Big!

Check out the new video:

I can’t wait to see what you are going to build now.

Yes, the visual glitches when placing too much furniture (or other geometry-heavy blocks) around one place is fixed. In fact there’s still a limit, but it is much less drastic: in 2.1, each chunk of 16x16x128 blocks could not exceed ~21000 triangles. In 2.2, only each 16x16x16 cubic area of the world has this limitation. It is unlikely you will hit the new limit unless you really go over the top. And you will be able to make proper skyscrapers now – spreading stuff vertically works.

In 2.1 and before, in a sense, these glitches served a purpose: they were a “soft” way of forcing you into limiting the amount of geometry, so that the phones could deal with it. That’s why I left them in for so long.

Now, with the new terrain generation in, the system is much better and we don’t need the low limit anymore.

Of course, if you go crazy and fill every single 16x16x16 area with 21000 triangles… At 256 visibility range, this equates to 344 million triangles. It would bring even the beefiest of PCs, with dual Geforce 2080’s to its knees. Plus, you would need at least 32 GB of RAM to even store all this geometry.

96 Comments

  1. Posted December 5, 2019 at 15:20 | Permalink | Reply

    First

  2. Posted December 5, 2019 at 15:21 | Permalink | Reply

    SECOND!

  3. Shadow Lemon Panther
    Posted December 5, 2019 at 15:24 | Permalink | Reply

    It would be cool if we get to see volcanos

  4. Posted December 5, 2019 at 15:26 | Permalink | Reply

    Damn am I grateful for the complexity limit fix…almost more so that the new build height…thank you!

  5. Chris Drake
    Posted December 5, 2019 at 15:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Everything is appreciated, especially the visual glitch being resolved!

    Did i just saw ice on the top of these huge mountains?

  6. Tee Ron
    Posted December 5, 2019 at 15:32 | Permalink | Reply

    It would be super cool to get some kind of a reward for peaking the mountain, I mean not only is it SUPER tall but there is also ice.

    • Pootato Productions
      Posted December 8, 2019 at 08:59 | Permalink | Reply

      That in my opinion is genius

  7. Justin McDonald
    Posted December 5, 2019 at 15:35 | Permalink | Reply

    I almost cried! I almost cried!!!
    I feel like I suggested rendering the chunks in that manner before… Although, It may have just been part of a conversation with my nephew…
    This is how I always dreamed Survivalcraft would look like! The ice on the mountaintops; gorgeous! What a way to make climbing more treacherous!!!
    I… I… Cannot… Comprehend….
    Brain Cells… Liquefaction…
    Happy!!!

    • Ben B
      Posted December 5, 2019 at 19:42 | Permalink | Reply

      lol I think We’ve all been waiting for this! I am SUPER excited for 2.2! Thank you Kaalus for making this awesome game!!!

  8. Posted December 5, 2019 at 15:42 | Permalink | Reply

    is there any new tree or how many, I hope not only one new tree, but more😁

  9. forsurvivalcraft
    Posted December 5, 2019 at 15:44 | Permalink | Reply

    Have you seen the lake in the video? A great lake surrounded by land and mountains would not be generated in the previous version. I believe this is a feature of the new terrain generation system. Very nice !!!

    • eduard oncescu
      Posted December 5, 2019 at 16:52 | Permalink | Reply

      Did u also see the desert mountain in the vid. Snow at the top of it…. Its just awesome

  10. Edgar De La Luz
    Posted December 5, 2019 at 15:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Usted debería hacer un trailer de tan maravilloso juego :=)

  11. Posted December 5, 2019 at 15:45 | Permalink | Reply

    I was wondering if the lion/wolf spawning is fixed? It’s hard to leave base when these critters are waiting for you wanting to eat ya.

    It would be nice if you make them fight each other or reduce spawn rate or something like that.

    • Stanimus
      Posted December 5, 2019 at 23:42 | Permalink | Reply

      There’s many ways to deal with that. First you need to realize as long as it’s daytime they aren’t overtly hostile. You can often run around them without triggering their anger.

      1. It helps a lot to have a back exit.
      2. Don’t sleep near your entrance.
      3. Dig a 2 block deep pit near your entrance. They jump into it not realizing they can’t get out.
      Many more ideas are on the wiki…

      • Posted December 6, 2019 at 00:03 | Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for sharing your suggestions, Ive tried # 3 before and it works, But I’ll try the other two suggestions.

        I just dont like the idea of wolves and lions, sometimes bears, all working together instead of fighting each other. Its not legit. They should be territorial like rihnos, rhinos will fight just about anything. Additionally, I kill 10 wolves/lions then another 10 show up the next day.

