id have been busy sorting out the PC version of Rage.
Yesterday id and Bethesda released a new patch via Steam to address the on-going driver issues that have plagued the game since last week. The Bethesda blog summarises what’s included in this update and a lengthier version of the notes are also available on Steam.

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.

Gamers are rporting that while the patch fixed issues for some, they have created problems for players who were not experiencing any problem. The joys of patches.

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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