Mods can make games even more fun and exciting. NVIDIA has now made it easy to add modern features like ray tracing to classic games. Using NVIDIA’s RTX Remix , modders can completely update the visuals of decades-old games.
NVIDIA has unveiled RTX Remix, a platform that helps modders remake games and add ray tracing functionality to DirectX 8 and 9 games. Using this tool, modders can greatly improve the textures and lighting effects of older games. Classic games can also benefit from NVIDIA DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling).
Built using NVIDIA RTX Remix, the game mod will essentially replace the game’s original API with the 64-bit Vulkan renderer. Modders can easily export their RTX Remix mods to files and then drag and drop them into the game directory along with the executable. NVIDIA assures that these new RTX mods should not conflict with Nexus Mods or other sites.
NVIDIA RTX Remix will rework game assets that support fixed-function graphics pipelines . Specifically, the platform will intercept draw calls, reinterpret game assets, and convert them into a Universal Scene Description (USD). NVIDIA says these newly converted assets should work with popular game development applications such as Adobe Substance 3D Painter, Autodesk Maya, 3ds Max, Blender, SideFX Houdini, and Unreal Engine.
Decade-old games typically lack many of the components and data required for ray tracing. NVIDIA RTX Remix allows users to add features such as physically based render materials, normal maps, and increased geometric detail. These additional components are able to “react” to artificial lighting conditions in the game. Modders can also add a few extra lighting effects or tweak existing data to add ray-traced shadows, ambient shading, reflections, and global illumination. Needless to say, the NVIDIA RTX Remix tool uses a lot of artificial intelligence (AI).