1.29 work

I am still working on 1.29.

It will be a major release, but it’s still early days. Have a look at the image below:

Stairs corner.jpg

Nothing special?

In the unlikely case you recall the addition of stair corners a year or so ago, you might figure something’s fishy on the picture.

There is an outside stairs corner there. As you know, the game currently does not support them, and for a very good reason. The stairs can be rotated, placed upside down and put in an inside corner state. This takes up all 4 bits of extra data space associated with the block. I would need an extra bit to add outside corners.

To get extra bits, I need to make all blocks 32 bit instead of 16. This has been long talked about, and pretty much every new feature I added to the game was more or less crippled by only 4 bits of data. Think: why can’t you place logic gates on the floor/ceiling? Why can’t you paint stairs or slabs? Why can’t you have more LED colors? And many others.

So the news is I am making blocks 32 bit for the next release. And going back over all existing features to update them to take advantage of it. Stairs already work, as you can see above.

When I’m finished with this tedium, I have plans for a new grand feature that will need every single one of these new bits. It has been long postponed, because the bits were not there. Now is the time. I never talked about it, so you have no idea what it is. Still, I think you’ll love it — if I can only pull it off :-)

Btw. if anyone guesses what I have in mind I am going to start believing in dowsing and fairies.

 

 

 

233 Comments

  1. Posted December 22, 2015 at 19:20 | Permalink | Reply

    Wow

  2. Posted December 22, 2015 at 19:21 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice!!

  3. Posted December 22, 2015 at 19:22 | Permalink | Reply

    My God, I wish I had your patience. Good work.

  4. Posted December 22, 2015 at 19:29 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice work Kaalus! :)

  5. Posted December 22, 2015 at 19:42 | Permalink | Reply

    hi kallus i was thinking that stairs can be used to build many stuff but it looks crapy when brick building is covered i some colour and stair parts are “stock” red.
    maybe in 1.29 you could make it possible to paint stairs so we can make our buildings in diffrent colours.

  6. Posted December 22, 2015 at 19:42 | Permalink | Reply

    I have the feeling it’s some sort of physics.

  7. Posted December 22, 2015 at 19:48 | Permalink | Reply

    It’s multiplayer😆

  8. Posted December 22, 2015 at 19:51 | Permalink | Reply

    piston?

    • Posted December 23, 2015 at 02:47 | Permalink | Reply

      I’d highly doubt that he says it has to do with the new bits so it must have to do wi either newer block physics or coloring of different sorts. Heck he might even add sloped blocks.

  9. Posted December 22, 2015 at 19:53 | Permalink | Reply

    I have a feeling it has to do with the physics o:

    Also, Hey kaalus do you think, maybe you can add some whips and lassos in the future as well as tranquilizer darts :D their just small things but I think they’d be Fun to have in the game,

  10. Posted December 22, 2015 at 19:55 | Permalink | Reply

    impact absorption?????????☺☺☻☻

  11. Posted December 22, 2015 at 19:58 | Permalink | Reply

    I can think of a few things it could be… More realistic water physics, 32 bit support for ADCs and other digital circuits, pistons, multiplayer (jk) ;)

  12. Posted December 22, 2015 at 20:01 | Permalink | Reply

    .

    • Posted December 22, 2015 at 21:37 | Permalink | Reply

      I see your point

    • brythok
      Posted December 23, 2015 at 00:12 | Permalink | Reply

      As do I. Glad you’ve brought this to my attention

    • Posted December 24, 2015 at 03:25 | Permalink | Reply

      I’ll bet this is what Kaalus is adding

  13. colbyfranknorth
    Posted December 22, 2015 at 20:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Two guesses: 3d bit and smaller character, meaning bigger and more realistic animals?

  14. colbyfranknorth
    Posted December 22, 2015 at 20:02 | Permalink | Reply

    I mean 30 bit, not 3d.

  15. Posted December 22, 2015 at 20:02 | Permalink | Reply

    Droppers can collect items when you throw an item at it just like a chest :O

  16. Posted December 22, 2015 at 20:03 | Permalink | Reply

    *What about adding a “telescope” ?
    *Fix the lighting bugs in challenge mode it flashes too often.

  17. Posted December 22, 2015 at 20:05 | Permalink | Reply

    Well fishing or something

  18. Posted December 22, 2015 at 20:06 | Permalink | Reply

    Oh yeah guys the character does look smaller hmm…

  19. Posted December 22, 2015 at 20:07 | Permalink | Reply

    El juego en varios idiomas por favor.

    The game in several languages ​​please

  20. Posted December 22, 2015 at 20:07 | Permalink | Reply

    o_O AUTOMOBILES :O

    • ayeaye7
      Posted December 22, 2015 at 20:11 | Permalink | Reply

      It’s a fishing pole

  21. Posted December 22, 2015 at 20:19 | Permalink | Reply

    Wait… We’re finally getting 32 bit blocks?! That means paint can cover only one side of a wall! No more double walls for me!

