Havok, H-L 2 and PSP

Havok, developers of Havok 2 game dynamics, have had a strong presence at this year's GDC and used the event to make a few interesting announcements. The company confirmed that it will support PSP, the recently announced platform from Sony Computer Entertainment, Havok will be porting and optimizing the Havok Physics Engine for PSP and will be working closely with game title developers to ensure the Havok solution meets the needs of game software production on PSP.

The 2004 Game Developer's Conference also gave Havok the chance to announce a new marketing campaign that highlights Valve's use of the Havok 2.0 in H-L 2. In a move which demonstrates that any problems between the two companies, as a result of the source-code theft, are now water under the bridge, both companies confirmed a campaign which will debut in early spring of 2004.

Havok will also offer support for Valve's Source Engine toolset that will be made available to third-party developers. The inclusion of Havok technology in the Source SDK will provide a revolutionary system for Valve's active MOD community and engine licensees to create unique and compelling games.

The current Havok onslaught however, doesn't stop there, Havok also announced that they have signed a multiple license to supply real-time physics middleware to 3 of Pandemic's current projects. Full Spectrum Warrior and Mercenaries are the first two licenses to be publicly announced. The other license is for an unannounced AAA title.

Finally Havok also debuted, at GDC, a set of technical demonstrations based on games which include outstanding examples of their technology. Psi-ops:The Mindgate Conspiracy from Midway has been recognized by Havok as a well designed implementation of their game dynamics, with Havok physics enabling many unique interface and game play elements.
This statement by Havok alone suddenly made us extremely interested in Midway's game especially since the company has chosen to use Psi-ops game level and character assets in their new technology demos to highlight ragdolls, environments and performance statistics. Midway has provided a variety of game assets to Havok for these demos, and plan on using Havok for future projects. Psi-ops is scheduled for release, for the PS2 and XBox, in June 2004.

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Havok, H-L 2 and PSP

half life 2 is so overrated. it's not even better than any game we have right now. and if there's a new counter strike in the future, it will suck too. counter strike is for losers and kids. just aim, jump and shoot like idiots.let me put it in a short sentence: half life 2 is gay. nuff said.

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anonymouse @ 4.29 27/3/2004counter strike is for losers and kids. just aim, jump and shoot like idiotsif you play like that no wonder you dont like it... you wont hit crap jumping and shooting... and the main "requirement" of any FPS is to AIM you muppet... get a life you cant say that HL2 is gay... you havent played the "Finished" game and you dont know whats gunna happen...You are a Fag...i can back that up by your stupidity...TheRook

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true cheesy, but it is still leaps and bound ahead of what was there previouslyCertainly more fun to have bodies fall over railings, boxes capable of blocking doors etc. than static rigamortis objects.Certainly enhances gameplay wouldn't you say?

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why do we want bodies fall over railings??? just let them react simpel (=drop dead to the ground immediatly), or like they do in SoF2...they could better spend more time on the AI then the grafics... when the AI gets better, then the gameplay gets better aswell...just my modest opinion,Knight Maximus

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The addition of physics into computer games is another huge step forward in making games that bit more realistic and fun to play. Just look at Max Payne 2 compared to the original. Soon we'll wonder how we coped without, and then realise that we actually had primitive physics in the form of Worms :-D.Also, i'd like to backup what TheRook said, how can you possibly comment on something you havent played??? Foo.

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TheRookat 5:3 27/3/2004i could never agree with u more well said. And 4 all those who still say H-L 2 sux without having played it (alpha version excluded) U suck and are a shame 2 all mankind...

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Yes TheRook and SKVIDDoZAUR are absolutely right, if you ppl have no idea what you are talking about, just stop bitching around!And btw HL-2 will be using an updated Havok engine now. So b4 you say something again that makes no sense, think for a change.So when HL-2 finally comes out and we get to play it, that will be the time to say it sux or rocks.

