 at 17:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Dang. I wish they didn’t have to tests it so much.

    Sent from my iPod Touch 5th Gen.

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    • Posted November 3, 2013 at 17:57 | Permalink | Reply

      I believe here are some reasons that it is taking longer for IOS.

      There standards are the highest for all platforms.

      They have a lot more apps to approve ahead of Survival Craft.

      They have run into some complications and are compiling them.

      Survival Crafts new electronics are complicated therefore they are still working on them, figuring them out , making sure they work before approval.

      Maybe they have a new person on the job. :p

      I did some research, they do work and approve on weekends.
      They average wait time for approval is a week now.
      They are located in California.

      So if you live on the east coast like I do, we will receive it 3 hours later.
      A example of that is if employee X takes a lunch, let’s says at noon(California time) if he or she approves it after or before that time we could get it accordingly…so if he approves it late in his work shift, let’s say 3pm California time then we could (east coast time) receive it sometime after 6pm.

  7. Posted November 3, 2013 at 17:54 | Permalink | Reply

    dang apple im a making a complaint about apple about how long they take!!! to review apps!!!!

    sent from a user with an i pad 2

    • Posted November 3, 2013 at 19:30 | Permalink | Reply

      I don’t mind waiting, at least all of my apps work perfectly as expected ;)

      • Posted November 4, 2013 at 14:37 | Permalink | Reply

        Funny when I was using iOS I had more crashes with apps then I’ve ever had on android.

  8. Posted November 3, 2013 at 18:01 | Permalink | Reply

    I keep trying to tell you Kaalus, Apple may not allow Survivalcraft onto the app store now because of how many changes to the engine you made. Apple does not allow complete or overhauled engine changes.

    • Posted November 3, 2013 at 18:29 | Permalink | Reply

      what evdence do you have

      • Posted November 3, 2013 at 19:34 | Permalink | Reply

        Proof 1: MCPE
        They won’t allow MCPE to upload a version with infinite worlds because it would require a complete engine change.

        In order for someone to upload a game with major engine changes, or complete engine changes, they would have to upload it as a new app, which would require people to pay for it again. It’s part off apple’s dev policies. Go look it up for yourself. I am going into app development myself, it’s common knowledge that you have to know.

        • Posted November 3, 2013 at 19:37 | Permalink

          Survivalcraft has always had infinite worlds. Kaalus only changed the viewable portion. even generating flat worlds as one type of block isn’t a complete engine change.

        • Posted November 3, 2013 at 20:09 | Permalink

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_engine

          Hmm interesting Dylan.

          The overhaul to the game engine that I would see that would consider this considerable is a multiplayer function. Perhaps Kaalus has already developed this and this is possibly causing the delay, he did mention a push towards community content… or read my previous post about possible delay.

        • Posted November 3, 2013 at 20:36 | Permalink

          @Mandalamama314: I was talking about MCPE for that, however with the new electronics and such, he had to change the engine quiet a bit, if you read his previous posts you would know this.

          @Gavinhelgeson: Yes, we already know that Kaalus has multiplayer in the works, that would not require a change to the engine though, just very complex coding. This causes your post to be defunct in that aspect.

        • Posted November 3, 2013 at 20:49 | Permalink

          Whoa easy there cowboy, I was just exploring your topic:) so what would make this engine more complex? The electronics are already there, he just added to it, and Kaalus never formerly mention multiplayer in the works. If so can you please repost the quote? Wouldn’t the complex coding apply to the new electronics also? The new electronics wouldn’t require a major overhaul like multiplayer would I.e. New servers.

        • dragon master an awesome dragonologist
          Posted November 3, 2013 at 22:05 | Permalink

          Seriously can’t humans ever be peaceful towards each other at this rate were gonna be the death of ourselves.
          I’m not trying to argue okay. You get it okay.

        • Posted November 4, 2013 at 00:48 | Permalink

          As long as there are different ideas there will be arguing,fighting ,and war

        • dragon master an awesome dragonologist
          Posted November 4, 2013 at 01:02 | Permalink

          Yeah I agree I would of never had any of this in my life if ze God of evil never came along its true I would of never met cake or been in comment clan and reading the warrior cats books or loved survivalcraft or minecraft.

        • Posted November 4, 2013 at 01:15 | Permalink

          Sadly war will happen until Jesus comes back

        • Posted November 4, 2013 at 02:10 | Permalink

          Wars are fought over 2 things guys…. Religion and land.

        • Posted November 4, 2013 at 14:41 | Permalink

          Actually war is fought over those two as well as oil, other resources, control, technology, food, and many other reasons. Also not all wars are physically fought. There are debate wars for instance.

