RAGE
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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.
 
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Introduction
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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191 Comments
DesTinY Apr 19 @ 10:59pm 
Looks good. Thank you. The benchmark result switched from barely good to excellent with max settings.
AntediluvianArk Apr 14 @ 5:47pm 
Thank you sooooo much. This helped out and completely changed my experience. :-)
Fragteq Feb 6 @ 5:07am 
hory shet my gaem look gud on my intel 486
TRU±PlayMaker Jan 5 @ 1:40pm 
@Opeth I believe that's the resolution of the textures. Higher equals more compression (assuming this is it).
govertvanameide2 Dec 26, 2015 @ 8:05am 
Oh yes, much better, thank you very much.
All the settings maxed out, running at 50 fps on a HP Pavilion (gtx750); Great stuff!
Opeth Dec 22, 2015 @ 6:45pm 
Can anyone explain to my noob self the difference in running either 8192 to 16384 as values in the .cfg file? Thanks.
Applesmacked #GeckPls Dec 1, 2015 @ 10:37am 
Thank you! This helped so much!
LITTLE KIWI & THE OTHERS Me Oct 16, 2015 @ 11:57am 
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LITTLE KIWI & THE OTHERS Me Oct 16, 2015 @ 11:56am 
FOR THE PEACE & ALAWAYS FO THE PEACE
FIGHT
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LITTLE KIWI & THE OTHERS Me Oct 16, 2015 @ 11:56am 
I PRESENT MY SELF I'M MIMOBOY720
I LOVE THIS GAME but I TRY IT SOLO
PLEASE MORE EMPATY FOR THIS YOUNG PASAWAN
HIGH RESPECT IN THE FIGHT YESTERDAY I DON'T NEED YOU... By THE HONEY FACTORY