Full height elevator

Thank you everyone for sending in your designs.

And to think, I wasn’t even sure building the tall elevator was possible! Now I know. Of course it is. In general, there seem to be two ways to make it:

  1. Replacing pistons under the lift carriage to keep moving beyond the 8 blocks piston limit
  2. Self-propelling carriage, with one pushing and one pulling piston, sequentially pushing and pulling themselves in one direction

Here are the links to the builds made by Sergey Starostin, Stanimus and BigBushy101, all 1st variant elevators:

I’ve made a video of the one built by Stanimus. It is fully open, so you can see better how it works:

I am still working on 2.3. Nothing to show at the moment, but I want it to be a quick update. There are still some bugs in 2.2 caused by doubling of the height, and they should be fixed sooner rather than later.



  1. Nathan Hohnberger
    Posted January 8, 2020 at 22:07 | Permalink | Reply

    That is so so so cool!!

  2. Nathan Hohnberger
    Posted January 8, 2020 at 22:07 | Permalink | Reply

    I am going to build one

  3. Posted January 8, 2020 at 22:15 | Permalink | Reply

    noone cared about my trapdoor elevator :(

    • Stanimus
      Posted January 8, 2020 at 22:40 | Permalink | Reply

      Trapdoor lifts are so last-decade LOL. They aren’t anything new or special.

      • Posted January 9, 2020 at 16:09 | Permalink | Reply

        I know, I thought I was being clever and reminding him that well always have an infinite elevator!

    • Timo Sanders
      Posted January 9, 2020 at 02:41 | Permalink | Reply

      Trapdoor elevators are so cool though! Kinda noisy, and harder to build too than piston elevators too, that’s for sure.

      • deltakatzu
        Posted January 9, 2020 at 03:26 | Permalink | Reply

        Kinda noisy and mortal too!

  4. Posted January 8, 2020 at 22:18 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, go to the world by BigBushy101, get on the elevator, and turn on sneak mode.

    • Posted January 9, 2020 at 00:41 | Permalink | Reply

      It seems you found a bug, thanks for mentioning it, its probably due to the way i built my car, since it was made to barely fit the player in so that it would barely move. Could be easily fixed by just making the car more spacious

      • Posted January 9, 2020 at 00:43 | Permalink | Reply

        In fact, ill fix it and upload a link as soon as i finish my college homework

    • Posted January 9, 2020 at 03:27 | Permalink | Reply

      I can’t seem to fix the issue even with a more spacious carriage, ill probably make it 2×2 if that’s the problem. anyways, I decided to remove the covering in the middle of elevator so that you can see where and how the pistons are replaced. I may make a 2×2 version of it if I have the time, but for now, here’s the new link:
      (Remove spaces)
      https ://dl. dropbox .com/s/j9bbvribbufrlv2/B%20Elevator%202.scworld?dl=1

    • Posted January 9, 2020 at 03:31 | Permalink | Reply

      Here’s the new link. I couldn’t fix the sneak issue even with the new carriage, but i decided to remove the covering of the middle of the elevator to show where and how the pistons are “switched”.
      Link(remove le spaces):
      https :// dl .dropbox. com/s/j9bbvribbufrlv2/B%20Elevator%202.scworld?dl=1

  5. Mr Oscar
    Posted January 8, 2020 at 22:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Dang it. I was almost done. Will you still see mine if I submit it by tomorrow?

  6. Johan Steyn
    Posted January 8, 2020 at 22:38 | Permalink | Reply

    Great designs!

  7. Yaniel Durán
    Posted January 8, 2020 at 23:29 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, your game (Survivalcraft) is greatful and pleasant. I know there is just little people who play in PC platform. My suggestion is, for people who play this game in PC (like me), could you add the mechanic of “putting blocks continuously”?
    We use the right click button of the mouse to put blocks, so the mechanic that I meant would avoid broken right click buttons haha.

