Quake 1 Is Now Ray Traced!
A modder has written a source port of Quake which enables path tracing. It looks gorgeous, especially in motion.
Announcement trailer with gameplay: https://youtu.be/8mHn96yD3uY?t=26 (starts at about 30s)
The modder, sultim-t has been working on a port of Half Life 1 to path tracing, but put that on hold and instead released the Quake mod. Installation seems really simple, and it works whether you have the original 1996 release or the recent Steam re-release. Word is more complex Quake mods like Arcane Dimensions don't yet work when path traced, but time and tweaks will tell.
Screenshots: Skybox colours flood the rooms below: https://i.imgur.com/zheu4z9.jpg
E1M1 takes on a new look: https://i.imgur.com/JO3rzsA.jpg
(from RintrahXBromion on the ResetEra forums)
Download the mod on Github: https://github.com/sultim-t/vkquake-rt/releases/tag/1.20.2-rt1.0.1
I can't actually run the mod, because I don't have an RTX-capable card. But this looks so cool I had to tell you all.
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