Updating the Linux download

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Problem: Linux download is broken for new versions of linux

What happens: Game doesn't even open after downloading, nothing happens, tried on different PC's.

Description: Currently the directions on how to install runescape3 for linux is broken and only works for old versions (16.04), anything newer it will have broken packages. Linux has already updated from 17, 18, and now it is at 19 and the button still hasn't been updated.


sudo -s -- << EOF
cd ~/Downloads
dpkg -i libglew1.10_1.10.0-3_amd64.deb libpng12-0_1.2.54-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb
wget -O - | apt-key add -
mkdir -p /etc/apt/sources.list.d
echo "deb [trusted=yes] trusty non-free" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/runescape.list
apt-get update
apt-get install -y --allow-unauthenticated libcurl3 runescape-launcher

Link where the fix was found:,410,916,65990459,goto,13

link where the button is broken:

16-Jul-2019 15:55:05 - Last edited on 16-Jul-2019 15:56:45 by ForTimeBeing

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Back in May, Mod Dark from the NXT team tweeted the following when a player inquired about Linux support:

“Better NXT Linux support is on the way, I've juggled and updated all the dependencies so it should stay working going forward, among lots of other fixes :)

I would presume that when those updates eventually come down the line that the suggested updates here wouldn’t be necessary anymore. As for when that will be, who knows.

16-Jul-2019 17:26:00

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Another JMod confirmed to me personally (though I won't name them since I dunno if they'd wanna put their stamp on this if they haven't publically) that those improvements are on their way soon. I offered my help with getting them up and running with Snap technology if they wanted some advice, but they haven't gotten to me on that yet.

Anyway, for Ubuntu, you can install the game via snap.

Run in the terminal

sudo snap install rslauncher

and all the problems magically disappear (bar you'll get my cool partyhat logo, but blame lawyers for that).

I really can't advise running the fix OP posted above, because it has several problems:

It installs insecure libraries into the system that will not be automatically removed when they are no longer needed, and they will be available to all apps by default.

It installs libcurl3 in such a manner that it conflicts with Libcurl4, meaning to install RuneScape you would have to potentially remove other programs people find useful (E.G, virtualbox)

It doesn't fix any issues with the audio buffering the game has, nor does it hide the launcher for you.

It doesn't provide any security improvement that the Snap/Flatpak systems can allow for by default on a wide variety of systems.

It doesn't accomodate none Ubuntu distros in any capacity.

And finally, it doesn't accomodate for OldSchool

Anyway, we'll see what Jagex releases with these upcoming promised patches, but I still think they could benefit hugely from adopting the newer distribution tech.

16-Jul-2019 19:32:03 - Last edited on 16-Jul-2019 19:48:19 by Hmm



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Looks like you found my instructions. I don't recommend using them, currently. As Hmm mentioned there are issues with using them. There are better, other ways, to install the NXT client now. Though, I agree it would be nice if Jagex updated their NXT client package.

18-Jul-2019 03:00:08 - Last edited on 18-Jul-2019 03:00:28 by Pinguicula



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I could peek on the RS world but music sounds weirdly vibrant. While dungeoneering, at a Follow the leader puzzle, after 2 successive emotes it stuck. Couldn't walk away from the pad. After 2 tries to log out or back to lobby, The game app stopped responding any action. It was using up nearly 99% of RAM (7.7G). I had to shut down the OS.

18-Sep-2019 08:42:42

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