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Allegorithmic Ships ProFX 2.6

Allegorithmic announced the immediate availability of ProFX 2.6, the newest version of its patented procedural texturing middleware. With an optimized core that runs faster and on a wider range of machines, ProFX 2.6 allows game studios to produce texture assets up to two times faster than with regular techniques. ProFX 2.6 procedural textures also ensure very small files sizes, making them ideal for massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), virtual communities, casual and downloadable games.

"ProFX continues to garner recognition as robust and powerful middleware for authoring and rendering high-quality procedural textures," said Dr. Sebastien Deguy, president and founder of Allegorithmic. "ProFX 2.6 demonstrates our commitment to provide innovative solutions that enable game studios to create richer environments and enter a new world of digital distribution without the hurdles of transferring and storing large texture files."

Key features include:

* Compatibility with Pixel Shader 2.0 maximizes the number of machines that benefit from GPU acceleration of ProFX

* Seamless integration with MaPZone Pro 2.6 adds increased productivity for developers

* ProFX textures are extremely small without sacrificing quality; they are 500 to 1,000 times smaller than regular compressed bitmap textures making them ideal for MMOGs and other game projects with limited disk space

* The production time of ProFX textures is typically one-to-two times shorter than producing regular textures

ProFX 2.6 pricing models vary based on type of game and development platform.

Founded in 2003 and based in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Allegorithmic (www.allegorithmic.com) is an emerging leader in the 3D effects industry. The company specializes in creating advanced authoring software and middleware that is designed to simplify the process of creating high-quality textures for next-generation content developers. Allegoritmic has partnered with some of the industry's leading games and technology companies, including: Dassault Systems, Epic Games, Luxology, Microsoft and Naked Sky Ent.

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