RAGE

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RAGE
Rage cover.jpg
Developers
Publishers
Engines
Release dates
Windows
October 4, 2011
OS X
February 2, 2012
RAGE at Steam Charts
RAGE at SteamDB
 RAGE at Wikipedia

Key points

Disadvantage Achievements are disabled in the 64-bit version
Disadvantage Texture streaming is an issue even on new systems (mostly with AMD graphics cards.) [citation needed]
Advantage Rage runs from RAM Disk without problems.

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg Windows only.
Amazon.com DRM details are not known OS X only.
Retail Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Information All Windows versions require Steam.

Essential improvements[edit]

Enable developer console[edit]

Fix Enable console in shortcut

  1. In your Steam Library right click on game and select Properties
  2. Here click on Set Launch Option.. button and add
    +com_allowconsole 1
  3. Now you can access the developer console in-game with ~ or ~.

Notes

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

Disable company logos[edit]

Fix Disable intro movies

  1. In your Steam Library right click on game and select Properties
  2. Here click on Set Launch Option.. button and add
    +com_skipIntroVideo 1

CUDA Transcode Improved Performance[edit]

Rage uses very highly compressed texture data as part of its MegaTexture technology engine.[2] 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]

  Location 
Windows <path-to-game>\SAVES\base\
OS X

Save game data location[edit]

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

Switch 32 and 64 bit savegames[edit]

Fix Play 64bit saves into 32 bit version and viceversa[3]

  1. Make sure you have an auto-save made with the version of your source savegame
  2. Navigate 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 Native Configuration file only [4]
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Gold.svg
Multi-monitor Native WSGF MM Silver.svg Flawless Widescreen could solve HUD issues.
64 bit version has native support for hands stretching fix[5]
Field of view (FOV) Hackable See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Hackable See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native Only options are High and Low (Please DON'T force more than 4x)
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native The in-game v-sync option may cause stuttering on some systems. Externally force it if this occurs.
High frame rate Impossible Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS.[6]

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Information Single player and multiplayer FOV settings must be set separately.

Fix Add launch options (single player mode)

  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.

Fix Set FOV in default.cfg (multiplayer mode)

  1. Go to the game's multiplayer data folder ..\Steam\SteamApps\common\rage\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.

Borderless fullscreen windowed[edit]

Disadvantage AutoHotKey Script does not work. RAGE will resize so that the title bar of the window becomes visible.
Disadvantage 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 mouse settings.
In-game general gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad layout settings for the player.
In-game gamepad layout settings for vehicles.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Impossible Acceleration is off by default.
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Hackable Only presets available. However you can always customize your rageConfig.cfg
Controller Y-axis inversion Native

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native Music, Voice, Effects.
Surround sound Native Auto configures up to 7.1 output[7]
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native

Localizations

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

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play Unknown
Online play Native
LAN co-op Unknown
Online co-op Native

Issues unresolved[edit]

Regular crashes with ATi/AMD mobile graphics[edit]

Disadvantage Running RAGE on some systems will cause regular crashes, and this issue remains unfixed.[8]
Disadvantage Using third-party drivers does not fix the issue.[9]

[citation needed]

Issues fixed[edit]

64 bit version takes forever to load[edit]

Fix Disable developer log

  1. In your Steam Library right click on game and select Properties
  2. Here click on Set Launch Option.. button and add
    +logfile 0 

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]

Fix Create textures cache folder[10]

  • Just create the textures cache folder. The game then will be able to use it to improve disk streaming performance

Fix Increase texture buffer[11]

This completely fix texture pop in [citation needed]

  1. In your Steam Library right click on game and select Properties
  2. Here click on Set Launch Option.. button and add
    +fc maxcachememoryMB 1024 +vt_maxPPF "16" +vt_pageimagesizevmtr 16384 +vt_pageImageSizeUnique 16384 +vt_pageImageSizeUniqueDiffuseOnly 16384 +vt_pageImageSizeUniqueDiffuseOnly2 16384

Notes:

Information This works only if you have ~3 GB VRAM and should fix pop in even when you do a 180° turn.

Minifreezes

  • If the game freezes for about 1 two 2 seconds in regularly intervalls, add "+jobs_numThreads 0" to the launch options[citation needed]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista, 7 XP SP3, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent AMD Intel Core 2 Quad or equivalent AMD
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB 25 GB
Video card (GPU) GeForce 8800
Radeon HD 4200
GeForce 9800 GTX
Radeon HD 5550

References

  1. Tested by Mirh
  2. Nvidia developer relations employee's opinion @Shacknews.com
  3. 64-bit save files? - Steam Users' Forums
  4. Rage save game - reddit
  5. Detailed Widescreen Reports: RAGE - WSGF forums
  6. New 120Hz Games Report
  7. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  8. E420s switchable graphics with opengl - Lenovo Community
  9. Tested by Andytizer
  10. [SUPPORT]Rage Issues, Bugs And Fixes Thread - Steam Users' Forums
  11. RAGE Wiki - Tweaks