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The brand new Linux-native RuneScape client "NXT" can now be downloaded to have it ready for the big release on the 18th. It does have issues though.

First thing, as noted on reddit, they tell you to download the repository keys for Ubuntu insecurely (they only officially offer an Ubuntu download).

They also depend on "libglew1.10", but newer distributions like Ubuntu 16.04 which is about to become the main LTS release don't have that older version in the repository.

Hopefully they will quickly sort these issues out. I am looking forward to seeing how the new client is, and finding out if RuneScape is actually any good.

I have tweeted and emailed the issues to them. I can't seem to post in their forum for some reason, so hopefully they pick up my messages. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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neowiz73 16 Apr, 2016
you can download the libglew 1.10 deb manually and install it. it doesn't remove 1.13 and has no conflicts that I can tell.
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/glew/1.10.0-3

there is a .deb download link someone left on the reddit post. which I used instead of using the unsecure repo.
http://content.runescape.com/downloads/ubuntu/pool/non-free/r/runescape-launcher/runescape-launcher_2.2.2_amd64.deb

this client is available in the AUR for Arch users.

I tried to log in, but when i try to type in the login or the password field I get no response from any sort of input from my keyboard.


Last edited by neowiz73 on 16 April 2016 at 7:50 pm UTC
NoYzE 16 Apr, 2016
I'm hyped :O
Also excellent to pass the time until Stellaris comes out.
fagnerln 16 Apr, 2016
This will calm down MMORPG's orphans? :P
sigz 16 Apr, 2016
fullscreen mode is only available for subscribers..
stan 16 Apr, 2016
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Meh, Debian-only, not even a normal download for other distros… :(
eridanired123 16 Apr, 2016
Quoting: sigzfullscreen mode is only available for subscribers..

Lolololol seriously?
Why most F2P games tend to screw the QoL instead of looking for creative ways of earning money?

Nonetheless, it amazes me how Jagex has managed to continously evolve Runescape to keep up with the times.
STiAT 16 Apr, 2016
I started playing today (with the old client) using runescape-launcher, and I'm so far impressed. It's certainly feature rich and fun.
Kimyrielle 16 Apr, 2016
Quoting: fagnerlnThis will calm down MMORPG's orphans? :P

I am afraid not. Runescape -is- the closest thing to a mainstream MMO Linux has available, but this just shows how desperately Linux needs more MMOs. It's not anywhere near being a major title, even with the most generous of imaginations.
GustyGhost 17 Apr, 2016
I wish I had a dollar for every time the tech industry has used some variant of the word "next".
Saladien 17 Apr, 2016
Quoting: neowiz73you can download the libglew 1.10 deb manually and install it. it doesn't remove 1.13 and has no conflicts that I can tell.
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/glew/1.10.0-3

there is a .deb download link someone left on the reddit post. which I used instead of using the unsecure repo.
http://content.runescape.com/downloads/ubuntu/pool/non-free/r/runescape-launcher/runescape-launcher_2.2.2_amd64.deb

this client is available in the AUR for Arch users.

I tried to log in, but when i try to type in the login or the password field I get no response from any sort of input from my keyboard.

On Manjaro(based on Arch) it works, directly from the AUR. No changes made.
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