Embedding Blocks Textures & Skins

1.25 is bringing a fairly major change to how blocks textures are handled.

In 1.24, blocks texture is a game-wide setting that applies to all the worlds. In 1.25, each world will have their own blocks texture assigned. The global setting is gone.  The same mechanic applies to character skins.

When you upload the world, the blocks texture and character skin will be packed together with it, so that whoever downloads it, will get them automatically.

This is a long planned change that unfortunately took a very long time to do, due to unforeseen troubles :-(

Anyway, it will allow you to create adventure worlds with associated block textures and skins. Let me give you a silly example: you will be able to create a basketball court with pumpkins turned into basketballs, trapdoors into hoops (by use of blocks texture), and player made into Magic Johnson (using character skin), and have it all working just by selecting the world. No need to search for, download and select blocks textures and character skins.

Here’s how the new World Options screen looks like:

WorldOptions

Hope it all makes sense :-)

89 Comments

  1. Posted May 10, 2014 at 19:33 | Permalink | Reply

    That is great Kaalus! I love all you do in this game!

  2. Posted May 10, 2014 at 19:35 | Permalink | Reply

    nice

  3. Posted May 10, 2014 at 19:35 | Permalink | Reply

    Lookin forward to 1.25
    Thanks for the game

  4. Posted May 10, 2014 at 19:36 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome

    • Posted July 11, 2014 at 18:36 | Permalink | Reply

      Kaalus make me want to hug him! No homo, he is smart! More realistic than minecraft. Minecraft has no sense update. But they popular.

  5. Posted May 10, 2014 at 19:37 | Permalink | Reply

    OMG this is getting awesome I can’t wait till the update Hey kaalus, can you add whips and lasso’s in the next update, it gives us more uses for the vines

    • Posted May 10, 2014 at 20:48 | Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, some materials have verry little use, like the leather for instance, all you can use it for is making a saddle so I just dump all my leather when I go over 1 stack

      • Posted May 12, 2014 at 23:27 | Permalink | Reply

        Yeah that’s true, but I find that if he makes whips and lassos it be easier to do so much more things with them. Like with a lasso you could catch wild animals,like horses and zebras for example, and move them to different spots. And,unlike the saddle, using the lasso will keep the animals wild, cause I’m tired of trying to move animals like horses, but also trying no to use the saddle cause I like to keep them wild. And not only that more motions in the animals would be nice as well, like rearing for the horses and donkeys sitting for the wolves and hyenas laying down for like all the animals. And stuff like that

    • Posted May 10, 2014 at 20:55 | Permalink | Reply

      And another thing, do you like you could try and give the animals more motions like lying down, sitting, rearing biting..ect ect

  6. Posted May 10, 2014 at 19:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Just.Awesome. BTW, can you add possibility to lock weather on worlds, or to toogle natural regeneration, hunger and stamina on adwenure maps? This would be wery useful.
    Also first!

  7. Posted May 10, 2014 at 19:42 | Permalink | Reply

    This is worth the wait!

  8. Posted May 10, 2014 at 19:45 | Permalink | Reply

    i love this idea … Kaalus

  9. Posted May 10, 2014 at 19:58 | Permalink | Reply

    Love it! (Thanks to that, I’m going to work on a basketball texture now:-) With some awesome scoreboards!)

    • Posted May 10, 2014 at 20:00 | Permalink | Reply

      When the update comes out. Almost made a complete waste of time working on it now!

    • RosslynB
      Posted May 14, 2014 at 16:04 | Permalink | Reply

      Helpful for adventure maps! I’m not so sure what this says for Kaalus City, though

  10. Posted May 10, 2014 at 20:07 | Permalink | Reply

    that is such a good idea! now instead of people reccomending textures for worlds and us having to dig through all the textures to find it, it would already be on the world and would save a lot of time!

    • Posted May 11, 2014 at 15:49 | Permalink | Reply

      Definitely. Searching for a specific texture is the absolute WORST!

  11. Posted May 10, 2014 at 20:17 | Permalink | Reply

    ps. if you like qoutes come visit my blog! :)

  12. Posted May 10, 2014 at 20:28 | Permalink | Reply

    yay does that mean you can release it now.

