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This page is for updated version, commonly called RuneScape 3. For re-release of the 2007 Java Client, see Old School RuneScape.

RuneScape cover
Jagex Games Studio
RuneTek 5
Release dates
Windows July 22, 2013
RuneScape guide on StrategyWiki
RuneScape on Wikipedia


This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.
RuneScape 2001
Old School RuneScape 2013
Chronicle: RuneScape Legends 2016
RuneScape: Idle Adventures Cancelled

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)
Error: OS 'OS X' not found in infobox
Error: OS 'Linux' not found in infobox
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

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %PROGRAMDATA%\jagex\runescape\globalsettings.jcache[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Cache files are stored in %PROGRAMDATA%\jagex\runescape.
Progress and stats are saved automatically to Runescape account.

Video settings

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State 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.[1]
Field of view (FOV)
Mouse scroll to zoom.
Freely scaleable.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Fullscreen option on new client is borderless windowed. On legacy client it is exclusive fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
New client only
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
New client has no frame rate cap.[1] Java version is capped at 50 FPS.
New client has no frame rate cap.[1]
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings

Input settings.
Input settings.

Keyboard and mouse State 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

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State 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


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.[1]
Software renderer
Select Safe Mode from in-game settings.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

For fully detailed requirement list, see the official system requirements.
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU)
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.5 64-bit
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
OS X 10.5 64-bit requires the downloadable client.[2]
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


  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).