iOS bug

I’ve had some people report that when they launch the latest Apple update (2.2.61.0), the game briefly displays black screen and then crashes. 2.2.60.0 worked for them.

This is odd, 2.2.61.0 only contains fixes for features that are used later during the game, not while it’s starting up, so it’s unlikely that I accidentally broke something in that department. I’ve been trying to reproduce it, but with no luck – it all works here.

Can you please comment below if the iOS 2.2.61.0 crashes on startup for you?

I’m publishing a quick update, 2.2.62.0 which may let me diagnose the problem better, but due to the review process it will take some time before it hits AppStore.

81 Comments

  1. Posted January 1, 2020 at 18:12 | Permalink | Reply

    • deltakatzu
      Posted January 1, 2020 at 18:22 | Permalink | Reply

      hi

    • Muhamad Auni
      Posted January 2, 2020 at 01:03 | Permalink | Reply

      Kaalus can made an option to disable lightning, i dont want my decoration to be strike by lightning. Stair and slab that i used for as for roof gone due to lightning. You cant build something related with wood without covering on the top with basalt, or stone block due to lightning also.

  2. Noswad
    Posted January 1, 2020 at 18:25 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus. Remember that Survivalcraft has trouble with iPhones with a notch in the display as well. It covers certain GUI elements in the game.

    • deltakatzu
      Posted January 1, 2020 at 18:44 | Permalink | Reply

      The notch in screen is one of the most horrible designs.

      • Posted January 2, 2020 at 22:00 | Permalink | Reply

        Nobody asked, nor does that help Noswad’s situation.

        • deltakatzu
          Posted January 3, 2020 at 16:38 | Permalink

          How easy is to trigger apple fanboys

        • craytivewarrior
          Posted January 3, 2020 at 17:03 | Permalink

          Don’t feed the troll

      • craytivewarrior
        Posted January 2, 2020 at 23:00 | Permalink | Reply

        Ye

    • craytivewarrior
      Posted January 2, 2020 at 23:00 | Permalink | Reply

      It would be nice, I mean it’s not that bad if you get the hang of the controls. But the better concern to worry about is the bar at the bottom of the screen. Whenever you swipe to grab an item it sometimes brings into the home screen 😅

      • Noswad
        Posted January 2, 2020 at 23:10 | Permalink | Reply

        Yeah. I didn’t think about that. I had just heard about the notch issue. Even a lot of Android phones such as the pixel 3 xl have a notch and some phones have a punch hole display!😬

    • Stanimus
      Posted January 4, 2020 at 22:52 | Permalink | Reply

      You can remove that home bar while playing.

  3. Posted January 1, 2020 at 18:25 | Permalink | Reply

    2ND Comment!

    • deltakatzu
      Posted January 1, 2020 at 18:26 | Permalink | Reply

      nope

      • Posted January 1, 2020 at 18:29 | Permalink | Reply

        The second guy’s comment didnt load til i already said that

  4. Posted January 1, 2020 at 18:28 | Permalink | Reply

    By the way BEST GAME EVER!!! Thank you for this game and all you have done to this game it is awesome! Except maybe food rot but I can deal to make it realistic! LOL😂

    • Richard Thomason
      Posted January 1, 2020 at 22:47 | Permalink | Reply

      Let’s not kid ourselves, Survivalcraft is a 7.5/10 game, decent but not perfect. The title of “BEST GAME EVER!!!” easily goes to Witcher 3, which is a true 10/10 game.

  5. N6444
    Posted January 1, 2020 at 18:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Version 2.2.61.0 works normally for me on a 10.5-inch iPad Pro (2017) with iPadOS 13.3.

    • Dull Bananas
      Posted January 1, 2020 at 19:13 | Permalink | Reply

      same. i’m using the 2015 model, also on ipados 13.3

    • Posted January 2, 2020 at 22:01 | Permalink | Reply

      It works fine on my 12.9-inch 3rd generation iPad Pro running iPadOS 13.3.

      • Posted January 2, 2020 at 22:03 | Permalink | Reply

        Except for the fact that Kaalus has yet to support the aspect ratio for iPads with rounded corners.

