RAGE Graphical Tweaks Guide
It’s no secret that PC gamers have been having a bit of hard time with RAGE. Well, we’re PC gamers too, and we know you’re trying to get RAGE to look as good as possible. So, we’ve been scouring the web to find all the info we can to help you out. Keep checking back and we’ll update this post with even more info as we find it.
We’re collecting all sorts of information sources here, so we’ll try to keep them organized.
Note: Many of these tweaks will require you to create a rageconfig.cfg file. You can do this opening a new Notepad file, and saving it in Steamsteamappscommon
agease with the name rageconfig.cfg. Also, please note that when you see commands prefaced with a “+” symbol, they are not for this file.
Alternatively, you can use this RAGE Config File Creator to create the contents of your config file. Then, just paste it into a Notepad file and save it as “rageconfig.cfg” – without the quotes, of course.
- How To Unlock Rage’s High Resolution Textures With A Few Simple Tweaks – GeForce.com
- Bethesda’s Tips for PC RAGE Players – Bethblog
- id Explains How to Tweak the Most Out of PC Rage – Kotaku
- [Major Performance and GFX Fix]Custom Config Files With V-SYNC & FOV! – Steam Forums
- Additional workarounds for RAGE visual fidelity – Steam Forums
You can also try out these commands in the launch options for RAGE. Simply right-click on RAGE in your Steam Library, go to ‘Properties’ and then click ‘Set Launch options.’ Add these as you see fit.
+set com_skipIntroVideo 1
Skips the introductory videos.
+cvaradd g_fov XX
XX represents how much field of view you’d like to add on top of the default 80 (e.g. 10). On a high resolution monitor, you’re likely to find it rather narrow, so experiment. On 1680×1050 resolution, 10 seemed about right, but you may prefer higher. May affect framerate.
Forces V-Sync, which reduces screen tearing. Tearing is rather frequent on my setup, so this helped.
A substitute for the “GPU Transcode” option, if it’s not available in your video options menu. Both options compensate for a GPU bottlenecked by the CPU. Those with a dual core machine or similar should use a value of 8; for something a little better, try 16. Other valid inputs include 8, 32, 64, 128.
Switch this to 16.6 or higher if you’re happy with your framerate and want better image quality. It may negatively affect framerate.
nVidia Card Owners
Optimized RAGE drivers: GeForce 285.38 beta drivers
AMD Card Owners
Optimized RAGE drivers: AMD Catalyst™ 11.10 Version 2 Preview Driver
Once you get your graphics tweaked out just right, maximize your RAGE experience with our RAGE Walkthrough, RAGE Easter Eggs Guide, RAGE Recipes and Schematics Guide, and of course, the location of every single playing card in the game.