Rage tool kit available today

The Rage tool kit will be available later today on Steam. The 35 GB download includes the idStudio, tutorials, game maps and assets.

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The long-awaited tool kit for Rage is coming today, id Software has announced. The whopping 35 GB of mod kit includes idStudio, tutorials, and a variety of game maps and assets to get you started making your own content for the 2011 title.

The kit will be available on Steam later today, but in the meantime the Bethesda Blog has released a FAQ (PDF). It covers the basics and some possible technical problems you may run into.

Don't expect your modding progress to be quick and painless, though. "Doing significant work will require patience, because internally we use a 300 core renderfarm for megatexture creation," id's John Carmack said on Twitter.

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    February 8, 2013 9:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Rage tool kit available today.

    The Rage tool kit will be available later today on Steam. The 35 GB download includes the idStudio, tutorials, game maps and assets.

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      February 8, 2013 9:04 AM

      A rage tool kit sounds like something you'd buy at a survivalist store. EricZBA would be on the cover.

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        February 8, 2013 9:17 AM

        And it only contains a hammer and a bag of sand.

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      February 8, 2013 9:11 AM

      Fuck yes. I am excite.

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      February 8, 2013 10:16 AM

      Rage 64 released as well?! Wow!!

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        February 8, 2013 10:21 AM

        Meh rage64 does nothing to help pop-in. waste.

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          February 8, 2013 10:44 AM

          at least now we can use the rumble pak

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            February 8, 2013 4:51 PM

            only if you got the extra memory addon

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      February 8, 2013 10:41 AM

      So basically it takes forever to bake lighting because there's no dynamic lighting in this game... I'll stick with Unreal but sure I'll surrender my 35 gigs to try this... About bloody time they released this...

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      February 8, 2013 11:01 AM

      "Multiplayer is not compatible with the 64-bit version of RAGE."

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      February 8, 2013 12:50 PM

      Heh, the render farm quote brings back memories of the SGI Origin 2000 that they used to compile maps for Q2 and Q3: http://games.slashdot.org/story/00/07/22/1449256/id-auctioning-off-sgi-that-created-q2-and-q3a

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      February 8, 2013 12:52 PM

      So, is the DLC worth buying? I enjoyed most of Rage (played it in Dec) and then it just ended. I knew it had an abrupt ending, but that was even more abrupter than I expected. Wouldn't mind getting back into that game if the DLC was fun and continued the stoyline.

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        February 8, 2013 1:48 PM

        The DLC takes place in the first wasteland.

        If you have a save from the end of the game, you can continue after the ending, go back to Wellspring and run the Scorchers missions.

        If you don't have a save, you can restart and just do the new missions after you do the mission or two that always start the game (maybe some extra stuff if you need money, I don't know).

        If you liked Rage, you'll like the DLC.

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      February 8, 2013 1:33 PM

      Its not 35GB SDK you just load up the game and type idstudio .

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      February 8, 2013 1:49 PM

      please download my map, it's only 6gb.

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      February 8, 2013 3:35 PM

      Finally, a reason to maybe buy this game.

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      February 8, 2013 3:53 PM

      Well dang if it isn't getting to be the end of the day and still nothing.

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        February 8, 2013 5:43 PM

        Aaaand there it is! Time to clear the shite out of one my HDs - hope I can install it to a directory outside Steam, like other Steam games can be, now. Might have to reinstall the main game out of my bloated Steam dir as well, probably. Not even gonna bother starting the DL of this beast until it's time to go to bed, later...

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      February 8, 2013 6:12 PM

      Holy Jesus Aleluya Amen