Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 looks awesome with this path tracing mod

New mod adds path tracing to Rollercoaster Tycoon 3

A modder called “Hemry” has released a new mod for Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 that adds Full ray tracing/path tracing to the game. Rollercoster Tycoon 3 is the first game in the series to be fully 3d, allowing the game to be enhanced using Nvidia’s RTX Remix technology.

Despite being a game from 2004, Nvidia’s RTX Remix technology has managed to give the part construction and management sim a serious makeover. This is especially true when player zoom in to see their parks close up. With realistic lighting, the game is transformed, showcasing the difference that modern game lighting alone can make.

The images used in this article come from Jacob Freeman, Nvidia’s GeForce Evangelist. The full mod is currently available from Nvidia’s RTX Remix discord server.

While this RTX Remix mod is impressive, it only scratches the surface of what Nvidia’s RTX Remix technology can do. Nvidia’s RTX Remix tech can also be used to replace the assets of classic games with newer, more detailed assets. Gamers can also use Nvidia’s tech to replace textures with PBO (Physically Based Material) properties. These techniques are what Nvidia used to create Portal with RTX.

Below we can see how Rollercoaster Tycoon’s tunnels and indoor areas are transformed using path-traced lighting. This section of a water-based rise id now suitably dark, and we can even see how light reflects of the water to illuminate the room’s ceiling.

This year, we have seen many games get receive the RTX Remix treatment. Need for Speed Most Wanted and Need for Speed Rivals, and Deus Ex now have RTX Remix mods. An RTX Remix mod is also available for Tomb Raider.

You can join the discussion on Rollercoaster Tycoon 3’s RTX Remix mod on the OC3D Forums.

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