Colored wires

Should have been done ages ago.

Not only it allows you to use wires for decorative purposes or to make them match the environment. It can also be used for marking wires when building complex devices.

ColoredWires.jpg

On another front, the new feature is moving forward. Actually, I added colored wires to help me with something to do with it. I also managed to let it be affected by electricity, in addition to crafting.

Will tell you more later.

Btw. I haven’t yet found any sensible service that allows people to vote on pictures. We need one to do the screenshots poll. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.

 

125 Comments

  1. Posted February 22, 2016 at 19:34 | Permalink | Reply

    Saw the update

  2. Posted February 22, 2016 at 19:35 | Permalink | Reply

    Trying to guess the feature is really bothering me:)

  3. Posted February 22, 2016 at 19:36 | Permalink | Reply

    Cool. 👍

  4. Posted February 22, 2016 at 19:40 | Permalink | Reply

    “I’ll tell you more about it later.”
    I don’t think that’s really needed since something that is obvious about it is going to be polarity within circuits. Red for hot, black for ground on items like batteries, yellow green white etc. for accesories and other connections. I took basic electronics in college, so for me something like that is highly obvious.

    • boredidentity
      Posted February 22, 2016 at 23:57 | Permalink | Reply

      I really don’t think Kaalus is making a massive change to electrics. ‘Polarity’ isn’t something you add as a side note to a huge feature release.

  5. Posted February 22, 2016 at 19:41 | Permalink | Reply

    This seems helpful

  6. Posted February 22, 2016 at 19:50 | Permalink | Reply

    I’ve not tried it but http://www.poll-maker.com/ seems OK from looking. The coloured wires are a great idea, where will they be in the creative inventory, just under Electrics or in the Painted category? IMHO normal wire should go in Electrics and coloured should go in Painted.

    • Posted February 23, 2016 at 00:15 | Permalink | Reply

      It is a quiz creator. Kaalus cannot insert images there. Why not a poll via twitter.

      • Posted February 23, 2016 at 07:19 | Permalink | Reply

        You can add images and a twitter poll would not work because not everyone has twitter.

  7. Posted February 22, 2016 at 20:01 | Permalink | Reply

    I think different colored wires should not connect to each other. It will be very helpful

    • Posted February 22, 2016 at 20:23 | Permalink | Reply

      That would be useful. Good idea!

    • Posted February 22, 2016 at 20:24 | Permalink | Reply

      Then how will you connect them?

      • Posted February 22, 2016 at 20:32 | Permalink | Reply

        Good point. I think that you’re right. They need to be able to connect.

      • Posted February 23, 2016 at 01:15 | Permalink | Reply

        maybe it will allow wires to cross paths without crossing current.

    • boredidentity
      Posted February 22, 2016 at 23:58 | Permalink | Reply

      Genius!

    • Posted February 23, 2016 at 00:17 | Permalink | Reply

      It already connected to each other(See black&white combination on the pic above). It is obviously colored by a paint bucket.

    • Posted February 23, 2016 at 14:44 | Permalink | Reply

      I’ve been saying this forever – at least it feels this way. It would allow for more compact structures, that isn’t a big deal in creative but in the other modes where you need to mine your resources it matters. It would also allow us to have two different wires cross different corners of the same block.

    • Posted February 23, 2016 at 20:13 | Permalink | Reply

      I Hope that too…

  8. Posted February 22, 2016 at 20:36 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice :)

  9. Posted February 22, 2016 at 21:09 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice now we can have levels with having to chose what wire to cut.

  10. Posted February 22, 2016 at 21:25 | Permalink | Reply

    Well, maybe later there can be electricution and insulated wires and silver wires which are much more electrifying than copper. :-)

    • Posted February 22, 2016 at 21:27 | Permalink | Reply

      More electrifying as in increased current? That depends on the electrical source, not the wires, although that’s a good idea. Could be used to electrocute hostile mobs, set them on fire and such.

      • Posted February 22, 2016 at 21:28 | Permalink | Reply

        OK, I thought I heard somewhere that silver wires are unsafe but work better.

        • Posted February 22, 2016 at 21:33 | Permalink

          While silver, like gold, is a conductor, it only conducts low voltage currents due to its rather low melting temperature, which is lower than copper in fact. Therefore it’s relatively unstable. Gold would be more suitable for this use.

