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News Havok claims to dominate BAFTAs

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  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Doesn't really mean that it's better, simply means that more of the better games are using it. A game (in most cases) isn't it's physics engine.
     
  3. UrbanMarine

    UrbanMarine Government Prostitute

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    Another company saying I'm better than you. 2009 Biggest Ego Award goes to..............
     
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    I'm putting my bets on DX11 compute shaders for games, and OpenCL for apps. Can't really see havok or physx in that equation..
     
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    I'm bipartisan but I'll still say this: I wouldn't expect BAFTA to know jack about Havok or PhysX.
     
  7. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    Everyone know if you get more awards you're better. That's why Titanic is the best movie ever made, right?
     
  8. MrMonroe

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    Why on earth does Guitar Hero require a physics simulator?
     
  9. Jordan Wise

    Jordan Wise Baby called to see the boss...

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    Exactly what I was thinking
     
  10. Jenny_Y8S

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    I thought HL2 used Valve's own physics engine?
     
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    They use a heavily tweaked version of the Havok physics engine.

     
  12. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    either way these two physic engines are on their way out once Direct X 11 and OpenCL hit the scene, which I am soo glad to see once that happens.
     
  13. mrb_no1

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    it doesnt, probably. but it used a havok product, which if you look at their site lists several including animation and the like so even if it is only used in one instance, it stills grants intel gloating rights.

    and someone mentioned people who decide the bafta's knowing nothing about physics engines, neither could most people on this site if you asked them about it..."err, it deals with the physics calculations to make objects behave more realistically to improve the overall gaming simulation", but then you are totally missing the point imo, the bafta vote on the game, not on the products that build it, otherwise they might have a category for best gaming engine but i dont think they do!

    i dont look at these things as ego swelling excercises but as the kind of the verbal bashing that will make both companies work harder, so long as neither of the companies starts playing dirty its all good....plus its kinda funny to sit here and read these news threads and seeing intel say this and wait a few days for nvidia's rebuttle.

    peace

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  14. V3ctor

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    All I can see is that nVidia just wasted lots of $$ in PhysX for nothing... Havok was always the "leader", AGEIA (the former proprietary of physics), only became "famous" because they had a dedicated PPU for physics... Intel made the right move to buy Havok, as it will help to improve it's Larrabee chip with a better physics integration.

    - Besides, DX11 will bring physx to the "open", so the only ducks that nVidia caught some money was EA and 2K... ^_^

    - I remember a while back, that someone hacked the PhysX software to work on a ATi card, and it did work well on a HD3870 (at the time), so this only shows that nVidia doesn't have specific hardware built in their chips to run physx. And I'm sure it will be a free feature in the near future.
     
  15. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    Ridiculously petty.

    And so my respect for Intel as a company continues to plummet.
     
  16. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Of course they don't have special hardware for the physics calculations. It's CUDA based.

    Still I just don't get all this "My penis is longer than yours" stuff recently. Just calm down, make proper products, get rich, develop further, get richer, stay quiet, thanks.
     
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