Networking issues

As you probably noticed, Windows Store version of the game stopped working properly with Community Content, Dropbox and Transfer.sh. The reason is very simple: TLS 1.2 is now required to connect to these websites.

Briefly, for those who don’t know, TLS (Transport Layer Security) is a network protocol, which secures your internet dealings by encrypting the network traffic. Versions of TLS prior to 1.2 are considered unsafe, so recently a lot of websites started requiring TLS 1.2, and will refuse connecting with older versions.

The Windows Store builds of the game use an old .NET runtime, abandoned by Microsoft circa 2015, which has a TLS 1.0-only implementation of the network stack. Hence, Dropbox and others will refuse to connect to the game. This manifests with the following message:

The solution is to update the Windows Store version of the game to use the newer TLS. It means rewriting a lot of tested and working network code. Unfortunate and tedious, but necessary. Good news is, I have finished doing just that. The fixed versions of the game should now be in Microsoft Store:

Please go to the store and update to get the fix.

23 Comments

  1. Posted June 9, 2022 at 18:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Yay, Anyway, That took so long to be noticied, you need some better communication…

    • Posted June 9, 2022 at 19:05 | Permalink | Reply

      So far we have a lot of bugs, adventure restart not working on old worlds, editing switch in hand not working, and a lot of suggestions…

      • Chester haspee Aboy
        Posted June 10, 2022 at 10:32 | Permalink | Reply

        We need an ocean update kaalus please we are begging.

    • Chester haspee Aboy
      Posted June 10, 2022 at 10:32 | Permalink | Reply

      We need an ocean update kaalus please we are begging.

  2. franja1609
    Posted June 9, 2022 at 20:11 | Permalink | Reply

    vaya !!! por fin !!!! esto ya habia tardado, en el foro, yo lo comente !!!! pero kaluus creo no lee nuevos post

  3. Posted June 9, 2022 at 20:38 | Permalink | Reply

    At least I’m glad that I’ll be able to play with a Texture pack… also, I’d like to know what awaits us in version 2.4 of Survivalcraft and I hope it doesn’t take so long.

  4. travis dent
    Posted June 9, 2022 at 23:29 | Permalink | Reply

    I’d like to get a switch to turn OFF pigeons and sparrows spawning.👍🏻😬

    • Posted June 10, 2022 at 06:30 | Permalink | Reply

      You can take advantage to get feathers… Just avoid killing the birds you want to breed in the surroundings… I like listening to the new birds, they are very cute…

      • travis dent
        Posted June 10, 2022 at 19:34 | Permalink | Reply

        I started collecting any rotten material for compost, but I appreciate the crows much more, now.
        Here’s a theory I have – if you put bad meat in the furnace (left-side of output box) and cook bread or chicken, does the spoiled meat get composted faster? (I’m still testing that idea, but that may be a way to speed it up if you’re already in a warm biome.)
        I don’t bother with the little eggs, though, it’s a complete waste of time cooking them.
        I still wish he would add option switches in the configuration so players can toggle features on or off (similar to the “supernatural creatures” on/off it would be easy to make optional many things that got added). For my style of play I would just keep it off 100%.
        If we want to make the game more interesting (in terms of birds) why not add eagles, and put their nests with eggs at the top of tall trees? That would give some meaning to adding birds. (I would prefer they not attack you when climbing up to get those for eating.)

  5. xcwaldmannx
    Posted June 10, 2022 at 07:18 | Permalink | Reply

    Okay, but like, whens the next update and what is it?

  6. Posted June 10, 2022 at 09:40 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m glad and grateful to have this version out. And I liked that version 1 was also considered. It must have been a lot of work tinkering with old code. Some give up. It won’t be the case with Kaalus, thank goodness!

    There are already those who are waiting for the new update, and there will always be those who want more. For me, I would prefer a Survival3Craft to be created and not move much more in this version 2.

    For me one of the main values of the original game is being fast and running well on weak hardware. Second it’s being stable, having, precisely, few changes: many good games end up modified so much that despite improving a lot, they lose something precious, a certain balance of gameplay and consistency that mods cancel out. Another value, for me, is the list of community games, being able to publish, and being able to download worlds.

    However it lacks a search by mode (cruel, creative, etc.) type or name yet.

    Finally, I find the survival mode especially interesting, not the creative one, besides there are wonderful things there.
    And I would not be happy to see here what happened with Minecraft.

  7. Posted June 10, 2022 at 13:12 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus make an update that has the multiplayer the game is already complete what is missing is the multiplayer the game will pass minecraft once and for all

    • Posted June 16, 2022 at 12:47 | Permalink | Reply

      Absolutely agree. Even local multiplayer would be awesome. Only thing that will get my kids to play Survivalcraft with me. We tried split screen with joysticks but it is tedious and annoying when you are used to playing on a pad.

    • Posted June 20, 2022 at 17:59 | Permalink | Reply

      Indeed

  8. Posted June 10, 2022 at 17:31 | Permalink | Reply

    Excuse me, my Xiaomi Mi11 T 5G is a cell phone that supports demanding games and Survivalcraft is not doing very well for me, I wish it would correct the optimization for Xiaomi because the little phone x3 pro is also poorly optimized

  9. Posted June 11, 2022 at 02:44 | Permalink | Reply

    I think I found a bug with the thermometer and hygrometer. It does not make the animation of raising or lowering the temperature or humidity when it is carried in the hand, it can only be observed when the movement is carried in the quick access bar or in the inventory. I know that it may be something minimal and an object that is hardly used, but it does not work correctly.

  10. Posted June 11, 2022 at 14:25 | Permalink | Reply

    thanks for correcting the error, I hope you add more content soon, we are waiting for it

  11. Posted June 11, 2022 at 16:13 | Permalink | Reply

    I have two suggestions for upcoming updates. The first is to make the dispenser have power levels according to the electrical load, just like the piston. The second suggestion is for when the fishing rod is added, worms could be added to serve as bait and they would be the same as the sea urchin and the starfish, it would not need to be alive, and they would be generated when a block of land was removed, and could also have a level of difficulty to get them, according to humidity and temperature.

  12. Posted June 13, 2022 at 23:52 | Permalink | Reply

  13. Stefix1
    Posted June 27, 2022 at 17:09 | Permalink | Reply

    did anyone know survivalcraft 2 has controller support? dunno about survivalcraft 1 but i used a controller to play with a friend on my pc!

  14. Stefix1
    Posted July 2, 2022 at 20:06 | Permalink | Reply

    Also there should be a suggestions button, you could write a suggestion and get it sent to somewhere where kaalus (you if kaalus is reading this) can read it, like his email if he has one. And of course there should be a warning to not suggest online multiplayer above where you write your suggestion. I have 2 suggestions: Because there is controller support, why dont you put the game on consoles? like ps5 or xbox (I know this would be really hard and you would have to remove some features like infinite world generation, but it could make the game more popular and more fun) And also settings for continent worlds such as how you get to choose the roughness of the shore on a flat continet/island world.

    • Posted July 3, 2022 at 03:43 | Permalink | Reply

      There is a suggestions page on the old forum, but as far as I know kaalus hasn’t looked at it in years if ever.

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