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Carmack says patch coming to fix Rage’s blurry textures

Saturday, 15 October 2011 17:54 GMT By Andrew Groen

Some PC gamers were pretty disappointed with some of the finer points of Rage’s graphical presentation when it launched earlier this month after early hype about its visual prowess.Now id’s John Carmack is promising to patch the game to fix up some of those issues. A forthcoming patch for the game will add new options to PC gamers looking to boost Rage’s graphical performance.

Previously, players could only tweak VSync, Texture Cache and Anisotropic Filter to get the visuals they were after. The new patch adds a bicubic-upsample option as well as a texture detail option.

This information comes from a tweet John Carmack sent out yesterday, “We have a bicubic-upsample+detail texture option for the next PC patch that will help alleviate the blurry textures in Rage.”

Thanks, DSOgaming!

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36 Comments

  1. DSB

    Vsync remains broken as well. I haven’t talked to anyone who’s made it work.

    It does have a nice little box to check or whatever, it just doesn’t do anything.

    Oh well, next patch. It’s not like they worked on this game for years and years.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    After one patch Vsync is not broken (completely) just don’t turn it to “Smart”. That feature is not ready yet. They fixed textures at least.

    for me they completely screwed the launch and game in the end.
    It’s even worse than Crysis 2 or Resistance 3 in terms of everything.

    I don’t get it. Whats wrong with ID? Or Id is sucking Carmack’s 60 frames per second on consoles ass or Id just don’t know what to do anymore without old school designers.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. BULArmy

    For me vsync kind of worked. It increased the loading of the texures and made the game actually playable. But for me the whole game is kind of disappointing.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    How they are going to make DOOM4?

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Dralen

    The game clearly needed another month in development to clean up some issues. It’s a shame alot of developers don’t have the balls to push back a games release to make sure the game has a smooth launch.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight

    @5

    Its not a matter of “balls”, its a matter of resources. If they had the resources or if the Publisher was willing to throw more money at the developer to allow them to develop further, they would have, but that’s not the case here. Its not like the game could actually release in November when BF3, MW3 will be out. Their goal was to release it before those two games took their chance of revenue away. Unless the publisher knows for a fact that the game will sell enough to make up the development cost and then make a profit, they aren’t going to allow a delay.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. OrbitMonkey

    The ps3 could do with a patch too. My friend says it looks awesome so long as you stand still. Soon as you move the texture blur kicks in.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. DarkElfa

    *sigh* You’re doing it again.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. freedoms_stain

    Every time I read a story like this it puts me off buying PC games day 1. In the case of Crysis 2 it was what? Fucking quarter 1? Half year 1 before they put out the direct x and texture packs?

    Paying the premium price for an inferior product is literally bumming your customers up the arse. The guys who wait a few months and bag it less than half price in a Steam sale are getting a better deal more than just financially, they’re getting a better product.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. _LarZen_

    There are only a few textures close up for me that are bad, running the game on max and loving it…so beautiful.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. SplatteredHouse

    :( Completely missed the opportunity for comedy that would have resulted from subbing out this header for the one in the previous article.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. DSB

    @3 As far as I understand, vsync isn’t supposed to affect the textures at all. It’s supposed to synch your monitor and your graphics card so you don’t get screen tearing.

    The last patch has indeed decreased texture pop-in, although it’s still very much there, and also helped random crashes. That’s why I’m saying we’ll probably need another patch before they fix the vsync.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Phoenixblight

    @12

    Correct vsync just syncs the GPU to the monitor. It worked for me but I had it fixed prior to that by forcing vsync through Nvidia Control panel. THe patch just allowed for the textures to cache so it doesn’t pull the textures every single time you move and you can also increase the size of the texture cache in order to get better resolution.

    The drivers are supposed to fix the actual performance errors but if you have ATI or an outdated Nvidia card you are kinda stuck until the GPU manufactures put out the new drivers.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. ultramega

    @6
    Um… it was delayed once, and it could have been delayed again. You’re thinking about this too simply; in purely economic terms. A company must also understand that releasing an inferior product two weeks or a month earlier than it should be released can indeed hurt bottom lines far beyond the little bit of extra money spent in development costs otherwise. This sort of damaging of consumer opinion in a product or a company risks much more of their bottom line. Now they have to recover from all the damage to their image, AND fix the problems with their product.

    @9
    Except for the fact that Crysis 2 on PC wasn’t broken upon launch. The game itself may have been hurt by being on consoles, but the PC version was by no means inferior to the console versions.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Phoenixblight

    @14

    You forgot one thing, who are we talking about here not just ID but who was the actual publisher? What games have they put out? and what is their trend with their games? All the lines are pointing at one direction.

    Bathesda writes the checks so if they say ship, the developer has no other choice but to do so.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. DarkElfa

    This isn’t some low rent dev group PB, this is frackin Id. I have a hard time believing that Bethesda would have much luck trying to muscle Carmack to do anything, check writer not.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Phoenixblight

    @16

    Believe whatever you want but Bathesda BOUGHT ID out they own them and before that ID was owned by Activision. They run on what money they get from Bathesda. If they had their own money there would be no need to be bought. ID is not running on its own resources, its running on what the publisher tosses at them. ID was once a great company back when they created Wolfenstein 3d and Doom, the game has changed. ID may have started the FPS genre but they are not on top anymore.

