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Hey all i just updated the PPA repository with version 3.8.2 of the RSU client!

Whats new in this version is that i fixed the .desktop file with the application menu entry for the
rsu-settings script and since i used such a long time on it i would give ubuntu 10.10(maverick) one last update, that's right! The new and improved rsu-settings gui will be available on maverick!

The rsu-settings client does not support editing the official clients files anymore (the code is still there but you need to change a variable in the souce to enable it but that will in return disable the ability to edit the RSU client files with it).

This new GUI is loaded from xml/xrc rather than being written in raw perl code.
I hope you all will enjoy this final version for ubuntu 10.10!

PS: I have not updated the main .tar.gz archive yet because after my mess up last time i want to give ker laeda a break from my "update spam" for now, but you can still download the main .tar.gz archive from the dropbox link and just run the updater to get to version 3.8.2 :)

 


James
24/07/2012 21:05

Hey, I saw someone said they were hacked right after using this client on the webup8 site. I think they are wrong though since it's kind of impossible to hack someone just because they have the linux client running - rather, they probably got hacked because they gave someone their rs password or something, right?

24/07/2012 21:38

Ye the client sends no information and it only downloads the official client files and script updates.

however on mac and windows it downloads perl in order to use the settings gui (and on windows it downloads perl in order to run lol)
All components of the client are opensource too and pretty well documented.

I believe that person rather got phished. Something that is rather common these days.

Actique
04/08/2012 12:18

I've recently moved from Windows 7 to OpenSuse 12.1 system. I have ATi 5870 HD Graphic Card and AMD Phenom X6 1055 Processor and 8 GB of memory in my system. Yet my performance in RuneScape on OpenGL is far less than it is on my Windows 7 system (I have both).

I have changed to closed ATi drivers and changed from OpenJDK to Sun Java. Both of these changes made RS run a little bit smoother. Yet it is still way behind in performance and it isn't really a pleasant experience to play this game with textures turned off.

Is there anything else I could do to boost my performance?

Also my rs unix client doesn't allow me to open "rsu-settings" file and I have absolutely no idea why that would be. The client works fine otherwise.

04/08/2012 12:43

are you using 64bit java? that is most likely the reason why the lackluster performance.
try installing the 32bit libraries to run 32bit applications and then install the 32bit java and use that.

also rsu-settings requires that you have installed wxperl (libwx-perl, perl-wx, or some similar name)

Actique
04/08/2012 23:42

Thanks for your quick response!

I've been trying to search for libwx-perl, perl-wx without any success from my packet search sources. Took another look at google and found the packet sources... This problem is solved.

I am using 64bit Java obviously since I've got a 64bit system (I thought they go hand in hand). I didn't realize that I need to make RS Unix client use 32Bit Java. I will definitely try this out later (when I get my tech support friend online). Is this the same reason why I get similar performance on browser as well or that's another story?

Also is it enough that I install the libraries for 32 Bit java and then enable this java from RS Unix Client settings file?

Actique
05/08/2012 08:26

I installed the 32bit sun java libraries and used RSU Settings to make RS Unix Client use 32bit java instead of the 64bit java. Performance improved once again and it's now quite reasonable to play with graphics that are pleasant to the eye. Thanks for your help.

I have yet to discover more ways to improve the performance since it's still lagging behind what I had in Windows 7. But now the FPS goes to max (50) momentarily in quiet places so it isn't as horrible as it was.

Have you considered removing the copyright bar (which doesn't appear in the windows client) and perhaps the link bar to make the screen size bigger for the actual game?

Another thing that would be really useful would be an inside built screenshot program that would allow to take screenshots from RS without the need of manually saving them. This can obviously be done with an external screenshot program as well but just take this as a suggestion (if it isn't out of the spirit of the project).

Troy
24/08/2012 10:27

I am having similiar problems with lag. I was wondering how do i force ubuntu to install and use 32bit java.

Actique
04/08/2012 23:41

Thanks for your quick response!

I've been trying to search for libwx-perl, perl-wx without any success from my packet search sources. Took another look at google and found the packet sources... This problem is solved.

I am using 64bit Java obviously since I've got a 64bit system (I thought they go hand in hand). I didn't realize that I need to make RS Unix client use 32Bit Java. I will definitely try this out later (when I get my tech support friend online). Is this the same reason why I get similar performance on browser as well or that's another story?

Also is it enough that I install the libraries for 32 Bit java and then enable this java from RS Unix Client settings file?

Actique
25/08/2012 01:42

To troy...

I installed java32 directories (using sun java atm for runescape) and then used the RSU client settings program to always open runescape with 32 bit java. This way my client runs decently with around 10-15fps with populated areas and 45-50 fps in lonely areas.

The performance isn't still exactly the same as running with OpenGL on windows not to mention DirectX rendering but it's alright and it's playable for any purposes that I might need.

So what you want to do is to find a guide how to install sun 32 bit java on ubuntu and _not_ update alternatives to use it as the main java because you only want it to be used with RuneScape.


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