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Continuum Shaders 1.20, 1.19.4 → 1.18.2

DeveloperπŸ‘€dotModded
StyleπŸŒ…Realistic
Support GPUs
Loaders
Performance ImpactMedium
Settings117
Presets πŸ› οΈ Minimum+5
Features Wet Effect+46
CreatedSep 1, 2016
UpdatedJul 10, 2022
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The Continuum Shaders is undoubtedly regarded as an important component of the game itself as one of the greatest shaders ever made available for the most recent versions of Minecraft.

Let’s face it, the gameplay experience won’t be as pleasant without shaders loaded in your Minecraft world and might even be less rewarding and very dull, as the gameplay aesthetics and graphics are substantially enhanced with the use of these shaders. And this is one of the key factors contributing to shaders’ unique status among Minecraft players.

The Continuum Shaders mod is the way to go if you need a shader that is dependable and can suit your needs because it is one of the greatest shader packs currently on the market and is highly well-liked by the Minecraft community.

Your Minecraft world will have even more natural color and lighting effects with the usage of shader packs like the Continuum Shaders, making the surroundings much more attractive and realistic. Although the Continuum Shaders mod differs from other shaders in that it does not overtax your computer’s GPU, better framerates are still achieved as a result.

The Continuum Shaders is the way to go if you need a shader that is dependable and can suit your needs because it is one of the greatest shader packs currently on the market and is highly well-liked by the Minecraft community.

Your Minecraft world will have even more natural color and lighting effects with the usage of shader packs like the Continuum Shaders mod, making the surroundings much more attractive and realistic. Although the Continuum Shaders mod differs from other shaders in that it does not overtax your computer’s GPU, better framerates are still achieved as a result.

Continuum compatible versions:
  • 1.20
  • 1.19.4
  • 1.19.3
  • 1.19.2
  • 1.19.1
  • 1.19
  • 1.18.2
  • 1.18.1
  • 1.18
  • 1.17.1
  • 1.17
  • 1.16.5
  • 1.16.4
  • 1.16.3
  • 1.16.2
  • 1.16.1
  • 1.16
  • 1.15.2
  • 1.15.1
  • 1.15
  • 1.14.4
  • 1.14.3
  • 1.14.2
  • 1.14.1
  • 1.14
  • 1.13.2
  • 1.13.1
  • 1.13
  • 1.12.2
  • 1.12.1
  • 1.12
  • 1.11.2
  • 1.11.1
  • 1.11
  • 1.10.2
  • 1.10.1
  • 1.10
  • 1.9.4
  • 1.9.3
  • 1.9.2
  • 1.9.1
  • 1.9
  • 1.8.9
  • 1.8.8
  • 1.8.7
  • 1.8.6
  • 1.8.5
  • 1.8.4
  • 1.8.3
  • 1.8.2
  • 1.8.1
  • 1.8
  • 1.7.10
  • 1.7.9
  • 1.7.8
  • 1.7.7
  • 1.7.6
  • 1.7.5
  • 1.7.4
  • 1.7.2
  • 1.7
  • 1.6.4
  • 1.6.2

Continuum Shaders β€” Versions

Continuum RT β€” Screenshots

Continuum 2.1 β€” Screenshots

Continuum 2.0 β€” Screenshots

Continuum 1.3 β€” Screenshots

Features

Over 46 new features are available in Continuum Shaders to enhance your gaming experience.

πŸ“Š Performance Impacts

  • None
    No performance decreases
  • Small
    ~5%
  • Medium
    ~10%
  • High
    ~25%
  • Extreme
    +50%

There are 6 profiles pre-built into Continuum Shaders to adjust the level of intensity of these effects.

Profiles

Minimum

Low

Medium

High

Ultra

Cinematic

Aerial Volumetric Light
βŒβŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…
Ambient Quality
βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Cheap AO
βœ…βœ…βŒβŒβŒβŒ
Bloom Quality
βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
2D Clouds
βŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Depth Of Field
βŒβŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…
DoF Quality
βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Quality
βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Lens Flare
βŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Rain Puddles
βŒβŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…
Raytrace Quality
βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Raytrace Accuracy
βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Reflect 2D Clouds
βŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Reflect 3D Clouds
βŒβŒβŒβŒβœ…βœ…
Reflected Clouds Quality
βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Reflected Clouds Lighting Quality
βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Refraction
βŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Shadow Quality
βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Shadow Type
βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Shadow Map Resolution
512102420482048409616384
Specular Quality
βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Parallax
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Filmic Tonemap
βŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Cloud Shadow
βŒβŒβŒβŒβœ…βœ…
Colored Shadows
βŒβŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…
Volumetric Light Quality
βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Volumetric Clouds
βŒβŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…
Direct Quality
βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Volumetric Cloud Quality
βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Cloud Shadows
βŒβŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…
Cloud Shadows Quality
βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Volumetric Light
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Water Parallax
βŒβŒβœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
Indirect Quality
βœ…

