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I can also confirm that this works. I'm running an HD6990 with an 8800GT and it seems to work great. I haven't had a chance to really stress test it in a crazy battle or anything, but now blood pools around enemies and when I shoot the ground dirt chunks fly! Thanks M1RAG3!
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OP > there's nothing there O.o

Post 2 is infinitely more helpful biggrin.gif
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I know it. The post was made a few hours after the game came out, there wasn't a lot of info out there. I definitely cede that the second post was more helpful smile.gif
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Originally Posted by M1RAG3 View Post

It is actually easier than that guide.

Steps for BL2 Hybrid PhysX

[*] Download latest ForceWare from nVidia.


[*] Install Forceware.


[*] Install version 1.05ff of the Hybrid Mod (LINK)


[*] Run the PhysX-HwSelection-set-GPU.cmd file in the Extras folder of the Hybrid Mod.



[*] (Now, to force physx on, even though the option is greyed out.)
Goto your My Documents\My Games folder, within you should see a Borderlands 2 folder.


[*] Open the Borderlands 2 folder -> WillowGame -> Config folders.
(Path should be something like: "C:\Users\\Documents\My Games\Borderlands 2\WillowGame\Config")


[*] Find and open the WillowEngine.ini file.


[*] Find the line that reads "PhysXLevel="
(It probably says PhysXLevel=0)


[*] Now for the magic, PhysXLevel=1 is Medium and PhysXLevel=2 is High.


[*] Save your desired value, save, and then launch.



Voila! Hybrid physx in Borderlands 2. smile.gif

I have a slightly different method, which seems to work too.

Follow same steps as bolded above, however then, no need to dig around in the *.ini.

Just have a look in the steamapps/common/Borderlands 2/binaries folder, and move all the PhysX*.dlls (with the exception of PhysXExtensions.dll) and all the cuda*.dll files in there to another folder (back them up just in case).
From there, it unlocked the PhysX greyed out setting in the Launcher, and can now set High! Also the setting can be adjusted in-game.

On my crossfired 7970s I can push on 8X AA, along with in-game FXAA, and max out everything, utilising my GT640 for PhysX, locked out at a solid 60FPS.
The GT640 shows around 30-50% usage when stuff is flying around during firefights, and the blood definitely complies with gravity biggrin.gif
I spent a good 10 minutes of the intro chapter shooting the flags and curtains lachen.gif

There is another setting in that *.ini that you could try as well;

PhysXGpuHeapSize, and PhysXMeshCacheSize, if these are increased (values are in Mb) they should show an FPS improvement, based on previous PhysX implemented games. I haven't had time to try these though.
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The physx is literally the only reason I want to get this game....
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It's pretty impressive, especially with Maya's Phaselock ability. It has a gravitational pull on all the surrounding particles, so you'll see dirt and rocks and blood all swirling around the enemy!
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I find myself wasting ammo shooting the floor so chunks of ice fly up biggrin.gif

It looks amazing.
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can't wait for my 9800 gtx..
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Anyone try a card in a pci-e 1x slot off of the southbridge? I know that physx doesn't need much bandwith.
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It'll work just fine ^ No worries.
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