  8. Posted January 9, 2020 at 00:32 | Permalink | Reply

    Bruh im shaking right now

  9. A Nice guy
    Posted January 9, 2020 at 00:46 | Permalink | Reply


  10. Stanimus
    Posted January 9, 2020 at 02:16 | Permalink | Reply

    There is a third method but it doesn’t directly use pistons. Instead, it uses a ‘hack’ on the “Moving Blocks” entry in the project.xml file. Moving Blocks define the stack of blocks being pushed by pistons. However like the moving carriage method, it only goes one way. And it’s a ‘hack’.

  11. Jordan Critchley
    Posted January 9, 2020 at 02:38 | Permalink | Reply

    Hello Kaalus, Good evening from western Canada. I had a question about something that I noticed with electrics, regarding logic gates specifically. I was trying to build a castle gate using a flipflop switch built out of 2 sets of Xor and Not gates and attaching the two outputs to “open” and “shut” pushing pistons. After about an hour of messing around, I realized that the pistons didn’t react the way I expected them to. Once the circuit was activated, the pistons opened and the shut the gates continuously, acting as if under constant current.

    I set to work to diagnose the issue by planting lights in place of the pistons, only to find that they reacted as if under constant charge as well. So I figured that it must have been my circuits… but when I rebuilt the same circuit outside with plenty of space to make sure it was right, I found that the lights reacted correctly with the flip-flop turning on one or the other respectively with each press of the button. Once again however, the pistons I placed afterward acted as if they were powered all the time, regardless of if I hit the button or not. Does this have something to do with digital vs analog power types?

    This brought up something else I was wondering about. Why do the one way “not gates” give power to things? Place a not gate and you can power lights, pistons, or whatever.

    Penny for your thoughts?


    P.S. I started a survival game on “harmless”… and it’s pretty dang nice! I’m in the mountains (Not nearly as winded as I thought I might be all the time) with allot of rain. But somehow I lucked out on temperature? haha anyway. I feel like the reason many find “cruel” to be too difficult, is death by creature. You die once and you may as well start over. I’ve been running around for a few days and just barely cobbled together a set of clothes in that harrowing event. Had I been chased all over the mountain by the HUNDREDS of carnivores that I seem to be surrounded by… this probably would be a much different–and shorter–experience. Maybe we just need a little less aggression, and less animals in the general vicinity that want to call you lunch. Not a major overhaul or anything.

    • Stanimus
      Posted January 9, 2020 at 04:26 | Permalink | Reply

      I’m not Kaalus but I can answer your questions.

      Sometimes a circuit can misbehave if it has direct connections – ones without a placed wire between them. Try to build it like that and see if that fixes it. Since it works when spread out, that sounds like your problem.

      Not gates give power because when nothing is connected to an input it’s a ‘0’. So the not outputs a ‘1’ (‘F’ actually).

      (P.S., I’ve tested the game and it only allows about 27 creatures in close proximity.)

    • Stanimus
      Posted January 10, 2020 at 17:36 | Permalink | Reply

      Kaalus, would you consider one small change please?

      When we make furniture meant as lighting, the flame and smoke can totally ruin the effect. Since we can already use either the Torch or Wicker Lamp to make a lit piece, is it possible to not include the flame/smoke effect when we use the lamp? That would actually give a logical reason to allow both. Right now, there’s no difference so little point to use the lamp rather than the torch.

      As an example is when we make furniture streetlights for our cities. They look great until we turn them on. Then we get fire and smoke coming out of our ‘modern’ lighting systems. Not cool.

      Thanks for your consideration.

      • Johan Steyn
        Posted January 10, 2020 at 19:57 | Permalink | Reply

        Just ask that electric lights be included in making furniture. Yes that is a good idea.

        • Stanimus
          Posted January 11, 2020 at 16:29 | Permalink

          I think the problem with including a lightbulb is that it has to be powered. If he would follow this suggestion then there’s no need for electricity to be involved. Although I’d love to be able to shrink electrics that’s extremely unlikely to happen.

