Steam Client

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The Steam client is an official client to play Old School RuneScape, which is written in C++ rather than the standalone client, which is written in Java. The client became available on Steam on 7 December 2020 through closed beta for those players that registered their interest. The client was released for all players on 24 February 2021.

Comparison with the Java Client[edit | edit source]

There are several differences between the Steam client of the game and the standalone Java Client, including:

  • The Steam client runs at an uncapped frame rate. The client's FPS matches the monitor's refresh rate (known as VSync). As a result, the game looks smoother and feels more responsive.
  • Utilisation of GPU, resulting in greatly enhanced performance.
  • Authentication is performed using the user's Steam account, which is linked to their RuneScape account.
  • Integration with core Steam social features such as achievements.
  • The Steam Client currently only supports Windows.
  • Numerous settings and Quality of Life features exclusive to the client.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Official requirement listed on https://store.steampowered.com/app/1343370/Old_School_RuneScape/. In practice, 1GB of RAM is sufficient for normal gameplay, although this does not come with any performance guarantees.

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