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If you have old hardware, you may still be able to play RuneScape, but your game experience may suffer. If you are not sure if you meet the minimum recommended requirements, compare your PC to them below!

The RuneScape Client does not support mobile internet connections.



  • Keyboard
  • Mouse


  • Java Runtime Environment.

Please note; the minimum version of Java required to run RuneScape is 1.6, update 10.


  • 512 MB RAM
  • 1Ghz CPU
  • For DirectX or OpenGL graphics: 128MB 3D Graphics Card (i.e. Nvidia® GeForce™ 4 or above, or ATI 9800 or above)

Recommended settings

To find out what hardware you have please follow the steps below:


Click Start, then type DxDiag into the search bar that appears and press Enter.

  • The Processor in your computer will be listed in the tab titled ‘System’
  • The Video Card in your computer will be listed in the tab titled ‘Display 1’


  1. Click the Apple logo – this will often be in either the top left or top right hand corner of your desktop. Click ‘About this mac’.
  2. The Processor in your computer will then be listed.
  3. Then click ‘More info...’. In the window that appears next, click Graphics/Displays.
  4. The Video Card in your computer will then be listed.

Recommended Settings

What kind of desktop/laptop do you have? Processor Graphics card Display mode Video settings Max resolution
Belongs in a history museum Most Intel Pentium and AMD processors around 1.6GHz SiS, Matrox, Intel GMA series, Intel HD series, Via Chrome, GeForce 4, ATI 9xxxx To use with Safe Mode Low. Please note that whilst this hardware is compatible with Runescape, you might experience a degraded quality of the game, such as video stutter or lag 800*600
Not bad Intel Pentium Dual Core or Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD A series or C series or E series ATI Radeon Mobility, Radeon Xseries, nVidia M and Go series OpenGL or DirectX Low or Medium. Ground Blending, Decoration and Mouse Features only on High setting, everything else on Low 1280*1024
Kinda awesome All Intel Pentium, i3, i5, i7 or AMD processors, Intel Atom, Intel Celeron, Via Chipset Most ATI HD and nVidia video cards (excluding M / Mobile or Go) OpenGL or DirectX Low, Medium or High. Particles set to medium. Water detail set to low. Shadows set to static. 1280*1024
Epic! Intel i3 or i5 or i7 / AMD Athlon X2 or better ATI Radeon HD (non M or Mobility) / nVidia GeForce 1xx/2xx/3xx/4xx/5xx/6xx (excluding M / Mobile or Go) To use the display modes OpenGL or DirectX Graphic Details on High. All options turned on except for Anti-aliasing and Bloom 1920*1080


Jagex does not currently offer support towards Linux OS. However, there is a very informative thread on our forums dedicated to Linux users, with plenty of useful tips and tricks for running RuneScape with Linux.

No longer supported

The following operating systems are no longer officially supported by RuneScape, and you may not be able to play if using them:

  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows ME
  • Mac OSX 10.4
  • Mac OSX 10.5 32bit – If you have a 64bit version of OSX 10.5, please use our downloadable client.

Both of these version of OSX have been discontinued by Apple for a long time and unfortunately they no-longer provide new versions of Java for them.

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