Bethesda Promises Rage Patch That Allows More Graphical Options

Rage on PC is suffering from all sorts of bad things (The screenshot above shows you what kind of textures I’m dealing with, despite having a high-end machine), and while AMD has made updated drivers available, they haven’t solved all the problems. And so the Bethblog is now saying that an update for the game is forthcoming, and that said update will “allow you to more easily make configuration changes.” They promise they’ll tell us more about that shortly. I guarantee it won’t be fast enough for those of us encountering issues, however.

We’ll be publishing our evaluation of the PC version of the game shortly as well.

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24 Comments on Bethesda Promises Rage Patch That Allows More Graphical Options


On October 6, 2011 at 3:51 pm

man just . Im glad i did not pay for this .


On October 6, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Looks like dead island doesnt have to worry about winning the epic fail of the year award. On my high end amd/ati rig it runs like dog, looks like dog, complete ery. Even if they do fix it I dont think ill even play now, i have had to much rage rage and spent way to much of my time trying to fix this utter POS, don’t even bother with doom4 id, just go away.


On October 7, 2011 at 12:38 am

i paid tru the nose for this and it is the pop ups and grafics and every time i turn half the screen is gone Bethesda bring the patch for amd user,s before its to late your talking about more options when you havernt even fix the damn game yet still cant belive you released a game with these kind of bugs amd hotfix dosernt work at all id give me my money back !


On October 7, 2011 at 1:47 am

doom 4 will be same ing .Rage==boring made by IDsuck


On October 7, 2011 at 2:25 am

Game is great and for problems with popup graphic – add this to start parameters in steam: vt_maxPPF 32


On October 7, 2011 at 6:07 am

Nevermind the GFX issues I cant even zone from one place to another without it locking up.

Brandon J. Clark

On October 7, 2011 at 8:31 am

OMG, Carmack really looks like now….. I would ing hide!


On October 7, 2011 at 9:24 am

It’s just unplayable at the moment. Really weird ripping that makes your eyes hurt and non od the apparent fixes make any difference at all.
Mr. carmack, you have released a total turd, what were you thinking?

James A. Cooley

On October 7, 2011 at 10:31 am

I can’t even get it to launch in Steam. It crashes 100% of the time.


On October 7, 2011 at 11:48 am

I really thought this game would be a good game but its not. The game only supports directx9 because the game was started so many years ago. Nothing is round in this game. Also many objects in this game are terrible looking, Smokes on the ground are just a texture on the ground. Same with lots of other object that should have been modeled. The plants are an embarrassment, two prims xed together to look like it has depth. The game play is not engaging at all, i play for an hour and then im borde. This game would have been acceptable if it was released 3.5 years ago. This game is a total fail maybe a little better than Duke Nukem Forever.


On October 7, 2011 at 12:01 pm

FAIL… shame on you ID… shame on you.
The game starts but it not playable at all.. it freezes every 2 seconds lags worse then GTA4 when that came out… way worse! stay away from this pile of dog people, its not worth the money


On October 7, 2011 at 9:27 pm



On October 8, 2011 at 4:31 am

Cool game. Runs well after patch and minor tweaks in rageconfig and Catalyst. PC gaming has always been about tweaks for ages. Too many noobs on PCs that are “high end” and don’t even no basic trouble shooting. If you can’t hang, go back to consoles or buy an Apple.


On October 8, 2011 at 9:58 am

R1sky !

Shut up you moron its not our job to trouble shoot games its there job to fix all craps.then release that . they just release and don,t even try to test that on pc or we can say they don,t have time to test this game.

Show me a Single PC USER who is satisfy with this game that is worse game which i have ever seen because of its ing Graphic .


On October 8, 2011 at 11:30 am

YOU ID. .|.


On October 8, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Truely a shame, been gaming since the first quake. Never had a game this broken released by any company-ever. To blame ATI & nvidia for drivers is beyond shameless. Battlefield3 is my last preorder, it would be different if some no name company came out with this quality but this is or was ID. To think they also had the nerve to charge the same for the pc version. It should be illegal, and in any other business it would be.
They give you no way to adjust anything in the menu but the’ve come up with all these things we should “TRY”. I spent nearly 5 hours, probably played about 2 hours (in 5 second splurts) I started trying to time the freezes but eneded up with a headache.
We want our money back.


On October 8, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Well I am also mad RAGE was put out w/ out correct drivers :/ But at this point not much can be done until id puts out a patch. I have a high end pc to game w/ and I lock up as well. Last night w/ the new ati diver I removed old drivers and then used driver sweeper to kill anything left over did reboot and installed new driver and did another reboot.

I was able to play 4 hrs w/ a lock up every 15 – 30 min give or take unlike what it was every 2 min or less. Anyway I go to play today and locking up every 2 min or less again :/ So for now I am not going to try to fix this anymore w/ config or game start up command line. Nothing seems to work for me at this point. We just need a patch from id to fix this it would seem.

My box is:
i7 CPU 975
6gigs ddr ram
Radion HD 6990 vid card
Screen res is 5896 X 1080
win 7 ultimate 64bit


On October 9, 2011 at 10:37 am

I wait years for have a rivolutionary Videogame and i racive only a big delusion, why? becouse no testing before the day one FLOP!


On October 9, 2011 at 12:16 pm

For you idiots that are bashing against ID and bethesda, shut the up before you open your noob-tarded mouths.

Secondly, the issues expierenced in Rage are in fact DRIVE COMPATILIBILITY issues. It is NOT the developers fault that AMD and NVIDIA’s gpu drivers SUCK.

Stop blaming production companies for things the gpu companies are responsible for.


On October 9, 2011 at 5:18 pm

game is anyway. i only got some minor texture pop-ins and thats all…. but the game it self is so mindless.. the two cities happens excatly the same, do that get a car do this ( mayer dissapears ) and the end!!!! what the !!!! ing butt rape! some of the worst ive ever seen… jesus christ…….


On October 10, 2011 at 12:29 am

I wanted to update my review of this game. When i first played it i had no crashing issues but the texture loading issue was noticable on my high end computer. Now with the update the texture loading issue is gone the texture look higher rez and even though it only uses directx9 or that is what i have read the game looks very good. For me it is fun to play for about an hour and then i get bord. The game is very arcady feeling and its hard to stay engage in just shooting for hours on end. Also i noticed that when your aiming at the enemy you have to aim ahead of them because there very fast and they will dodge your shots. Sniping is fun you can snipe an enemy 200 yards away with the crossbow. One big thing i dont like about the game is you get 90% of the guns that are avalable in the game very early in the game so theres nothing to really look foward to. Its just the same type of killing over and over llol..
The game is good but there are much better games out there that are better than this one.


On October 13, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Unbelievable..wheres this patch, spending my hard-earned cash on this crap..
Hope you don’t build cars c’os it wouldn’t go anywhere just like your games and supporters you’ve lost.

ID,,,,,,,,,,,and BETH.whatever yer name I’ve forgotten you already no more of my cash for your coffers ya bunch of jokers.


On October 21, 2011 at 10:08 am

i dont even know why you are all complaining about the graphics.. i have best custom pc setup available and it ran fine.. worst texture iv ever seen in a game since the original doom.. but still smooth. dont even bother waiting for fixes the gameplay is boring and the ending is the worst


On December 23, 2011 at 4:13 am

Two problems with rage in general:

1. It capitalizes on OpenGL vs DirectX.

2. It uses super compressed textures that borrow virtual ram.

3. The engine is a BUGGY piece of code. With no form of optimization because it relies on benchmarking your system on the fly.

4. Get Skyrim, get updates, STFU