RAGE PC version: Tips to adjust graphical settings (Updated)

At present PC gamers are not happy with id Software's latest release RAGE, as it does not provide any in-game settings to adjust some of game's settings. Well PC gamers its time for you to get excited, as it is possible to tweak RAGE via console commands or config file, read below to find out more.

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RAGE3D's user JonasBeckman, has revealed some commands that will tweak RAGE. Although console command gives a better idea of what the following tweaks are affecting, however we strongly recommend you to create a configuration file named "rageconfig.cfg" and put it in "Rage\base\rageconfig.cfg".

By following the above step, the file will be auto-loaded each and every time players launch RAGE, and so need to type the commands again and again is eliminated.

Check out the commands below that can be used, once again thanks to "Rage3D's user, JonasBeckman.":

com_AllowConsole 1
com_SkipIntroVideo 1

These two just allow the console to work and skips the logo videos.
vt_qualityhdplossless 1
vt_qualityhdppower 0
vt_qualityhdpspecular 0
vt_qualityhdpnormal 0
vt_qualityhdpdiffuse 0
vt_qualitydctpower 100
vt_qualitydctspecular 100
vt_qualitydctnormal 100
vt_qualitydctchroma 100
vt_qualitydctluma 100
These set overall quality level, lower on the HDP and higher (percentage) on the DCT with lossless support. (However the textures are what they are so you can’t expect miracles.)
vt_usecudatranscode 2
This is the CUDA function but 2 enables all of it not just smart mode.
vt_maxppf 1024
vt_maxlockedpages 256
These are what I’m struggling with now, a value of 2048 and 1024 respectively will cut down texture streaming to less than a second but will also cause possible glitches and stability problems so I’m testing various compromises here.(This is the number of paged\cached megatexture pages or what to call them.)
vt_pageimagesizeuniquediffuseonly2 8192
vt_pageimagesizeuniquediffuseonly 8192
vt_pageimagesizeunique 8192
vt_pageimagesizevmtr 8192
This is max texture resolution, again the textures are what they are and you can not get them to be better than that other than with some small tricks.
vt_minlod -1
Slightly negative LOD for a sharper image
vt_uncompressedvmtr 1
vt_uncompressedphysicalimages 1
vt_vmtrcompression none
Use uncompressed data (If available, it’s not.) instead of compressed and compression method. (Tab two times will cycle compression levels, that’s also how I found the CUDA = 2 thing.)
vt_maxaniso 16
Tell the megatextures to use full 16x AF filtering instead of 2x, sharper unless forced via CCC / NVCP already.
vt_restart
Change anything with the virtual textures / vt and you’ll need to restart them, best is to execute the config (exec rageconfig.cfg for example.) in the main menu.

More Tips:

PC gamers who want to change FOV, all they need to do is add "+cvaradd g_fov 20" command to RAGE's launch option. By adding this players are telling the game to run at its default FOV that is increased by 20 degrees. The default FOV is 80, and so if player add 20, they will get a FOV of 100. Players can lower the number to find their sweet spot.

In addition to this, players can edit "render_controls.xml" file, which is located at "C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\LAG\data\settings" folder. By editing this file, players can easily turn on and off SSAO, Depth of Field, and other graphical options with simple "TRUE/FALSE" value.

Hope all the above tricks works perfectly for you..

Update:

Comparison screenshots: After applying the above changes:

Before:

RAGE Comparison screen

After:

