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This page is for the updated version also known as RuneScape 3. For re-release of the 2007 Java version, see Old School RuneScape.

RuneScape cover
Jagex Games Studio
RuneTek 5
Release dates
Windows July 22, 2013
macOS (OS X) July 22, 2013[citation needed]
Linux July 22, 2013[citation needed]
Series RuneScape
RuneScape on HowLongToBeat
RuneScape on IGDB
RuneScape guide on StrategyWiki
RuneScape on MobyGames
RuneScape on Wikipedia
RuneScape 2001
Old School RuneScape 2013
Chronicle: RuneScape Legends 2016
RuneScape: Idle Adventures Cancelled


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

Key points

Originally launched January 4, 2001 for web browsers.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
macOS (OS X)
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All versions require a Runescape account and a constant internet connection for all game modes.
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 %PROGRAMDATA%\jagex\runescape\globalsettings.jcache[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1343400/pfx/[Note 2]
Cache files are stored in %PROGRAMDATA%\jagex\runescape.
Progress and stats are saved automatically to Runescape account.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

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. Better support is planned.[1]
Field of view (FOV)
Mouse scroll to zoom.
Freely scalable.
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)
Uses FXAA and MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
New client has no frame rate cap.[1] Java version is capped at 50 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

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[edit]

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[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.[1]
Software renderer
Select Safe Mode from in-game settings.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

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]
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)
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).
  2. 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>/1343400/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1343400) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.