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Modded GeForce drivers: unlocked PhysX for Radeon ?

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It seems that some enthusiasts are trying to bypass ATI (for Graphics) + Nvidia (for PhysX) hybrid configurations blockage using modified drivers.

We’ll try to keep an eye on all developments and update this post accordingly.

Update #4: New 1.02 mod – now with 195.xx drivers and WinXP support – it’s recommended to prefer this one over 1.01 mod.

Probe #1: Modded 190.62 WinXP 32-bit drivers (useless)

Report: “Someone just took old files (from 185.68) and changed their resources and version info, to make it look similar to real 190.62. Needless to say, this doesn’t give you real 190.62 with all fixes and changes.”
GenL, NGOHQ forums.

Probe #2: PhysX Mod 1.01 x86 (not available) and PhysX Mod 1.01 x64 (not available) by GenL

(no support for 195.xx drivers currently)

NVIDIA GeForce driver 19x.xx PhysX mod [x86/x64] v1.01

* DESCRIPTION:
This mod will enable hardware PhysX support for NVIDIA GPU, when non-NVIDIA GPU
is used as a primary display device.
- intended only for WDDM 1.1 OS (Windows 7).
- only for multi-vendor multi-GPU configurations.

Mod discussion at NGOHQ forums.

Update: Video, showcasing this Mod in the work.

Update #2: Officical Nvidia position on hybrid ATI+NV PhysX configurations.

Update #3: How to set ATI+NV hybrid setup guide

Please use comments if you want to report certain driver’s efficiency/uselessness

Written by Zogrim

October 2nd, 2009 at 2:03 am

Posted in Hybrid PhysX

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21 Responses to 'Modded GeForce drivers: unlocked PhysX for Radeon ?'

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  1. Second one from GenL works. Tried it on my win 7 64bit

      

    atiplusphysx

    2 Oct 09 at 7:13 am

  2. Alexandr82

    2 Oct 09 at 12:27 pm

  3. Hy I tried the patch to enable PhisX on a 8800 GTS with a ATI 4670 Primary card but it dosen’t work. When i install the driver the nvidia control pannel dose not get installed. My OS Windows 7 32Bit. I tried the 1.01 / 1.04 patch too. I tried these drivers : 182.50; 185.85; 190.38; 191.07;

    Any Help?

      

    Berci

    7 Oct 09 at 5:31 pm

  4. Berci, I can recommend you to ask at ngohq forums, main discussion is going there.

      

    Zogrim

    7 Oct 09 at 5:43 pm

  5. its working. pretty nicely i can say.
    GF220 is around 3x faster than Ageia PPU.
    I tested it in Sacred 2 for egzample.
    it was barely playable on ageia, expectially in mountains.
    only problem is in batman, i was unable to force maximy level of acceleration, nor dynamic environment.
    so game was deleted as waste of time :)

      

    its

    24 Nov 09 at 12:25 pm

  6. doesnt work with new driver 195.xx..its say nothing to patched

      

    9to9

    26 Nov 09 at 8:43 pm

  7. Tried the winxp patch with the newest nvidia drivers and no luck. (XP 64, sapphire 4870 + evga 8600gt)

    It seems that it’s looking for the .dll in odd places in XP64. nvapi64.dll is in the wow64 folder (the patch tries to find it in a different folder. I tried to work around it by copying it to another folder, patching it, and replacing the old file, but I have no idea if that works since the program does not find nvapi.dll no matter what I do. It looks like the patch program looks for windowsnative or some folder like that.) Any chance you could just make the file a 7z/zip/rar and include the modded files with a readme for the folder tree?

      

    agua

    7 Dec 09 at 2:33 pm

  8. Can you please reupload this you cant d/l it from rapidshare cuz the d/l limit is reached. Thankss!

      

    1234123

    24 Dec 09 at 6:13 pm

  9. 1234123 I can recommend to use 1.02 drivers (link above) instead of old 1.01, but – why not ? reuploaded.

      

    Zogrim

    24 Dec 09 at 6:55 pm

  10. The modded PhysXDevice.dll (PhysX-mod-PPU-1.0.rar) works great on my machine:

    Vista Home Premium x64 with PhysX 909.08.14
    Two ATI Radeon HD 3850 Cards as Crossfire
    Ageia PhysX (PPU)100 Series PCI Express Card

    Batman Arkham Asylum v1.1 PhysX will fly like the wind.
    http://www.ngohq.com/graphic-cards/16223-nvidia-disables-physx-when-ati-card-is-present-78.html#post86252

      

    TertiusGaudens

    5 Feb 10 at 12:11 am

  11. Hello,
    I have a similar problem as “aqua” 07 dec 2009!.
    When I cake the patch (version 1.02) I get the remark that it can’t find the nvapi64.dll ???!.
    The nvapi.dll is present in de system32-file! The nvapi64.dll is nowhere to be found!!
    I use a WinXP 32-bits system with the combination of a Radeon 4870 and a Geforce 9600GT (as is used as example in PCGames Hardware 01/2010).
    Who can help me to solve this problem??

      

    William53

    28 Feb 10 at 3:56 pm

  12. nice job

    well, i have asus m3n ht deluxe, phenon II x4 940 and hd 5850, if possible put a onboard vga for physics and HD 5850 for grafics?????????

    plz!

    andrejaf@hotmail.com

      

    andrew

    15 Apr 10 at 7:47 am

  13. andrew
    if possible put a onboard vga
    Onboards GPUs are not supported. You can use low-end (9600GT, GT240) dedicated GPU instead

      

    Zogrim

    15 Apr 10 at 8:53 am

  14. right,

    with the same way that you’ve unlocked phyx for ati, ya might try a driver to unlock the onboard gpu to do hybrid crossfire with any off board ati…so
    examples “hd 5800+4200″ “hd 4800+3200″ possible?

    thx

      

    andrew

    15 Apr 10 at 9:20 am

  15. andrew
    try a driver to unlock the onboard gpu to do hybrid crossfire with any off board ati
    Afaik, currently mod does not have such functionality. But you can leave such suggestion for GenL, mod creator, here

      

    Zogrim

    15 Apr 10 at 7:00 pm

  16. Is there any new versions availible soon? Or project just freezing during support problems with the latest physx drivers & common nv driver 197.41 WHQL? I mean that is maybe you could discover and find some actually tweaks or something, to avoid this incompabilty issues in latest nvidia drivers? If it’s possible, are you working on that?

      

    Zor1

    16 Apr 10 at 8:15 pm

  17. Zor1
    Or project just freezing during support problems with the latest physx drivers & common nv driver 197.41 WHQL?
    You are working on PhysX SDK based project on Hybrid system ? Interesting :)
    Meanwhile, new version of PhysX mod should be ready in a week or so, according to GenL

      

    Zogrim

    17 Apr 10 at 12:05 pm

  18. I have a question:
    The directX11 still working with ATI+NV hybrid ?
    For example, a HD5870+GT240 ,i only saw reviews with directX10 games.

      

    Leon

    3 Jul 10 at 12:26 am

  19. Can’t find the necessary file anywhere. Where is it?!

      

    Foo

    4 Aug 10 at 10:06 pm

  20. Can’t find the necessary file anywhere
    What file do you need exactly ?

      

    Zogrim

    4 Aug 10 at 10:17 pm


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