1.23 Release Wrapup

As you probably noticed (or saw my tweet), iOS version of 1.23 was accepted by Apple and hit the Appstore yesterday.

This pretty much concludes the ever more lengthy release process. Not quite though – the version available for Android is still a little bit older, as it hasn’t got all the newest bugfixes that other platforms got. I am amending this at this very moment – 1.23.3 should be downloadable from Google Play in a couple of hours at the most.


Watch my twitter. To celebrate, over the coming days I will be tweeting some promo codes for the latest version to be redeemed in the App Store.

What next?

I am already at work on 1.24. So far no announcements to make, but it won’t have many new electrics in it, if you are worried about that. I have a fairly well outlined plan what I want to include. It’s just the case of finding out what works best and what doesn’t. You know, I’d hate to promise you anything and then have to drop it :-)

Here’s the list of changes from 1.22 to 1.23, in case you haven’t seen it yet in the updates history page.

  • Added rating of community content
  • Added reporting of bad community content
  • Added stair corners
  • Fixed framerate limiter
  • Added donkeys
  • Added sea bass and freshwater bass
  • Camel model changes
  • Added larger visibility range, up to 2.5x current (via settings/performance)
  • Added use of multiple CPU cores for terrain updates increasing gameplay smoothness
  • Added stubborn steed behavior and ability to feed steeds to overcome it
  • Added generation of traps
  • Added generation of graves with a surprise
  • Fixed cave creatures spawning in buildings
  • Fixed dawn/dusk time when using time of day button
  • Fixed bug with aggressive animals losing interest in player
  • Fixed player dying after placing block over himself in tight spaces
  • Fixed collapsing blocks going through soil
  • Fixed paint bucket disappearing after all paint is used up
  • Fixed light needed for plants to grow
  • Made birds more difficult to hunt
  • Reduced hit reach from 5 to 2 meters, making combat more realistic and difficult
  • Reduced hit frequency from 2 to 1.5/s
  • Player starts with 55% food, not 100% in challenging
  • Made rye drop more seeds
  • Added ability to define block type of flat terrain
  • Added ability to have magma ocean in flat terrain
  • Modification time displayed in Dropbox/SDCard contents view
  • Added analog electric signals
  • Added motion detector electric device
  • Added 4-led electric device
  • Added 7-segment display electric device
  • Added sound generator electric device
  • Added analog-to-digital converter electric device
  • Added digital-to-analog converter electric device
  • Added 4-bit counter electric device
  • Added memory bank electric device
  • Added truth table electric device
  • Added new UI for editing certain items (memory banks, batteries etc.)
  • Made pressure plates emit analog signal indicating weight
  • Made battery voltage editable
  • Many changes to creative inventory. E.g. can drop items from it.
  • Cleaned up recipes for all electric elements to make them more consistent
  • Made thermometer and hygrometer output analog electric signals
  • Updated models of all electric gates to be more consistent
  • Updated all existing electric devices to work properly with analog signals
  • Added a way to see user ID
  • General optimizations


  1. Posted November 7, 2013 at 19:03 | Permalink | Reply


  2. Posted November 7, 2013 at 19:03 | Permalink | Reply

    I like this can with my heart.

  3. lepediivi
    Posted November 7, 2013 at 19:06 | Permalink | Reply

    Is it possible to make multiplayer?

  4. Posted November 7, 2013 at 19:07 | Permalink | Reply


  5. Posted November 7, 2013 at 19:14 | Permalink | Reply

    Do you have any plans of incorporating multiplayer in the future? Love the game btw.

  6. Posted November 7, 2013 at 19:27 | Permalink | Reply

    The additional view-distance options cause the game to crash almost immediately on my Lumia 920.

    The game says 512mb is recommended, the Lumia 920 has 1GB. What gives?

    • Posted November 7, 2013 at 20:43 | Permalink | Reply

      I have the exactly same problem on same phone. Also when I lower the viewing distance it automatically goes back to the highest point when I next time start game.

