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18 April 2016 - NXT | New game client now live for everyone

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NXT – RuneScape's all-new game client – is here!
This means better RuneScape performance than ever before, and it looks great too – vast viewing distances, dynamic shadows and beautiful lighting effects.
To celebrate, embark on Benedict's World Tour: a globe-trotting mini-adventure that's perfect for taking in the sights.
NXT is available to download now - for everyone. Enjoy!

 


How to Install NXT
Download the installer for your OS, then run it.
Requirements
None.
For best performance, ensure that your OS and graphics drivers are fully up to date.
We also advise experimenting with the Graphics Settings to find the best balance of performance and graphics quality for your hardware.

 
NXT is designed to get the most out of your hardware, looks fantastic and runs smootly across the board.
 
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We've tested NXT extensively, but with millions of system configurations out there, it's inevitable that a few blips will slip through. If you have any issues, don't worry – just click the flag icon on the in-game chat interface or visit the forums, and describe the problem along with your PC spec. The team will get you up and running as soon as possible.
Finally, we couldn't have got here without the legion of testers who logged in during our recent beta weekends, showering us with valuable feedback and digging out pesky bugs. Huge thanks to you all!

 

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Benedict's World Tour

World-weary beast of burden Benedict Encumberyak is missing some important items, and needs you to visit various picturesque Gielinor locales to track them down – perfect for drinking in those glorious NXT visuals.
There'll be eight of these accessible to free players, and eight more that are for members only. You'll get a small XP lamp for every four you collect, and a large XP lamp for collecting either all of the free items or all of the members' items.
Log in using the NXT Client, then speak to Benedict by the Burthorpe or Prifddinas lodestone to get started.

 

Have Fun!

Thanks again for your awe-inspiring feedback during the beta – it really was essential for getting to this point. With your help, the NXT guys have achieved a great deal, but there's still work to be done. NXT's out in the world, but like any key element of RuneScape, it'll receive ongoing support and improvement.
We'll continue to further optimise the client, and – of course – to bring you awesome new content that takes full advantage of what NXT can do.
Have fun, and let us know what you think over on the forums!
The RuneScape Team

 

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Solomon's Store | Royal Eastern Outfit

Show the style and grace of an Eastern Lands aristocrat with the Royal Eastern outfit - an all-new arrival at Solomon's General Store.

 
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Head over to Solomon's now and bedeck yourself in exotic finery.
 
This Week's Streams
Each week we stream developer Q&As, in-game events and more. Watch our streams and find a full streaming schedule over on our Twitch channel.
Check our YouTube channel, too, for recap videos of streams you may have missed, a first look at the Eastern Lands, and loads more!
It's all things NXT this week. Our spectacular new game client is here – and we want to shout about it!
Tuesday, April 19th| 16:00 Game Time | Developer Q&A – The Future of NXT
We'll be taking all of your questions about your NXT experiences so far, what it will allow us to do for future development, and - of course - our future plans for the game client.
Post your questions below about anything NXT-related on the forums, Reddit, or by using #RSDevQA on Twitter!
Tuesday, April 19th| 17:00 Game Time | How to set up NXT
Following that, our Player Support team will be hitting the PCs, showing you how to set up our new game client on your own computer, and troubleshooting any issues you may have making the switch to NXT.
They'll also be giving out loads of in-game prizes, so don't miss out!
Tuesday, April 19th | 20:00 Game Time | Shauny's NXT World Tour
Shauny will be hosting his own NXT Grand Tour in the evening, showcasing some of his favourite areas. Prepare to be spellbound!
Sunday, April 24th | 19:00 Game Time | PvM with Mod Lee
Mod Lee will be hosting some Community PvM goodness live on Twitch!

 

[spoiler=patch notes]

Graphical

 

