Game Mods are the bread and butter for many casual gamers, but there are still limitations in that area. Even though millions of modders around the globe bring out staggering billions of mods yearly, it is impossible to mod every game.
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These mods enhance the graphics with the latest faster GPUs and bring additional content to the game, giving it another life. Not only that, but they also attract a vast audience to the platform and are considered vital to many people.
We said earlier that not all games can be modded, and that limitation appears mostly with classic games, as the files are harder to access, and we don’t have many official modding tools. This can stunt a creative mind’s growth, but it seems like that may not be the case anymore.
NVIDIA RTX Remix
NVIDIA has brought their very own free-to-use modding platform, and it is built on the NVIDIA Omniverse. It allows us to not only mod various things in the game using the vast library of tools but also enables RTX, with NVIDIA DLSS 3 and NVIDIA Reflex.
Adding true ray tracing brings unbearable barriers, and even then, many classic games don’t support ray tracing, as they are 32-bit and use a maximum of 3GB RAM. It is not even close to being enough for high-res, enhanced assets and, therefore, cannot use ray tracing. It is next to impossible if you don’t have the source code.
NVIDIA RTX Remix breaks that barrier of impossibility and has opened a portal to countless possibilities. It will launch soon and can help remaster DirectX8 and DirectX9 games with fixed function graphics pipelines.
NVIDIA was working on three other RTX Remasters; Batman: Arkham Knight, BioShock, and Mirror’s Edge. Perhaps due to some limitations, we still haven’t heard of them.
NVIDIA RTX Remix offers a lot of things but still has massive room for growth.
Once RTX Remix supports DirectX10 and above, Batman: Arkham Knight, BioShock, and Mirror’s Edge may be the first to come out.
Portal RTX Remaster
Recently, NVIDIA posted a video showing Portal with RTX, and it convinced many gamers that maybe the next era of gaming is truly here.
Three Games They Were Working On
Portal RTX Remaster was a surprise because we previously had a leak, which showed something we did not understand then. Thanks to the team at TopTierList, we caught these games hiding in plain sight, and they revealed that NVIDIA might have planned on working on them before, but due to RTX Remix supporting only DirectX8 and DirectX9, it wasn’t possible.
It may be hard to look through the long list to find these, so worry not; we have them above just for you. It is the list of all the GeForce Games that do not have a Steam AppID. Note that this data is unrelated to SteamDB and comes from GeForce.com graphql.
We know from the description of the unlisted YouTube video that the new games modded through RTX Remix have the ‘RTX Remaster’ as their title. If we look at the titles from the list, these three appear to be the games that should have also been remastered.
However, due to the limitations of the RTX Remix at the time, they may have decided to go with Portal RTX Remaster, which is suspiciously not on this list. As for BioShock, 2K may not have liked the idea of giving RTX Remasters for free.
We don’t know the specifics, but these games might be the ones they will work on to stretch the limits of RTX Remix. The technology is still new, and it needs time to reach absolute perfection; when it does, we will be able to enjoy a vast array of RTX Remastered games.
NVIDIA was working on some exciting titles, but they found the limitations of RTX Remix on the way. Perhaps they will go back to these later when it is more updated. So, we may have to wait a while to see these remasters come to fruition. Until then, what other games do you think will be excellent with the RTX Remix, and why? Let us know your thoughts below, and we will get back to you!