Service Pack 3 for Virtools Software Suite Released

Paris, February 24, 2005 - Virtools announced today the release of Service Pack 3 for Virtools ™ Software Suite, the leading industry-standard solutions for creating interactive 3D content, for virtual reality/simulations, video games and marketing/multimedia applications. The Virtools Software Suite is comprised of Virtools Dev 3.0, the flagship development platform, and its add-on packs which include Virtools Physics Pack, Virtools AI Pack, Virtools Server, Virtools VR Pack, Virtools Xbox Kit and Virtools CAD Pack.

Regular Service Pack releases automatically update Virtools Dev and its add-ons to keep up with the latest advancements in real-time 3D technology. In addition to bug fixes, Service Pack 3 also offers new features that improve Virtools' ergonomic interface and optimized production environment:

* Create Web Page now automatically generates HTML code to deliver the Virtools Web Player effectively via AKAMAI ™ servers worldwide.
* New variables and options for saving and merging data.
* Improved shader compatibility and support of DirectX Semantics and Annotations Standards.

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"Service Pack 3 reinforces Virtools' user-friendly interface, powerful 3D rendering capabilities and optimized workflow to keep our clients in step with the latest interactive 3D technologies," noted Romain Sididris, VP R&D at Virtools.

About Virtools™

Virtools launched its commercial activities in 1993 with consulting and services targeting the VR sector. With the needs of this and other key markets in mind, Virtools built the company's initial software solution, Virtools Dev. As an Independent Software Vendor since Q4 1999, Virtools has become the leading provider of comprehensive software development solutions for building highly interactive 3D content.

With several thousands of users throughout the world, the Virtools Software Suite enables prototyping, development and deployment of offline and online/networked video games, along with applications in the fields of industrial simulation/virtual reality and marketing/multimedia.

Virtools clients include industry leaders such as Procter & Gamble, EDF, EADS, CEA, PSA Peugeot Citroen, CNRS, France Telecom, Matsushita, American Department of Energy, Intel, Publicis Networks/Renault, Arte TV and L'Oréal, as well as major game studios such as Electronic Arts, Microïds, Sony Computer Entertainment, Microsoft, Warner Bros Online, Blue Fang Games and Ubisoft.

Virtools' strategic partners include Barco, Orad, HP, Nvidia, Intersense, Ascension Technologies, Advanced Realtime Tracking, Microsoft, Sony, Nvidia/ATI, Discreet, Alias, Newtek, Softimage, Havok and NxN.

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