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These technical requirements must be met in order to play RuneScape.

Minimum system requirements

Listed below are the minimum system requirements as stated by Jagex:[1]

High detail

  • Processor: Intel i5 or i7 or AMD Athlon X2
  • Graphics: ATi Radeon HD, 512MB Nvidia GeForce G 100 or better
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3
  • Video Settings: Graphic Details on High. All options turned on.
  • Renderer: DirectX or OpenGL [ DirectX (32-bit/ 64-bit) or OpenGL (64-bit only) ]

Medium Detail

  • Processor: Intel i3 or AMD Phenom II X4
  • Graphics: Most ATi HD and nVidia video cards
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3
  • Video Settings: Medium. Particles set to medium. Water detail set to low. Shadows set to static.
  • Renderer: DirectX or OpenGL [ DirectX (32-bit/ 64-bit) or OpenGL (64-bit only) ]

Low Detail

  • Processor: Intel Dual Core, Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD A series, C series, E series
  • Graphics: ATi Radeon Mobility, Radeon Xseries, nVidia M and Go series
  • Memory: 2GB DDR2
  • Video Settings: Low
  • Renderer: DirectX (Windows) or OpenGL (Mac) [ DirectX (32-bit/ 64-bit) or OpenGL (64-bit only) ]

Safe Mode

  • Processor: Intel Pentium, Intel Celeron, Intel Core, Intel Mobile or AMD Mobile series/single and Dual core.
  • Graphics: SiS, Matrox, Intel GMA series, Intel HD series, Via Chrome, GeForce 4, ATi Radeon 9000 Series
  • Memory: 1GB DDR
  • Video Settings: Safe Mode
  • Renderer: Safe Mode (runs directly off CPU)

Hardware requirements


  • Mouse
  • Keyboard

Software requirements

Ways to play

The official RuneScape Client or a web browser which supports NPAPI plugins.


If playing inside a web browser:

Note: It is generally advisable to use the current Sun Java release. Only the Java Runtime (JRE) component is required, though installing midsize or deluxe soundbanks may improve the sound quality.

It is possible to tweak the Java settings in some installations. Significant tweaks include:

  • Java2d.ddscale: Can be selected to enable hardware scaling under the directdraw pipeline; Default is off, as some driver implementations may not scale with acceptable quality.


  1. (update 2018 May) Jagex. Minimum requirement. *