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Just thought I'd throw together a quick, helpful guide for all of the individuals having problems with RAGE - from texture pop-in to image tearing, these fixes help alleviate some of the issues.

Firstly, if you are running an ATI video card, download the new, "RAGE Performance" drivers at AMD.

If you are having massive pop-in and texture loading problems, you might not have a cache folder. Go to "C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Local" -> create a folder named "ID Software" -> create a sub folder called "RAGE". Next time you run the game, you should notice cache files populating the folder.

If you want to customize the graphics settings and improve performance, you'll need a configuration file. Navigate to the installation folder "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\rage\base" -> create a new file called "rageConfig.cfg". You can now add customized settings - for reference, here is my rageConfig:

Code:

seta com_videoRam "896" 
seta image_anisotropy "8" //Using the highest setting here but you can set as 2, 4 or 8.
seta image_usecompression 0 // Leave this.
seta image_filter "GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_LINEAR" //Filtering for light maps.
seta image_preload "1" //Use preload images when ever possible.
seta image_lodbias "0" //LoD settings.
seta image_ignoreHighQuality "0" //Sets up for using HQ gfx.
seta image_useCache "1" //Enabled Cache to allow the textures to load properly without popping.
seta image_cacheMegs "100" //Cache size in Megabytes.
seta image_cacheMinK "200" //Cache minimum size in kilobytes.
seta r_useHighQualityPostProcess "0" //Fore High Quality post proccessing.
seta r_shadowsHighQuality "1" //Fore High Quality shadows.
seta r_displayRefresh "0" //Leave this so the engine doesn't refresh every frame.
seta r_renderer "best" //Highest rendering options.
seta r_multiSamples "32" //Max Multi-sampling; if your game has bad FPS turn this down to say 8 or 0.
seta r_useHBAO "1"
seta r_useRenderThread "1" //Disable/enable threaded rendering.
seta r_visDistMult "1"
seta r_useMotionBlur "0" //I don't like the blur.
seta r_skipBump "0" 
seta r_skipSpecular "0"
seta r_skipNewAmbient "0"
seta r_shadows "1"
seta r_cgFragmentProfile "best"
seta r_cgVertexProfile "best"
seta vt_lodBias "-1" //LoD settings

seta vt_pageimagesizeuniquediffuseonly2 "8192"
seta vt_pageimagesizeuniquediffuseonly "8192" 
seta vt_pageimagesizeunique "8192" 
seta vt_pageimagesizevmtr "8192"

seta m_smooth "1"
seta pm_nobob "1"

If texture loading and pop-in issues are extremely prevalent, here is another configuration (be sure to set your "videoRam"):

Code:

seta com_videoRam "896" //sets the Video Card memory Set this to the amount you have in MB
seta com_maxfps "60" //limits the frames to 60 can be changed to what you desire
seta image_anisotropy "8" //Using the highest setting here but you can set as 2, 4 or 8
seta image_usecompression "0" 
seta image_filter "GL_LINEAR, GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_LINEAR" //filtering for light maps
seta image_preload "1" //Use preload images when ever possible
seta image_lodbias "-2" //LoD settings
seta image_ignoreHighQuality "0" //Sets up for using HQ gfx
seta image_ignoreLowQuality "1" //ignores the low textures
seta image_useCache "1" //Enabled Cache to allow the textures to load properly without popping
seta image_cacheMegs "1024" //Cache size in Megabytes
seta image_cacheMinK "10" //Cache minimum size in kilobytes
seta r_aspectRatio "2"  // 0=4:3, 1=16:9, 2=16:10, 3=5:4 TFT, -1 custom
seta r_fullscreen "1"
//seta r_customAspectRatioV "10"
//seta r_customAspectRatioH "16"
seta r_swapInterval "1" //VSYNC 1 enabled, 0 diabled
seta r_useHighQualityPostProcess "1" //Fore High Quality post proccessing
seta r_shadowsHighQuality "1" //Force 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 "8" //Set this to 16 or 8 if you're having low-fps as 32 is the Max Multi-sampling
seta r_useHBAO "1" //Ambient occlusion
seta r_useRenderThread "1" // 0 Disable or 1 Enable threaded rendering  useful for newer cards to increase performance.
seta r_visDistMult "1"
seta r_useMotionBlur "1" //use blur
seta r_skipBump "0" 
seta r_skipSpecular "0"
seta r_skipNewAmbient "0"
seta r_shadows "1"
seta r_cgFragmentProfile "best"
seta r_cgVertexProfile "best"
seta r_sb_imageSize "2048"
seta r_useNewPrivateLighting "1"
seta r_useHardwareTextures "1"
seta r_useSMP "1"
seta r_dimShadowHeightTweak "0"
seta r_dimShadowForceHighQuality "1"
seta r_dimShadowResolution "2048"
seta r_noBreakableShadows "0"
seta vt_cudaRLE "1"
seta vt_cudaBudget "10"
seta vt_minMipLevelInstalled "0"
seta vt_minlod "-2"
seta vt_lodBias "-2"
seta r_sb_frustomFOV "100"
seta vt_lodBias "-1" //LoD settings
//below is cache settings And advanced GFX settings
seta vt_pageimagesizeuniquediffuseonly2 "8192"
seta vt_pageimagesizeuniquediffuseonly "8192"
seta vt_pageimagesizeunique "8192"
seta vt_pageimagesizevmtr "8192"
seta vt_maxPPF 64 //Set this to 64 for Quad-cores CPU's or higher, 16 or 8 for dual-cores CPU's
seta vt_preload "1"
//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.
//seta vt_filter "GL_NEAREST, GL_NEAREST_MIPMAP_LINEAR" 
seta vt_envf "GL_TEXTURE_ENV, GL_TEXTURE_ENV_MODE, GL_MODULATE"
//seta vt_blend "GL_NEAREST, GL_NEAREST_MIPMAP_LINEAR"
//End of Advanced GFX Filtering
seta vt_useCache "1"
seta vt_cacheMegs "1024"
seta vt_cacheMinK "10"
seta vt_ignoreHighQuality "0"
seta vt_ignoreLowQuality "1"
//Begin HD Settings
seta vt_qualityhdplossless "1"
seta vt_qualityhdppower "0"
seta vt_qualityhdpspecular "0"
seta vt_qualityhdpnormal "0"
seta vt_qualityhdpdiffuse "0"
seta vt_qualitydctpower "100"
seta vt_qualitydctspecular "100"
seta vt_qualitydctnormal "100"
seta vt_qualitydctchroma "100"
seta vt_qualitydctluma "100"
seta vt_maxlockedpages "256"
//End HD Settings
seta vt_maxaniso 4

So that you can skip the intro video, you might also want to change the target on your executable to something akin to "D:\Program Files (x86)\Bethesda Softworks\Rage\Rage.exe" +set com_skipIntroVideo 1 +g_showplayershadow 1 +m_smooth 0 +cvaradd g_fov 20 +com_allowconsole 1".

If you are still having texture issues, please create a custom Nvidia or AMD profile for RAGE wherein you force V-Sync to always be on.

Note: If you need help or have any suggestions, be sure to post a comment in this topic!

 
 
 

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