Bugs

Thanks for your patience with this difficult release.

First, the good stuff. Do not worry about immersive mode going away after keyboard has been shown. Or about water gurgling sound in deep water pools (thanks Aesopredux). These are trivial to fix, and actually have already been fixed.

If only all bugs were like that.

Which brings me to the bad stuff. I spent most of yesterday fighting with Android audio system. The main problem is that audio on Android does not work without some special magic, and this magic is different for almost every version of Android. As we support all versions since 2.3 (2.2 support was dropped in this release), this makes for a lot of headache.

The current build, 1.27.2, does not use almost any magic. It does straightforward audio calls, and in the ideal world we should be getting proper audio. We actually do, on Android 5.0+. On all earlier versions you know for yourselves what is happening. Crashes. Error saving games. Audio going quiet.

I have to fix that, somehow.

Yesterday I went to bed around 5am without getting anywhere. The only positive was that I resisted the urge to send hate mail to all Google devs working on Android.Media.AudioTrack class. That’s why I haven’t posted – I did not have anything positive to say.

Today, after a few more hours, I see a tiny light at the end of the tunnel. But it’s tiny and may not amount to much in the end.

So please bear with me for a while. No 1.27.3 release yet.

Even if I get the audio fixed, there’s still the graphics glitches. Broken sky, holes in the terrain and water. Please keep sending screenshots and device data. So far it seems it’s mostly limited to PowerVR chipsets. Also, if you get broken terrain/water/sky please quit and restart the world, and tell me if the problem goes away (at least temporarily)?

122 Comments

  1. Posted March 26, 2015 at 15:55 | Permalink | Reply

    Hope its fixed soon

  2. Posted March 26, 2015 at 16:00 | Permalink | Reply

    I hope I get the update soon. I have a kindle fire.

  3. Tom Fryers
    Posted March 26, 2015 at 16:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Hope you can fix it soon. My friend suggested a feature where if you break glass and then walk on the block beneath it you are damaged from the sharp broken glass.

    • Posted March 26, 2015 at 17:58 | Permalink | Reply

      Or if u walked on pure glass (not framed or windows) it would automatically break

      • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
        Posted March 27, 2015 at 11:48 | Permalink | Reply

        i don’t like the idea of that. Because a lot of glass can hold you up in real life.

  4. Posted March 26, 2015 at 16:07 | Permalink | Reply

    Hang in there Kaalus! I’m glad none of my app ideas involve audio :/ Thanks to @Spoon3er and @Xynn Dimafelix for reporting the water sound first.

    • Posted March 26, 2015 at 16:48 | Permalink | Reply

      Hey, thanks for the credit, aesopredux! :D
      You can overcome this, Kaalus! That tiny light could be heaven when reached! ;)

  5. Posted March 26, 2015 at 16:08 | Permalink | Reply

    Transparent blocks. When you restart the world, nothing changes. Device: Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD (Android 4.1.2)

    • Posted March 26, 2015 at 16:11 | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks. Do you get this always or only sometimes?

      • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
        Posted March 26, 2015 at 16:20 | Permalink | Reply

        Kaalus i get this to when you go to sleep in 1.26 IOS8 apple Ipad 2.

        • Posted March 26, 2015 at 16:23 | Permalink

          You mean go to sleep in game or put device to sleep? Are you sure it is exactly this, this is near clip plane somehow being set too far from the player (probably about 2-3 meters instead of 0.1 which is the correct value). This is different than holes in terrain or glitching sky.

        • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
          Posted March 26, 2015 at 16:24 | Permalink

          in game. and you have to sleep under ground most of the time.

        • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
          Posted March 26, 2015 at 16:30 | Permalink

          thanks for the response. keep up the good work!

        • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
          Posted March 26, 2015 at 16:35 | Permalink

          i find it helpful because i can find caves and lava, but at the same time it is really unrealistic.

      • Posted March 26, 2015 at 16:45 | Permalink | Reply

        This always occurs

  6. Posted March 26, 2015 at 16:08 | Permalink | Reply

    No rush Kaalus (iOS user) do what ya gotta do :)

  7. MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
    Posted March 26, 2015 at 16:19 | Permalink | Reply

    7th!

    • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
      Posted March 26, 2015 at 16:20 | Permalink | Reply

      oh IOS….

  8. Posted March 26, 2015 at 16:22 | Permalink | Reply

    Thank u, Kaalus.

  9. Posted March 26, 2015 at 16:28 | Permalink | Reply

    I noticed that the pegi rating went down from 12 to 7

  10. minerqueen
    Posted March 26, 2015 at 16:35 | Permalink | Reply

    Poor fellow.

    • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
      Posted March 26, 2015 at 16:35 | Permalink | Reply

      who kaalus?

      • Posted March 26, 2015 at 18:02 | Permalink | Reply

        Of course Kaalus!

        • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
          Posted March 26, 2015 at 20:18 | Permalink

          DUH!

  11. MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
    Posted March 26, 2015 at 16:37 | Permalink | Reply

    For you IOS windows and Amazon people, this is going to take a while. but on the good side we won’t have to deal with all these bugs!

    • Posted March 26, 2015 at 17:22 | Permalink | Reply

      Exactly

    • Posted March 27, 2015 at 21:19 | Permalink | Reply

      There will be ios bugs aswell. Like kaalus said every device works differently . Whatever bugs he fixes with android could lead to new ones for iOS

  12. MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
    Posted March 26, 2015 at 16:37 | Permalink | Reply

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK KAALUS!!!!

  13. Posted March 26, 2015 at 16:48 | Permalink | Reply

    Some pics https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zkc5r7hmx5fs5cb/AACWEy3V9wvM797JBPi0bJILa?dl=0

  14. Posted March 26, 2015 at 16:50 | Permalink | Reply

    Keep up with the work kaalus, I know you will make it. Overall, I haven’t expirienced any bug in 1.27, however, I played only for a while, so I don’t know much about possible bugs. The only bug I found was th already fixed hiting horses when saddling. Meanwhile no bugs for me. My device: Sony Xperia M2 4.4.4

  15. Pieter-Jan Van Holder
    Posted March 26, 2015 at 17:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Dear Kaalus

    I very much like this game but it hampers all the time I have vot my graphic settings all at low but still… :( As you can understand it is very annoying to play like that And another thing, when i was playing, in the space of 15 minutes the game randomly shut itself down without any reason Can you please fix this ???

    Greets Luna007

    Sent from Samsung tablet

  16. Posted March 26, 2015 at 17:16 | Permalink | Reply

    My friend made a really cool Survivalcraft 1.27 video :-) https://youtu.be/V12ONSEDAh0

  17. Posted March 26, 2015 at 17:27 | Permalink | Reply

    https://dl.dropbox.com/s/r5qxmdnu845a66o/brownhair.scskin?dl=1 the brown haired default skin for you players.

  18. Posted March 26, 2015 at 17:57 | Permalink | Reply

    also, here is the explorer skin!

  19. Posted March 26, 2015 at 18:02 | Permalink | Reply

    https://dl.dropbox.com/s/3rwpo18qrhbwprh/spelunker.scskin?dl=1

    • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
      Posted March 26, 2015 at 21:14 | Permalink | Reply

      is this it?

      • Posted March 26, 2015 at 22:10 | Permalink | Reply

        the adventurer skin…yes.

        • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
          Posted March 27, 2015 at 11:49 | Permalink

          Thank you!

        • Posted March 27, 2015 at 21:22 | Permalink

          The adventurer skin looks like a dude in a jumpsuit with a purse … Nuff said

  20. Posted March 26, 2015 at 18:02 | Permalink | Reply

    any other skib requests?

  21. Posted March 26, 2015 at 19:04 | Permalink | Reply

    New bugs found!
    Device: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3113
    Android: 4.2.2

    1. I suddenly got random crashes.
    2. Almost all Animals spins around and do nothing. They just spin and spin and spin. Kinda funny. :D

    I will inform you about the other bugs when I encounter them. Good luck, Kaalus!

    • Posted March 27, 2015 at 02:45 | Permalink | Reply

      i agree with you….Animals spins around was happend in 1.26 also…and yeah too funny :D

  22. Posted March 26, 2015 at 19:14 | Permalink | Reply

    Is it available on Kindle Fires yet? If so, how do you get it because my version is still 1.26?

  23. Posted March 26, 2015 at 20:22 | Permalink | Reply

    Just tried Survivalcraft 1.27.2 on my Samsung Galaxy S3 mini…
    Well, the Hardware of S3 mini is not the Best… So Survivalcraft is a bit slow…
    Luckily I haven’t found any kind of bug on my S3 mini…

  24. Posted March 26, 2015 at 21:03 | Permalink | Reply

    When will I get the update? I really want it and I have a kindlefire HDX 3rd generation.

    • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
      Posted March 26, 2015 at 21:08 | Permalink | Reply

      wait. Kaalus needs to work out all the bugs 1st. Then we will get the polished version! :)

  25. Posted March 26, 2015 at 21:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Ok. I’m so excited! Thanks! :D

  26. Posted March 26, 2015 at 21:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Again audio Bug!
    I was simply throwing stone chunks, then audio stopped to play…

  27. Posted March 26, 2015 at 22:02 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi, I’ve found two problems.
    One is the carpet squares show up black, like its a void.
    The other is the paint.
    I can’t get some colors to mix, mostly the ones that use coal

  28. Posted March 26, 2015 at 22:05 | Permalink | Reply

    hola kaalus te tengo que dejar un problema con el juego y lo que pasa es que como a los 5 minutos de jugar el juego se sale automaticamente me dice ´´TOO MANY FILES´´ y se cierra el juego mi dispositivo es un samsung gts6500l android 2.3.6 no le puedo tomar captura de pantalla porque no alcanzo porque el juego se alcanza a salir

    • Posted March 27, 2015 at 18:34 | Permalink | Reply

      Can some one translate please

    • Posted March 27, 2015 at 18:51 | Permalink | Reply

      Something like: “Hello Kaalus, I have a problem with the game that happens five minutes into the game and it will automatically say to me “TOO MANY FILES” and then it closes the game. He has Samsung gts65001 and Android 2.3.6, but he can’t get a picture of the screen.” Or at least that’s what I got.

  29. Posted March 26, 2015 at 22:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey guys (sorry probs not the best place for this) can someone make me a black panther skin? Like the big cat? If you can, can you put this as the title? “Black P for Kitty”

  30. Julie Kraus
    Posted March 26, 2015 at 22:53 | Permalink | Reply

    Is the update out for Amazon??

    • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
      Posted March 27, 2015 at 12:36 | Permalink | Reply

      nope.

  31. Ashley Bengtson
    Posted March 26, 2015 at 23:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Yeah, I’m a developer for Android applications. Audio is such a pain when you’re trying to get it to work across different versions. Keep us posted. > >

  32. jonathanfelix123
    Posted March 26, 2015 at 23:23 | Permalink | Reply

    wow Kaalus, you defiantly seem tired. That’s what owning a multi million app is like! It would be great if you took a couple hours of rest. Good luck on finding those glitches!

  33. Posted March 26, 2015 at 23:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Can someone please make me a skin of Tris from divergent.

  34. DrSmCraft
    Posted March 27, 2015 at 00:15 | Permalink | Reply

    This is what I figured out. When you look down, its all OK. Like this.
    https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/Survivalcraft%202015-03-26%2020-07-25-.jpg?_subject_uid=249235466&w=AAAfOCrlL_bWDW9O0h35jlJllj5givX_AhmXZa6TGJcYrw

  35. DrSmCraft
    Posted March 27, 2015 at 00:20 | Permalink | Reply

    More screenshots.

  36. Posted March 27, 2015 at 01:35 | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you kaalus for all your hard work and dedication! Try and get some sleep maybe something will come to you in a dream.

  37. Posted March 27, 2015 at 02:53 | Permalink | Reply

    Sem pressa kaalus, reconheço que o seu trabalho deve ser muito difícil, nem faço ideia dos problemas que enfrenta e do nervosismo. Vá com calma, te admiramos e sabemos que pode demorar um pouco mas é para o bem da comunidade Survival Craft

  38. Posted March 27, 2015 at 02:56 | Permalink | Reply

    I have a HTC one and the new update is fine but my adventure maps from 1.26 are freezing then crashing and one of my new adventure maps are freezing too please fix

  39. Posted March 27, 2015 at 04:25 | Permalink | Reply

    And you can make the skin fair-haired girl?

  40. Posted March 27, 2015 at 05:35 | Permalink | Reply

    I found something. Maybe glitch. In menu, sometimes I need to double tap setting & control button to access setting. And sometimes there was something look like flash? Or blue red horizontal line. Too fast for screenshot.

  41. jakethepuppy
    Posted March 27, 2015 at 06:14 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus some sounds dont work. Like attacking a bear or something, and when summonning the thunder, i only see the thunder butmi dont hear the sound

  42. Posted March 27, 2015 at 06:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for all of your hard work Kaalus. Just another reminder that the keyboard doesn’t work with laptops. I’m running a lenovo z750 i5. Neither the “wasd”, numberpad, or arrow keys work. They worked before 1.27, but not any longer. Any fix would be greatly appreciated.

  43. Posted March 27, 2015 at 08:42 | Permalink | Reply

    – I have posted previously on stuttering with electronics. Please give game play preference over electronics updating. Really annoying.