    • Posted December 22, 2015 at 20:35 | Permalink | Reply

      Actually you would be able to cover all six sides with different colours. This will change the creative inventory though. How would that work? You cannot have millions of blocks to choose from. You’ll have to paint in creative. This will be a shlep, but it will be acceptable for me. It would make SC better than ever. Now we only need multiplayer.

      • Posted December 22, 2015 at 20:36 | Permalink | Reply

        Well also have more colours to choose from, fantastic!

        • Posted December 22, 2015 at 20:40 | Permalink

          Maybe you can create a block copier in creative, to copy a specific block into your user inventory to make building easier with this in mind. Using this method will clean up the cumbersome and huge choice of blocks and clothes etc. The inventory is getting too big because of this.

      • Posted December 22, 2015 at 22:42 | Permalink | Reply

        I meant one side at a time

        • Posted December 23, 2015 at 05:05 | Permalink

          With the programming it does not matter whether you do it one side at a time or all at once

        • Posted December 23, 2015 at 06:55 | Permalink

          …”no more double walls for me” “one side at a time””32 bit blocks” and that one time kaalus said you needed 32 bit blocks to paint different sides different colours

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

    Animal reproduction? smoke? hunters? villages? fishing pole? fruits? palms? bigger boats? backpacks? carriages? hunting tribes
    ? tipis? a new a new ecosystem?

  23. Posted December 22, 2015 at 20:24 | Permalink | Reply

    This will be a big update. At last logs will also be rotatable, maybe also other such blocks and items, just like the signs. Think of the possibilities: upside down benches, grass, etc. But I suppose this was possible with 16 bit already, but not in all directions. This also means that it was not necessary to create upside down signs at all. There are 6 directions a block can be in, unless you allow for tilting, which might come way in the future.

    Please allow all directions for most if not all blocks. It would be a game changer.

  24. Posted December 22, 2015 at 20:24 | Permalink | Reply

    What if we had this idea Kaalus:

    If the mining progress on a block stayed at the progress when you stop mining it. Like in terraria. Where u can mine it and stop and be able to come back to it and finish it.

    It won’t just serve just that purpose either. By doing so we could make cracked bricks like the bricks in minecraft. Just by placing the block and mining it a little bit.

    It seems realistic. Because in real life you can’t just hack at something and for it to go back to its original state. It leaves a crack in the object.

    • brythok
      Posted December 23, 2015 at 00:18 | Permalink | Reply

      Because what if u accidentally hit a few blocks u dont want to break, and now they look all broken up.

      • Posted December 23, 2015 at 13:52 | Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, that would be very annoying.

        • Posted December 23, 2015 at 22:09 | Permalink

          I actually didn’t think about that but the solution:

          To break the block fully OR add a hammer into the game to repair the damaged block. Which could technically add into another effect where animals charging you can damage blocks

    • Posted December 23, 2015 at 05:08 | Permalink | Reply

      This is a great idea, but would need too many bits to record the many different stages of cracking.

  25. Posted December 22, 2015 at 20:30 | Permalink | Reply

    Some blocks already have animation, like torches, but what about 3D (vector) animation? This could also be great. You can bring in better smoke, maybe even have a fire or chimney with smoke, also for guns, or moving leaves and grass.

    Now I’m just guessing.

  26. Posted December 22, 2015 at 20:35 | Permalink | Reply

    YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AWESOME CHRISTMAS GIFT!!!!!
    I CANT WAIT!!

  27. Posted December 22, 2015 at 20:38 | Permalink | Reply

    Great kaalus, a needed feature

  28. Posted December 22, 2015 at 20:41 | Permalink | Reply

    As for a never talked about feature…

    *wishful thinking*

    The ability to build ships?

    • Posted December 23, 2015 at 03:11 | Permalink | Reply

      I’ve been dreaming that for years. I remember one time in the demo and put a switch for it to move xd

      • Posted December 23, 2015 at 14:07 | Permalink | Reply

        I would love ic we had ships like in space engineers, that we could walk around in

        • Posted December 23, 2015 at 18:38 | Permalink

          I think I’ve said this, but how about a rudder block? You could build a ship from a floating material, (make sure it’s in the water), and attach a rudder to the back. Then add sails and connect the rudder with wires to a steering wheel, which would be turned to control the rudder, obviously. Then you could attach string to the sails to control them and voila! All we’d need is cannons…:-)

        • Posted December 23, 2015 at 20:07 | Permalink

          Dispensers work

  29. Posted December 22, 2015 at 20:50 | Permalink | Reply

    Please add baby animales.Y also add an option to transport animals

  30. Posted December 22, 2015 at 20:50 | Permalink | Reply

    More Paintable Blocks? More Colors for Paints? Fishing Pole? More Generated Structure? Human “Mobs” (Both Npc and Enemies)? Taming? Pistons? More Glass-releated Blocks? More Ores?
    I’ve absolutely no idea about the New Feature, I’ve tried to guess…

    However, the Stair Corner is an interesting addition… And Is good to know that all blocks now uses all the 32 Bits, wich Means, more variations of blocks…

  31. Posted December 22, 2015 at 20:50 | Permalink | Reply

    Fantastic!

