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First post, by Jo22

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Hi everyone,

Just saw another interesting article at hackaday.com that may interest you.

https://hackaday.com/2022/04/18/ray-traced-do … -really-shines/

Raytracing sure is fascinating, I think.
It also has a CRT filter, if I understood the comments correctly.

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Reply 1 of 28, by gedbag

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These raytracing ports of old games are the one thing that really make me want to have a modern powerful gaming PC. It's pretty cool how well it works, even in Doom, which lacks actual dynamic lighting so the modders had to assign a bunch of lighting properties to objects in the world.

I'm looking forward to Half-Life with raytracing the most. That one just looks insane.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsteDE8h6jc

Finally accurate reflections on the Colt! 😁

Reply 2 of 28, by The Serpent Rider

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One of examples when ray-tracing is not a good idea at all, because Doom lighting model was too simplistic. Half-Life should be looking fine though, because original baked lightmaps were already simulating realistic lighting.

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Reply 3 of 28, by badmojo

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The Serpent Rider wrote on 2022-04-20, 02:37:

Doom lighting model was too simplistic.

Which is why a flashlight is included, and it's an awesome addition! If the author can fix a few remaining annoyances then this will be my preferred way to play DOOM going forward.

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Reply 4 of 28, by The Serpent Rider

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badmojo wrote:

Which is why a flashlight is included

Basically that's fixing problem with duct tape.

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Reply 7 of 28, by VileR

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It may be interesting as a tech demo, but on the visual side it doesn't look like something I'd actually want to play. A bit like ZdoomGL/GZDoom with just the annoying visual distractions turned up to 11.

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Reply 9 of 28, by VileR

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FioGermi wrote on 2022-04-20, 08:09:

I often joke about how Raytracing sometimes comes down to making an entire game's floors all shiny, reflective and wet.

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Reply 10 of 28, by The Serpent Rider

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the plumber is always the first to go

Mario 64 RTX. Now shiny and wet!

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Reply 11 of 28, by Sombrero

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FioGermi wrote on 2022-04-20, 08:09:

I often joke about how Raytracing sometimes comes down to making an entire game's floors all shiny, reflective and wet.

Everything casts a reflection. 🤣

When pixel shaders became a thing even dirt roads started to look like they had a glass coating. When the original HDR became a thing you needed to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes with some games. Et cetera. I wonder has there been a new graphical gimmic that hasn't immediately been cranked to the max without any notion to subtlety.

That said, as someone who prefers JDoom (without the 3D models of course, because sheesh) over other source ports, I might actually like this. Ain't buying a RTX card just for this though 😀

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Reply 13 of 28, by DosFreak

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Was finally able to pick up a 3080 last week so may give it a shot. May tackle q2 rtx after elden ring first tho.

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Reply 14 of 28, by keropi

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DosFreak wrote on 2022-04-20, 09:56:

[...] after elden ring first tho.

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Reply 15 of 28, by gedbag

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DosFreak wrote on 2022-04-20, 09:56:

Was finally able to pick up a 3080 last week so may give it a shot. May tackle q2 rtx after elden ring first tho.

Don't forget about Serious Sam Raytraced as well.

https://github.com/sultim-t/Serious-Engine-RT/releases

Reply 16 of 28, by buckeye

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gedbag wrote on 2022-04-20, 10:37:
DosFreak wrote on 2022-04-20, 09:56:

Was finally able to pick up a 3080 last week so may give it a shot. May tackle q2 rtx after elden ring first tho.

Don't forget about Serious Sam Raytraced as well.

https://github.com/sultim-t/Serious-Engine-RT/releases

Tried this one, everything shiny has a "speckled" look to it. Mouse look is glitchy. Probably need
to dive in and tweak some settings.

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Reply 17 of 28, by gedbag

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buckeye wrote on 2022-04-20, 12:51:
gedbag wrote on 2022-04-20, 10:37:
DosFreak wrote on 2022-04-20, 09:56:

Was finally able to pick up a 3080 last week so may give it a shot. May tackle q2 rtx after elden ring first tho.

Don't forget about Serious Sam Raytraced as well.

https://github.com/sultim-t/Serious-Engine-RT/releases

Tried this one, everything shiny has a "speckled" look to it. Mouse look is glitchy. Probably need
to dive in and tweak some settings.

Did you try it recently? I think they fixed some of that stuff.

Serious Sam TFE: Ray Traced. Update 1.4: Lens Flares Latest Update log […]
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Serious Sam TFE: Ray Traced. Update 1.4: Lens Flares Latest
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lens flare rendering
upscaling techniques:
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Nvidia DLSS
fixed some sparkles in the reflections (e.g. on weapons)
mirrors can have texture on them
sadly, still no AMD support, sorry 🙁

Reply 18 of 28, by Jo22

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FioGermi wrote on 2022-04-20, 08:09:

I often joke about how Raytracing sometimes comes down to making an entire game's floors all shiny, reflective and wet.

Everything casts a reflection. 🤣

No no. It's the reverse!

In raytracing, If you -the viewer- looks at an apple, then you don't actually look at an apple.
It's you that's been stared at by the apple. 😉

Edit: I do fully agree with everything beeing "all shiny, reflective and wet", also.
That's exactly what you get with classic raytracers! 😄

Last edited by Jo22 on 2022-04-20, 13:40. Edited 1 time in total.

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