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UT3 + Ageia "PhysX" . Does Crysis have it too?

Discussion in 'Unreal Tournament 3' started by neilthecellist, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. neilthecellist

    neilthecellist Renegade.

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    First off, moderators, I wasn't sure where to post this, so feel free to move the thread elsewhere if you feel it necessary.

    I looked at the wikipedia entry for AGEIA PhysX but I don't seem to understand why it's so... "unique". I mean, why would a game like Crysis not have PhysX support (If it does, it wasn't listed on Wikipedia, which as we all know, is the godly source of information ;))

    Also, I understand that UT3 has AGEIA PhysX support. My question, however, is whether or not the GeForce 7 series supports PhysX. Is it GeForce 8 exclusive? I have a GeForce 7900GS.
     
  2. Jordan L

    Jordan L New Member

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    As far as internal physx engines go, yes its for the 8 Series cards only. But you can always buy a separate physx card and run it separately obviously. It's nice to know you don't need to buy one with an 8800 though. I'm looking forward to it since UE3 added a new branch onto their Engine as well that will make games appear even more realistic ( NaturalMotion Ltd. and Epic Games, Inc. today announced a licensing agreement to incorporate morpheme, the industry’s first graphically authorable animation engine )All licensed developers receive the new tools immediately.

    Anyways, heres some recent good news.

    All GeForce 8 Cards to Gain PhysX Engine Support Says NVIDIA
    http://utforums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=602814

    Source: http://www.techpowerup.com/52561/Al...n_PhysX_Engine_Support_Says_NVIDIA.html?52561
     
  3. neilthecellist

    neilthecellist Renegade.

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    DAMN. No support for GeForce 7 at all?

    Makes me feel like I got the 2nd best GeForce 7 card for nothing.
     
  4. Jordan L

    Jordan L New Member

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    And I have the feeling I bought my 3Dfx Voodoo 2 for nothing.:(
     
  6. UndeadRoadkill

    UndeadRoadkill New Member

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    Yeah, but the 7 series has the awesome feature of being able to play ut2k4 in windows XP. 8 series doesn't have that, I feel like I got the 2nd best GeForce 8 card for nothing.
     
  7. NedroidicusPrime

    NedroidicusPrime Walking Contradiction

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    wtf you talking about? I got 2k4 to work fine in XP with my 8600gts right before UT3 came out.

    what drivers you usin? i can't remember what I was using then, but I always use the latest drivers (though no beta's).
     
  8. neilthecellist

    neilthecellist Renegade.

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    Guys, I'm serious. At this rate, I'm willing to sell my 7900GS, earn a few more money so I can get a GeForce 8800GTX (or the GTS, which I've heard is loads better)
     
  9. UndeadRoadkill

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    Ah, my mistake, the 8600 users should be fine. It's the 8800 models, the most advanced and expensive, that are having the problem.
     
  10. Goldfenix

    Goldfenix yus

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    so even if you got the 8800 GT back when it came out it still has internal physics, right? Its not something they just starting I mean
     
  11. Bort

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    My 8800GT says otherwise, even the black screenshots bug is fixed now.
    But of course, my card is also really basic and cheap.
     
  12. J3FF

    J3FF teH SEXiest man alive!

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    Ageia PhysX is bull**** anyway!
     
  13. Phopojijo

    Phopojijo A Loose Screw

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    Lol... lol no it's not.

    Watch it mature. Seriously.

    Btw -- I can play 2k4 on my 8800GT... that being said I run Vista so maybe that helps.

    After all, Vista's the better gaming platform ;) (kidding, though yes I like Vista... totally not up to it's potential though; Microsoft really span its wheels on this one.)
     
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  14. Jordan L

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    Works for All 8800 Series Cards, As long as its an 8800 your good to go, no matter when it released. The physx will begin through a Free Software Download. This will completely take away the need to buy a Physx Card.

    Until Nvidia bought Ageia and UE3 bought (Morphene?) as well as Natural Motion .LTC' for their Engine which most Developers are licensed to and get provided the new Tools which adds Huge Support for the Physx. :B
     
  15. UndeadRoadkill

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    Well if you've got it working, that's a wonder. If you have any suggestions, here's a live 26-page topic full of poor bastards that can't get 8800+UE2+WinXP to run:

    http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=23904&st=500
     
  16. i_hax

    i_hax member since Jan07... didn't survive

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    I also run an 8800 (GTS 512mb) and UT2004 runs fine... never did anything special it just worked - so it's sorta hard to help.
     
  17. Phopojijo

    Phopojijo A Loose Screw

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    Looks like it's a driver issue with specific setups.

    Those happen from time to time.
     
  18. UndeadRoadkill

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    Yeah, sucks how "specific setups" covers such a wide number of systems in this case, huh?
     
  19. Grobut

    Grobut Комиссар Гробут

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    On the contrary, whilst advanced physics may not be terribly important in some genres, in most FPS games it would likely just be eyecandy gimmicks really, nor would most RTS titles have any great use for it, but think what it can do to more physics dependant genres, like Flightsims or racing games.. now that's a very different ball game, and here the PsyX could really come into its own right.
     
  20. NedroidicusPrime

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    Last week they came out with a bunch of updates for Vista (like ~10), and i'm not entirely sure, but it feels like UT3 is running smoother now. I haven't seen any of the usual slowdowns on certain maps. I will have to test some more to make sure....
     

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