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News post: Linux Client Improvements

This week we thought those pesky penguins were up to their old tricks, but it turns out that it was only the Game Tech team getting way too into their update to the Linux Client. Read on to find out more about that, plus the latest additions to the Merch Store and the RuneFest Stream Survey.

RS Linux Client Improvements

We’ve updated the RuneScape Linux client! If this applies to you, then read on. If not, you might want to skip this bit – it gets somewhat technical.

So… the Linux client is now built against Ubuntu 18.04 and may no longer work on older distributions. For Ubuntu, you’ll need to update your launcher using either APT or the Software Updater to play. For other Linux distributions, you'll need to manually install the new launcher or await an update to any third-party package you may be using. The old launcher may continue to work, but you will be missing many of the improvements.

Here’s a list of the improvements you can look forward to in this version:

  • General game optimisations
  • Fixed an issue with audio crackling
  • Fixed a potential crash on start-up
  • Fixed incorrect icon on the game window
  • Fixed an issue where the launcher window would not disappear once the game had started
  • Patch Notes

    Prior to the penguin panic, our engine team had a chance to make a few important fixes:

  • Smoothed the appearance of how objects fade out of view, when at the far edge of the view distance or close to the camera.
  • Fps drops when scrolling through bank on mobile devices have been fixed.
  • Known Issues

    With Today's changes we're also aware of some issues that have come with this. These can be found below:

  • Minimap assets can take longer than expected to load in.
  • Chance to crash when switching between mobile detail options.
  • Game may hang when wifi gets disconnected.
  • Possible crash on some devices on first boot-up.
  • during Vindicta boss Vindicta & Gorvek's Dragonfire Wall will flicker but still cause damage.
  • Your game can crash if you're running a Mac with OSx Mojave 10.14.1.
  • Did you experience any other bugs, please use the in-game bug report system for this.

    Limited Edition Pins

    Everyone’s favourite pair of cats have made their way to the Official Merch Store! For a limited time only, you can take home both Bob the Cat and his ScapeRune counterpart, Evil Bob!

    Unfortunately a working Catspeak Amulet is not included, so we’re afraid you’ll have to translate Bob’s patented patter yourselves. We suggest you start with ‘meow!’

    RuneScape Mobile Early Access

    As you’ve probably noticed, RuneScape Mobile Early Access is here! If you’re a RuneScape member with a compatible Android device, you can log in now and claim your free Founder’s Pack, which includes the adorably glam Steel Panther pet, a new rest animation, and the dazzling Radiant Dawn armour.

    Not a member? You can still check out RuneScape Mobile Early Access using the free 14 day trial from this month’s Twitch Prime offer.

    Twitch Prime

    New Twitch Prime loot is now available for you to redeem at your leisure. This month’s reward is a full fortnight’s worth of free membership for both RuneScape and Old School.

    Here’s how to redeem:

  • Claim the Twitch Prime Reward
  • Link your Twitch and RuneScape accounts
  • Enjoy your free Twitch Prime loot and the greatest adventure ever!
  • Head here if you can't find your RuneScape loot items
  • LootScape

    Our live streams are always a great opportunity to grab some awesome in-game prizes. As we’re sure you enjoy the extra resources from The Land Out of Time, we thought that it would be nice to finally bring some “Thanksgivy” feeling to the party. Starting this week until the end of November, each and every RuneScape stream watched will give you a random drop from one of the following:

    Guaranteed:

  • 250 resources in a random Base Camp resource
  • 1 - 2 hunter marks
  • Drop from Basic Drop Table (see below)
  • View counter goes up on Orb
  • Chance based (if unowned):

  • Turkey Drumstick weapon override
  • Thanksgiver title
  • Give Thanks emote
  • Herald Cape Turkey Crest
  • Mackers Pet
  • A random skilling outfit piece
  • Either Nature’s Balance or Loots Cape
  • Basic Drop Table: Prismatic small fallen star, Prismatic medium fallen star, Prismatic small lamp, Prismatic medium lamp, Spirit Ruby, Spirit Diamond, Advanced Pulse Core, Spring, Silverhawk down, Medium DG Token Box, Small DG Token Box, Uncut Dragonstone, Large Cash Bag, Medium Cash Bag or Small Cash Bag.

    Exciting isn’t it?! So don’t wait up - connect your RS account to your Twitch account and find out more here. Once that’s done, have fun and watch our streams during the day for a guaranteed drop.

    Tuesday, November 12th – 17:00 UTC (Game Time) – Monetisation Follow Up and Herblore Q&A

    If you’ve missed the RuneFest news, we’ll bring up Herblore to level 120 and add various new potions to the game. And as you surely have a lot of questions about these, our dev team in charge of the project is coming on the sofas for a dedicated stream! That’ll be the perfect time to learn more about all the new rewards and technical details on this incoming piece of content. So grab your popcorn and be sure to join us!

    LootScape will be enabled (see all details above).

    Saturday, November 16th – 15:00 UTC (Game Time) – Evil Lucario Featured Stream

    This week, our featured streamer is Evil Lucario! Join them for a 9h-long “money making challenge” with a twist: how much money can be made with just 4000% Telos claims? Plus he'll be able to answer your questions about PvM and the like!

    This featured stream is also an opportunity to grab a LootScape! That’s right, you can now receive in-game loot when you watch a RuneScape streamer. It works exactly the same way as our official streams, just watch Evil Lucario‘s stream on (his Twitch channel) and you’ll receive the LootScape the following day.

    LootScape will be enabled (see all details above).

    Email Newsletter

    Have you read your Gielinor Gazette lately? When you subscribe to email communications, you get access to all kinds of exciting stuff. Updates, exclusive offers, playtest and survey invitations, and even prize draws are just some of the things you’re missing out on.

    So what are you waiting for? To subscribe, just head on over to your Account Settings and check the box in the Email and Communication Preferences menu.

    We’ll write you soon!

    Pink skirts Events

    A dedicated PMod-led community that invite you to a range of daily activities such as PvM masses, Q&As, and other thrilling or chillin' events! Check out all the community events organized by the Pink Skirts on the in-game calendar or on their official schedule here.

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