Rage Crashes, Textures Fix, FOV, FPS, Freezes, Errors, and Graphics Fixes

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Rage has just been released to the masses and like every Bethesda game is plagued by some issues. First, the graphics are buggy – bad textures, flickering, screen tearing, and textures popping, you name the issue, and Rage has it.

Secondly, most of the people are experiencing random crashes and performance issues. Add to that the usual dislikes of PC gamers – FPS, FOV, and Performance and you will have all the issues people are currently experiencing with Rage on PC.

We have listed down all these issues that you may come across when playing Rage with possible workarounds to fix these. If you know anything that would help resolve any of these issues, do share with us in comments.

1# How To Disable Mouse Acceleration
If you find yourself out of the place with the default mouse acceleration in Rage, then disable it by following the workaround. In all the previous ID Games mouse acceleration has been present by default if you have ‘Improved Pointer Precision’ checked in mouse hardware options, try unchecking it.

If that doesn’t work, open the Rage config file, and change the value from ‘1’ to ‘0’. m_smooth is the command that you would find in the console and setting it to 0 will disable mouse smoothing/acceleration in-game.

2# How To Enable The Developer Console
You will need developer console for various tweaks and workarounds, so it is better that I walk you through how to enable it at the start. To enable the dev console enable the console add +set com_allowconsole 1 to your Steam Launch Options.

This will enable dev console in-game, which you can access by press ~ button below ESC. listcvars and listcmds should show you available settings, have fun tweaking.

3# How To Change FOV in Rage
You can either change FOV to your liking through developer console or by editing your default CFG or you can add the command in your launch options. If you choose to do so through dev console, it will disable achievements. Using developer console disables achievements so use it in absolute necessity.

If you want to change the FOV through console, bring it up in-game, and use cvaradd command to change the g_fov variable. You can add or subtract fov values from the default 80. For example, cvaradd g_fov 15 will result in g_fov 95 since you added 15. Similarly, cvaradd g_fov -15 will subtract 15 from default 80 value and the resulting g_fov will be 65. I hope you got the point.

If you don’t want to mess up your achievements, you can add these values in your default config file, which is located here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\rage\base Or you can add these values in your launch options.

4# Horrible Rage Flickering and Artifacts Pop-Ins
If you are experiencing flickering and large artifacts pop-ins while playing Rage, you should probably roll back your drivers. If you have beta drivers installed, they don’t help either. Switching back to old drivers may help the cause.

5# Rage ATI Fixes
If you are trying to play Rage on your ATI video card, there are few things you should know:
Force the game to start in best performance mode, disable the 3D application control. Disable the Catalyst AI. Roll back your drivers.

Rage is experiencing conflicts with drivers resulting in bad overall performance – forcing these settings may improve performance for you. If you are concerned about messing up your settings, try giving Rage Hotfix drivers from ATI a shot, if it resolves your issue, you don’t need to do any of this.

6# Can’t Launch Rage
If you can’t launch the game on Steam. Logout of the Steam and log back in, verify the game cache and re-try. If it still doesn’t work, relaunch the Steam as administrator and try again. It may also be due to the customized settings you are forcing through your nVidia or Catalyst control panel. Get rid of them all and try again.

7# Rage Lag Fix
Disable Steam in-game community feature to resolve the lag issue, if you are among those facing it. Right-click on RAGE in Steam -> properties -> uncheck ‘enable steam community in game’.

8# ATI Flickeri1ng Fix
Download and Install 11.8 ATI drivers to fix the issue.

9# Rage Crashes (ATI Hot Fix)
There are two things you can do to resolve the random crashes that occur when you try to play Rage. You can disable tripple buffering in your ATI Control Panel and install Rage Hotfix Drivers.

10# How To Fix Screen Tearing in Rage
Rage by default doesn’t allow you to enable Vsync. If you are experiencing screen flickering and vertical tearing on Screen, you can force Vsync through your graphics card control panel, be it Nvidia Control Panel or ATI Catalyst Control Panel.

11# Crashes To Desktop – Rage Stopped Working
If you can’t get into the game and it crashes you to desktop on startup. Try this – If you get the black screen, have to Ctrl-Alt-Delete to get to the ‘Rage has stopped working’ window, try removing the ‘video’ folder (rage->base->video). Make sure you back up the folder for worse case scenario.

12# Rage SLI or Crossfire
Rage doesn’t support SLI or Crossfire, so don’t bother. It would only make it worse.

13# Rage Textures – Nvidia
Install the latest beta drivers if you are experiencing bad and cluttered textures in Rage. It will most probably this issue on high-end machines. If you are on average PC, try rolling back the drivers to 235.38 and see if that helps.

14# Rage Textures and Bad Graphics – ATI
Try downloading the latest Rage Hotfix Drivers and see if that helps. Most of the people have complained about these drivers but since they have helped few, trying won’t hurt.

15# How To Fix Rage Stuttering – Nvidia
Force v-sync through Nvidia control panel. Enable GPU-transcode in-game – if you have high-end GPU for faster streaming of textures.

16# Fix Slow Rage Textures
Download Battlefield 3 Beta drivers since they seem to have fixed Rage’s slow texture streaming for a lot of people.