    • Posted November 8, 2013 at 12:43 | Permalink | Reply

      Idk same thing with my 900. I use 128 blocks without crashing

  7. Posted November 7, 2013 at 19:51 | Permalink | Reply

    Plis add español language PLIS!!!

  8. Posted November 7, 2013 at 19:58 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, I have an idea for you.
    Add the password function on the worlds, it was impossible to change the gamemode, and other information about the world without a password
    Please reply.
    Sorry for terrible English =)

  9. Posted November 7, 2013 at 20:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Add railway system with trains and add frogs and matrix sign

  10. Posted November 7, 2013 at 20:35 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Kaalus
    I have an great Idea ;)
    Why don’t you add mini block’s to the world of survivalcraft? You know mini blocks that you can place every where you want. If you would add them, we could make really good locking worlds. We would be able to create furniture and other cool stuff with mini blocks! :)
    Think about it kaalus! :)

    If you’re not able to imagine what I mean with this, go to youtube and type in mini blocks mod for minecraft. You will see then :)
    It’s just an Idea, I’m not drying to to convince you to do it :)

    • Posted November 8, 2013 at 19:50 | Permalink | Reply

      I had thought of this also… Like a .25 block. Having smaller blocks might complicate things though.

  11. Posted November 7, 2013 at 20:43 | Permalink | Reply

    so far im loving the update. any possibility for shader mods?

  12. Posted November 7, 2013 at 20:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Very nice job! Thanks Kaalus!!

  13. Posted November 7, 2013 at 21:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Could someone please make a titanic texture pack. I am building a replica of the ship and I would love to have a texture pack for it

  14. Posted November 7, 2013 at 21:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Wow we’ve come so far so fast…… Like a jetplane

  15. Posted November 7, 2013 at 21:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Whoa look at all new stuff kaalus added… And people are thinking 0.8.0 will be huge
    What 0.8.0 will bring: Bugfixes, pumpkis, more bugfixes, compass (why? How can someone get lost in mcpe?), more bugfixes, watch, more bugfixes, caves (will be smaller then sc ones u.u), more bugfixes, carpet (so useful…), more bugfixes, minecarts (at least one thing useful!), more bug fixes, cloud 3D (sc clouds are better u.u), more bug fixes
    After 0.8.0 they will release 20 updates with more bugfixes! Good job mojang!

    • Posted November 7, 2013 at 21:51 | Permalink | Reply

      Theyre getting infinite worlds dude. That’s how pe players will get lost. Also villages and jungle and swamps biomes.

      • Posted November 8, 2013 at 04:09 | Permalink | Reply

        inf. worlds won’t be coming until after 0.9.0 and that’s in another 8 months to a year from now and caves won’t be coming until then either so yeah….SC is better

  16. Posted November 7, 2013 at 21:49 | Permalink | Reply

    On my kindle no buttons are working!

  17. Posted November 7, 2013 at 21:51 | Permalink | Reply

    Look at my blog somebody. :)

  18. Posted November 7, 2013 at 22:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus,in 1.24,i want two things so far
    (1) Animated leaves and grass. Watching the leaves and grass sway back and forth makes everything seem so peaceful……(even though its not :-) )
    (2) You can go through leaves. Leaves arent solid,they’re flexible.
    Thanks for reading my ideas!

  19. Posted November 7, 2013 at 23:00 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus you deserve a break for your hard work 1.24 can wait a week right?

  20. Posted November 7, 2013 at 23:25 | Permalink | Reply

    I keep on having a glitch. Occasionally when I place a stair a whole appears. It is very annoying.

    • RosslynB
      Posted November 8, 2013 at 00:02 | Permalink | Reply

      I’ve had that glitch, too.

      • Posted November 8, 2013 at 14:46 | Permalink | Reply

        That’s a bug not a glitch, there’s a difference

        • RosslynB
          Posted November 8, 2013 at 17:51 | Permalink

          It’s a very annoying bug, either way

    • Posted November 8, 2013 at 00:29 | Permalink | Reply

      Hi, do you mean a “hole”?

