Software Rendering

Software rendering refers to a rendering process that is not dependent upon graphics hardware ASICs, such as a graphics card. The rendering takes place entirely in the CPU. By default your Software Rendering is not turned on. There are some circumstances where you may want to enable this however.


Some reasons to turn this one are:

  • The Curse App loads as a white/blank window
  • The Curse App loads transparent.
  • The Curse App is showing graphic issues.
  • May fix some issues with lagging.

In the Client

You will need to go into the Curse App, and head to Settings.  This is the cogwheel in the lower left corner of the app.

This will open up your Settings options.  Click on the General link.

Scroll to the very bottom and locate the SOFTWARE RENDERING MODE, and toggle it on (orange).  

Restart the Curse App.


If you can't get into the Curse App or it's not displaying so you can get to the setting; don't worry you can also change the settings manually.  First close down the Curse App completely.

Now you will need to locate the LocalStorage file.  This can be found in the Curse Client folder.  The direct path is:

C:\Users\{USERNAME}\AppData\Roaming\Curse Client

Your AppData folder is hidden by default so make sure you have Hidden Files and Folders set to being visual.  Need help with that?  Check out our guide on do this.

Once you have located the LocalStorage file you will want to right click on it and edit it into a notepad type program. 

Use one of the following programs:

  • NotePad
  • NotePad++
  • Sublime Text

Do NOT use one of the following programs:

  • Word
  • Wordpad
  • Word Perfect
  • AbiWord
  • OpenOffice


Now locate "softwareRenderingMode"; false, (located around line 36), and change false to true.

Save the file and close it.  Now try restarting the Curse App.