  32. Posted December 22, 2015 at 20:52 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, I am experiencing the bug you talked about in the last post on my iOS device. iPad Mini 2 iOS 9.2

  33. Posted December 22, 2015 at 20:55 | Permalink | Reply

    Another guess: you already have vector graphics on animals, why not on some blocks well? With this we can have angles like with roof tiles. I know it is a blocky game, but we can think outside the box. You already have done this with the animals. With minecraft everything is blocky, even the animals. Why not use the same idea as with the animals on blocks and characters? Why do I need to have a square head when a lion had a round one? With this feature we can have ball shaped items, or triangles, 30 degree or 60 degree angles. We can halve curves or quarter curves. It would be huge and it would set SC appart from any other crafting game out there. It would even be worth more to me than multiplayer.

    A block of stone would have the option to be crafted into different shapes. Will 32 bits be enough though for all my ideas? Well maybe go 64 bit? just dreaming a bit.

    • Posted December 23, 2015 at 05:13 | Permalink | Reply

      This could make the game too slow die older phones. Maybe you should create a version 2 so that they still have version 1 to play with.

    • ro ba
      Posted December 25, 2015 at 11:51 | Permalink | Reply

      This would be awesome!!

  34. Posted December 22, 2015 at 21:00 | Permalink | Reply

    please add pistons or something like that because am getting bored of trapdoors

  35. Posted December 22, 2015 at 21:01 | Permalink | Reply

    I’ve also noticed something else in the Picture…

    The Slab and Stairs havd always a mirrored/rotated Texture compared to their respective block (An Example? Just put a wood plank close to a “Full” Plank Block, you can See that the texture doesn’t match to each other)
    In this Pic, I see that all the Brick Stairs Texture are Fully plain… And the Textures match perfectly to each Other…

    • Posted December 22, 2015 at 21:01 | Permalink | Reply

      *Had

    • Posted December 22, 2015 at 22:41 | Permalink | Reply

      Well spotted! Indeed I fixed texture mapping on stairs. But that’s a minor thing.

      • colbyfranknorth
        Posted December 22, 2015 at 22:44 | Permalink | Reply

        I was kinda thinking that too…but what’s that green stuff on his boots? Are you adding rotting clothes?

        • Posted December 23, 2015 at 06:57 | Permalink

          Maybe he just dyed his boots. Kinda hard to tell

      • Posted December 23, 2015 at 00:54 | Permalink | Reply

        ? What could it be….. While I am guessing can you please consider adding something simple for me…. Being that gravity is nothing more than a variable like boiancy and velocity can you add a creative mode setting for gravity? This would let me do so many things for adventure maps…. Moon landing remake….. Space shuttle….. A bridge with walls one block high that you can’t climb over due to excessive gravity….. Please add a setting for this….

      • colbyfranknorth
        Posted December 23, 2015 at 16:04 | Permalink | Reply

        Per pixel painting? Please?

  36. Posted December 22, 2015 at 21:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Just one more thing Kaalus, you are one guy doing all this. With minecraft they have one guy working may on redstone. This is quite amassing, so please forgive my wining about multilayer. You’re doing great!

  37. Posted December 22, 2015 at 21:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Are you gonna add babies

    • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
      Posted December 22, 2015 at 21:10 | Permalink | Reply

      WTH?

      • Posted December 22, 2015 at 22:49 | Permalink | Reply

        …pretty sure ne was talking about animals. No need for what you said.

        • Posted December 23, 2015 at 04:50 | Permalink

          The character is much smaller I’m guessing you can have workers or something now… Like maybe you can get kids and have them work when they grow up?

        • Posted December 24, 2015 at 03:50 | Permalink

          No, I think this is to give way to new player animations (sleeping, sneaking, climbing 1-block high areas because the character is smaller)

        • Posted December 24, 2015 at 03:52 | Permalink

          One block high areas are nearly as tall as the player now, so perhaps climbing animations?

    • Posted December 22, 2015 at 23:06 | Permalink | Reply

      Lol, dual survival becomes trio survival

  38. MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
    Posted December 22, 2015 at 21:10 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome! Loving 1.28!

  39. MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
    Posted December 22, 2015 at 21:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Ability to turn temperature off in adventure?

    • Posted December 24, 2015 at 03:53 | Permalink | Reply

      How about giving the player clothes

      • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
        Posted December 24, 2015 at 14:28 | Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, but in my old map, you have to fall into water a lot. :(

  40. Posted December 22, 2015 at 21:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Also spectacular series to assemble more animals.
    Multiplayer!!

  41. Posted December 22, 2015 at 21:36 | Permalink | Reply

    You do like weather features. With new physics you can add wind and even trees falling, with rotatable logs – I want my log cabins. Dreaming again…

  42. Posted December 22, 2015 at 21:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Multiplayer does not need more bits, does it?