  12. battlemanchik
    Posted January 9, 2020 at 06:57 | Permalink | Reply

    and right pull pistons!

  13. Dashawn Perrine
    Posted January 9, 2020 at 07:28 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus: “I want it to be a quick update”

    Me: 😄

  14. Johan Steyn
    Posted January 9, 2020 at 16:48 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus please create a category for editor choice or recommended worlds. You can then include worlds you choose that will help especially new users to see the capabilities of SC. You should include worlds like this one, Hidden Room, Great Mansion, Electricity Unleashed, a good music world, Elevator by Spooner and well, I’ll recommend my TV world as well.

    You can do this with texture packs, furniture and skins as well. It would even be best if you could host those item yourself, to avoid problems with downloads. If anybody deems his world etc to be worthy, they could email you a link. You could even ask some of us (like Stanimus) to help with it.

    It would be great to have a standard set of worlds etc. It is a nightmare at the moment for newcomers to choose and the rating system does not work very well. It also seems that skins that are like spiderman etc are more popular.

    You should also add a sub category in posts. When we post a world, we could mark it as electricity, adventure, survival, city, models, islands etc. Maybe you could give us the option to choose up to 2 categories, otherwise people might choose all.

    And then you could also add a search option. CC needs an update, but above all, do this after MP only.

  15. Guilherme Santos
    Posted January 9, 2020 at 17:02 | Permalink | Reply

    yes, you better fix everything you have to fix this update to make the game stable and then add more things in the next update

  16. Posted January 10, 2020 at 01:50 | Permalink | Reply

    Could you add normally open and normally closed contacts in the next update? As far as I can tell you really cant use the logic gates we have now to get around the issue. Like if I want an output to come on is circuit 1 is on and circuit 2 to break the circuit you might say to use a NAND gate but the problem with that is if circuit 2 comes on the output will become high although circuit 2 should just be a “piloting” circuit.

    Essentially it could be an item like every other gate. It could have two inputs and one output. If input 1 is high it will send an output of course unless output 2 is high in which case it would break the circuit. (This being a normally closed contact)

    Or if there is a way to get around this please tell me. I feel that the SR latch may be able to do it but I have trouble using them since they confuse me.

    • Stanimus
      Posted January 10, 2020 at 14:57 | Permalink | Reply

      I may be able to help you. You can contact me on the wiki, the forum or the SBC discord.

      • Posted January 10, 2020 at 20:30 | Permalink | Reply

        Could you just point me in the right direction here?

        • Stanimus
          Posted January 11, 2020 at 16:35 | Permalink

          Go to the wiki (the link is at the top of this page) and use the search for “User:Stanimus”. You can Private Message me there.

      • Posted January 10, 2020 at 20:30 | Permalink | Reply

        Or even just use email?

  17. Feer O
    Posted January 10, 2020 at 05:43 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Kaalus, why comment section in the percipitation video thing is turned off

  18. Marc Frank
    Posted January 10, 2020 at 08:18 | Permalink | Reply

    please do more challenges

  19. Posted January 10, 2020 at 16:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus na próxima atualização você poderia aumentar a velocidade da quebra de um bloco ou uma forma da gente atualizar nosso equipamento no jogo !!!!
    Você poderia adicionar uma outra fornalha mais rápida porque a que a gente utilizar é muito devagar !!!!
    As atualização que você está fazendo está dando mais realismo para o jogo muito bom apesar desses dois pontos a fornalha e a quebra de um bloco !!!!!

