Nvidia today announced that a portion of its open-source RTX modding platform is now available for free download. The RTX Remix Runtime will enable modders to quickly jump into classic DirectX 8/DirectX 9 PC games. This will allow them add modern lighting and textures to existing assets, saving a lot of time.
The RTX Remix runtime allows a modder to capture a scene and replace assets in real time. It also “injects RTX technology” such as path tracing and DLSS 3. Nvidia Reflex and AI-enhanced texture into a game. The remastered assets are then exported to Nvidia’s Omniverse and Unreal Engine apps.
You can see all the capabilities of Remix Runtime. Here (opens new tab). Other things you can do are: Add VR support, modify camera positions to turn a first person game into an isometric, or “modernize” the fluid simulation to render smoke/fire with realistic volumetrics. This is dev talk for “cooler fire and smoke effects.”
Nvidia claims that the RTX Remix Toolkit “allows modders assign new assets, lights, and AI tools within their remastered scenes and rebuilds the appearance of any asset.” Although the toolkit is not yet available, it will be soon.
The video above shows how it works with a game such as The Elder Scrolls 3 Morrowind. It looks almost like a brand new game. RTX Remix was able to pull all of the assets from the dining room, and then add them back in with pristine lighting, AI-enhanced texture, and a push of a button.
All the new enhancements have been released Portal With RTX The RTX Remix runtime was used to give the game a new look. Nvidia stated that these tools would make modding easier for the average gamer.
You can download the RTX Remix source code runtime on GitHub Get started today. Nvidia created a website to help you get your RTX Remix Mod project off the ground. Discord server Remix engineers can be reached for advice.
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