  13. Posted May 10, 2014 at 20:34 | Permalink | Reply

    This is the top ten thing I’ve been waiting for. People never switch textures in-game. Thanks, I will miss the global feature. I have to save some globally customized worlds before the update.

  14. Posted May 10, 2014 at 20:43 | Permalink | Reply

    Amazing Idea :D just when I thought there was gonna be no more added to the new update, and now we get this exellent addition. Great work K

  15. Posted May 10, 2014 at 20:55 | Permalink | Reply

    Does that mean when we load up a world we won’t be able to directly change the textures/skin by settings?

    • Posted May 10, 2014 at 22:27 | Permalink | Reply

      I think it means I can set custom defaults for a world I publish. And you can download it and change them. Example I could set character to Magic and you could then switch your downloaded copy to Larry or Kareem.

      • Posted May 10, 2014 at 23:54 | Permalink | Reply

        Oh, so basically you can still change textures while being in the world?

    • Posted May 12, 2014 at 11:46 | Permalink | Reply

      You will be able to change skins and block textures, but not via settings. You will use world options for that. Each world will have a separate setting. Global setting is gone.

      • Posted May 12, 2014 at 21:18 | Permalink | Reply

        Dang it, I actually liked being able to change textures via the settings while being in a world

  16. Posted May 10, 2014 at 21:19 | Permalink | Reply

    Cool stuff kaalus, as usual, youre doing the best of the best, also, i want you guys to check out my MC Video pretty please? http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ-E8-BbzG0 and subscribe, ps i am sorry if i am spamming okay…..

  17. Posted May 10, 2014 at 21:31 | Permalink | Reply

    Sweet glad it’s here been wanting stone walls for ages.
    Great job just got wait for it to come out for apple devices now :)

    I was thinking since there was quite a wait on the last update maybe having a couple of short updates
    before the next big one.

    Some suggestions for quick adds to the game.

    (Rotatable blocks)
    This would be great on a variety or all blocks. As it would be easier to make upside down stairs without placing a block above first. If it was available on all blocks it would add a bit of variety on how they look. For example the tree log blocks would be great if they could be horizontal for housing or ship builds.

    Not sure how this would work? maybe with a extra button or tapping the blocks to rotate?

    (Coloured stairs & half blocks)
    This would be great to get get a bit more colour into builds. I have noticed a lot of people like to use the stair blocks for roofs but it’s always with the same wooden stairs. Would it be possible if all the current coloured blocks in the game could have stairs and half blocks added?
    Maybe just for a bit more variety to housing etc.

    I was thinking about the above and instead of having lots of coloured blocks in the item menu. We could have a new system where when a block,stair or half block
    Is selected a sub menu appears with all the available colours (see attached image below) just a quick mock up so you can see what I’m babbling about. from here simply choose the colour you would like or no colour as in the top right for normal standard block.

    Wow how many times did I just say colour and block going to try and put a cap on it haaa.

    Don’t know how much of a pain this would be just a suggestion.

    (Animation)
    If it would be possible to make the grass and leafs sway a little (would add a bit more life into the game and would look great with the animals roaming around. Would add to both survival and creative for atmosphere.

    (Changeable lighting for creative mode)
    This would be Optional. It could be added to the pre creative build menu and could work with the temp adjuster that’s already there maybe? The idea adding a hue for certain temperatures to make the level look colder or warmer etc

    Cold ice world blue/white hue adjuster to make it look colder.

    Forest lush green world – green/yellow hue for warmth

    Lava for water world – orange/red hue look more hellish

    (Decoration)
    Something to add to all those sparse looking interiors out there. I’m not saying add all of whats below (would be great tho) just something.

    Wall art:
    Be it picture frames with pre set images or maybe use the in game camera for your own pictures? Would look pixelated on anything under 64×64 but might still have interesting effects on lower rez textures.

    frames that you could show the ingame icons like weapons, ores, etc)

    Could even have a sea bass wall plack.