  20. Ian Najar Nieto
    Posted January 11, 2020 at 06:18 | Permalink | Reply

    Well first of all I just want to say that since I have remembered this game I have loved it since its inception, so with the new updates even more, the only thing I would like is the same as what was said last post, also I would like more species of animals of all kinds, also of trees, and food to be added, I would like to see the following:
    -Animals such as caribous, elephants, crocodiles, antelopes, buffalo, kangaroos, hammerhead sharks, leopard sharks, tuna, snow leopards (irbis), yak, eagles, eels, vultures, gorillas, herons, cranes, panda bears, bears grizzly (A type of brown bear but bigger and more dangerous), Kodiak bear, stingray (I mean one of a big size like those of the ocean), dingos (Like coyotes but bigger, resistant and dangerous), emu ,, pelicans, lynx, turtles, komodo dragon, pike (Freshwater fish), Siberian tiger (A tiger larger and more dangerous than average), narwhals, whales, monkeys, mandrels, hippopotamus, flamingo, walruses, seals, red fox, arctic fox, obey of the snows, penguins, condor, pumas, impalas, gazelles, cheetahs, pavoreales and alligators.
    -Trees like fir trees, cedars, acacia, cypresses, larches, mahogany, palm trees, apple trees, orange trees, junipers and pink cherry trees.
    – Shrubs such as those of wild blast, whether blue, red, black, and green or yellow, the berries of the bushes.
    And I think it would be all I would like to see in survivalcraft, I know it’s too extreme but I know all survivalcraft users will love it.
    I say goodbye here I just hope something is done and thanks for giving me a game that is worth playing

    • battlemanchik
      Posted January 12, 2020 at 12:18 | Permalink | Reply

      You wont to many

  21. Cameron Barratt
    Posted January 12, 2020 at 17:53 | Permalink | Reply

    Omw!! This is truly amazing! I absolutely love the electrics in this game! The only limitation is your imagination! definitely going to build this! now we just need to adjust the design to stop on levels and you’d had one crazy tall skyscraper

    Also thinking that we should have a place for us to have build comps, so each week we get a topic and have to everyone submits their best attempt and a winner is picked and the map is shared and that way we can see some amazing complex contraptions or funky build styles
    Just a thought :)

    • Stanimus
      Posted January 13, 2020 at 23:53 | Permalink | Reply

      I’ve done “floor select” elevators but not with this type of piston setup. Now you have me thinking…

      I agree that the electrics in the game are amazing. So amazing that I’ve been building a CPU processor core. The increase in the complexity limit has really helped me out with it too.

    • Stanimus
      Posted January 14, 2020 at 00:24 | Permalink | Reply


      In a challenging world, I was defeated by a bear but was very close to my spawn point. When I returned to the place of my demise and gathered up the items i dropped, I picked up some things which were definitely NOT in my inventory – and other things were glaringly missing. In particular, I picked up a couple of rotten fish. I know for a fact that I did not have fish – fresh or rotten in my possession. However I DID have a couple of freshly caught birds.

      Kaalus, please check in on this and make sure our items are not being swapped out for crappier items just because we dropped them?
      Also, I’m pretty sure I saw an arrow bounce right off a bird as it was taking flight. It was pretty far away but it really looked like it bounced back towards me.

      • Stanimus
        Posted January 14, 2020 at 00:25 | Permalink | Reply

        Stupid wordpress, Why did you put that comment here? It was meant to be a fresh comment!
        stupid stupid stupid!

  22. Dima Vaskivskij
    Posted January 13, 2020 at 08:11 | Permalink | Reply

    I don’t know how normally I encounter basalt on the fourth block below sea level and find solid blocks of coal. maybe this is a bug ??

  23. Posted January 13, 2020 at 14:28 | Permalink | Reply

    If I known that this happened, i should have entered.

    Though, do you have any upcoming in-game challenges like this?

    • Leinad Yllek
      Posted January 13, 2020 at 17:04 | Permalink | Reply

      if you join one of the discords, you can here about it sooner i bet. Stanimus and I both have one

      • Stanimus
        Posted January 14, 2020 at 00:09 | Permalink | Reply

        Well, i don’t ‘have’ one – I’m just one of the original members of it (SBC) and I’m very active there. And I’m pretty sure it’s still the most popular and active SC discord. Even so, we’ve tried having challenges and usually not enough people are interested to make it an actual challenge. But I’ll ask around – it might be time to start maybe a monthly challenge. . .

