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Welcome to the Old School RuneScape Wiki User Help page. This page is here to offer a central location for those who are participating with the development of this wiki to make general requests for help. For admin help, click here.

Note for requesters - Once a solution has been presented and implemented, please add a comment signifying completion, if the request hasn't already been archived. This is to help other users know when to archive completed requests.

Instructions[edit source]

What this page is for[edit source]

  • Coding help. Requesting help with writing templates, making a nice user page, or any questions on writing wiki-code can be asked here and users will help to the best of their ability.
  • Requests for non-administrative actions. If help is required with an action (such as moving a page), asking users here for help with that action is acceptable.
  • Questions on how the wiki works. All the policies and processes in use on the Old School RuneScape Wiki may seem a little overwhelming at first. If you need help in understanding any of the policies, or more in depth instructions on a process, asking here is a good start.
  • Other questions to the users of the wiki. - While the Redwood Grove is often a better place, a simple question may be asked here for a quick response.
  • An all-in-one place to put things. Many of the Wiki's procedures are lesser-known, so putting a note here is a good way to do something if the correct procedure is not known.

What this page is not for[edit source]

  • Requests for actions involving administrator tools. Please use Admin requests for such requests.
  • Larger discussion with other users on policies or other wide-ranging actions. The Redwood Grove is a more suitable location to discuss larger changes to the Wiki's policies, procedures and high-use templates.
  • General chat (about Old School RuneScape or not). General chat about Old School RuneScape (or an off-topic subject) should be taken to individual user talk pages, or article talk pages when applicable.

Click here to add a new request.[edit source]

Contents

Requests[edit source]

Suggestion to include KC req for hiscores[edit source]

Noticed that boss pages don't really say what the minimum number of kills to achieve a ranking is - for example, Skotizo 10, Grotesque Guardians 50 etc. Was trying to find out for Bryophyta.  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 175.36.219.234 (talk) on 17:13, 22 July, 2020 (UTC).

The info is on Hiscores, but it can be a bit hard to see, so it might be moved to a table format. There aren't any plans to add this data to the boss pages themselves. Imo, this seems a bit strange since this is less "in game" information and more meta. As far as boss kcs go, you need at least 50 kills or completions to show up on the hiscores. For Bryophyta, Chambers of Xeric: Challenge Mode, Hespori, Obor, Skotizo, The Corrupted Gauntlet and TzTok-Jad you only need 10. The Mimic and TzKal-Zuk only need 2 kc. Andmcadams (talk) 18:53, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

improving js calculators[edit source]

Looking at the Barrows calculator, it doesn't take into account the addition of bolt racks to the drop table when hitting 881+ reward points. I recognize that making JS publicly editable is a bad idea, but is there a place I can submit a pull request to add functionality to existing scripts? TheAtomicOption (talk) 22:39, 16 April 2020 (UTC)

What do you mean it doesn't take bolt racks into account? If you set your "sum of crypt monster combat levels" variable to 230, that gets your reward points above 880, and that puts bolt racks on the table shown. ʞooɔ 22:46, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
After trying again, it seems to be working now with the breakpoint being correctly at 212/213 sum of combat levels (880 total reward pts). This wasn't working for me previously, but as I'm unsure why I'll shrug and just say: thanks for the reply! (though my primary question about if/where code can be contributed remains unanswered) TheAtomicOption (talk)
While the UI uses JavaScript, the calculator itself is actually written in Lua, and can be found at Module:Barrows calculator. If you have any questions about it feel free to leave them here or pop into the Discord and ask there! BigDiesel2m (talk) 00:30, 17 April 2020 (UTC)

How to intepret the 'date number' in historical price data?[edit source]

Hello, I would like to use your historical data for research purposes. However, I am having troubles understanding the date format. For example, in the historical data of exchange bonds Exchange:Old_school_bond, the datapoint for 2 March 22 is '1583107200:4503689' (from what I understand, the format is 'date:price').

What I have tried, though, is that I took the oldest date available and from that date I simply +1'd my way to the last data point, however, the date was off by a few months, thus, data for some days must be absent.

Any suggestions appreciated! Thank you.  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 37.48.60.109 (talk) on 18:49, March 2, 2020 (UTC).

the left side of the colon (1583107200) is a Unix timestamp, the right side (4503689) is the price at that time チェン (話し合う) 18:55, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
You may find this page useful for interpretting and using GEMW pages: rsw:User:Gaz Lloyd/using gemw#Understanding (while it is on RSW, OSRSW is the same format and usually also includes volume). Gaz talk 22:47, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
Thank you so much!  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 37.48.60.109 (talk) on 21:21, 3 March 2020 (UTC).