RAGE Comparison screenshot

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Comments

~Angst~'s picture
~Angst~ (not verified) posted on Mon, 2011-10-10 14:10
*So* disappointed. Crysis 2 native looks MUCH better than RAGE. When you add the DX11 patch/pack to Crysis 2 it's gorgeous. Having looked forward to RAGE I'm hardly impressed. CryEngine had wonderful projected textures and raised bumpmapping; ID TECH 5 has pipes that look like they've been painting onto the wall! And the texture quality is so... irregular. (probably due to the on the fly optimizations.) I'll think of it as $60 towards funding Doom4. :(
memo's picture
memo (not verified) posted on Sat, 2011-10-08 15:51
if everything turns blue then vt_pageimagesizeuniquediffuseonly2 8192 vt_pageimagesizeuniquediffuseonly 8192 vt_pageimagesizeunique 8192 vt_pageimagesizevmtr 8192 has been set too high
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The awesome solution (not verified) posted on Fri, 2011-10-07 21:28
Its works it works fine not 100% butt ill take it for 89% because the solution is still to easy all your skidrow iso file is corrupt like shit i have a good one i have the right cfg file for you all pleas pm me so i can send you the file
Insanity's picture
Insanity (not verified) posted on Thu, 2011-10-06 18:31
Doesn't help me at all actually. Can't even see a difference other then getting lag/stuttering during gameplay and lower framerates. I guess iD Software just failed big time with Rage for PC, which I suppose wasn't the plan. Big thanks for the fix, even though it didn't work for me :)
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John Carmack (not verified) posted on Thu, 2011-10-06 03:17
Thanks for the Money :)
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Niklas Lund Brock (not verified) posted on Wed, 2011-10-05 08:30
This just makes my Rage run at like 1 fps. and everything turns blue. Specs: Sli GTX560Ti i5-2500k @ 4.5GHz 8GB 1600mhz ram
Greg's picture
Greg (not verified) posted on Wed, 2011-10-05 03:34
Shouldn't have to do all this crap, stupid, stupid id. I have lost faith in developers for PC.
KyleTheOne's picture
KyleTheOne (not verified) posted on Thu, 2011-10-06 14:48
Just lose faith in ID
Steve L's picture
Steve L (not verified) posted on Wed, 2011-10-05 00:56
Bought the game on Steam btw.
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john carmack (not verified) posted on Wed, 2011-10-05 16:24
No refunds. HA !
Tyler's picture
Tyler (not verified) posted on Mon, 2011-10-10 21:11
Steam gave me a voucher to purchase another game
Steve L's picture
Steve L (not verified) posted on Wed, 2011-10-05 00:55
I'm having the same issue as eric. Also after setting up the config the game crashes when loading save game. I sits for about 5 mins then crashes to windows. Setup: Win7 64, I7-860,4gb memory, 560TI, newest beta drivers.
Eric W.'s picture
Eric W. (not verified) posted on Wed, 2011-10-05 00:42
P.S. I have view hidden files enabled.
Eric W.'s picture
Eric W. (not verified) posted on Wed, 2011-10-05 00:42
Thanks for these tips. Question: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\LAG\data\settings" folder. I don't have one and can't see anything like it anywhere. I know I installed the game correctly. Any ideas?
piccolo113's picture
piccolo113 (not verified) posted on Wed, 2011-10-05 03:09
That's because those are for a game called Lead And Gold. They have nothing to do with RAGE and, as such, should be removed from the article completely.
Tye Lucas's picture
Tye Lucas (not verified) posted on Tue, 2011-10-04 20:09
Any clue how to bind keypad 5 in the game? It will not work from the within the game so I was hoping there was a way withing a cfg file somewhere..
Tye Lucas's picture
Tye Lucas (not verified) posted on Tue, 2011-10-04 20:09
Any clue how to bind keypad 5 in the game? It will not work from the within the game so I was hoping there was a way withing a cfg file somewhere..
Sian's picture
Sian (not verified) posted on Fri, 2011-10-07 06:55
in console or rageconfig.cfg bind "kp_5" "(action you want)"
Sian's picture
Sian (not verified) posted on Fri, 2011-10-07 06:55
in console or rageconfig.cfg bind "kp_5" ""
Sintacks's picture
Sintacks (not verified) posted on Tue, 2011-10-04 20:02
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. I'm nowhere near giving up on this title as I (and most can agree) have waited years for id to develop a current gen PC game

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