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Tyran Rex1

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I have a similar issue with the java client.

After today's update i got error messages (gamecrash) loading it, after a few seconds. Lasted for a few hours.

After a few hours i could start the client and .... even log into the account.

BUT : i see no text whatsoever, it's not even scrambled, there's nothing at all. Even the log-in screen doesn't show the words "log in".

I get images of objects in the inventory, but i don't even get drop down menus (empty spaces), players names (empty spaces) and i can't see my high scores per skill or total xp, can't see how much money i'm carrying, can't see the worlds to log into (only country flags) , can't see anything in my chat window, empty friends list etc etc.

Its clearly today's update imho. Yesterday it was working just fine, today is a total mess, never experienced that before.

Well thx that's some summer game experience i'm getting atm...

19-Aug-2019 19:38:21

Chee
Jul Member 2016

Chee

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ruining java client is the only way Jagex can get people to use buggy, terrible NXT, change my mind.

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19-Aug-2019 20:09:43

Heer Ewout
Sep Member 2018

Heer Ewout

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I'm having the same issue. This is what it looks like:
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/409352162368290818/613091684351213587/unknown.png

19-Aug-2019 20:28:01 - Last edited on 19-Aug-2019 20:29:41 by Heer Ewout

Heer Ewout
Sep Member 2018

Heer Ewout

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Changing from DirectX to OpenGL or Safe Mode fixes it.
Can be found here: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/566965479076265995/613322642732089354/unknown.png

20-Aug-2019 11:44:15 - Last edited on 20-Aug-2019 11:45:39 by Heer Ewout

Ethereal199
Oct Member 2015

Ethereal199

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Chee said:
ruining java client is the only way Jagex can get people to use buggy, terrible NXT, change my mind.



As I quote from the Big Questions Q&A Twitch stream held on Monday March 25:
https://www.reddit.com/r/runescape/comments/b5tslo/tldw_427_big_questions_qa/

-> We don't have a date for Java client being discontinued. We want to make Java users to move over to NXT in a nice way (find out why etc). Very small % use Java. Engine updates coming fairly soon to NXT will help the transition. We're definitely in the closing stages.

-> Companion app was discontinued because it's in HTML5. Everytime we make an update that affects chat etc, we have to make sure it works on companion which is a pain in the ass.

-> Removal of Java and Companion speeds up development.
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The fact is that the NXT client works better than the outdated Java client for the majority of the playerbase. Many bugs in NXT are the result of the wasted development time maintaining the outdated Java client. Jagex has to make sure that things work on both Java and NXT, which is why sometimes there are bugs in one of the clients after a game update.

I don't see (when i'm playing on NXT on a laptop!) what you see in the screenshot you posted, so the problem is your PC not the client. If players using Java just upgraded their hardware regularly (as everyone should be doing so in this day and age), then there would be significantly less bugs in the NXT client.
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20-Aug-2019 12:55:10 - Last edited on 20-Aug-2019 13:00:10 by Ethereal199

kuro tsubasa
Mar Member 2008

kuro tsubasa

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Ethereal199 said:
Chee said:
ruining java client is the only way Jagex can get people to use buggy, terrible NXT, change my mind.



As I quote from the Big Questions Q&A Twitch stream held on Monday March 25:
https://www.reddit.com/r/runescape/comments/b5tslo/tldw_427_big_questions_qa/

-> We don't have a date for Java client being discontinued. We want to make Java users to move over to NXT in a nice way (find out why etc). Very small % use Java. Engine updates coming fairly soon to NXT will help the transition. We're definitely in the closing stages.

-> Companion app was discontinued because it's in HTML5. Everytime we make an update that affects chat etc, we have to make sure it works on companion which is a pain in the ass.

-> Removal of Java and Companion speeds up development.
____________________________________________________

The fact is that the NXT client works better than the outdated Java client for the majority of the playerbase. Many bugs in NXT are the result of the wasted development time maintaining the outdated Java client. Jagex has to make sure that things work on both Java and NXT, which is why sometimes there are bugs in one of the clients after a game update.

I don't see (when i'm playing on NXT on a laptop!) what you see in the screenshot you posted, so the problem is your PC not the client. If players using Java just upgraded their hardware regularly (as everyone should be doing so in this day and age), then there would be significantly less bugs in the NXT client.


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not all of us are millionaires, some of us have poor pcs, old laptops that we could have afford to only play the java clients. we dont need that much pretty graphics such as the nxt client (which it lags like hell when loading). i dont mind only playing on the java clients, for which i dont have the $ to afford a new pc

22-Aug-2019 12:44:28

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