Jad[edit source]

Why the fuck does Jad RANDOMLY spawn on the other side of the fight caves. Normally he always spawns wherever the orange mage dies, but for some awesome reason he spawned in a random location in the caves and 1 hit me so thanks jagex. Imagine making a game 19 years ago and you still cant make something work correctly. I'm genuinely annoyed with your dogshit game.  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2601:801:400:6a90:94a1:20a5:697a:43e6 (talk) on 22:05, 9 March 2020 (UTC).

Jad spawns where the orange mage *spawns*, not where it dies. I'm sorry to hear about your misadventures with Jad. -Towelcat (talk) 22:20, 9 March 2020 (UTC)
Also, we're not Jagex. --laagone talk 22:22, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

Problem loading part of list on "Head slot table" page[edit source]

Hello,

There is an issue when trying to view the latter part of the list in the "Head slot table" page.

When pressing the "501...564" link at the top of the page, the user is displayed a "Purge this page" message and a confirmation button. Pressing the button returns the user to the original page.

How does one fix such an issue?

Thanks in advance.  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 176.230.88.174 (talk) on 08:17, 28 March 2020 (UTC).

Hello! You should be able to click that part on the page now to get to the latter portion. You will have to purge in order to get back to the first 500 entries. It's a temporary fix; I'm going to bug someone now about the possibility to have it simply jump back and forth without having to purge. Legaia2Pla · ʟ · 01:06, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
As a further update, I went and rewrote the slot table template to use a different method of getting the info, so it can get all the items in one table. If you have any issues with it please let us know! :) BigDiesel2m (talk) 06:11, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Inventory images appearing with black background[edit source]

I am not sure, whether this is an issue to anyone else, but I have noticed that some inventory images across the wiki are beginning to appear with a black background rather than being transparent. An increasing amount, though seemingly random files like File:Iron bar.png appear to me with a black background, though the vast majority (like File:Steel bar.png) still look like they should. Does anyone else experience this glitch or knows what causes it? Exaldin (talk) 11:30, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

It's caused by a Cloudflare rendering error and it's being worked on. --laagone talk 11:32, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, glad to hear it.Exaldin (talk) 15:30, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

Drop Rate of Nature Runes from Tree Spirits[edit source]

The Tree Spirit pagehad incorrect information about incorrect information about nature rune drops scaling with player combat level, so I removed it. Source: https://twitter.com/JagexAsh/status/1252297079222931458

In the tweet, Ash also provided the drops rates. My question is, what is the proper way to format the drop table showing different drops rates for quantities of the same item?  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by TooMuchDad (talk) on 13:30, 24 April 2020 (UTC).

I went ahead and added them in so you could see how we handle this situation. We also archive the tweet for historical purposes since they can be removed over time. Thanks for the inquery for Ash! Jakesterwars (talk) 13:47, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

AYUDAAAAA[edit source]

Me fui a revenant con mi boots de gracefull y me mataron como las recuperos?  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by DMGAME (talk) on 03:48, 6 May 2020 (UTC).

Untradeables are lost in 20+ wilderness, sorry :(
You'll need to do more Agility to get them again. -Towelcat (talk) 03:56, 6 May 2020 (UTC)

Calculator addition[edit source]

I have a brilliant formula which I have came up with which takes into account a players max GP/Hour to find the optimal bones to use at the alter. This formula can apply to any and all skills.
I am wondering if it is possible for me to create a calculator using a single input field, the page would grab data from the GE. Not sure where to start, or if even possible?  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mooy Fluff (talk) on 05:42, 6 May, 2020 (UTC).

Join up in our Discord and bring it up in the #wiki-osrs channel. We'd like to hear about it and get you started if it's something you wish to make! Jakesterwars (talk) 04:24, 7 May 2020 (UTC)

Remove "Spicey stew" in the search bar of the Wiki[edit source]

Hello,

I encounter a small typo in the search bar. I was looking for "Spic" and there is a search option for "Spicey stew". I was trying to contribute and remove it, but I think I can't remove it or I don't have the knowledge to do so. The "Spicey stew" has a category of "Spicy stew" which is a little bit redundant and grammatically incorrect. Can anyone remove it for me? I appreciate your help :)

Best,

Zedin27  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Zedin27 (talk) on 20:56, 7 May 2020 (UTC).

