Amazon Out

Amazon have approved 1.27 in their store, so Kindle owners should now be able to upgrade.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/mas/dl/android?p=com.candyrufusgames.survivalcraft

Before publishing there I fixed a last minute glitch on 1st gen Kindle Fire that caused the sky to go black. This was due to another Android shader bug that I had to workaround.

I am sad to mention that, but the quality of Android software is poor, even with reputable manufacturers like Amazon. They are trying to replicate PC market of the 90s and 00s where all hardware combinations were allowed. The difference is that one could replace a single part in their PCs, or upgrade drivers just for that part. Android does not have that. If you get a device with a single dodgy bit you’re out of luck. You must rely on the OEM to issue an upgrade for the entire firmware, which never happens. They prefer to sell you next year’s model instead. Rant ends.

99 Comments

  1. MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
    Posted April 2, 2015 at 13:08 | Permalink | Reply

    1st!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
    Posted April 2, 2015 at 13:09 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus what does that mean? (im terrible at computer stuff)

    • Posted April 2, 2015 at 14:50 | Permalink | Reply

      It means you have a better system, so perhaps its worth the wait while Kaalus deals with the poorer Android during testing. ;)

      • Posted April 3, 2015 at 06:09 | Permalink | Reply

        Android is powerful but not everyone can afford high spec so it may come as a low spec hardware its the hardware kaalus is talking about tight?

  3. MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
    Posted April 2, 2015 at 13:12 | Permalink | Reply

    When is IOS coming? you usually do it at the same time. :(

  4. MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
    Posted April 2, 2015 at 13:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Im sorry if im, ranting but i just really want the update!

  5. Posted April 2, 2015 at 13:32 | Permalink | Reply

    When is it coming to windows phone 7

  6. Posted April 2, 2015 at 13:36 | Permalink | Reply

    Can you make car jet airplanes cctv camera grappling hook

    • Posted April 3, 2015 at 04:39 | Permalink | Reply

      Grappling hooks I see but cars and planes? Build cyborg at once then! Rufus can’t build cars or planes because they require teams and minimum a crafting table with 20 slots. Maybe teams may cone in later builds but there is no craft table with 20 slots. However grappling hook seems great for climbing steep mountains.

  7. Blocky Warrior
    Posted April 2, 2015 at 13:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Hallelujah! :-D

  8. Posted April 2, 2015 at 13:39 | Permalink | Reply

    When are you going to update the Windows phone

  9. Posted April 2, 2015 at 13:58 | Permalink | Reply

    Can’t wait for windows

    • Posted April 2, 2015 at 14:29 | Permalink | Reply

      I know right I Been waiting for ever for the windows update

  10. Posted April 2, 2015 at 14:31 | Permalink | Reply

    Horray!!!

  11. Posted April 2, 2015 at 14:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome I will break out my 1st gen. And for a rant that was very informative. Thank you! :)

  12. Posted April 2, 2015 at 15:15 | Permalink | Reply

    iOS has yet to update.. Great job with Amazon though!

  13. Posted April 2, 2015 at 15:48 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks Kaalus!!!!

  14. Posted April 2, 2015 at 17:35 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice!
    Hey kaalus I have an idea
    it takes a few seconds for a killed animal to disapear how about (jx a suggestion) you add a knife made from to stick for wood a stone and a stick for stone iron rod and stick for iron knife and iron knife with a diamond for diamond knife
    the knife is used to skin the animal to ‘harvest’ meat leather and fur depending on the creature oh and feathers but birds are the only animals that dont need the knife rhino need a machete because hard skin
    what you think
    keep up the good work and give mojang a run for their money

    • Posted April 2, 2015 at 18:11 | Permalink | Reply

      Two sticks for wood

    • Posted April 2, 2015 at 19:10 | Permalink | Reply

      That is actually a good idea.. Would make Sc even more immersive

      • Posted April 2, 2015 at 20:13 | Permalink | Reply

        And if he adds my illness idea it would give way for poisonous animals same effect as illness but faster and antidote instead of medicine what u think?

