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Havok Offers Core Physics Free for PC Game Developers

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*sits awaiting nvidia to do the same.....
 

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*sits awaiting nvidia to do the same.....
i thought physx sdk was already free before nvidia bought it, or was that just a limited time thing?
 

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See what an impact competition can have :laugh:
 
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What are they trying to do with this strategic move? Influence people to become oriented with their software so that they can become engineers or something haha.
 

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What are they trying to do with this strategic move? Influence people to become oriented with their software so that they can become engineers or something haha.
They probably want to push it out there, making it more available, so that becomes the standard vs. Nvidia's offerings for physics. As I understand it the difference should be Nv's offering (PhysX?) will have the GPU do the calculations - Havok / Intel's will rely on the CPU to do the calculations. So depending on which system is used more in games one company or the other will have another selling point to their product.
 

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*sits awaiting nvidia to do the same.....
PhysX SDK has always been free.
http://devsupport.ageia.com

But Havok Complete includes animation support, not just physics. One more thing I've never wanted to code is being handed to me by professionals! Now I can just focus on making really pretty shaders :).

As more and more processes get moved to GPUs, these amazing CPUsthat have been coming out are kind of getting wasted. I think we should leave physics on the CPU for now.
 

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