Continuum Graphics April 2019 Progress Update

Here we are, another month has passed…what have we been up to?

Those of you that follow us closely likely already know, but for those of you that don’t, or might have missed something…well, we will catch you up here.


Stratum

I’ll start with Stratum, since it’s been the focus of most of our attention lately.

It has had a fair few additions this month, as well as a lot of miscellaneous tweaks and fixes. You might have seen many of the additions on our Social Media already, but I’ll go over them here again for those that haven’t, or for those that would like to see them all in one place.

Tweaked/fixed

  • Iron block improvements

  • Fixed Grass Normals

  • Improved Grass Texture

  • Fixed Leaf Block model issues, in hand, in UI and when dropped

  • Improved Stone tiling

  • Tweaked Grass Side

Added

  • Bedrock

  • Gravel

  • Oak Planks; this texture also applies to:

  • Oak Stairs

  • Oak Slabs

  • Oak Fence

You can view the more detailed commit history here.

Here’s some screenshots of these additions and tweaks, taken in game with Continuum 2.0.2 (click to enlarge)


Continuum 2.1, Legacy, and yes, RT

Between tax season, and some personal troubles, DotModded hasn’t had a whole lot of time to work on the current blockers for the Continuum Base. That said, taxes are almost done, and he is in much better spirits! He should be getting back into the swing of things soon. This means that with any luck, the last 12.5% of performance we want to squeeze out of the Base will be found, and we can begin to build out Continuum 2.1 on top of it. Once we do, we will push the first Alpha release, something I know a lot of you have been looking forward to.

Once the Base is done, work on Legacy, the fully updated and cleaned up version of 1.3, will commence. Robo and Jake are particularly excited to get started on it, and we will share more news about it when we have it, but rest assured, we have not forgotten about it.

And last but not least, RT…Continuum RT will also be built upon the same Base as 2.1 and Legacy, and work on it is scheduled to resume shortly after. Dot is very excited to get to work on this, and we know a lot of you guy are very excited to see it, so we will share more info as soon as we can.


Discord Community

Some interesting things happened in our Discord Community Server this month. We hosted our second Continuum Screenshot Contest to celebrate reaching 2000 members. We got a lot of great submissions, but Karrasko managed to get the most votes and take the 1st place spot, with Jman and ET-Gamer taking 2nd and 3rd respectively. We would like to thank everyone for their participation and we look forward to doing it again!

Here’s a little gallery of the winning submissions, in order from 1st to 3rd:

We also had a Discord exclusive discount code for a few days this month, just to give back to our community there a bit. If you don’t want to miss future contests or potential discount codes, or just want to join our Discord community, you’re more than welcome to join us. Here’s the invite link.


Before we go…

We wanted to mention, and thank Ultimate Immersion for his terrific video showcasing both Continuum and Stratum! You can check it out below and maybe give him a sub :)


With that said, this monthly update is over. we will see you guys again next month.

Thank you for your continued support, we couldn’t do it without you!