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February 11, 2011 7:13:32 PM

Hey everyone.

I recently picked up Two Worlds 2. Of course one of the very first things I did was check out all the options and I found that you could set PhysX. Initially it was greyed out for me as I had lent my GT240 to my gf, so I took it back (lol) and installed everything (newest NV drivers, PhysX, and the GenL V1.04ff patch). Tested with Fluid Mark and sure enough, GPU3 (the GT240) was being used for PhysX so all is well.

However, two things.

First, I can't open Nvidia control panel because my GPU isn't the main output. This must be something with the newer drivers because before I took the GT240 out it had no such problem. My only concern is that I needed to select the PhysX acceleration option and obviously can't now.

The other thing is that, while Two Worlds 2 now let me enable PhysX, I didn't notice any GPU usage. Now, I wish I had been a little more on the ball to check it, but after playing for a bit I checked Afterburner and noticed 0 GPU usage and iirc even the clocks were still at idle speeds.

I've been trying to google it but I have found absolutely nothing about hardware acceleration in Two Worlds 2 and basically I want to know if my GT240 is even doing anything. Next time I play I'll try to be a little more vigilant in checking if I have usage going on but in the mean time, maybe someone out there knows?

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February 11, 2011 9:17:49 PM

I do not think you can use a PhysX capable card with a Radeon card. I'm pretty sure Nvidia require you to use their cards when using their technologies.
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February 11, 2011 9:22:32 PM

evilgenius134 said:
I do not think you can use a PhysX capable card with a Radeon card. I'm pretty sure Nvidia require you to use their cards when using their technologies.


No, it works fine. I've already played through Metro 2033, Mirror's Edge, Batman, and Cryostasis with PhysX definitely working.

You can read about how to do it here if you want: http://www.ngohq.com/graphic-cards/17706-hybrid-physx-m...
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February 12, 2011 1:53:21 AM

Two Worlds? Check out Dragon Age.
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February 12, 2011 8:14:14 AM

Corny said:
Two Worlds? Check out Dragon Age.




TW2 is better IMO
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February 12, 2011 7:02:16 PM

Corny said:
Two Worlds? Check out Dragon Age.


I have it on PS3 and don't like it much.
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February 13, 2011 6:03:20 PM

A console? Such heresy. You must get it for PC. It was meant for it but EA loves to ship games out to consoles to which it does not belong for an extra buck. sigh
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February 13, 2011 8:14:29 PM

rhsnipes said:
TW2 is better IMO



Yeah i think so.....two worlds 2 is better than DA:o rigins

Too be very honest both the games have different settings and offer different type of gameplay....however i liked two worlds 2 more....and its background score is awesome....you can feel it while playing it. ;) 
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February 14, 2011 4:24:05 AM

Corny said:
A console? Such heresy. You must get it for PC. It was meant for it but EA loves to ship games out to consoles to which it does not belong for an extra buck. sigh


Yeah I know. I just didn't have a choice at the time. My old PC's 8600GT died while playing Dirt lol (this was a couple summers ago), so for the next year I didn't play PC games. I ended up buying a PS3 and a TV and just got a bunch of games for that until I built my current PC last May. So... yeah. When DA:o  came out I didn't have a gaming PC.
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February 14, 2011 4:37:55 AM

wolfram23 said:
Yeah I know. I just didn't have a choice at the time. My old PC's 8600GT died while playing Dirt lol (this was a couple summers ago), so for the next year I didn't play PC games. I ended up buying a PS3 and a TV and just got a bunch of games for that until I built my current PC last May. So... yeah. When DA:o  came out I didn't have a gaming PC.

Lol :pt1cable:  you've your signature here showing core i5 blah blah....why? :o 
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February 14, 2011 2:16:09 PM

asiarules said:
Lol :pt1cable:  you've your signature here showing core i5 blah blah....why? :o 


Because that's the PC I built... DA: O was out 7 months prior to me building my PC.
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February 14, 2011 2:32:54 PM

wolfram23 said:
Because that's the PC I built... DA: O was out 7 months prior to me building my PC.

so your current specs are these:-

Patriot Viper II Sector 5 RAM|CF Sapphire 5850 @ 870/1200|GT240 PhysX|X25M 80GB SSD|2x500GB Seagate 7200.12 RAID 0|Corsair 750TX|AuzenTech Bravura|Win 7 64bit|Sennheiser PC350|Samsung 24" 1080 :hello: 
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February 14, 2011 2:46:03 PM

asiarules said:
so your current specs are these:-

Patriot Viper II Sector 5 RAM|CF Sapphire 5850 @ 870/1200|GT240 PhysX|X25M 80GB SSD|2x500GB Seagate 7200.12 RAID 0|Corsair 750TX|AuzenTech Bravura|Win 7 64bit|Sennheiser PC350|Samsung 24" 1080 :hello: 


