PhysX SDK updated with Vista x64 support
Ageia has brought the development kit for its PhysX physics processing unit up to version 2.6, adding some new features and wider operating system support. The PhysX application programming interface and runtime engine now support both Linux and 64-bit versions of Microsoft's upcoming Windows Vista, and hardware acceleration is now supported in all versions of Vista. Ageia has also thrown in new "Deformable Objects" and "Self-Collision Prevention" features. The former allows developers to obtain realistic damage models for objects like cars, which can retain the shape of other objects they collide with. As for Self-Collision Prevention, Ageia says the feature can be used to prevent the unrealistic folding and tearing of complex cloth materials.