NVIDIA PhysX SDK Downloads


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NVIDIA PhysX SDK Downloads

NVIDIA PhysX - Game Physics for PC, Console, and Online GamingThis page contains links and valuable information for obtaining the latest Free Licensed version of NVIDIA's binary PhysX SDK. To review the license agreement which governs the use of all Free Licensed binary PhysX SDK versions, please read the End User License Agreement (EULA).  For information about obtaining source code PhysX SDK's or console versions, email questions to: PhysX Licensing

NOTE: Before installing the SDK, you must install the latest PhysX System Software. Instalation of PhysX System Software is often required before playing many games that use PhysX Technology.

How to access the Binary PhysX SDK

The NVIDIA binary PhysX SDK is 100% free for both commercial and non-commercial use and is available for immediate download by registered PhysX developers. To become a registered PhysX Developer please complete the registration form (steps provided below) on NVIDIA's PhysX Developers Website.

The SDK contains headers, libs, dlls, samples, and documentation and the directions for obtaining access to the binary PhysX SDKs for all supported platforms are provided below:

PhysX SDK for PC (Windows)

The NVIDIA binary PhysX PC SDK is available to all Registered PhysX Developers. To become a Registered PhysX Developer go to NVIDIA's PhysX Developers Website and complete the registration form by following these steps:

Please click on the link above to go to the site and request an account. Once at the site, click on the "Sign-in" button in the upper right; then click on the "Request a New Account" button; fill-in the registration form completely and accurately.  Be sure to use your real first and last name and complete all required fields to the best of your ability.  Complete the process by clicking on the "Request a New Account" button at the bottom of the registration form.

NOTE: Each registration request is reviewed and verified individually; thus, incomplete and inaccurate information will invalidate your request.  If your request has been invalidated, you will receive an email notifying you to re-submit again with accurate and complete information.  Once your request for an account has been approved, you will receive an email stating that your account has been approved and you may then Sign-in and download the binary PhysX PC SDK.

PhysX SDK for PS3

The binary PhysX PS3 SDK can be downloaded by Sony registered developers on Sony’s Developer Network (

PhysX SDK for Xbox 360

To obtain access to the binary PhysX Xbox 360 SDK, please send an email to the PhysX Licensing team and provide the email address which can be used to verify your status as an authorized Xbox developer on Xbox Central and indicate your interest in obtaining the binary PhysX Xbox 360 SDK.  Once verified, you will receive an email containing instructions for downloading the SDK on NVIDIA's PhysX Developers Website.

PhysX SDK for Wii

For the binary PhysX Wii SDK, please logon to your WarioWorld account, go to the 3rd-Party Tools Page, click on PhysX by NVIDIA, and verify your NDA status by clicking on the Tool Vendor Verification System button.  The system will send an email that verifies your NDA status to the PhysX Licensing Team and, once received, the team will contact you with directions for downloading the binary PhysX Wii SDK on NVIDIA's PhysX Developers Website.

Source Code SDK

NVIDIA offers Source Code SDKs as an aid to assist developers in debugging their projects and integrating into game engines. Source Code access for each SDK is available for the following platforms:

  • PC
  • Xbox 360
  • PS3
  • Wii

Support Services

NVIDIA also offers a trouble ticket based support programs designed to provide the best possible utilization of the PhysX platform as it pertains to your development needs.   On-site support is also offered to companies participating in the paid support program.

Additional Information

For additional information about licencing the PhysX Source Code SDK or questions conerning NVIDIA’s PhysX SDK Support offerings, contact us directly by sending an email with your questions to: PhysX Licensing

NVIDIA PhysX Tools and Plugins

  • AgPerfMon: A comphrensive PhysX profiling and tracing tool
  • PhysX Visual Debugger: Allows you to visualize, debug, and interact with your PhysX application's physical scene representation.
  • PhysX Plugins for Max and Maya: Create, simulate, and export physics content directly from Autodesk 3D Studio Max or Maya
  • PhysX Plugin for Autodesk Softimage: The PhysX plugin for Softimage is built right in. No download/install required!

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