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Cold_Gambler
03-21-2006, 09:01 AM
It seems that UBI will be designing future games for the Ageia physics processing card ["One of the world€s largest video game publishers, Ubisoft has entered into an agreement with AGEIA in which AGEIA provides technology for Ubisoft€s next-generation game titles. Titles include: Tom Clancy€s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter"].

In addition nVidia appears to be doing something similar to AGEIA: http://www.rojakpot.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=303&pgno=0

Does Maddox/1C intend to incorporate use of these future technologies into the new "Storms of War" engine?

I would argue that if Storms of War (SOW... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif) is to replace the IL2 series for the 6-8 years after release of BoB it should really incorporate either (both!!) of these technologies. The potential for awesome environmental and damage effects with this technology is simply mind-boggling...

EDIT: Nevermind, I see there's another thread on this already.

Cold_Gambler
03-21-2006, 09:01 AM
It seems that UBI will be designing future games for the Ageia physics processing card ["One of the world€s largest video game publishers, Ubisoft has entered into an agreement with AGEIA in which AGEIA provides technology for Ubisoft€s next-generation game titles. Titles include: Tom Clancy€s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter"].

In addition nVidia appears to be doing something similar to AGEIA: http://www.rojakpot.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=303&pgno=0

Does Maddox/1C intend to incorporate use of these future technologies into the new "Storms of War" engine?

I would argue that if Storms of War (SOW... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif) is to replace the IL2 series for the 6-8 years after release of BoB it should really incorporate either (both!!) of these technologies. The potential for awesome environmental and damage effects with this technology is simply mind-boggling...

EDIT: Nevermind, I see there's another thread on this already.

Chuck_Older
03-21-2006, 05:30 PM
Couldn't tell ya. But I do know that Ubi publishes the sim for 1C, who is the direct publisher for Maddox Games.

So until I hear that Maddox Games will do something concerning how their sims are designed, I kinda take Ubi's development role about as seriously as I take, oh, I don't know, a fire sale in hell

Codex1971
03-22-2006, 04:22 AM
Well if you visited the site in mid 2005 you could get a demo of the engine...no not a video...a full blown demo...

It doesn't appear to be availble on the site anymore...do a search for "NovodexRocket_V1_1.exe" and see if it is still around on the net.

http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/codex1971/Images/Jenga.jpg

ElAurens
03-22-2006, 05:36 AM
A tumbling "Jenga" stack?

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