    • Posted December 22, 2015 at 23:07 | Permalink | Reply

      Multiplayer would require a server powerful enough to keep every player synced, as well as good Internet or LAN connection by each of the clients. I believe that it would be in the interest of all clients then to also have very fast devices (as the client does in-game rendering, not the server), but I doubt it requires more bits. But definitely requires a very long time to implement.

      • Posted December 23, 2015 at 05:18 | Permalink | Reply

        Unless you make the multilayer just local Wifi.

        • Posted December 23, 2015 at 20:46 | Permalink

          Still would require (or rather would be optimized with) a fair amount of processing power in terms of the devices used in order for fast rendering, as well as that Wifi connection to be good. And regardless of the multiplayer type, you’re still going to require a host server.

        • Posted December 23, 2015 at 21:19 | Permalink

          On WiFi the initiating device becomes the server. That is how it is done with MCPE, Zycraft and Explore. Even older devices can handle it in those games.

  43. Posted December 22, 2015 at 21:44 | Permalink | Reply

    Ty, Kaalus you’re awesome!

  44. Posted December 22, 2015 at 21:46 | Permalink | Reply

    This would be amazing for creative types like myself. I have been waiting for features like this for longer than I can remember and even posted a colour chart option on the forum. I can finally stop bugging you by asking for them when ever I post. Hope this works out and I’m thinking there could be different colour coloured types of wooden blocks & stairs amazing. Not only that there could be different colours on most blocks. Great job with the corner stairs have wanted that for ages. This is everything I need to get back in to the game. Great job

  45. Posted December 22, 2015 at 21:46 | Permalink | Reply

    Ughh…computer memory amd architecture

    • Mimi Kal
      Posted January 3, 2016 at 10:30 | Permalink | Reply

      Computer memory already exists (memory banks, SR latches). What do u man by architecture?

      • Posted January 3, 2016 at 16:36 | Permalink | Reply

        I think he means things like computer or TV screens on which you can play videos, or maybe key pads and bigger memory. It would also be nice to have binary adders, multipliers and dividers, because it is a bit complicated to build it all. We could even get a CPU with functions that run from a memory with a program, with very basic functions like LD, LDIR, CP, etc. or maybe basic.

  46. Posted December 22, 2015 at 21:47 | Permalink | Reply

    It will add more minerals and block types ?

    • Posted December 23, 2015 at 01:00 | Permalink | Reply

      If any new mineral were to be added it should be silicon giving the game a hole new set of logic to work with…

  47. Posted December 22, 2015 at 22:32 | Permalink | Reply

    For now at least put the multi -player mode for two people

  48. Posted December 22, 2015 at 22:40 | Permalink | Reply

    I can not wait but will it be player customization like skin color, hair, male/female characters ala those options? Pets? NPC or Village like creatures? Spawnable buildings ala villages? Nevertheless yay for more options and I am thankful for adding that star ability. No more the usage of blocks when making a turn like that

  49. Posted December 22, 2015 at 22:43 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus, i have an idea. add a rpg element! since youll be stranded in an island at first, it makes sense that you wouldnt know anything about the wilderness and building stuff. so as you survive and progress in game you would gain more “experience” and youll be tougher as time goes by. youll level up and increase your skills like breathing longer under water, surviving longer in cold weather, higher hitpoints, stronger attacks, more crafting options, and more! this is just my idea hope you consider. :)

  50. Posted December 22, 2015 at 22:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Amazing addition!

  51. Posted December 22, 2015 at 22:51 | Permalink | Reply

    I think it would be a piston like machine, it would make sense

  52. Posted December 22, 2015 at 22:53 | Permalink | Reply

    Are you adding pistons?

  53. Emainia
    Posted December 22, 2015 at 22:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Lol Kaalus of course they’re going try to figure it out.

  54. Posted December 22, 2015 at 22:57 | Permalink | Reply

    I still think kaalus should spend time on creating a multiplayer mode and chariots
    As well as a link function

  55. Posted December 22, 2015 at 23:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Extra bits… Is it painted stairs/slabs? Because way back when you released painted planks you mentioned that you couldn’t render painted stairs or planks due to mechanical limitations of the game, but maybe I’m a bit too hopeful…

    • Posted December 22, 2015 at 23:04 | Permalink | Reply

      Oh, better yet, with more in game processing power, could you potentially make blocks painted in multiple colors, for instance blue on one side, red on the opposite side, and off from there… That would be so dope.

  56. fandysalim
    Posted December 22, 2015 at 23:08 | Permalink | Reply

    Maybe its elephant?i dont know,he used to say that there will be issues on the trunks.or maybe another vehicle?(chariot,maybe?)and im sorry for my bad english.can you correct grammar aswell,please ? :-)

    • fandysalim
      Posted December 22, 2015 at 23:09 | Permalink | Reply

      *my grammar

    • colbyfranknorth
      Posted December 23, 2015 at 01:14 | Permalink | Reply

      He said he hadn’t mentioned it, but i have been thinking of chariots in survival craft ever since i saw the battle of five armies extended edition.

  57. Posted December 22, 2015 at 23:39 | Permalink | Reply

    we can superimpose slabs

    • Posted December 23, 2015 at 04:58 | Permalink | Reply

      The moment you can rotate blocks in any direction, this will be possible.

