Turning on compatibility mode

Game Versions:

Compatibility mode

Compatibility mode allows older games to run on newer versions of Windows. Whilst this is not necessary for RuneScape or Old School, if you're having problems with the game loading properly or receiving the error code c0000409 try turning Compatibility mode on. 

Please be aware that some players have reported increased performance issues after launching the client with compatibility mode. Despite its name, Compatibility mode may not perform well on every device, if this occurs then we recommend turning Compatibility mode off.


Turn on Compatibility mode for RuneScape

  1. Open the RuneScape launcher
  2. While the launcher is loading select the settings icon setting.png in the bottom left
  3. From 'Graphics Mode', select 'Compatibility Mode'



Turn on Compatibility mode for Old School RuneScape

  1. Right click the Old School RuneScape desktop icon
  2. Select 'Properties'
  3. Hit the 'Compatibility' tab
  4. Under 'Compatibility mode' check 'Run this program in compatibility mode'



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