  • Players with the 15 year emote unlocked can now perform the 2007 variant.
  • Kay Thanxby now wields her Gorgonite 2h sword correctly when in combat.
  • The extreme heat of the lava hood was causing players' eyes to reject reality on their chat heads, this has now been fixed.
  • Fixed an issue with the Mask of the Yellow Wyrm incorrectly showing skin colour on the player’s chat head.
  • Players no longer stretch while using the revenant walk override with exquisite crossbows equipped.
  • Players can no longer walk through a section of the gate between the Mort Myre Swamp & Canifis.
  • Players no longer float in the air near the Morytania energy rift.
  • Fixed a blocking issue with a chair in the Myreque base in Burgh de Rott.
  • The jagged or raised up cliff faces to the east of the Digsite have now been bulldozed.
  • Removed the extra blood pool from the Burgh de Rott underground crypt.
  • Players can no longer remove the stairs into the Canifis bank.
  • The Ghoul Champion now has knees.
  • Tables in the Canifis pub no longer float.
  • Veliaf has made his memorial a little sturdier, so players should find they sink a little less into the hard concrete.
  • Fixed a graphical issue with bloodletters during the quest, The Lord of Vampyrium.
  • There is no more 'sunshine' on the Canifis building roofs with dynamic lighting turned on.
  • Stopped players from sinking into the ground on Red Dragon Isle.
  • Players no longer reappear at the end of the Ariane's teleport override.
  • Player-owned house banners no longer clip when wielded in Legacy combat mode.
  • Fixed a Clan wars height mapping issue which made players sink into the floor.
  • Fixed a graphical issue in the Varrock archery shop.
  • Fixed some height mapping in Brimhaven dungeon.
  • The dragon forge was running a little cool recently, causing some slight shrinkage issues with dragon armour. Worry not, dragon armour no longer has a small gap between the player's waist, and now correctly lines up!
  • Fixed a hole in the wall in the tunnel leading to the Blood Altar.
  • Fixed some discoloration on the dark cavalier.
  • The dilapidated dragon perch in clan citadels has had some stretching fixed.
  • Prevented Grimgnash's lower beak from getting stuck inside his own head.
  • The strange power of Daemonheim-made dromoleather coifs acts a little funny. This power has subsided, and the stretching has gone along with it!
  • Kamfreena in the Warriors Guild now sports a defender.
  • Zombie tops no longer clip with the player’s body.
  • Fixed an issue with a section of the short, full beard becoming invisible in certain circumstances.
  • The museum curators have received complaints and, as such, have updated their display of the Giant Mole.
  • Fixed some clipping issues with a water tank in the Elemental Workshop.
  • The gilded kiteshield will no longer cause stretching if sheathed.
  • The capoeira top now correctly shows the player's skin tone.
  • Corrected an issue with the Outpost’s (near Ardougne) display cases blinding visitors who have bloom enabled.
  • Corrected a very bright glow around the McGrubor's Wood fairy ring.
  • Stopped the player's camera from jumping around when entering the Al Kharid mine via the agility shortcut.
  • Warlord boots now change correctly to match skin tone.
  • Removed some floating shadows that were hanging around the roof of Burthorpe Castle.
  • Aviansie claw overrides no longer stretch with certain emotes.
  • TzRek-Jad's chat head has been fixed.
  • The Blazehound legendary pet now correctly performs its resting animation.
  • Elen Anerth has had a word with the people who run the Max Guild, who have now updated the Invention banner's colours to reflect the skillcape more accurately.
  • The revenant walk animation no longer breaks augmented salamanders.
  • Players no longer sink into part of the walkway in the Hefin district of Prifddinas.

 

Skills, D&Ds & Minigames

 

  • As falling rocks can be a hassle when looting chests, the Barrows chest now has a right-click, quick-loot option once opened.
  • Players can now view their Treasure Hunter options while having the promotion info interface open.
  • Updated the description for disruption shield on the Livid Farm reward interface and spell tooltip to mention that it also works against NPCs.
  • The Strange Old Man has now remembered how to dig at the Barrows mounds.
  • Ironmen can now purchase void charms with thaler.
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  • Quests, Challenges and Achievements
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  • Fixed a spelling error with Vanescula's chat during the quest, The Lord of Vampyrium.
  • Drakan's medallion will no longer use up a charge when teleporting from the daeyalt mine (Meiyerditch mine) or the ravenous ghoul cellar.
  • Arboretum guards can no longer sneak into the nearby bank in Darkmeyer.
  • Aeonisig will now correctly offer the free teleport during Darkness of Hallowvale.
  • Corrected some grammar used when filling the crate with snails during In Aid of the Myreque.
  • Updated the title and cosmetic override unlock messages in The Death of Chivalry to refer to the Customisations interface.
  • Updated the interface used for the letter in Branches of Darkmeyer.
  • Fixed a typo in the Call of the Ancestors quest journal.

