Old School RuneScape

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Old School RuneScape
Old School RuneScape cover
Developers
Jagex Games Studio
Engines
RuneTek 3
Release dates
Windows February 22, 2013
macOS (OS X) February 22, 2013
Taxonomy
Monetization Subscription
Modes Multiplayer
Perspectives Third-person
Genres MMORPG
Themes Fantasy
Series RuneScape
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
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.

Warnings

This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.

Old School Runescape is a third-person MMORPG made by Jagex Games Studio.

  • Also available on Android and IOS Devices.

General information

Official Wiki - The official wiki for Old School RuneScape.
Steam Community Discussions
Official Discord Server
Official Forum

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
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.

Utilities[edit]

RuneLite Client[edit]

Discord integration
Loot Tracker
Status widgets
GPU Rendering provides increased draw distance, enhanced scaling and anti-aliasing.
Steam's Achievements do not appear to work through Runelite
Can be launched as an alternative client to the OSRS Client on Steam.
Installation:
  1. Copy the file path to RuneLite's .exe
 Default location: "C:\Users\user's name\AppData\Local\RuneLite\RuneLite.exe"
  1. In your Steam library. Right click Old School Runescape, go to Properties
  2. Under LAUNCH OPTIONS, paste the entire url to the Runelite.exe file with quoatation marks followed by %command%
 Example: "C:\Users\user's name\AppData\Local\RuneLite\RuneLite.exe" %command%
Image example of Launch Options settings

Monetization[edit]

Type Notes
Free-to-play Free-to-play
Subscription Can be bought with real money in 1, 3, 6 and 12 month increments. Subscription time can be earned in-game via the 'Old School Bonds'

Microtransactions[edit]

Type Notes
Free-to-grind Free-to-grind
Player trading Player trading
Unlock Membership unlocks skills, areas, minigames, skills, items and quests

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1343370/pfx/[Note 1]
Progress and stats are saved automatically to Runescape account.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[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)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
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
Steam client has an uncapped frame rate. Other clients are capped at 50 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[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[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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
French
Portuguese

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bitARM Notes
Windows
Steam Client is 64-bit. The official client available from the website runs a 32-bit modified Java 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.
Linux
[1]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2
Processor (CPU) 1.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB available space
Video card (GPU) 3D-compatible Video Card
128 MB of VRAM
Steam version requires a 64-bit processor and operating system. [2]
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6
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.

Notes

  1. File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1343370/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1343370) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References