Continuum Shaders for Minecraft 1.12.2: The Most Comprehensive and Graphically Advanced Shaderpack Yet

The Continuum Shaders for Minecraft 1.12.2 are the most comprehensive and graphically advanced shaderpack yet. Created by dotModded with exclusive permission from Cody Darr, the original author of SEUS, this pack builds on the work of its predecessor to create an even more stunning visual experience in Minecraft. Continuum is a standalone shader that doesn't require any other software or add-ons to function - you don't need the original SEUS pack to make it work. So if you're looking for a shader that pushes Minecraft to its limits, Continuum is the one for you!

Because the Continuum Shaderpack is based on the original SEUS pack, players who have used the latter will see some similarities in this, the former. With realistic clouds, a gradient of color and light across the sky and realistic shadows that move along with the sun, most of the lighting effects here are top notch. However, there is just one little problem, which isn’t really a problem at all. To get full function from the Continuum Shaderpack, you’ll need to have the Shaders Mod installed and working on your PC beforehand. This mod, by karyonix, is an integral part that makes many high-end shaders work.


Getting to the requirements, this is not one of those Lite shader mods that will sort of work with integrated graphics. Unless you’re using a GPU, and a decent one at that, you should probably steer clear of the Continuum Shaderpack. Even a 980TI only got a middling 30-40 FPS when running Minecraft at 1080p resolution on the maximum graphics settings with this shader pack installed. Weaker graphics cards produce less impressive results. Thankfully there is a Lite version of Continuum Shaderpack that allows those with weaker PCs to enjoy the fine lighting and shadow effects found here.


Since the Continuum Shaders for Minecraft won’t even work with cards at or below the 500 series mark, even players with mid-level PCs may run into some issues when trying to use it. It’s a shame when something that looks so good is also so difficult to access, but that’s the price to pay for getting great lighting and shading effects in Minecraft. Better graphics tend to demand more resources, and this pack definitely does that. If you’ve got the rig to support it, this pack is definitely recommended. If you don’t though, you’d be better off looking for some lighter shader packs that aren’t so demanding.


  • Requires Forge
  • Requires GLSL Shaders Mod
  • Requires Optifine

How to install Continuum Shaders?

  1. The first step is to download and install the GLSL Shaders Mod on your Minecraft client!
  2. Now go to:
    • Windows => %appdata%\.minecraft
    • Mac OS X => ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft
    • Linux => ~/.minecraft
  3. Search for the “shaderpacks” folder.
  4. Move the downloaded .zip into the shaderpacks folder.
  5. Now you can select shader in-game from Options/Shaders!
  6. That was all!

Download Links for Continuum Shaders

Continuum Shaders Mod