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PhysX Legacy Installer

Post by Hoikas » Sun May 05, 2013 6:31 am

With the recent removal of PhysX 2.6.x drivers from the NVIDIA, we've seen a number of users complaining about difficulties with PhysX versions, PhysX installation, and much more oddness. This likely stems from an outdated PhysX_Setup.exe that we are distributing with pretty much all shards. PhysX_Setup.exe is invoked when Uru detects PhysX 2.6.x is not installed. The legacy driver provides us with a unique opportunity in that it should never change, so, I have repackaged the PhysX Legacy Driver msi as an executable using NSIS. This way, we have a drop in replacement for the outdated installers we are distributing with our clients. I think it would be a good idea for all shards to start using this with their clients--especially MOULa.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/203 ... _Setup.exe
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Re: PhysX Legacy Installer

Post by Mac_Fife » Sun May 05, 2013 9:11 pm

There were oddities with PhysX install right from the outset, especially if you have to use the 2.6.4 SDK, as I recall. Anyway, that sounds like a reasonable proposition - It didn't occur to me that the Legacy Installer might actually have a side benefit like this.
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Re: PhysX Legacy Installer

Post by Marten » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:24 pm

Just wanted to bump this thread and thank Hoikas for the pointer. I ran into this today after a reinstall.

nVidia, in their wisdom that escapes my grasp, keeps moving their link to the legacy installer. It used to be at the URL mentioned in this thread on MOUL forums: http://mystonline.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=26801 ... but that link is gone.

As of the time I'm writing this, the official download link is at http://www.nvidia.com/object/physx-9.12 ... river.html . But even that link may die someday.

So I recommend others use either Hoikas' dropbox link above, or use Google to search for "PhysX Legacy Driver".

Was nice to find the solution to my problem today so quickly.
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Re: PhysX Legacy Installer

Post by Mac_Fife » Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:05 pm

I'd noticed that, while doing an update of display drivers a couple of months back. I thought I'd commented on it at the time, but it looks like I just imagined that :roll: .
Nvidia seem to have the PhysX legacy installer version number track the main version number, though I'm unconvinced that there's actually any difference from previous versions of the legacy installer. I guess at some point the scope of what is excluded from the main PhysX software will change and then there will be a significant difference to legacy package, assuming that what gets dropped from "core" will be picked up by "legacy".
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Re: PhysX Legacy Installer

Post by rarified » Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:48 pm

:oops: I need to check the build manifest for the install bundle.
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Re: PhysX Legacy Installer

Post by Hoikas » Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:09 pm

Mac_Fife wrote:I guess at some point the scope of what is excluded from the main PhysX software will change and then there will be a significant difference to legacy package.
Not that this really matters--we only care about 2.6.x. The new PhysX 3 doesn't require a system software package AFAIK, so the main installer shouldn't be changing much (if at all) at this point.
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Re: PhysX Legacy Installer

Post by Mac_Fife » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:57 pm

Yep, I was thinking that at the time I made my post, Hoikas. Niggling in the back of my head was that someone might also have a 2.7.x application installed and find in due course that they need a different legacy installer, but it's probably very much a corner case.
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