Procedural UI

For some days I have been working on converting most of the bitmap-based UI in Survivalcraft to procedural drawn one. Along with that I am doing large refactoring of the code that handles the UI to be less rigid and easier to extend.

To give you some background of that work, in 1.24 every panel was hand drawn. Furnace, crafting table, inventory, chest, vital stats etc. As you can imagine, to maintain these panels required a lot of work. Horrible, mechanical work mostly. Bitmaps are inflexible, ugly in high-res, and are increasing download sizes and memory usage. I knew for a long time that they will have to go.

Because one of the features in 1.25 will require me to extend the list of these panels (hint, hint), I decided now is the time for a change.

For example, here’s how the procedurally drawn furnace panel looks like:

ProceduralFurnace

All the slots, text and even the arrow is procedural, everything declared in my homebrew XAML-derivative. For the coders out there, I even have attached properties. How cool is that :-)

Fonts are still bitmap-based unfortunately, even though they use a much improved rendering engine compared to what’s built into XNA. I’m not really up for making a cross-platform vector font renderer…

All this has interrupted my work on the actual game features, but I should be back on them shortly! Some major refactoring is needed from time to time if the game codebase is to stay healthy.

206 Comments

  1. Marlon Neveu
    Posted January 4, 2014 at 00:18 | Permalink | Reply

    First. Cool.

    Sent from my iPod Touch 5th!! [] PLAY SURVIVALCRAFT!!

    >

    • Posted January 6, 2014 at 16:42 | Permalink | Reply

      What if he’s adding skins for the multiplayer using the new textures

    • Posted January 19, 2014 at 18:27 | Permalink | Reply

      Here are some things for you to think about adding :)
      – monsters (hostile at night) more things to run from **
      – armour ( needed for more things to use and collect resorces for) **
      – saddles with chests on for horses and donkeys
      -skins or clothes ( or armour )
      – some kind of portal or new biome or weather to watch out for to make it seem more real *
      – weather update ( tornados or heavy storms or blizzards or droughts or tsunami **
      If need to contact for info my twitter @nuet101 or e-mail: UnleadedGaming@gmail.com
      * = important. ** ASAP

      • Posted January 19, 2014 at 18:29 | Permalink | Reply

        Plz add a weather update with extreme weather or mods that people can make and download

  2. Posted January 4, 2014 at 00:20 | Permalink | Reply

    2nd

  3. Posted January 4, 2014 at 00:21 | Permalink | Reply

    It means armour

  4. Posted January 4, 2014 at 00:21 | Permalink | Reply

    The 4.slots

  5. Posted January 4, 2014 at 00:23 | Permalink | Reply

    The prophesy the 4 slots would someday be used for something that some call , ARMOUR

  6. Posted January 4, 2014 at 00:26 | Permalink | Reply

    Looks interesting, great work k man

  7. Posted January 4, 2014 at 00:31 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice

  8. Posted January 4, 2014 at 00:37 | Permalink | Reply

    can someone tell what he means in the part where he says hint, hint im confused.

  9. Posted January 4, 2014 at 00:38 | Permalink | Reply

    maybe It could be some kind of transportation that takes several crafting slots to make

  10. Posted January 4, 2014 at 00:46 | Permalink | Reply

    Yep, it must be armour slots. But i think, if Kaalus could only focus on multiplayer, it would worth more than a hundred updates. Survivalcraft is already perfect as it is IMO. It just needs a few more stranded dudes to spice it up a little bit.

    • Posted January 4, 2014 at 01:20 | Permalink | Reply

      We are far away from that. First we need names and accounts for our players, so people know who you are. Second, it would be nice to be able to customize your players, to help you stand out from other people and this may need new player models, especially for the girls who say they don’t want to be a guy. Third, we need a search bar, to find that certain world. Fourth, we need to decide how this will work, will we all to go one world, will it be separate worlds, can anyone make a world, who will moderate these worlds, can anyone change the mode after it’s been set, who can come, and how many people are allowed. Fifth, talking.Sixth, the game needs a little more improvement, such as animal capacity, it needs to be enlarged, and how will multiplayer effect gameplay? Will it be slower? I’m not saying it could never happen, but it would take a lot of work.

  11. Posted January 4, 2014 at 00:46 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus the only thing that i understood in that post was “for some days” and I even know how to code but I guess c++ is alot harder than html! lol…..

    • Posted January 4, 2014 at 02:34 | Permalink | Reply

      HTML is not exactly a programming language but a markup language. And C++ is MUCH harder than html.

      • Posted January 4, 2014 at 12:14 | Permalink | Reply

        I know, in fact I’m currently working with javascript but I feel that I’m not doing all that well with it.

        • Posted January 4, 2014 at 12:32 | Permalink

          Yeah, even I want to learn javascript but that feels hard. I’m building a website with Weebly. :)

        • Posted January 4, 2014 at 12:36 | Permalink

          I see your website was built with Webs. It looks pretty good!