        • Posted April 2, 2015 at 21:52 | Permalink

          That’s not bad either man haha. I only play on cruel so those ideas would really make it more immersive, and cruel mode even harder which is what I like lol

        • Posted April 2, 2015 at 22:06 | Permalink

          I like cruel but im thinking of creating a world jx no ideas come to mind yet when I do ill mention it idea man out of ideas XD I think idea man is taken no? The name I.e

        • Posted April 3, 2015 at 00:29 | Permalink

          Idek haha. I have a world in the works but I’m still inventing the lore and some hidden things.. It’s a RPG parkour open world based map. With economics . But of course no rules can be enforced so it’s up to who plays really but good luck with that

        • Posted April 3, 2015 at 04:24 | Permalink

          A few certain things will be in there or its not a maiodin world
          1. Open world XD
          2. More than 2 cities ofcourse
          3. Rpg
          4. Economics
          5. Player history
          6. World history
          7. Permadeath
          What you think of the basics of this world?

        • Posted April 6, 2015 at 18:34 | Permalink

          So weird that I have all of that implemented in my world. All exept whatever permadeath is. No player history, player makes their own history in mine. All my buildings have a system of ladder parkour , so it’s dangerous but efficient . But your basics are good , sense it’s the only type of world is take time making

        • Posted April 22, 2015 at 15:20 | Permalink

          Bagan work on my world!
          You can either go to my site maiodin.tk then from the footer scm… Or go to scmaiodin.weebly.com

  15. Posted April 2, 2015 at 18:18 | Permalink | Reply

    The only thing I’ve ever seen cooler than 1.27…

  16. Posted April 2, 2015 at 20:15 | Permalink | Reply

    How would you guys feel if sc animals sleep at night and nocturnal mobs where added? So lions birds cows etc sleep and new mobs took over the night but you can still find the sleeping mobs

  17. Posted April 2, 2015 at 21:18 | Permalink | Reply

    FOUND A BUG!!!! well wish I did no mosquitos to swat in sc :(

    • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
      Posted April 2, 2015 at 23:08 | Permalink | Reply

      that is what?

      • Posted April 3, 2015 at 04:25 | Permalink | Reply

        Lop I was jx kidding but there should be insects trying to suck your blood and u keep em away by building a fire

  18. Posted April 2, 2015 at 22:15 | Permalink | Reply

    Can’t download update till tomorrow morning do’hhh!

  19. Posted April 2, 2015 at 23:58 | Permalink | Reply

    I’ve found kind of an annoying bug. I play SC on a Kindle HD, and it just updated………obviously. And when I’m playing, it’ll “trip” every 2-5 seconds. And what I mean by trip is the game will stop for a split second, then it’ll go again. It does that every 2-5 seconds. It is really annoying. You can also see the “trip” if you press the button in the very top left had corner that pauses the game. In the background, you know how the screen will look at the landscape? Well,that’ll “trip” too, and it’ll do it over and over again. Has anyone else been experiencing this same problem? This problem might just be an issue with my Kindle.

    • Posted April 3, 2015 at 00:48 | Permalink | Reply

      AMAZON KINDLE FIRE HD 8.9
      Survivalcraft Crashes constantly while playing and even in the menu screen. I also experience the “trip” which (When i completely exits out of the game) also causes my kindle to freeze and other apps to crash. Does anyone else experience this?

      Kaalus Please Fix.

      • Posted April 3, 2015 at 04:22 | Permalink | Reply

        Hey does anyone have problems saving their world to dropbox? It tells me “ERROR. Task canceled”
        Please help!

        I guess I fixed the “trip” on my kindle. I just turned off my kindle and turned it back on.

    • Posted April 3, 2015 at 00:54 | Permalink | Reply

      I’ve been playing on a 7in Kindle HD and have had no problems. I have the visibility range set at 96 and everything else on high.

    • Posted April 4, 2015 at 00:06 | Permalink | Reply

      Hey Kaalus, Is there a way to get a block texture from the comunity content and open it to be edited from the device urvivalcraft is played on? I’ve tried everything and I want to edit this texture.

      If anyone has any Ideas on how to do this Please Help.

      • Posted April 4, 2015 at 00:47 | Permalink | Reply

        This is unlikely, given how these textures are stored by the app. The only way I know of is to extract it from a world file. http://survivalcraft.lefora.com/reply/46995730/how-to-extract-block-texture-from-world-file#reply-46995730

        • Posted April 4, 2015 at 00:54 | Permalink

          WOW!!!! Thanks so much man, this really helps!

        • Posted April 4, 2015 at 16:13 | Permalink

          You’re welcome! If you release a version of it it’s nice to list the original artist in the bottom left empty area – if you have that info. Wish CC showed us that.

        • Posted April 4, 2015 at 16:14 | Permalink

          Sorry, bottom right.