    • Posted January 2, 2020 at 22:01 | Permalink | Reply

      It works fine on my 12.9-inch 3rd generation iPad Pro running iPadOS 13.3.

  6. Finley Jordan
    Posted January 1, 2020 at 18:54 | Permalink | Reply

    hi maybe it has something to do with world size as my main world that took two years to make… now crashes within 30 seconds of starting the world up… would you like a link to it for your investigation Kaalus. thanks

  7. Dashawn Perrine
    Posted January 1, 2020 at 19:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Haven’t had trouble starting up the game, but have had a few crashes while playing. I hadn’t had any before the latest update.

    • Dashawn Perrine
      Posted January 1, 2020 at 23:20 | Permalink | Reply

      Okay this is getting annoyingly common, iPad 5th generation iOS 13.3.

  8. Julian Tiemann
    Posted January 1, 2020 at 20:58 | Permalink | Reply

    What bug?

  9. Julian Tiemann
    Posted January 1, 2020 at 21:03 | Permalink | Reply

    It is not happening with me

  10. Julian Tiemann
    Posted January 1, 2020 at 21:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Also, I found many bugs, but if I email them to you, do you read emails that contain “bug reports”? Or if I email them am I wasting my time?

  11. Null Void
    Posted January 1, 2020 at 22:08 | Permalink | Reply

    I like that kid’s email.
    I agree with just about everything he said! One thing I would like to point out is that Walter can guzzle a whole — 12 cubic meters — of cow’s milk in one sitting…

    On the note of having an NPCs, I would like recommend something almost unheard of in games…

    While an unsophisticated AI seems to be a good fit for animals, it falls short of emulating “natural” behavior…
    The current system is too “mechanical”. My proposal is this: “separate” the AI from it’s body. Put that way, it sounds outlandish; however, it is far more realistic in practice! The animals will be mostly brainless. It’s only instinct is to “follow”, as closely as permitted (use a decimal between 0 and 1 to dictate this accuracy), an AI’s “commands”.
    For example, a wolf is very intelligent; it is not so clumsy as a wild boar. The wolf would have an “intelligence” value of 0.75, and so will only ever fall off track 25% of the time. The wild boar, would have an intelligence of 0.5, and so will be prone to “clumsy activities”. The animal’s AI wil be barking pitch-perfect orders, in the form of vectors… Go this way, no-no, go back that way; bite him!
    The animal will be prone to misinterpret the vectors by a factor of it’s “intelligence”, which forces the AI to compensate in real time. Despite not being “smart enough” to act on it’s own, an animal will have, at very least, enough common sense to refuse jumping off cliffs, or attempting to swim in lava.

    I have used this system to create a drunk driving simulation, that, without resorting to commonly used/unfair methods, “impares” the player’s ability to drive. This method gives unique control over — how impaired — the player is. In my simulation, the Car is the body, and you are the “AI” compensating for the actions of the body.

  12. Posted January 1, 2020 at 22:53 | Permalink | Reply

    Everything works just fine for me, iPhone 11 Pro, iOS 13.3 and running 2.2.61.0

  13. Muhamad Auni
    Posted January 2, 2020 at 01:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus can made an option to disable lightning, i dont want my decoration to be strike by lightning. Stair and slab that i used for as for roof gone due to lightning. You cant build something related with wood without covering on the top with basalt, or stone block due to lightning also.

  14. Juan Zarate
    Posted January 2, 2020 at 02:48 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, I reported a crash on latest game version for Android, as shown below. Please, can you check it?

    https://kaalus.wordpress.com/2019/12/24/2-2-fixes/#comment-104508

    “Version 2.2.10.4 crashes on Android 4.2.2. It forces close when opening the game. Cleaning game app data doesn’t fix it. Version 2.2.10.3 runs normally.”

    • Juan Zarate
      Posted January 10, 2020 at 11:25 | Permalink | Reply

      * Update!* I’d like to report that I was wrong. Version 2.2.10.4 runs normally on Android 4.2.2. It was a problem related to my phone. Not the game. It’s working fine. I apologize and I’m sorry if I caused any trouble.
      I’m really enjoying the new updates.
      Thank you, Kaalus.