        • Posted January 4, 2014 at 17:31 | Permalink

          my website? I don’t think I have a website do I?

        • Posted January 4, 2014 at 18:49 | Permalink

          I fount it on your blog: http://survivalcraftworld1.webs.com/

        • Posted January 4, 2014 at 23:45 | Permalink

          oh, lol. that’s not my website, that is theultimategamer’s website, I just joined it

        • Posted January 4, 2014 at 23:56 | Permalink

          oh cool

        • Posted January 5, 2014 at 00:00 | Permalink

          Well you can consider your blog your website. After all, A blog is a type of website.

        • Posted January 5, 2014 at 11:58 | Permalink

          yeah I guess, Once I have the text editor program on my computer I will probably make a website about survivalcraft, though it won’t be up constantly because I don’t wont to pay for someone to host the server so it will be off of my computer and the website will only be up when my computer is on

        • Posted January 6, 2014 at 03:13 | Permalink

          Why don’t you try Weebly? You can build a free website and get free hosting their. Although your site address will end with .weebly.com instead of just .com, you could still upgrade to a .com domain later if you can afford it. :)

        • Posted January 6, 2014 at 11:29 | Permalink

          hmm seems reasonable but do you still make the website with pure coding of html

        • Posted January 6, 2014 at 12:05 | Permalink

          no, you drag stuff on your site. If you wanted to program your page you could drag an html on your site.

        • Posted January 7, 2014 at 01:17 | Permalink

          oh cool!

        • Posted January 4, 2014 at 18:58 | Permalink

          or was that a link to someone else’s website?

      • Posted January 4, 2014 at 18:50 | Permalink | Reply

        the forums

  12. Posted January 4, 2014 at 01:05 | Permalink | Reply

    I don’t know programming. What is this post even about?

  13. Posted January 4, 2014 at 01:09 | Permalink | Reply

    Plz do not insult me but I got a non jailbroken map for mcpe. :)

    • Posted January 4, 2014 at 01:13 | Permalink | Reply

      good for you. now go back and drink your milk so you would have energy to play minecraft. :P

  14. Posted January 4, 2014 at 01:41 | Permalink | Reply

    He meant armor or clothes. Extend + Bitmaps+ him hinting = 4 slots that now have a use

  15. Posted January 4, 2014 at 02:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Armor?

    • xxwizardologyxx
      Posted January 4, 2014 at 07:20 | Permalink | Reply

      I wouldn’t say armor…

      Since we have temperature I reckon that he’ll add cloths.

      Cold temperature = thick leather cloths
      Hot temperature= string cloths.

      That’s my opinion, armor mabey.

      • Posted January 4, 2014 at 16:55 | Permalink | Reply

        Yep probably wizardology.

        • xxwizardologyxx
          Posted January 5, 2014 at 00:43 | Permalink

          That’s just my idea,
          Besides if I was stranded in the wild I would want to be warm.
          I wouldn’t want heavy iron plates squishing me! Lol

  16. Posted January 4, 2014 at 02:20 | Permalink | Reply

    Im building a city guys. Visit my blog to help me build.
    https://dl.dropbox.com/s/vh7kx0nxpbj59aa/kaalus%20city.scworld?dl=1

  17. Posted January 4, 2014 at 03:08 | Permalink | Reply

    Thank goodness I’m learning code soon. I had to look up half of what you said on google:-)

  18. Posted January 4, 2014 at 03:19 | Permalink | Reply

    It’s probably going to be armor

  19. Posted January 4, 2014 at 04:32 | Permalink | Reply

    Could you make it so when you make dough it doesn’t take the bucket just empties it???

  20. Posted January 4, 2014 at 05:25 | Permalink | Reply

    MULTIPLAYER

  21. Posted January 4, 2014 at 05:26 | Permalink | Reply

    LOCAL WIFY MULTIPLAYER

  22. Posted January 4, 2014 at 05:27 | Permalink | Reply

    It would be such a let down if (and this hopefully will not happen)if he ment the crafting spot
    Kaalus when you do eventully start working on multiplayer make sure multiple people can have the same name because then you have to go through hours of trying to find a name

    • Posted January 4, 2014 at 10:06 | Permalink | Reply

      Are you insane!? Same name on multiple people, what if people with the same name end up on the same server/lan network, some real mayhem could happen…

      • Posted January 4, 2014 at 15:14 | Permalink | Reply

        Well it would nt matter unless there was comands and mabye it could be to where it was onluy a certain number of people and also if he released multiplayer your way people with google play would take most of the names

  23. Posted January 4, 2014 at 07:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Wondering if you are considering I18N, and if so are bitmap fonts is a blocker?