    • Ricardo V.
      Posted December 6, 2019 at 04:05 | Permalink | Reply

      From SurvivalCraft Wiki:
      “It has now been confirmed that by making the floor from a non-terrain material AND providing sufficient lighting, random spawns will be prevented. To make a cave floor unnatural, you simply have to paint it or lay carpeting over it all. It is still unclear if ANY amount of light will prevent spawns but does seem that way.”

      • Posted December 6, 2019 at 04:57 | Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for wiki info. It would be nice to still see a an improvement to those particular mobs

  12. Posted December 5, 2019 at 15:51 | Permalink | Reply

    Amazing!
    Could you make mountains beefier? They look kinda poor with these holes in them.

  13. hanaa12
    Posted December 5, 2019 at 15:53 | Permalink | Reply

    my jaw just hit the ground

    • Justin McDonald
      Posted December 5, 2019 at 16:28 | Permalink | Reply

      at least, now, I know it’s normal…
      Time to cancel plastic surgery!
      hold on… where did I drop my jaw last?

  14. Vitor R47
    Posted December 5, 2019 at 15:55 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, I have a suggestion of sonething that’s pretty small and easy to add that I’d like you to do… You do know that when you want to fill a chest (in creative mode) with any stackable items you have to store them all one by one, right? Could you make it so when you click on a stackable item in creative inventory you already get a full-40 stack of it? Thanks, really excited for the update! ;)

    • Nater Boggy
      Posted December 7, 2019 at 07:34 | Permalink | Reply

      I agree, and if you only want to put one in just split and tap.

  15. Tom Fryers
    Posted December 5, 2019 at 15:58 | Permalink | Reply

    This is seriously awesome. Can’t wait to explore some of those mountains!

  16. Stanimus
    Posted December 5, 2019 at 15:59 | Permalink | Reply

    Soon I can resurrect projects that either needed the greater height and/or hit that geometry limit!
    Just hope there won’t be problems converting old worlds…

  17. A Nice guy
    Posted December 5, 2019 at 16:00 | Permalink | Reply

    I’M VERY ANXIOUS TO PLAY THIS UPDATE !!!!!

  18. Wyatt Moe
    Posted December 5, 2019 at 16:12 | Permalink | Reply

    In the mountains you should add sheep or goat or rams. Looks super cool!

  19. Marco Filippi
    Posted December 5, 2019 at 16:23 | Permalink | Reply

    Is there any particular rare resource that you can find on high mountains so that it worths climbing them?

  20. Justin McDonald
    Posted December 5, 2019 at 16:32 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, could you shed some light on how temperature and humidity will be handled in 2.2?
    Did you change it?

    • eduard oncescu
      Posted December 5, 2019 at 16:50 | Permalink | Reply

      I am a only survival player soo…. I think I will need more skill to handle this. I lovee this mountain type, bcz its connected to other mountains and with ×3 biome it gets rlly difficult but I think this tools overhaul, this terrain generation and some other good things like the particle systeem look already game changeing

      • Justin McDonald
        Posted December 5, 2019 at 18:13 | Permalink | Reply

        I am speaking “Files/Technical”…
        How many bits?
        Do chunks have more than 256 temp/humidity entries now?
        Are there any new environment parameters?

        • eduard oncescu
          Posted December 5, 2019 at 18:36 | Permalink

          Oof I just think it depents on your settings but what I rlly like is that if u go higher it gets colder

  21. Nathan Hohnberger
    Posted December 5, 2019 at 16:59 | Permalink | Reply

    So so cool with the mountain! Love the fact I can build higher!

  22. قناة الالعاب فقط - Only Channel Games
    Posted December 5, 2019 at 17:12 | Permalink | Reply

    We need new bioms or new food or animals
    But “BIG” LOVE it

  23. Posted December 5, 2019 at 17:44 | Permalink | Reply

    YEAH!! Now I can build Erebor, and Mount Doom too! 8D

    • Stanimus
      Posted December 5, 2019 at 23:45 | Permalink | Reply

      Right. And Markarth or Labyrinthian aren’t out of the equation now!

  24. Luckas Barbosa
    Posted December 5, 2019 at 17:58 | Permalink | Reply

    Add medicinal herbs. May be replanted. A herb that heals life. Can be used with fabric to make bandages. Something to cure the flu and seasickness. Add glass bottle. Then you mix a flu herb with something else and make a flu remedy. Something that elevates stamina. An energetic one. These would be things that would add a lot to the survival mode. To balance make them hard to find and slow to grow. Sorry for my english, translated by Google translator.

