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UT3 Physix

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January 25, 2009 11:02:15 PM

So i just got a new pc with an 280 and i wanted to know how to get the physics working in UT3 with the new drives i know they have a level that can be used with this new driver and you can destroy everything so how do i do that ?

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January 26, 2009 4:43:50 AM

99% of the time Physx doesnt do anything but eat fps. 99% of the time you have to track down a physx driver seperately that supports your current driver version. The result is dont buy Nvidia for physx thats for sure.
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January 26, 2009 7:08:41 AM

lol ^^ physics works fine with the Nvidia drivers, but you need to download the Physics Map Pack for UT3 and your set.
January 26, 2009 7:09:27 AM

Stick with UT04 ftw!!
January 26, 2009 3:57:06 PM

Flakes said:
lol ^^ physics works fine with the Nvidia drivers, but you need to download the Physics Map Pack for UT3 and your set.

So yeah I installed the game with the update and the physics map pack and now I just dont know how to start a game with these new physics (when i say game I mean map)
January 26, 2009 4:57:23 PM

shiftstealth said:
omg ati lovers

and a couple of years ago when nvidia was on top, we were all fanboys for them too....
January 26, 2009 5:01:22 PM

they arent on top anymore?
January 26, 2009 5:06:10 PM

i was thinking about buying an ati card for this rig i built 3 days ago but then i read about a lot of people having driver problems on their atis and i passed.
January 26, 2009 9:40:22 PM

4850 ftw awesome card
January 26, 2009 11:50:03 PM

pr2thej said:
4850 ftw awesome card

if the 4850 that good, then how come an 8800 is cheaper and better according to tom's....
January 27, 2009 1:36:46 AM

the cards are indeed good, and at a cheap price point, but the drivers have major flaws at times.
January 27, 2009 2:26:18 AM

@op.. U have to first update ur UT3 with some UT3 patch file, and then, make sure ur nvidia graphics divers are updated and u have physx enabled.. Then, install the map pack.. Start the game as usual.. Go to instant action and select the "capture the flag" menu. U shud be able to see 2 new maps called lighthouse physx and another called tornado physx (may not be exact name, but u shud see the physx name appea next to it.. Select it, and enjoy.. It works on my 8800GTS 320MB, so it shud work on urs..
January 27, 2009 3:34:39 AM

Thats great ! now i wasted to asked you, this game is on my friends PC but i wanted to know whether or not it would work on my laptop ?

Vista 32bit
Nvidia 9600M GT 512MB
3GB Ram
Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.2
January 27, 2009 3:59:44 AM

@op.. Laptops usually are low-powered.. And u will be held back by your processor which is kinda slow for a fast-paced game like UT3.. BUT.. u wud still be able to play just fine with around medium settings.. (Physx on a single card is too demanding). Physx levels shud still be manageable once u play around and reduce some settings to medium or even low.. But, to answer ur question directly, YES it WILL work!!
January 27, 2009 7:30:26 AM

ilikegirls said:
if the 4850 that good, then how come an 8800 is cheaper and better according to tom's....



If you are going to cite comparisons then post a link. Otherwise its just an opinion, isnt it.
January 27, 2009 10:07:52 AM

Bah *mumblessomethingabouttheoverclock*
January 27, 2009 10:18:44 AM

The 4850 is a great card - slightly better than my 8800 before it.

Hoever, in our family we've gone through two 4850's and two 4870's in the past three months - all have subsequently been replaced with nVidia cards. The Sapphire 4870 driver issues (yes not strictly ATI's fault) and the 4850's unreliability has really put me off. One of the 4850's has crapped out after just a few weeks of playing Barbie Horse Adventures on my 7 year olds PC - hardly a difficult task! Back to nVidia for me :D 
January 27, 2009 10:58:53 AM

My Powercolor 4870 has been stable for 5 months now, never had a single issue with drivers, even in Windows7.
January 27, 2009 5:13:43 PM

Then i guess that its luck, whether or not the drivers will screw up. so really its just a matter of whether or not you want to take the chance !
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