        • Posted February 22, 2016 at 22:01 | Permalink

          Thanks!

  11. Posted February 22, 2016 at 21:26 | Permalink | Reply

    Anyone see a use for a 90 degree angle wire-through block?

    • Posted February 22, 2016 at 21:27 | Permalink | Reply

      Yes

    • Posted February 22, 2016 at 22:51 | Permalink | Reply

      ++1

      I have always thought that 90* wire-through blocks or L shaped wire-through blocks would be extremely useful.

    • Posted February 23, 2016 at 14:47 | Permalink | Reply

      God yes – a couple years ago I even posted an idea for a sensible recipe for it on the forums. Not hard to think of, still uses six blocks, and three wires. To me it would totally reinvent the entire concept of Using electricity inside structures in the game. (Both positive and negative)

  12. Posted February 22, 2016 at 21:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Wow that’s such a “simple” thing but I really like it :) I already see myself decorating my walls with that :D

  13. Posted February 22, 2016 at 22:04 | Permalink | Reply

    This is beginning to kill us Kaalus.

  14. HechoEnM3xico
    Posted February 22, 2016 at 22:06 | Permalink | Reply

    Agree with Tom.
    http://www.poll-maker.com/
    Poll Maker should work great.

  15. MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
    Posted February 22, 2016 at 22:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome! This is so helpful for those electric people!

  16. Posted February 22, 2016 at 22:38 | Permalink | Reply

    So in creative inventory will coloured wires fall under the ‘electric’ category or ‘painted’ category?
    Also don’t have a clue what the secret feature is (•—•)

    • boredidentity
      Posted February 23, 2016 at 20:23 | Permalink | Reply

      Painted. Why on earth would they be anywhere else?
      Oh, you’re never on here. Secret Feature is very well known.

  17. Posted February 22, 2016 at 22:50 | Permalink | Reply

    I would be posting pictures of the ALU(look it up on wikipedia if you don’t know what it is) but I misplaced an AND gate in the full adders and now it will be faster to restart the ALU

    By the way the ALU itself only handles unsigned addition and subtraction if you’re lucky I might add comparison operators(ie. =).

  18. Macjoseph Nwobi
    Posted February 22, 2016 at 23:05 | Permalink | Reply

    You can do a poll through social media for voting

    On Monday, February 22, 2016, Survivalcraft wrote:

    > Kaalus posted: “Should have been done ages ago. Not only it allows you to > use wires for decorative purposes or to make them match the environment. It > can also be used for marking wires when building complex devices. On > another front, the new feature is moving forward” >

  19. Posted February 22, 2016 at 23:20 | Permalink | Reply

    I found a ***BUG*** it has to do with wires going between corners and still not transmitting a “signal”. I will post an image as soon as Dropbox downloads onto my iphone.

  20. Posted February 22, 2016 at 23:33 | Permalink | Reply

    ***Minor BUG*** XOR Gates are dropping OR Gates

  21. Posted February 22, 2016 at 23:46 | Permalink | Reply

    Paintable wire-trough-blocks too?

  22. Posted February 22, 2016 at 23:52 | Permalink | Reply

    I wonder what other interesting things Kaalus has in store for us..
    Great job dude!

  23. HechoEnM3xico
    Posted February 22, 2016 at 23:52 | Permalink | Reply

    Great….more creative updates.😥

    • Posted February 23, 2016 at 00:43 | Permalink | Reply

      Well they get a turn too. For a while it seemed it was for mostly survival players anyways. They can have some creative updates. Anyways, it’ll just give him mor time to think about a cool survival feature

      • HechoEnM3xico
        Posted February 23, 2016 at 17:11 | Permalink | Reply

        Its been awhile since a survival feature was updated…i think the musket.

        • Posted February 23, 2016 at 21:27 | Permalink

          Really that wasn’t too long ago. Remember 1.29 took about two or three weeks to work on it

        • Posted February 24, 2016 at 00:06 | Permalink

          Also, remember before 1.29 it was maybe 1.24 when creative had anything added. So, really survival players have been getting pretty lucky

  24. Luke18033
    Posted February 23, 2016 at 00:55 | Permalink | Reply

    Use the same service you used for the features poll.
    https://kaalus.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/features-poll/
    Also, colored wires should not be able to connect to each other. Uncolored wires could connect to all colors.