Hello, the page you're seeing in the search results is what's called a "redirect", you can read about them at RuneScape:Redirecting, but a tldr is they're pages for common typos and nicknames that serve the purpose of automatically getting users from a typo to the correct page without much annoyance. zTUG5mD.png Crow 653  21:44, 7 May 2020 (UTC)

Giant Sea Snake in Royal Trouble, additional information on the wiki[edit source]

Dont have the slayer required to attack this boss (40, i have 29). I did kill the boss with rings of recoil and did not get the quest item drop it was supposed to drop. I did try multiple times and tried to attack the boss to see if that helped.
This could be valuable information for people trying to finish quests without the stats needed. The guide states that you need 40 slayer to damage the boss and that this can be boosted, but somehow the game does not accept the sole use of rings of recoil.
I also filmed this if validation is needed.
add me in game for further questions: VenerableCat  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 79.160.146.137 (talk) on 11:46, 14 May 2020 (UTC).

Many quest bosses do not count for quest completion / progress if they are killed entirely with neutral damage. (rings of recoil or vengeance) The play must deal at least 1 normal damage. (damage from attacking the monster using a weapon) A requirement of "40 Slayer (can be boosted)" means that you could use a Wild pie, for example, to temporarily boost your Slayer level to complete the quest. It does not imply that the boss can be killed with rings of recoil exclusively and the quest completed with a far lower Slayer level than is required to deal normal damage to the boss.
SevenEightFour (talk) 13:04, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

Help with pickpocketing elves[edit source]

I have been farming gold using the pickpocketing elves money making guide since a few days, and i had no trouble at all at first. In the first four days i got about 18 enhanced crystals, and i was using teleport to house tablets to travel back to Prifddinas at my POH. But then i created an eternal teleport crystal, and since then (two days ago) i have been unable to get any more enhanced crystal seeds from pickpockets. Is this supposed to happen? Because i understand that this is something based in luck. Its just that i find it odd that the enhanced seeds stopped appearing specifically after i created the eternal crystal. The money making guide does not say anything about this. I have 99 thieving with skillcape and ardougne hard diary, so i have high chance for successful pickpockets.  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 63.246.135.118 (talk) on 12:20 14 May, 2020 (UTC).

RNG is fickle. It IS a 1,024 chance so it's not absurd to go a while without one. To our knowledge there is nothing stopping you from getting more crystals after making the eternal. Jakesterwars (talk) 17:27, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply, i will keep trying  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 104.243.214.142 (talk) on 23:43, 14 May 2020 (UTC).

party hat set[edit source]

how do i use the party hat set im so confused  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 216.100.88.229 (talk) on 10:41, 27 May 2020 (UTC).

Right-click on a Grand Exchange Clerk and select the "Sets" option, then click left-click on the set in your inventory to unpack it. To pack it back up, find it in the list of sets (in the interface that's opened via the NPC), and left-click it there. -Towelcat (talk) 12:00, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

Zombie head[edit source]

Hi, I don't know how to fix this so I'm posting it here. In the rewards section on the Reward casket (hard) page the zombie head is listed as untradeable on the G.E, which is incorrect. Thanks! :) -Krokuspokus (talk) 12:13, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

Should be resolved now, thanks for reporting. -Towelcat (talk) 12:25, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

Being Frank (pun intended)[edit source]

Can someone do a bot-run to rename the page "Frank" to "Frank Sinclair" and update all the pages that link to it? There is a new pet bloodveld in Darkmeyer called Frank that needs a new page. (He is located in the house south of the bank) I'll leave the page naming details to whoever handles this. Thank you. --The scribe (T | C) 08:39, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

For naming, we try to follow what the name is in-game. Since Frank Sinclair's in-game name is only Frank, we use that. Things can get tricky when there becomes multiple NPCs or things with the same name, but generally we try to keep the most prominent one (one that would be more likely to be searched) as the default. Since Frank Sinclair is part of a quest and not just a random NPC, he will continue to hold the default name spot. This could change if deemed necessary, however, I believe his name would then be Frank (Murder Mystery) since that's where he's most prominent. Legaia2Pla · ʟ · 20:30, 8 June 2020 (UTC)

Crack the Clue-solutions[edit source]

If anyone knows, could someone perhaps write why the solutions to the final steps Crack the Clue and Crack the Clue II are. It is said, that the final clue is based on the four previous clues, but it doesn't explain why it is. It would be nice to know, why it's the solution. Exaldin (talk) 18:21, 9 June 2020 (UTC)

Item Spawn List[edit source]

Posting this because i don't know if it does exist. Is there a page showing a list (full or partial) of the items that spawn on the world? Like the logs on top of Lumbridge Castle or tomato/cheese at Aggie's House in Draynor Village?  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 196.53.10.171 (talk) on 22:35, 15 June 2020 (UTC).