  58. Posted December 23, 2015 at 00:17 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus please remove the werewolf

  59. Posted December 23, 2015 at 00:45 | Permalink | Reply

    “if anyone guesses what I have in mind I am going to start believing in dowsing and fairies”- Kaalus 2015

  60. Posted December 23, 2015 at 01:10 | Permalink | Reply

    Corn?

  61. Posted December 23, 2015 at 01:59 | Permalink | Reply

    Did anyone notice how small the character is? He’s not even the the full size of the stair……

    • Posted December 23, 2015 at 02:21 | Permalink | Reply

      Children?

    • colbyfranknorth
      Posted December 23, 2015 at 03:32 | Permalink | Reply

      That’s what I was saying! If the character was smaller that would make the creatures bigger, which is more realistic, as rhinos and wolves are not that small.

      • Posted December 23, 2015 at 04:53 | Permalink | Reply

        Thats exactly what I commented!! I was thinking maybe you could find npc’s or children or something feed, them then they grwo up and go mine or something… He said it was gonna be a major release so maybe….

      • Posted December 23, 2015 at 13:57 | Permalink | Reply

        The character us already a realistic height. Heck, I’m taller than the character irl.

  62. Posted December 23, 2015 at 02:26 | Permalink | Reply

    O: There’s floating sand!

    • Posted December 24, 2015 at 02:15 | Permalink | Reply

      There was already floating sand from natural terrain generation and in static mode.

  63. Posted December 23, 2015 at 02:48 | Permalink | Reply

    Actually my guess is sloped blocks I also said that could be it in comment No. 8

  64. Posted December 23, 2015 at 02:53 | Permalink | Reply

    Just in case my last guess was wrong the ability to add decorations on blocks?

  65. Posted December 23, 2015 at 04:10 | Permalink | Reply

    Yea =)

  66. Posted December 23, 2015 at 04:47 | Permalink | Reply

    The hero looks a lot smaller…. I’m thinking maybe a more realistic size for things? Or maybe things get theres like vanishing points or something… I dunno

  67. Posted December 23, 2015 at 04:53 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice to see you’re back!

    I think the new addition is gonna be carts/rails.

    Also, can you make tack removable, and add crops to hit your horse with when they’re being stubborn? (The tiny whips that you hit the horse on the shoulder with, not like, plants or anything) It kinda bothers me that you’re rewarding your horse for bad behavior.

    Also, horse shoes could increase your horses overall speed over certain surfaces.

  68. Posted December 23, 2015 at 04:55 | Permalink | Reply

    Also, people have been noting the smaller character, so possibly a variation in character models?

  69. Posted December 23, 2015 at 05:07 | Permalink | Reply

    This am sounds so great and it ask happened so fast great work Kallus keep it up

    Smileyswag

  70. Posted December 23, 2015 at 06:20 | Permalink | Reply

    Mabey its not that the player is smaller but the stairs are bigger

  71. Posted December 23, 2015 at 07:07 | Permalink | Reply

    command block?

  72. Posted December 23, 2015 at 07:29 | Permalink | Reply

    The text on the start screen has been updated to 1.28. Yay! 32 bit blocks will be awesome, but will it slow down the game on older devices? Like my old iPod Touch 4. Could we also have a higher visibility notch as my frame rate on full visibility range on my new tablet rarely drops below 20 and tends to be around 32-33 area, often reaching 40. Maybe an increase to 296? The 256 says 2gb of ram and a fast device recommended, but I’ve got 3 so it should be able to handle sqrt (3÷2) times as many blocks view range. This works out at 314 blocks. A few very new devices have 4gb of ram…

    • Posted December 24, 2015 at 08:01 | Permalink | Reply

      i use a iphone 3g with minimal lag so i guess the new engine improves the game speed drastically

  73. Posted December 23, 2015 at 09:36 | Permalink | Reply

    OMG KAALUS!!!! I have wished for this stairs feature since the start of Survivalcraft! Thank you so much!! By the way, is the upcoming feature going to be new Biomes?

  74. Posted December 23, 2015 at 09:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Are you all trying to make Kaalus believe in dowsing and fairies?

    • Posted December 23, 2015 at 09:51 | Permalink | Reply

      Yes. XD

      • Posted December 23, 2015 at 10:49 | Permalink | Reply

        You all are thinking that the character is smaller, but what if the blocks can be bigger or smaller? Probably not…

  75. Posted December 23, 2015 at 09:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Maybe tide and waves?

  76. Posted December 23, 2015 at 11:33 | Permalink | Reply

    hmm if it is possible rotate every item, then is possible manipulate all the stuff nd it can bring character creation because the “manipulation”? or something like build a ship with new form of blocks? like triangle blocks for the rooft of the house and so on!.i dont know im just making a guest!.

  77. Posted December 23, 2015 at 11:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Multi colour blocks?

  78. Posted December 23, 2015 at 11:43 | Permalink | Reply

    Elephants?

