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When speaking to Kotaku last week about the issues afflicting Rage on the PC, id's Tim Willits and John Carmack laid much of the blame at the feet of graphics drivers from AMD and Nvidia. Carmack went so far as go call the driver issues "a real cluster !@#$," which is a term perhaps better reserved for Rage's PC release as a whole.

Drivers clearly bear some of the blame. Some of their initial flakiness can probably be attributed to the fact that Rage uses an OpenGL renderer, while just about every other new game released in the last few years has relied on the DirectX API. I'm sure you can guess which API has received more attention from driver engineers at AMD and Nvidia.
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Carmack just needs to get with the times. Ditch the crappy opengl.

He could have made an amazing DX11 engine going beyond frostbite 2.
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Carmack just needs to get with the times. Ditch the crappy opengl.

He could have made an amazing DX11 engine going beyond frostbite 2.
I think they did an amazing job with OpenGL so, strongly disagree.
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The update never fixed anything for me, but i never had any performance driver either nor configs.
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So Carmack makes a game using an outdated renderer, one that gets little way in driver support, then blames the drivers even though using DX11 would have probably fixed these problems? Hmm
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The update never fixed anything for me, but i never had any performance driver either nor configs.
Those didn't do anything either.



Anyways ID, less talk more fix?
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go go blame the drivers for the "bad" engine
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I think they did an amazing job with OpenGL so, strongly disagree.
Sure it looks nice but there's hardly anything special about it aside from mega-textures. The environments are static.. even the lights and shadows.

Carmack could have made a much better engine using DX11. So far FB2 is the only real DX11 engine.
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well the game runs fine after installing the patch.....
and the game looks great too, but IMO it didnt deliver for all that id5 hype.
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