RAGE

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RAGE
RAGE cover
Developers
id Software
macOS (OS X) Aspyr Media
Publishers
Bethesda Softworks
OS X Aspyr Media
Engines
id Tech 5
Release dates
Windows October 4, 2011
OS X February 2, 2012

Not to be confused with The Rage.

Key points

Achievements are disabled in the 64-bit version
Texture streaming is an issue even on new systems.[citation needed]
Rage runs from RAM Disk without problems.

General information

Official game site
Unofficial RAGE Wiki
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Users' Forums

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Amazon.com
Amazon.com RAGE: Campaign Edition
GameStop
GamersGate
GamersGate RAGE: Campaign Edition
Gamesplanet
Green Man Gaming
Humble Store
Mac App Store RAGE: Campaign Edition
Steam
Uplay (US/Canada)
All Windows versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Anarchy Edition Available only as a pre-order bonus or as part of the Campaign Edition, but can be unlocked via in-game console commands. See Unlock Anarchy Edition DLC.
Wasteland Sewer Missions Available only as a pre-order bonus or as part of the Campaign Edition, but can be unlocked via in-game console commands. See Unlock Anarchy Edition DLC.
The Scorchers

Version differences[edit]

RAGE: Campaign Edition is OS X release of the game, it includes the Anarchy Edition and Wasteland Sewer Missions DLC. Multiplayer is not included.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use +com_skipIntroVideo 1 command line argument[citation needed]

Enable developer console[edit]

Enable console in shortcut[citation needed]
  1. Set +set com_allowConsole 1 command line argument
  2. Now you can access the developer console in-game with ~.

Notes

Enabling the console no longer disables achievements.[1]
The console has less power than it did at release.[citation needed]
The console won't work if you do not have ~ on your keyboard. Switching to another keyboard layout in the Windows language settings solves this.

Unlock Anarchy Edition DLC[edit]

Available as a pre-order bonus or as part of the Campaign Edition, it can also be unlocked manually
Create files[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\dlc\
  2. Create dlc1 folder
  3. Copy info.txt from dlc2 folder to dlc1
  4. Open info.txt in dlc1 folder
  5. Change "dlcID" "2" to "dlcID" "1"
  6. Save the file
If this doesn't work for you, then try the method below
Use in-game console commands[2]
  1. Enable the developer console.
  2. To unlock all the content, enter the following into the in-game console:
    • give inventory/spdatacollection/dlc_day1
    • The command also unlocks the Wasteland Sewer Missions DLC
  3. (Alternate) To unlock specific content, enter in any of the following into the in-game console:
    • give inventory/keys/ratrod (Rat Rod Buggy)
    • give weaponupgrades/brassknuckles (Fists of RAGE)
    • give weapon/doublebarrelshotgun (Double Barrel Shotgun)
    • give playerarmor/adventurer (Crimson Elite Armor)

Notes

If done correctly, achievements will not be disabled
The weapons can only be acquired after starting the Quell the Bandit Threat quest
The Crimson Elite Armor can only be acquired after completing the Changing Clothes quest. Use the console command afterwards to replace the currently equipped armor

CUDA Transcode Improved Performance[edit]

Rage uses very highly compressed texture data as part of its MegaTexture technology engine.[3] Users with a fast Nvidia video card can benefit from CUDA transcoding which will offload the decompressing task to the video card rather than the CPU. Users with 4 or more processor cores instead can benefit from extra CPU transcoding by disabling this feature and thus giving all available video card time to rendering the game.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVES\base\
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\id Software\Rage\base\savegame\
macOS (OS X)
Saves for the 64-bit executable are stored in <path-to-game>\SAVES\base\savegame\
Save game data folder can be changed via +fs_savepath launch option
The texture cache (fs_cachepath) is stored in %LOCALAPPDATA%\id Software\Rage\

Switch 32 and 64 bit savegames[edit]

Play 64bit saves into 32 bit version and viceversa[4]
  1. Make sure you have an auto-save made with the version of your source savegame
  2. Go to the folder where that version creates the savegames (see above)
  3. Copy GAMES-AUTOSAVE from there, to the other version's save files folder
  4. Start this last version and load the autosave (don't use continue campaign button, for safety)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Configuration file only[5]

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Flawless Widescreen could solve HUD issues.
64 bit version has native support for hands stretching fix[6]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Only options are High and Low
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
The in-game v-sync option may cause stuttering on some systems. Externally force it if this occurs.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS.[7]

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Single player and multiplayer FOV settings must be set separately.
Add launch options (single player mode)[citation needed]
  1. In your Steam Library right click on game and select Properties
  2. Choose Set launch options.
  3. Add +g_fov xx where xx is your desired FOV.
Set FOV in default.cfg (multiplayer mode)[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\mp\base\
  2. Edit default.cfg in a text editor.
  3. At the top of this file, add the line g_fov xx where xx is your desired FOV.
Adjust weapon FOV[8]

Use hands_fovscale xx in the console.

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

AutoHotkey Script does not work. RAGE will resize so that the title bar of the window becomes visible.
RAGE's fullscreen mode is not Alt+Tab -friendly, and can reset your vsync and Antialiasing settings.