    • Posted January 4, 2014 at 19:58 | Permalink | Reply

      pretty cool if it’s true…i’m from china and our team had tried to translate the game but unfortunately blocked by the fonts — 26 letters to thousands of chinese characters in one pic, that’s a nightmare (  ̄ε(  ̄ ) 

  24. Posted January 4, 2014 at 07:52 | Permalink | Reply

    POLL – what kind of new panel does everyone think it will be? “…one of the features in 1.25 will require me to extend the list of these panels (hint, hint)”
    1. pack animal/boat inventory chest
    2. vehicle construction
    3 something with electronics
    4 multi-player (wishful thinking)
    5 something else _______________

  25. michal5575
    Posted January 4, 2014 at 09:23 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice to see you are still working

  26. Posted January 4, 2014 at 09:58 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, in appreciation of all you have done to make sc what it is, here is a world dedicated to you:
    https://dl.dropbox.com/s/qrx3600edfd15fo/temple%201%2024.scworld?dl=1

  27. Posted January 4, 2014 at 11:11 | Permalink | Reply

    trains please!

  28. Posted January 4, 2014 at 12:17 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus I’m sorry I’ve been such an unappricaitive jerk to you

    • Posted January 4, 2014 at 13:48 | Permalink | Reply

      When where you being inappropriate? I don’t remember you saying anything bad

    • Posted January 4, 2014 at 16:26 | Permalink | Reply

      When have you been unappreciative?

      • Posted January 4, 2014 at 17:33 | Permalink | Reply

        look back at some of his post near the bottom I ask when is the next update of information coming and stuff like that

  29. maiodin
    Posted January 4, 2014 at 14:53 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus how bout adding stuff from my last comment and if working on clothes make a huge variety not just for hot and cold OK for hot and cold but also we can make basic clothes from leaves and that clothes have a durability example leaves clothes made with leaves and string to last 12 school days before it gets torn there should also be leather and wool (add sheep)

    • maiodin
      Posted January 4, 2014 at 14:54 | Permalink | Reply

      Sc days sry my auto always messes my sentences up

      • maiodin
        Posted January 4, 2014 at 15:59 | Permalink | Reply

        For durability make it both days and hits example if it lasts 12 in game days it lasts 120 enemy attacks before it gets torn

        • maiodin
          Posted January 4, 2014 at 17:45 | Permalink

          To add how about if u step in icy water u might get sick and if u swim in it u can freeze to death.Oh and quicksand would be good adds to the danger.Sprinting should be added.Adrenaline rush if u get hit by an animal and u are running away.Smoke.Better fire animation.For the graves I noticed some space under em how about skeletons there that if broken u get bones(used to bone weapons and tools) and tame dogs.(hint hint)(if u didn’t get it I’m saying add dogs).Add juicer.Cups (make it possible that u drink twice or 3 times from a bucket before it is finished)Tables chairs and ability to sit.Plates and candles and torches with a design.Snakes, apes, elephants,add natural disasters like earthquakes falling meteors etc..Female and baby animals.(cows and bulls have been taken care of)(wolves will most probably look the same)(possibility for mating but to be more realistic it happens randomly and not initiated by player)Weeds for plants making farming a bit hard.Walls (slimmer blocks) from all building blocks.More plantation options.Some rare plantations that can’t be grown by players.Fruit on trees.Willow trees.Coconut trees and oils to fry stuff.Bars for making dungeons.Ability to make traps other than the grass one and the spikes.Random tomb generation. (Not for icy terrains)Maps.Watch that shows the time around the top.(when it is in the worn squares)(make em 5 head torso legs and hands)Many ppl ask for multiplayer take ur time with it but NPCs would be great (savage and civil).Some other animals.Bamboo shoots.Carts pulled by horsesLike the rake a (what is it called) well it will be pushed by bulls and make the soil plan table but at a long range.
          Still thinking of more ideas

        • RosslynB
          Posted January 6, 2014 at 20:41 | Permalink

          Wow. Those are good ideas, I agree on the NPC thing. Maybe you could customize them to look special, like making them look like kings and queens. When you have signs on a fence in place of NPCs like I just described… Can’t feel the adventure of an adventure map. More of a fence-and-sign map.

        • Posted January 8, 2014 at 16:55 | Permalink

          Another way for adventure maps is to have signs connected to pressure plates. You wouldn’t see the signs, and you could write as much as you want with the use of delay gates.

  30. Posted January 4, 2014 at 15:23 | Permalink | Reply

    Good job Kaalus, sounds good :D

  31. Posted January 4, 2014 at 15:49 | Permalink | Reply

    @.© Can u repeat that in English?

  32. Posted January 4, 2014 at 16:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Multiplayer pls!!!!!! Send of my Lumia 520

  33. Posted January 4, 2014 at 16:12 | Permalink | Reply

    It will be nice to change my clothes on survivalcraft they are getting a bit smelly.

