Rune is a highly acclaimed game developed by Human
Head Studios & powered by the Unreal engine.
Although for some its performance has not been as good
as expected. This guide will hopefully show you how to
get the best out of Rune, be it graphics, audio,
netplay or whatever.
Overclocking, Rune is sensitive to overclocking, if your
system is overclocked & you have problems running
Rune, e.g. lockups during the game, try restoring the
machine or video card to its default speed, or
applying more cooling.
8.0 on your system; you need it to use
Direct3D & other features. DirectX 8.0 has also
been shown to improve performance for Rune on many
systems, particularly those running the game in
it; get the latest patch for Rune, currently that is
1.01, available here,
you can also download the Bonus Map Pack here.
Drivers, it is essential to get the
latest drivers for you video card & sound card.
You can find links to many hardware manufacturers on
page. This can solve (some) display or audio
problems you might have encountered. nVidia card
owners are recommended to have the latest official
drivers installed. Although certain higher (Leaked)
revisions come recommended from many.
If you get menu distortion while using an nVidia card try (re)setting
alignment to 3
in the Windows Display Settings menu.
If you are experiencing problems
with your mouse try updating your mouse drivers or Unitcking
(Disabling) Direct Input.
If these few tips do not answer
all your concerns you should check out our
Tournament FAQ, which contains many additional
troubleshooting answers & more. While this
obviously is not the same game, the engines are both
the same & as such many issues encountered in Rune
may be mentioned in the UT FAQ already.
This guide has been prepared on the demo
& 1.01 version of Rune. While the tweaks
apply to the original retail version (1.00), it does
not contain the fixes
contained in the 1.01 patch.