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  • Originally posted by RealNC View Post
    You should have linked to the actual web page, not the direct download :-/

    http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles...eDriverV3.aspx
    links come from Rage3D http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?t=33982817
    where they wrote : "They are not officially posted yet on AMD's site so no idea what new changes."

    by the way , this new driver is not that good and i found a good change to do to make t3xtures look good .
    the trick is to add "+s_streamBufferSizeK 128" after rage.exe .
    by default the value is 42 . i did not check if 256 gives better results yet as 128 is quite nice .

    i tried to change some others cvars but no success

    cm_memoryMap "0"
    cm_backFaceCull "0"
    fc_maxCacheMemoryMB "96"

    the 2 first to 1 and the last to 4096 but no luck

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    • I installed the drivers. The game is now playable. Previously it would freeze every few seconds. Speed isn't that great though; previously, between the freezes, it would give me 60FPS. Now it's about 30-40.

      We'll see how it runs with the new i5 2500K system I'm expecting for next week.

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      • John Carmack posted this on Twitter:

        "We have a bicubic-upsample+detail texture option for the next PC patch that will help alleviate the blurry textures in Rage."

        Rage's game world to me is a confusing mess of too many different textures. I get shot at by bandits and have no freaking clue where they're shooting from since I can't see them in all that visual mess. Making textures "sharper" by upscaling isn't going to improve things in this regard.

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        • Originally posted by RealNC View Post
          I get shot at by bandits and have no freaking clue where they're shooting from since I can't see them in all that visual mess.
          No, no, no, you can't hit them because they are ninja mutants.

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          • id is mostly dead now. http://kotaku.com/5851953/doom-4-ind...ointing-launch

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            • that's a big bollocks!

              Complete bollocks.
              http://twitter.com/#!/DCDeacon/status/1 ... 2731599872


              Re: DOOM 4 rumor, games are done when they are done and no title under development at id has been postponed indefinitely or otherwise.
              http://twitter.com/#!/DCDeacon/status/1 ... 7755635712

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              • Just wait for the patches to roll in. Carmack has been ranting about fake OpenGL functionality in drivers for ages and since OpenGL is so underapreciated in games, this shit just happens. It will get fixed in two months. And if your computer can't handle the texture speed with 64bit Windows (or compatible) adn texture cache on large, than your computer is seriously outdated.

                If you can't play Rage because you can't handle the visual information than you need to get your brain checked (I mean, how do you cope with real life, or are you so autistic that you need to rest every two hours or so in a small room?). It's not id's fault people suck at thinking and gaming.

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                • Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
                  If you can't play Rage because you can't handle the visual information than you need to get your brain checked (I mean, how do you cope with real life, or are you so autistic that you need to rest every two hours or so in a small room?). It's not id's fault people suck at thinking and gaming.
                  Hey, real life runs with 500FPS and 5000DPI. And I suspect it uses a voxel engine. Makes shooting at people very easy ^_^

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                  • you forgot raycasting, much more complicated physics engine true AI with some bots... Openworld as default!

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                    • The story sucks though. And the characters are entirely unbelievable.

                      Hey, does this mean Life(tm) is an id game?

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                      • i'm really interested in buying rage for linux,.. but only for linux...

                        i hope it will run without drm and bullshit.

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                        • Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
                          i'm really interested in buying rage for linux,.. but only for linux...

                          i hope it will run without drm and bullshit.
                          this game is "steam-owned" so no serials numbers like with prey-quake4-doom3 ....
                          so in fact it requires steam and rage to be ported 2 Linux....

                          like hl2 , there should be a team that ports game to linux instead of waiting for the official one that definitely looks impossible mostly because of steam

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                          • i wonder about that, even if there is no steam porting project to linux, the game could be ported and be modified to use the steamworks protocol to activate the game. i doubt that valve would allow such thing but why not, right? DRM is nowadays the current trend so id Software is unlikely to remove from the port!

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                            • It's also possible to port a game sans-steam. Certain porting studios for certain other systems that have steam but are not windows do this. They even make steam versions for steam and then a version for a competing digital distribution platform minus steam integration although when one does that they tend to have to sacrifice certain features such as multiplayer. But if all you care about is single player it works.

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                              • It is hard to create a single player protection that does not need permanent online checks that could not be hacked. Also for multiplayer games a serial check like it was done with lots of id games seems to be enough as that usually prevents pirates from playing on official servers. But as that function currently seems to use steam to identify a simple serial check for linux might not be enough. So you might end on linux only servers, no idea if you want that. Steam on Linux would fix that issue immediately...

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