    • xxwizardologyxx
      Posted January 5, 2014 at 00:47 | Permalink | Reply

      Lol, I have a bath!

  34. Posted January 4, 2014 at 16:35 | Permalink | Reply

    MULTIPLAYER PLZ

  35. Runesten Grimeton
    Posted January 4, 2014 at 18:55 | Permalink | Reply

    Will the fire torches ever get to be made to give off more light?

    On Sat, Jan 4, 2014 at 10:18 AM, Survivalcraft

  36. Posted January 4, 2014 at 20:16 | Permalink | Reply

    My youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giEFq-1I30k&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  37. Posted January 4, 2014 at 20:27 | Permalink | Reply

    the attached properties has me very intrigued I hope this is made use of in the next update I can only imagine what this could be used for, whatever it is in sure it’ll be a very unique perspective. I am also looking forward to being able to automate a lot of my game play in the future, hoping for some sort of mechanical devices in the future.

  38. Posted January 4, 2014 at 22:07 | Permalink | Reply

    make something to were you can craft and cook/ smelt things all in one panel. So like just with one table you can craft and watch/ use what’s cooking in the furnace all in one pannel

  39. Posted January 4, 2014 at 22:08 | Permalink | Reply

    I like the grill

  40. Posted January 4, 2014 at 22:57 | Permalink | Reply

    The addition of armor and clothing would be a nice additions with cothling Depending on theviroment with thick pelts fur clothing in winter environments and loose robe like in the deserts after all white deflects the heat etc. Also having the addition of actually choosing male or female would be excellent with maybe a name overhanging in your char etc which sets for LAN multiplayer maybe? Having also disease and sickness would be even more realistic and hard with being in the cold to long or in cold frozen water and getting phenomia or being in the heat to long in rainforests and getting a heat stroke etc. Game is getting better and better

  41. Posted January 5, 2014 at 01:43 | Permalink | Reply

    What’s that brown block to the right side? It’s been bugging me all day!

    • Posted January 6, 2014 at 13:07 | Permalink | Reply

      I don’t know. You got it bugging me now.

    • Posted January 6, 2014 at 13:15 | Permalink | Reply

      Looks like maybe a table?

    • Posted January 6, 2014 at 13:18 | Permalink | Reply

      I like how observious you are!

    • RosslynB
      Posted January 6, 2014 at 20:48 | Permalink | Reply

      It looks like a minecart, but I don’t think so. Minecarts aren’t brown… unless they’re made with copper. And I don’t see any indication of railway tracks at any viewpoint on my end

      • Posted January 9, 2014 at 14:17 | Permalink | Reply

        Edge of a chest or crafting table,go ingame and check. Plus I zoomed in on it and saw that it had a part toward the bottom slot that was crafting table brown. Its a table

  42. Posted January 5, 2014 at 02:30 | Permalink | Reply

    To be honest it looks exactly the same to me

  43. Posted January 5, 2014 at 03:00 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey guys, I could be wrong but what’s in that picture above? It could look like railings and that brown box kinda looks like a minecart…it looks like light colored silvery/white strips on a stone block..(railings) and I can also see a sandstone structure, kinda like a roller coaster set up.. He is elevated up high, I can see a hill/mountain in the upper left of the screen..and the material he’s using could be used for iron railings… What do you guys think?

    • Posted January 5, 2014 at 04:06 | Permalink | Reply

      Maybe. Maybe it’s snow. Maybe the world is having an extreme glitch. I was really hoping it was railings and it might be. The wooden block may be a cart, but I doubt Kaalus would make the cart so blocky, and lack of design. It might just be a crafting block.

    • Posted January 5, 2014 at 04:43 | Permalink | Reply

      The white strips are snow. It appears to be strips because they are at different heights. After looking at that brown thing for a while I think it looks like a blocky animal. Like some of the oldest bull models. But it is not logical for that to be in the game…so I still have no clue…maybe it’s a crafting table?

    • Posted January 5, 2014 at 12:38 | Permalink | Reply

      U sound like a detective

  44. Posted January 5, 2014 at 03:38 | Permalink | Reply

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  45. Posted January 5, 2014 at 07:19 | Permalink | Reply

    Paintable doors,fences,and stairs,anyone? 😊

  46. Posted January 5, 2014 at 12:48 | Permalink | Reply

    Anyone keen on dinosaurs? Or other ASWOME creatures?

    • Posted January 5, 2014 at 14:31 | Permalink | Reply

      Dragons? If dragons will be added, it will be cool!