How To Install Continuum Shaders

Supported Optifine Recommend β€’ 1.19.1β€”1.8.8
  • Support Forge / Vanilla
  • Extra features
  • Good performance
Supported Focal Engine Optional β€’ 1.19.2β€”1.14.4
  • Support Forge / Fabric
  • Feature greatly expanded
  • RT Hardware Acceleration on RTX GPU’s
Supported GLSL Shaders Discontinued β€’ 1.8β€”1.6.4
  • No modding required Support Forge
  • No modding required Older versions of Minecraft are supported
Optifine Installation Guide

Note

Your device must have Java installed to run the Forge and Optifine installers.

Quick Java Installation Guide
  1. Download Java

    Download the Java installer from the official website here.

  2. Open Installer

    Once you have downloaded the file, run it and click the Install button.

How to install Continuum Shaders with Optifine?

  1. Download Optifine

    Get the latest version of Optifine for your Minecraft version.
    Download Optifine

  2. Install Optifine

    Run the Optifine installer and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

  3. Download Continuum Shaders

    Go to the download section and get shaders zip file. Unzip the file if necessary, as some shader developers may bundle multiple shader versions in one zip file.

    Jump to Download Section

  4. Launch Minecraft

    Start the Minecraft launcher and make sure you have the Optifine profile selected.

  5. In-game Shaders menu

    Go to Options > Video Settings > Shaders to access the shaders menu.

  6. Open shaderpacks folder

    Click on the "Shaders Folder" button to open the folder where shaders are stored, so you can add or remove shaders as desired.

  7. Install Continuum Shaders

    Copy or move the downloaded Continuum shaders zip file into the shaderpacks folder.

  8. Select Continuum Shaders

    Choose Continuum shader pack from the list of available shaders in the options menu.


How to install Continuum Shaders with Forge and Optifine?

Quick Installation Guide
  1. Install Forge

    Obtain the latest version of Forge that is compatible with your Minecraft version.
    Download Minecraft Forge

  2. Launch Minecraft

    Start the Minecraft launcher and select the version of Minecraft you want to install Forge on. Run the game once by clicking on the "Play" button to create necessary files for Forge.

  3. Install Forge Client

    Double-click on the Forge installer jar file and choose "Install Client" in the window that appears.

  4. Install Optifine

    Download the Optifine jar file after Forge is installed. Move the Optifine jar file to the mods folder in the .minecraft directory.
    Download Optifine

  5. Launch Forge Profile

    Launch Minecraft using the "Forge" profile, Optifine will be automatically loaded along with Forge.

  6. Install Chocapic13's Shaders

    Now the installation is the same as from the above Optifine instructions, just follow the steps starting from step 5.

Focal Engine Installation Guide
WIP
GLSL Installation Guide

Warning

Using this Shader loader is only recommended if you are playing on very old versions of Minecraft, such as 1.6.4 or 1.7.10. For the latest versions of Minecraft, please use Optifine or Iris shaders for better performance and support for the latest features.

How to install Continuum Shaders with GLSL Shaders Mod?

  1. Install Forge

    Download the latest version of Forge that is compatible with your Minecraft version.
    Download Minecraft Forge

  2. Launch Minecraft

    Start the Minecraft launcher and select the version of Minecraft you want to install Forge on. Run the game once by clicking on the "Play" button to create the necessary files for Forge.

  3. Install Forge Client

    Double-click on the Forge installer jar file and choose "Install Client" in the window that appears.

  4. Install GLSL Shaders Mod

    Download the GLSL jar file after Forge is installed. Move the GLSL jar file to the mods folder in the .minecraft directory.
    Download GLSL Shaders

  5. Launch Forge Profile

    Launch Minecraft using the "Forge" profile, and GLSL Shaders will be automatically loaded along with Forge.

  6. In-game Shaders menu

    Go to Options > Shaders to access the shaders menu.

  7. Open shaderpacks folder

    Click on the "Open shaderpacks folder" button to open the folder where shaders are stored.

