Play CellFactor without PPU

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  1. daRk_heLmet

    daRk_heLmet Keep firing, assholes!

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  2. MSX

    MSX Burning the frozen...

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    Haha thats awesome. Kind of kills the 'only a psysx processor can do these things'.
     
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    BWX get out and ride

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  4. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    Well there is your proof- you can play it w/o the card. I just took that screenshot..

    I have not played it yet- I am sure I will get no more than 10 FPS when stuff starts flying around..

    Off to test...

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    EDIT- be careful with your key bindings- LOL!! Robust game engine this is!

    Simple to fix... but still.. the thing wigs out if you bind MANY of the keys on your keyboard.. as a lefty this really sucks.

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  5. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    Well I played it and I gotta say, it runs surprisingly fast on my rig.

    Just running an OC'd 7800GTX - 1mb cache A64 @ 2.75ghz 1g ram.. etc..

    Even when there are what seems like thousands of parts flying I still don't notice any major slowdowns.. Maybe a small stutter here and there- but not as bad as HL2 on my old rig..

    I was running NO HDR, no AA, static shadows, 1280 x 960... I think since this game is definitely CPU limited, I can turn up some GFX options without too much of a hit- besides maybe shadows..

    Seems like a pretty fun game actually- seeing all that stuff fly all over is kinda cool.. not sure I would buy a Physx card just to play it though.. maybe if there were a few more games that really take advantage of it. Still shocked at how fast it runs.
     
  6. nicnik

    nicnik In the Land of Snow

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    yeh i mean, whats the point of a ageia card now?
    I've been think why one would need one of those. maybe it'll be possible to somehow make use of Sli and crossfire instead to spread the work load on the physics part of the game ? just maybe ? ^^
     
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    BWX get out and ride

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    Well I tried HDR and it ran no problem.. with shadows on it went to unplayable when looking in certain direction - mainly scenes with many different objects..

    It runs w/o the card.. but certain times it seems to hang up and be sluggish or stutter bad when those explosions first happen.. Sometimes it doesn't though. When the explosions are just a few tenths of a second old and they start spreading out- my PC has no problem at all rendering all the objects flying all over which I am surprised by.

    I got that thing where you fly around for a while and took a screen..



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    ViRuS2k Well-Known Member

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    The game runs mega fast on my rig LOL then again i have PPU so i have no actors lol or enemys or anything apart from some physics BTW BMW how did you get the menu up so i can change some settings includeing keys lol
     
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    ViRuS2k Well-Known Member

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    also what about those lines and weird checkered triangles lol
    are you useing the editor ????? or changed a setting so it uses your GPU instead or CPU...
     
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    BWX get out and ride

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    Read post #3 again...

    I don't know how to say it any different way.. it seems as though by your description you are using the method in post #1 to play it. Use the method in post #3.

    Wait- you have one now? after reading that I can't believe it..LOL

    Must be you were in a hurry typing or something..

    also it's "BWX" not "BMW".. :p



    http://www.driverheaven.net/showpost.php?p=908352&postcount=21
     
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    Make a shortcut to the game. Add this line to the shortcut:

    EnablePhysX=false


    it is CASE SENSITIVE. This will enable you to play without the PhysX card.

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    hehe,, actually runs pritty awsomely even with out some of the cool features turned on like motion pixel stuff ect with them my system gets creamed lol
    if the final game is like this and we can play without PPU then this will be a good game.
    i think the PPU is overrated at the mo and not worth the cashflow problem lol
     
  12. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    I don't think it will be very enjoyable without a PPU.. at times it is very smooth, but at other times it gets crammed up and chugs..

    It still runs though.. and yeah- a lot better than you would think!

    I cannot get past the damned controls- I am a lefty and I always use custom controls- on games or demos that don't allow it, I just don't play.
     
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    Razgriz Intelligence?

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    the game looks spectacular, but i think in this modern day, developers and the sort are getting ahead of themselves, trying to make things bigger and better, but not taking into consideration the limitations of the average joe, that doesn't (for the majority), have a uber pc. Ahh sadness....
     
  14. yaji

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    When I try run the game, I get a fatal error

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    What is wrong ?
     
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    BWX get out and ride

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    the game looks fun but the bots are insanely hard.. and spawn killers too.. lol

    i used the enablephysx=false in the shortcut.. but sometimes if i press 2 buttons at the same time.. all the objects freeze midair whereever they are and doesnt move. cant shoot, or pick up things.. all u can do is run around and chase bots..

    i wonder how a ageia would play
     
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    When I try to run Cellfactor using the EnablePhysX=false command line, it opens but when I get to the main menu theres no text and the buttons don't work. Here's a screenshot:

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    Any ideas on how to fix this or should I just wait til I can shovel out a few hundred bucks for a PPU?
     
  18. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    Strange- it works for me..
     

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