lördag 26 augusti 2017

RuneScape NXT client for Fedora

RuneScape is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) created by Jagex Ltd.. Their Linux client allows you to play the game natively also in Ubuntu. The client is written in C++ and uses OpenGL rendering.

For reference, the Ubuntu client is available here: https://www.runescape.com/download.

It is possible to play also in other Linux distributions, if you use the same libraries as in Ubuntu.

This Fedora rpm is created from the Ubuntu package with two extra libraries that are privately installed. They don't interfere with the rest of the system.

I don't guarantee that the client will work in the future, but as of now it works fine. There is a 64-bit package available for Fedora 25 and 26.

Because the RuneScape client is proprietary, it isn't possible to host the package in the usual package repositories. For now it is provided here from my own private repository.

To enable this RuneScape repository in Fedora:


Install the RuneScape client with:


Note that this repository is private and is not affiliated with Fedora or Jagex in any way. You can browse the repository here: https://johanh.net/repos/.

The rpms are signed with my keybase key at https://keybase.io/johanh/pgp_keys.asc.

The source rpm is also available in the repository.

Known bugs:
  • The launch window can't currently be closed in linux.
Disclaimer: I take no responsibility for anything related to this package. You are using it at your own risk. Only the rpm scripts are made by me. You can find the scripts at https://github.com/hevanaa/runescape-launcher-spec. Issues related to the Fedora rpm package can be reported on github.

Happy gaming!