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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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Freakazoiyd Jul 14 @ 8:56am 
Haven't played a lot yet. But it worked for me
Diamondback May 24 @ 11:26pm 
Anyone getting wireframe black boxes on textures?
balearadu May 15 @ 1:37am 
Who knows,might work differently on other pc's.I've tried all the fixes that I could find and lowering the AA from 16 to 8 fixed everything for me.
Postal Dude May 10 @ 8:22am 
Completely useless for me, the screenshots look like the default game on high, 16aa looks the best and has no popin
balearadu Apr 18 @ 4:08pm 
Yhea if you go above 8x with the AA it seems to cause the pop-in.
BrownInPlay Apr 18 @ 10:24am 
very strange AA is causing texture pop-in to begin with, i haven't played this game since it came out but i'm ready for another round of lobbing my wingstick at bad peeps - let's see what happens :P
balearadu Apr 16 @ 2:52pm 
+cvaradd +g_fov 110 +com_skipIntroVideo 1 +logfile 0 +fc_maxcachememoryMB 1024 these are the launch option commands I am using if anyone want's to try it.
balearadu Apr 16 @ 2:51pm 
Edit : Nevermind,seems lowering the AA option fixed it,don't know why.
balearadu Apr 16 @ 2:22pm 
Doesn't seem to work for me,still constant texture pop-in.Anyone can share their working cfg file ? Thank you.
PißWasser Feb 19 @ 2:21pm 
@Zagalf playing on an SSD?