One of the biggest advantages of RuneScape
is that it is completely web-based; any computer with a web
browser that can run Java-based programs can access
RuneScape. All of the player’s information, as well, is
stored on the RuneScape servers. This means that players do
not have to download any files or programs to their computer
to play RuneScape and that players can access their account
and their character from any computer with internet access.
However, runescape.com does have a downloads section that includes a Windows client, a map, wallpaper, ringtones, and other extras that players can download. The Windows client is a small program available under “Download Extra Files” in the “Website Features” section of runescape.com. By saving the Windows client program to the desktop, players can double click the icon and go directly to runescape.com. The webpage comes up in a maximized window, as well, so players don’t have to take the time to type in the web address or enlarge the window.
The world map is also available in the “Download Extra Files” section. This map is the same one players can view on the website and includes all of the symbols marking shops, banks, anvils, and other locations. Players should download and print the map for quick in-game use.
Runescape.com also hosts a number of wallpaper images for players to download and use on their personal computer. Each wallpaper comes in four different sizes to accommodate the different resolutions most often used.
Finally, players can purchase and download RuneScape mobile phone wallpaper and ring tones at the Jagex shop. The wallpaper and ring tones are available for a number of different phone brands and models. However, the mobile phone options are not available in all countries yet, and new items are being added daily, so players should check the Jagex shop often for updates.
All of the above downloads are official Jagex and RuneScape programs. There are also a number of third-party programs that players can download off of other websites for use in RuneScape, such as autominers, auto trainers, wallpaper, and more. However, players should always be wary of downloading programs from other websites because they could contain viruses or be scams. Also, the use of unofficial programs in RuneScape, especially ones that give a player an unfair advantage, may not be allowed.
All of the downloads at runescape.com are certified virus-free by Jagex, and players should feel free to download them without hesitation. The website is also updated regularly, and new wallpaper, ring tones, and other downloadable content is added fairly often. Players who love RuneScape will enjoy downloading these files and decking out their computer or mobile phone in RuneScape décor