17# How To Fix Rage Textures Popping
Some players suggest that disabling AA and transparency AA in desktop control panel will fix texture issues and improve FPS. Worth a try!

18# AMD Rage Drivers Update
AMD has just released updated drivers to fix most of the issues PC Gamers with AMD family of video cards are experiencing. You can download these drivers from here and install them by following the instructions here.

19# Rage Graphics Tweaks
You can follow our Rage Tweak Guide to tweak graphics for better image quality or to improve performance of the game by tweaking them down.

If you experience any other issue, let us know in comments and we will try to help you out. If you have successfully started the game without any hiccups, enjoy the game.

Zawad is the lead editor of SegmentNext. He primarily manages what gets published on the site. He is a finance student and PC games enthusiast.

    Rage.exe @ 0x0057f42c( ) + bytes () : ** UNKNOWN **( ** FUNC_PARAM_ERROR ** )
    Rage.exe @ 0x0055a086( ) + bytes () : ** UNKNOWN **( ** FUNC_PARAM_ERROR ** )
    Rage.exe @ 0x005ddd40( ) + bytes () : ** UNKNOWN **( ** FUNC_PARAM_ERROR ** )
    Rage.exe @ 0x00bb833c( ) + bytes () : ** UNKNOWN **( ** FUNC_PARAM_ERROR ** )
    kernel32.dll @ 0x76a91114( ) + bytes () : BaseThreadInitThunk( )
    ntdll.dll @ 0x76fcb429( ) + bytes () : RtlInitializeExceptionChain( )
    ntdll.dll @ 0x76fcb3fc( ) + bytes () : RtlInitializeExceptionChain( )
    ERROR: wglCreateContextAttribsARB failed
    Dumped console text to C:\Users\Amit Rai\Saved Games\id Software\Rage\base\ErrorLog_08-18-2012__03-26-03am.txt.
    When i am trying to launch the game,the following errors have been occured

    Shutting down OpenGL subsystem
    …releasing DC
    …destroying window

    wglCreateContextAttribsARB failed
    i have core2duo prcessor and nvidia geforce G 105M graphics driver
    can any body help me pls…….

  • Citizen

    Hi all, read through the article and the comments. Came here looking for a fix to an issue i haven’t read anyone coming across yet. It’s related to freezing. It only happens on races that have a lot of pick ups i think. The game will freeze for several seconds and then go again, this happens every so often. It will happen about 3 times per race. Not all races, just ones that happen to have a lot of pick ups, so Rocket Rallies and such. I suspect it is a rendering or cache problem. I have a top of the line rig, got me an i7 970 and an Nvidia GTX460, with 12GB RAM. So far, reading through here, looks like i have been lucky to get even this far.

    I was looking for a fix to my above problem, but now, considering i picked up the game for only 10$, i think ill save myself the hassle, and just grin and bear the freeze as payment for my good karma of picking up the game late enough to buy it dirt cheap and benefit from the patches since launch as well as this lovely article.

    I will keep you all in my prayers if any are still suffering from this horribly developed game.

    In solidarity, my brothers and sisters!

  • joseph

    hi there,

    i just cant start the game. did everything that deals with the ATI vid card problems.. but still, it doesn’t start. plss help me. TY

  • kaboose

    Finally got fov to 95 and WOW! what a major diff! its quite sad how id, a developer that started out as PC, failed so much with this game. I get it, they think, \You know what? we will auto detect your settings and so forth so you dont have too\. bleh. damn stupid. this game is pretty bad. text popping is ridiculous. By no means is my rig the BEST of the BEST, but jeezes man, if I can play crysis 2 and skyrim at high setting with NO hitch, then why cant i with Rage?

    and what is the damn deal with games not giving pc games options anymore? for good god, give us FOV the very least! hell, this game does not even let us pick our quality, let alone fov without going to command console – which! i might add, disables achievements and needs to be added into the default file. like.. why!? why make extra steps when FOV slider has exists in old games for the longest time. HELL! minecraft even has FOV slider. and if an indie game with a small budget can fulfill the pc gamers need, than thats just embarrassing from these big time gaming company who cant even comprehend to do these simple things. embarrassing.

    eh… i think they should of just concentrated on doom 4 or something else. this game blows with the lack of PC support and bad pc pot.

  • matt

    i can’t even play it ! , i dont know why . it crashes at the starting video (INTRO) do you have suggestions or solutions ?

  • Jac

    Okay, so I took my copy back to BT Games, they swopped it, vehicle problem solved.. AMAZING! Now, I have screen tearing and while the textures load, I have ALOT of blue EVERYWHERE! After the textures are loaded, blue goes away, but screen tearing remains. Forced V-Sync in nVidia CP, updated drivers (AGAIN) and re-checked Steam for any Updates.
    Any help guys? Thanks

  • Jac

    Why did Admin delete my question?