  25. Posted February 23, 2016 at 01:22 | Permalink | Reply

    It should allow me to place crossed wires on the same block without crossing current. allowing for me to make smaller electrical worlds. this means.. I make a wire go horizontal AND vertical on the same block with two different purposes for each (colored) wire.

    • Posted February 23, 2016 at 01:23 | Permalink | Reply

      Heck if the blicks run on 32bit now.. maybe even diagonally… Oo

  26. Posted February 23, 2016 at 03:14 | Permalink | Reply

    https://photos-6.dropbox.com/t/2/AADXmol1b3aqPnFl82EwcM_FSR6OrAM664emr4kNIrut6w/12/539115087/png/32×32/1/_/1/2/image.png/EIvBjqgEGA8gAigC/chra9jdTls6oBeHcB7pvJcKmHs9akC-r7pSmppugo-E?size=1024×768&size_mode=3

  27. Posted February 23, 2016 at 03:23 | Permalink | Reply

    Excuse me Kaalus, sorry to interrupt you, but I found a bug on the iOS version of Survivalcraft Alpha 1.29. This bug is only on the iOS version of Survivalcraft. In this bug, some of the 2D items have outline glitches on the outer square of the 2 dimensional item. I think this bug is only on the 64 bit iOS devices. Please fix the bug for Alpha 1.30.

  28. Posted February 23, 2016 at 03:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Feature: Make wires glow to signal power going through it… Or some other appearance change to assist with designing or troubleshooting.

    A neat tool could be power/electricity sensor. You could have people get schocked if they work on a powered circuit….

    • Posted February 23, 2016 at 03:51 | Permalink | Reply

      Some people want wires to not show their state but it should be an option in creative at least.(it is way easier to troubleshoot glowing redstone than boring survivalcraft wires)

      • Posted February 23, 2016 at 05:13 | Permalink | Reply

        Use light bulbs. It actually quite simple

        • Posted February 24, 2016 at 01:41 | Permalink

          When I am building a computer(which I am). I don’t like having to place led’s every 10 blocks. In some cases there isn’t enough room even.

  29. Posted February 23, 2016 at 04:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Heres your poll…

  30. Posted February 23, 2016 at 04:19 | Permalink | Reply

    Well… This wont be very useful imo…. I guess the marking thing would be nice for electric guys but i doubt they will be used for decorative purpose.
    But if you change it so that differnet colored wires would not connect to each other, that would be incredibly useful…

    I think colored wire through blocks will be more on decorative purpose

    • Posted February 23, 2016 at 05:23 | Permalink | Reply

      It could also make quite interesting light string or Christmas lighting…

  31. Posted February 23, 2016 at 04:22 | Permalink | Reply

    Yes! Finally you’ve updated your site. I’m keep waiting for your updates since 5 days ago. Kaalus, can you added minecarts for the next update? Not to be same as MCPE. I hope.

  32. Posted February 23, 2016 at 04:38 | Permalink | Reply

    And does anyone has the walking texture? It had been in the cc before kaalus wiped everything out in 1.26 or something but its gone now. If anyone still has it, can you give me the link? i need a few textures from it…

  33. Posted February 23, 2016 at 05:12 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m having trouble. My dropbox says it has no filles, but whenever I try to upload my cruel world to get it from my IPad to my computer it says “No Memory” therefore I can’t save it to dropbox

  34. Posted February 23, 2016 at 12:28 | Permalink | Reply

    Personally I believe you and your kids should be choosing the winners. How will you control who is voting and prevent double voting. It is easy and simple of you choose the winner. If people are angry over your choices, then let it be.

  35. S.J Friday
    Posted February 23, 2016 at 13:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus?! I thought you where a survival guy! Why a lot of creative mode features going to be added? And by the way everyone remember the time he said: “you’ll like it even if you’re a survival guy like me! : )” then does it mean that there’s an other addition thats a top secret that will be in 1.30? and when he said: “We had literally a dozen new ideas every minute, there’s not nearly enough time to try them all. That will be up to you.” Back to me, so Hm?… That reminds me of a suspicious feature that’ll be added… Why did he say WE, WE in every fun they are having? Does thismeans that this feature is literally something fun together? And when he said “that will be up to you! ” what?! Up to us waiting? Waiting and waiting? Agh! What do we do now?