I fail to see what good it will do to make such a humongously large list. In any case, with the help of some magic incantations, it is quite possible to list all these items (alternatively), at least the ones that are known. Hope that helps. --The scribe (T | C) 19:40, 20 June 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the help, it was useful. Just created an ironman account, my first time, and was looking for useful items to get started. I think, that list would be good for ironmen, but certainly it is a lot of work.  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 78.31.205.119 (talk) on 14:47, June 24, 2020 (UTC).

Administrator contact procedure[edit source]

An edit was blocked by an automatic filter, given the rule: 'inappropriate words'. I reviewed the edit but didn't notice anything that would qualify in the two-three lines of text added. The automated notice said to contact an administrator, but didn't indicate a way to do so directly. This is the closest page I could find. Is there a more specific way? Hontrou (talk) 19:13, 20 June 2020 (UTC)

I am not the most familiar with the filters, but I think it's the part Every few ticks hits because of "ticks hits" might be triggering "shit" unfortunately. Try rewording that bit and trying it again? Legaia2Pla · ʟ · 19:24, 20 June 2020 (UTC)
Changed the wording and that cleared it; I hadn't considered spaces. Thanks. Hontrou (talk) 19:39, 20 June 2020 (UTC)
Side note; I changed the background colour and text of the warning to hopefully be more user friendly in contacting an administrator. Legaia2Pla · ʟ · 19:30, 20 June 2020 (UTC)

HELP.....[edit source]

Good morning, my problem is that it does not point out the name of the items in the center, it places it far to the right. What is the ideal configuration for that problem to be solved. I have searched many places and I cannot find it. Help please ... I leave an image so that they take into account my problem.  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by BoykaVEN (talk) on 18:20, 24 June 2020 (UTC).

This is the wiki. Try the RuneLite discord for your problem instead. -2601:405:4400:94DE:288F:D90F:F2C8:5A05 18:26, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

Denominationally challenged virtual hierarchical entities[edit source]

Can someone with file rename permissions handle [[File_talk:Fibonacci_representation_Chaos_Temple_(hut).png|this one]]? Substitute "Fibonacci" for "Geometric series" unless you can think of a better name. Thanks in advance. --The scribe (T | C) 18:33, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

I've moved it, I couldn't think of a better name but we can always move it again if need be :) (also I've nowikid the link in your request now that it's moved, else it'll clog up our redlink category even more than it already is :D) zTUG5mD.png Crow 653  18:40, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

Tracing back Grand Exchange Market Watch Index[edit source]

I've been working a bit on the RuneScape:Grand Exchange Market Watch, but I can't say I'm much into the codes at work. My question is that the indices of commonly traded objects, herbs, food, metal and so forth only goes back to 13 June 2020; barely a month. All the data of price history is there, so is it possible to trace back the index a couple of years or so to make them a bit more plausible and valid?

The RS-wikis base 100 is dated back to 9 December 2007 (14 days after the release of the GE, which in OSRS' case should be 12 March 2015) Exaldin (talk) 22:10, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

Hey! So I am not 100% sure, but I think we just need to add more data points to the /data pages of the different market watches. For example, Module:Exchange/Metal Index/Data doesn't have that many data points which is why I think it only goes back to June. As for the next steps, I'm not too sure. I would like to hope that it's as easy as having Gaz's GE Bot add some data? Legaia2Pla · ʟ · 12:46, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
I hope you're right, it does seem like a job for a bot. I mean all the price-data are on the respective Exchange: pages, so it should be possible to establish the indices back to 12 March 2015. Exaldin (talk) 16:22, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
I talked to Gaz about this and he said that it's doable. There just is some additional work that needs to be done to get all the data needed as well as some adjustments that need to occur if we're going to go back as far as we can. The adjustments are for items that might not have existed since the G/E release and present day. If you want to read the little conversation we had, just shoot me a message or something on Discord and I can link it for you to read. :) Legaia2Pla · ʟ · 21:57, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
Forgot to add, the adjustments are just like the ones that you can find on the RSW wiki for any Index that changed, an example can be found on the Food Index: https://runescape.wiki/w/RuneScape:Grand_Exchange_Market_Watch/Food_Index#a=30 Legaia2Pla · ʟ · 22:00, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

... but don't cite me on that[edit source]

The [[Template:Cite web]] and its documentation can now be speedy-deleted. Went over all the references on the Jagex page, so now there are no more users of that template. --The scribe (T | C) 12:16, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

Thank you, thank you!! Legaia2Pla · ʟ · 13:56, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

AutoEd[edit source]

