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Monday, 10 October 2011 10:18

PC version of RAGE patched

Written by David Stellmack

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Adds additional graphics options


The promised patch from id Software to address issues with the graphics options in the just released title RAGE has showed up on Steam this past weekend. The patch exposes additional graphics options for PC owners to tweak the performance of RAGE on their graphics hardware.

The issues with RAGE seem to center on issues with the graphics drivers, according to id Software, and both AMD and Nvidia have moved to provide new beta drivers to deal with the issue. Still, the new patch adds much more flexibility for configuration of the graphics options within the video settings menu and could help some users tweak their settings to address issues.

From what we have been able to tell since the release of the patch, at least some users are still reporting problems that are apparently worse now then they were before the patch was issued. However, it does seem that for some users the additional settings have brought some relief from the problems they were having.

The issues with RAGE and the graphics drivers have impacted the reception of the PC version of the game. Still, we expect that once things are sorted out the situation will improve and the PC version of the game will stabilize. In our experience, once we were on the beta drivers our issues with RAGE seemed to have been solved, but Battlefield 3 no longer works. It could still be a while before the entire situation gets sorted out.

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+8 #1 JAB Creations 2011-10-10 10:36
Kyle from HardOCP was really upset about iD software's programmers constructing Rage for consoles and then having the PC as an afterthought...and I agree. Build for the superior platform and then degrade it for inferior platforms. Here is a screenshot of Rage versus Doom III here...

http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1037840623&postcount=682
 
 
+1 #2 RickyT23 2011-10-10 10:59
Quoting JAB Creations:
Kyle from HardOCP was really upset about iD software's programmers constructing Rage for consoles and then having the PC as an afterthought...and I agree. Build for the superior platform and then degrade it for inferior platforms. Here is a screenshot of Rage versus Doom III here...

http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1037840623&postcount=682


I dont think that is fair. I mean you are taking a particularly low-res tex and comparing it to a high res tex, but it fails to point out that Rage's best outdoor area will look 100 times better than Doom3's best outdoor area.

Not to mention that Doom 3 has lots of tiled textures, whereas Rage has little or no repetition of any of it's textures.
 
 
+2 #3 TinHat 2011-10-10 11:11
I agree. Installed RAGE and imediately found that the video control settings were designed for console gamers only. There were no real options to adjust anything but screen size which , as you know, is crap when you think about all the graphical tweaks PC users need. All i wanted to do was ensure screen tearing stopped in game (no chance). It was the same for the audio controls either 'On or Off'. Laughable really!!
 
 
0 #4 RickyT23 2011-10-10 11:18
Quoting TinHat:
I agree. Installed RAGE and imediately found that the video control settings were designed for console gamers only. There were no real options to adjust anything but screen size which , as you know, is crap when you think about all the graphical tweaks PC users need. All i wanted to do was ensure screen tearing stopped in game (no chance). It was the same for the audio controls either 'On or Off'. Laughable really!!


They have patched it. ~Now you have six options in the video settings instead of three. Including vsync. I found it to be full of graphical glitches but the patch fixed all of them. And it runs at 60fps.
 
 
-1 #5 STRESS 2011-10-10 12:26
It is obvious that John dropped the ball again, after the more than lackluster Doom3 and its engine already so far behind that nearly anybody bothered licensing it. RAGE fails to impress again. Maybe fanboys finally stop listening to John Carmack's blabberings as well.
 
 
+1 #6 RickyT23 2011-10-10 12:45
Quoting STRESS:
It is obvious that John dropped the ball again, after the more than lackluster Doom3 and its engine already so far behind that nearly anybody bothered licensing it. RAGE fails to impress again. Maybe fanboys finally stop listening to John Carmack's blabberings as well.


Are you stupid or something? Doom 3 engine powered a bunch of stuff, there are still a few lines of it's code operating in MW2! For 2004 graphics, Doom 3 was ground breaking. OH MY GOD!!!! IdTech4 I think you'll find the Doom3 engine was called, and it's list of games as pretty large.
 
 
-1 #7 STRESS 2011-10-10 12:52
Quoting RickyT23:
[For 2004 graphics, Doom 3 was ground breaking. OH MY GOD!!!! IdTech4 I think you'll find the Doom3 engine was called, and it's list of games as pretty large.


Yeah like about five games. Compared to Unreal Engine 2 and Unreal Engine 3 that's a laughable amount of games.
 
 
+1 #8 RickyT23 2011-10-10 13:09
Quoting STRESS:
Yeah like about five games. Compared to Unreal Engine 2 and Unreal Engine 3 that's a laughable amount of games.


Well, technically seven, but there are a lot more if you include games which use a heavily modified version of the engine which they stamp as their own.

My point is, though, that at the time it was released, Doom 3 had the best graphics of any shooter, hands down. It was the first engine which had dynamic per-pixel lighting. This was a big step forwards. UE3 has this, but it wasn't released until quite a bit later than idTech4/Doom 3.
 
 
0 #9 DaRAGE 2011-10-10 13:50
Quoting RickyT23:
I dont think that is fair. I mean you are taking a particularly low-res tex and comparing it to a high res tex, but it fails to point out that Rage's best outdoor area will look 100 times better than Doom3's best outdoor area.

Not to mention that Doom 3 has lots of tiled textures, whereas Rage has little or no repetition of any of it's textures.


http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/541781415187609322/0DC022B109BAC75DC6578C3C2253292456E2E6F0/

best outdoor textures ever (thats maxed out in graphics btw.. Mega-low-res-textures suck
 
 
0 #10 thematrix606 2011-10-10 14:31
Quoting DaRAGE:
Quoting RickyT23:
I dont think that is fair. I mean you are taking a particularly low-res tex and comparing it to a high res tex, but it fails to point out that Rage's best outdoor area will look 100 times better than Doom3's best outdoor area.

Not to mention that Doom 3 has lots of tiled textures, whereas Rage has little or no repetition of any of it's textures.


http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/541781415187609322/0DC022B109BAC75DC6578C3C2253292456E2E6F0/

best outdoor textures ever (thats maxed out in graphics btw.. Mega-low-res-textures suck


Damn everything is so blurry! Is this for real?
 

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