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Big RAGE PC Patch Fixes Some Stuff

Jonathan Lester
id Software, Patch, PC, RAGE

Big RAGE PC Patch Fixes Some Stuff

Many PC owners have been raging against (I know, how drole) RAGE's exciting and unexpected smorgasbord of graphical issues and limited options - many of which were taken into account by our recent 7/10 review. However,a new patch has gone live over the weekend that goes a long way towards sorting out the screen tearing, texture quality and lack of an adjustable texture cache. Plenty of driver conflicts have also been addressed.

You can check out the patch notes over on Steam.

We've got a corporate-speak excuse for RAGE's original graphical quality (and lack of options) after the break, in case you're interested.

From the patch notes:

RAGE defaults to lower video settings to allow the game to work on a wide variety of hardware and software configurations. Unfortunately, it is not possible to anticipate all possible graphics driver issues in combination with unique end user hardware and software configurations. For this reason RAGE does not automatically increase video/graphics settings as this could result in negative side effects on specific hardware and software configurations.

The original release of RAGE does not expose many video/graphics options for people to tweak because some of these settings, although desirable from a quality perspective, simply will not work on specific configurations either due to hardware limitations and/or driver bugs. Due to popular demand for more video and graphics options, this patch updates the video settings menu and exposes several quality and performance settings. However, not everyone may be able to increase the settings due to hardware limitations and/or driver bugs.

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