Okay, before we start, you can’t play this version of demise on one pregnancy test or cash register. But no matter who original demise with ray tracing is so cool that I can forgive this one downside.
Announced yesterday on April Fool’s Daythis new visual mod for the original 1993 release demise is no joke. Created by modder sultim-tthis mod adds Real-time path tracing to the PrBoom source port of demise
Install this new ray tracing mod for demise is pretty easy. You’ll need an original Doom.wad file to run this, and considering how old and cheap the game is, you probably already have one around somewhere on your computer. Then just download the mod for PrBoom, a modern one demise source port and you are out of the races. Or should I say… RAY-ces. (I shouldn’t. I’m very sorry I did.)
Sultim-t explained on the mod’s download page that this only works for Nvidia GPUs and they are willing to help someone get this working on Linux.
This isn’t the first time a classic id shooter has been given the ray tracing treatment. In 2019, Nvidia partnered with Id to create quake II RTX,
I really enjoy the way demise and quake Look with fancy real-time lighting. The simple textures and geometries of these classic shooters hold up in 2022, but now improved lighting can enhance the atmosphere of these old-school digital worlds. Doom in particular can look downright scary at times with this new mod.
Of course, as mentioned, you’ll need a decently powerful PC to run these games with ray tracing enabled, as this technology is very resource intensive and requires modern, fairly high end GPUs to even work.