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 Second Life upgrading to Havok 7


This week Second Life is upgrading from server 1.38 to 1.40. The most important component of this release is the integration of Havok 7, the most recent battle-tested version of Havok’s Physics Engine.
Key benefits of the Server 1.40/Havok 7 upgrade include:

* Reduction of crash rates
* Increase of physics frame rate
* More realistic interaction with inworld objects because Havok 7 more efficiently processe moving and colliding content

Linden Lab have been beta testing Server 1.40/Havok 7 on SL test grid (called Aditi) since January.

Here is a sample video of Havok 7 Physics testing.




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