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AGEIA Responds, Talks PhysX On Linux

Gaming

Published on 18 December 2007 10:45 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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Coincidently, on the same day that the Unreal Tournament 3 Linux server was released, AGEIA had finally responded to our inquiry whether PhysX is delaying UT3 for Linux. AGEIA has also clarified their stance regarding Linux support.

AGEIA's VP of Marketing, Michael Steele, had let us know that he isn't aware of any pending legal issues regarding Unreal Tournament 3 and its Linux support. This is good news, though now leads us to wonder if GameSpy is then the one inhibiting the UT3 Linux support (there is also a discussion about it on the Phoronix Forums).

Michael Steele had also reiterated that AGEIA supports Linux for their PhysX SDK and any interested developers can check out their website for more information. In addition, AGEIA has plans to ship a Linux driver for their PhysX PPU (Physics Processing Unit) in the future and its on their road-map.

We're still working out more details on the Unreal Tournament 3 debacle for Linux and will report back soon, along with any other AGEIA Linux news.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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