        • Posted November 4, 2013 at 15:48 | Permalink

          Guys, we aren’t having a war…

    • Posted November 4, 2013 at 13:02 | Permalink | Reply

      About the game engine change, and Apple’s policy on it. Have you got any evidence to back up that claim? I’ve never heard of that before, and can’t find any reference to it.

      It seems contradictory to their own current initiative of encouraging game devs to switch to SpriteKit (their new 2D API).

  9. Posted November 3, 2013 at 18:06 | Permalink | Reply

    Kalaus you need a break. You’ve been working so hard on pleasing everybody!!!! But really you deserve a break

  10. Posted November 3, 2013 at 18:57 | Permalink | Reply

    wow kaalus, i’m so glad you explained the analog the digital thing to me now. I finally get it and it seems very useful!

    • Posted November 3, 2013 at 18:58 | Permalink | Reply

      don’t forget to check out my blog for a brief explanation of the truth table.

  11. Posted November 3, 2013 at 19:02 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi

  12. Posted November 3, 2013 at 19:26 | Permalink | Reply

    i am working on a new texture name “italian by wow” ; but i need the new texture update template

    • Posted November 3, 2013 at 20:11 | Permalink | Reply

      Awesome, great work Michael, we all look foward to it:)

    • Posted November 3, 2013 at 20:39 | Permalink | Reply

      hey what gives ! ? i uploaded the texture called Italian by wow to my drop box but on its not showing up , on my PC it shows its their , but when i go on to my tablet to the game it doesnt show it .. i know am doing everything right , i been doing textures for year or more .

      • Posted November 3, 2013 at 20:52 | Permalink | Reply

        Hmmm is it 1.23 compatible? Also Michael can you please confirm for me if a 1.22 texture I.e midevil texture will work on 1.23?

        • Posted November 3, 2013 at 21:06 | Permalink

          Hmmm is it 1.23 compatible? Also Michael can you please confirm for me if a 1.22 texture I.e midevil texture will work on 1.23? (A) answer : no i dont think so .

        • Posted November 3, 2013 at 22:23 | Permalink

          Thank you:)

        • Posted November 3, 2013 at 23:59 | Permalink

          1.22 textures isn’t compatible with 1.23 . What that means the new items want appear properly. New items such as tomes , electronic items, ect; since their isn’t a 1.23 texture template posted yet; to make the new items appear in the 1.23 . you can temporary take away the purple or blank area in the 1.22 texture template and replace this with a stone texture or any texture you desire. Then save to drop box , member save file as an png.

  13. Posted November 3, 2013 at 19:40 | Permalink | Reply

    people keep posting “simple” electrics guides for “kids and dummies” and such, but explaining over and over how each electric component works only helps people who already work with electrics. how about some players make guides like “how to make a basic clock” and “how to make a basic motion detector”? that would be truly useful to everyone! :)

    • Posted November 3, 2013 at 19:42 | Permalink | Reply

      How did you do that at the same time as I did?!?!!!

    • cursedth
      Posted November 3, 2013 at 19:57 | Permalink | Reply

      Thay whish is my command!
      Just kidding. :)

      But would it be so that I was helping a friend on the forum who had trouble with the Soundgenerator, I created two example worldfiles with a soundgenerator one using RTCs connected to memory-banks and one using 4-bit-counters and a loop created with Delay-gates and explanations. (hope it is easy to follow and understand)
      They’re both dropbox and are called SoundGen01.scworld and Soundgen02.scworld.
      You can find them in the ‘Jukebox’ topic.

      Link:
      survivalcraft.lefora.com/topic/19403868/Jukebox

      Hope it’s at least a little satisfying.
      Cursedth

    • Posted November 3, 2013 at 20:38 | Permalink | Reply

      With the added electronics, it’s possible to build a 16 bit computer. Someone should make a tutorial on that.

    • Posted November 4, 2013 at 14:44 | Permalink | Reply

      The wiki has a few simple guides or instructions.

  14. Posted November 3, 2013 at 19:40 | Permalink | Reply

    Can somebody make a photorealism texture pack please,and another electricity fd map,cause I need examples of the circuits and gates. Oh,how far are these traps generated from the shore?

  15. Posted November 3, 2013 at 20:53 | Permalink | Reply

    I opened my ipad and saw that one app needed to be updated and I thought it was survival craft. And sadly it wasn’t. *SOB*

  16. Posted November 3, 2013 at 21:01 | Permalink | Reply

    You guys make me so happy :D

  17. Posted November 3, 2013 at 21:03 | Permalink | Reply

    if anyone is experiencing a bug that involves the controls sticking on you; it’s because your device is trying to connecting to wifi. You can play with wifi on or off and it want stick; but when when it trying to registered wifi awhile playing the game the controls will stick. just restart the game. or turn wifi off .