  21. Posted November 8, 2013 at 00:36 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus! I need you to fix something!
    I’m on an iPod 4th gen. and I have settings on low and I don’t have far distance,but when I play for a few minutes,it crashes!!Please fix it! I was so excited for the update but when this ocuured,I was so mad!!! Kaalus,I really need you to fix this. Please!
    thank you,

    • Posted November 8, 2013 at 12:12 | Permalink | Reply

      Marlon Neveu
      Posted November 7, 2013 at 01:55 | Permalink | Reply
      Kaalus, my 1.23 on iOS is lagging so much. It’s on 64 blocks or whatever. Even when I put it down to the lowest viewing thing it can barely work. I’m soooo mad. Plz help me. I can’t comment, because I don’t have a wordpress account. I’m just replying from the email of the post. So plz just email me your response. Plz. I need help. I’m so sad.Posted November 7, 2013 at 05:09 | Permalink | Reply

      Sent from my iPod touch 5th gen.

      Gavin Helgeson
      I’m getting constant freezing up… About 10 times so far….Then after 15~20 seconds of the game being locked up the game closes down. I get massive slow down when I come across large forests, but that’s on the experimental distance setting… It works ok a step down from that.

      Sent from my iPad 3rd Gen.

  22. Posted November 8, 2013 at 00:47 | Permalink | Reply

    does anyone know how to update your os on android phones?

  23. Posted November 8, 2013 at 01:26 | Permalink | Reply

    I think you forgot about the pumpkin seeds. You added seeds for everything,except for pumpkins. Oh one more thing,tall grass should not be growing in large amounts in snow biomes,since it makes the biome look ugly. And make islands more bigger.

  24. Posted November 8, 2013 at 02:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi! I am sooo glad you added ratings! I made a city called fancy city 26, and its at the top of the top rated list right now! Thank you so much! All my time and hard work finally feels like its paid off:) thank you so much kaalus:) you have no idea! PLEASE contact me twilafurbay@gmail.com or twitter thank you sm!!!::))

    • Posted November 9, 2013 at 01:58 | Permalink | Reply

      Hi, how do you choose your spawn point for your map? Is that your original spawn point or is that the area your choosing before publishing? Thank you:)

  25. Posted November 8, 2013 at 03:05 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey kanal us I was on a map and the screen started to have dark flashes then it said ahh like in a sleeping motion I lost health as well

    • Posted November 8, 2013 at 18:56 | Permalink | Reply

      Lol you character was probably exhausted.. You were passing out from lack if sleep.

  26. Posted November 8, 2013 at 03:06 | Permalink | Reply

    I mean kaalus

  27. Posted November 8, 2013 at 05:55 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus you should add wireless electricity for people to make radios and wireless tv. Use analogue signals to choose frequency

  28. Posted November 8, 2013 at 06:44 | Permalink | Reply

    I know you have your own idea of what could be coming next, but maybe letting the community decode would be nice. sometimes developers lose themselves. Any who, for the next update, you could labor improve the environment. one minute your in a desert, in the next your in a snow covered area. how spurs that make sense? more biomes like rivers, jungles, etc would be nice as well as disasters like forest fires, hurricanes, and stuff. more monsters, honestly survival is boring. bears, lions and coyotes aren’t scary. the only thing you need to be worried about are the were wolves. how about zombies, Bigfoot, cannibalistic human creatures, vampires and the like of that. this game night be considered realistic, but that lost legitimacy with the werewolves and terrible terrain changes.

    • Posted November 8, 2013 at 07:30 | Permalink | Reply

      have you ever play’d on cruel mode and did you know coyotes only attack at night

    • Posted November 8, 2013 at 12:37 | Permalink | Reply

      No stinking zombies! Every stinking game has zombies, we don’t need them! Cannibalistic humans would be okay

  29. Posted November 8, 2013 at 07:05 | Permalink | Reply


  30. Posted November 8, 2013 at 07:28 | Permalink | Reply

    cool but multiplayer would be better

  31. Posted November 8, 2013 at 14:10 | Permalink | Reply

    Personalities is what we need. Cannibals and villagers. I think we have enough animals, they just aren’t the same, and its becoming a Zoo meme. I’d like to survive encounters with hostile natives on 2 feet, and I don’t mean ostriches ;)

    • Posted November 8, 2013 at 16:19 | Permalink | Reply

      Nope we need flying animals, pets (parrot, cats and dogs), and villagers will come, kaalus is already working with generated structure, soon we will find villages and when villages come npcs will come too

  32. gibranalnn
    Posted November 8, 2013 at 14:26 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Kaalus! Please replace the froyo ui used on editing text with holo 4.4 KitKat ui on 1.24! Also, you should make an overhaul to the app’s home page for KITKAT USERS ONLY, so the Android 4.4 users will see community content first rather than personal content. Thanks!