  • Jac

    Hi, I have a totally weird and looks like a unique problem. I do all the first missions for the guy that picks you up @ the ARK. Then you get your first buggy (car) after getting the parts from the bandits. All goes well. Then you have to clear the passage to (Wellsprings?), no problem, talk to the dude again, no problem. Get to (Wellsprings?) and talk to mayor dude, then get new clothes and go to that garage to save car, after that save, game freezes! Can’t return to Wasteland, then save before that, go to Races, try to enter first race, game freezes again. Can’t do ANYTHING with car, corrupts game save and can’t load after that. Same copy works (Original) on and finishes on two other lower spec systems. Any ideas? Sys Specs: Intel Core2 Duo E7200 @ 2.6Ghz, ASUS P5Q-VM MB, 6Gb Gaming Ram (Changed before and after testing), nVidea 550Ti 1Gb 256Bit GPU. PLEASE HELP!!

    • Jac

      Oh, sorry. Latest update installed and latest Drivers for Sound Card, Graphics Card and DX 11 installed.

      • Jac

        Crap, sorry. No glitches in graphics, no stuttering, no lag, no graphic tears and pop-ins what so ever.. Just this stupid vehicle problem.. Can’t enter races, game freezes. Can save vehicle in Garage and continue with game, but can’t exit garage to do ANYTHING. Everything to do with the buggy just freezes my game..

  • Vic

    memory location.

  • Vic

    hi i get,

    LoadLibrary failed with error 998: Invalid access to memory loxation.

    help !!!!.

  • maxharuno

    i was playing rage without any issue suddenly when i joined resistance and the eastern wastelands started..the game loads and automatically redirects to main menu WTF! plz some one help me out of this mess T_T :(

  • Box

    My problem is that in-game when I try to zoom in with my sniper rifle, or look down the sights with my other weapons it takes about ten seconds for it to fully zoom in. It’s not lag since I’m running at constant FPS of 60, and there’s no difference at all between trying Max detail settings and the lowest, also I’ve used the ATI fixes so this game is actually playable now, but the zoom problem has been there since the beginning.

    Also worth noting is that after I shoot from my zoom mode, the screen shake that occurs afterwards is equally slow, so after I shoot my sniper rifle the scope slowly moves left and right for about fifteen seconds before finally becoming still again, and it’s made sniping impossible since I always get shot while waiting for the scope to either stay still or move in.

    • Jac

      Same thing I came across after I swapped out my copy for a new one. Have you solved it yet?

      • Boxofit

        Sorry, but no I haven’t. If I ever get back to playing it, and manage to find a solution, I’ll post it here, but I doubt I’ll ever mess with the game again unless they do a major patch fixing these issues.

  • sean

    I am having an unusual audio problem, Car engine sounds, will cut out randomly, and the whole computer will freeze, with no choice but to restart. Any ideas.

  • tanay

    i’ m experiencing a problem while i play the game rage. blue colour appears at some places & the graphics goes utterly shit how shud i fix it?

    • http://segmentnext.com Zawad Iftikhar

      First patch the game to the latest update – the game was buggy to start with but most of the issues have been resolved with different patches. After you have patched your game, make sure you have updated drivers and directX. If updated drivers don’t help, try to go back to the previous more stable version of the drivers.

  • cody

    Installing the latest ATI 11.12 drivers fixed my flickering, artifact and hue problems. If you already have them try uninstalling and reinstalling them. Then leave ALL settings at default, dont even open CCC lol, and it should work…

  • Mohammad

    i have fixed that earlier error and now instead the game Rage Crashes after the press enter mneu .. it says saving content please don’t turn off and then it freeze and crash showing a white screen then program isn’t responding which leads to desktop … any ideas how to slove this !!

  • Mohammad

    i can’t run Rage !!
    everytime it try to run the exe i get this error

    GL_ARB_draw_elements_base_vertex not available

    and i have tried updating to the latest ATI driver 11.11

    my graphic card is Radeon HD 6770M 2GB DDR5

  • mjs1231

    ati 11.6 drivers fixed the problems, but my god this game is sooooo bad. matter of fact this is the worst game i have ever seen.

    oh ya its a neat game but omfg , these guys who wronte this have to be mentaly retarted.

  • BikeRidinBill

    I get the same error Jhark… real gratifying after laying down this kind of cash to buy something that won’t even work out of the box… if you find the fix, let me know, and will do the same…

  • matt

    well I have to say after spending 4 days downloading the game with a very slow steam download, even though i have a 15mb connection! the game starts with blue textures, then i fix that with a workaround act, only to find that about every 20 mins into the game it freezes and i have to reboot to clear it. now considering this game has an Id (DOOM) background you would think they would at least check the dam game runs on hardware before release to Joe public, yes we can blame drivers but what the hell are the game devs doing releasing a game taking peoples hard earned cash for a game that dosnt even run without serious issues on current hardware and drivers. did they not even test the dam game ran ok before releasing it?

    Sorry Id but thats the last game i buy with anything to do with Id, shame as you were my hero’s in the PC gaming world, but times change i guess swell as standards. Iam gona get my money back.

  • Jan

    Same probs here..

  • Mat

    I played about 4 hours without any problem (latest drvs ect.) BUT when I want to start mission “THW WELL” game kick me to main menu… :-(
    Do you know what is the problem?..

