ART on Android

I asked this already on Twitter, but to get more responses here it comes again:

In 1.25, I made some changes to make the game run better under experimental ART runtime on Android (which is the successor of Dalvik). I haven’t tested those changes yet, but I am curious how it fares on various devices. If you are running ART already on your phone/tablet, could you please let me know whether the game works properly, and what device do you have?


  1. Posted June 3, 2014 at 22:25 | Permalink | Reply

    All that’s cool

  2. swordmaster57
    Posted June 3, 2014 at 22:33 | Permalink | Reply

    No idea what that is

  3. Posted June 3, 2014 at 22:34 | Permalink | Reply

    Oh and tiger guy,I was first but your prediction about the post itself was wrong. I can’t wait to see what’s coming out for 1.26, I’d like to see more uses of the string,like a net,because it’s so hard to get fish. I wish we kept the old sharks and piranhas,I don’t really like the bass

  4. Posted June 3, 2014 at 22:36 | Permalink | Reply


  5. Posted June 3, 2014 at 23:26 | Permalink | Reply

    I believe my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) is using ART since the Kitkat update a month or so ago. I have had no problems with the latest version of the game.

  6. Posted June 3, 2014 at 23:40 | Permalink | Reply

    What is it?

  7. Posted June 3, 2014 at 23:40 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m using Samsung s 4 running 4.4.2 and the game runs great

  8. vanisawesome
    Posted June 3, 2014 at 23:41 | Permalink | Reply

    I don’t know whats ART but all I know is the game runs smoother than in 1.24

    • vanisawesome
      Posted June 5, 2014 at 11:52 | Permalink | Reply

      My device is Samsung Note II running 4.4.2

  9. Posted June 3, 2014 at 23:51 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m just need to know on art stay tuned for updates later tonight something particular where I must look at it

  10. Posted June 4, 2014 at 00:47 | Permalink | Reply

    I’ve used ART with survival craft, and although the load up screen is a bit longer the first time you start it(as expected) it definitely ran with less lag spikes, I can’t really speak for anything that might have needed to be fixed as I’m currently back to using the Dalvik Runtime. If you’d like I could switch back to ART to test it more extensively.

  11. Posted June 4, 2014 at 00:58 | Permalink | Reply

    I cannot find the developer options in my new phone at the time but when I do I’ll try it out.

    And about that Community Content error I emailed you about earlier- it’s all working properly now. Sorry to waste your time.

    • Posted June 4, 2014 at 01:34 | Permalink | Reply

      you must first unlock it by tapping on your build number find this under setting scroll down to about phone and clicking the few times building number I don’t know which Android version you are running but if this does not work for you google it for your Android version

  12. Posted June 4, 2014 at 01:28 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus I have played the game using ART I can find no different between the old and system its not starting up faster or maybe a few milliseconds ART or Dalvik on my tablet I can run the game maximum settings and view on max without any lag I am using my new quad core 1.6 Ghz tablet running Android KitKat 4.4.2

  13. Jeff Pawlak
    Posted June 4, 2014 at 01:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Everything runs just fine on the nexus 7 FULL HD version (2013). Thanks for adding ART support!

  14. Posted June 4, 2014 at 02:00 | Permalink | Reply

    After playing for about 5 minutes I found the startup time to be the same. Perhaps a tiny bit slower. But when playing the game itself I found it to be considerably more laggy…I have a Samsung Galaxy S5.

    • Posted June 4, 2014 at 11:47 | Permalink | Reply

      How can it lag on such a powerful device like S5 it has the latest android too my tab 2 has gingerbread 4.0 and the game runs smooth on normal settings it gives me a messege your device is slow but it dosen’t lags i can increase it to 92 blocks visibility range it lags a little on 128 block though.

      • Posted June 4, 2014 at 23:35 | Permalink | Reply

        in the first place you Android version is not the latest one maybe four your S5 my tablet run Android KitKat get the latest version so far I knowon this device I can the settings to max on my mobile phone using Android jelly bean I can not use. Maximum settings and I get sometimes same message you getsimply turn the visibility rains down this will help a lot when it get lags

      • Posted June 11, 2014 at 09:24 | Permalink | Reply

        Tiger, your ANDROID SOFTWARE is very old. Gindgerbread is 2.3, a successor to Froyo. Gingerbread’s successors are Honeycomb (3.0 – 3.2.6), Ice Cream Sandwich(ICS, 4.0 – 4.0.4, my OS on Android), Jellybean (4.1 – 4.3) , and the latest KitKat (4.4- 4.4.3 or later)

  15. Jack Coffey
    Posted June 4, 2014 at 02:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Kindle fire hd

  16. Posted June 4, 2014 at 11:44 | Permalink | Reply

    I cant play on art, bc im on android 4.2.1

  17. Posted June 4, 2014 at 14:48 | Permalink | Reply

    How do I upload stuff to the community content?

  18. Posted June 4, 2014 at 15:13 | Permalink | Reply

    In 128 run good 160 good but with a little time start to lag
    In have a = insignia NS-14T004 android tablet

  19. Posted June 4, 2014 at 17:01 | Permalink | Reply

    I have an iPod 4th generation and the game has always been a kinda laggy.

  20. Posted June 5, 2014 at 04:39 | Permalink | Reply

    The game runs smoothly with every in-game setting turned up to the maximum in 1080p with my HTC One M8 running Android 4.4.2! I’d say that’s a huge improvement.

  21. Posted June 5, 2014 at 12:33 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey kaalus in the next update or in future you can made the boat that left you in shore come back for you but they are pirate (enemy) and look for you in the entire world for to kill you they travel in groups of 2 or 3 and when you kill then they give you diamond like that the game got a story

  22. Posted June 6, 2014 at 00:31 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, for 1.26 I want you to create a backpack / satchel for the character, cause, I cannot see how do you put all the items inside nothing, so to make it seem like it makes sense, make a backpack model, I’m glad no one is waging a war of the ages now………

  23. vanisawesome
    Posted June 6, 2014 at 05:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Dont forget to check out Danger Dungeon,an adventure map,check my blog for more infos and screenshots!!im gonna post the link when it’s finish

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