Rage PC players experiencing laggy textures and low framerates
Oct 04, 2011
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Complaints of severe texture pop-in, screen tearing and poor performance have erupted in the
Rage Steam forums
in the wake of its release earlier today. Players like commenter Kibayasu and Steam forumite
have pointed us towards videos like the one above, showing some of the technical problems in action. Craig booted up Rage and experienced similar effects, including a low framerate and extremely laggy textures. Read on for a few of the fixes that fans have found so far.
A few hours ago, John Carmack
to say "everyone, make sure you have latest Nvidia/Ati drivers to play Rage!"
The game underneath all of the technical problems is rather good. You can read the PC Gamer verdict in our
. Rich played Rage on a high end i7 machine at a review event, a common practice for big releases when the developers want to ensure that review code isn't leaked ahead of shipping date. His experience with the game was smooth: "The engine sometimes takes a few milliseconds to bring textures into focus if you spin around quickly, but the overall result is magnitudes prettier than other older-engine shooters," he says. Hopefully a post-release patch will arrive soon, bringing Rage up to scratch so we can get to the mutant shooting.
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