Plus what's listed in the CPUZ validator - Asus P7P55D Pro mobo, i5 750, 8gb RAM
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February 14, 2011 5:22:03 PM

wolfram23 said:
Plus what's listed in the CPUZ validator - Asus P7P55D Pro mobo, i5 750, 8gb RAM

so what seems to be the problem...why are you whining?? :fou: 
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February 14, 2011 5:40:40 PM

asiarules said:
so what seems to be the problem...why are you whining?? :fou: 


:heink:  What?? Read the OP again. I'm not whining I'm asking for facts on PhysX implementation in Two Worlds 2.
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February 14, 2011 6:36:49 PM

wolfram23 said:
:heink:  What?? Read the OP again. I'm not whining I'm asking for facts on PhysX implementation in Two Worlds 2.

okay....got it lol :D 

betta buy a nvidia gpu then asking


if u talk abt me..i am still happy without physx ......i dont need that....

it only made me cry when i was playing gothic iii :D 
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February 15, 2011 1:56:09 PM

wolfram23 said:
Hey everyone.

I recently picked up Two Worlds 2. Of course one of the very first things I did was check out all the options and I found that you could set PhysX. Initially it was greyed out for me as I had lent my GT240 to my gf, so I took it back (lol) and installed everything (newest NV drivers, PhysX, and the GenL V1.04ff patch). Tested with Fluid Mark and sure enough, GPU3 (the GT240) was being used for PhysX so all is well.

However, two things.

First, I can't open Nvidia control panel because my GPU isn't the main output. This must be something with the newer drivers because before I took the GT240 out it had no such problem. My only concern is that I needed to select the PhysX acceleration option and obviously can't now.

The other thing is that, while Two Worlds 2 now let me enable PhysX, I didn't notice any GPU usage. Now, I wish I had been a little more on the ball to check it, but after playing for a bit I checked Afterburner and noticed 0 GPU usage and iirc even the clocks were still at idle speeds.

I've been trying to google it but I have found absolutely nothing about hardware acceleration in Two Worlds 2 and basically I want to know if my GT240 is even doing anything. Next time I play I'll try to be a little more vigilant in checking if I have usage going on but in the mean time, maybe someone out there knows?


Made an account here just to post this:

I just wanted to let you know I am having the same problems with Two Worlds II and my dedicated PhysX card. I know it works because I get usage in Batman AA as well as when I run Fluidmark but I get nothing while playing Two Worlds II.
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February 15, 2011 2:02:53 PM

xCaustin said:
Made an account here just to post this:

I just wanted to let you know I am having the same problems with Two Worlds II and my dedicated PhysX card. I know it works because I get usage in Batman AA as well as when I run Fluidmark but I get nothing while playing Two Worlds II.


Thanks for letting me know! It seems the game is broken lol. I've checked it several times now, and not once has it shown any usage while playing TW2.
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February 15, 2011 2:09:17 PM

It sucks so bad too, I just got all that jazz working the right way and when I seen that this game had a whole separate setting category just for PhysX utilization, I was ecstatic.

I've posted in a few other forums so if I hear anything, i'll post back and you do the same if you figure something out!
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February 15, 2011 4:24:17 PM

asiarules said:
Yeah i think so.....two worlds 2 is better than DA:o rigins

Too be very honest both the games have different settings and offer different type of gameplay....however i liked two worlds 2 more....and its background score is awesome....you can feel it while playing it. ;) 

That's mainly because Dragon Age and Two Worlds are completely different from each other. I personally didn't like two Worlds II as much as Dragon Age, although I did enjoy the city build mode.
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February 15, 2011 7:15:50 PM

dalta centauri said:
That's mainly because Dragon Age and Two Worlds are completely different from each other. I personally didn't like two Worlds II as much as Dragon Age, although I did enjoy the city build mode.

Whatever...i've played both the games and ....i liked two worlds2 more...its has more free-roam options then da:o rigins, wherein da:o rigins has easy map selection option....two worlds 2 doesnt.

two worlds2 a.i.(not always..its kinda buggy also) is smarter then da:o rigins.

two worlds2 has lot of campaigns where you get that spine chilling eerie feeling(especially tomb campaigns and dungeons)

tw2's graphics and lightening are much better then da:o rigins but da:o  has better presentation...better voice actors and has team-work option(same as icewind dale or baldurs gate) ;) 
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February 15, 2011 7:25:05 PM

By the way I started my first Let's Play on this game, for those who may never get the game but want to see it. I only have 4 episodes up but I have enough material to make the next 2 or 3 so I think by the end of next weekend I'll have several more up.
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheWolfram23?feature=mhum#p...
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February 15, 2011 11:57:00 PM

wolfram23 said:
By the way I started my first Let's Play on this game, for those who may never get the game but want to see it. I only have 4 episodes up but I have enough material to make the next 2 or 3 so I think by the end of next weekend I'll have several more up.
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheWolfram23?feature=mhum#p...

thats nice :bounce: 
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