  33. cursedth
    Posted November 8, 2013 at 14:57 | Permalink | Reply

    Forum just downed on 8-11-13. No mentions from Yuku?

    Just wanted to add in ‘Feature Request’ for if building were going to be pre-generated if they could be exotic buildings/ruins like stonehenge, Inca or Maya tempels, excavations on mountain sides.

    And :) underwater cave systems with air-pockets. There are cave with water in them, but not underwater.

    And, to all in general, check out my MusicToDancia.scworldfile published in user content.
    Creative use of Motion-detectors and Sound-generator.
    Make music while moving/dancing!! :)

    Regards Cursedth

    • cursedth
      Posted November 8, 2013 at 14:59 | Permalink | Reply

      Ah forum is back??

      But plz no modern buildings. plz consider game setting and theme. – -d

  34. Posted November 8, 2013 at 17:06 | Permalink | Reply

    What do birds eat I throw everything I could think of but they would not eat

  35. Posted November 8, 2013 at 17:11 | Permalink | Reply

    they should eat bread and seeds

  36. The Pokemon Miner
    Posted November 8, 2013 at 20:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Kaalus should we report worlds with inappropriate seeds?

  37. Posted November 9, 2013 at 23:10 | Permalink | Reply

    When are you going to add multiplayer I’m looking forward to this thing man very please with all my soul

  38. Posted November 9, 2013 at 23:12 | Permalink | Reply

    When are going to add multiplayer, I’m looking foreward to this thing so as my family so so much and god will bless your soul

  39. Posted November 10, 2013 at 20:51 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Kaalus, I was wondering if you could make the attack range optional. When you reduced it from 5 to 2 it made a lot of my maps unplayable. Could you please fix this? This 2 block attack range is really pushing it.

  40. Posted November 12, 2013 at 02:46 | Permalink | Reply

    For 1.24 you should make the saddles come off the horses and donkeys so you can use them on other animals since you can only get leather from bears I have a hard time finding bears therefore I can’t make saddles for my horses also carts that you can hook horses up to and make a hard to find material that is used to make the stuff to attach the horse to the cart and adding a fence that no animals can escape from I’ve had problems with my donkey and camel escaping and I think that should be fixed. Thank you for reading I hope this helps ;)

  41. Posted November 12, 2013 at 23:51 | Permalink | Reply


  42. Posted November 13, 2013 at 01:34 | Permalink | Reply

    What is the surprise with graves?

  43. Posted November 13, 2013 at 03:46 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey where is the orcas they r not found in my world anymore I have looked in every single world made 4 New world’s looked at islands they were not there

  44. Posted November 16, 2013 at 14:49 | Permalink | Reply

    U should.add pets and ways to mate animals.also to make it multiplayer and add lead rope for animals and vilages and villagers.

  45. Posted November 16, 2013 at 14:59 | Permalink | Reply

    U shoula add multiplayer,leadropes for animals,a way to mate animals,a way to tame wolfs and villages and villagers.

  46. Posted December 19, 2013 at 04:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Lol I’m such an idiot, I was walking around in challenging, and I accidentally walked right on to a grass trap, and fell on to spikes.KAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHN’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Posted December 19, 2013 at 14:36 | Permalink | Reply

      @kyler LOL I did the same thing and caught it on video for my Rivertown series, Iits in one of the episodes…I was walking backwards baiting a bull and suddenly BAM all went yellow and red. Oh ya I was testing hit points hack so I didn’t die. The bull jumped in on top of me, surprised I lived.

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