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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.
149 Comments
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Fen_ Nov 5 @ 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 @ 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 @ 8:10am 
Well written guide :) thank you for your time.
FTM Sep 28 @ 2:14pm 
Thank you for your time, I´m gonna try it.
eagle420 Sep 6 @ 6:36pm 
awesome works great now
Doc Vomit Sep 5 @ 6:14pm 
At last! It works! Well done and thanks!
CPU: Xenon 3380
GPU: GTX 580 (stock)
iBe InDesTrucTiibLe Sep 4 @ 7:24am 
I tried it and it failed because the screen was still tearing, BUT .. I tried it again, and I noticed I didnt 'Apply Settings' when I changed everything. Did it now, and works perfect like boobs.

Thanks dude! And also, since I played 2 hours with screen tearing and shit graphics, I noticed the graphics got a super boost and looks fine and sexy now.

Simply said, thanks, you're the best <3
R3troSynB Aug 29 @ 12:28am 
thanks!! no more derpy texture rendering!!

(btw thanks for cutting out the intro Bethesda and id sequences too!) :D
Bigredkj Aug 13 @ 3:31pm 
If anything, my game now runs worse! On loading up the game, I can't get more than 10 fps for about 30 seconds before it returns to a playable framerate, the pop in is still happening, and it doesn't look any better than before. I've gone through and double checked to make sure I've done everything listed here and it's all in order. Help me?
Karetchi Aug 12 @ 4:35am 
Thanks man!