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.