        • Posted April 4, 2015 at 19:07 | Permalink

          Yea, I wish I knew the original Artist. This is the best texture I’ve ever seen, I’ve been using it since 1.24!

        • Posted April 5, 2015 at 16:11 | Permalink

          Now I’m curious :) what’s its name?

        • Posted April 10, 2015 at 13:52 | Permalink

          Hey now that i edited it using Corel Paintshop, and copy the .jpg image to my sd card and open ES file Manager to rename it to a .scbtex file, Then i open SC and try to download the .scbtex file but it says ” Operation not supported”. Following youtube I made the block texture template then made it match the current 1.27 default texture. What am i doing wrong?

        • Posted April 11, 2015 at 22:12 | Permalink

          realistic_SC_1_24

  20. Posted April 3, 2015 at 00:51 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey guys! I just made a new Survivalcraft video and have many more to come. I’d appreciate it if you checked it out. Thanks :-D

    How To Create Survivalcraft Skins On Mobile Devices: https://youtu.be/K1PDw62h26Q

  21. DrSmCraft
    Posted April 3, 2015 at 03:04 | Permalink | Reply

    How long does the verification process last for windows 8.1?

    • Posted April 3, 2015 at 05:26 | Permalink | Reply

      A few days, maybe 2-4. But since you are referring to WINDOWS 8.1, for the first release in the store, it might take a week.

  22. Posted April 3, 2015 at 03:22 | Permalink | Reply

    Bug: I played 1.27 on my kindle fire hd 3rd gen and the sound was not working every other second. played a bit more the sound completely was gone after a while.

    • Posted April 3, 2015 at 11:46 | Permalink | Reply

      Which version of the game was that? 1.27.7?

      Have you tried disabling audiotrack caching in the compatibility settings?

  23. Posted April 3, 2015 at 03:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks kaalus! I know this has been a fairly stressful update for you.
    When will it be submitted to IOS?

    • Posted April 3, 2015 at 04:32 | Permalink | Reply

      I think its awaiting approval maybe you know ios is slow

  24. Posted April 3, 2015 at 07:10 | Permalink | Reply

    Multiplayer would be good. Can Kaalus add like male and female varieties of animals? Just lions and no lionesses just seems so weird

  25. Posted April 3, 2015 at 19:40 | Permalink | Reply

    There is one problem with the Amazon version. That would be the sound going out.

  26. Posted April 3, 2015 at 22:25 | Permalink | Reply

    I found a glitch while looking at my self I was surprised my entire character was black except for the arms and some of the lower part of face.And I had a hat also black so I took off all clothes and still SAME thing default skin with black very frustrated please fix (Kindle Fire 1st gen I think)

  27. Posted April 4, 2015 at 00:07 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Kaalus, Is there a way to get a block texture from the comunity content and open it to be edited from the device urvivalcraft is played on? I’ve tried everything and I want to edit this texture.

    If anyone has any Ideas on how to do this Please Help.

  28. Posted April 5, 2015 at 13:45 | Permalink | Reply

    +1

  29. Posted April 11, 2015 at 22:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, the Explosion Sound has completely cut from game! What happened?
    Also I can’t upload backup my world to dropdox since the 1.27 update. Please fix 3rd gen kindle fire Hd 8.9

  30. Posted April 25, 2015 at 05:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, possibly for 1.28 you can add wavepoints cause I get lost while building. Another thing you can possibly add a video recorder thing and to let us edit it and all of that good stuff. Also, if you do add multiplayer (which I doubt) make it so we can play online and build together and to chat. This might not happen but oh well :/

  31. Posted June 3, 2015 at 20:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Can anyone help me? Kindle Fire HD 8.9.

    Cant take screen shots, it dosent take the pictures.
    Audio Cache causes audio to cut out completly after alittle bit of playing time.
    Visual glitches cause presure plates and LED ligts that are off to disappear when you move away from them.
    when mving away from walls that i make, blocks start to flash and then become distorted move left to right it gets worst, making some pictures ugy in some places.

    Audio bug, when i place a not gate and delay gate beside each other facing a different direction on a 2×3 wall then add wires on the top and bottoms, then connect a sound generator, the “pulses or sound are abmoral speed , making my old alarm desin useless.

    What does Audio Cache full mean? How do i fix it?

    I cant upload my worlds to dropbox anymore. Ive logged out and logged back in, i have plenty of space in dropbox, but it says “operation timed out” or “request failed”.

    Ive never had any problems with survivalcraft on my kindle until the latest update Pleasen Help.

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