    – Please also look at water visibility. I could see fish through glass under water, now it is too dark. I have an under water tunnel where I could watch fish, not anymore.

    You can see it in my world: https://www.dropbox.com/l/jlOICMgchtgRvNzwnHz7Qo

    I have a Note 3.

    • Posted March 27, 2015 at 13:53 | Permalink | Reply

      You just had me thinking about a water-proof light

    • Posted March 27, 2015 at 13:54 | Permalink | Reply

      Then again have u tried shining light through glass?

    • Posted April 4, 2015 at 00:51 | Permalink | Reply

      Good news! We can lighten the water color in the world texture. Try HD flow 1.26.7 By wow in Community Content. Works for me! :)

  44. Posted March 27, 2015 at 13:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey
    I have a problem is sky bug

  45. Richard Malina
    Posted March 27, 2015 at 17:35 | Permalink | Reply

    1st! (nobody claimed) 👼 P.S Sorry if this comment is annoying 8•(

  46. Posted March 27, 2015 at 17:41 | Permalink | Reply

    please check out my review of SC 1.27 on my blog

  47. Posted March 27, 2015 at 19:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi kaalus one question why rain doesn’t put out fire…like when the players body is on fire….but rain doesn’t put out fire…we need to jump in the lakes to extinguish the fire :D and I recently upgraded my phone to lollipop 5.1 and I can see that terrain loads slower then earlier version(KitKat 4.4.4) of my phone….:/

  48. Posted March 27, 2015 at 20:01 | Permalink | Reply

    You added multiplayer?

  49. Posted March 27, 2015 at 20:50 | Permalink | Reply

    First of all, device name: Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 (GT-S-7270).

    Error saving game occurs time to time, I can reproduce it by spawning a lot of animals, when they start to chase me, especially when it’s raining, some sounds disappear for a while and “Error saving game: too many open files” pops up. Btw, water/sky/terrain are OK.

    Also some minor bugs:
    -Some settings (e.g. sound volume) are constantly being dragged upwards (so if previously the volume slider was in the middle of the screen, now it’s on the top of it)
    -Hyena’s right paws have their models “inverted”
    -No change of horse speed with cavalry boots
    -Predators attack your horse while riding in Creative (not sure whether it’s a bug, but I haven’t noticed that previously)

    A couple of suggestions:
    -The position of the thunder buutton is not very convinient, once I was attempting to change time of day and I’ve nearly burnt my house :). It will be nice if this button could just toggle “thunder mode” when you can tap the place where you want lightning to come.
    -As was already requested, weather control button for creative will be useful.

    Btw, while looking at the logs, I’ve noticed that the game attempted to download MOTD. What is this?

  50. Posted March 27, 2015 at 21:58 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Kali’s ignore me saying that the stamina is null and void. I said it in a couple of posts ago. It seems like I forgot that stamina doesnt work in harmless mode. I usually start a world on harmless just to get a building built and then change to challenging. When I switched to challenging the stamina started working again. So that isn’t a bug. Keep up the good work kaalus.

    Also kaalus could you possibly give mojang or @_tomcc on Twitter your crafting gui. I find it much better to craft on Twitter then on mcpe just to select what you want. Thank you.

  51. Posted March 27, 2015 at 22:02 | Permalink | Reply

    hey kaalus! I found this: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/survivalcraft/id622613679?mt=8 Its a copy of your game. I was just scanning through the internet when I saw this game and I though you’d like to know that there’s a remake of your game.

    • Posted March 27, 2015 at 22:33 | Permalink | Reply

      This is not a remake – it’s normal Survivalcraft on iOS.

  52. Posted March 28, 2015 at 00:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Bug fix i didn’t get the newest update

  53. Posted April 15, 2015 at 08:55 | Permalink | Reply

    Please make survivalcraft free for ios because i like it when i played it on my brothers tablet so please make it free

    • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
      Posted April 15, 2015 at 20:00 | Permalink | Reply

      wow. Kaalus has to make money you know. wow just wow.

  54. Posted May 18, 2016 at 01:23 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey so I have noticed the sound bug too and I have noticed that when the game sound goes away so does all of my sound like when you plug in the kindle usually it makes a chimes sound but when the sound from the game goes away so does all of the sound. I did an experiment where I waited for the sound to go away and the I entered some other app and the sound would still be gone. I found a short way to make it come back by when the sound goes away going out of the game and then entering back i ad their will be sound but the more you do that the shorter the time you have sound gets. I hope I helped you in fixing this bug with my information. Thanks for working so hard on this game.

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