The world of computer games has already given birth to a multitude of top-notch mods. The modding scene is as old as computer games themselves. So why is NVIDIA RTX Remix such big news?
Even though many have managed to implement successful mods, in some cases, it was certainly not easy. Because accessing game files can turn out to be extremely complicated and the tools provided can be difficult to use. This should now change with the new tool from NVIDIA, which is supposed to enable an automatic overhaul in terms of graphics. With this, the manufacturer also proves once more that it has a lot more to offer besides the big announcement of the GeForce RTX 40 series.
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RTX Remix: The ultimate AI Game Remaster Tool
NVIDIA has set itself the goal of making it possible and, at the same time, easier to improve the graphics in games in any case. RTX Remix is able to equip even outdated classic games with modern graphics. Thus, titles can be remastered in a relatively short time, which has already been done in the past years with well-known games like Doom or Minecraft. These could be additionally equipped with ray tracing and modern lighting methods.
Along with the official announcement of its AI Game Remaster tool, NVIDIA also presented Portal Remix; a complete graphics remaster of Valve’s well-known puzzle platformer, which demonstrates the potential of its new tool. However, NVIDIA also emphasized at the same time that the software was made for the gaming community, and they do not plan to implement more complete remakes of titles.
The science behind RTX Remix
With the help of deep learning and AI tools, it is possible to take a snapshot in any environment or scene in a game and convert it into a modern graphical form with RTX lighting, objects, and modern textures.
In Remix, you can then preview the scene and adjust it as you wish. In fact, Remix uses a user-controlled D3D9 runtime that reads the game’s rendering methods and provides suitable but graphically enhanced assets for the scene. After that, the assets are available as objects for further processing in RTX Remix, but can also be further processed in other Omniverse-compatible programs such as 3DS Max or Blender. This also allows for collaborative work on the assets and can even be played back live in sync in the Remix viewport.
Requirements for Automatic Overhaul of Games
For RTX Remix to work, the game title must have a fixed-function pipeline and run on DirectX 8 or 9. In general, the Remaster tool is designed for 3D games, requires API’s and needs to meet their requirements.
An RTX graphics processor is also required. But this does not have to be exclusive to the NVIDIA RTX lineup. You can play Remix Mods on any hardware that can run Vulkan games with ray tracing.
Get it for free
Classic games should be significantly easier to mod in the future, and the almost automatic overhaul of dusty games a breeze. NVIDIA promises that this will even be possible without great knowledge and the GPU manufacturer wants to offer its AI Game Remaster Tool for free to download in the near future. We are curious about what future Mods this will bring and keep you up to date.
Are you a fan of game mods? What do you expect from the new AI Game Remaster Tool from NVIDIA? Feel free to let us know in the comments below.