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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.
Heltah Skeltah Nov 16, 2023 @ 10:20am 
awesome guide! Thank you:firealone:
macpro Aug 4, 2023 @ 12:20pm 
The game looks awesome on my Radeon 290X 4 GB. No need for this Mod.
manny_gt Jun 28, 2023 @ 11:02am 
Popin can be solved only with a (very) fast hard disk like SSD or M.2.
I have M.2 and I have just reinstalled the game for fun: I have literally zero popin textures.
Terepin Oct 8, 2022 @ 6:39am 
id Tech 5 doesn't support more than 4x AF, so +image_anisotropy 16 does absolutely nothing.

Enforcing 8x MSAA isn't any different than using in-game MSAA, so it's utterly pointless. That being said you can force SGSSAA whcih actually does improve antialiasing.
ThereIsStillTimeJew Sep 29, 2022 @ 4:33pm 
@The Crescent Hawk

The Crescent Hawk Sep 21, 2022 @ 6:49pm 
So I tried this, my computer caught fire, and exploded... Not metaphorically, but literally, it blew up and it killed me... Took my head and balls right off. WTH, Now im dead....:whitehumanskull:
ThereIsStillTimeJew Sep 4, 2022 @ 7:32am 
Hey guys, I am here to tell you Terence Yeakey was a hero.
dantrigger Sep 4, 2022 @ 2:51am 
Hi all, is anyone having issues with the Texture Detail set to "On"? When I set this in the large open areas the FPS goes as low as 30 fps. It's been a while since I played it but I don't remember this having so much impact on the FPS.

My specs are:
i7 7700K
2x GTX 1080 Ti FE
32 GB RAM 3600 Mhz
Game is installed in a NVME SSD
balearadu Jul 9, 2022 @ 5:27am 
Welp,after re-installing the game,this fix doesn't work in the slightest anymore,constant pop-in ,low textures and fps issues.
Bowlfrog Jan 17, 2022 @ 3:20pm 
I found this website on the "Tweaks" section of the Rage wiki, and it's really useful for making a "rageconfig.cfg" file. After downloading you may have to edit "seta " to every line or some lines to make it work, I'm not sure why this is not included.