  • Jharkins

    When ever I try to launch Rage I get this error:

    Rage.1683.2 win-x86 Release Oct 7 2011 12:22:19
    —— Initializing File System ——
    Current search path:
    C:/Users/Jamie/Saved Games/id Software/Rage/base/
    file system initialized.
    BenchmarkGameData: ofs 0 and 0x1208090624x
    91 microseconds
    43 microseconds
    39 microseconds
    39 microseconds
    38 microseconds
    38 microseconds
    39 microseconds
    140 microseconds
    46 microseconds
    43 microseconds
    Average seek time without outliers: 47 microseconds
    fileBenchmarkImpliesGameIsOnHD: true
    1 CPU package, 2 cores, 2 total logical processors
    2394 MHz Intel CPU with MMX & SSE & SSE2 & SSE3 & EM64T
    32768 kB 1st level cache, 4194304 kB 2nd level cache, 0 kB 3rd level cache
    2048 MB System Memory
    Winsock Initialized
    Found interface: {1CC6DD5E-B4A2-409C-AEC9-E7D05ACA9DE0} Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network) – NULL netmask – skipped
    Found interface: {0B479E86-7D7B-47A2-9D94-E2F07FC94A7F} Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection –
    Found interface: {29B2A904-149C-462E-AF41-22F4592BDC28} Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller – NULL netmask – skipped
    Found interface: {005E5C01-1986-4BD5-BF23-0A4199464D5F} Hamachi Network Interface –
    Sys_InitNetworking: adding loopback interface
    execing default.cfg
    execing joystick.cfg
    execing default.cfg
    execing joystick.cfg
    execing default.cfg
    execing joystick.cfg
    execing default.cfg
    execing joystick.cfg
    idLib::SetProduction( PROD_PRODUCTION )
    couldn’t exec rageConfig.cfg
    Resetting cheat cvar: aas2_showFloorTrace
    Resetting cheat cvar: ai_alignToPointDist
    Resetting cheat cvar: ai_minCornerCircleRadius
    Resetting cheat cvar: ai_cornerCircleRadius
    Resetting cheat cvar: ai_turningCircleAlignmentTolerance
    Resetting cheat cvar: ai_pointTolerance
    Resetting cheat cvar: atv_bumpForwardScale
    Resetting cheat cvar: aa_ZoomSnapScale
    Resetting cheat cvar: poi_playerScaleMinimum
    Resetting cheat cvar: poi_scaleMinimum
    Resetting cheat cvar: poi_ScreenPercentage
    Resetting cheat cvar: poi_IconSizeSplitscreen
    Resetting cheat cvar: poi_IconSize
    Resetting cheat cvar: poi_GoalHeightOffset
    Resetting cheat cvar: swf_minimap_scale_foot
    Resetting cheat cvar: swf_minimap_scale_vehicle
    Resetting cheat cvar: blendTree_scale
    Resetting cheat cvar: swf_jobnav_mindist
    Resetting cheat cvar: swf_minimap_ant_first_step_foot
    Resetting cheat cvar: swf_minimap_ant_step_foot
    Resetting cheat cvar: swf_minimap_ant_first_step
    Resetting cheat cvar: swf_minimap_ant_step
    Resetting cheat cvar: swf_scopeZoomDistance
    Resetting cheat cvar: gc_fictionBlurAmount
    Resetting cheat cvar: swf_invFadeTime
    Resetting cheat cvar: cine_cameraAccel
    Resetting cheat cvar: rcbomb_initialOffset
    Resetting cheat cvar: cam_deathCamblurTime
    Resetting cheat cvar: cam_deathCamblurAmount
    Resetting cheat cvar: revivecam_HeightEnd
    Resetting cheat cvar: revivecam_HeightStart
    Resetting cheat cvar: spl_qn_pathbonus
    Resetting cheat cvar: spl_qn_zpenelty
    Resetting cheat cvar: ai_NonPlayerOneShotChance
    Resetting cheat cvar: ai_droppedLootDistance
    Resetting cheat cvar: pm_ct_jump_dist
    Resetting cheat cvar: pm_ct_push_dist
    Resetting cheat cvar: pm_ct_push_decayIn
    Resetting cheat cvar: pm_ct_push_decayOut
    Resetting cheat cvar: pm_ct_checkDist
    Resetting cheat cvar: g_playerDamageThreshold
    Resetting cheat cvar: swf_combatSubtitleRange
    Resetting cheat cvar: swf_subtitleRange
    Resetting cheat cvar: vehicle_clientImpactDmg_MaxDmg
    Resetting cheat cvar: vehicle_clientImpactDmg_MinDmg
    Resetting cheat cvar: vehicle_clientImpactDmg_MaxVel
    Resetting cheat cvar: vehicle_clientImpactDmg_MinVel
    Resetting cheat cvar: v_steerControlClamp
    Resetting cheat cvar: v_steerControlInfluence
    Resetting cheat cvar: v_compressiontime
    Resetting cheat cvar: v_dusttime
    Resetting cheat cvar: pm_clientZoomInDelay
    Resetting cheat cvar: pm_clientAuthoritative_warnDist
    Resetting cheat cvar: pm_clientAuthoritative_minDistZ
    Resetting cheat cvar: pm_clientAuthoritative_Lerp
    Resetting cheat cvar: pm_clientAuthoritative_minDist
    Resetting cheat cvar: net_voiceVolume
    Resetting cheat cvar: net_peer_throttle_bps_decay
    Resetting cheat cvar: net_debughud3_bps_max
    ——- Initializing renderSystem ——–
    Initializing OpenGL subsystem
    …registered window class
    …registered fake window class
    …using WGL_EXT_swap_control
    X..WGL_EXT_swap_control_tear not found
    unknown error: 0xc007000d
    Rage.exe @ 0x00699ad4( ) + bytes () : ** UNKNOWN **( ** FUNC_PARAM_ERROR ** )
    Rage.exe @ 0x00699c4c( ) + bytes () : ** UNKNOWN **( ** FUNC_PARAM_ERROR ** )
    Rage.exe @ 0x00699cec( ) + bytes () : ** UNKNOWN **( ** FUNC_PARAM_ERROR ** )
    Rage.exe @ 0x0057ef9e( ) + bytes () : ** UNKNOWN **( ** FUNC_PARAM_ERROR ** )
    Rage.exe @ 0x005edeeb( ) + bytes () : ** UNKNOWN **( ** FUNC_PARAM_ERROR ** )
    USER32.dll @ 0x75adfd72( ) + bytes () : GetWindowLongW( )
    USER32.dll @ 0x75ad84de( ) + bytes () : EnumDisplayMonitors( )
    USER32.dll @ 0x75ad9d6a( ) + bytes () : ReleaseDC( )
    USER32.dll @ 0x75ad119c( ) + bytes () : CharNextW( )
    ntdll.dll @ 0x77915bde( ) + bytes () : KiUserCallbackDispatcher( )
    USER32.dll @ 0x75ad12d5( ) + bytes () : CharNextW( )
    USER32.dll @ 0x75acdc5d( ) + bytes () : CreateWindowExA( )
    Rage.exe @ 0x00581499( ) + bytes () : ** UNKNOWN **( ** FUNC_PARAM_ERROR ** )
    Rage.exe @ 0x00581dac( ) + bytes () : ** UNKNOWN **( ** FUNC_PARAM_ERROR ** )
    Rage.exe @ 0x0055cb36( ) + bytes () : ** UNKNOWN **( ** FUNC_PARAM_ERROR ** )
    Rage.exe @ 0x005e0af0( ) + bytes () : ** UNKNOWN **( ** FUNC_PARAM_ERROR ** )
    Rage.exe @ 0x00bbb92c( ) + bytes () : ** UNKNOWN **( ** FUNC_PARAM_ERROR ** )
    kernel32.dll @ 0x75bfd309( ) + bytes () : BaseThreadInitThunk( )
    ntdll.dll @ 0x778f16c3( ) + bytes () : RtlInitializeExceptionChain( )
    ntdll.dll @ 0x778f1696( ) + bytes () : RtlInitializeExceptionChain( )
    ERROR: wglCreateContextAttribsARB failed
    Dumped console text to C:UsersJamieSaved Gamesid SoftwareRageaseErrorLog_11-02-2011__09-41-59pm.txt.

