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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.

Minimum Specifications

Note: You will need to meet the Processor, Graphics and Memory hardware requirements to hit each display mode.

High Detail

  • Processor: Intel i5 or i7 / AMD Athlon X2 or better
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD (non M or Mobility) / nVidia GeForce 1xx/2xx/3xx/4xx/5xx/6xx (excluding M / Mobile or Go)
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3+
  • Video Settings: Graphic Details on High. All options turned on.
  • Renderer: DirectX or OpenGL
  • Rating: Excellent
  • FPS?: 40-50*
  • Tips: None, your PC rocks.

Medium Detail

  • Processor: Intel i3 / AMD Phenom II X4 or better
  • Graphics: Most ATI HD and nVidia video cards (excluding M / Mobile or Go)
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3+
  • Video Settings: Medium. Particles set to medium. Water detail set to low. Shadows set to static.
  • Renderer: DirectX or OpenGL
  • Rating: Good.
  • FPS?: 35-50*
  • Tips: Consider upgrading graphics if you're experiencing low FPS.

Low Detail

  • Processor: Intel Dual Core or Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD A series or C series or 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)
  • Rating: Below Average.
  • FPS?: 20-30*
  • Tips: Consider either switching to a Desktop, or sourcing a laptop with higher-end graphics.

Safe Mode

  • Processor: Intel Pentium, Intel Celeron, Intel Core and Intel Mobile or AMD Mobile series/single and Dual core.
  • Graphics: SiS, Matrox, Intel GMA series, Intel HD series, Via Chrome, GeForce 4, ATI 9xxxx
  • Memory: 1GB DDR+
  • Video Settings: Safe Mode
  • Renderer: Safe Mode (runs directly off CPU)
  • Rating: Poor.
  • FPS?: 5-20*
  • Tips: Consider upgrading your PC.

* Note: This is only a guided FPS, your results may vary widely.
Note: Old School RuneScape runs in Safe Mode.

Hardware Requirements


  • 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:




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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