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Running The Great Kulu Phsyx Demo With 8800GT

Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:05 am

In your review, how'd you guys run the Kulu Phsyx Demo with just a 8800GT? Just installed it myself and it requires a GT 260/280 card on the config screen (stuck on software right now..)
 
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Re: Running The Great Kulu Phsyx Demo With 8800GT

Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:19 am

They had access to the unreleased drivers, I think.
 
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Re: Running The Great Kulu Phsyx Demo With 8800GT

Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:37 am

NeRve wrote:
In your review, how'd you guys run the Kulu Phsyx Demo with just a 8800GT? Just installed it myself and it requires a GT 260/280 card on the config screen (stuck on software right now..)


What's your driver version ?
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Re: Running The Great Kulu Phsyx Demo With 8800GT

Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:32 pm

Jigar2speed5095 wrote:
NeRve wrote:
In your review, how'd you guys run the Kulu Phsyx Demo with just a 8800GT? Just installed it myself and it requires a GT 260/280 card on the config screen (stuck on software right now..)


What's your driver version ?


Driver 177.83 with Physx 8.08.01 (just released today) - still no go though...
 
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Re: Running The Great Kulu Phsyx Demo With 8800GT

Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:50 pm

I'm actually wondering if in that TR Physx article they were running Kulu with Phsyx hardware enabled or was it simply CPU-Phsyx but the graphics card was a 8800GT?
 
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Re: Running The Great Kulu Phsyx Demo With 8800GT

Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:51 pm

According to the readme file that comes with the pack download....

The Great Kulu: Technology Demo
a. Install The_Great_Kulu_v1.1.2.exe
b. Launch The_Great_Kulu
c. Note: GPU PhysX acceleration is only enabled for GeForce GTX 280 and GeForce GTX 260 GPU in this demo

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Re: Running The Great Kulu Phsyx Demo With 8800GT

Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:47 pm

PRIME1 wrote:
According to the readme file that comes with the pack download....

The Great Kulu: Technology Demo
a. Install The_Great_Kulu_v1.1.2.exe
b. Launch The_Great_Kulu
c. Note: GPU PhysX acceleration is only enabled for GeForce GTX 280 and GeForce GTX 260 GPU in this demo



But in the TR Phsyx article - were they able to running it with Physx-hardware enabled via 8800GT?
 
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Re: Running The Great Kulu Phsyx Demo With 8800GT

Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:34 pm

I'm running an 8800GT with PhysX 8.08.01 and driver 177.83. Great Kulu runs fine.

Did you open the PhysX control and select GPU acceleration? That's about the only think that I can think that might be mis-set.
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Re: Running The Great Kulu Phsyx Demo With 8800GT

Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:44 pm

Did you make sure that Physx acceleration was selected in the Kulu Configuration Menu? It shows CPU-only for me (still runs the demo but not WITH Physx acceleration).
 
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Re: Running The Great Kulu Phsyx Demo With 8800GT

Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:13 pm

Wow.. what a crappy demo, and I thought i could blow them up or something..
 
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Re: Running The Great Kulu Phsyx Demo With 8800GT

Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:48 pm

Nvidia apparently neglected to mention it in its reviewer's guide, but it looks like you guys are right and The Great Kulu does in fact require a GeForce GTX 200-series GPU for physics acceleration. That means I was incorrect and hardware physics acceleration was actually forced off during my testing. I've updated the article with a clarification.

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