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RAGE Graphics Fix & High Res Textures
By Laetteralus
For those of you who own RAGE or bought it recently due to a Steam Sale you may have noticed that the texture pop-ins can be unbearable. Almost to the point of not wanting to play it's annoying. Well fear no more because I have a fix for you. Also this fix will allow you to use RAGE's high res textures.
This is no mere fix for if you are having issue. Even if you have no issues, try these settings as they will help improve your graphical fidelity, and performance. So if you want to take the time try this out, you may love the outcome as it makes the game look immensely better. Also some of you who are still getting screen tearing or it seems your frame-rate has dropped. Try setting your in game Antialiasing to 4x instead of 8x or 16x as that can be a huge hit. Also don't forget to try toggling v-sync on/off to see which is better for you. Also I have a screenshot of my settings and in game pictures at the bottom. I don't have comparison pictures :/ Although I should.

This fix will skip the intro movies before the main menu. That being said: This fix requires you to have at least 1GB or more of video memory.
Step 1
First things first open up notepad and copy and paste this into it.

(You can also change the values "8192" to "16384" if you so desire: Do whichever one looks/runs better on your machine.)

seta image_usecompression "0"
seta image_anisotropy "16"
seta vt_pageimagesizeuniquediffuseonly2 "8192"
seta vt_pageimagesizeuniquediffuseonly "8192"
seta vt_pageimagesizeunique "8192"
seta vt_pageimagesizevmtr "8192"
seta vt_maxppf "24"
seta vt_maxlockedpages "256"
seta vt_minlod "-2"
seta vt_lodBias "-2"
seta vt_maxaniso "2"
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_restart

Now File, Save As: rageconfig.cfg

(Now you can save yourself time by saving it into this location)

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RAGE\base (or wherever you steamapps folder is located)
Step 2
Now open up Steam right click on RAGE and go to "Properties" now select "Set launch options..." paste this into the prompt.

+cvaradd g_fov 12 +com_skipIntroVideo 1 +image_anisotropy 16 +image_use
Step 3
Last but not least. Go to C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ and create a folder called "id software" (without "). Then create a folder called "rage" (without ") inside that folder. This will be for cache dumping.
Step 4
If you are using an Nvidia card change your settings with Nvidia Inspector according to the picture here:

AMD card users these same settings should be applied in your control panel as well!
Step 5
Launch RAGE and enjoy!

Here are my in game settings:

(I have no idea why my brightness is set so high...)
In Game Screenshots
Sorry there aren't any before & after shots.

Bonus Steam Grid Icon:
Guide Cover

Font Courtesy of ~ZoMbiE-by @Deviant Art
Uninstalling the "Mod"
Just delete the fraking custom .cfg I had you make and remove the launch options... You can also delete the cache folder in App Data if you so choose.
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Unfortunately, it didn't change anything for me.
Texture stopped pooping, but they still look horrible.
Faultron Jan 16 @ 3:23am 
+image_use/ what this command does? do i need to put 0 or 1 to activate?
Yogkurt Dec 24, 2014 @ 10:22am 
The opping just got worse but I also I coudnt find my Nvidia Inspector.
Help me I guess.
Sho-Nuff!!!! Dec 22, 2014 @ 5:05am 
Thanks so much for this fix. It removed virtually all pop-in or delayed rendering that was occurring on screen.
BearDollars Dec 21, 2014 @ 1:25pm 
Makes the game so much better. I have a higher-end gaming machine and the load times were absurd. Game looks nearly as good and the load times are cut in like...1/5th.
bmassico Dec 17, 2014 @ 5:26am 
You rock
Maewtalay Seacat Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:09pm 
amazing 5x Benchmark !!!!!! Thank!!
Fen_ Nov 5, 2014 @ 8:13am 
Thanks for the guide, didn't have mcuh problems but it loads faster, and getting rid of those intros movies yay!
Benser Oct 28, 2014 @ 12:30pm 
Works nicely. You can skip step 4.
I thought it wasn't working but after checking back I noticed that the rageconfig.cfg file that I had saved with notepad had saved as rageconfig.cfg.txt so it obviously wasn't working. Fixed that, works great.
oOFrostByteOo Oct 24, 2014 @ 8:10am 
Well written guide :) thank you for your time.