Quake II RTX Remaster With Nvidia Real-Time Ray-Tracing Support is now finally available for players to download for free via the Steam store. Quake II RTX is the remastered version of the original 1997 classic Quake II game. Nvidia recently announced that the Quake II RTX will be available for players on Steam for free and it will come with enhanced graphics with Nvidia Ray-Tracing support, improved Global Illumination rendering, with three selectable quality and presets.
Quake II RTX also includes two-bounce GI, multiplayer support, time of day options as well as new weapon models & textures and new dynamic environments (Stroggos surface, and space). Players who will buy the Quake II RTX will get 3 levels from the original shareware distribution.
Quake II RTX Now Comes With the Following Graphics Improvements
- Improved Global Illumination rendering, with three selectable quality, presets, including two-bounce GI
- Multiplayer support
- Time of day options that radically change the appearance of some levels
- New weapon models & textures
- New dynamic environments (Stroggos surface, and space)
- Better physically based atmospheric scattering, including settings for Stroggos sky
- Real-time reflectivity of the player and weapon model on water and glass surfaces, and player model shadows, for owners of the complete game (the original Shareware release does not include player models)
- Improved ray tracing denoising technology
- All 3,000+ original game textures have been updated with a mix of Q2XP mod-pack textures and our own enhancements
- Updated effects with new sprites and particle animations
- Dynamic lighting for items such as blinking lights, signs, switches, elevators and moving objects
- Caustics approximation to improve water lighting effects
- High-quality screenshot mode that makes your screenshots look even better
- Support for the old OpenGL renderer, enabling you to switch between RTX ON and RTX OFF
- Cylindrical projection mode for a wide-angle field of view on widescreen displays
The good thing is that anyone who has the GeForce RTX graphics card, or other capable hardware will be able to experience the first 3 levels of the game for free.
Quake II RTX Remaster With Nvidia Real-Time Ray-Tracing Support is now finally available for players to download for free via the Steam.