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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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IDNO 18 Apr, 2016
Well its live now for me :D i hope its for you guys too, For you is old school down? when i try to access old school it says 404 not found :(

its weird that i can see twitch streams still :D


Last edited by IDNO on 18 April 2016 at 11:33 am UTC
coeseta 18 Apr, 2016
I will test it later after work when i get home :)
IDNO 18 Apr, 2016
:( for me it crashes every 10 minutes :(

its not any overheat or what so ever i have a damn gtx 970 with an i7 6700 :P

after 10 minutes its just closes down at nothing for me :(

the crash maybe is that i use multi-arch :D

multi-arch = 32bit and 64bit on same pc


Last edited by IDNO on 19 April 2016 at 4:29 am UTC
Jarno 18 Apr, 2016
Quoting: IDNO:( for me it crashes every 10 minutes :(
Same problem on my setup, 64bit Arch.

Fullscreen works nice if use wm to toggle window to fullscreen, it also hides that top banner cancer what can be seen when run game on windowed mode.
STiAT 18 Apr, 2016
Quoting: Jarno
Quoting: IDNO:( for me it crashes every 10 minutes :(
Same problem on my setup, 64bit Arch.

Fullscreen works nice if use wm to toggle window to fullscreen, it also hides that top banner cancer what can be seen when run game on windowed mode.

Yea, saw that in the beta already, and think paying customers shouldn't be seeing that.... because I hate to play fullscreen.
14 19 Apr, 2016
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Quoting: Jarno
Quoting: IDNO:( for me it crashes every 10 minutes :(
Same problem on my setup, 64bit Arch.

Fullscreen works nice if use wm to toggle window to fullscreen, it also hides that top banner cancer what can be seen when run game on windowed mode.
Are you using the repackaged launcher, or did you do it yourself?
Jarno 19 Apr, 2016
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Quoting: Jarno
Quoting: IDNO:( for me it crashes every 10 minutes :(
Same problem on my setup, 64bit Arch.

Fullscreen works nice if use wm to toggle window to fullscreen, it also hides that top banner cancer what can be seen when run game on windowed mode.
Are you using the repackaged launcher, or did you do it yourself?
Yeah, I'm using that AUR one you linked.
zkarj 19 Apr, 2016
Quoting: neowiz73here is a .deb download link..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.

I downloaded and extracted the deb file and installed in Fedora 23, and it works quite well, except a little slow compared to Java client running under OpenJDK. I probably should configure to low video settings.
stan 23 Oct, 2016
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BTW I just noticed that there is now an ebuild for installing Runescape NXT on Gentoo in the official repos: games-rpg/runescape-launcher.

Unfortunately it pulls in webkit-gtk:2 :'(.

Edit: and even more unfortunately, it doesn’t work because the Runescape devs sometimes change the installer without changing the version number.


Last edited by stan on 23 October 2016 at 11:58 pm UTC
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