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Old 02-02-2012, 07:32 PM   #1
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did the nvidia 295.51 driver break Alice for you too?

After installing 295.51, Alice does a crash-to-desktop when trying to load a game. The error report says something about a physx file.

I've reinstalled the previous nvidia driver and everything works fine again.

Did this happen to anyone else? If so, does anyone know a fix? I like the idea of using the latest Physx drivers, just in case it improves physx performance.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:45 PM   #2
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Fix is the following:

1: Create a folder called:
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Engine\v2.8.4

2: Copy the following 2 files from Alice install to:
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Engine\v2.8.4
PhysXCooking.dll
PhysXCore.dll


3: Create a folder called backup in (or where you installed Alice to):
D:\Program Files\EA Games\Alice Madness Returns\Game\Alice2\Binaries\Win32\Backup
Now move the following into it from the Alice install:
PhysXLocal(move entire folder)
PhysXDevice.dll


4: Now ensure that the following 2 files are the same size as the ones in both these locations:
PhysXCooking.dll=384KB
PhysXCore.dll=3484KB

C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Engine\v2.8.4
D:\Program Files\EA Games\Alice Madness Returns\Game\Alice2\Binaries\Win32
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:02 AM   #3
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That method worked, thanks.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:24 PM   #4
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I did not have a problem upgrading to those drivers but wonder why you did.
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:43 AM   #5
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Definitely a known problem right now with the physx .1111. The easier fix that also works is going back to physx .1107.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:43 PM   #6
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The Alienware Gamer's solution also worked for me.
Only one thing to mention: I had to create the PhysX/Engine/v2.8.4 in the "Program files (x86)" folder, not the standard "Program files" one, where the 64bit software reside.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:25 PM   #7
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btw the new physx 9.12.0203 fixes the Alice problem now. It's available inside the 295.51 driver package, but not on physx's own page yet.

Note if you "hacked" around the problem for .1111, you should restore things the way they were before using the new physx.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:05 PM   #8
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New 295.73 WHQL drivers just come out with the latest PhysX 9.12.0209

WINDOWS 7 AND VISTA

64bit http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-wi...ql-driver.html

32bit http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-wi...ql-driver.html

WINDOWS XP

64bit http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp64...ql-driver.html

32bit http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp-2...ql-driver.html

Enjoy
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:37 AM   #9
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In addition, nvidia also put up even newer PhysX 9.12.0213 on its own page. lol
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:57 AM   #10
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In addition, nvidia also put up even newer PhysX 9.12.0213 on its own page. lol
Ya they are hard at work lol i wonder what is new
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:55 PM   #11
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In addition, nvidia also put up even newer PhysX 9.12.0213 on its own page. lol
This shouldn't be "required" though, unless a previous version is causing you in-game issues related to PhysX.

But every driver release after 275.33 has had it's quirks. Try the newer 295 WHQL versions. I've already tried over 10 games with them and they are working MUCH better overall. Anything beats those buggy 285 WHQL version.
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