Copper!

For 1.29 I wanted to increase the number of tool tiers. Another little step to make survival more rewarding.

The question was copper or bronze? I thought about it for a day.

Copper.

Why? Bronze is an alloy and would require tin to smelt it with. Tin is not very useful on its own. Although I may be wrong on that – how about tin cans for preserving food, or solder? Anyway, it would look deceivingly similar to iron, which is a problem. And if we somehow decide to add tin cans, we can have bronze later on.

So copper it is. Another tier of tools, weapons, armor, everything.

Copper.jpg

The only problem remained. Copper was harder to find in the game than iron, yet it was not as strong.

I didn’t want to make copper items better than iron, that’s too unrealistic. The solution was to reverse difficulties of mining copper and iron. Hence the granite/basalt switch of copper and iron ores some of you noticed in the paint video. Good eyes and good reasoning!

Copper is now as easy to find as iron was in 1.28, iron is deep and much harder:

Iron Ore.pngCopper Ore.png

More to come!

Btw. I got my iPhone 6 and reproduced the issue that causes bad rendering of character, so this should be fixed for 1.29 too.

Btw2. Yes, it was copper axe in the last post. And horizontal logs, which are also generated in deep forests.

 

 

65 Comments

  1. Posted January 8, 2016 at 15:09 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome! This’ll make iron a little more valuable for me at least. Keep up the good work.

    • Posted January 8, 2016 at 16:13 | Permalink | Reply

      But what if say, I have an iron ore block placed somewhere before the update? What will happen?

      • Posted January 8, 2016 at 16:22 | Permalink | Reply

        You know how a world updates as soon as you load it if it is not updated? I think that the update will auto-fix the iron ore texture in an outdated world.

      • Posted January 8, 2016 at 19:52 | Permalink | Reply

        It will turn into basalt with iron.

  2. Posted January 8, 2016 at 15:09 | Permalink | Reply

    Yes!! knew it was a copper axe lol

    • Posted January 8, 2016 at 16:20 | Permalink | Reply

      When I saw the picture my exact thoughts were “Hmm, I wonder what the features are… -one minute later- oh! sideways logs! I wonder what the second – why is that wooden axe on the ground? Wait, is that a COPPER axe? Nah, probably wooden. Hmm, what is the second feature. -gives up after 5 more minutes of searching, then sees this post about copper tools- *facepalm*”. My exact thoughts.

      • Posted January 8, 2016 at 16:21 | Permalink | Reply

        This must be the secret feature that Kaalus was talking about.

  3. Posted January 8, 2016 at 15:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome! This is going to be one of the best updates!

  4. Posted January 8, 2016 at 15:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Will We Ever Have New Sounds ? Like A Updated Sound Board ? Or A CUSTOM Sound Board ? 😂New Bird Sounds , Water Flow Sounds🌊 , Probably Even Random Wind Blow 🍃💨 Sounds ??

    Kaalus Please Consider This😂🙏

  5. Posted January 8, 2016 at 15:13 | Permalink | Reply

    yes

  6. Posted January 8, 2016 at 15:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice now copper is easier to find XD

  7. Posted January 8, 2016 at 15:18 | Permalink | Reply

    good thing i have alot of iron and diamond its going to be hard for ppl who dont all the new chunks i load will have the change to right

    • Posted January 8, 2016 at 15:44 | Permalink | Reply

      What???
      Your spelling is so choppy I can’t even read it!

      • colbyfranknorth
        Posted January 8, 2016 at 18:55 | Permalink | Reply

        Everybody behave! He may be from a different country, or it could just be that he did a lot of typos. Even if he did do bad grammar intentionally, than it’s still nasty to tell him like that.

        • Posted January 9, 2016 at 05:37 | Permalink

          I’m not trying to pick on him personally.
          I’m am pointing out that if people slow down and pay attention to what they’re typing, 90% of unreadable comments would stop.
          And that goes for everyone, not just him.

    • Posted January 8, 2016 at 16:27 | Permalink | Reply

      Grammar please.

  8. Posted January 8, 2016 at 15:19 | Permalink | Reply

    just what I needed

  9. Posted January 8, 2016 at 15:20 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, how will this be done on existing worlds? When you added cotton, the worlds was rendered and caused quite a few bizarre changes to my world. I found that some of my lakes got huge islands in them which I had to go and tediously remove. Might this happen again?

  10. Posted January 8, 2016 at 15:21 | Permalink | Reply

    Will there be rotatable cactus? Or maybe cactus with flower on it? Cactus didn’t use 16 bits of block data

  11. Posted January 8, 2016 at 15:22 | Permalink | Reply

    So, copper tools Confirmed… But I’ve a curious question…
    What happens to the old worlds or in already explored Chunks of the world?

    • Posted January 8, 2016 at 16:24 | Permalink | Reply

      My guess is that the ore generation stays the same, since if if updated it might mess up the world.

    • Posted January 8, 2016 at 18:49 | Permalink | Reply

      No i think that itll refresh the ores in a way? Idk just guessing here.

    • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
      Posted January 8, 2016 at 19:08 | Permalink | Reply

      He has said this before, it is in the FAQ it will stay the same. in new chunks the new generation will happen.

  12. Posted January 8, 2016 at 15:34 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus. Muskets are now way more expensive to use.

    • Posted January 8, 2016 at 15:36 | Permalink | Reply

      It was very expensive to use before, but now its stupidly expensive for just 41 shots.

