Some mods will make no sense to a player who hasn’t in the past tried the source materials the mod was based upon. For instance, the Continuum Shader mod is actually an addition for another mod, Cody Darr’s Shaderpack, or SEUS. If you haven’t tried SEUS before, you probably won’t understand Continnum shaders, but besides that, Continuum won’t do anything for you. This add-on improves some features of the original shader mod, and it also increases the demands on your computer and its resources when it comes to rendering graphics and creating the light and shadow effects.
Basically, the Continuum Shaderpack mod just sharpens up some of the lighting effects found in SEUS. Because it was made specifically to work with SEUS, using this mod with any other shaderpack won’t yield any positive results. In fact, this may lead to unwanted performance issues, game crashes and the like. So, if you’re going to use Continuum, make sure you have the right shader pack as a base. Because of the demands of this mod, even the best computers available today will struggle to render Minecraft with a steady 60+ FPS. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible, but it will take some work.
We’re talking about using multiple, powerful graphics cards to render all the lighting effects, that kind of work. Some people might say this is taking shaders a little too far, that Minecraft was inherently supposed to be a simple game and by complicating things like this, you lose a little bit of that simple joy. Others, like those who would actually download and use the Continuum Shader mod, want to get as much as they possibly can out of their favorite voxel-based game. Whether you have a computer than can support it or not, this is definitely one of the best shader packs and mods for Minecraft today.
How to install Continuum Shader Mod?
- First, download and install the GLSL Shaders Mod.
- Download the Continuum Shader from the Downloads section below.
- After download the .zip, simple copy into .minecraft/shaderpacks folder.
- Open the game and go to Options/Shaders and select you favorite shader!