  15. Posted January 2, 2020 at 03:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Yes mine crashes. But I had been playing it just fine for like 2 weeks before Christmas. I hadn’t played it at all during Christmas week tho, because we had a lot going on. So I don’t know exactly when it started doing this. When I got back on after Christmas was over, it asked me for my Apple ID, like a couple of other apps had. I plugged it in, but instead of opening it remained black and crashed in less than a second. It hasn’t asked for my Apple ID since, but it still crashes every time. Not even the loading screen shows its face.

  16. Posted January 2, 2020 at 08:18 | Permalink | Reply

    I know many of you are tired of comments like these but
    Haha I love how there’s literally no use for eggs until you find copper. I love how clay can only be used to make bricks. I love how you can’t cook meat until you find stone. I love how you literally get flu just for spending 5 minutes in the cold. I love you starve on day 1. I love how you basically can’t sleep because there’s a block missing in your shelter. I love how literally 10 wolves spawn overnight right beside your base. I love how killing reindeers doesn’t give fur or leather. I love how you literally can’t catch fish with one strike with a spear. I love how the game defeats the purpose of spears having more range than other melee weapons. I love how it’s been 9 years yet we still didn’t get animal breeding while Minecraft had it this whole time. I love how you literally just have 5 different types of trees and you literally have limited food source options.

    The game is awesome. I enjoy it. Easily in my top 10 games. Been playing since 2013. However there’s just a lot of room for improvement and the game still feels incomplete. Please Kaalus. What can you for all of this? We really love the game and it literally has so much potential. Can you at least let us know about what things you can and can’t do currently?

  17. Alberto Augusto
    Posted January 2, 2020 at 15:50 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus because you no longer put chart options

  18. Alex Lesser
    Posted January 2, 2020 at 19:09 | Permalink | Reply

    Dear Kaalus!

    I remember a time when you said you wont use sheeps or chicken or apples because minecraft has them. But now years later your game is so unique. It would not hurt to have those resources in the game. Chicken could be a easy target to kill for food or feathers because they can’t fly high or fast. Apples should be aquired from trees. Sheeps would be a great alternative way to get clothes. Like sheep just need gras fields to live and can theoreticaly live in harsh biomes while cotton does not grow on harsh biomes. you can set that sheep spawns in biomes where it is not possible or easy to grow cotton.

    As much as I would love the idea of NPC I have to disagree with natives or trading. Yes there could be natives. Some could be agressive some could be neutral to the player. Some would probably even trade or help. But this should be limited. Like maybe nomads living in groups of max 5-10 people on harsh biomes? Or a clan of tatars with horses and spears who are hostile.
    But this features should be limited to a small minimum. Like it would be crazy if you play the game and every 3-5 chunks you meet npc or their villages. Like gravestones they should be very rare and hard to find.

    Day and night cycles could be longer. Maybe not even 50/50 but 70/30 like on most northern places during summertime. We dont need a real life time ratio like 1 minute ingame is 1 minute in real life.

    Why don’t you implement a custom play mode where a player can set his favorite numbers or settings in categories:
    health regen: -3 – 2 – 1 default +1 +2 +3
    fall damage: -3 – 2 – 1 default +1 +2 +3
    hunger: -3 – 2 – 1 default +1 +2 +3
    and other variables like: temperature sensitivity, flu chance, starting equipment, move speed, jump hight.
    On this way there would never be another discussion about your game beeing too difficult or too harsh because every player could set his own difficulty of his favorite game style.

    With warm regards!

  19. Alex Lesser
    Posted January 2, 2020 at 19:11 | Permalink | Reply

    I remember a time when you said you wont use sheeps or chicken or apples because minecraft has them. But now years later your game is so unique. It would not hurt to have those resources in the game. Chicken could be a easy target to kill for food or feathers because they can’t fly high or fast. Apples should be aquired from trees. Sheeps would be a great alternative way to get clothes. Like sheep just need gras fields to live and can theoreticaly live in harsh biomes while cotton does not grow on harsh biomes. you can set that sheep spawns in biomes where it is not possible or easy to grow cotton.

