Windows Store submitted

This is good news time. As promised a few days back, I submitted Survivalcraft to Windows Store.

Windows

This is a completely new platform, and vastly different from all the currently supported ones. Why?

  • You can play the game on your PC (provided you have Windows 8.1)
  • You can play the game like a normal FPS, with keyboard and mouse
  • The game will run blazing fast on pretty much all PCs, because it’s optimized for low-end phones

Looking forward to having it certified (or rejected…).

At the same time I submitted an updated build for Windows Phone. It contains a large number of memory optimizations and various fixes. Including, crucially, a fix for the freezing issue. Actually the freezing is still there, as it’s a platform bug, but should now unfreeze as soon as you touch the screen (current version needs an orientation change or pressing the power button to unfreeze – strange are the ways of Windows Phone).

The new build will also default to 96 blocks visiblity range on 512MB devices (Lumia 520, 620 etc.). This is to ensure that the phone does not run out of memory even with large worlds and hi-res block textures. As I mentioned previously, Microsoft have reduced memory limit in 512MB WP 8.1 devices to just 185MB, down from over 270MB in Windows Phone 7. It hurts, but I can’t do anything about it :-(

If you have a 1GB device (Lumia 925 etc.), you should be able to play safely all the way up to 256 blocks.

I am still thinking what to do with iOS build. Don’t worry – I will resubmit it soon, but I need to fix the bad worlds issue first.

64 Comments

  1. survivalcraftinformer
    Posted April 12, 2015 at 17:26 | Permalink | Reply

    No windows 7?

    • Posted April 12, 2015 at 17:57 | Permalink | Reply

      Rarely anyone has windows 7, and it was a free upgrade to 8.1. Also, windows 7 doesn’t support shaders

    • Posted April 12, 2015 at 21:37 | Permalink | Reply

      I am only replying to this post because it’s at the top.

      So, reading the comments below, I discovered a possible solution to your problem of too much Inappropriate Community Content. Force everyone to re-upload their files, and provide a blocker for inappropriate titles, so when the people try to upload their “problem” files, they don’t go through or just simply can’t.

  2. Posted April 12, 2015 at 17:27 | Permalink | Reply

    First!

  3. Posted April 12, 2015 at 17:30 | Permalink | Reply

    I can’t wait!

  4. Posted April 12, 2015 at 17:31 | Permalink | Reply

    Call me immature! 2nd.

    Did you fix the dropbox bug? Still verrry worried.

    • Tom Fryers
      Posted April 12, 2015 at 20:15 | Permalink | Reply

      You are immature. [You literally asked for it]

  5. Posted April 12, 2015 at 17:34 | Permalink | Reply

    Fourth

  6. Posted April 12, 2015 at 17:34 | Permalink | Reply

    3rd I mean

  7. Posted April 12, 2015 at 17:34 | Permalink | Reply

    First no one called

  8. Posted April 12, 2015 at 17:43 | Permalink | Reply

    At least a good news for Windows users!
    In future, there is a possibility that Survivalcraft will be released for MacOSX and Linux?

    • Posted April 12, 2015 at 21:41 | Permalink | Reply

      I doubt Linux. But for Mac OS, hopefully but with the rejection of Survivalcraft in Apples iOS platform, I doubt it’ll get a pass in Apples Desktop OS sadly. Regarding Linux, one can run an emulator like Wine to use Windows applications.

  9. Posted April 12, 2015 at 17:46 | Permalink | Reply

    I quicky upgraded to 8.1 a day before just to play this. and 50% of my already installed games stopped working along with my audio. I hate 8.1 but what can I do, I want to play scon windows. I hate microsoft

    • Posted April 12, 2015 at 21:24 | Permalink | Reply

      Use Windows 8.1 users are waiting for Windows 10. I remember that a whole section of Windows 10 was MADE for gaming, when I watched the demo. You have permission to very excited.

      • Posted April 12, 2015 at 21:26 | Permalink | Reply

        *Us Windows 8.1 users are waiting for Windows 10. I remember that a whole section of Windows 10 was MADE for gaming, when I watched the demo. You have permission to be very excited.* I can’t type I’m so excited apparently

  10. Posted April 12, 2015 at 18:33 | Permalink | Reply

    My friend Kria sent you an email about this issue with the community content. What do you think?

    • Posted April 12, 2015 at 18:58 | Permalink | Reply

      Also, I got a question. Does the Windows 8.1 version have touch support?

      • Posted April 12, 2015 at 21:28 | Permalink | Reply

        I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say yes, there probably will be touch support for a game that has been only on touch devices up to this point.

  11. Posted April 12, 2015 at 18:36 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome

  12. emainia
    Posted April 12, 2015 at 18:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Alright! Poor WP :( I might have to upgrade…
    Here’s the problems, Android has audio problems, Windows Phone has memory problems, iOS rejected, and Windows pending. Wow, alot to work on. I hope you have a great night sleep when you’re done Kaalus.

  13. Robert Meserve
    Posted April 12, 2015 at 18:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Have been playing Survivalcraft for over 2 years on my Samsung Galaxy 2 tablet, have been keeping up with all the updates. Over this period of time I have made many worlds. 3 days ago I updated to the new 1.27 after the update was finished I went in to play and to see what was new and to my surprise all my worlds were gone! Over 2 yrs of building gone just like that I have never had trouble in the past with this game or my system. My question to this is simply why and is there any way I can get my worlds back? And has anyone else had this happen?

