How To Get Rage To Run On Your PC, An id Software Guide

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The computer version of Rage hasn't exactly been trouble free for some folks trying to play id Software's latest creation. I haven't run into any over issues, but I've got a high-end tower that I just ran through a massive driver update. That's not the norm.

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Here's publisher Bethesda's latest take on the solutions PC gamers can try to get the game up and running on their rig without hitting screen tearing and texture issues:

AMD users need to update to the most recent RAGE Catalyst driver. Grab it here!

Nvidia users should try updating RAGE to the current beta driver. When this driver is updated, we'll let everyone know.

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Visit our forums for solutions that can improve reported issues with screen tearing, blurry textures, and texture pop up.

We're currently working on an update that will allow you to more easily make configuration changes… should have more details on that shortly.

It's terrible when a PC game launches to such mixed issues and bugs, but I've got to wonder if deep down these sort of problems push once computer-centric developers further and further toward console development. Yes, even id.

Playing RAGE on PC? (Updated on 10/6)


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DISCUSSION

Everyone complaining about drivers, and graphics issues, and display settings, and framerate is ignorantly placing the blame on ID, when the real reason is the extensively incongruent hardware of current PC's. Literally millions of possible hardware combinations in any given PC, and there are bound to be problems.

This is why PC gaming either needs a more standardized hardware (like Kotaku editors were praising with the Razer notebook) or it will die, to the dismay of many PC gamers. This apparent obsession with tinkering with your PC hardware is what's holding back graphics and gaming power. People that play games, for the most part, want their games to just work. I know there is a small subset out there that puts tinkering and customizing on a pedastal, but you are going to have to choose: quality, or freedom to tinker, and when it comes to gaming, most people would choose quality.

I used to obsess over building and rebuiling and customizing my tower with bizarre parts and cards, but you are going to have to get over it and leave that shit behind if you want your games to return to their glory days, if you want your product to have a high quality delivery.