Adding Rage.exe to the GameCompanion will run the game in borderless fullscreen windowed mode. Due to the window styling, it appears that the window will be slightly too small for the native resolution, revealing a small window border on one side.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game mouse settings.
In-game mouse settings.
In-game general gamepad settings.
In-game general gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad layout settings for the player.
In-game gamepad layout settings for the player.
In-game gamepad layout settings for vehicles.
In-game gamepad layout settings for vehicles.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Acceleration is off by default.
Mouse sensitivity
Has sensitivity slider but breaks menu sensitivity if set to 0 (for high dpi mice). Set m_menu_sensitivity to 1 in the console or add to rageConfig.cfg
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Only presets available. However you can always customize your rageConfig.cfg
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Voice, Effects.
Surround sound
Auto configures up to 7.1 output[9]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
Czech
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
4 Versus, Co-op
2-player co-op.

Connection types

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Regular crashes with ATi/AMD desktop and mobile graphics[edit]

Running RAGE on some systems will cause regular crashes, and this issue remains unfixed.[11]
Using third-party drivers does not fix the issue.[12]
Force RAGE to use older version of AMD OpenGL driver (atioglxx.dll)[citation needed]
Fortunately, the game does not require installation of older drivers in the system. Placing correct version of atioglxx.dll in game directory will do the job - the game will use it instead of using the one installed in the system. This solution is 'trial and error method' friendly.
This solution was confirmed while testing on Windows 7 x64 with the use of following GPUs: Radeon HD6650M, Radeon HD7850, Radeon HD7870, Radeon R9 290x. May be compatible with other GPUs and OS versions as well. Further testing required.
  1. Download atioglxx.dll file version '6.14.10.12002' directly from pcgamingwiki or extract it manually from official driver package that can be downloaded from AMD drivers page.
  2. Copy atioglxx.dll to the installation folder.
  3. Start the game.

Notes

atioglxx.dll version recommended in this solution is '6.14.10.12002' and is a part of AMD Catalyst 13.1 WHQL package. Although, it is not inconceivable that you will need to find a different version for your system or GPU. Both, 32 and 64-bit Catalyst 13.1 package versions contain the same atioglxx.dll file. Byte-to-byte comparison showed no differences between the files.

Issues fixed[edit]

32 bit version low frame rate even in menus[edit]

Disable GVR in AMD Gaming Evolved[citation needed]
  1. Close the application or disable GVR in-game by clicking Page Up+F11

64 bit version takes forever to load[edit]

Use +logfile 0 command line argument[citation needed]
This disables developer logging

Corrupted, black, jagged or dotted textures[edit]

Disable any sort of override or enhancing function (like anisotropic filter, antialiasing or Catalyst A.I.) from any utility which could control the graphics card.
These include but are not limited to program such as the Catalyst Control Center, the Nvidia Control panel, RadeonPro, Ati Tray tools, RivaTuner.

Stutter, textures pop-in, freezes[edit]

Create textures cache folder[13]
  • Just create the textures cache folder. The game then will be able to use it to improve disk streaming performance
Increase texture buffer[14]
  1. Set +fc maxcachememoryMB 1024 +vt_maxPPF "16" +vt_pageimagesizevmtr 16384 +vt_pageImageSizeUnique 16384 +vt_pageImageSizeUniqueDiffuseOnly 16384 +vt_pageImageSizeUniqueDiffuseOnly2 16384 command line argument.

Notes

This works only if you have 3 GB VRAM and should fix pop in even when you do a 180° turn.
Minifreezes[citation needed]
  • If the game freezes for about 1 two 2 seconds in regularly intervalls, add +jobs_numThreads 0 to the launch options.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 3.3
64-bit executable
Adds support for mods, but disables achievements.

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3 Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
AMD equivalent
Intel Core 2 Quad
AMD equivalent
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800
ATI Radeon HD 4200
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX
ATI Radeon HD 5550
OS X
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.7.2
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800
ATI Radeon HD 3870
256 MB of VRAM
Supported Nvidia chipsets: GeForce 8800, 9600, GT 120, 330M
Supported ATI/AMD chipsets: Radeon HD 3870, 4670, 4850, 5670, 5750, 5770, 5870, 6630M, 6750M, 6970M
Supported Intel chipsets: HD Graphics 3000
Integrated video chipsets are not supported (GMA 950 Mac Mini (2006, 2007), iMac (2006), MacBook (2006, 2007), GMA X3100 MacBook (2007, 2008), MacBook Air (2008–2011))
The game cannot be installed on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive)

References

  1. Tested by Mirh
  2. 2.0 2.1 Steam Community :: Guide :: How to get the Anarchy pre-order DLC. - last accessed on 2016-5-17
  3. Nvidia developer relations employee's opinion @Shacknews.com
  4. 64-bit save files? - Steam Users' Forums
  5. Rage save game - reddit
  6. Detailed Widescreen Reports: RAGE - WSGF forums
  7. New 120Hz Games Report
  8. View topic - RAGE | WSGF
  9. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  10. Razer Hydra Control Profile - Rage
  11. E420s switchable graphics with opengl - Lenovo Community
  12. Tested by Andytizer
  13. [SUPPORT]Rage Issues, Bugs And Fixes Thread - Steam Users' Forums
  14. RAGE Wiki - Tweaks