Updated: Nov 19, 2018
What’s going on guys! So, when I posted the video version of this article, it almost instantly got a flood of dislikes, and the top comments said that the RuneLite owners were leaking the IP addresses of users. Let me go ahead and say that it was Runeloader, not RuneLite.
I can see the confusion between the names. I have checked the source code of RuneLite and it is not a hacking client or a scam.
So, without further delay, let’s get into today’s article.
Today, I am doing a full client review on the RuneLite Old School Runescape client.
This is not a promotion of any sort. All I want to do is see what features this client has that the others do not. So, the RuneLite client is completely free and open source, meaning that everyone can see the code that the client is based off. With that said, Jagex does warn players of the use of Third Party Clients, and says that any client that changes the Graphics or gives a major advantage over the regular client may result in your account being banned. So, as usual, use any Third Party client at your own risk.
But, the number 1 reason why I think this client is a little bit more safe and better than the other ones is because they have their whole source available on GitHub.
Anybody can go through all of the files and check what is in there, and see if there is any malicious activity, and you can also keep track of the recent updates. I did see some posts from the Admins of the RuneLite client, and they do seem to be very genuine and pretty big on security.
So, as you can see, the layout of RuneLite is very much similar to all of the other ones, with the Right Hand column showing all of the features, and all of the different Tabs. It has the usual Grand Exchange offers, the high scores and the updates.
But, this one is slightly different. This Tab actually tracks where the Books are in the Arceuus Library. So, if you are there getting favour or training Runecrafting, this tool is really going to help you to remember where each Book is. Further down, we have the News, Notes and the XP gained. Now, most of those are pretty standard with all clients. But, now I would like to dig deeper and talk about the things that are very unique about this client.
The first one is the Ground Items, and the thing that is different about this is that you can change the colour of different types of items.
You can see stuff between 100 000 – 1 000 000 comes up as green, and anything lower than 20 000 is white, and anything above 10 000 000 comes up as pink. Of course, you do have options of changing the colours.
Low Detail Mode
Now, this next one I am a little bit sceptical about, since Jagex does not like clients changing the Graphics. But, this option, named Low Detail, lowers the Graphics in game and can really speed up the client and save some processing on your computer. You do have to re-log for the changes to take effect. But, as you can see, a lot of the Ground Textures have been removed, and replaced with just basic colours. In certain populated areas like the Grand Exchange, it actually freezes all of the player sprites so that you don’t have as much lag.
Chambers of Xeric
Now, this next feature I am about to show you guys is really, really powerful. In the options for Chambers of Xeric, there are a lot of things that revolve around Scouting. You can see that if I enter the Chambers of Xeric, on the top left-hand side of the page, it is going to tell me all of the monsters inside the Cave. I can enter rooms that I would like to do in the White Listed rooms, and in the Black Listed rooms, and it shows them up as red in the top left.
The Idle Notifier inside this client, I am pretty sure is a Pro OSBuddy feature. But, it is free on this client. As I chopped that tree down just then, I received a Windows Notification on my computer telling me that my player has stopped chopping the tree. As well as that, there is a Prayer Notification Threshold, and as soon as my Prayer Points go below that level, it is going to send me a notification.
This, of course, also works with Fishing, but the other thing about Fishing and this client is that is tells you where each fish is, which is something that the other clients don’t do. Since all the Fishing Spots look the same, this makes it so much easier to distinguish between each spot. I can easily pick the one that I want to use.
Menu Entry Swapping
Now, the Menu Entry Swapper is pretty overpowered as well, and I am kind of questioning if this is allowed or not. Regardless, if you turn it on and then go to the Settings, you can choose which items you would like to change the left click option of.
When I right click it now, rub is the first option instead of one of the lower ones. That means I can just click on it straight away and teleport where I want. As I said, this is really overpowered and I don’t think this is very ethical and allowed in the game. So, I am going to go ahead and turn it off. But, it is a cool feature.
Agility Click Boxes
A feature that I am sure most of the clients have but RuneLite actually does really well is the Agility Click Boxes. Whenever you are training Agility, there will be green squares that come up and tell you exactly where you are able to click to go to the next obstacle. This makes Agility 100 times easier and simpler to train. These Click Boxes are actually super accurate. Anywhere within these are places that I can click.
I am not 100% sure if the other free Runescape clients give this feature. But, I do know that OSBuddy Pro gives this feature, meaning you have to pay for it, and that feature is the Barrows Mini-map. In the top right of my screen, you can see all of these different dots representing the walls and the doors.
The green dots represent a door that I can open, and then the grey represent the ones that I cannot open. This makes Barrows so much easier and less frustrating.
Another really, really interesting feature of this client is the Metronome, which is set to go at every game tick by default. But, you can change it to have different intervals. When I turn it on, it has a really slight Metronome sound in the background, which can be awesome for Prayer flicking, and any other tick dependent method. It automatically syncs to the game ticks within the game. So, it makes it a lot easier than using your own Metronome or an online Metronome, since you have to sync those with the game yourself.
The final unique feature that I want to show you guys is in Barbarian Assault, and up here it has a timer that tells you when each call needs to be made. This gives you times to prepare for the next call and not piss off any of your teammates. Now, while you could just have a 30 second timer going, this timer starts as you enter the game, and goes throughout the whole round, making it a lot simpler and easier to use.
That is my RuneLite client review. Overall, it has a lot of features that some of the clients do not have, and along with all that, it is completely free. In my opinion, this client could possibly be the safest Third Party Client since the code is available to everybody. If you are interested, I have put a link to their website at the end of this article. Anyways guys, thank you so much for reading this article. If you learned something, or you enjoyed, be sure to leave a like, and also subscribe for more Old School Runescape content. As always, thanks for reading this article, and have a nice day!
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