Do you hear that? It’s the sound of modders clapping in unison because their job just got easier. Nvidia has announced RTX Remix, a free modding platform that allows you to quickly create RTX mods for “classic games” like Portal and The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. This allows for an easier way to capture and modify content that takes advantage of all the goodness of Nvidia RTX.
It allows importing game assets into the RTX Remix with the push of a button (in compatible games) and converts the assets into commonly used USD (Universal Scene Description). This allows those assets to be easily modified or replaced using applications such as Unreal Engine, Blender, or Nvidia’s own Omniverse applications. According to the blog post (opens in a new tab)Remix makes it “easy to remaster DirectX 8 and DirectX 9 compatible games with fixed-function graphics pipelines.”
Or, as Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang put it, “Launch the game, and capture the game in USD, which loads into Omniverse.” This makes one of the most complex parts of the modding process, asset capture, much easier.
During the GeForce Beyond stream, we saw RTX Remix work its magic on Morrowind to increase the resolution of textures and assets. It also added AI-enhanced ray tracing and textures to the 20-year-old RPG, making it feel like a new game.
The most exciting thing is that RTX Remix mods can be easily exported and shared with other players online. All mods will take advantage of Nvidia’s Reflex technology and the upcoming DLSS 3. Nvidia also claims that RTX Remix will work with existing game mods from popular mod sites like Nexus Mods, enhancing that content as well.
The RTX Remix Runtime editor included in all RTX mods will allow modders to highlight changes made to any asset, making it easier to diagnose issues and allowing modding teams to review ongoing mods before going live.
And if that wasn’t news enough, Portal with RTX was announced during the presentation. This is a completely redone Portal with RTX Remix. Both Portal with RTX DLC and RTX Remix are coming soon. Modders can sign up for information and updates here (opens in a new tab).