      • RosslynB
        Posted January 6, 2014 at 22:22 | Permalink | Reply

        I was going to mention dragons with saddles, chested saddles (made by putting chests in a workbench with a saddle in between the chests), passenger saddles, special food by putting raw meats in a crafting table and iron tethers back before 1.22, but… everybody would scream, “NO! Zombie instead.” No zombie for Survivalcraft

  47. Posted January 5, 2014 at 16:23 | Permalink | Reply

    pistons please and i can die happy :)

    • Posted January 5, 2014 at 17:30 | Permalink | Reply

      I do agree, a piston would be sweet (sideway logs barring) ;) but yes a piston if not more electrical outputs would be awesome :) maybe a double length folding trap door or double length wooden or iron spikes or double wide doors. I’m going with double length items because it would be great to expand builds and structures with items that already exist I think.

      *sideway logs
      *stone fence
      *ice stairs/slab
      *iron torch
      *icicles
      *inward stairs
      *thirst
      *reptile

      -think outside the block

      • flammeumdraco333
        Posted January 5, 2014 at 23:32 | Permalink | Reply

        “Think outside the block.” I like it. LOL.

  48. Posted January 5, 2014 at 17:07 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus you are making such a great game. You also seem to be a good sport even when people nag. Guys if you want a fantasy creature It would probably need to be o e that’s almost never seen in games. Also it probably would need to spawn beer diamonds so the level of difficulty wasn’t out of proportion. How do you get a leafora account I would like to post my ideas properly.

  49. Posted January 5, 2014 at 17:09 | Permalink | Reply

    Um typo o e is one and beer is near.

  50. Posted January 5, 2014 at 17:40 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey, does someone have a IOS? (iPad) mine keeps on crashing constantly and I can’t play for more than 25 mins. Does someone know how to help me stop it from crashing?

    • Posted January 5, 2014 at 18:51 | Permalink | Reply

      I ave the same problem on my iPod :/ while I can’t garuntee that the app won’t crash, I have found that an optimal setting for viewing distances has been provided for slower (older IOS) devices :/ I reccomend turning down viewing distance and reach distance :)

    • Posted January 5, 2014 at 21:22 | Permalink | Reply

      I’m using ios, start by making sure you have atleast 2mb of memory, reduce your visual range, close all other apps, I’m using ipad 3 and when I come across very large forests, I get game slow down, so I just close the game out, and sc app if needed. Try those for starters.

      • Posted January 5, 2014 at 23:29 | Permalink | Reply

        It worked for alittle but then it did it again

        • catseye365
          Posted January 6, 2014 at 14:51 | Permalink

          Kitty, I’m running ios6.0.something on my iPad 2 – on 1.23 it would crash literally every two minutes, on 1.24 I am now getting about 30 minutes between crashes, so I consider that an improvement ;o) and also a good opportunity to take a break every now and then, instead of building something for four hours straight. Maybe ios7 would help – what are you running?

      • Posted January 6, 2014 at 21:46 | Permalink | Reply

        Catseye, I’m on IOS7.3

    • RosslynB
      Posted January 6, 2014 at 20:44 | Permalink | Reply

      Mine crashes about every half-hour. I run iOS 7, and close any open applications. That helps with the crashing issue.

  51. Posted January 5, 2014 at 18:47 | Permalink | Reply

    I have taken the photo a zoomed in on it and it appears that the structures in the right hand corner are houses, more importantly are the details. Each house has what appears to be a new element to the game….shingles. To houses each have a different color, this leads me to belive that (aside from the possibility of armor,minecarts,and what appears to be a sandstone railing) we will be provided with more materials to enhance our houses :)

  52. Posted January 5, 2014 at 21:08 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, the community content needs some help! All I ever see is some stupid wolf and lion… The list goes on! I want to find some world with horse stables but all I see are those things! Can you please tell them to stop making those worlds? Thanks~~~~~~~Snowflake

  53. flammeumdraco333
    Posted January 5, 2014 at 23:29 | Permalink | Reply

    I think we need more crops because rye is not very efficient (29 plots to sustain yourself) and requires some rare resources (copper (for buckets) and saltpeter) to grow and turn into bread. I think we need some kind of vegetable crop to go along with rye. I think it should be corn. It would be harder to obtain initially, being found the same way as rye, but be rarer. You would plant and grow it the same way as rye, but when harvested, would drop 1-3 corn. You can eat it raw for minimal nourishment, or cook it for more nutrition. You could also turn it into corn meal to make corn bread. I also think there should be a new fertilizer because saltpeter isn’t very economical for fertilizing crops. Maybe you could use raw fish to fertilize crops like the Native Americans did. But you would have to add more fish so that this would be a viable option. Comment if you agree.

    • Posted January 6, 2014 at 04:45 | Permalink | Reply

      I have an option, animal dung, it can be used to fertilize crops, and some farmers nowadays actually still do it,

      • The Adventurer
        Posted January 6, 2014 at 07:56 | Permalink | Reply

        Lol I actually agree

      • flammeumdraco333
        Posted January 6, 2014 at 18:55 | Permalink | Reply

        Great idea! Let’s just hope people don’t think it is too poopy! LOL. Besides corn, maybe there should be other crops like potatoes, tomatoes, onions, peppers, etc.

