Continuum Shaders 1.14.4 is a professional level shader pack that brings Minecraft into the world of triple A gaming graphics. Keep reading to find out how the pack continues (hah) to be one of the best shaders around.
What is Continuum Shaders 1.14.4?
Continuum Shaders is a pack that produces extremely realistic, professional and high quality graphic effects to Minecraft. It’s a gorgeous pack, that pulls no punches in creating an awe-inspiring Minecraft experience, and has become the go-to shader pack for showing off what the game can look like.
How does Continuum Shaders 1.14.4 work?
The latest version of Continuum (2.0) is much more customizable than its predecessors. Offering a full range of settings to change and alter to your heart’s content, the most current version of Continuum is more powerful and more versatile than ever. With Continuum installed, trees sway peacefully in the wind, lakes lap calmy along watersides, and rain and snowfall look far more dynamic and true to life. The lighting is excellent and produces a very cinematic feeling. You’ll get true, physics-based lighting as well as a simulated camera system to produce cinematography that matches the quality of triple A games and films.
Since version 1.3, Continuum has also been recreated completely from scratch. The creative team specify that realism and high quality was priority in the pack’s creation. And, although the shader is one of the most impressive out there, due to its newly reconstructed version, it is well optimised despite the system requirements it needs. The pack proudly supports a plethora of AAA visual effects, including Volumetric clouds and lighting, SSR, PBR, POM, TAA and more. (Not sure what some of those mean? Don’t worry, they look cool, I promise.) The pack also features very impressive functions such as a realistically designed configurable camera system including aperture, shutter speed and more, colour options where players can make their own shaders, as well as L.U.T support.
The additional functions don’t stop there either. You can download a custom made, hyper-realistic, high resolution resource pack that is specially designed with Continuum in mind, and works to make the Continuum experience even more breathtaking.
This shader pack is one of the truly professional shaders and is one of the most, if not the most impressive out there. Continuum even has its own dedicated (and very well made) website where you can learn about the development process and even support the team financially as they continue to develop and improve the shader.
If you’re looking for a pack that will blow your blocky socks off, or simply looking for a pack that can have the biggest impact possible, you’ll find no better than Continuum Shaders 1.14.4.
What are the pros?
✔ One of the best shaders around for quality
✔ In-depth camera functions
✔ Lots of shader settings
What are the cons?
X Very high specifications needed
X May put off players looking for more subtle shaders
X Intimidating to those who aren’t familiar with shader packs
How to install Continuum Shaders 1.14.4
As Continuum is a beast of a shader pack, do make sure your computer has decent specifications before installing, otherwise you might get graphical glitches, low fps or slow downs. If you want to use the Continuum shader pack, that you need a solid CPU and graphics card.
Most shaders require Optifine to run, and this is also the case with Continuum Shaders 1.14.4. To get Optifine, first download it and run the installation executable. This will get Optifine installed to your computer and ready to use in the Minecraft Launcher. To check this has worked, open up the Minecraft Launcher, select the Optifine profile and start Minecraft.
In the extended Optifine settings, locate the shaders folder. This is done easily by going to options>video>shaders and selecting “Shaders Folder”. Your Minecraft shader folder will then open automatically. The last step is to place your downloaded Continuum zip file into the shader folder and select the Continuum shader within the Minecraft shader menu.