  25. J Man0006 M
    Posted December 5, 2019 at 18:19 | Permalink | Reply

    can you please make it possible to breed animals in Survivalcraft

  26. Johan Steyn
    Posted December 5, 2019 at 19:10 | Permalink | Reply

    Very impressive Kaalus. Not bad at all. This will make a huge difference. Could you also increase the amount of furniture. I think the 32 bits roll limit it. So maybe 64 or 48 bits might be next??

    • Johan Steyn
      Posted December 5, 2019 at 19:12 | Permalink | Reply

      Very impressive Kaalus. Not bad at all. This will make a huge difference. Could you also increase the amount of furniture. I think the 32 bits roll limit it. So maybe 64 or 48 bits might be next??

      • Posted December 6, 2019 at 13:50 | Permalink | Reply

        Very impressive Kaalus. Not bad at all. This will make a huge difference. Could you also increase the amount of furniture. I think the 32 bits roll limit it. So maybe 64 or 48 bits might be next??

        • Johan Steyn
          Posted December 6, 2019 at 15:10 | Permalink

          Very impressive Kaalus. Not bad at all. This will make a huge difference. Could you also increase the amount of furniture. I think the 32 bits roll limit it. So maybe 64 or 48 bits might be next??

        • Ben B
          Posted December 6, 2019 at 17:56 | Permalink

          Very impressive Kaalus. Not bad at all. This will make a huge difference. Could you also increase the amount of furniture. I think the 32 bits roll limit it. So maybe 64 or 48 bits might be next??

        • Posted December 7, 2019 at 05:22 | Permalink

          Very impressive Kaalus. Not bad at all. This will make a huge difference. Could you also increase the amount of furniture. I think the 32 bits roll limit it. So maybe 64 or 48 bits

  27. Alternate Person
    Posted December 5, 2019 at 20:02 | Permalink | Reply

    This. This is everything mountains should be. These things look phenomenal! I’ll even lay off the “add a lightning removal option to worlds” thing here (even though I just said it. I guess I did say it…)! These mountains look perfect for an alpine base, and look like a real adventure to climb! I just want to blast Celeste music and climb these at night during a snowstorm! That may be a little unsafe, but I will pecking climb one of these things! Anyway, great job, I strongly approve! Minecraft’s new mountains will really have to up their game if they want to be as cool as this!

  28. Posted December 5, 2019 at 20:38 | Permalink | Reply

    I was hoping for infinite cubic chunks (but I’m quite glad it’s been increased!)

    So that the height limit wasn’t hard coded. And could theoretically go to some insane number.

    I think I read that block story already has something like that. You could also look at a Minecraft mod “cubic chunks” that does it as well.

    Hmmm since it’d just be storing information about the chunk and it’s contents, would stuff like editing terrain while traveling result in a smaller world size? Considering it compared to saving the full 16 x 16 x 256 chunk?

    With it you could set the altitude limit in setting

    As well as a bedrock level/have deeper worlds. And it’d just save what was explored

    I know I’m just assuming stuff. Hope you give it a thought!

  29. Ben B
    Posted December 5, 2019 at 20:53 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks, Kaalus for the update! I have a request. Please increase the rendering/viewing distance limit a bit to maybe about 500 blocks.

    • Nathan Hohnberger
      Posted December 5, 2019 at 23:06 | Permalink | Reply

      Ya this would be great!

  30. Daniel Brown
    Posted December 5, 2019 at 21:05 | Permalink | Reply

    LOL i think that kaalus dosent know how to make infant wolves XD. I do. if you wanna know. i can tell in the next post comments

    • Alternate Person
      Posted December 6, 2019 at 00:18 | Permalink | Reply

      I’m sure he does, I’d just assume he just has no interest in adding them

  31. David Nuñez
    Posted December 5, 2019 at 23:34 | Permalink | Reply

    Someone else realized that in the mountains there is a new block, it is not the block of snow, rather it is a block of stone that seems painted. Could it be that snow affects the blocks?

    • Loopy Doopy
      Posted December 6, 2019 at 01:48 | Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, I noticed that too. A full snow block.
      All this work Kaalus is putting in is really going to make SurvivalCraft 2.2 look Marvelous.
      Thanks Kaalus.

    • Nathan Hohnberger
      Posted December 6, 2019 at 03:51 | Permalink | Reply

      If you look closely you can see there is a snow layer over the block. If it is a snow block than you would not see that layer. I think that it is just ice but it is super cool to have ice generating at such high heights!

