After successfully trying to inject RTX Remix (through Portal RTX) into games like Half-Life 2, Max Payne and SWAT 4, modders and enterprising PC gamers are trying to add an RTX Remix renderer to other classics. The last two confirmed to be working are Unreal Tournament 2004 and Restaurant Empire 2.
Unreal Tournament 2004 is one of the best examples of the multiplayer first-person shooter genre that was then based on the arena. Developed by Epic and Digital Extremes, the game received unanimous critical acclaim when it was released in March 2004, as evidenced by its high Metacritic score of 93/100.
YouTuber Aureate Dominus posted a gameplay video showing a UT 2004 enhanced by RTX Remix, which is really cool to see.
Meanwhile, over at ResetEra, user A2Z90 took some photos of the RTX Remix dropped into Restaurant Empire 2, a business simulation game released by Enlight Software in June 2009. According to A2Z90, the RTX Remix renderer works fine but makes navigating the The menus are completely in-game. painful.
As a reminder, this is not the full official tool from NVIDIA, which has not yet been released. As such, all sorts of issues are to be expected, not to mention that textures can’t be resampled with the AI tool or the roughness of the materials can’t be easily adjusted, which means everything looks glossy.
However, that won’t stop curious modders and PC gamers in their attempts to inject RTX Remix into old classics, at least until NVIDIA releases the official tool. Stay tuned for more.