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RAGE defaults to lower video settings to allow the game to work on a
wide variety of hardware and software configurations.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to anticipate all possible graphics
driver issues in combination with unique end user hardware and software
configurations. For this reason RAGE does not automatically increase
video/graphics settings as this could result in negative side effects
on specific hardware and software configurations. The original release
of RAGE does not expose many video/graphics options for people to tweak
because some of these settings, although desirable from a quality
perspective, simply will not work on specific configurations either due
to hardware limitations and/or driver bugs. Due to popular demand for
more video and graphics options, this patch updates the video settings
menu and exposes several quality and performance settings. However, not
everyone may be able to increase the settings due to hardware limitations
and/or driver bugs.

Source: http://store.steampowered.com/news/6464/

Focus looks to be improving both performance and quality.

This is something new:
Quote:
Some graphics drivers now support a so called "swap-tear" extension.
You can try using this extension by setting VSync to SMART.
If your graphics driver supports this extension and you set VSync
to SMART then RAGE will synchronize to the vertical retrace of
your monitor when your computer is able to maintain 60 frames per
second and the screen may tear if your frame rate drops below 60 frames
per second. In other words the SMART VSync option trades a sudden drop
to 30 frames per second with occasional screen tearing. Occasional
screen tearing is usually considered less distracting than a more
severe drop in frame rate.

Smart VSync... hmmm. I will give that a go.

Texture Cache:
Quote:
The new "Texture Cache" option in the video settings menu allows you
to increase the texture cache size to keep more texture data in
video memory.

If the Texture Cache is set to LARGE then RAGE will keep more texture
data in video memory. This may not only significantly reduce blurry
textures and texture popping, it will also allow complex scenes to be
rendered with more texture detail.


Not just Graphics:
Quote:
Patch Changes / Fixes

- Implemented workaround for AMD driver crash right after intro cinematic
on Win 7 32-bit systems.

- Disabled UBOs because they are causing animation issues with AMD drivers.
- Don't allow swap-tear to be enabled on AMD while the extension is not
exposed because it may crash.
- Support for new video settings: "texture cache", "vsync" and
"anisotropic filter"
- Automatically adjust vt_maxPPF based on the number of available cores.
- Improved performance for SLI cards when GPU transcode is enabled.
- Fix for GPU Transcoding option being disabled after exiting gameplay.
- Added safe mode to restore video settings to default values.
- Allow g_fov to be changed from the RAGE launch options in Steam.
- Server now forwards text chat from clients to all other clients while
in-game.

Edited by RagingCain - 10/8/11 at 6:02pm
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Downloading as we speak! smile.gif
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got rid of the flickering for me. The game is now playable and quite enjoyable.
Edited by bulmung - 10/8/11 at 7:06pm
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Originally Posted by Toology;15229206 
Downloading as we speak! smile.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by bulmung;15229219 
got rid of the flickering for me. The game is now playable and quiet enjoyable.

Yes it seems to work rather well smile.gif I hope my AMD bretheren get a chance to enjoy this title tongue.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RagingCain;15229248 
Yes it seems to work rather well smile.gif I hope my AMD bretheren get a chance to enjoy this title tongue.gif

Well im using a 6970 and its working.
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Nice stuff. For the Nvidia guys make sure you turn your vsync options to use application in the geforce control panel, by default it is set to Force Off.

Now maybe we can stop the crying.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bulmung;15229219 
got rid of the flickering for me. The game is now playable and quiet enjoyable.

If it's too quiet I believe there are volume adjustments in the options. tongue.gif
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see, now we can all stop raging and play rage.
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When I try and start RAGE, it says "rage is currently unavailable at this time"

huh?

It was working yesterday and the day before
Edited by jacobrjett - 10/8/11 at 6:59pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jacobrjett;15229707 
When I try and start RAGE, it says "rage is currently unavailable at this time"

***?

It was working yesterday and the day before

lol srs?
    
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