  79. Posted December 23, 2015 at 11:44 | Permalink | Reply

    Minecarts?

  80. Posted December 23, 2015 at 13:00 | Permalink | Reply

    I think that will add lanes for trucks

  81. Posted December 23, 2015 at 13:22 | Permalink | Reply

    palms?? that can only grow in sand

    • Posted December 24, 2015 at 00:53 | Permalink | Reply

      Lol. You do realize that palm trees do NOT grow in sand right? They grow in dirt just like any other tree.

  82. shez951
    Posted December 23, 2015 at 13:48 | Permalink | Reply

    Is it trains or something like that?

  83. Posted December 23, 2015 at 14:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Will it be rocks of various sizes?

  84. Posted December 23, 2015 at 14:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Hyper realistic leaves on trees?

  85. Posted December 23, 2015 at 14:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Wind that affects leaves on a tree with swaying motions?

  86. Posted December 23, 2015 at 14:19 | Permalink | Reply

    Bullet holes in blocks?

  87. Posted December 23, 2015 at 14:34 | Permalink | Reply

    Ok this is my last guess…. Earth quake?

  88. colbyfranknorth
    Posted December 23, 2015 at 16:07 | Permalink | Reply

    Notice the green on his shoe…per pixel painting? It would make since, and then you could maybe have war paint, or at least awesome clothes!

  89. Posted December 23, 2015 at 16:43 | Permalink | Reply

    I don’t know but I noticed that since 1.27 update the character doesn’t burp anymore when you give him food and gets full. Did anyone noticed that too?

    • Posted December 23, 2015 at 16:54 | Permalink | Reply

      Maybe you’ve right…

    • Posted December 23, 2015 at 17:32 | Permalink | Reply

      Wait… Now I’ve tested for myself and you’ve absolutely right…
      The Character doesn’t burp anymore…

      • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
        Posted December 23, 2015 at 17:39 | Permalink | Reply

        Woah, really? I will try too…..

    • Posted December 23, 2015 at 18:39 | Permalink | Reply

      Burping removed to avoid issues with age certification, long time ago.

      • Posted December 23, 2015 at 19:05 | Permalink | Reply

        Oh so there’s no way were going to get it back? Sometime or maybe never :-(

      • colbyfranknorth
        Posted December 23, 2015 at 20:47 | Permalink | Reply

        Thank you! I didn’t notice it, but it was kinda annoying.

      • colbyfranknorth
        Posted December 23, 2015 at 20:52 | Permalink | Reply

        It is per-pixel painting, isn’t it? :-P

      • Posted January 26, 2016 at 21:16 | Permalink | Reply

        Kaalus, can you please bring back burping in the future? Also, can you change the eating sound to the one that that has a burping version. There is also a nonburping version of it. Please change it.

  90. Posted December 23, 2015 at 16:44 | Permalink | Reply

    If you place four stairs together so that they are all corners(to make a square) then you see the brick ones make a swastika

    • Posted December 23, 2015 at 16:45 | Permalink | Reply

      So swastika stairs are a thing

    • colbyfranknorth
      Posted December 23, 2015 at 22:55 | Permalink | Reply

      Very strange that you’d make something like that…

  91. Posted December 23, 2015 at 17:01 | Permalink | Reply

    New biome? Trees? New bird model?

  92. Posted December 23, 2015 at 17:20 | Permalink | Reply

    please kaalus, new biome, and please please please improve shaders in water,night and light please, please please please please

    • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
      Posted December 23, 2015 at 17:43 | Permalink | Reply

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      • Posted December 23, 2015 at 17:46 | Permalink | Reply

        i speak spanish, am so sorry for m english

        • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
          Posted December 23, 2015 at 18:03 | Permalink

          Sorry man. :( Just messing around. :)

      • Posted December 23, 2015 at 19:51 | Permalink | Reply

        He did spell it right you numbskull

        • a_smile_ hides_a_million_tears_
          Posted December 24, 2015 at 04:03 | Permalink

          He was just kidding around, no need to call him that ._.

  93. Posted December 23, 2015 at 17:21 | Permalink | Reply

    Maybe block animations? Just a guess.

  94. Posted December 23, 2015 at 17:30 | Permalink | Reply

    You are adding Pistons aren’t you?

  95. Posted December 23, 2015 at 17:45 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus lack a block: Missing snow block, there layers of snow, but there are no blocks

  96. Posted December 23, 2015 at 19:22 | Permalink | Reply

    Ur starting on 1.29 now? That was fast! Plz add at least two animals on this update, preferably reptiles.

  97. Posted December 23, 2015 at 19:38 | Permalink | Reply

    The sand is floating? That’s pretty cool.

  98. Posted December 23, 2015 at 21:05 | Permalink | Reply

    My guess: add temperature and humidity on a per block, rather then surface point, level?

    So as you dig deeper it gets warmer?