Guess I need full protection on these pages in order to load them from my user javascript. Moving the files to a global wiki location is fine too, maybe even preferred, I suppose they could be useful to more wikians. I had to make some changes from the version hosted at Wikipedia, but because of the loading problems these are currently untested. In advance, thanks for the help. --The scribe (T | C) 09:00, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm not too familiar with this; is it giving you an error on your end because these aren't protected? User: namespace .js pages are only editable by that user or sysop, so there shouldn't be any additional protection needed since it would be redundant. Legaia2Pla · ʟ · 14:42, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
Investigated some more. Turns out the mw.loader reference documentation had a typo. Removed '/w' from the front of the url, and now it works like intended, I can load the scripts with just one line. I was wrong about the pages needing protection. That comes from the error message I recieved when I tried loading the wrong URL. *blush* Anyways, if anyone else is interested in using the AutoEd tool (you can copy my 'common.js' to try it out), it would probably be a good idea to copy over the rest of the scripts too as that should improve loading times. --The scribe (T | C) 15:11, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

Bug in module... get the swatter[edit source]

Last revision of Module:Infobox Bonuses has a bug where it doesn't add the 'Magic Damage bonus' property to the semantic wiki. Noticed this while I was looking around trying to find a reasonably _small_ task suited for Lua noobs. --The scribe (T | C) 01:16, 10 July 2020 (UTC)

Fixed. The module was attempting to set the property values with the percent sign (like "0%"), but Property:Magic Damage bonus is defined to only be numbers, so it was failing. Riblet15 (talk) 23:18, 11 July 2020 (UTC)
Awesome. With that taken care of I've been able to make a prototype SMW-enabled version of the Infotable Bonus template. Rather enjoyable work. See here for what it looks like. The big question now is what it will take to deploy this (and in what manner). The major difference from the existing version is that it's not possible to override text and pictures for items. There may be more work needed but some input or critique is certainly welcome. --The scribe (T | C) 00:34, 13 July 2020 (UTC)
When someone with access to the buttons, pipes and gizmos reads this... I ran into an issue on the Staves page where SMW refused to handle a query because of size limitations. I like to do these in bulk instead of one-by-one, beacuse efficiency :-) The query in question wasn't even that big either. Any chance to raise this limit by a little bit? I saved a query for whoever handles this here for testing purposes. --The scribe (T | C) 19:09, 16 July 2020 (UTC)
Tracked down what the problem here was. It is caused by listing too many pages in the page selection part of an SMW query. It has nothing to do with the overall request size in other words. This still needs fixing however. --The scribe (T | C) 14:09, 19 July 2020 (UTC)
Discovered another issue which I suspect is caused by configuration. On pages such as Plateskirt and Medium helmet, the second table refuse to sort. Also on a single table if you specify a secondary sort key it will also ignore it, and sort only by the primary key. SMW supports this so I suspect it has to be a configuration issue. Edit: Well this is weird. On pages such as Warhammer sorting twice works fine, guess I'll have to investigate.Nevermind, I forgot the properties often have multiple values. --The scribe (T | C) 15:25, 18 July 2020 (UTC)

How to get high resolution images of items in game?[edit source]

Hi, YuugeJohnson here, I am asking for help with methods to get the high resolution images of in-game items, characters, etc. I have been using the simple print screen, but my images do not seem to be quite as high quality as those of others on this wiki. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, YuugeJohnson (talk) 13:48, 16 July 2020 (UTC)

We don't usually take screenshots in-game for those anymore, certain admins have a renderer for items, objects, and npcs they can use. Abex from the RuneLite project also usually uploads a zip of any new item, object, and npc renders in our Discord server when an update happens. zTUG5mD.png Crow 653  17:24, 16 July 2020 (UTC)

Castle Drakan[edit source]

Hi, I just noticed that the outdated area map from before Sins of the Father is featured on the Castle Drakan page. Hopefully someone more skillful than me can fix this. :) Krokuspokus (talk) 19:19, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

Monster stats[edit source]

Noticed some monster stats are either missing or wrong. Apparently Calisto has a magic level of 1, so no magic defense, that sounds fishy for such a high level boss. Zalcano is missing a few stats too. I seem to remember Jagex giving access to all of the monsters' stats a couple of years ago, if I remember correctly, can someone tell me where to get access to that? --The scribe (T | C) 09:59, 25 July 2020 (UTC)