    Half block window pains
    Tinted glass
    Bookshelf
    Rugs
    Item frames
    Plant pots
    Basin/Cauldron – water can be added to
    Small chests or boxes? (Half size of normal block for declaration only maybe angled so they stand out more.)
    Old swing sign – (like you see on the walls out side shops or bars. Just static tho players could maybe add text or images?)

    Other random stuff

    Spiderweb – I had these in my 1.23 texture pack before the new Xmas tree was added. They where great for atmosphere please bring them back. Looked great in caves and scary builds etc.

    (see attached)

    Bee hives
    Reeds
    Lily pads
    Seaweed
    Coral

    Inside corners for the stairs to fully connect all angles would be great.

    Don’t know if I’m going anywhere with all this maybe just babbling on now. Just some ideas tho.

    Thanks for the all updates much appreciated.
    Darksider

  18. colepanzer
    Posted May 10, 2014 at 21:45 | Permalink | Reply

    An interesting concept. Very versatile as well. Great job Kaalus! I am looking forward to the release of 1.25. :)

  19. Posted May 10, 2014 at 21:58 | Permalink | Reply

    Yay! You did it! So I suppose it should come out soon

  20. Posted May 10, 2014 at 22:22 | Permalink | Reply

    Brilliant! Very nice improvement for Adventures. Bravo!!

    • Posted May 11, 2014 at 15:21 | Permalink | Reply

      i know right! soldier skin for war maps football player skin for sport maps a parkour skin would be great too ^_^

  21. Posted May 10, 2014 at 23:21 | Permalink | Reply

    I am the great cornholeo I need tee per for my bum hole

  22. Posted May 11, 2014 at 00:33 | Permalink | Reply

    Has anyone even noticed he changed the UI?

  23. Posted May 11, 2014 at 00:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Great job! I cannot wait till the update comes out! In going to have destructive week. Bombs, skins, block textures, etc! I wonder what Kaalus will add in next. :D

    • Posted May 11, 2014 at 03:14 | Permalink | Reply

      I’m hoping whips and lasso’s in the next update, it gives us more uses for the vines. And the animals have more motions like lying down, sitting, rearing biting..ect ect

  24. slpsharon
    Posted May 11, 2014 at 01:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Sounds interesting.

  25. ranym
    Posted May 11, 2014 at 01:47 | Permalink | Reply

    I think that this is awesome! I don’t think that minecraft has anything as good as this yet. I can’t wait to throw basketball textured bombs into hoops and watch them explode! Survivalcraft rules!

  26. Posted May 11, 2014 at 04:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey kaalus :) i got a wish for the update..will you make something like
    1.more food type
    2.ingame music
    3.real animal characteristic like the bear eats fish..tiger eats hyena

  27. Posted May 11, 2014 at 05:26 | Permalink | Reply

    Around what time will this update come out?

  28. jonathanfelix123
    Posted May 11, 2014 at 06:34 | Permalink | Reply

    You done, thank god! Lol ill be waiting
    for the update, great job Kaalus!

  29. Posted May 11, 2014 at 07:31 | Permalink | Reply

    AWESOME!!!!

    BUT YOU DIDN’T SAID THE RELEASE DATE????

    • Posted May 11, 2014 at 08:48 | Permalink | Reply

      Kaalus will most likely make another post right before/when he releases the update. Just give him time and patience and we’ll all be happy. :)

  30. Posted May 11, 2014 at 10:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Animal interaction with each other and animal breeding so you could farm! Maybe taming wolves but like make it differently minecraft so you have to keep giving it food and it will eventually follow you and protect you. Maybe there should be native tribes in the game! Ooh and if you follow the boat it takes you to a port and village on an island somewhere!
    These would be awesome!!

