Old School RuneScape

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Old School RuneScape
Old School RuneScape cover
Developers
Jagex Games Studio
Release dates
Windows February 22, 2013
macOS (OS X) February 22, 2013
Old School RuneScape guide on StrategyWiki
Old School RuneScape on Wikipedia
RuneScape
RuneScape 2001
Old School RuneScape 2013
Chronicle: RuneScape Legends 2016
RuneScape: Idle Adventures Cancelled

This page is for the re-release of the August 2007 version of RuneScape. For the Updated version, commonly called RuneScape 3, see RuneScape.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
macOS (OS X)
All versions require a Runescape account and a constant internet connection for all game modes.
Old School RuneScape requires Java, which is included in the Windows Installer, however, Mac users must manually install the Java Runtime Environment from here.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Video settings[edit]

Basic Graphics settings.
Basic Graphics settings.
Advanced Graphics settings.
Advanced Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Game Simply runs in Window, however, by default game is set to only render within a static size of window, this can be changed with "Game Client expands to fill the window" option in Basic Video settings
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Game simply runs in Window, window size needs to be set to a ultra widescreen size for game to play in Ultra WideScren
4K Ultra HD
Game simply runs in Window, window size needs to be at, or set to 3840*2160, for 4K support
Field of view (FOV)
Mouse scroll does affect FOV, and acts as zoom.
Windowed
Freely scaleable.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Old School is capped at 50 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Limited to remapping the function keys (F1,F2,F3...) and Shift.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
A mouse is required to play the game.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Only Mouse is supported.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings for Old School RuneScape.
Audio settings for Old School RuneScape.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound Effects, and ambient.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Majority of speech is text.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
On Windows, Old School RuneScape only runs a 32-bit modified version that installs with Old School (cannot use other installed Java Environments)
macOS (OS X)
Based on Java Runtime Environment installed to machine. Installing Java Runtime Environment 7 or later is 64-bit, Java Runtime Environment 6 or earlier is 32-bit.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP SP2
Processor (CPU) 1.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 3D-compatible Video Card
128 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) 1.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 3D-compatible Video Card
128 MB of VRAM
OS X copies requires Java Runtime Environment to be installed separately, which can be downloaded here.