Callisto is immune to magic damage, which I presume is hardcoded, but can still be effected by spells like vunerability. So a magic level being 1 isn't entirely illogical, it's just one of the weird things Jagex does. It wouldn't be the first time something weird has happened with magic stats. You can cast Monster Examine on it if you want, which shows 1 Magic so I suspect it's correct.
For Zalcano I suspect the Atk and Str levels are fake. As it doesn't attack or be attacked directly that there is no reasonable way of gaining access to it's stats without Jagex's help. Monster Examine does not works on Zalcano either. Luna Lana (talk) 11:18, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
Cool, forgot about that spell. How do I enter values into infoboxes that aren't listed to clear them out of Category:Needs Monster Examine? Entering 0 doesn't seem right as the Bunny's melee attack and strength are in the negatives. Entering N/A causes a processing error. I'm thinking it may be a good idea to have infoboxes accept NaN as an argument since Lua uses floating point and thus can accept NaN as a number value provided the infobox code understands that 'NaN' is a number value. Edit: As an alternative maybe an impossibly high number can be used? But it's got to be over 9000... :-) --The scribe (T | C) 03:58, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
The category should probably be renamed to something like "Missing monster stats" instead of just removing things that belong in the category from the category, all of the monsters in it do have stats so N/A or NaN is factually incorrect, they just cannot be monster examined. zTUG5mD.png Crow 653  04:12, 26 July 2020 (UTC)

Hard Clue Scroll: Cryptic Clues: Addition[edit source]

There was a clue that read "Between where Champions are commemorated for a year..." It has been changed to "Where Champions are commemorated..." The location of this cup has been changed with the Furox Enclave update.

The cup is now South of The Alkadrid Duel area, just west of the hill giant.

Problem....I don't know how to add it to the list of clues without messing up the page.  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2604:6000:d2c1:f400:5052:8f90:8b2c:9313 (talk) on 02:13, 28 July 2020 (UTC).

I've updated the clue text from "Between where the best are commemorated for a year, and a celebratory cup, not just for beer." to "Where Champions are commemorated..." if that is indeed the full text of the updated clue. The image location and description were already updated.Choppe|T 02:21, 28 July 2020 (UTC)

Graphics from Jagex' employees[edit source]

This particular graphic made by Mod Kieren [1] is linked to from 6 different pages on the wiki. Seems dumb not to upload it here instead of imgur. Can I upload with a fair use license? --The scribe (T | C) 12:17, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

  1. Jagex. Mod Kieren's Twitter account. 3 March 2016. (Archived from the original on 2 September 2017.)

Suggestion to reformat emote clue tables[edit source]

Not too familiar with the formatting - I think it would be very helpful to change the emote clue page listing the locations of the STASHes into tables that allow users to highlight rows. Only way to check which STASHes are missing is to visit Watson, might be useful to allow you to keep track of it on the wiki  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Losh (talk) on 13:31, 9 August 2020 (UTC).

The STASH page has this functionality. -Towelcat (talk) 20:13, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

LOUD TEXT[edit source]

Pondering doing a bot-job to change probably most instances of common all-caps text in the article namespace to normal first-letter uppercase text. Here are some that I'm aware of:

NOTE - 96
NOT (excluding NOTE) - 256
WARNING - 53
{{Colour|Red|...}} - 22
The red color thing should probably be reserved for actual warnings, and replaced with notes in bold other places.

Since this affects a lot of pages, I'm asking for a yay or nay in advance. And if you know other common all-caps text that ought to be changed, just honk. --The scribe (T | C) 11:41, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Bugged elves[edit source]

There appears to be a bug on some of the Elf pages. Some of them appear on their page with their pre-Song of the Elves models, however when you click on them to see the file, it magically fix itself, but returning to the page you'll still see the old picture. I have found this glitch to occur on Arvel, Dalldav, Eoin, Iona and Liliwen. Exaldin (talk) 12:07, 20 August 2020 (UTC)

The glitch still persists, but seems to have been somehow fixed for Arvel. Exaldin (talk) 09:15, 28 August 2020 (UTC)
I've null edited on each file page and each npc page and then ctrl+f5ed on each npc page, do ctrl+f5 on each page you still see an issue on and hopefully it'll be resolved, I'm not entirely sure but it seemed to fix it for me zTUG5mD.png Crow 653  09:22, 28 August 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, it seems to be fixed now. Exaldin (talk) 10:45, 28 August 2020 (UTC)

Materials in Mahogany Homes[edit source]

The recently created page for the new construction minigame says that "Below lists the cities and clients players may enter a contract in, as well as the materials required", however, it only shows the location, not the material list for each client, on the different tiers. Please include the list of materials, since its useful info.  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 196.53.10.208 (talk) on 29 August 2020 (UTC).

Needs moar Spria[edit source]

The monsters on Sprias task list needs her added to their infobox' assignedby field.

If a new user wants the editcount, this is a quick task. Just go to Sprias page and add her to them one by one, including the alternatives.

