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curse clientMost gamers know Curse as the all-purpose hub for gearing up your game and tricking it out with addons and other client (or server) modifications that really bring an all-new and advantageous edge to the way you play. Their newest interest in Minecraft has brought a whole new audience to the community.

One little tool that doesn’t get enough shine in the MMO community is the Curse Client. The Curse client is Curse, bundled all up in one little program, that will allow instant access to installing mods and managing your games. I just started using it last week and I’ve been thoroughly impressed.

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Curse Client is available on both the Mac and Windows platforms. It currently supports World of Warcraft, Warhammer Alliance, Runes of Magic, Rift, Skyrim, and Oblivion; some of the top names in MMORPG The 3 Best Free MMO Games Available Online The 3 Best Free MMO Games Available Online Read More today.

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Features of this awesome tool include:

  • Instant downloading and installation of any supported games’ addons in a simple interface that won’t lag in gameplay.
  • Track when your addons have been updated and easily update them with a single click.
  • Automatically backup your addons so that you can have peace of mind.
  • Synchronize your addons across multiple devices

The italicized bulletpoints are for the premium version only, but the core functionality of Curse Client is completely there for the free user. Premium users also enjoy the benefits of not having any ads, faster download speeds, and automatic addon updating.


Clicking “Get More Addons” will download the Curse’s database of addons. From there, go to a specific addon and click the name. You can click the “Description” button to read more about it or just click the “Install” button to immediately install the addon.

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One-click installations really beat having to download archives and extract them into your game’s folder. This is especially annoying when you’re running UAC on Vista or Windows 7 and can’t extract directly to the Program Files folder. What a pain! This is a real cure, though.

After installing addons, you can view all of your currently-installed addons if you just click on your game’s title in the left-hand menu. From there, you can right click an addon name to perform several actions, like instantly updating or uninstalling that particular addon.

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If you’re using Curse Client for World of Warcraft World Of Warcraft Now Free To Play To Level 20 [Mac & Windows] World Of Warcraft Now Free To Play To Level 20 [Mac & Windows] World of Warcraft gets a lot of bad press, yet clearly it’s doing something right to a have a few million players worldwide. In a bold move to invigorate the aging game, attract new players... Read More , let me recommend that one of the first addons you install should be Addon Control Panel. Installing this addon adds yet another level of addon management into the game itself.

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Upon doing so, you can access your Game Menu (typically done by pressing the Esc key) and see that you now have the “AddOn” button. Clicking this button will give you a panel where you can enable or disable addons, and see which are the addons you have installed and are currently using. This is a great solution if you want to see if a particular addon is giving you low FPS, etc. It definitely beats completely restarting the client.

Curse Client is a godsend to those of us obsessed with easily customizing our in-game experience. Word is that it’ll be available for Minecraft next, so look out for that! If Curse Client has helped you, or you’d like to share some tips or addons, hit the comments.

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  1. themainliner
    April 6, 2012 at 11:20 am

    The above comments are odd. Everyone - literally everyone - I know that plays WoW uses Curse Client. They haven't all been hacked. Curse Client installs addons, all addons have the potential to contain malicious code and keyloggers. It's not Curse Client that that leads to hacked accounts it's addons. I suggest everyone buys a authenticator or download a free one to their smart phone, *especially* if they elect to use addons.

    If you want to accept the risk of using addons I recommend you automate their installation with Curse Client (on Windows). It's excellent. As for corrupt and incomplete installs I've *never* experienced this on my Windows install. If you understand how to manually install addons deleting the entire addon folder and re-installing (with or without Curse Client) should present no problems.

    You should also write a feature on WoWInterface's MMO Minion addon installer that I use *natively* in Linux as it's next to impossible to have Curse Client running in Wine.

    • Craig Snyder
      April 7, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      I'm not an internet detective, but I'm quite sure those three comments all come from the same person. Do any querying of Google for similar cases and you'll see very, very few alleged situations, even one where a person claims that a Curse employee hacked them (which just seems highly unlikely to me).

      If you've yet to encounter any issues, you're in the same boat as me. Continue to use it as usual. I don't think the commenter there realizes that all the Curse Client does is streamline what the user would be doing manually.

      • themainliner
        April 7, 2012 at 3:20 pm

        I don't disagree. :D

        Addon Control Panel is a very good mod, but I'd like to champion everything Tekkub codes. Like myself he's a fan of the the principle "do one thing well", his addons are tiny, use few resources (seem to never need updating) and work seamlessly. He is the author of Ampere which simply turns addons on and off in-game and offers a reload UI button. Plug in the marvellous Addon Switcher, by Drauer, which allows you to create 'addon sets' and you have the perfect tool for easily switching around addons for different in game situations.

      • themainliner
        April 7, 2012 at 3:29 pm

        Heh, oh yeah! Shameless plug of own blog with a review of my favourite addons:

  2. Jeremy
    April 2, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Do not use the Curse client. It is filled with security holes and they will outright pretend that it is not.

  3. Careful
    March 30, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    The Curse client/website has numerous challenges including incomplete installs/corruptions of addons and potential security risks.

    • Craig Snyder
      April 7, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      Would you care to point any of those out in specific?

  4. Al
    March 30, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Curse client is the reason most people on WoW get hacked. The security on accessing your data through curse is relatively weak, allowing hackers to plant keyloggers and steal your account.

    • Craig Snyder
      April 7, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      Would you like to cite where that statistic comes from? The Curse Client does nothing but simplify the process of installing addons that you would otherwise by unzipping and doing manually. It does not allow them to "access your data" anymore than what you would do in individually installing client addons.