      • Posted January 8, 2016 at 18:51 | Permalink | Reply

        Yeah but think about it, muskets are like 1 shot kill to almost every animal in the game so it’d make sense for it to be hard to find, plus it adds more realism of how hard it is to craft a musket in Survivalcraft.

    • Posted January 8, 2016 at 15:47 | Permalink | Reply

      I agree.
      In real life, guns can fire hundreds of rounds before showing any sign of wear.
      Kaalus, can you please extend the life of our fire arms.

      • Posted January 8, 2016 at 15:51 | Permalink | Reply

        Or, perhaps we could have cleaning supplies to clean our guns.
        Like if you fire 10 rounds then clean it, then the gun durability only goes down five.

        So cleaning your gun restores 50% of your gun’s life since the last time you cleaned it.

        • Posted January 8, 2016 at 16:19 | Permalink

          Irl guns last for thousands of shots.

          And now that iron is harder to find you wont want to waste it on a musket. The musket is useless really, a waste of more than 18 iron

  13. Posted January 8, 2016 at 15:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome Kaalus!
    I assume that copper tools are better than stone tools?

  14. Posted January 8, 2016 at 15:40 | Permalink | Reply

    BTW, my dad also plays SC and when I told him about the copper tools he said he loves the idea.

  15. Posted January 8, 2016 at 15:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Also those spruce trees have TTTAAALLLLLL trunks.

  16. colbyfranknorth
    Posted January 8, 2016 at 15:52 | Permalink | Reply

    Also noticed the sideways logs on trees.

  17. Posted January 8, 2016 at 15:53 | Permalink | Reply

    Great job kaalus! I was thinking this game is way to easy because you can find iron faster but now it will take longer good add

    • Posted January 8, 2016 at 15:56 | Permalink | Reply

      Oh and hey kaalus where can I get the new default texture?

  18. Posted January 8, 2016 at 15:59 | Permalink | Reply

    I was very happy to see Lefty controls were added finely. I will have to update my rating on Google Play.
    All of the upcoming changes look nice.
    Now, if flax farming can be made viable, horses stop getting stubborn (donkeys and camels are ok) and personal and chest inventory can be significantly increased, it will be top notch

  19. Posted January 8, 2016 at 16:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Is that a fallen tree in the top left corner? I think it is a spruce.

  20. Posted January 8, 2016 at 16:25 | Permalink | Reply

    Sounding good, anticipation building!

  21. Posted January 8, 2016 at 16:31 | Permalink | Reply

    Maybe you can add gloves/gauntlets and maybe punching wood/stone does damage if you break it with a bare fist, but if you wear gloves/gauntlets this damage is significantly reduced and gauntlets can make your attack damage very slightly stronger.

    • Posted January 8, 2016 at 16:32 | Permalink | Reply

      I mean if you punch wood or stone without any tool, glove or gauntlet, you can break the block, but you take damage as well.

    • Posted January 8, 2016 at 16:33 | Permalink | Reply

      Because people can’t normally break trees by punching them.

  22. Posted January 8, 2016 at 16:34 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, how do seeds work? Do words change the landscape. Letters? Numbers? I’ve never seen this explained.

  23. Posted January 8, 2016 at 16:44 | Permalink | Reply

    Perhaps you can make it harder for predators to spot you through leaves or vines (still possible, but harder).

  24. Posted January 8, 2016 at 16:45 | Permalink | Reply

    I think flashlights would be a good idea!.Especially when your in caves so that you dont have to put a million torches to find resources in them.

    • Posted January 8, 2016 at 17:29 | Permalink | Reply

      Nah. I think the left hand should be able to hold torch. Separate one hotkey little bit from other and put L for left hand.

  25. Posted January 8, 2016 at 16:46 | Permalink | Reply

    Food should go off…. Tin cans can prevent that… Adding tin would unlock so many features that could be added

  26. Posted January 8, 2016 at 17:38 | Permalink | Reply

    Ok so… Horizontal logs can be found “generated in deep forest” ? Meaning you can’t rotate a average log? Only the deep forest ones are horizontal? Just wanna clear this up

  27. Posted January 8, 2016 at 17:46 | Permalink | Reply

    I think stair placement should also be “orientable”, like, if you place a stair at the side top (not the whole top), the stair would be placed upside down. That would make it easier when building. BTW nice work kaalus! :)

  28. Posted January 8, 2016 at 18:22 | Permalink | Reply

    Add crocodiles,snakes,and geckos

  29. colbyfranknorth
    Posted January 8, 2016 at 18:52 | Permalink | Reply

    I see player’s underwear…just saying.

  30. Posted January 8, 2016 at 18:54 | Permalink | Reply

    I think the trees are taller . you could even live in them

    • colbyfranknorth
      Posted January 8, 2016 at 18:59 | Permalink | Reply

      Saw that too! The leaves are higher and the trunks are taller.

  31. MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
    Posted January 8, 2016 at 19:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Wow! I was wrong! Are the trees thicker though?

  32. Posted January 8, 2016 at 22:22 | Permalink | Reply

    I like your outlook of things Kaalus. Keep it realistic yet still simplicity. Keep it up, <3 you.

    #1fan!!

  33. Posted January 8, 2016 at 22:53 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, the idea of having tin cans to preserve food sounds a bit unrealistic, drying racks and ice boxes sound a bit better.

  34. Posted January 10, 2016 at 00:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Please kaalus adds particles to trees (leaves of trees ) and also the majority of blocks falling on them

  35. Posted January 10, 2016 at 00:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Yeah!!! And Ironman suit!!! Lol

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