If no one's interested, I'll probably do it with a bot on Monday or something like that. --The scribe (T | C) 22:59, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

I have a bot already written that can do this momentarily, I should be able to run it within the hour. Riblet15 (talk) 23:53, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

Earth Warriors Ring of Wealth[edit source]

When fighting Earth Warriors in the Edgeville dungeon and wearing the Ring of Wealth or Ring of Wealth (i), the "nothing drop" is not actually removed. You can still get "nothing drop"s when wearing the ring of wealth ring and the page should be edited as so.  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 69.212.131.102 (talk) on 16:58, 10 October 2020 (UTC).

As the foot note says, the nothing drop *from the rare drop table* is removed when wearing the ring of wealth Luna Lana probably mispelt this 17:09, 10 October 2020 (UTC)

Slayer task locations[edit source]

I'm glad the new OSWF is in progress as this would help tremendously in making the slayer task pages much easier to make. Now my question is how do I get the locations from i.e. Black dragons added to the location table on Slayer task/Black dragons?

Exaldin (talk) 17:48, 11 October 2020 (UTC)

Most likely the only clean way is to manually copy and paste the content. There's already plenty of junk in SMW, something I don't want to encourage (The quest details template is one example of this. Exporting massive amounts of data that's only used one other place AFAIK, which would probably have been better of simply transcluded). Transclusion is not really a viable option either as the table data is an aggregate from several sources. Probably not what you wanted to hear, sorry. --The scribe (T | C) 20:23, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

Replacing Infobox Hunter with Infobox NPC breaks drop table templates[edit source]

Special:Diff/13714764. The hunter level will not be shown with Template:Infobox NPC at Crystal shard. It seems other impling pages, such as Dragon impling, were also converted to Template:Infobox NPC; either the drop table templates need to be fixed, or the Trailblazer stuff be properly supported by appropriate templates. 84.250.17.211 15:17, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

We recently started moving away from those templates in favor of ones like Template:Hunter info to house that information. We have not fixed drop sources to read the new property location is all. I plan on working on that today or tomorrow. Jakesterwars (talk) 15:21, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

Bryophyta's staff nature rune savings math/wording[edit source]

I have previously edited the page to update the math and since then the edits were reverted. Looking at it now, I'm not sure if my math is wrong or the wording of the article is confusing. The article currently reads that 1/15 of a nature rune price is saved per cast - can't the staff save multiple runes at once if casting a spell requiring multiple natures, because if not then the math becomes even more complex? Then I have issues interpreting the "1/15":

When a player charges their staff with 1000 natures, on average they can expect to be able to cast spells worth 1071.4285 natures - 15/14 of the invested natures. In other words, each nature rune charge provides an extra 1/14 of a nature rune.

When a player casts 1071.4285 nature runes worth of spells, they will have used 1000 "initial" natures on average - 14/15 of the nature runes are required. In other words, 1/15 of that nature rune value was free.


To summarize: me math bad, can't tell number from number. One of those numbers should be picked and probably an explanation added.


P.S. just in case it was overlooked, with these changes I also changed Module:Spell cost table - it might also be crazy talk.

P.P.S. 1066.6666 is not definitely not right (right?) and 1071.4285 is. For a decent explanation look at the wildy altar page - this is analogous.

P.P.P.S. love You guys <3

--88.119.143.44 16:05, 27 October 2020 (UTC)

Hi, I've updated the Staff page with correct values and put a detailed explanation on the Talk page. The key problem seems to have been thinking about "per cast" vs "per rune consumed". 70.32.0.117 03:16, 28 October 2020 (UTC)

Linking OSRS account to Wiki[edit source]

Would it be possible (or is it already?) possible to link my OSRS account to your page, i play on mobile, so i cannot download Runelite or other extensions.  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ocean Dark (talk) on 19:24, October 31, 2020 (UTC).

Hi! At this time, game account integration with the wiki is not a thing. I'm not sure if or when something that could happen, but I wouldn't hold my breath. Sorry! Badassiel 19:33, 31 October 2020 (UTC)

Wrong league region[edit source]

Sir Percival

Shouldn't this be Asgarnia?  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2001:7d0:8418:5c80:dd5a:91e0:e692:4771 (talk) on 06:32, 5 November 2020 (UTC).

Actually it is Karamja. Corrected on the relevant pages. -- Recent uploads SpineTalkContribs 06:41, 5 November 2020 (UTC)

Request to link highlighting[edit source]

I use the highlight function to mark tasks from trailblazers (and quests/skill req on my main) that I've done. Is it possible to have these linked to your account so it would show up across computers?

Hey! Unfortunately there's no way right now to sync this across multiple computers, even if you're logged into the same wiki account - it's entirely done with LocalStorage. ʞooɔ 21:00, 7 November 2020 (UTC)

Grand Exchange Market Watch database access[edit source]

What is the best way to access the Grand Exchange price and volume data, of all time, in some sort of database format? Is there a public database available or are their specific pages that can be scraped?