    Shutting down OpenGL subsystem
    …releasing DC
    …destroying window

    wglCreateContextAttribsARB failed

    I get this error whenever I try to launch Rage PLEASE PLEASE HELP :/

  • Jazzmag

    Got the rage optimised drivers and the dll file which allowed me into the game but I have no visuals save a black screen with a flashing green square in the bottom left…

    This game better be phenomenal…

    • ulises

      did u ever find out how to fix the black screen and little green square?

  • AKBS

    Hey guys, my game crashes whenever I change my resolution but that’s not the main issue after the intro movie when the game starts I have this bad problem I can’t see anything only a blue screen and when I move my mouse around rondom blue triangles and shapes keep popping around.I tried changing the vsync option in Nvidia control panel by making a new profile for it; din’t help.
    I have a Nvidia 9500gt many users on youtube having the same card don’t seem to be having the same issue.
    Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.:)

  • Ethan

    for the last 10-20 minutes on Rage (xbox360)i have been experiencing a sound glitch where theres no sound whatsoever but once you press start and you are selecting options and whatnot there is sound. i have tried shutting off the xbox and nothing changed. Can anyone help me with my problem?

  • shashi

    wglCreateContextAttribsARB failed … i click on the rage.exe and i get this error on a blue screen….. plz help

  • ekso

    i have problem like this http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/40/unled1pg.jpg/

    please help me

  • Daen

    I love you. Will you marry me? 😛

    But thanks a lot man, rage is running pretty good after your tips, before I couldn’t even get past the intro scene because my fps was constantly 1 or 0

    • http://segmentnext.com Zawad Iftikhar


  • giovanni

    I have a problem, game often stops working when I enter wellspring. Is there any solution to that ?

  • Turpin

    The AMD RAGE driver fixed the Artifacts for me, and for the screen tear if you open stream right click on rage, click on properties then click on SET LAUNCH OPTIONS and enter +r_swapInterval 1 now i have it running nice and smooth hope this helps some of you


    my rig:Win7 x64,4GB Ram, HD4870 CrossifireX

    everytime i start the game it crashes with a black screen saying RAGE HAS STOPPED WORKING….. i used skidrow update 1 bt no effects here….. i even tried removing video folder from base.. what to do???

