Fri, Feb 03, 2012 | 02:18 GMT
Rage PC patched just in time for Mac release
Id Software has released a significant patch for RAGE, right on top of its OS-X launch.
The Mac version of RAGE goes for $39.99 and includes both the first-purchase incentive Wasteland sewer missions and the Anarchy Edition content. It’s available via the Mac App Store as well as some other retailers, but has not yet appeared on Steam and the rest of the digital distribution massive.
What has appeared on Steam – and elsewhere – is a patch for RAGE, bringing the game to version 1.2. The substantial update fixes a number of bugs, but most importantly, addresses the much-derided texture issues which have been a source of annoyance since launch.
For those with high-performance rigs, a texture detail option has been enabled to improve the look of assets, while a new transcode benchmark has been added to help players discover how quickly their PCs can decipher encoded graphics information and adjust settings accordingly. Additionally, new error messaging and “safe” fallback settings have been implemented, so identifying and dealing with errors should be easier than in the past.
RAGE was id’s first new IP since Quake, released in October last year, and maintains an 81 Metacritic average on both consoles, with a 79 on PC.