    As much as I would love the idea of NPC I have to disagree with natives or trading. Yes there could be natives. Some could be agressive some could be neutral to the player. Some would probably even trade or help. But this should be limited. Like maybe nomads living in groups of max 5-10 people on harsh biomes? Or a clan of tatars with horses and spears who are hostile.
    But this features should be limited to a small minimum. Like it would be crazy if you play the game and every 3-5 chunks you meet npc or their villages. Like gravestones they should be very rare and hard to find.

    Why don’t you implement a custom play mode where a player can set his favorite numbers or settings in categories:
    health regen: -3 – 2 – 1 default +1 +2 +3
    fall damage: -3 – 2 – 1 default +1 +2 +3
    hunger: -3 – 2 – 1 default +1 +2 +3
    and other variables like: temperature sensitivity, flu chance, starting equipment, move speed, jump hight.
    On this way there would never be another discussion about your game beeing too difficult or too harsh because every player could set his own difficulty of his favorite game style.

  20. Venom 8296
    Posted January 2, 2020 at 23:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Totally Agree

  21. survivalcraftkinglozada
    Posted January 3, 2020 at 00:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Bro we need multiplayer. And mine carts. And for ios xs Max the buttons cut off where my camera is. CAN YOU FIX . Stop doing little stuff saying BIG IMPROVEMENTS. You did so much better in the first Survivalcraft THAN YOU PUT A NEW ONE TO MAKE MORE MONEY AND GO GHOST

    • craytivewarrior
      Posted January 3, 2020 at 00:57 | Permalink | Reply

      -he will EVENTUALLY add online/LAN multiplayer, it could be one of the “three big features”

      -the cutout would be nice to fix since I have the iPhone 11. The side UI needs to be moved a little inward for us and hot bar should be raised a little to avoid conflicts with the home bar. I think I need to post a screenshot to show an example.

      • deltakatzu
        Posted January 3, 2020 at 02:05 | Permalink | Reply

        iphone and their terrible and silly designs

      • Posted January 3, 2020 at 04:18 | Permalink | Reply

        Use guided access to get rid of the home bar temporarily. Search a guide on how to do it, it works brilliantly

        • Posted January 3, 2020 at 04:18 | Permalink

          I’m an 11 pro user

        • craytivewarrior
          Posted January 3, 2020 at 13:29 | Permalink

          I know how to do it

  22. Venom 8296
    Posted January 3, 2020 at 02:15 | Permalink | Reply

    when kaalus add multiplayer, this would happen.

    Minecraft (lean forward on Retiring chair): Who is that?
    Fortnite: I don’t know.
    Minecraft: He’s getting too close! Fortnite do something.
    Fortnite: Do what! He’s already coming in too fast.
    Minecraft: Can’t we stop him?
    Fortnite: Sadly no, we cannot stop him.

    Top 5 spot

    Survivalcraft 2: Hi, I’m new here. Can you guys show me around.
    Minecraft: Sure! :(

    • craytivewarrior
      Posted January 3, 2020 at 20:55 | Permalink | Reply

      He will add multiplayer in Survivalcraft 3

      • Venom 8296
        Posted January 4, 2020 at 01:34 | Permalink | Reply

        Prefer it in SC2 not 3 but I hope your right. playing this game for 8 years now and my mood is going down.

      • Stanimus
        Posted January 4, 2020 at 01:35 | Permalink | Reply

        Is that what your tarot cards say?

    • Posted January 8, 2020 at 09:27 | Permalink | Reply

      Lol!

  23. Posted January 3, 2020 at 03:56 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m not having any problems but the it’s kinda hard to use because I keep hitting the bar and going home when trying to move things out of my inventory bar and the buttons are also hidden in the notch

    • Posted January 3, 2020 at 04:17 | Permalink | Reply

      Use guided access to get rid of the home bar temporarily. Search a guide on how to do it, it works brilliantly

  24. Posted January 3, 2020 at 04:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Bug:
    Open fires and campfires produce no sound.
    iPhone 11 Pro, iOS 13.3

    • Posted January 3, 2020 at 04:20 | Permalink | Reply

      Oh, how odd, it seems to have corrected itself after a relog.

  25. battlemanchik
    Posted January 3, 2020 at 11:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Why rathless conquest dont work i BluStacks??