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Doom 3 will own HL2 Doom 3 will own HL2 Doom 3 will own HL2 Doom 3 will own HL2 Doom 3 will own HL2 Doom 3 will own HL2 Doom 3 will own HL2 Doom 3 will own HL2 Doom 3 will own HL2 Doom 3 will own HL2 Doom 3 will own HL2 Doom 3 will own HL2

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For f**k sake, when you manage to produce and release a full working game without any f**king leaks from you employees, release a game on time & without any glitches such as the game being easily hacked/cheated, THEN YOU CAN SAY THAT CERTAIN GAMES SUCK, YOU ARE A BUNCH OF f**kERS WHO DONT KNOW WHAT THE f**k YOU ARE ON ABOUT!!!!You are probably just a bunch of f**king teenagers, some of you sound like kids. You f**king act like you know everything about a game by looking at screenshots, reading media releases and downloading illegal software leaks. GET OFF YOU f**kING ASSES AND DO SOMETHING USEFUL WITH YOUR LIVES!!!

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These posts are so funny to read. Interesting post you are faggots. Apparently being a kid or a teenager is a bad thing. Critisizing people for sounding like a teenager. I'd place you around 12 because I don't know any adults that speaks or types as poorly as you -- this is where you jump back in and say you're 42 and married and have kids and I'm just a punk-assed f***ing kid with no life.I think I've got a pretty good life, but if you want to insist I don't... I can say one thing:I don't log onto games forums on a games site, and go out of my way to tell people they have no life. If you have this much time on your hands... get a hobby, or a job, or... a life.

Havok, H-L 2 and PSP

You know this game is going to suck major on the PSP. This games using advanced shader effects. Effects that the PS2, PSP cannot handle. MaxPayne2 is a prime example as to how shitty the game runs on the PS2. And that game uses a simplified version of the Havok engine. The PSP version is going to suck...

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First of all, let me say this. matrixboxsucks is a mofo.I agree with THE rock. Games shouldnt be put down be4 u play it, and if u dont or just suck big time at it, then you shouldnt even f**king care.Havok is the best, u guys being brainless teenagers lookin for new illegal games. First of all, its all simple physics, u didnt go to school(F=mg anyone?), ofcource u cant understand a shit - "everything seems to be as light as a balloon" from MR. Cheese. I guess adjusting body weight is a big problem for both game and the engine. go to school dipshit.As for thouse who say " why do we need something to react with something ", u guys would be using voodoo cards if not, its a step closer to realism.Also i agree with it sucking for PS2/PSP for the simple reason, that its too much for PS. Its games suck the way it is and now if they gonna suck resources on simulation, then f**k the console.Lets face it, consoles drag PC games down big time, so f**k em.Peace

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I played CS:CZ,HL2 beta,Doom3 Alpha,CS:CZ sux it is insult to ur inteligence, HL2 has excelent shading options and it runs like hell on my Radeon9600pro, Doom3 is unoptimized has extremely large polycount but the graphics are amazeing (it also runs super on my radeon, kind of sux on GeForce2-4, FX r fine though). So try throwing trash at games once u play them, not a minute sooner.

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THE HAVOC STUFF IS COOL I PLAYED ON THE LEAK OF HL2 BUT THE GAME ITSELF ISNT VERY GOOD FROM WHAT I PLAYED THE GRAPHICS LOOK OUTDATED AND IT RAN A BIT SLOW FARCRY LOOKS MUCH BETTER REALLY I KNOW THE LEAK IS NOT FINAL BUT IT IS AN IDEA OF WHAT TO EXPECT, WHICH ISNT MUCH REALLY.THE GAME WILL BE RELEASED TOO LATE AND FAIL

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i would not say that the hl2 graphics are outdated from what i saw they left out (was not in the beta) sprites, well most of them were missing. the good thing is the shading, cgs, and of course the PIXEL shaders kick ass, did u c those reflections in the wather now thats using DX9 and PS

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