    • The Adventurer
      Posted January 6, 2014 at 07:57 | Permalink | Reply

      I would love to see corn!

  54. Posted January 5, 2014 at 23:39 | Permalink | Reply

    I notice there are three blocks for the fire instead. And the bitmap color is lighter. Also the fuel is not in the box, labeled fuel.

  55. Posted January 6, 2014 at 00:50 | Permalink | Reply

    well if it does end up being some kind of mode of transportation I’m sure we all know that will be a HUGE step up for survivalcraft considering we all know that there is no electronic mode of transportation in the game yet

  56. Marlon Neveu
    Posted January 6, 2014 at 02:10 | Permalink | Reply

    He’s doing a bigger inventory!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sent from Windows Mail

  57. Posted January 6, 2014 at 04:26 | Permalink | Reply

    everyone wants armor; i think it wouldn’t look right on a stick man. Have you seen the avatar for survival craft ? their is no thought of assiduousness or
    imagination to the players looks.The game needs more of an eye appealing, instead of a eye sore player.

    • The Adventurer
      Posted January 6, 2014 at 07:55 | Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, but cloths would work! Being 2d and such

  58. Posted January 6, 2014 at 05:18 | Permalink | Reply

    I think kaalus should add physics to every block meaning when building you will be required to add supports or the whole thing will collapse. this would make survivalcraft more immersive and more challenging.

  59. Posted January 6, 2014 at 05:31 | Permalink | Reply

    exactly what I was thinking

  60. Posted January 6, 2014 at 06:50 | Permalink | Reply

    fishing rods would be nice. when you dig dirt you could find worms. to bait your hook you could drag a worm onto the fishing rod like loading an arrow onto the bow. then aim cast it out.

  61. Posted January 6, 2014 at 16:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus should add temperature to the game and clothes

  62. Posted January 6, 2014 at 16:38 | Permalink | Reply

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  63. Posted January 6, 2014 at 16:50 | Permalink | Reply

    Could put some other types of food, it’s getting tough go out hunting meat with these new wild animals. And it’s a bit rare to find wheat to make bread. Could be any vegetables or fruits such as corn, rice, apple, banana, orange. And the electrical part could put pistons I think everyone would like to see in Survivalcraft.

    • flammeumdraco333
      Posted January 6, 2014 at 19:03 | Permalink | Reply

      I agree. Hunting is a good food source at first, but then you start running out of animals to hunt after awhile, and you are forced to search for food. Farming isn’t really economical until you are well settled in and have plenty of resources. However, there are some methods of obtaining food easily such as herding cows and ostriches (ostriches also run from whistles because they are birds) into a pen and using them to gather milk and eggs.

    • flammeumdraco333
      Posted January 6, 2014 at 19:08 | Permalink | Reply

      I agree. Hunting is good at first, but then you start running out of animals and are forced to search far and wide for more, and farming isn’t very economical unless you have a ton of resources. One option for food is herding. Basically who use a whistle to herd cows or ostriches into a pen and gather their milk and eggs. I have found this is very effective, at least until you get a farm going.

      • flammeumdraco333
        Posted January 6, 2014 at 19:10 | Permalink | Reply

        Sorry about that. For some reason, when I sent the first reply, it didn’t send, so I sent a second one, and then I realized the first reply actually did go through.

  64. Posted January 6, 2014 at 22:34 | Permalink | Reply

    I am aware of armor but I don’t think it will be armor right now (1.25) My prediction is we will get some type of clothing. I wouldn’t use armor to protect me from falling or burning or drowning. I wouldn’t justify armor for a single player game and against animals. I believe our weapons are our defensive and offensive options against animals not to mention our constructs we could build to keep the animals away, so I believe it’s a non issue. Kaalus HAS increased the snowy environment though. I believe one of the extension list for the panels, is the vital stats one. It could be the characters “warmth” or “body temperature” Hence clothing.

    *sideway logs
    *stone fence
    *ice stairs/slab
    *iron torch
    *icicles
    *inward stairs
    *thirst
    *reptile

    -think outside the block

    • Posted January 6, 2014 at 22:42 | Permalink | Reply

      …The slots are already in place for armor/clothing so there is no need for a extension there but the vitals stats would be extended to accommodate clothing.

    • Posted January 7, 2014 at 02:44 | Permalink | Reply

      Good ideas. But wouldnt freezing to death make it IMPOSSIBLE to live in a snow biome.

      • Posted January 7, 2014 at 03:07 | Permalink | Reply

        I don’t understand your question, but yes freezing to death would make it difficult to live in a snowy biome, hence clothing.