  31. Posted May 11, 2014 at 13:26 | Permalink | Reply

    thanks now i can improve my worlds here is ten possible features please read these are all for hopefully 1.26 onwards
    1.other meat not just bacon
    2. if you kill a cow you get a cow then you put it with a machete and it becomes 5-10 pieces of beef. a wooden machete loses 20 percent duration, a stone machete lose 10, an iron machete loses 5% whereas a diamond machete loses 2% duration. is able to be switched on/off
    2.1 for that food-animals will be 50% rarer and food will give you 10% less hunger fill
    3.transport least likely a car it will take about 400 iron to make and runs on petrol which you will find like magma but rarer. gum trees will need to be added. also galleons big ships that you need sailors to move the boat also you can go on the boat that drops you off and it takes you to civilization.
    3.1 one gumwood will make crafted one gum you then smelt it to get tyres one wheel will be made like this code I=iron R=rubber +=wheel
    I
    I I
    I
    makes a wheel then the tyre
    RRR
    R+R
    RRR
    4.books you can write your own life and record it and call it whatever you want
    5. CPUs you find them and can trade, hire and/or go to war with them can be turned on/off
    5.1
    depending on what you give them they become different types
    machete=swordsman
    bow=archer(you have to give them arrows 1 arrow equals 2 arrows
    crossbow=crossbowman
    pickaxe=miner (they dig where you tell them and if they have a ore any or if you tell them to a specific ore
    axe= lumberjack( you can choose what wood they cut if you want)
    boat=sailor
    crafting table and boat=a galleon maker
    furnace=cooker (you need to give them coal and what you want them to cook)
    spear= hunter(you can tell them what to kill and what not)
    when you tap them again they give you all they gathered/built/killed/cooked you can give fighting units armour and horses
    6 armour it protects you against danger
    7. sneaking knives they do as much damage as a fist if the animal sees you however does as much as a diamond macheteare only made in iron made like this
    code N=nothing S=stick I=iron
    I N I
    SNS
    NNN
    8. battleaxes does way more damage than an Diamond machete however can only attack every 3 seconds and takes awy 1 stamina bar made like this code N=nothing S= stick I=iron
    I I I
    I S I
    NSN
    9. disease can be caught by running through long grass, eating raw meat medicine tends to it medicine crafted like this code M=bucket of milk W=bucket of water P=pumkin N= nothing
    PNN
    MNN
    WNN
    10. Breeding you can breed by using bull and a cow not two cows they make a baby bull or cow randomly spawns the in and you have a 1 in ten chance of getting a male
    a baby animal is half the height and takes 1 survivalcraft day to grow up

    please take your time to read it and i hope you add some in kaalus thank you

    Bluestripe

    • Posted May 11, 2014 at 13:28 | Permalink | Reply

      that took an hour to write
      pew. two failed attempts

    • Posted May 12, 2014 at 05:05 | Permalink | Reply

      the survivalcraft would be unrealistic if kaalus add car

      • Posted May 12, 2014 at 14:54 | Permalink | Reply

        Not if Kaalus made it extremely hard to make and costs a lot of rare materials…he could add a ford model T car since it was one of the first cars ever made and it could use coal for fuel unless he adds gasoline

      • Posted May 12, 2014 at 20:14 | Permalink | Reply

        I know I mentioned that a car was the least likely and was the one I like least

      • Posted May 12, 2014 at 21:20 | Permalink | Reply

        How would it be unrealistic? cars exist dont they? Or have i warped reality again? damn it i should realy stop pressing the big button shouldn’t i

        • Posted May 12, 2014 at 21:26 | Permalink

          I’d like a chariot. With diamond blades all around, to mow down all these beasts trying to kill me.

        • Posted May 14, 2014 at 03:46 | Permalink

          Kaalus didn’t add cars because you would need A LOT of iron and it would just be too hard to make a car. If he did add them though, they would probably be 3 blocks wide for just 1 person. And besides, how would we make gas? What about rubber for tires? How would we make that? It would just be to much resources.

      • Posted May 14, 2014 at 05:50 | Permalink | Reply

        Not true cars are realistic

        • Posted May 16, 2014 at 16:09 | Permalink

          Do people not read Ryan Dare I said we would have to add gum trees to make gum to make rubber and why does no one comment about the other things after all they all took a long time to write how come ever says anything positive

        • Posted May 16, 2014 at 21:10 | Permalink

          to @Bluestripe…. love the enthusiam. But posting suggestions for other stuff here is kind of like saying “whatever, I don’t care about THAT, I want THIS” to Kaalus’ blog post of what he’s working on at the moment. Folks are tired of seeing these posts _here_. Folks love them on the forum. So go to the forum > Feature Requests, see if your ideas already exist there, and add your opinions, diagrams, etc to those topics. i hope you do, you have some interesting ideas. If you really have a new idea, create a topic for it. I’m pretty sure you’ll get positive feedback – on the forum. :)

