The PC version of RAGE was released under questionable circumstances last week, as to the discontent of many who purchased the game, it simply didn’t work. Id Software have now released a new patch which, in addition to addressing numerous stability issues, adds more video options to the in-game settings menu. Now, along with anti aliasing and resolution, you can adjust v-sync, texture cache and anisotropic filter.
The Steam update feed provides a rather detailed brief of exactly what was changed:
“Unfortunately, it is not possible to anticipate all possible graphics driver issues in combination with unique end user hardware and software configurations. For this reason RAGE does not automatically increase video/graphics settings as this could result in negative side effects on specific hardware and software configurations. The original release of RAGE does not expose many video/graphics options for people to tweak because some of these settings, although desirable from a quality perspective, simply will not work on specific configurations either due to hardware limitations and/or driver bugs.”
The update should address the performance issues that many users were experiencing.