    • Posted February 23, 2016 at 14:39 | Permalink | Reply

      Just remember that survival does have a creative element to it. Just using bricks or stone blocks in survival is a creative action. When I build a house in survival mode, I want it to look good. I do not mix different blocks. Maybe in the beginning when I just try to stay alive I will build ad-hoc.

    • Posted February 23, 2016 at 17:02 | Permalink | Reply

      We- he had his children coming up with ideas to.

    • boredidentity
      Posted February 23, 2016 at 20:28 | Permalink | Reply

      Plain as day that it isn’t multiplayer.

  36. Posted February 23, 2016 at 15:29 | Permalink | Reply

    One thing I’ve wanted when I started playing was electric fences

    • MTB adventures/RCs to the limit
      Posted February 23, 2016 at 16:08 | Permalink | Reply

      ohhhhhh

    • Posted February 24, 2016 at 16:55 | Permalink | Reply

      Good Idea. I think he should make it so that if wires are connected to a power source(switch, button, battery)but nothing else at the end than they should spark or or something like that.
      That way you can electrify water and kill all of the fish in like a 10 block radius.
      Anyone agree?
      BIIIIIIIIIG idea, I know, But if Kaalus did that…well imagine!

  37. Posted February 23, 2016 at 16:22 | Permalink | Reply

    In the previous posting, I posted about my new texture, but I think most missed it. Please check if it and give me some pointers. It is my first attempt. Most is a combination of other textures, but some have been done by myself.

    The world’s name on community is: best combo real 1.29 1024.

    • Posted February 23, 2016 at 20:10 | Permalink | Reply

      The Block Texture is good, well done Mr. Steyn, but there are some things that should be fixed…

      1) The Sulphur, Saltpeter and the Raw Bacon Textures have some Weird white Pixels that aren’t erased very well…
      2) Missing Buckshot Texture! (0_0)
      3) Fireworks are… Well… “Trasparent”… Probably because they uses the Old Diamond Texture…
      4) Wire Through Bricks uses the Old Green Led Texture…
      5) Adjustable Delay Gate Doesn’t have a true frontal Texture
      6) Place a couple of Ice Blocks and you can see a “Grid” between the blocks

      Probably I haven’t explained well, but I think that this picture may help you on what should be fixed on your Block Texture

      • Posted February 23, 2016 at 22:18 | Permalink | Reply

        Thanks very much. These mentioned textures were copied from a texture called Italian. As soon as I get time again, I’ll try to fix it. Thanks for the well detailed response.

      • Posted March 1, 2016 at 13:28 | Permalink | Reply

        I have done quite a few changes to my texture pack, especially the minerals in the basalt which still had the granite textures that I have copied from another texture. I also created stained glass, new seeds, paintings etc.
        I have also fixed the errors you mentioned.
        By the way, will 2048 texture work?

        The texture name on community is: Johan Real HD 1.29.

    • Posted March 1, 2016 at 13:29 | Permalink | Reply

      The name is nowJohan Real HD 1.29

  38. Posted February 23, 2016 at 20:14 | Permalink | Reply

    Hello guys, I hope you can help me. In the screenshot section there’s one pic with a zombie guy in most propably cave. Does anyone know what texture pack is used there? Waiting for response

  39. Posted February 23, 2016 at 21:55 | Permalink | Reply

    Hmm is it electrical appliances??

  40. Posted February 23, 2016 at 23:21 | Permalink | Reply

    No problem. I tried to keep it useable in survival and creative as much as possible. I had 2 versions in the past but was a pain to keep updating them both. So tried to add as much as I could to this version so everyone could benefit.

  41. Posted February 24, 2016 at 02:22 | Permalink | Reply

    Reply to my post about an 8-bit computer
    http://survivalcraft.lefora.com/topic/19406927/Possible-4bit-computer#.Vs0TwlUrLC0

  42. Posted February 24, 2016 at 02:46 | Permalink | Reply

    WordPress has a free PollDaddy plugin that allows this. I thought you had used it before for other things (?) I thought it allowed you to insert pictures. I know this may not help but I’ve gone a bit deeper into PollDaddy, they offer quizzes and the like as well. Was interesting.

    If all else fails, you could create a Google forms survey.

  43. Posted February 24, 2016 at 07:00 | Permalink | Reply

    Survivalcraft – Counter Strike 1.6 cs-assault

  44. Posted February 24, 2016 at 08:05 | Permalink | Reply

    1) Take the opportunity to paint the blocks within which the wires. 2) Add the game skeletons that they do not disappear and can be crafting itself.

