nvidia’s-new-modding-tools-will-add-ray-tracing-to-almost-anything,-even-morrowind

Hear that? That’s the sound of modders applauding in unison as a result of their jobs simply acquired a bit simpler. Nvidia introduced RTX Remix, a free modding platform that lets shortly create RTX mods for “classic games” similar to Portal and The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. This permits for a extra simple strategy to seize and mod content material that takes benefit of all of the Nvidia RTX goodness.

Morrowind with RTX REMix

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It allows you to import game property into the RTX Remix on the contact of the button (in suitable video games) and converts the property into generally used USD (Universal Scene Description). This lets these property simply be modified or changed utilizing apps like Unreal Engine, Blender, Nvidia’s personal Omniverse apps. According to the weblog submit, Remix makes it “easy to remaster supported DirectX 8 and DirectX 9 games with fixed function graphics pipelines.”

Or, because the CEO of Nvidia, Jen-Hsun Huang, put it, “Start the game, and capture the game into USD, which is loaded into Omniverse.” This makes one of the complicated elements of the modding course of, the capturing of property, an entire lot simpler. 

During the GeForce Beyond broadcast, we noticed RTX Remix work its magic on Morrowind to up-res textures and property. It additionally added AI-enhanced ray tracing, and textures to the 20-year-old RPG, primarily making it appear to be a model new game. 

The most fun half is that RTX Remix mods can simply be exported and shared with different gamers on-line. All the mods will benefit from Nvidia’s Reflex and upcoming DLSS 3 tech. Nvidia additionally claims that RTX Remix will work with current game mods from standard mod websites like Nexus Mods, enhancing that content material as effectively. 

The RTX Remix Runtime editor packaged in each RTX mod will give modders the power to spotlight adjustments to any property making it simpler to diagnose issues and for mod groups to evaluation in-progress mods earlier than going dwell. 

And if that wasn’t cool sufficient information, Portal with RTX on was introduced in the course of the presentation. It’s a Portal fully re-made utilizing RTX Remix. Both Portal with RTX DLC and RTX Remix shall be coming quickly. Modders can join info and updates right here.