  • TonyH

    Game plays fine (with forced vsync) on my nvidia gtx295 until I try to get out of Subway into Eastern Wastelands, then it crashes with window (in the background – have to use task manager to get to it) that says ‘Rage has stopped working’. So I’ve managed to get all the way there with the game working fine and now I can’t continue. Any idea’s?


    • TonyH

      Soooo… Got Rage (pc), found screen tears all the time, got patched: no difference, tried forcing vsync: worked! Got to subway town:couldn’t leave. Asked around: no answer. Removed my only tweak (vsync): worked! Left subway town with no tearing :) Ask me why: don’t bother, too busy playing.

  • skynet

    wow thx its woking 100%

  • Steven


    I cant start the game @ all??

    U load in steam and it dont start..

    I have I7 core 520 6 GB ddr3
    Grapic card asus EAH 4850 512Mb
    and using windows vista

    What is the problem?

    Ive tried everything.. as administrator.. my drivers are all up 2 date!!

    I have the latest patch of the game..
    But always I get the same screen.. Rage has stopt working.. searching solution..
    And windows cant find one?

    Help me please ..


  • WatchTower

    My Rig: Win7 x64, i7 950, 4 cores, 8GB Ram, HD4870 CrossifireX
    First I run RAGE with RAGE Update1 in crossfire with AMD driver 11.9, after cinematics I got a white screen and the game did not load. I disabled crossifre and was able to play the game but textures loaded whenever I turned around (most common issue reported in all other forums) I had stuttering and low FPS even at 1024×768. I uninstalled 11.9 driver and AMD CAP profile (profiles do not work with this Preview driver, this is also clearly stated at AMD’s official site). After a clean uninstallation I installed the AMD preview driver 11.10. I can now run the game in crossfire mode at 1600×1200, maxed out, steady 60 fps, all problems dissolved. This is a must download if you want to run RAGE like butter.

  • paul

    RAGE The Game From HELL

  • Den


    Using RAGE Optimized drivers. Preview 2 should work 100% as well.

    Add +jobs_numThreads 0 to Rage-shortcut. NO NEED TO DISABLE CATALYST AI.

    You WILL have to disable TRIPLE BUFFERING from ATI options, otherwise you will CRASH every time you start the game.

    Google for proper RAGECONFIG.CFG to add to the ase-folder.

    Add similar launch commands to the shortcut.

    100% guarantee it will work.

    Do NOT disable CatalystAI from profiles.xml!

    • joseph

      hmm.”add similar launch commands to the shortcut”

      what does this mean? is this similar to the add”+jobs_numThreads 0″? pls help. i cant clearly understand your advice

  • joeuser

    For me (ATI) it was
    OpenGL Settings
    Disable Triple buffering

  • AnGenDy

    First time i started rage it showed a error, then i downloaded that patch fix from ati and now i get this error “LoadLibrary failed with error 126: The specified module could not be found” can someone help me please?

  • FR3AK

    Hi, i had the Problem with the freezes, too. I start the game play 10 mins and then 5-8 freezes they are all like 1-5 secs long… after this i can play for 10 mins. I had installed the ati rage performance driver that gave me a much better performance ingame, it runs very smoothly (60FPS) but everytime these damn freezes appears. Dont know why.
    Please let me know if u have some tips.

  • FloppY

    So either you can fix poor performance on e.g. 4xxx series ATi or you can fix flicker, but not both since the ATi fix patch causes flicker and the 11.8 patch causes poor performance T_T

    • http://segmentnext.com Zawad Iftikhar

      Try the new ATI or Nvidia drivers and couple it with a workaround and I think to some extent you will have both. Or you can tweak the game to fix both.

      • FloppY

        I’ve tried all possible combinations

        Flicker or half-framerate are my choices :(

  • Mike

    Horrible, just freaking horrible! I was expecting some quality here and I was let down SO badly. First the game won’t even start and I have to get some fix drivers.. ok that’s something what I shouldn’t even have to do. Then I go into game, start campaing and game freezes every 5 sec for 4 sec and then I have 1 second to try to move cursor to exit game etc so I wouldnt have to alt+tab and shut it down manually. What the hell seriously?! If it’s a release I expect it to actually _WORK_! Gonna deliver it back to the store and forget this if this aint fixed in next couple days.

  • aby

    game freezes again and again,it freezes even in the main menu

    • http://segmentnext.com Zawad Iftikhar

      Close all the applications and background tasks that are running and then relaunch the game. If that doesn’t help, tweak the graphics and enhance performance by following the tweaks in our Rage Tweak Guide. Link has been added in the article.

  • Death

    This freezing unfreezing bs is really f’ing annoying im sick of this shit i waited three years and a couple days for this game because i didnt have money on release day and this BS happens REALLY?I have done every thing possible said to fix this except for the manually disabling CCC A.I becaus ei resfuse to play agame with horrible black boxes everywhere! This next patch better fix this game or its going right back to the store and a little thoughtful letter sent to zenimax/id software.This was the only game besides BF3(i really dont even want that anymore) i was looking forward too!

