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Old 10-06-2011, 12:33 PM   #13
Groovy-Music
 
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Some Screenshots comparison

Note: Since RAGE's latest update, there is an in-game setting to adjust the cache from LOW to HIGH.

LOW:
vt_pageimagesizeuniquediffuseonly = 4096
vt_pageimagesizeuniquediffuseonly2 = 4096
vt_pageimagesizeunique = 4096


HIGH:
vt_pageimagesizeuniquediffuseonly = 8192
vt_pageimagesizeuniquediffuseonly2 = 8192
vt_pageimagesizeunique = 8192


== > vt_pageimagesizevmtr = 4096 and, remains unchanged when set to LOW or HIGH (doesn't require to be set any higher, as noted by "binarysplit" in Post #20)

=== > So there is still a way to somewhat improve further more the in-game settings by editing the Rageconfig.cfg and setting the 3 first vt_page values to 16384. < ===

Higher cache values than the in-game settings:

vt_pageimagesizeuniquediffuseonly = 16384
vt_pageimagesizeuniquediffuseonly2 = 16384
vt_pageimagesizeunique = 16384
vt_feedbackLodBias -1 // or -0.5 <-- for better distant textures sharpness



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I tried the different settings of "pageimagesize" and the greater is the number, better is the textures quality (at distance), and also it greatly reduces the texture pop-in because of more RAM being used at all time.

*Note that these screenshots were taken by the STEAM overlay screen capture option (F12), thus causing some quality lost compared to a pure .BMP or .PNG (but it's easier/quicker for me to post), so they ALL look better AND sharper before screen capturing into these small .JPG

(I suggest to open all of these at once, and navigate between them to notice all the subtle changes.)

--> Anti-Aliasing = 8

The most noticeable differences I observed between 8k and 16k are in images 1 and 2


Img 1 -----------------------------------------------------------

Default RAGE cache set to LOW (4096):
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59...ABC4912D6D3DD/

Default RAGE cache set to HIGH (8192):
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59...EBDEE5B698863/

Custom config using the 16384 settings:
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59...2E8DDC591626B/


Img 2 -----------------------------------------------------------

Default RAGE cache set to LOW (4096):
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59...D2C1BCA76E23D/

Default RAGE cache set to HIGH (8192):
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59...7E08F152E7993/

Custom config using the 16384 settings:
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59...3F4DEDAA338C9/


Img 3 -----------------------------------------------------------

Default RAGE cache set to LOW (4096):
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59...9A45E97BABC9D/

Default RAGE cache set to HIGH (8192):
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59...39C6F44780DEF/

Custom config using the 16384 settings:
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59...3720849FDAFA1/


Img 4 -----------------------------------------------------------

Default RAGE cache set to LOW (4096):
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59...9614CC917D29B/

Default RAGE cache set to HIGH (8192):
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59...E40224E235B8D/

Custom config using the 16384 settings:
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59...42807469F0934/


Img 5 -----------------------------------------------------------

Default RAGE cache set to LOW (4096):
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59...61D5EC7F6ACCA/

Default RAGE cache set to HIGH (8192):
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59...25C3BEEEA5CC4/

Custom config using the 16384 settings:
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59...B6533F27AD885/


Img 6 -----------------------------------------------------------

Default RAGE cache set to LOW (4096):
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59...17156076F6A98/

Default RAGE cache set to HIGH (8192):
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59...8ACACA685473D/

Custom config using the 16384 settings:
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59...F6D1EB66F3F26/


Img 7 -----------------------------------------------------------

Default RAGE cache set to LOW (4096):
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59...6DE29675DFE53/

Default RAGE cache set to HIGH (8192):
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59...B075D7E64B6BA/

Custom config using the 16384 settings:
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59...BE5C1E62F53A0/

Depending of the area/point of view, the visual differences between 8192 and 16384 may be very little to non existent, so we can assume that the 8192 setting is sufficient to max out the textures quality required by the game in theses areas/points of view (Or the id Tech5 engine further auto reduce the graphics when set too high, when judging the performances will suffer).

In addition, setting the game to 16384 results in better textures buffering (Textures pop-in are practically gone, even when rapid 180 degree mouse spin outs) but requires a lot of VideoRAM (more than 1Gb apparently) in certain locations and will more likely causes stuttering/freezes/LAG if you don't have that much on your present video card.
--> 8192 is more suitable for 1Gb or less VRAM


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Additional useful and cool config commands from enthusiastic users:

Maxwell Adams <--- Click
&
MAD MAX RW <--- Click




edit: I added more screenshots from different locations

Last edited by Groovy-Music: 10-24-2011 at 10:24 AM.
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