    Carmack has other gigs that he does. He doesn’t rely solely on making video games.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. ultramega

    @15
    Well, of course. But Bethesda usually seems to be more in touch with gamers’ mindsets than what we’ve seen during the launch of Rage (Or, at least they know how to make a fun game which pleases gamers, even if their games often end up having technical issues). Hopefully this isn’t foreshadowing things to come with Skyrim…

    #18 3 years ago
  19. DarkElfa

    I’m not saying they don’t have pull PB, I’m just saying that Carmack is still a star and when he wants to do something, his publisher normally listens.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Phoenixblight

    @19

    Of course but they aren’t going just let him run the show ID is playing with their money and they want to make a profit so if ID was to delay again that’s more months of wages and marketing which in turns creates a need for bigger number of units sold. TO be honest this game is not that great, its a perfect “screenshot engine” but the game play is just a Linear Corridor shooter in a post apocalyptic world. The gameplay is really really shallow. They put way too much focus on the new tech and not enough in the actual design of the game. THat seems to be ID’s trend even Doom 3 had that issue.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. DarkElfa

    I agree with your assessment of the game completely.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. K-V-C

    can this be fixed on ps3 ????

    #22 3 years ago
  23. xxJPRACERxx

    Had tons of problems with Rage on an ATI 4890. Yesterday I bought a nvidia gtx 560ti. The game is running perfect in 1080p at 60 fps with vsync and 4x AA, high AF, with large texture cache. The graphics are amazing and the control is perfect. I should have learn my lesson with ATI and Doom3 but from now on it’s nvidia only.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. blackdreamhunk

    also so a good reason not to buy anymore too. A good reason to not support publishers and game devs. I am been buying less and less games. Mass effect 3 maybe the last game I get!

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Christopher Jack

    You’re that upset just because the game doesn’t look as pretty at launch as it could have been? Do you have a theme song to go along with your drama?

    You sound like that girl who doesn’t want to ever show her face in public again because of a small blemish.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Phoenixblight

    @24

    So that means you won’t be commenting anymore right? SInce you aren’t part of the demographic that plays videogames and would other wise be a troll. Oh wait….

    #26 3 years ago
  27. DSB

    I’m no tech wiz, but I’m running a GTX 560 on this computer, and I’ve got the newest beta drivers from nVidia properly installed.

    It seems to me like they added the option for vsync, but for some reason it doesn’t write to whatever file is supposed to register your choice in the menu. I set vsync on, and the minute I apply settings and leave the menu, it goes right off.

    Maybe there’s some kind of corrupt shit in there, and maybe a reinstall would fix it, but in my case it would be the third install, and I’m not super thrilled about that.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Phoenixblight

    @27

    Did you do a clean install and used Driver sweeper when you installed the new driver? Once I did that all my issues went away.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. DSB

    I’ve installed it twice, and there are no problems with the drivers. I have no problems with vsync in any other game.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Phoenixblight

    @29

    Not sure then, I was having issues with the game but once I used Driversweeper and did a clean install. Everything worked as intended. All the settings are left as I put them previously.

    You can always go to COntrol Panel and force Vsync.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. DSB

    @30 That’s what I’m thinking. Probably the install has been fucked up. Still, all those workarounds just leaves me pretty apathetic to the whole thing. I don’t like cleaning up after developers.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Phoenixblight

    @31

    THats why Devs focus are the Console over the PC, less of a headache for them. Its all because ID assumed the GPU manufacturers would put the correct drivers. You know what they say about assuming

    #32 3 years ago
  33. blackdreamhunk

    @26

    please I am a genre jumper, I have must likely played a lot more videos than you did in your life. Personally I feel the gaming Industry has gone down hill. frankly there is not a lot games worth my time or playing lately.

    I am not going to support loser publisher or game devs. I am not going to take their garbage either. frankly the crappy games coming out lately and disrespectful game devs is enough to turn a person off.

    Save me more money to other things. I am personally so glade I never bought rage. It would have been a waste of $60. I am not going disgraceful game either.

    I am into qaulty games not garbage game devs or garbage games. If you want to waste your money on garbage then that is your business not mine.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. lonewolf

    @29
    yeah it sucks to clean up after developers!
    but go to control Panel and force Vsync on (dunno know why it was forced off in the first place!) and also turn triple buffering on for better performance

    #34 3 years ago
  35. viralshag

    For some reason I don’t have the profiles option in my nVidia control panel. I did a brief search and apparently it might have something to do with haveing multiple monitors.

    Either way, I’m pretty sure it’s not there, I have looked all over the control panel for it.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. blackdreamhunk

    oh nice list of pc games i forgot about

    http://www.pcgamingfan.com/

    http://www.pcgamingfan.com/

    #36 3 years ago

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

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  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

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  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

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  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

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  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

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  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

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  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

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  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

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  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

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  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

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  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

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  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

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  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

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  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

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  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

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  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

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  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

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  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

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