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  10 October 2009
Box2 Max2010 64Bit + Vista 64bit useless?

Hey guys,

is that right that Box2 on Max2010 64Bit + Vista 64Bit will
not work properly?

I just installed that on my system and mailed Oleg from Orbaz.
I thought that then only the realtime viewport playback will not work
but it seems that the whole package is not working
(all the PhysX Operators)

regards


NAIK
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  10 October 2009
Note:

I wanted to test some stuff, because a friend of mine told
me that for my purpose Box2 would be perfect.

Actually i wanted to create foam with many tiny bubbles - like in reality.
I though to create a container and then to fill that object with
perhaps 100000 geospheres and also to add some variation
for the scale. Then to add some softbody parameter to the bubbles.

Cool would be then to shrink the container and see how the bubbles
would behave....

greetz to Jonadb ;-)


regards


NAIK
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  10 October 2009
Physx is not available, at this time, for 64bit environments. Try using 32bit Max instead.

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  10 October 2009
I haven't used it in Vista64 myself but other beta testers have mentioned running in admin mode and disabling UAC seems to do the trick.

and yes you can use all the 32-bit flavors in vista64 without issue.
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  10 October 2009
Right, but no matter what the Physx operators won't work in 64bit Max, correct?

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  10 October 2009
Quote: Right, but no matter what the Physx operators won't work in 64bit Max, correct?


Not correct - for details see here - http://www.orbaz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2265

Thanks,
Oleg B.
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  10 October 2009
Oleg built a 64 bit wrapper for the 32bit PhysX kernel and we have literally beat the sh!t out of it in xp64/max64 and it works really well, it will for some odd reason occasionally hang up when you use the play button and take a while to esc out so Oleg added a cancel out playback control, a workaround but it works perfectly, until we get a true 64-bit PhysX SDK, its the best PhysX in max since sliced bread.

The things he has done to get it working in 64-bit are great, having the extra memory address space itself is a Godsend
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  10 October 2009
Thanks for the info on that. I didn't know you created a work around.

Edit: It appears that naik will still have his problem though since he is in Vista64.

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  10 October 2009
As I mentioned their have been quite few user that have been getting it to work without issue, most of it seems to have to do with user rights. Going to be upgrading one of my machines to win7 here shortly we'll see how that works out
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  10 October 2009
Did you ever see how it works with windows 7?
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  10 October 2009
Still backing up the machine, still apprehensive to, I don't really want to "lose" my max9, I have a couple of small projects to finish.
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  10 October 2009
Quote: Going to be upgrading one of my machines to win7 here shortly

Let me know when you do, John. I have a beta update 1.05 that should work on any OS where 3ds Max is able to run.

Thanks,
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  10 October 2009
great, will do
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  10 October 2009
i got mz windows7 machine yesterday and im still setting up. ill let u know the goodness
 
  10 October 2009
Thanks guys for all the comments..

hmm user rights... in my situation it can not be that issue because
i have full admin right in every aspect, or am i missing something?

Im also planning to switch over to Windows 7.
Would be great to hear if it runs fine.

Also does anybody know when Nvidia will bring out that Fix for the Pysx 64 Bit?


cheers NAIK
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