Installing RuneScape on Linux
Installing RuneScape on Linux has proven difficult every time I’ve had to do it, there are multiple hoops you need to jump through to get it working.
I recently re-installed my operating system, so decided to document the troubleshooting steps I took to get the game up and running for future reference.
The Official Instructions
According to the website (https://www.runescape.com/download), downloading and installing the client should be as easy as running the following in terminal:
sudo -s -- << EOF wget -O - https://content.runescape.com/downloads/ubuntu/runescape.gpg.key | apt-key add - mkdir -p /etc/apt/sources.list.d echo "deb https://content.runescape.com/downloads/ubuntu trusty non-free" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/runescape.list apt-get update apt-get install -y runescape-launcher EOF
You can try it, but it’s probably not going to work - so let’s get right into the troubleshooting steps!
E: The repository ‘https://content.runescape.com/downloads/ubuntu trusty InRelease’ is not signed.
Replace vim with your code editor of choice, and run the following:
sudo vim /etc/apt/sources.list.d/runescape.list
deb https://content.runescape.com/downloads/ubuntu trusty non-free
deb [trusted=yes] https://content.runescape.com/downloads/ubuntu trusty non-free
runescape-launcher : Depends: libglew1.10 (>= 1.10.0-3) but it is not installable
sudo wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/161405671/libglew1.10_1.10.0-3_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i libglew1.10_1.10.0-3_amd64.deb
E: There were unauthenticated packages and -y was used without –allow-unauthenticated
sudo apt-get install -y --allow-unauthenticated runescape-launcher
Game installs, but won’t launch (no error, just doesn’t appear)
sudo wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/233197129/libpng12-0_1.2.54-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i libpng12-0_1.2.54-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb
sudo apt-get install libcurl3
Crackling game sound
Replace vim with your code editor of choice.
sudo vim /usr/share/applications/runescape-launcher.desktop
Exec=env PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=100 runescape-launcher %u %F
Hopefully these steps have been helpful :) Happy gaming!