GIVEAWAY: Patriot Viper Xtreme 5 DDR5, Viper Venom DDR5, and VP4300 2TB SSD

NVIDIA RTX Remix Runtime is available now to bring ray tracing to classic games

NVIDIA has released the RTX Remix runtime as open source on GitHub opening the door for modders to bring ray tracing to classic PC games.

NVIDIA RTX Remix Runtime is available now to bring ray tracing to classic games
1 minute & 29 seconds read time

RTX Remix is a groundbreaking modding tool developed by NVIDIA that allows budding developers and modders to remaster DirectX 8 and 9 games with path tracing, DLSS, new assets, and even the ability to use AI to enhance existing textures.

The technology was used to develop the incredible Portal with RTX that brought path tracing and new visuals to Valve's classic game. Today NVIDIA is releasing the RTX Remix runtime as open source on GitHub, with an RTX Remix creator toolkit expected to hit Early Access soon.

"Our main goal is to expand game compatibility and extend the features of Remix in collaboration with the community," writes NVIDIA. "In keeping with that aim, NVIDIA will accept pull requests on Github for code submissions from the community, provide feedback, and help advance code until it is mature enough to be merged into the official RTX Remix runtime."

Going open source is the right move, leading to more classic PC games getting the RTX treatment. NVIDIA notes that with access to the source code, modders can do things like render realistic fluid and volumetric smoke effects, add animated lights, replace character meshes, incorporate VR support, and more.

NVIDIA RTX Remix Runtime, image credit: NVIDIA.

NVIDIA RTX Remix Runtime, image credit: NVIDIA.

Taking a look at some of the most popular DirectX 8 games, and we can't wait to see what's possible. Games like Deus Ex, Far Cry, and Thief.

And NVIDIA engineers have joined the RTX Remix Showcase Discord server to answer development questions about RTX Remix. There are also starter guides and documentation for modders to check out.

"Modding is all about community, and providing an open-source RTX Remix runtime will help empower mod developers to expand Remix compatibility to even more classic PC games," adds NVIDIA. "We look forward to seeing how creators usher in this new era of modding with RTX Remix."

Buy at Amazon

ASUS TUF GeForce RTX 4090 OC Edition Gaming Graphics Card

TodayYesterday7 days ago30 days ago
* Prices last scanned on 5/28/2023 at 4:12 pm CDT - prices may not be accurate, click links above for the latest price. We may earn an affiliate commission.

Kosta might be a relatively new member of TweakTown, but he’s a veteran gaming journalist that cut his teeth on well-respected Aussie publications like PC PowerPlay and HYPER back when articles were printed on paper. A lifelong gamer since the 8-bit Nintendo era, it was the CD-ROM-powered 90s that cemented his love for all things games and technology. From point-and-click adventure games to RTS games with full-motion video cut-scenes and FPS titles referred to as Doom clones. Genres he still loves to this day. Kosta is also a musician, releasing dreamy electronic jams under the name Kbit.

Newsletter Subscription

Related Tags

Newsletter Subscription
Latest News
View More News
Latest Reviews
View More Reviews
Latest Articles
View More Articles