Steam Client

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Steam Client
Steam client icon.jpg
Developer Jagex Ltd.
Publisher Jagex
Engine RuneTek
Release dates 24 February 2021
Genre Fantasy MMORPG
Platforms Windows, macOS
Requirements
  • CPU: Intel i3+/AMD @2.4+ GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB[1]
  • GPU: GeForce 400x, Intel HD 4x, AMD Radeon 7xxx +
  • HDD: 200 MB available space
Input Keyboard
Mouse
Website https://oldschool.runescape.com

The Steam Client is an official client to play Old School RuneScape, which is written in C++, as opposed to the original 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.

Initially, the client was only available on Windows. Support for the macOS platform was added on 14 September 2022.

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.
  • Numerous settings and Quality of Life features exclusive to the client.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
9 November 2022
(update)

Tooltips will no longer be cut off on the right side of the screen.

27 July 2022
(update)

The client is now supported on the macOS platform.

27 July 2022
(update)
  • Clue Scroll Helper
  • NPC Indicators
  • Blast Furnace Helper
  • Cannon HUD
  • Herbiboar Helper
  • Hunter Trap Timers
  • Tears of Guthix Timers
18 May 2022
(update)
  • The Orb of Oculus now displays correctly.
  • Entity Highlights now work correctly in the Tears of Guthix minigame.
  • Cleared private chat history will now remain cleared when logging back in.
  • Fairy Rings are now highlighted by Entity Highlights.
  • Agility Highlights now appear correctly when returning from a Random Event.
  • Fixed Entity Highlights for player-grown Mahogany Trees.
  • The HP Regen indicator now correctly updates when running out of Prayer Points with Rapid Heal on.
  • Unused interfaces are no longer visible while on Target Worlds.
16 December 2021
(update)
  • The popout panel on the Steam Client no longer covers the close button when the World Map is on full screen.
  • The Steam client login screen has been updated to show the Old School RuneScape logo.
9 December 2021
(update)
  • Bug fixes
  • Agility Helpers: option to show skill requirements
  • Buff Bar: desert heat effect
4 August 2021
(update)
  • Agility Helpers: obstacle highlighting
  • Draw Distance
  • Minimap Improvements: zoom
  • Tile Indicators: current tile, destination tile and mouseover tile
  • Buff Bar: Ammo Display
  • UI scaling: nearest-neighbour, linear or bicubic filtering
23 June 2021
(update)
  • Opponent Information HUD
  • Buff Bar for potions and teleport cooldowns
  • Stat Boosts
  • Fishing Spot Indicators
  • Tile Markers
  • Chambers of Xeric Helper
  • Mouse-Over Tooltips
  • Chat history and timestamps
24 February 2021
(update)

The Steam Client was officially released.

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.

See also[edit | edit source]