Carmack: No High-Res Texture Pack for RAGE, but a New Patch on the Way
PC gamers have had a lot of issues with RAGE, the recently released shooter from id Software. Texture issues, graphical tearing, and dearth of graphical option had PC-focused players up in arms. Players were forced to tweak their installs with config files just to get the game looking how they hoped it would at launch.
First id told us that the AMD drivers weren’t compiled right, and then they released two patches (here and here) to address some of the issues. Many gamers were hoping that id would release a high-resolution texture pack that would make the game look better on their machines, but John Carmack nixed that idea on Twitter yesterday.
In a Tweet addressing the question of a high-res texture pack, Carmack said,
our first test of a higher res page file didn’t help much, because most source textures didn’t actually have any more detail.
Even though this isn’t what PC gamers wanted to hear, there is some good news. In another Tweet yesterday, Carmack said that the next PC patch will make the blurry textures many players are experiencing look better. Here’s what he said:
We have a bicubic-upsample+detail texture option for the next PC patch that will help alleviate the blurry textures in Rage.
We’ll keep an eye out for this patch, and we’ll let you know if it actually addresses any of the issues. Of course, we expect that you’ll let us know how it works for you too.