As well as the new RTX 40 Series GPUs and DLSS 3 deliver advancements announced by Nvidia today, the company also revealed Nvidia RTX Remix which will make it easier for players to create ray tracing mods for many classic PC games. The catch is that the software, which will be part of Nvidia Omniverse, will only work with certain compatible games.
What games can be modded with Nvidia RTX Remix?
Nvidia RTX Remix will allow players to remaster supported DirectX 8 and DirectX 9 games with fixed function graphics pipelines. This means that games that use earlier DirectX APIs, such as Half-Life, can’t have ray tracing added with the RTX Remix software. The software works by getting a player to capture a scene from a compatible game using a hotkey. This captures the textures, geometry, lighting, and cameras by intercepting the rendering instructions and converting them into an open 3D framework. Here the assets can easily be remastered with Nvidia ray tracing technologies like RTX Direct Illumination, Reservoir Spatio Temporal Importance Resampling Global Illumination, and Real Time Denoisers.
One of the compatible games that can benefit from a ray tracing mod is The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, as Nvidia remastered parts of the game using RTX Remix as seen in the video above. One game that modders won’t have to do themselves, though, is Portal seeing as that game will be getting a Portal with RTX DLC. The DLC will add full ray tracing and DLSS 3 graphics features to the game as a free update that will be released in November. Meanwhile, Nvidia RTX Remix will be released “soon”.
In other news, a former Ubisoft developer has blamed an industry leak for the state of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, something the insider responsible for the leak vehemently denies. Elsewhere, Nintendo will be stopping players from linking their Nintendo accounts to Twitter and Facebook.