How to make your own Runescape private server


what do you think on runescape?

  1. its really crap

  2. its great

  3. its alrite

Multiple votes are allowed.
By runescape ยท 207 replies
Mar 31, 2008
  1. min specs:
    -150MB OF RAM,
    -350 MHZ


    The absolute first thing are going to need in order to do this is your Desktop. Its wonderfully helpful for storing things. I suggest making a new folder (right click -> new -> New Folder) and naming it something like "Runescape Stuff"

    It is in this folder that you will dowload the server and the client.
    For those of you with no memory span at all, the links are as follows:
    The Server:
    The Client:

    Download both of these into your "Runescape Stuff" folder. If, for any reason, you are not smart enough to download them correctly - please abandon all hopes of owning your own server and go donate your computer at the nearest goodwill.

    Once download, extract the contents of the 20051104-server.rar into a new folder within the "Runescape Stuff" folder. Lets call it something catchy and original - "Server Stuff." Now that you've done that - DON'T touch any of it until instructed to do so.

    Now go ahead and extract the rsprivservclient.rar to a new folder within the "Runescape Stuff" folder. We'll call it (you may guess this one) "Client Stuff"

    Go ahead and right click on your rsprivservclient (the one with the neat icon) and use your "Send to" option to send it to the desktop as a shortcut. If you want, you can go ahead and rename the shortcut (the one on the desktop) to "Runescape".

    Now for the most important part! You need to get a Java JDK (=> JAVA developers kit) Don't panic - its free. There are a few things that you need to know first:
    1)to save bandwidth, the makers of the SDK do not give out the full link, but rather an odd little java-based downloader thing.
    2)When the option to Save or Run appears, go ahead and run, it is very small and a flash screen will apear momentarily.(RUN IT, ITS MUCH QUICKER)
    3)When the flash screen fades away, a few windows will pop up as it prepares to connect to the site and fetch the file you will need. Just keep agreeing and clicking okay/next (or whatever you have to do - if you've ever installed anything I'm sure you can figure this out.)
    4)It will eventually come to a screen that has a file window (only one file should show, and that is the JDK install file), go ahead and click start (lower left).
    5)Depending on the speed of your connection, the file may take several minutes. Sorry about that, but its the only way for you to obtain the needed java compiler program - without it the server cannot run.
    6)Once the download thingy is done, the install file will be saved to your computer (for most people, this is going to be saved either on the desktop, or the "My Documents" folder), find this intallation program and run it all the way through. The installation will take a little time to appear, be patient.

    Okay do you think you have all that understood? You MUST, and I repeat MUST follow the steps as I have presented them to you, otherwise you will incounter errors. But, if you feel that you are ready, you can go ahead and use the steps I just went over to install your JDK

    Once your JDK installation is finished, find the "jdk folder" folder, usually located at C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_05which you can access via the "My Computer" option. Inside of it you will find a good number of folders and some other stuff. Open the "bin" folder. You should now be in C:\j2sdk1.4.2_13\bin and if you look around you will notice something very important - the JAVAC file!!!! Woot! MINIMIZE THIS WINDOW - DON'T CLOSE IT.

    Now, you need to copy everything in your "Server Stuff" Folder (for those of you who got distracted by your family pet and have no idea what I'm talking about, its in your "Runescape Stuff" folder on your desktop. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO COPY EVERYTHING IN THE FOLDER, BUT NOT THE FOLDER ITSELF. Once you've copied everything go back to your C:\j2sdk1.4.2_13\bin folder (which should be minimized) and paste everything in it. Presuming you don't fail at life, if you highlight everything in the folder and rightclick on one of the files, the click on properties it should say "Size: 1.45 MB (1,530,837 bytes)"
    Don't worry about the "Size on Disk" thing, thats some technical stuff.

    Now, before we do anything, you need to locat the "Compile" file you just copied into the "bin" folder. Double click on it and wait about a minute before closing it. DO NOT CLOSE THE FOLDER, THERE IS STILL MORE WORK TO BE DONE!

    Once you've compilied your server (you'll notice that you got no errors ^^) you need to locate the "Run" bat file that you just copied over and right click on it. Send it to the desktop as a shortcut. If you want, you can rename it "Server"

    Are you ready for this?
    Close everything out and get back to your desktop. You should have two shortcuts there, one for the Run.bat, and one for the client application thingy (neat icon). Double click on the shortcut for run. Another black window will appear saying it has started blackscape server - DO NOT CLOSE THIS, MINIMIZE IT. Now go ahead and click on your client. A familiar Runescape game window will open up. Put anything you want in the user name (please note these are case sensitive, meaning that "player" and "Player" will get two different characters). And under server put and click log in.

    You will appear in varrock in your own server, it shouldn't take you too long to become disatisfied with how buggy things are though.


    ::kick playername (kicks player from server. Only for level 3 admins)
    ::item itemID (spawns item on ground)
    ::pickup itemID amount (spawns an X amount of item to backpack. itemID must be 4 digits. for example coins are 0955)
    ::empty (clears items from your backpack)
    ::mypos (tells your location)
    ::tele xxxx,yyyy (teleports you to xxxx,yyyy cordinates. Both must be 4 digits)
    ::nick newnick (changes your name to newnick
    ::players (tells you the number of players. Fixed this on version 20051104 and later)
    ::bank (opens your bank. anywhere, anytime)
    ::pass newpassword
    ::mod modlevel (Changes your modlevel. 0=normal player, 1=player mod, 2=golden crown -mod)
    ::yell some text here (Send a message shown for everyone on the server)
  2. runescape

    runescape TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40


    btw if u can rank/rep me ,if u think my adice is good btw i have a name and its called tanveer.
  3. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    If this actually works, then good job, though from what I've heard Runescape has wen't from O.K. To absolute crap.

