Steam recently released a patch that should hopefully sort out all of RAGE’s graphical bugs. However for people stuck with a non-steam version, or maybe too dumb to patch the game, or possibly they acquired the game via nefarious means, they’re stuck with version 1.0, which has a cock so far up it’s ass it’s ticking it’s tonsils. Here’s a few tips to get it running right.

Firstly, heres my PC spec. I’m currently getting 60FPS solidly, using the high quality config posted here.

ATI 4870 1GB
Quad Core Q6600
8GB Ram
Windows 7 Ultimate

Texture pop in woes

Rage is quite a good looking game when it’s not busy looking like shit. One of the worst offenders is that the game streams its Textures as it goes, meaning you get hideous texture pop in if you turn your head in any given direction. To counter this you can create a temporary cache folder for Rages textures. This may not work on Win XP however. For Vista/W7 users:

Go to C:\users\your user name

Go to the ‘appdata’ folder (this is a hidden folder)

Then  into the ‘local’ folder

In here, create a folder called ‘id software’, and inside that, create a folder called ‘rage’ (all lower case)

Rage should now use this folder to store its Cache, greatly reducing texture pop in.

Glitching Graphics everywhere in this Bitch

This was how Rage looked for me at first

And this is it afterwards

For starters, install the latest ATI hotfix (this especially applies to 4000 series users)

Then go into Catalyst Control Centre:

Enable Catalyst AI (this fixed the glitching textures for me)

Enable Triple buffering

Force Vsync to ‘always on’. (forcing vsync removed ALL screen tearing, and kept the game at a stable 60FPS constantly)

Shitty Textures on my mind 

Another fix that rolled out in the steam patch was the removal of the auto configurator. However if youre on an unpatched version, you may want to add in a custom config to remove the horrible low res textures you get on distant objects. Heres my config which seems to be working perfectly (created by FusedCore on the steam forums). Copy and paste this into a text file, save it as rageconfig.cfg, and palce it in your Rage\base folder. Heres a link to the thread, jsut in case wordpress squashes the code and messes it up at all

