RAGE PC Patch Released

Bethesda has announced that a patch for RAGE on PC has been released on Steam.

The patch comes after there were a series of complaints around the net that the PC version of RAGE was near unplayable due to texture problems, which had been blamed on ATI/AMD cards. The patch includes the following:

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  • Implemented workaround for AMD driver crash right after intro cinematic on Win 7 32-bit systems.
  • Disabled UBOs because they are causing animation issues with AMD drivers. Don’t allow swap-tear to be enabled on AMD while the extension is not exposed because it may crash.
  • Support for new video settings: “texture cache”, “vsync”, and ”anisotropic filter”
  • Automatically adjust vt_maxPPF based on the number of available cores.
  • Improved performance for SLI cards when GPU transcode is enabled.
  • Fix for GPU Transcoding option being disabled after exiting gameplay.
  • Added safe mode to restore video settings to default values.
  • Allow g_fov to be changed from the RAGE launch options in Steam.
  • Server now forwards text chat from clients to all other clients while in-game.

RAGE released in the UK October 7th on PS3, PC and Xbox 360. 

Source: Bethesda

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11 Comments

  1. hopefully i wont be too effected by this whole thing cant wait to get my copy later !

  2. Good, it sounded awful.. hopefully this will sort it out. They MUST have noticed pre release though. God knows how anyone could have let it be released..

    • It’s how I felt on reading this. You can’t help but sit here and think “um… guys… what were you thinking? This is terrible”.

      • Exactly, I might expect it from a half baked film tie in for kids, but id are meant to be quite good…

  3. Now I remember why I moved over to console gaming – this, prohibitive DRM and the ability to play on a couch and massive Telly, rather than hunched over a keyboard. Having said that I still love Shogun II :D

    • That’s why I have my PC hooked up to the big screen in the living room. That way I can play from the couch with a wireless mouse and keyboard set. :P

  4. How on earth did they miss those problems that are being fixed in this Patch? Surely they would have noticed it during testing. I would assume that they rushed it out but i haven’t hear of any problems on the console version so it’s a shoddy port(kinda atm).

  5. Carmack was interviewed here about the situation, and described the PC Launch as a ‘clusterf**k’:

    http://kotaku.com/5847761/why-was-the-pc-launch-of-rage-such-a-cluster

    Worth reading.

  6. Great now fix the Xbox and PS3 versions..

    • What do you mean? Console versions run very well – almost rock-solid 60FPS actually. Granted, the PS3 in particular suffers with pop-up which I hated at first but then I subconsciously started turning a blind eye to it. I saw a video of Rage on PS3 with SSD and there is no pop-up. Expensive way to solve it, though.

      Interesting Face-Off article on Rage, here: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-rage-face-off

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