Hitting pages like https://oldschool.runescape.wiki/w/Module:Exchange/Rune_scimitar/Data?action=raw is going to be your best bet. It's not exactly schematic, but the format is unix_time:price:[volume]. ʞooɔ 09:23, 13 November 2020 (UTC)

Shop stock recolour[edit source]

Taken from Forum:Stores containing 0 inventory of an Item:

I've been using the wiki considerably more extensively due to the leagues release and I've seen lots of items offered in stores in the bottom of the pages only to find out shortly that the store contains 0 inventory on an item making it useless. Is it possible to draw up the tables to show stores with 0 inventory with a different colour such as red highlight etc? This would make it much clearer regarding what is and isn't available.

162.255.112.138 14:49, 12 November 2020 (UTC) scrub

Ernest the Chicken Quest points[edit source]

Ernest the Chicken quest reward is 4 Quest points. But if you look that rewards picture it says reward 2 quest points?

https://oldschool.runescape.wiki/w/Ernest_the_Chicken  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 77.223.37.213 (talk) on 17:16, 16 November 2020 (UTC).

I've updated it, the images were known to have updated, but the quest points changed without it being noted in any update changelogs so it wasn't known well until now.Choppe|T 17:20, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
Apparently the in-game image is actually incorrect and the quest still rewards 4 quest points, so there has actually been no change.Choppe|T 17:29, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

Editing Make-over mage page?[edit source]

Hi, I'm new to the wiki editing process so excuse me if this is not the correct place to ask this. I wanted to add some unique dialogue under the Trivia section of the make-over mage page. However, it seems like this page is locked from edits?

Trivia I wanted to add is similar to the Princely outfit/Frog mask.

While wearing any piece of the Farmer's outfit, the mage gives the following dialogue:

"'Fraid I can't see you under all that dirt from farming. You'll have to take your farmer's outfit off before I can give you a makeover."

Thanks! :)

-Wolfskol 03:29, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

I've removed the page protection, feel free to edit it now! -Towelcat (talk) 03:35, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

died during monkey madness cant retrive items[edit source]

I cant retrieve items from death  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2001:1970:4c64:2a00:688b:d822:cf97:8687 (talk) on 23:49, November 18, 2020 (UTC).

Where exactly did you die? If the death happened in an instance there should be a gravestone outside the instance. If for some reason the gravestone is in an inaccessible area, you could travel to Death's Office and ask him to pick up the stuff from your gravestone for a small fee. HTH. --The scribe (T | C) 10:56, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

"Loading Application"[edit source]

Each and every time I try to boot up OSRS (first time playing), it will get stuck on "loading application."

Every. Single. Time.

I swear, I've tried every fix conceivable/every fix on the internet.

Unplugging my second monitor, messing with display settings, reinstalling with different uninstallers, using a VPN, running as administrator, deleting cache, etc.

I am getting quite angry as I was rather excited to start playing but it has proved entirely impossible for me to do so.

Please, help.

Also, forgive me if this is not the right place for this. As I said, I am new.  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by PickleFeasting (talk) on 18:59, 19 November 2020 (UTC).

STASH page broken info[edit source]

Materials table for the Master clue stashes is broken and displaying an error message in the total column. STASH  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 69.174.160.107 (talk) on 01:55, 23 November 2020 (UTC).

Fixed, thanks for reporting! -Towelcat (talk) 03:12, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

Adding median values to various loot tables[edit source]

For various loot tables, such as cox, raids clue reward caskets, etc., the expected value is not necessarily a good indicator of how much loot you can actually expect, because it can be very skewed right (i.e., the expected value will be significantly greater than what the average player will obtain). By definition, the average player can expect the median value of loot; I want to add functionality to calculate the median loot value. I would be able to work out the math and coding, but I'm not really sure on questions like how the formatting works or what language to use. If someone could point me in the right direction I could get started on this project which I think would be a very nice addition to the wiki. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 74.69.56.44 (talk) on 17:58, 24 November 2020 (UTC).

There is currently a way to do this, seen on Skeletal Wyvern, which is average minus specific drops. If you wanted to do a true median loot value, you could make your own module/template. You can do that in a user space, for example I have User:Choppe/Template5 and Module:Sandbox/User:Choppe/Sandbox/Shovel. Once it is complete you would move them to the mainspace to be used. The language is Lua used with the Mediawiki extension Scribunto. The module used for average loot is Module:Average drop value, which might help starting you off on how to create a medium drop value. I'd recommend joining our Meta:Discord if you have specific questions like formatting or have other questions.Choppe|T 18:38, 24 November 2020 (UTC)