  14. Posted April 12, 2015 at 18:46 | Permalink | Reply

    Please take a break for a month

  15. Posted April 12, 2015 at 19:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Congratulations! I must get an 8.1 laptop now :)

    RE iOS solution – raise the effort level to similar to the forum. Easy free anonymous sites attracts these undesirable types. Make it an effort and they’ll go elsewhere.

    • Posted April 12, 2015 at 19:53 | Permalink | Reply

      Hey It’s Tips And trick Videos, Thanks for the link and the help making the Custom texture, but now that i edited it using Corel Paintshop, and copied 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?

      • Tom Fryers
        Posted April 12, 2015 at 20:09 | Permalink | Reply

        You need to have a png file to rename as .scbtex, not a jpeg.

        • Posted April 13, 2015 at 14:46 | Permalink

          OHHHHHHHH! Wow Thank Tom Fryers! It worked! I finally have a custom texture for my world!
          Thanks again!

    • Posted April 12, 2015 at 20:39 | Permalink | Reply

      LOL when I joined the forum I made an account, typed up a very lengthy reply to something and was then told that I had to be reviewed :D

      • Posted April 13, 2015 at 18:24 | Permalink | Reply

        Happily that was just in place for a short time, to deal with a hater posting obscenities.

  16. DrSmCraft
    Posted April 12, 2015 at 19:43 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice I can’t wait.

    • DrSmCraft
      Posted April 12, 2015 at 19:45 | Permalink | Reply

      About the iOS problems, people can “sacrifice” new features of SC 1.27 and downgrade to other versions such as 1.26 and continue uploading worlds.

      • DrSmCraft
        Posted April 12, 2015 at 19:46 | Permalink | Reply

        If this is the case, then Kaalus might have reformat world files for the game.

      • Posted April 12, 2015 at 21:42 | Permalink | Reply

        I doubt he will ever do that. That’s too much especially for a paid license for the game. No one is going to be sacrificing anything. IOS users currently have though and are stuck on 1.26 because of the filth in the community center

        • Posted April 13, 2015 at 00:55 | Permalink

          Yea I pay for other people’s ignorance. I haven’t even submitted my current RPG world in the works and I’m pretty sure yours is still in the works aswell . I just want this update but thanks to the porn folk I can’t

        • Posted April 13, 2015 at 01:13 | Permalink

          Yup which is horrible :/. I really hope things can improve. We can make a statement by not publishing anything in their and only in the forum where filth isn’t located

        • Posted April 13, 2015 at 04:36 | Permalink

          That would be best. I remember scrolling past those worlds and thinking nothing of it, turns out they are descriptive porn world’s or something idk. All I know is that it stopped all iOS users from getting some good content .

  17. Posted April 12, 2015 at 19:50 | Permalink | Reply

    I hope kaalus has no problems with the submitting :/

  18. Tom Fryers
    Posted April 12, 2015 at 20:12 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m all for a Raspberry Pi release, 512 MB RAM for the win!

  19. Tom Fryers
    Posted April 12, 2015 at 20:18 | Permalink | Reply

    I have to say, on the subject of community content that most of it is a load of rubbish anyway. I did’nt even download ‘Teen Life 2’ or whatever it is called. My guess is it didn’t in any way integrate all of the new mechanics Kaalus has been working so hard on.

    • Posted April 12, 2015 at 20:36 | Permalink | Reply

      Actually that one isn’t inappropriate. It’s your usual piece of crap that people think is good. Ths storyline was good, but the building was inconsistant, and you could tell that not much effort was exerted.

      My opinion :)

  20. Posted April 12, 2015 at 20:35 | Permalink | Reply

    Great work Kaalus

  21. Posted April 12, 2015 at 20:47 | Permalink | Reply

    yes! when will it come out?

    • Posted April 12, 2015 at 21:44 | Permalink | Reply

      Until it gets approved. It’s already submitted. Hopefully it does not get canceled or rejected for the inappropriate world’s.

  22. Posted April 12, 2015 at 23:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Yay Kaalus fixed the issue! 1.27 coming to ios soon! P.s. I can tell because you can’t access worlds on cc on ios

  23. Posted April 12, 2015 at 23:31 | Permalink | Reply

    Will I have to pay for the game again? I hope not but hey…

    • Posted April 13, 2015 at 02:05 | Permalink | Reply

      Yeah me too, there are games on the Windows Phone Store that you buy and it buys the computer version as well.

  24. chunkychief09
    Posted April 13, 2015 at 04:00 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice job Kaalus, can’t wait for the Windows 8 version to come out. Will the graphics on SC do well on a Microsoft Surface RT (1st gen) and my Intel NUC that has a Intel Core i5 and 8GB ram? Would it be good and fast enough for them?

  25. Posted April 13, 2015 at 04:10 | Permalink | Reply

    Will this end up on the Apple Mac store?

  26. MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
    Posted April 13, 2015 at 12:26 | Permalink | Reply

    late…………….

  27. Posted April 13, 2015 at 15:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi. I have Lumia 530 and after the update the game doesn’t work. It doesn’t even start. Is there any way to fix this?

  28. Posted April 14, 2015 at 01:04 | Permalink | Reply

    I wish there was a version for windows 7… I don’t really know about upgrading, as windows 8 seems inferior to windows 7.

  29. Posted April 14, 2015 at 02:33 | Permalink | Reply

    You should put it on steam or something for people without windows 8.1.

  30. claymorsc
    Posted April 14, 2015 at 20:36 | Permalink | Reply

    I am running the windows 10 preview on my lumia 1020. Current game runs fine except that from time to time… especially at 3:00 ish eastern it loses it’s license. app is stuck in demo mode… it later fixes itself but I’m essentially locked out for hours.

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