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:
- 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.