//HD Config v2.0 By FusedCore
echo “^1 Loading the HD Config v2.0 by FusedCore…”
//cvar_restart //use this setting to use the games default settings
cvaradd s_lockListener -1; seta s_lockListener 0; echo “^1Setting the Cvar listener to unlock the settings so this game can use the config…”
seta jobs_numThreads 0; echo “^1Setting the threads…” //CPU Threads Use 0,2,4,6,8,10,12 for the number of threads your system has. Use this only if your having Stuttering or hanging
seta com_videoRam “1024”; echo “^1Setting the Video memory size…” //sets the Video Card memory Set this to the amount you have in MB
//cvaradd com_synctotime -1; echo “^1Disabling the framelimiter…” //Use this command to disable the 60fps locker
//seta com_maxfps “60”; echo “^1Setting the fps to your settings…” //limits the frames to 60 can be changed to what you desire
seta fc_maxcachememoryMB 1536 echo “^1Setting the File Cache size…” //Increases the default file cache size to completely eliminate the popins
seta image_anisotropy “16”; echo “^1Setting the Ansistropy Filtering…” //Using the highest setting here but you can set as 2, 4 or 8
seta image_usecompression 0; echo “^1Disabling the Image Compression…”
seta image_filter “GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_LINEAR”; echo “^1Setting the image filtering…”
seta image_blend “GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_LINEAR”; echo “^1Setting the image blending”
seta image_preload “1”; echo “^1Enabling preloaded Images…”//Use preload images when ever possible
seta image_lodbias “-1”; echo “^1Setting the image LoD…” //LoD settings
seta image_ignoreHighQuality “0”; echo “^1Setting the HQ images…” //Sets up for using HQ gfx
seta image_ignoreLowQuality “1” echo “^1Setting the LQ images…” //ignores the low textures
seta image_useCache “1”; echo “^1Setting the image cache…” //Enabled Cache to allow the textures to load properly without popping
seta image_cacheMegs “1024”; echo “^1Setting the cache maxsize…” //Cache size in Megabytes
seta image_cacheMinK “10”; echo “^1Setting the cache minsize…” //Cache minimum size in kilobytes
seta r_aspectRatio “1”; echo “^1Setting the Aspect Ratio…” // 0=4:3, 1=16:9, 2=16:10, 3=5:4 TFT, -1 custom
seta r_fullscreen “1”; echo “^1Setting the fullscreen option…”
//seta r_customAspectRatioV “10”
//seta r_customAspectRatioH “16”
seta r_swapInterval 1; echo “^1Setting the Vsync option…” //VSYNC 1 enabled, 0 diabled
seta r_useHighQualityPostProcess “1”; echo “^1Setting the HQ post proccessing…” //Fore High Quality post proccessing
seta r_shadowsHighQuality “1”; echo “^1Setting the HQ Shadows…” //Fore High Quality shadows
seta r_displayRefresh “0” //keep it so the engine doesn’t double render a frame
seta r_renderer “best” //highest rendering options
seta r_multiSamples “32”; echo “^1Setting the MultiSampling…” //Set this to 16 or 8 if you’re having low-fps as 32 is the Max Multi-sampling
seta r_useHBAO “1”; echo “^1Setting the Ambient occlusion…”
seta r_useRenderThread “0” // 0 Disable or 1 Enable threaded rendering useful for newer cards to increase performance.
seta r_visDistMult “1”
seta r_useMotionBlur “1”; echo “^1Setting the Motion Blur…” //use blur
seta r_skipBump “0”
seta r_skipSpecular “0”
seta r_skipNewAmbient “0”
seta r_shadows “1”; echo “^1Setting the Shadows…”
seta r_cgFragmentProfile “best”
seta r_cgVertexProfile “best”
seta vt_lodBias “-1”; echo “^1Setting the Visual Texture LoD…” //LoD settings
//below is cache settings And advanced GFX settings
echo “^1Setting the Textures type…”
seta vt_pageimagesizeuniquediffuseonly2 “8192”
seta vt_pageimagesizeuniquediffuseonly “8192”
seta vt_pageimagesizeunique “8192”
seta vt_pageimagesizevmtr “8192”
seta vt_maxPPF 64; echo “^1Setting the Pages per file…” //Set this to 64 for Quad-cores CPU’s or higher, 16 or 8 for dual-cores CPU’s
seta vt_preload “1”; echo “^1Setting the Visual Textures to Preload…”
//Begin Advanced GFX Filtering and Sharper Images. Comment these 3 lines out if you are having issues or don’t like the way it looks.
echo “^1Setting the Visual Texture Filters”
//End of Advanced GFX Filtering
seta vt_useCache “1”; echo “^1Setting the Visual texture cache…”
seta vt_cacheMegs “1024”; echo “^1Setting the cache maxsize…”
seta vt_cacheMinK “10”; echo “^1Setting the cache minsize…”
seta vt_ignoreHighQuality “0”; echo “^1Setting the HQ Visual Texture…”
seta vt_ignoreLowQuality “1”; echo “^1Setting the LQ Visual Texture…”
//Begin HD Settings
echo “^1 -Loading the HD Settings…”
seta vt_qualityhdplossless “1”
seta vt_qualityhdppower “1”
seta vt_qualityhdpspecular “1”
seta vt_qualityhdpnormal “0”
seta vt_qualityhdpdiffuse “1”
seta vt_qualitydctpower “100”
seta vt_qualitydctspecular “100”
seta vt_qualitydctnormal “100”
seta vt_qualitydctchroma “100”
seta vt_qualitydctluma “100”
seta vt_maxlockedpages “2048”
//HD Image settings
seta image_qualityhdplossless “1”
seta image_qualityhdppower “1”
seta image_qualityhdpspecular “1”
seta image_qualityhdpnormal “0”
seta image_qualityhdpdiffuse “1”
seta image_qualitydctpower “100”
seta image_qualitydctspecular “100”
seta image_qualitydctnormal “100”
seta image_qualitydctchroma “100”
seta image_qualitydctluma “100”
seta image_maxlockedpages “1024”
//End HD Settings
echo “^1 -HD Settings Loaded…”
//seta vt_maxaniso 4; echo “^1Setting the Visual Texture anisotropy…” //Set this to 0 if your having lots screen tarring issues and do NOT set this higher then 4 otherwise it will corrupt the Mega-Textures
echo “^1-If you Have seen NO Unknowns above this line then it has all been Loaded without errors-”
echo “^1 …HD Config v2.0 by FusedCore Loaded, Enjoy the game!!!”