  24. Johan Steyn
    Posted January 16, 2020 at 18:09 | Permalink | Reply

    Before this forum dies again, i have a small gift for those who like building. I have done a bit of an update to my Roof tile Furniture pack in CC.

    I have added coloured tiles by using my Johan More Colours Marble texture pack. I have also added basalt to get a few more colours. This looks very good on tiles.

    You will need:
    Johan More Colours Marble texture pack
    Roof Tiles ETC furniture pack

    I have also included my big door and fancy table etc. I have changed the door so that it is easier to build.

    • Johan Steyn
      Posted January 16, 2020 at 18:11 | Permalink | Reply

      This is something I think looks very nice.

    • Johan Steyn
      Posted January 16, 2020 at 18:19 | Permalink | Reply

    • Johan Steyn
      Posted January 16, 2020 at 18:21 | Permalink | Reply

      If you do not want to wait for moderation, here is the link with spaces:
      https :// www. dropbox .com /s/1yy6q27hh5hchxu/Coloured%20Roof%20Tiles.png?dl=0

    • Johan Steyn
      Posted January 16, 2020 at 20:45 | Permalink | Reply

      I have added 30 degree roof tiles as well for those who do not want steep roofs. Let me know if you also want the multi coloured ones with them, maybe with a different style.

      Are there still people on this site?

    • Johan Steyn
      Posted January 17, 2020 at 10:10 | Permalink | Reply

      I’ve changed the name. Maybe that will help:

  25. Dima Vaskivskij
    Posted January 17, 2020 at 09:00 | Permalink | Reply

    don’t be upset johan. Only one week has passed

  26. Chris Drake
    Posted January 17, 2020 at 09:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Kudos to Stanimus, Sergey and BigBushy!

    Also, i’m ironically waiting for “KAALUS DISAPPEARED AGAIN!!!1!1!?” comments…

  27. Johan Steyn
    Posted January 17, 2020 at 11:29 | Permalink | Reply

    I have always been able to post png’s, but now it seems that WordPress delete these posts. Any ideas what the rules are?

    For instance, this png is not posted:

    https :// www. dropbox .com/s/keeixkykztv3o7i/Roof.png

    • Chris Drake
      Posted January 17, 2020 at 17:31 | Permalink | Reply

      Same here and i don’t know what causes this issue, stick with “Post links by making some space to prevent moderation” workaround

  28. Stanimus
    Posted January 18, 2020 at 02:09 | Permalink | Reply

    OH NO!

    Kaalus disappeared again! Will we have to wait another eternity before hearing anything?
    My oh my – what ever will I do with myself?!?

    I have to throw the game away now, because of course I can’t play it if it’s not going to change in a few more months. . . (huh?)

    LOL – Does that help Chris???

    P.S., thanks

    • Stanimus
      Posted January 18, 2020 at 02:20 | Permalink | Reply

      But seriously folks – the tripled height and reduced complexity problem are such an AMAZING boon for me! Yes, the huge mountain chains make an almost impassable barrier in survival modes but they also expose thrice the number of open caves just begging to be spelunked. Sure I have issues with some of the rest of the changes, but I’ll always have ‘issues’ with games. I just learn to deal with it – or work around them!

      In any case, this still ranks highly among my all time favorite games and likely will for a long time to come. Now I’m just eager to see what the other 2 major additions are! Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long.

  29. Dima Vaskivskij
    Posted January 18, 2020 at 11:42 | Permalink | Reply

    my too

  30. George Shepley
    Posted January 19, 2020 at 22:15 | Permalink | Reply

    Well, about the world size, you should make it vary on device, because I play the windows store version, with about 345 Gigs of hard drive space available, so the space doesn’t effect me, it should vary, (as mentioned previously), like an iPhone should only have a few worlds depending on the size model.

    • George Shepley
      Posted January 19, 2020 at 22:17 | Permalink | Reply

      Like if you have an 128 GB iPhone, Survivalcraft should have a lot of allocated worlds for that particular size.

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