How to Enable the RAGE Dev Console

RAGE‘s PC release is a mess, but fixes are slowly trickling out onto the Internet that can help with the game’s many graphical problems. One thing you can do is jump into the game’s developer console and start making tweaks there.

Here’s a quick step-by-step of how to enable the dev console. After which, hit this thread in the Steam Forums for lots of suggestions on how to mess around with your graphical settings.

  1. For Steam users, first, right-click RAGE in your Library and select “Properties.”
  2. Hit the button marked “Launch Options.” Input this piece of code (without the quotes): “+set com_allowconsole 1″
  3. Fire up the game and in the main menu, hit the ~ (tilde) key.
  4. That should pull down the dev console. Start enabling stuff!

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14 Comments on How to Enable the RAGE Dev Console


On October 8, 2011 at 5:17 am

Anyone know the bind code for the console key? It doesn’t work on my french azerty keyboard and I need to bind it to a different key than “~”


On October 8, 2011 at 11:14 am

Does not work on non US keyboard layouts


On October 9, 2011 at 7:06 am

Use ‘ for UK keyboards.


On October 9, 2011 at 10:32 am

Thank you jonrico! Couldn’t figure that out for ages…


On October 21, 2011 at 1:20 pm

In denmark the consold is on ‘æ’


On October 22, 2011 at 11:48 pm

anyone know how to enable dev console for non-steam users? (if at all possible)


On October 23, 2011 at 8:03 am

@jeebus? What version of the game do you have? There is no non-steam version that I am aware of.


On October 25, 2011 at 3:01 pm

For non steam its the same except you add the command on to the end of the launch code. Right click on the game icon. Click on properties. there should be a launch code like “c:\program files(x86)” or something like that. Just cut and paste the “+set com_allowconsole 1″ without quotes on the end.


On December 24, 2011 at 5:19 am

hi im from the UK and ive tried everything to get the developers console to drop down but even when i press ` after adding +set com_allowconsole 1 nothing happens, nay help?


On January 20, 2012 at 7:47 am

The shortcut for the console can be the “ù” key (works for me with french keyboard)…
Hope it’s helpful!


On February 22, 2012 at 1:14 pm

[Quote-Jeebus]: anyone know how to enable dev console for non-steam users? (if at all possible)
Non Steam is ö


On September 29, 2012 at 1:20 pm

And for NONE STEAM users?

Jack ass..


On March 7, 2014 at 1:19 am

Does anyone know how to do this on mac and are there any vids about this for PC or mac


On May 8, 2014 at 3:50 pm

If ~ does not work, just try another key.
If you cut and copy “+set com_allowconsole 1″ correctly, there is any problem.
+1 for “ù” for french people ;)