        • Posted January 7, 2014 at 03:14 | Permalink

          Im trying to say, shouldn’t eventually clothes wear out after being attacked by animals and taking fall damage. So you would immediately start freezing and would have to hurry and search for resources for making new clothes to keep you warm.

        • Posted January 7, 2014 at 03:55 | Permalink

          They could or the could not..it would be of course Kaalus decision how the property worked, but if wear and tear is the issue, I don’t believe it would be such a big hurdle to overcome i.e. Weapons, tools and armor would all expire eventually. But I see what you mean, if clothes wore out while your in those environments then your in trouble… I would presume so, but that would make us just have to procure such items/materials nonetheless just like any other perishable item/tool/weapon before we adventure out to those environments. Either way, armor or clothing is both welcome. I would personally prefer clothing (for cold weather) I believe it would extend the characters vitality status panel in a good way, give the game just a touch more realism and make snowy environments more treacherous to explore.

        • Posted January 7, 2014 at 04:05 | Permalink

          Also.. Yes you would start taking freezing damage if clothes wore out… Just like if your doing anything in the game then hunger/starvation or lack of sleep kicks in… Freezing to death wouldn’t be quite a immediate death.. It would just tick life just like drowning, starvation, burning etc. We do have a thermometer in the game so temperature does play a role already in the game, it already applies to plants, animals, water, weather and certain blocks I.e. Headstones (different colors in different environments)

  65. Posted January 7, 2014 at 14:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Why I cannot post comments almost all the time?

  66. Posted January 7, 2014 at 14:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Okay it has been by login issues

  67. Posted January 7, 2014 at 18:35 | Permalink | Reply

    Ive just realized that electtronics are practically useless, we need some sort of moving block. Whenever i play i feel like the electronics are lacking alot.

    • Posted January 7, 2014 at 23:28 | Permalink | Reply

      The electronics are far from useless. The people who didn’t like the 1.23 update, were just mean and didn’t want to try to learn how to use them. We do need a moving block, though, such as a enhanced piston, a train or minecart.

  68. Posted January 7, 2014 at 20:15 | Permalink | Reply

    Hello kaalus. Just to let You know I love the new update and I think your game is AWSOME. I just have one thing I need to ask you. Do you think you can add lassos in the next update. They can be made of the vines you put in the last update and can catch animals like the horses cows bulls zebras, and a bunch of other animals. It would make moving them much easier and it can be a way to tame the horses and donkeys other then the saddle way, you can even have them try to break the lasso, like when they try to throw the rider off. It’s just a suggestion and if you think it’s stupid it’s ok. It’s just a idea I’ve had and I thought it would be fun.

    Anyways thanks for listening and I hope you have a great day.

    • Posted January 7, 2014 at 20:23 | Permalink | Reply

      The lasso will also keep the animals from running away and you can tie them to like a tree to keep them from running off. I’ve had lost a lot of horses and donkeys because they had run off and the whistle didn’t really help in finding them. So yeah just a suggestion. Once again thanks for listening.

  69. Posted January 7, 2014 at 20:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Could you publish source of that modded XAML

  70. Posted January 7, 2014 at 22:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus I noticed something. When a battery is placed I can see the thin black square outline around it, the kind you see when you place a cursor over it. I don’t think anyone has noticed it. I noticed it when I placed a battery on a ice block, the brightness of the back ground allowed me to see it.

    Can anyone please confirm this? You may have to slightly move around looking at it.

    • Posted January 7, 2014 at 23:31 | Permalink | Reply

      Yes and it’s suppose to do that. Notice how the bending button changes to the writing sign, to change the voltage.

      • Posted January 8, 2014 at 00:06 | Permalink | Reply

        Bending button? What is that?

        • Posted January 8, 2014 at 00:10 | Permalink

          I don’t see it for anything else… Could you please elaborate or gimme another item or example to see this on… Thank you

        • Posted January 8, 2014 at 00:12 | Permalink

          Don’t think it’s supposed to be there… I don’t see a purpose for it… It looks like a over site

        • Posted January 8, 2014 at 00:39 | Permalink

          crouching button. The one with a guy bending over.Sorry, I should have been clear.

        • Posted January 8, 2014 at 00:40 | Permalink

          It has a purpose. Really just so you know you’re selecting it.

        • Posted January 8, 2014 at 00:55 | Permalink

          Ahhhh I see, said the blind man who fell down the stairs @_@

          Thank you very much Mr. Gregory Blake:)

    • Posted January 8, 2014 at 02:33 | Permalink | Reply

      It purposely does this, as does the truth table. It is simply to let you know that you are near enough to edit, and the sneak mode button changes to the edit button.

  71. Posted January 7, 2014 at 23:35 | Permalink | Reply

    We want armor to protect us, but wouldn’t that slow us down, too. Armor would be a little heavy. And drowning would be easier. Wouldn’t protect us from fall damage. Maybe, we should start with a shield that you hold and if an animal attacks from the front, the damage will be greatly reduced.