 

The Heart of Gielinor

 

  • Challenge mode against The Heart's bosses now has a greater effect on the rare drop bonus rate.
  • Fixed an issue where certain feedback messages were being displayed in the wrong parts of The Heart when attempting to summon reinforcements from the Ingression fragments.
  • Corrected the entry for Wand of the Cywir elders in the Magic skill guide.
  • Simplified the rock fall sounds in The Twin Furies boss room.
  • Corrected a typo when handing in Seals of the Cywir.
  • It is no longer possible to safe-spot Cywir alphas during the Helwyr encounter in The Heart.
  • Anima core of Seren helms now have a chathead animation.
  • Fixed the examine text on the glimmering scale.
  • A dwarf no longer spawns on blocked tiles within The Heart.
  • Added some blocking to an area near Sliske's necropolis in The Heart to prevent players walking into scenery.

 

Other

 

  • The Orb of Oculus' maximum range now scales with the draw distance setting when using the NXT client.
  • The Orb of Oculus can now be controlled via an Xbox controller in the NXT client.
  • Ironmen can now start standard respawn rate boss instances for free. Fast and Fastest, as well as Hard Mode God Wars Dungeon and Hard Mode Vorago will still incur a fee.
  • The mirrorback special attack now reflects up to 3000 damage to enemy targets.
  • The effect of the Natural Instinct ability is now cleared upon initiating a fight in PvP.
  • Serpentine 2h crossbows can now be used with broad-tipped bolts or royal bolts to kill Kurasks and Turoths.
  • The "missing" posters in Burgh de Rott now correctly say 'abductee'.
  • Removed the rewards chest and Ajjat from the Heart of Gielinor event area.
  • Kill and drop logs in RuneMetrics now work correctly for the God Wars 2 bosses and from looting the Barrows chest.
  • Characters will now correctly face daeyalt rocks when attempting to mine them.
  • The Meiyerditch miners are now facing in the correct direction.
  • Fixed a typo on a right-click option with daeyalt rocks.
  • Corrected a mis-spelling of 'granite' in Veliaf's Memorial to the Myreque dialogue.
  • Astromancers around Gielinor have now been removed.
  • Fixed a spelling issue when attempting to rejoin a Yakamaru fight in progress.
  • Storm shard stacks now persist between phase transitions of most bosses and NPCs, not including Vorago. The stacks are still halved between Nex transitions and now also when beginning a fight against Araxxi.
  • Fixed a double spacing issue in the name of the Paladin outfit in the wardrobe interface.
  • Attempting to trade keepsake keys in Dungeoneering no longer kicks players from the floor and party.
  • Ironmen gravestones now appear outside the instance entrances for King Black Dragon, Kalphite Queen and Corporeal Beast, should Ironmen die within.
  • Changed wording when a gold accumulator degrades to dust.
  • Removed a force walk tile north of Al-Kharid.
  • Added quest and Defence requirements to Chivalry and the Piety variants in the Prayer skill guide.
  • Level up unlocks are no longer cleared if the player clicks on the interface while still in combat.
  • The level up popup no longer displays an incorrect skill or level upon gaining a level.
  • Lady Deathknell now refers to a nearby bank chest instead of a deposit box.
  • Broadcasts for 50, 100 and 200 million XP in a skill now work correctly on non-member worlds.
  • Players can no longer place a clan vexillum inside a bank's healing area.
  • The Berserker, Reckless and Maniacal Aura now all correctly give a warning message if active when an attempted aura swap happens at a bank.
  • Added some missing blocking at the incandescent wisp bridge.
  • Imps can no longer spawn on a tile in the river at Lumbridge.
  • Resolved a game crash issue when dragging around the Adventures parent interface.
  • Players who lose membership with Zanik as a follower can now dismiss her.
  • Added blocking around Death's hourglass to prevent players being automatically walked away.
  • Changed the tooltip wording for the equilibrium perk.
  • Some of the Chronicle players were in slightly inconvenient locations. The stray Gorajo has had a word with them, and they've kindly vacated from the premises near Catherby and Karamja.

 

Ninja Fixes

 

  • Pyre log storage chests have been added near to the funeral pyres in Mort'ton. These allow players to store up to 30,000 of one type of pyre log at a time.
  • Reassessed Mort'ton shades' combat stats.
  • Loar, Phrin, Riyl, Asyn and Fiyr remains are now all stackable.
  • Added the colour of the lock as a suffix to the name of the chests in the shade catacombs.
  • Rewards are now placed directly in your inventory when cremating shade remains.
  • Razmire now sells shade luring dummies. These may only be placed around the temple at Mort'ton and shades will prefer to attack these over destroying the temple.
  • Timber beams, used in Shades of Mort'ton, are now stackable.