        • Posted May 16, 2014 at 23:55 | Permalink

          Bluestripe I meant it would be too many materials. I agree with aesopredux, he should add a chariot. Like this

          W=wood N=nothing P=wooden slab S=stick D=diamond

          PPP
          SNW
          WDW

          There would be two sticks, one for each side of the chariot

          The diamond blade would be at the side of the chariot drilling into anything it hits there will also be two diamonds.

          Hey that reminds me, Kaalus should make trees fall over when they’re destroyed. Once they are destroyed, they will drop some leaves. That’ll make it even more realistic!!!!

          Can you also add chainsaws to kaalus? Like this

          I=iron ingot N=nothing

          NIN
          NNN
          NIN

          This creates a chain, now the chainsaw

          C=copper ingot c=chain I=iron machete S=stick

          cIc
          NCN
          NSN

          This creates the chainsaw (can it be strong like 10 damage every hit and only take 0.5 seconds to destroy wood).

        • Posted May 17, 2014 at 00:27 | Permalink

          Thanks! http://survivalcraft.lefora.com/topic/19405061/Allow-us-to-orient-wood-like-we-do-electric-passthru-blocks

        • Posted May 17, 2014 at 07:17 | Permalink

          No aesopredux I love what is going on I can not wait for the update 1.25 l

  32. Posted May 11, 2014 at 16:00 | Permalink | Reply

    Good job Kaalus

  33. Posted May 11, 2014 at 16:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Is there a demo for iOS or is demo just for Windows Phone

  34. Posted May 11, 2014 at 16:44 | Permalink | Reply

    Sooo……….
    Is the update done? Kaalus never said he was still working on the update, he just said that it TOOK, as used in a past tense version. Is the update done????

    • Posted May 11, 2014 at 21:55 | Permalink | Reply

      He has to get it certified to Google Play first before it updates. I think Google Play and all the other app stores have to check it before updating it. That is why customers on the app stores have no worries about viruses or malicious software in their apps.

  35. Posted May 11, 2014 at 17:51 | Permalink | Reply

    Looks Amazing !!!
    Survivalcraft is the best.
    Please add multiplayer like in MCPE
    Changing skin would then be useful if multiplayer is added
    Please Kaalus.
    Im too lonely in the game.
    MULTIPLAYER is my only request!!!!!
    Not in 1.25 but you could add multiplayer in the next update.
    Hope you to take this into consideration.

    • Posted July 26, 2014 at 23:25 | Permalink | Reply

      I agree with chevish the most important thing really right now is multiplayer the game is great but it really need multiplayer

  36. Posted May 11, 2014 at 20:48 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey, please add pet cats, dogs, and also breeding!

  37. Posted May 12, 2014 at 02:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Guten Tag

  38. Posted May 12, 2014 at 14:11 | Permalink | Reply

    maybe new idea: arrows stick into animals when you hit them so you don’t have to search for them all over the place.

  39. Posted May 12, 2014 at 17:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Can we possibly have an option to turn off stamina/hunger in adventure maps in a later update?

  40. Posted May 12, 2014 at 18:40 | Permalink | Reply

    cool!

  41. Posted May 14, 2014 at 09:34 | Permalink | Reply

    Man … Could you please Post a 256×256 .png of the default Skin…Please ..

  42. Posted May 16, 2014 at 22:44 | Permalink | Reply

    How do you make a blocks texture?

  43. eisenwald
    Posted May 18, 2014 at 03:47 | Permalink | Reply

    It’s great.

  44. Posted May 24, 2014 at 00:49 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m confused on how to make skins. What website do we have to go to make them or what? Can someone please have some step by step instructions (in order please) on how to make a skin? I’m sorry, but I am just really confused and I really want to make a custom skin of my own. Can someone please answer my question? Or can Kaalus please answer my question? That would be cool! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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