    • Ben B
      Posted December 6, 2019 at 17:54 | Permalink | Reply

      Idk but at the beginning and in the panorama it just looked like ice block with snow on top. At what time in the video did you see it?

  32. Stanimus
    Posted December 5, 2019 at 23:51 | Permalink | Reply

    With a higher limit, is it possible to increase the maximum sea level height too? For those of us who love spelunking!

    • Stanimus
      Posted December 5, 2019 at 23:53 | Permalink | Reply

      or would that just be pouring water over the world without an actual increase in the underground. . . ?

  33. Nathan Hohnberger
    Posted December 6, 2019 at 01:09 | Permalink | Reply

    I can not wait to make gigantic mountain fortress!!!!!!!! And building bridges between them will look so so cool!

  34. DrSmCraft
    Posted December 6, 2019 at 04:01 | Permalink | Reply

    I approve!

  35. Ricardo V.
    Posted December 6, 2019 at 04:13 | Permalink | Reply

    With all those new high mountains, it would be nice to have aerial tram system. No need to be modern. It can be a primitive and rustic wooden one.

  36. Posted December 6, 2019 at 04:25 | Permalink | Reply

    It would be cool to see even more plants, trees and other environmental things added to the world to make it feel more alive. SC has quite a few animals but the world still seems kinda static. However adding more environmental things like plants or maybe even screen effects would be cool. The hunt for specific plants would be harder (cotton, rye and pumpkins). It would be cool to have more trees to more accurately relay the biome also, and screen effects such as lightning bugs flying if it’s dark and the area is bright enough. More birds could also be pleasant.

    Just something to make exploring in Challenging a little more fun/relaxing, even if at night itll all be trying to kill you.

  37. Samuel Paiva
    Posted December 6, 2019 at 05:04 | Permalink | Reply

    It should have a way to run, it’s too bad it can’t run And it should have a way to breed animals

    Do it please. 🙂

  38. EroEquus
    Posted December 6, 2019 at 06:45 | Permalink | Reply

    I can feel the immersion going with this update!^-^

  39. EroEquus
    Posted December 6, 2019 at 06:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Also would like to suggest that carnivores shouldnt hanged out with each other just like irl. it gets annoying when all swarm of different carnivores are after you, might want to limit the agression and pack mentality in some solitary animals.

    • Posted December 6, 2019 at 07:44 | Permalink | Reply

      Yes, I agree!!! Its annoying to see them team up against you

      • Johan Steyn
        Posted December 6, 2019 at 08:23 | Permalink | Reply

        As it is, the game is generally too easy. I suspect Kallus will make things harder. If want it easier, ask for more difficulty modes, maybe one where it is like challenging, but with less carnivores. You could ask for harmless, intermediate and challenging. Then there could also be a furious mode as well where all carnivores attack you on sight. Now wolves are friendly during the day. Lions have also become less dangerous than long ago.

        • Posted December 6, 2019 at 19:14 | Permalink

          Like the furious mode idea. Its pretty good. However, who plays survival on harmless, might as well play creative xD jk

          Not asking to make it easier, im asking for the AI to fight each other and fix spawn rates. I keep killing 10 wolves per night. Seems that they breed like rabbits.

  40. Tapu Heke
    Posted December 6, 2019 at 09:36 | Permalink | Reply

    I wish I had animal to protect me

  41. Posted December 6, 2019 at 10:07 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus you are the best!!!

    Now pessimists have one less reason to complain, both about the furniture feature and about you not listening.

    Somewhere deep inside, I knew you had to do some engine rework of some kind to be missing for so long. It’s the huge amount of work that it took to sort out this issue, make a new terrain generation system, and improve the graphics engine.

    Best news I’ve heard in a long time. Keep up the great work! :D

  42. Posted December 6, 2019 at 10:23 | Permalink | Reply

    Oh, and one more thing: Could you please make it so that motion detectors detect piston motion?

  43. Posted December 6, 2019 at 14:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Is it just me or is Kaalus going to add Online Multiplayer?

    • Leinad Yllek
      Posted December 6, 2019 at 21:20 | Permalink | Reply

      I have a feeling he will to. Heres hoping

  44. Dull Bananas
    Posted December 6, 2019 at 14:26 | Permalink | Reply

    Is this one of the 3 big features?

  45. Blue Gamer Critical Man
    Posted December 6, 2019 at 14:59 | Permalink | Reply

    Ok this is SurvivalCraft 2 new update or it is survival craft 3 also say me is survival craft 3 release or not and also are you staying with only SurvivalCraft 2 or you make SurvivalCraft 3?.