  45. Posted February 24, 2016 at 17:59 | Permalink | Reply

    I was hoping that different colored wires would not be connectible. ):
    The biggest problem that electronic machine inventors have is getting all the wires to not be connected.
    One wire that is accidentally connected to another wire can cause the whole system to short-circuit.

  46. Posted February 24, 2016 at 18:29 | Permalink | Reply

    Try using survey monkey then post the link

  47. n6444
    Posted February 24, 2016 at 20:10 | Permalink | Reply

    Here was I, playing with explosives in creative mode, when:



    The chest, which was full of Large Gunpowder Kegs, did not blow up when I set it on fire.

    • n6444
      Posted February 24, 2016 at 20:11 | Permalink | Reply

      I think a large explosion should have happened.

    • Posted February 25, 2016 at 16:05 | Permalink | Reply

      That chest must’ve taken ages to fill. This is why we need at quick stack of 40 option.

    • S.J Friday
      Posted February 26, 2016 at 04:25 | Permalink | Reply

      If you knew that, the explosion doesn’t effect if you stack them upto any number, it’s a waste of time! You only put 1 on each box and it’s enough. Trust me I tried it and stacks, of any number has the same explosion size.

  48. Posted February 24, 2016 at 20:59 | Permalink | Reply

    This is the unfinished ALU for my 8-bit computer
    [img]https://www.dropbox.com/s/kmtnsibrh5lq6u7/Photo%20Feb%2023%2C%204%2011%2023%20PM.jpg?dl=0&raw=1[/img]

  49. Posted February 24, 2016 at 20:59 | Permalink | Reply

  50. keathsa
    Posted February 24, 2016 at 21:58 | Permalink | Reply

    what next, colored batteries?

  51. Posted February 24, 2016 at 23:35 | Permalink | Reply

    !!!!!!!
    What is happening?
    Sc update?
    Just now?
    Nothing changed!
    I am so confused!
    All my apps are updating!
    Aaaaaaaagggg!!!!!

  52. Posted February 25, 2016 at 04:47 | Permalink | Reply

    If only my computer was done. Then I could do my 2 hours of Geometry in SurvivalCraft.

  53. Posted February 25, 2016 at 08:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Look at this:

    :D

    • Posted February 25, 2016 at 09:18 | Permalink | Reply

      Wow.

    • Posted February 25, 2016 at 12:19 | Permalink | Reply

      That sir is true dedication. Dedication which very few have

    • Posted February 25, 2016 at 13:04 | Permalink | Reply

      World download link please?

    • Posted February 25, 2016 at 14:39 | Permalink | Reply

      It is still a game. You play this way to much.

    • Posted February 25, 2016 at 14:54 | Permalink | Reply

      look the place between “1079” and “days”

      • Posted February 25, 2016 at 15:01 | Permalink | Reply

        It reveals the truth…

        Its a fake… Sorry

        i worked hard in MS Paint…

        So, when you see a picture: cruel mode, and huge number, lokk well, and zoom in to discover the truth

  54. Posted February 25, 2016 at 14:50 | Permalink | Reply

    IV had a bug for a long time now but it needs fixing more than ever….
    When you place a 4 led on a surface and place one on top it stays in mid air….
    It is now becoming a nuisance, every time I miss and tap the wrong spot I end up destroying something important in my display….
    Can you make it so when you place a 4 led on top of a 4 led it replaces the one below it?

  55. Posted February 27, 2016 at 03:32 | Permalink | Reply

    Please make a spawner eggs for the rare animals. I’m building a zoo in a flat world and it is not complete without them… Pretty PLEASE!!!! 😇😇😇😇😇

  56. dimonleonov90
    Posted February 29, 2016 at 19:08 | Permalink | Reply

    it would be very cool if the wires of different colors are not connected … for example – red could only be connected with the red, etc. it would be easier to make huge scheme :)

  57. Posted March 1, 2016 at 13:09 | Permalink | Reply

    WHY????? Wires should be live, so if you touch bare, live wires, BZZZT! But then you would have to cover them with a resistor, such as stone, or silicon.

  58. Posted July 10, 2016 at 11:56 | Permalink | Reply

    Pls help me. I cant play game 1.28 and up cant play…. Help me

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