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Disable Hardware Acceleration
Important! Before attempting the steps below, make sure you have installed the latest RuneLite Launcher! If you are unsure, simply reinstall the launcher.
As of RuneLite Launcher 1.5.1, RuneLite attempts to enable hardware acceleration based on your operating system. If you are having hardware-acceleration issues (such as artifacting) you can disable it by following one of the instructions below.
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Method 1: Creating a shortcut
You can create desktop shortcut with "--mode=OFF" (without quotes) at the end of the target box. (Video below)
Method 2: Creating .bat file
If you are on Windows using the official installer, download and run the link below:
Or copy the text below, save as a .bat file and run.
start "" "%localappdata%\RuneLite\RuneLite.exe" --mode=OFF exit
Method 3: Starting the launcher with HW accel disabled from CMD
Run cmd.exe (Windows Key + R) and paste this into the command prompt:
java -jar %localappdata%\RuneLite\RuneLite.jar --mode=OFF
Run Terminal.app and paste this into the command prompt:
If you downloaded the client via the Arch User Repository (AUR) execute this command:
echo " --mode=OFF" | sudo tee -a /usr/sbin/runelite
Method 1: Creating shortcut for the launcher
If you're using another distribution and downloaded the
RuneLite.jar file, you can add an entry to your launcher. Put this into
[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Type=Application Exec=java -jar path/to/RuneLite.jar --mode=OFF Name=RuneLite Comment=RuneLite launcher
Replace path/to/RuneLite.jar with wherever you downloaded the file.
Additionally you can run the following command to automatically add the shortcut, although remember to edit the path like previously mentioned.
printf '[Desktop Entry]\nEncoding=UTF-8\nType=Application\nExec=java -jar path/to/RuneLite.jar --mode=OFF\nName=RuneLite\nComment=RuneLite launcher' >> ~/.local/share/applications/runelite.desktop
Method 2: Running launcher directly from the desktop
Open terminal and type:
user with your username, in my case I replaced
This should open up an empty terminal for the RuneLite.sh file we are going to create
In the terminal, type:
#!/bin/sh java -jar /path/to/RuneLite.jar --mode=OFF
ctrl+x to exit,
y if asked to save.
/path/to/RuneLite.jar with the directory location your RuneLite.jar is located. In my case, RuneLite.jar was located in my
If RuneLite.sh is opening in Text Editor, Open
Files > Preferences > Behavior >
Files is your file manager
Executable Text Files, Select
Run them to run all .sh files, or
Ask what to do if you want to choose to run or view all .sh files.
If you downloaded the
.jar version of the launcher, run this:
java -jar Location-of-RuneLite.jar --mode=OFF