  46. Posted December 6, 2019 at 15:39 | Permalink | Reply

    I love survival craft. Many great times…Gladd Kaalus is working on an update. But alas, if there is no at least local multiplayer I will quickly get bored. Please make local multiplayer at least?

  47. Durandt Malan
    Posted December 6, 2019 at 15:39 | Permalink | Reply

    hello I am 11 years old and I you are working hard on this game but please ad it for Mac laptops please. thank you😄

  48. Posted December 6, 2019 at 15:44 | Permalink | Reply

    People are clamoring for featured, but multiplayer gaming is key for success on any game and platform today. I understand not having servers, but just local would be awesome

    • Johan Steyn
      Posted December 6, 2019 at 16:06 | Permalink | Reply

      Please don’t say it. xcwaldmannx attacked me for even mentioning it. Apparently Kaalus has completely addressed it with split screen mp. So now it you dare to mention it, your are apparently relentless.

      This has been the most requested feature of all time and even Kaalus has said that.

      In the beginning I thought he just did not hear us, but it seems it is rather difficult for him. But I think it is a real possibility that he might do it this time around.

      The secret is Steam. I actually did not know this, but Steam is truly multi platform and it will provide the multiplayer servers as well. That is why Kallus moved the other game to Steam as a trial. SC will also be moved to Steam. This might make a few guys angry, because I do not know how the accounts will work for games that is already bought. I suspect that Kaalus will update all the other platforms, but without mp. To get mp, you’ll need to buy the game again. I might be wrong. He might give us half price codes or something like that.

      Kaalus please just make that if your device if not connected to the Internet that you can still play LAN. With MC it is no longer possible I’ve heard. This sucks for a lot of people around the world.

      • Johan Steyn
        Posted December 6, 2019 at 16:11 | Permalink | Reply

        Sorry, I was a bit clueless about Steam. It is not the solution I was hoping for.

        • Blue Gamer Critical Man
          Posted December 6, 2019 at 16:50 | Permalink

          Ok should you arrive SurvivalCraft 3 or you will always stay with survival craft 2?.Answer me pls also is survival craft 2.2 is survival craft 3 or new update of survival craft 2?.

      • Ben B
        Posted December 6, 2019 at 17:49 | Permalink | Reply

        I would GLADLY purchase the game again and restart my worlds to get 2.2 and true, cross-console MP on Steam, with or without LAN.

        • Posted December 6, 2019 at 18:15 | Permalink

          I would buy a copy for myself and a few family members who never play Minecraft unless they have friends to play with.

  49. Ben B
    Posted December 6, 2019 at 18:02 | Permalink | Reply

    How many is that? 2 or 3 out of 8? CAN’T WAIT FOR 2.2 WOOOOOOO!!!

    • Posted December 6, 2019 at 21:24 | Permalink | Reply

      Would you consider the wooden and stone tools overhaul one of the 3 major features of 2.2 he was referring.

  50. Posted December 7, 2019 at 00:16 | Permalink | Reply

    I have a desire for you, this is about furniture, can you upgrade furniture, unite your chest with furniture, try to imagine we can make our own chest shape it must be very great🤔😁

    • Pick up games
      Posted December 7, 2019 at 00:58 | Permalink | Reply

      Kaalus all I can say is, thankyou and please add breeding animals. But soooooo glad you’re alive.
      2.2 here we come!!!!!!

  51. Dem Dud
    Posted December 7, 2019 at 02:19 | Permalink | Reply

    I think it’s the time to actually add spatial audio. It’s really hard to determine where animals are located, since the audio isn’t really immersing you. Hopefully it’s in the new update. :-)

    • Nathan Hohnberger
      Posted December 7, 2019 at 02:31 | Permalink | Reply

      Ya it is annoying when you are mining and can hear bears and wolves above you, even though they are hundreds of blocks away.

  52. Posted December 7, 2019 at 04:04 | Permalink | Reply

    macOS version NEEDED!!! I want to play such a wonderful game with an amazing Magic Trackpad~

  53. Posted December 7, 2019 at 04:06 | Permalink | Reply

    WebDAV and iOS Files integration support needed too! Thanks, kaalus!

  54. Jonas D
    Posted December 7, 2019 at 15:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Here is a quick and probably easy change:

    What about lifting the limit of 20 worlds on a device?

    • Henry Thymian
      Posted December 16, 2019 at 21:14 | Permalink | Reply

      I agree!

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