    • deltakatzu
      Posted January 3, 2020 at 16:40 | Permalink | Reply

      there’s a windows native version godammit

  26. battlemanchik
    Posted January 3, 2020 at 11:57 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey guys i can recomended you seed “88” and biome size +2 , start position easy. This seed is so cute!

  27. Blue-Ray 707
    Posted January 3, 2020 at 14:43 | Permalink | Reply

    You guys should do an update dedicated to animals by adding new ones, also the ones that the player can kill very easily like (squirrels,hares and etc…) and the interesting one like foxes,cougars,hawk, crocodiles,llamas, elephants,snow leopard and many more…
    Thank you.

  28. Stanimus
    Posted January 4, 2020 at 01:38 | Permalink | Reply

    BUG REPORT
    (unrelated the topic)

    Sneaking on slabs can kill you.
    Do not approach a wall when sneaking on slabs or stairs. You will get dumped inside the wall and be crushed.

    • battlemanchik
      Posted January 4, 2020 at 08:03 | Permalink | Reply

      Yes, I know that too, but the chance that you will be crushed is extremely small. and you won’t be able to do this by accident, because a bug needs special conditions. and it is very useful, with its help you can scan the caves and insure against falling into the lava pool, also pass through the diagonal walls, and the furniture also contributes to this.

      • battlemanchik
        Posted January 4, 2020 at 08:12 | Permalink | Reply

        Kaalus please dont fix this

      • Stanimus
        Posted January 4, 2020 at 14:41 | Permalink | Reply

        Extremely small??? No – this killed me in my 750 days/level 40 CRUEL world! Within minutes of first playing it in 2.2.

        No, this is a terrible dangerous bug.

        • battlemanchik
          Posted January 4, 2020 at 16:23 | Permalink

          Stanimus, you won’t believe it, but I also died from this recently :)
          I got very angry and deleted my cruel game. (Level 17) but it’s all my fault because I used steps instead of slabs after snaking about a hundred times. but stanimus, seriously, probably only we suffered from this and someone besides us did not come across this!
          where the killer horses are a big problem now), as I wrote earlier, this can be fixed: when the horse bounces, you hit the ceiling and fall from it (as when wild horses drop you) and take damage as if falling from a small height. But no one is listening to me ((
           

    • Posted January 4, 2020 at 15:11 | Permalink | Reply

      And I got killed while was mounting the boat near to wall. I think it’s the same bug.
      P.S. could not reproduce your bug and mine too

      • travis dent
        Posted January 4, 2020 at 17:45 | Permalink | Reply

        The boat has been lethal at any kind of overhang since before SC2. Just don’t stand up. And don’t try to mine from inside the boat.
        Since the addition of kelp, boats are no longer an efficient means of travel. Somebody asked for flowing water – creeks or rivers – which would help in one direction only. But seems like it would be unlikely to get added as a feature.
        I had an interesting problem when an orca took interest in my boat and started biting, while shoving the boat around. The boat was really going fast, then, but it broke apart after about 4-5 bites!

        • battlemanchik
          Posted January 4, 2020 at 18:28 | Permalink

          hence the life of the boat 40-50! I finally figured out what was meant by boat, luckily or unfortunately for 6 years of the game I never got into this situation ..
          what about the boat – it is absolutely not logical to slow it down with algae (how can they get caught on the smooth bottom of the boat?) unless the boat would have a motor then maybe lol!

        • Stanimus
          Posted January 4, 2020 at 22:55 | Permalink

          Clearly you’ve never paddled a boat. Kelp most definitely does slow down a boat.

  29. Venom 8296
    Posted January 4, 2020 at 02:02 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus
    Could you create a cruel and challenging mode reach adjustable setting. You did it for creative mode only.
    Also what about adding back “jumping and placing” in cruel and challenging mode but to gain those
    abilities you would need to be at a specific level, like 6 or 10.
    *Did you fix this: Can’t get back my bucket when I create pumpkin soup. Bucket is very valuable to me and I need back
    my bucket whenever it become rotten! or do I have to wait until it turn into fertilizer.
    What about adding Oryza sativa in the game. Come on, we need different food in the game.
    List of food
    Bread, Bird, Meat, Fish, Milk, Pumpkin soup and pumpkin.
    One more food then, Geesh!

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