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RuneScape cover
Jagex Games Studio
RuneTek 5
Release dates
Windows July 22, 2013
RuneScape guide at StrategyWiki
RuneScape at Wikipedia
RuneScape 2001
Chronicle: RuneScape Legends 2016
RuneScape: Idle Adventures EA

Key points

Originally launched January 4, 2001 for web browsers.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
macOS (OS X)
Runescape account is required.
Newest client natively supports all platforms but legacy client does not support linux natively. Browser based version works with any OS that has browser with Java plugin (does not work with Chrome, Firefox or Edge).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\jagex*.dat
macOS (OS X)
Cache files are stored in %USERPROFILE%\jagexcache\.
Because of Java-specific bug, if user has moved their Desktop folder's location, files are saved within parent folder of that.[1]
Progress and stats are saved automatically to Runescape account.

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
As of april 2016 NXT update fullscreen is available for everyone.
4K Ultra HD
Interface does not scale in the current version. Better support is planned.[2]
Field of view (FOV)
Mouse scroll to zoom.
Freely scaleable.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
New client has no frame rate cap.[2] Java version is capped at 50 FPS.
120+ FPS
New client has no frame rate cap.[2]

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Keyboard only remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, effects, ambient and voice over.
Surround sound
Majority of speech is text.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Selectable from options in the Java client. Defaulted in Windows (enabled as a failsafe in NXT).
OpenGL 2.0 Selectable from options in Java, default in NXT.[2]
Software renderer
Select Safe Mode from in-game settings.
64-bit executable
Dedicated client. True if browser version used with 64-bit browser.

System requirements[edit]

For fully detailed requirement list, see official requirements.
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2 Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium Intel Core i5
AMD Athlon X2
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD
Nvidia GeForce 1xx
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.5 64-bit
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz Intel Core i5
AMD Athlon X2
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
OS X 10.5 64-bit requires the downloadable client.[3]
Hardware rendering requires GPU with at least 128 MB of VRAM.
Minimum-requirement GPUs: SiS, Matrox, Intel GMA series, Intel HD series, Via Chrome, GeForce 4, ATI 9xxxx