Need for Speed Underground RTX Remix Mod-1

A brand new version of the RTX Remix Path Tracing Mod for Need for Speed Underground has been released

Modder ‘alessandro893’ has released a new version of his RTX Remix Path Tracing Mod for Need for Speed Underground. According to the release notes, version 0.1 brings performance optimizations, as well as some graphical improvements. So, let’s take a closer look at it.

For those unaware, this RTX Remix Mod adds full Ray Tracing/Path Tracing effects to the classic NFS: Underground PC racing game. From what I can see, though, it appears that the mod is still in an early dev state. Yes, it looks better than its initial version. However, it still needs a lot of work.

Version 0.1 allows all cars to have head/tail lights, volumetric lights and emissive mask. Furthermore, it packs a huge amount of new PBR textures, and it fixes an issue with the game’s transparent materials.

You can go ahead and download the mod from this link. At the end of the article, you can also find a video from it. This video showcases this latest version, so be sure to watch it.

In my opinion, the lighting still needs some work. For instance, the lighting is unstable one or two meters in front of the car. Some areas also feel weird and unnatural. And, since the modder is still working on it, I really hope he’ll be able to address these issues in later versions.

These past few months we’ve shared a lot of RTX Remix Mods for various games. In January 2023, we shared several RTX Remix Mods that are in the works. As such, you can take a look at screenshots and videos for Tomb Raider 2,  Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityManhunt, and Garfield Kart RTX Remix. Then, in February 2024, we shared videos for Need for Speed: Most WantedUnrealTony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 and Midnight Club 2. In March 2024, we also shared the first screenshots from the RTX Remix Mod for Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines. Finally, you can check out some early RTX Remix videos for Fallout: New Vegas and Half-Life.

Speaking of Path Tracing Mods for older titles, you might also want to check out the following ones. Modders released demos for their Path Tracing Mods for Deus ExTomb RaiderMax PayneNerf Arena Blast and Call of Duty 4. Do note that the COD4 Mod is a “proof of concept” demo, and it does not look that great. On the other hand, the RTX Remix Mod for Max Payne looks amazing (at least in my opinion). Let’s also not forget the RTX Remix for COD: WoW. And then we have the RTX Remix Mod NFS: Underground 2. Oh, and don’t forget to give a go at this RTX Remix for Unreal Tournament 2004. Finally, you can download Path Tracing Mods for Doom 2Quake, and Serious Sam.


Need for Speed Underground v0.1 (RTX Remix)