  • brainsgonedead2000

    Back again, deleted the VIDEO folder and the green square had gone but it just went to a blank screen and the menu audio. Tried changing colours, resolution etc. Nothing works. 1st I had issues with my NVIDA card now this. Why can’t companies just stick to the same thing? Shame my refund is non refundable, Bethedsa cough up!

    • http://segmentnext.com Zawad Iftikhar

      Did you try the latest video card drivers released by AMD ?

  • brainsgonedead2000

    Urm just got a new ASUS HD 6570 and all other games work just not this one. I tried all fixes and all I get is either atiolgxx.dll error or the best one yet now using the ATI Rage fix (love that title) I get a little green square in the bottom left hand of the screen and the rest is a black screen. Yet I get full audio as it seems to be loading something but a blank screen and just this cute little green square.

    • http://segmentnext.com Zawad Iftikhar

      Make sure you the updated drivers for your video card and have updated DirectX. It’s a driver issue, and both AMD and Nvidia have released new drivers to fix these issues that people are experiencing with Rage.

  • Vriker

    I’m having an issue where I’m in Ventrilo or listening to music, when Rage loads from zone to zone in game, the lowers the volume of Vent or w/e music I’m listening to. It’s fine on the main menu, when I enter campaign, it lowers it, when I load into a new zone, the gets normal a split second, then lowers again. If I exit to the menu, its normal again. Anyone else having this or know how to fix it?

    • http://segmentnext.com Zawad Iftikhar

      You need to go to the control panel of your sound manager and set the setting to 0 which says lower volume when using microphone or something along the lines. You will find this setting in your sound settings (Windows). It is the communications tab of your sound setting If I remember correctly. Set it to do nothing to fix your issue.

  • Jenn

    Hi, I installed the game, played it for about 5 mins, changed the resolution on the game and now it will not load. after i changed the resolution, in the game, it kicked me to the desktop and i exited out of the game. when i went back in to play it loads the sounds but i just see the desktop. when i shit+tab out and hover over the icon at the button, it shows the game load screen and steam stuff but wont show when i restore it. how do i fix it? i have installed the new drivers(i think), i uninstalled and reinstalled and nothing has worked. please help? I just wanna play my game-Jenn

    • http://segmentnext.com Zawad Iftikhar

      I think you tried to run the game at a resolution that isn’t supported by your monitor. You can use the launch options to revert back to your original game resolution at which the game was working. The launch option to set the resolution and refresh rate are:

      -w – Forces the engine to start with resolution set to .
      -h – Forces the engine to start with resolution set to . This launch option does not need to be set in the presence of -w. The width value with determine the height automatically.
      -refresh – Force a specific refresh rate.

      You can set the appropriate values to fix your issue. It can either be resolution or the refresh rate.

  • Metone

    I had the same issue, put AntiAlising* on x2 or x4 or on none!

  • Zachary

    Rage is running fine for me on an ATI card now all except for every now and then the game just stops, i dont know how to explain it other than that it just stops for about 5 seconds even my gfx cards rev down, then all of a sudden it will start again like nothing ever happened 60fps and everything…just wondering if anyone else is having this problem

    • http://segmentnext.com Ali Asif

      check the file integrity…

  • Qnish

    This game is a real piece of poop. Everywhere I look there are PS1 and original Xbox textures. These developers should be ashamed of themselves. Take a look at The Witcher 2 for how a PC game should look nowadays.

  • Jenn

    I can load the game, hear the sound, but see nothing but my desktop. i am so frustrated and dont know what to do. idk how to change my customized settings that i am forcing through nvidia. :( anyone help? i just wanna play

  • Denz

    I downloaded the Rage hotfix and it fixed all of my graphics errors but now my game is constantly freezing. I tried disabling the AI and it fixes the freezing but it brings back the major graphic errors where there are random squares of the wrong graphic everywhere. I can’t play at all with the laggy option, and the other option isn’t a big improvement. Anything I can do?

    • http://segmentnext.com Zawad Iftikhar

      Rolling back drivers will fix few issues, but again, it won’t everything so the best thing to do is wait for the patch. You can’t fix the problems in the software with these workarounds……it’s just sad.

  • RayR

    Had the freeze unfreeze problem. Disabled Catalyst AI, set the other slider to performance and did upgrade my video drivers for my ATI 4970 to the latest available in the Catalyst control panel. Also set my audio rate from 48KH to 44KH. Not sure of that helped anything. Rebooted and closed out extra apps in windows Vista.

  • Tyathalae

    Hey people, if you are experiencing freeze issues, try deactivating catalyst ai in catalyst control center/ gaming. it fixes the freezing issue but brings back the artifacts.

    • Den

      Been experiencing freeze issues for a while,tampering with Catalist A.I doesn’t seem to solve the problem.Furhemore, i can’t see the OFF button in the Catalust A.I settings, only texture filtering slider and surface format optimization toggle )) How to disable A.I ?))

      • http://segmentnext.com Ali Asif

        Which catalyst version are you using?

        • Den

          11.9 with hotfix from ATI installed )) .When rolling back to 11.8 freezing issue disappears, but i get 8 FPS)

          • Sam

            To turn off catalyst AI in the latest driver versions you have to edit an xml file.

