From PCGamingWiki, the wiki about fixing PC games
Jump to: navigation, search
Rage cover.jpg
Release dates
October 4, 2011
February 2, 2012
RAGE at WineHQ
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


Source DRM Notes Keys
Retail Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Amazon.com DRM details are not known RAGE: Campaign Edition
Mac App Store Availability Table Icons - Mac App Store.svg RAGE: Campaign Edition
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg Windows only.
Information All Windows versions require Steam.

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. WindowsOS X
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. WindowsOS X
The Scorchers Windows


RAGE: Campaign Edition[edit]

The OS X release of the game, it includes the Anarchy Edition and Wasteland Sewer Missions DLC.

Note that multiplayer is not included.

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 ~.


Advantage Enabling the console no longer disables achievements.[1]
Disadvantage The console has less power than it did at release.
Disadvantage 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.

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.

Unlock Anarchy Edition DLC[edit]

Normally available as a pre-order bonus or as part of the Campaign Edition, it can also be unlocked manually:

Fix Use in-game console commands[3]

  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)


Advantage If done correctly, achievements will not be disabled
Information The weapons can only be acquired after starting the "Quell the Bandit Threat" quest
Information 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

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Windows <path-to-game>\SAVES\base\

Save game data location[edit]

Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\id Software\Rage\base\savegame\
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[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 Native Configuration file only [5]
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[6]
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.[7]

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 <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.

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 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[8]
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native


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


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play Impossible
Online play Native 4
LAN co-op Impossible
Online co-op Native 2

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking Native
Peer-to-peer Native
Dedicated Impossible
Self-hosting Native
Direct IP Impossible

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.[9]
Disadvantage Using third-party drivers does not fix the issue.[10]

[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[11]

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

Fix Increase texture buffer[12]

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


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


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

Other information[edit]


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


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 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) Nvidia GeForce 8800
ATI Radeon HD 4200
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX
ATI Radeon HD 5550
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
Information Supported Nvidia chipsets: GeForce 8800, 9600, GT 120, 330M
Information Supported ATI/AMD chipsets: Radeon HD 3870, 4670, 4850, 5670, 5750, 5770, 5870, 6630M, 6750M, 6970M
Information Supported Intel chipsets: HD Graphics 3000
Disadvantage 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))
Disadvantage The game cannot be installed on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive)


  1. Tested by Mirh
  2. Nvidia developer relations employee's opinion @Shacknews.com
  3. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=198229043
  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. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  9. E420s switchable graphics with opengl - Lenovo Community
  10. Tested by Andytizer
  11. [SUPPORT]Rage Issues, Bugs And Fixes Thread - Steam Users' Forums
  12. RAGE Wiki - Tweaks