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How to fix Runescape ‘error loading the game configuration’

Errors are annoying, here's a fix!

You are not alone if you played Runescape and got an error with the following message—error loading the game configuration. Error loading the game configuration is a common error that prevents users from loading and playing Runescape. 

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How to fix 'error loading the game configuration' in Runescape

To fix the error loading the game configuration issue in Runescape, players have a few methods. The first is to load into Runescape from a different browser. Next, players should try and see if the issue is related to their firewall settings. We recommend turning off your firewall briefly and trying to load back into Runescape. Also, try turning off any VPNs, as these can affect most online games. The last common fix is to check your router settings and try restarting. You can restart your router by unplugging the wires in the back and unplugging them for 30 seconds. After trying these steps with no positive results, try the following steps to flush your Internet DNS settings. 

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  • Press the Windows key + R
  • Type CMD
  • Enter ipconfig /flushdns
  • Enter ipconfig /registerdns

If flushing your DNS settings, you can try resetting Winsock and releasing and renewing your IP. To reset your Winsock settings, enter the following command into a CMD command box—netsh winsock reset. Next, try renewing your IP using the following commands inside a CMD box. 

  • ipconfig /release
  • ipconfig /renew

How to change your keyboard loadout to fix Runescape

Another fix for the error loading the game configuration issue in Runescape is to change your keyboard layout. You can change your keyboard layout with the following steps below.

  • Press the Windows key + R
  • Type CMD.
  • Enter control and press enter
  • Select the region setting inside the control panel menu
  • Click the formats tab inside the region option menu
  • Change the default format to English United States
  • Restart PC and reload Runescape

For more on Runscape, we at Pro Game Guides have you covered with OSRS Garden of Death Quest Guide and Is RuneScape worth playing in 2022?.

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Andrew Vaughan is a Contributing Writer at Pro Game Guides that has written guides on popular RPGs and FPS survival titles for several years. Andrew Vaughan specializes in survival and roleplaying games and has been a lifelong gamer.

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