  18. The Pokemon Miner
    Posted November 3, 2013 at 21:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus I found a bug where if you follow a compass a long way north then it will just point to one spot in the world

    • dragon master an awesome dragonologist
      Posted November 3, 2013 at 21:56 | Permalink | Reply

      Hmm weird bug.

      • colepanzer
        Posted November 4, 2013 at 00:47 | Permalink | Reply

        Well maybe you crossed the North Pole!

    • Posted November 3, 2013 at 22:17 | Permalink | Reply

      that “one point in the world” is your spawn point. try reading the description next time.

  19. Posted November 3, 2013 at 22:24 | Permalink | Reply

    My questions have not yet been answered. -_-

  20. The Pokemon Miner
    Posted November 3, 2013 at 23:18 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m sorry I forgort

  21. Posted November 3, 2013 at 23:59 | Permalink | Reply

    1.22 textures isn’t compatible with 1.23 . What that means the new items want appear properly. New items such as tomes , electronic items, ect; since their isn’t a 1.23 texture template posted yet; to make the new items appear in the 1.23 . you can temporary take away the purple or blank area in the 1.22 texture template and replace this with a stone texture or any texture you desire. Then save to drop box , member save file as an png.

  22. Posted November 4, 2013 at 00:56 | Permalink | Reply

    Shouldn’t diamonds weigh to an F

  23. Posted November 4, 2013 at 01:00 | Permalink | Reply

    I noticed that the magnet is pointing to where the ship dropped me at

  24. Posted November 4, 2013 at 01:38 | Permalink | Reply

    I will try to post this crazy world which had generated an unusual chunk of basalt in mid air out at sea. It will be called “Ineecia”,the randomly-named world.

    • Posted November 4, 2013 at 02:05 | Permalink | Reply

      TREE MADE OF DIRT!!!! TREE MADE OF DIRT!!!! IT’S CONFIRMED,OFFICIALY CONFIRMED!!!!! IT IS TRUE!!! IM NOT KIDDING!!!! I thought it was a troll,BUT IT’S NOT!!!!

    • Posted November 4, 2013 at 02:15 | Permalink | Reply

      “Floating islands” is what I call these… It’s normal… I have a map with quite a few of them… One at least 6×6 with a tree growing on it. It’s a normal terrain phenomena.

      • Posted November 4, 2013 at 04:00 | Permalink | Reply

        I’ve also came across a whale beaching himself.. I couldn’t believe my eyes… He was up on a shore, taking damage from being partially on land.

  25. cursedth
    Posted November 4, 2013 at 09:35 | Permalink | Reply

    Added ‘motion detectors’ and added ‘low’ and ‘high’ values in [analog and digital]

    http://survivalcraft.lefora.com/topic/19403872/123-electronics-for-KIDS-and-dummies#.UnTqZ_lYPx4

  26. Posted November 4, 2013 at 12:34 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, What ios requires for this update?

  27. The Pokemon Miner
    Posted November 4, 2013 at 14:40 | Permalink | Reply

    Maybe if it wasn’t any trouble he could add multiplayer in next update

  28. Posted November 4, 2013 at 14:52 | Permalink | Reply

    I have a kindle. I found a bug. I keep coming across dead animals stacked on top of each other. They are in groups of two or four.

  29. Posted November 4, 2013 at 14:56 | Permalink | Reply

    I just found another bug. I keep finding trees with boats on the tops of the trees

  30. Posted November 4, 2013 at 14:59 | Permalink | Reply

    Could someone please make a titanic texture pack? I would love to see how it turns out. And would love to use it.

  31. Posted November 4, 2013 at 15:23 | Permalink | Reply

    Corner stairs do not work

    • Posted November 4, 2013 at 22:22 | Permalink | Reply

      corner stairs works on the out side corners not the inside corners , but your right i wish they did work

  32. Posted November 5, 2013 at 04:19 | Permalink | Reply

    Ok, guys, Kaalus, please don’t crucify me here. I love this game. But.
    I’m kind of a purist when I play. Electrics are awesome in their own right, but in a future I would love to see focus on simpler things.
    Clothing made from animal pelts or fibers from plants (cotton) and Rope from plants. This would give farming more validation other than making bread. Building a horse drawn cart would be awesome maybe even give it storage. You get the idea. Stuff you would need to or be able to do in a real survival setting. I’m sure you have considered some of these things already and keep up the good work. Big fan love your game!

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