  99. Posted December 23, 2015 at 21:34 | Permalink | Reply

    please add multyplayer it will make this game so popular that it would be annoying how much email you would get for peoples apreciation…. beleive me its needed

  100. Posted December 23, 2015 at 23:27 | Permalink | Reply

    How about adding a new block….. I don’t know what it would be called but this is how it would work….. It would be a dispenser type block…. But rather than dispensing an item it dispenses a block…. ? Probably not practical…..

    • colbyfranknorth
      Posted December 23, 2015 at 23:44 | Permalink | Reply

      Dispensers fire blocks…sort of. They are half item, though.

      • Posted December 24, 2015 at 00:41 | Permalink | Reply

        I mean a full size actuall block…. So you can make cool stone castle doors that just shut at the press of a button….

        • colbyfranknorth
          Posted December 24, 2015 at 02:49 | Permalink

          Oh, yeah! I was thinking he same thing but could’t find a reason. Now i see one!

        • Posted December 24, 2015 at 03:46 | Permalink

          Maybe they could also destroy blocks (only certain blocks, it would just be an exploit if it could break blocks that people can’t break by hand). That way, not only could you close castle doors, you could open them as well.

  101. Posted December 24, 2015 at 02:18 | Permalink | Reply

    Comment No. 100 :D

  102. Posted December 24, 2015 at 02:32 | Permalink | Reply

    Could you please allow electricity to conduct through copper blocks and make it so that electricity can be harnessed from lightning?

  103. Posted December 24, 2015 at 03:34 | Permalink | Reply

    Perhaps Kaalus is adding seasons? That would have to include certain blocks changing color. Maybe discrete storms that affect only certain parts of worlds and pass over. That would have to require quite a bit of data. Here’s a thought… what if Kaalus is adding more player related animations (sneak mode, sleeping, climbing, etc.) and this has something to do with the smaller player model. That would require much more data to add.

    • Posted December 24, 2015 at 03:42 | Permalink | Reply

      He could be adding new kinds of wood things (like oak items, spruce items, birch items). This may require 32 bits of data to add.

  104. Posted December 24, 2015 at 03:35 | Permalink | Reply

    Tell me if I’m close enough.

    Is it active?
    Does it have to do with the character?
    Or
    Does it have to do with animals?
    Is it related with electricity?
    Last question
    Is it a system?

    Or give me a little hint, if I’m wrong.

  105. Posted December 24, 2015 at 04:18 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus should start doing what mojang does with MCPE and do like “SnapShots” or “BETA” so you can try the update but you have to have bought the game first.

  106. Posted December 24, 2015 at 04:48 | Permalink | Reply

    Will the 32 bit system run on gingerbread?

    • Posted December 24, 2015 at 06:13 | Permalink | Reply

      All Android systems can handle 32 bit. It is only the newer phones that have 64 bit. Speed might be the only concern.

  107. Posted December 24, 2015 at 09:47 | Permalink | Reply

    It seems like I’ve been waiting for inward facing stairs forever. I’m super excited! Thanks you for your brilliant work kaalus.
    Kaalus, could you make some sort of bandage for faster healing? You could use the cotton wads, and string to craft them.

  108. Posted December 24, 2015 at 10:50 | Permalink | Reply

    Lety’s make a list of possible changes mentioned above:

    1. Rotatable and customizable blocks (including multi colours etc.).
    2. Different Biomes – maybe, but not on current maps unless on unexplored areas.
    3. Multiplayer – we may dream.
    4. Improved physics like waving leaves and maybe other block animations – we have them already – like torches. The current animations (appart from animals and water – best example of what is possible with vector graphics inside a block) are bitmap. If 3d is used, you can have great smoke etc. see 6.
    5. Rail transport. I do not think this will come now though although this would be great. Or maybe some other transport.
    6. Vector graphics in blocks – maybe too soon for this.
    7. More colours and textures – the colours will be an obvious addition.
    8. Pistons – This can make sense, but I am not sure if this would be regarded as a major change, then dispensers was also a major change.
    9. Ships – I think it is unlikely.
    10. Better or improved electronics. Probably to follow soon, yet I am not sure if it would be regarded as a major change.

    With number 7 I believe Kaalus will need to implement a block picker or copier so that you can select a block that you have painted to become part of your user inventory. This will streamline the inventory list for everything, including clothing and even fireworks, also opening up the diversity of possible blocks to be had. This would be a major change.

    On number 4, just think what you can do if the same animation is used on sand as with water. Your dunes wil become smooth and sand will flow into holes. You can even use this technique on dirt as well by letting it erode over time, making mountains smooth. Why not? This would set appart SC from any other game out there. Do we really have to stay with blocky? But this would render old maps using sand as it is, useless. Just give an option to disable this.

    What else could it be apart from this? The other options mentioned are less likely and some does not belong to SC.

    So, Kaalus, are we even close or do we need to guess more? Maybe give us a clue or maybe you are introducing dowsing and fairies? I have a feeling we are stilling missing it.