 

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Okay. I think all the text colour is sorted now. Dunno what happened there...
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Anyone have an idea what the difference is between VSync Adaptive vs. On?

 

Also there seems to be a glitch where every click is registered as a right-click, and the only way I've found to fix it is to click away from the client (your taskbar works), then it fixes it.

Relatively easy fix, but it gets annoying.

 

Also, tip: even if you fully pre-loaded the cache by downloading the client in advance, it seems it still insists on re-downloading the cache again now that it's officially out... my cache was at 8.3GB, fully done, and now we're being told that the icon at bottom-right on login screen is the cache, and my cache is re-downloading again. :/

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Anyone have an idea what the difference is between VSync Adaptive vs. On?

 

Also there seems to be a glitch where every click is registered as a right-click, and the only way I've found to fix it is to click away from the client (your taskbar works), then it fixes it.

Relatively easy fix, but it gets annoying.

 

Also, tip: even if you fully pre-loaded the cache by downloading the client in advance, it seems it still insists on re-downloading the cache again now that it's officially out... my cache was at 8.3GB, fully done, and now we're being told that the icon at bottom-right on login screen is the cache, and my cache is re-downloading again. :/

Adaptive would use G-Sync (Nvidia) / FreeSync (AMD) to adjust the refresh rate on compatible monitors to match the refresh rate of the game, reducing the jarring effects of FPS drops.


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I logged in today for the first time with NXT... I have to say, besides the amount of time it actually takes to load up anything, the game looks pretty sweet!


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Hey 'Scapers,

 

While most of you are enjoying NXT, we're aware of some players experiencing issues when trying to launch the NXT Client.

 

Currently we're under extreme load from our Content servers which the Client uses to connect to download the data which gives you an optimal game experience.

 

If you're not successfully reaching the login screen on the NXT Client we suggest restarting the Client as it should only take a few minutes to get that far.

 

As it stands we're hoping the load decreases as the day goes on for the meantime you can of course continue to play in the world of Gielinor in the Java Client as you pre-load the NXT Client.

 

We apologise for the disruption to your NXT launch experience and we're doing everything we can to help mitigate this.

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Apparently, everyone trying to download the new client at once is causing extreme load on the servers. Who could have seen that coming? :P

 

Just be patient guys and gals and everyone will get their turn. Personally, I'm waiting a day or two for the demand to die down and maybe some of the first day glitches to be sorted. 


 

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Can someone change the text color for the OP? Can't read it on mobile

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Sorry about that. Should be good now.


 

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Thanks Kaida, and welcome back again

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It looked alright. Nothing to get me to play regularly, but it was pretty.


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Update on yesterday's server load issues:

 

Update (19/4): many of the issues reported have been the result of the new client caching data when it is first played. Please have patience and these issues will resolve when your game is fully loaded.
 
We'd encourage you to start your NXT experience as soon as you possibly can. However, please be aware that until your game cache is fully loaded (see the cog-wheel in the bottom-right-hand corner of the log-in screen), you may not have optimal performance.
 
Your cache will load in the background as you play. However certain graphics and animations may take longer to render until the caching process is complete.
 
If you continue to experience issues, please head to the support centre for further advice.

 

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Mine was up to 100% the other day and I just loaded it back up, now back to 0%. Oh well...


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I gotta say that the game looks really nice now, though I'm not huge fan of the extra loading times it takes to go between places. Anyways I guess you get used to it eventually. Also feels very smooth especially indoors, even though I have settings on ultra.


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Anyone know what the system requirements are?  While I don't play RS anymore, this information is useful (sometimes even critical) to anyone who does, and I'm noticing that information isn't here anywhere. :wacko:

 

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All I know is I can run the java client max everything with excellent performance, but can't really run nxt unless it's on low..

Yeah, I waited hours for the cache to finish loading.


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It runs better on the majority of hardware at equivalent rendering settings compared to the Java client. Minimum specs are always poor references.

 

Setups with old integrated/weak GPUs (anything prior to 2013? 2012?), low-end/low-power CPUs (cheap laptops), minimal RAM (less than 4GB) or video RAM (less than 1GB?) will have problems. As well, older GPU drivers will not help.

 

NXT runs better than Java on my older setup on medium-high graphics, an i7 920 with a 9800 GTX+, and has no issues running on all Ultra (except SSAO, but that's expected) on my current setup (i5-4670 and GTX 560 Ti).


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All I know is I can run the java client max everything with excellent performance, but can't really run nxt unless it's on low..

Yeah, I waited hours for the cache to finish loading.

AMD?

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