  8. Install Continuum Shaders

    Copy or move the downloaded shaders zip file into the shaderpacks folder.

  9. Select Continuum Shaders

    Choose Continuum shader pack from the list of available shaders in the options menu.


System Requirements

Continuum RT Alpha

Continuum RT is quite performance intensive and is also very early Alpha; as such, requirements are fairly high, performance may be highly variable, and there will be missing features and bugs.

Minimum:

  • CPU: Nearly any Dual core CPU from intel/AMD made in the last 5-7 years
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or equivalent / AMD RX 580* or equivalent
  • RAM: 4GB
  • OS: Windows 7, 64-bit or later (MacOS not supported at this time)

Recommended:

  • CPU: Quad-core CPU from Intel/AMD from the last 4-5 years or better
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 / RTX 2070 or AMD RX 5700* or better
  • RAM: 8GB or more
  • OS: Windows 10, 64-bit

Software Requirements:

  • RT Builds 1-12 have software requirements, including MC 1.14.4, Optifine F5, 1x shadow quality setting (no lower or higher), and a relatively new graphics driver version.
  • RT Builds 13 and higher require the latest version of our Focal Engine and all of its dependent mods, 1x shadow quality setting (no lower or higher), and a relatively new graphics driver version.
Continuum 2.1 Beta

2.1, in general, is more optimized than 2.0, but it includes more advanced effects (and generally more of them).

Minimum:

  • CPU: Nearly any Dual core CPU from intel/AMD made in the last 5-7 years
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 / AMD Radeon R9 280X*
  • RAM: 4GB
  • OS: Windows 7, 64-bit or later (MacOS not supported at this time)

Recommended:

  • CPU: Quad-core CPU from Intel/AMD from the last 4-5 years or better
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660/1060 / AMD Radeon RX 580* or better
  • RAM: 8GB or more
  • OS: Windows 10, 64-bit

Software Requirements:

  • Continuum 2.1 Builds 1-12 require Optifine F2 Pre 3 or later.
  • Builds 13 and higher require Focal Engine v1.0.5 or later, all of its dependent mods, and a relatively new graphics driver version.

Known Issues:

  • In rare cases, resizing the game window can cause minor shader artifacts. If these occur, press F3 and R simultaneously to reload the shader.
Continuum 2.0

Minimum:

  • CPU: Nearly any Dual core CPU from intel/AMD made in the last 5-7 years
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 750Ti/ AMD Radeon R7 270X
  • RAM: 4GB
  • OS: Windows 7, 64 bit or later (MacOS not supported at this time)

Recommended:

  • CPU: Quad core CPU from Intel/AMD from the last 4-5 years or better
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660/1060 / AMD Radeon RX 580 or better
  • RAM: 8GB or more
  • OS: Windows 10, 64-bit

πŸ“₯ Continuum Shaders β€” Download

Something You Should Know

  • Our links are only from the official developer, so you can be sure they are secure.
  • No modifications or edits are made to the files.
  • πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» dotModded is the creator of Continuum Shaders

πŸ”„ Update Logs

v2.0.5

Build Date: 7/10/2022

  • Hotfixed – Underground Shadow Fix bug corrected and minor Lava texture issue.
  • Fixed – TAA (Temporal Anti Aliasing) on modern graphics cards.
  • Fixed Nether and End dimension issues preventing players from seeing with the shader enabled.
  • Fixed Bloom was breaking the shader when it was disabled in shader options.
  • Added the underground light leak mitigation from Continuum 2.1, enabled by default.
  • Enabled the default LUT by default for a more universally pleasing out-of-the-box experience.
  • Reworked water’s visual style. It is now smoother, less repetitive, and in our opinion, more visually pleasing (thanks to Mythical for most of this one).
  • Fixed the β€˜Cinematic’ preset settings β€˜stickiness’ issue, which caused some settings to be stuck on Cinematic after the preset was used, even after changing to another preset, such as Low, Medium, High, etc.
v2.0.4

Build Date 6/16/2021

  • Added French Language file (thanks to Raphoulfifou for the translation!)

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To properly run this shaders, you need some high specs pc, And this requires Forge and Optifine in order to run the shaders. To install shaders:
1. Download on Continuum Site.
2. Find the zip file but dont extract it.
3. Drag the zip file on the shadersfolder.
4. Run Minecraft
5. Click settings and videosettings.
6.Click on shaders
7. Click on the Shaders you’ve dragged to the folder of shadersfolder.
8. If you are on low end pc, set the options into the lowest options as possible. or, Just click the performance to low.