    I don't see a point in "Private" servers, unless you can still do quests perfectly.

    Also, I think you would be missing out on some key elements, such as the hundreds/thousands of people to interact with (no matter how little).
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,332   +101

    ...Is this even legal? Some how it seems like this would be violating some Jagex agreement.
  5. Frostmonkey

    Frostmonkey TS Rookie Posts: 25

    seems to take the MMO right out of MMORPG
  6. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Posts: 493

    No, tis is incredibly illegal,ohh if jagex finds out about this, I used to play runescape...stopped at lv. 64...Lost my account. :(

    Is this moparscape by chance?
  7. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    OMG, God of Mana, what is up with you and moparscape? It has nothing to do with the cars, and uses Mopar in the name? Disgraceful!
  8. runescape

    runescape TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    its not in there TOS

    thats 1/3 of everything you need to do.To make it a full working server so other ppl can go on it you have to do stuff like no-ip ,port forwarding ,router stuff etc.:eek:

    is mopar a car?

    jagex already know..
  9. cdoggy

    cdoggy TS Rookie Posts: 33

    It is in no way a Violation of jagex's Copyright, no where in the game does it use runescape's name, or else would be busted. it's been along time and nothing has happened. If you don't like runescape, or moparscape, I'm pretty sure no one cares... I know I don't so if your going to bash this game then I'm gonna bash you.

    All mopar is for is to give inexperienced people a chance to work with and learn Java coding and basic programming. It's also a great way to work as a team to accomplish big tasks, like a new minigame, or a smoother running server. There is more good coming from this than bad. It's where I got into basic Java, and then was pulled into 3D editing.
  10. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    Hmm, cdoggy, try placing java coding into a car and see what happens!! We are all curious! ;)

    Seriously though, your right, but you really should have use the full name.

    Mopar is the name given to Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth cars. It comes from the terms Motor Parts, because they were the first to start selling parts for the engines.

    And I do agree with you cdoggy, there is more good coming from it than bad.
  11. ruff4z

    ruff4z TS Rookie

    Its all good till i get to the JAVA developers kit download or link youve not actualy posted the link up there or i cant see it can any1 send me the link please.

    thx Tom
  12. cdoggy

    cdoggy TS Rookie Posts: 33

    Don't be that lazy, try searching google for it, search for JDK 6 download, there should be a link that takes you to, now your set next time you need to find a link!
  13. runescape

    runescape TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    im not sure but if there is a way of deleting this stuff i think i should:dead:

    y wud u wana BASH ME ....:eek:
  14. cdoggy

    cdoggy TS Rookie Posts: 33

    lol runescape... I wuz just making a point this was never towards you.
  15. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    Why would you delete it? You posted it to help other people. Deleting it would cause anyone looking for this information to have to look a lot harder. Believe it or not you just helped somebody, even if they don't sign up and show their appriciation.
  16. cdoggy

    cdoggy TS Rookie Posts: 33

    110% true mopar man. Nicley said. If anyone else bashes you I'll shut em up...hopefully... until then check out my deticated server i built!


    Port: Don't change port, it's default port.
    Client: Moparscape <--- only works with moparscape client. NO silab or dodian.
  17. teh noob show

    teh noob show TS Rookie

    that is the worst post ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    u helped none!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    this post was disined to take the mic out of mopar man:D
    please see attachment
    soz runescape

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  18. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    Dude, are you on crack? Seriously, your name says it all. I can't tell if you were being serious or joking, but it was pretty funny that it looks more like a rino-elephant hybrid with words in it.
  19. cdoggy

    cdoggy TS Rookie Posts: 33

    Hahaha! Sad... Don't post here unless you actually know what Moparscape is... Not Mopar.... And that was a cheap attempt to put down Java coding, it made -4% sence, just made you look like a horriable artist with a spelling problem..., and no knoledge of Java.
  20. runescape

    runescape TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    who...? me?
  21. cdoggy

    cdoggy TS Rookie Posts: 33

    no runescape, it was to teh noob show... for bein, well, a noob.
  22. techflame23

    techflame23 TS Rookie Posts: 58

    Wuts the point of a private server? ever since that stupid trading update came out, you cant even droptrade SOOOOOOOO there is nothing else to do with a private space in runescape.
  23. cdoggy

    cdoggy TS Rookie Posts: 33

    RS has nothing to DO with Private Servers... You can do anything in a private server, including cheat, and make new content, but you don't get any of Jagexe's updates, good and bad...
  24. runescape n00b

    runescape n00b TS Rookie


    YEa he says download jdk from the link i will give you later.? umm wheres the link? ive read like the whole thing.. i cant find it
  25. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Posts: 493

    No, moparscape is something like a runescape emulator, you start the game with all items and stuff. Its really weird, but its good experience, cuz you can build your own rs worlds!
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