Read on to find out what we got up to in April.

Focal Engine, Continuum 2.1 Build 13 and Continuum RT

It’s no secret that Continuum 2.1 Beta / Build 13 hasn’t yet arrived. None of us are happy about that fact, especially not me. Unfortunately, I cannot do anything more to speed up the process, and I can only update you all on the current status of Focal and Build 13. So let’s get into it.

First, Focal Engine. It is now the main blocker for our release of Continuum 2.1 Build 13. The new 1.17 version is currently causing some problems with Continuum RT that we have yet to sort out, and the 1.18 version still needs to be updated to the latest version of Optifine before release (hopefully that’s the last issue we encounter there). Unfortunately, the devs responsible for this work are facing some personal / life issues, thus the delay. Again, not happy about it, but it is what it is, and I would rather be transparent with you all about it, or at least as transparent as I can be with such things.

Second, Continuum 2.1 Build 13; truth be told, if Focal was ready, we could release it now. Since it isn’t though, and we have devs that aren’t capable of the needed tasks for Focal waiting around, we’ve been making some small additional improvements to Build 13 since we have the time. Some notable ones this month are tweaks to our rainy weather, including:

  • improved rough waves on water during rainfall
  • user adjustable setting for the height of waves
  • improved look of raindrop ripples in puddles/on water
  • user adjustable settings for the size, speed, and amount of ripples

We will likely continue making small improvements and enhancements like this while Focal’s updates are buttoned up.

Last but not least, RT. Truth be told, we don’t have much to share on this front. That being said, we may be pushing another build in the coming months with some more quality of life fixes and improvements, while work continues on the Vulkan version of Focal in the background. Sadly, that’s the most I can really share right now. Per usual, we completely understand if anyone does not want to continue their subscriptions during this time, and we thank all of your for your support.

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We added most of the Copper blocks this month, as well as an additional flower, the Lilac.

Per usual, you can find the full details about all of these changes, and some screenshots below.

Stratum Build 25 Changelog


  • Copper block
  • Exposed Copper block
  • Weathered Copper block
  • Oxidized Copper block
  • Cut Copper block
  • Cut Exposed Copper block
  • Cut Weathered Copper block
  • Cut Copper stairs
  • Cut Exposed Copper stairs
  • Cut Weathered Copper stairs
  • Cut Oxidized Copper stairs
  • Cut Copper slab
  • Cut Exposed Copper slab
  • Cut Weathered Copper slab
  • Cut Oxidized Copper Slab
  • Lilac


  • No notable tweaks in this update

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Again, thank you all for your patience and support. We hope to see you again next month.