RAGE PC gets huge patch, advanced graphics control options

Following its somewhat controversial launch on PC, id Software has dropped a massive update for RAGE via Steam.

It adds the advanced graphics control options that probably should have been in the game in the first place.

“The original release of RAGE does not expose many video graphics options for people to tweak because some of these settings, although desirable from a quality perspective, simply will not work on specific configurations either due to hardware limitations and/or driver bugs,” reads the patch note.

“Due to popular demand for more video and graphics options, this patch updates the video settings menu and exposes several quality and performance settings. However, not everyone may be able to increase the settings due to hardware limitations and/or driver bugs.”

The notes also address a bunch of known issues with certain hardware/software configurations, so it’s worth a squizz if you’re having problems.

The actual list of stuff fixed and added in the update includes:

•    Implemented workaround for AMD driver crash right after intro cinematic on Win 7 32-bit systems.
•    Disabled UBOs because they are causing animation issues with AMD drivers.
•    Don’t allow swap-tear to be enabled on AMD while the extension is not
•    exposed because it may crash.
•    Support for new video settings: “texture cache”, “vsync” and “anisotropic filter”
•    Automatically adjust vt_maxPPF based on the number of available cores.
•    Improved performance for SLI cards when GPU transcode is enabled.
•    Fix for GPU Transcoding option being disabled after exiting gameplay.
•    Added safe mode to restore video settings to default values.
•    Allow g_fov to be changed from the RAGE launch options in Steam.
•    Server now forwards text chat from clients to all other clients while in-game.

That should keep PC gamers happy for about five minutes, until everything else breaks.

RAGE PC gets huge patch, advanced graphics control options << Comments and views

  • PC Gamer

    "That should keep PC gamers happy for about five minutes, until everything else breaks."

    How droll…

  • bob

    How big is the huge patch, Size info please?

  • patch guy

    about 1GB I think

  • Derp

    The patch (350mb) helped the game to crash less, but it still has those horrible textures.

    Had to use the new AMD Rage driver as well as a config file just to get this crappy game working.

  • HeeBs

    Attention Micro$oft & Sony !

    Next release of your console, please add as standard keyboard & mouse support – this way all the PC & console guys can purchase a console and we can all play with the same controller system. As a PC guy I just can't get used to the controller for FPS games and this destroys the fun for me!

    This way we can all buy a console every 4 yrs for R4000 bucks, same same cost of a GFX card, we can all purchase original software and all play on the same network. Avoiding hackers, wall haxx and competing with a 13yr old kids with a R30k pc.

    Developers can focus on a single platform and release a working copy of a game.

    After 4yrs, when the console starts to age a bit, release another one.

    I think this makes sense – the hardware guys will k@k themselves 'cos they're not selling R8k GFX cards but at least the gamers are happy!

  • Sou1Co11ector


    Awesome idea.

    Just tweak it a bit to include updated tech like 2Gb graphics processor, 8Gb ram, 8 core cpu and 2Tb harddrive included.

    I'll buy it and damn it make sure there's a keyboard and mouse with variable DPI settings etc.