  72. Posted January 7, 2014 at 23:36 | Permalink | Reply

    Will trains be coming soon.

  73. Posted January 7, 2014 at 23:55 | Permalink | Reply

    That brown block is the edge of a crafting table or chest

  74. Posted January 8, 2014 at 01:19 | Permalink | Reply

    anyone here play BF4 on PS4?

  75. Posted January 8, 2014 at 03:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Can we add alligators and dogs where you can add leashes to them and they will follow you. Can we add dragons because that would be AWSOME!!!!!!!

  76. Posted January 8, 2014 at 06:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey guys I do believe we are getting clothing with the use of leather from a bear…”it is a versatile material that can be used as a extremely durable, wear and tear resistant and water proof fabric” … Key word fabric. check it out in the recipedia ;)

    Also Kaalus, as I’ve mentioned before ice shouldn’t turn back into water when it is mined/quarried. Quoting the recipedia, ” Ice can in turn be melted back into water by using fire or magma as a heat source” key words, fire, magma and heat source.

    When magma is cooled by water it turns into a stone, but when that same stone is mined/quarried it dosent turn back into magma… So ice shouldn’t turn back into water either, it should just be a ice block drop like any other terrain block. Ice should only melt due to temperature change as stated in the recipedia. My concern with the ice block is that it is very difficult to build with it, not impossible, but difficult.

  77. Posted January 8, 2014 at 07:44 | Permalink | Reply

    I am back

  78. The Adventurer
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 12:58 | Permalink | Reply

    Oh, I hope it’s cloths and warmth!

    Mabey he’ll make it so u get warm when next to fire, not to close!
    That would encourage us to make fireplaces and campfires at our house.

    Also he could add blankets so when you sleep you get warm??

    Or eating at a good pace gives you body warmth,

    Or a nice COOKED steak could warm u up.

  79. The Adventurer
    Posted January 8, 2014 at 13:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Also using fabric you could make bandages to heal up instead of sleeping, so when it’s a full moon on cruel you don’t need to worry so much

  80. Posted January 8, 2014 at 15:01 | Permalink | Reply

    how to make a cola making machine in survivalcraft
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  81. Posted January 9, 2014 at 02:21 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey, everyone knows the TRUE skyblock, right? (The one with no ocean and no land) can someone help me get one of my own? I dong have a drop lox account ether.

  82. Posted January 9, 2014 at 10:30 | Permalink | Reply

    People ask for lots of interesting things here, I want something quite prosiac: wooden buckets. I don’t think that securing a food source should stop being a major challenge of the game, I just think it’s a little silly to have to dig to the basalt layer before you can bake bread.

  83. Posted January 9, 2014 at 12:22 | Permalink | Reply

    Hello kaalus and everyone if youre reading this, i will tell you that the world in the community called ‘finish the city’.this world,i like it.but do you know gta 5? Im going to convert this world,which is like new york into a world of gta 5! It will be released before 31 december 2014.with deserts,oceans,mountains etc. Stay tuned.and when the world is released,it will be over 100 mb when unzipped and will be named as los santos,setting of gta 5.and kaalus,i liked that procedural UI. Finish 1.25 fast.all the best

  84. The Pokemon Miner
    Posted January 9, 2014 at 13:28 | Permalink | Reply

    Here is what the game really needs,not zombies,not vampires,rope,yep you heard me,rope can be used for tying it to a fence,then you can use it to explore a cave,better than the torch technique,the rope would save you if you fell,and to climb back up you press sneak,it can go 300 blocks before it stops unraveling,and would be crafted with nine string!

    • The Pokemon Miner
      Posted January 9, 2014 at 14:35 | Permalink | Reply

      and you could add more length using rope in the middle then 8 string around it,it would add 100 more blocks

  85. The Pokemon Miner
    Posted January 9, 2014 at 15:38 | Permalink | Reply

    ATTENTION BLLOGGERS,FIRST,THATS A SPIKED PLAKED ROOF,NOT SHINGLES,ANOTHER THING,CHECK MY BLOG FOR IMPOSTANT INFO (lol,i just realized my typo)

  86. Posted January 18, 2014 at 16:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Hello Mr. Survivalcraft,
    Can you make for me and lots of other People a German and a french- Version of survivalcraft? Or can you make a cart(minecart)? PLEASE! 😢

  87. Posted February 5, 2014 at 20:04 | Permalink | Reply

    I’d like to propose a new use for your UI panel module – as part of a cart feature: http://survivalcraft.lefora.com/forum/getrefs/id/46983791/type/0 that could be based on existing horse physics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkEF8UJM2D8

  88. Saladin Qureshi
    Posted December 2, 2014 at 18:04 | Permalink | Reply

    survival craft is the same thing as minecraft but survival craft is a little bit different

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