    • Posted December 24, 2015 at 11:12 | Permalink | Reply

      Just an idea how sand dunes and mountans could look like to begin with. Of course without the constant movement effect of the water:

  109. Posted December 24, 2015 at 10:53 | Permalink | Reply

    Have you maybe left a clue with the word “dowsing?” It has to do with underground water and mineral searching using divination. Maybe you are bringing pipes or some other form of mining to us. This could include minecarts or something. Maybe new minerals. Looks like I have too much time on my hands but I like the guessing game…

    • Posted December 24, 2015 at 11:00 | Permalink | Reply

      Maybe underwate breating aparatus. Probably not.

      • Posted December 26, 2015 at 17:43 | Permalink | Reply

        Funny, I though that would be nice as well, together with underwater plants as well, with swaying animation.

  110. Posted December 24, 2015 at 14:00 | Permalink | Reply

    Could it be a lighting improvement?

  111. Posted December 25, 2015 at 03:47 | Permalink | Reply

    I think he should add collars to domesticate the wolfs so they act like dogs and leads or baby animals like horses or other types of horses

  112. Posted December 25, 2015 at 03:50 | Permalink | Reply

    I think he should add collars to domesticate animals and baby animals and different animals like foxes and different types of horses

  113. Posted December 25, 2015 at 10:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Ahhhh tell us! ;)

  114. ro ba
    Posted December 25, 2015 at 12:02 | Permalink | Reply

    Maybe Blocks can get sloping when placed next to another block.

  115. Posted December 25, 2015 at 12:14 | Permalink | Reply

    Also add diferrent generated biome structures like underwater sunken ships also add a ruined castle add diferrent hostilities in the world like new monsters i would like monsters that are unique for example 1:skeleton warriors2:centaurs3:dragons in dragon laires consider these and im sure it would be a big hit you should also take it to the medieval age add villages knights and prison villagers also add some events like after 50 days of time in the game some waderers would seek help from you to save thier village from pirates also add cannons and pirate ships the rest is up to you plss consider this kaalus my classmates hhave been discussing this over and over thinking this things plss add this if possible we have much expectation in this game

  116. Posted December 25, 2015 at 18:19 | Permalink | Reply

    Well,I think it’s definetly shipwrecks,coral reefs,seaweeds or something that has to do with seaplants.He hadn’t talk about these things before,right?

    • Posted December 25, 2015 at 18:38 | Permalink | Reply

      OR IS IT CLIMABLE VINES??(°0°)

      • Posted December 26, 2015 at 17:52 | Permalink | Reply

        There is already a bit for that with ladders. It could just be enabled for vines. I’ve never really seen the need for this in SC, athough I can see it work in some adventures.

  117. Posted December 26, 2015 at 05:07 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m sure it will br villagers! No wait….. multiplayers? Maybe. Or parachute? Damn too many choices.

  118. Posted December 27, 2015 at 01:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Height and weight?

  119. Posted December 27, 2015 at 06:15 | Permalink | Reply

    Does anyone remember me? I’m sure MTB adventures/RCs to the limit does! SilverSpark? Ring a bell anyone? Well that’s me! And Kaalus, not to sound like a total piece of sh*t, but I’ve realized since uploading is gone, you’ve lost players! 😵 yes, my friends and I would play it all the time, we would download worlds and screw around and blow up the nasty s3x worlds, but that was when we couldn’t upload and by the time I was about to teach them how, uploading was gone! 😐 They quit playing, deleted it, and found new games. And the people who would make the mansions and cities, well that was probably what they did after school, possibly adults who played, a long day after work, a huge test etc. So, please reconsider uploading. My cousins and I were pretty big on there and we could talk sense into some people too. If you could have a category thing where you could rate it, it might help with younger children having s3x worlds etc. And, please don’t pick a fight with me MTB! I don’t want to fight anymore! So Kaalus, please consider readding uploading!

  120. Posted December 27, 2015 at 22:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, does this change the Chunks.Dat file? Is this stuff going to be stored in the Chunks.Dat or in the Project.xml?

  121. Posted December 30, 2015 at 15:38 | Permalink | Reply

    Are you adding paintings?

  122. Posted December 31, 2015 at 02:24 | Permalink | Reply

    I have 3 ideas on what it might be, if it’s a block of some sort than it could be some kind of piston like in minecraft that can push other blocks or maybe a motor of some sort that could rotate objects and allow players to make stuff like moving vehicles but since he defined it as a “Featue” it’s probably not a block but then again could have something to do with blocks… Or could it be something bigger like multiplayer?

  123. Posted January 1, 2016 at 02:12 | Permalink | Reply

    “Btw. if anyone guesses what I have in mind I am going to start believing in dowsing and fairies.”

    Dowsing and Fairies, the first thing that comes to minds is The Legend of Zelda, more specifically Skyward Sword with that annoying Dowsing system it forced you to use at the beginning of the game, which allowed you to (obviously) find materials to upgrade items with, after upgrading the Master Sword, which was revealed to be inhabited by a mystical being called Fi… You’re adding enchantments, or I’m just reading too far into meaningless words. I hope it’s the first one; it will add much more variety to the weapons.

  124. Posted January 2, 2016 at 03:39 | Permalink | Reply

    GENDER?!

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