Tech 5 is a next-generation engine from id Software. Used on their most recent title 'Rage' it has also been announced that it will be the technology behind the upcoming 'Doom 4'.

Upon announcing id Tech 5 one of the first features presented to the public was the inclusion of Virtual Texturing supporting textures with resolutions up to 128,000 x 128,000. This technique allows the engine to automatically stream textures into memory as needed, meaning that the developer need not concern themselves with memory restraints or texture limits. A stand-out feature of id Tech 5 to developers is it's resources for cross-platform development allowing both consoles and the PC audiences to take advantage of it.

Some other features of the id Tech 5 processing structure include:

  • Collision Detection
  • Animation Blend
  • Obstacle Avoidance
  • Transparency Processing
  • Cloth Simulation
  • Water Surface Simulation
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About RAGE with 76 comments by feillyne on Feb 9th, 2013

Later today on Steam Bethesda and id Studio will be releasing the official tool kit for RAGE  – the same tools used to create RAGE and its DLC, The Scorchers. From the game’s world building tool, idStudio, to game maps and assets, the kit provides everything you need to get started with modding the first-ever idTech 5 title.Interested? Before you start downloading the hefty 35+ GB file, the RAGE team has provided some documents to read. As described in the welcome document, these tools provided are complex and aimed towards “technically sophisticated and adventurous” modders.

Welcome to the RAGE Tool Kit

RAGE Tool Kit FAQ and EULA

To download the kit itself, be on the lookout for the RAGE Tool Kit in the Tools section of Steam (the same place you’d download Skyrim’s Creation Kit). id Studio looks forward to seeing your creations. If you have something to share, shoot them an email or share it with their id Software Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Source, Bethesda blog:



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Riker7 Apr 4 2012, 7:12pm says:

Doom 4 To be able to get to success this time, will have to show far more than new graphics. From what I saw, we have great competitors. In Doom 3 where the climate is very dark and scary was very good. Now this concept needs to keep terror and add new features to be implemented in the game, as most players offer WHAT expect from Doom, A version totally gore, with mutilations (Improve gibs system), more realistic EFFECT blood, organs to every corner . (gibs system again). Imagine using that chainsaw mutilating zombies and demons in the game would be incredible.

Well this was for me the very basics that should have the game.
I found the rage very limited in some aspects.

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Cuthberth Oct 10 2011, 6:11pm says:

No, you wish :)
id soft always have the best engines of all times maybe this don´t like to no fans of id but is true.

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ice_trey Jun 19 2011, 7:33pm says:

this engine will easily rap3 anything that crytek could ever accomplish

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OrangeNero Oct 7 2011, 8:02pm replied:

you wish

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czerniu1996 Jun 19 2011, 10:00am says:

Make Quake 1 Only Multiplayer in browser PLEASE!!!!

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InStars Oct 19 2012, 6:20pm replied:

I think that is possible, Quake1-engine (idtech1) is already open-source, so anyone can make a Web version. ;)

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JamyzGenius May 24 2010, 4:40pm says:

Please a Jedi Knight 4 XD

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SairenSA Dec 6 2009, 2:33pm says:

make it Quake 5 Arena :P~~ still with the same gameplay

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Ichiman94 Jan 2 2010, 2:59pm replied:

make you quake 5 if you know how is will be better

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xalener Aug 1 2010, 11:22pm replied: +3 votes     reply to comment
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