            First create a preset in Catalyst Control Center. Name it anything.

            Go to C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Local\ATI\ACE\Profiles
            and open the preset you created using notepad or notepad++

            look for this:
            Property name=”CatalystAI” value=”Enable”
            change to:
            Property name=”CatalystAI” value=”Disable”

            Reload your preset in CCC by changing to default and then loading your preset again.

  • ak

    tested tweaks above and didnt work, lastly tried ati rage performance setup and worked, no more wierd mouse laggy movement issue which make me dizzy, game is smooth now. tks

  • Crap

    Don’t support the developers, stop buying bad consoleports…

  • Mark

    hi everyone.
    i’m having issue with audio too! hearing some loud noise randomly in a game. i’m using creative x-fi elite pro sound card, also tryed using my onboard realtek sound card and still same weird loud noise :(

    i have also tryed using stereo mode configuration and it didn’t help.

    please advise me what to do :S


    • http://segmentnext.com Ali Asif

      Try updating your sound card drivers. Are you using headphone or speakers?

      • Mark

        i’m using speakers, but nevermind, sound working great now (i didn’t do anything :S) just booted up my pc the other day and audio works fine :)

  • w5

    I have the same problem as Martin. Setting sound to stereo didn’t help. Also changing s_device parameter from -1 to 0 or 1 in developer console doesn’t help either :(

    • http://segmentnext.com Zawad Iftikhar

      Did you try updating your sound card drivers. Or Setting the sound to 44k quality, I don’t remember the correct setting but in some games, it fixed the issues with sound.

      • w5

        Yes, 44k. Thanks!

  • Dennis

    Thank you for the great suggestions – I too have the texture flickering, slow loading and popping in and out as I look around. Cut scenes are a disaster as the textures are tearing through the black screens.

    11.10 fixed some of the popping through/flickering, but it feels that the game now runs slower. The slow loading texture issue if you move around quickly remains. And I think my blacks turned to greens, but I’m not sure, maybe I just didn’t notice it before.

  • Lumin

    Hi, great aricle! I am sure you made a great many people really happy today! I am having one issue I can’t seem to fix though… I cant FRAPS the game at all… It works perfectly till I start recording and when I do it just crashes randomly after a moment or two. Using FRAPS limits the fps to 60 but it does stay there consistently anyway. I have an Nvidia 465gtx and those silly BF3 beta drivers. Any idea what the problem mIght be? The game just freezes and needs to be alt crtl deleted when it happens and the video is corrupt because of that.

    Thanks in advance!

    • http://segmentnext.com Zawad Iftikhar

      I am not sure what could be the issue, but I will look into it.

  • Skully

    Praise yourself lucky. It doesn’t even start here.

  • Hein

    Same problem here… game freezes again and again…

  • Ricardo

    Nothing works, rollback drivers, installed 11.8, 11.9, 11.10 and rage hotfix…. and now its actually worse. I turned off all graphics options in CCC and in game.

    The game does the texutre popping glitch crap and also freezes dead for 5 seconds then unfreezes for .000000001 of a second and freezes again, constrantly. Totally unplayable. This game is going in the bin.

  • dakan45

    “how to disable mouse accelaration”
    “how to change fov”
    “how to enable console”

    “how to,to,to to…”

    How crytek and ID have fallen… :(

  • Tim

    Looks like AMD took down the Battlefield 3 beta drivers. I tried using both 11.9 and the Rage hotfix, but both create the issue where objects and features pop in and out of the game. Rolling back to 11.8 fixed this but I’m back to the ridiculous slow-loading textures whenever you turn or look around. Any other fixes for this other than upgrading drivers?

  • Todd

    I spend $400 on a new video card to play this game…guess what I’m returning it to newegg and buying a PS3

  • Godevac

    #11 does nothing. Those files are just the two intro files, one for Bethesda and one for id, I get the game has stopped working on the loading screens between areas, like races, or doors that take you to a separate area.

    • http://segmentnext.com Zawad Iftikhar

      If intro videos are holding you back, then that workaround helps.

  • Matt

    maybe im just not doing something but when i try starting a new game i watch the opening cinematic and after thats over it saves and goes straight back to the main menu, i tried checking save games, nothing there.

  • Martin

    Hey there,

    thanks for your help. I have an audio issue in Rage, the intro sounds good but but in the main menu and in the game the audio is serious stutter and lag.

    WinXP SP3 and Realtek HD Audio. Ive tried this already with another Soundcard (USB), same issue :(

    • http://segmentnext.com Zawad Iftikhar

      You can try setting your sound to stereo in your Realtek Audio Manager. This may help.

  • Phobos

    I keep getting a green Hue in whenever im in shadows at the first bandit hideout. I remember Brink had a blue hue to the dark environments. I have the latest Beta Drivers for my nivida 580 GTX. I’m wondering if there is anything I can do?

    • http://segmentnext.com Zawad Iftikhar

      You can try your luck by rolling back the drivers. I have mentioned the driver version above for both nVidia and ATI. Some people have experienced problems even with the beta drivers and Rage Hotfix drivers. Or you can try different workarounds for textures that I have mentioned above. It’s a hit and trial till the Id patches the game.