How to Play RuneScape on Your Chromebook (Complete Tutorial) – Updated for 2018

How to Play RuneScape on Your Chromebook (Complete Tutorial) – Updated for 2018

If you’re a RuneScape fan, you’re probably itching like crazy to play it on your Chromebook.

So, you go to their site, attempt to load RuneScape, and you’ll notice that your Chromebook can’t even run the java environment required to play the game in the first place.

This is because of the way Chrome OS was built, and you’re about to see why it’s a good thing.

Don’t be disappointed. You’ll soon be able to grind all day and level up your skills in just a bit.

Last updated: 9/20/18. This guide will constantly be updated when needed to provide an accurate installation process. Did you find an error? Is there a missing step? Please leave a comment and I’ll update this page promptly when a solution is found. (You can leave comments after the article.)

 

Why doesn’t RuneScape work with Chrome OS?

Chrome was built without java support for a reason- and that reason is security.

Third-party software and installations are disabled. Java is disabled. Flash is disabled. All of these are safety measures to make Chrome OS nearly invulnerable to attacks.

This is why you don’t need antivirus or any other special software. Your laptop is pretty much bulletproof from the start.

But, this is also why Chromebooks can’t play Minecraft or RuneScape out-of-the-box. Chrome OS is locked down for security and this is a contributing factor to why it’s one of the safest operating systems around.

Of course, being so restrictive can be very limiting in terms of functionality such as installing software, compatibility, and in this scenario playing games.

But thankfully, there’s a pretty easy workaround to get the game running on your device. And that’s what this tutorial will help you accomplish.

Before we get started, there are a few things you should know:

  • You should know that you need to have some idea of using the command prompt (terminal) to do this. It’s not difficult, but it’s easy to make a mistake. If you’ve never used the command prompt before, it’s okay. Just follow the steps below and make sure you type in each line of code exactly as stated here otherwise your laptop will throw an error.
  • Setting your Chromebook up for RuneScape requires that you enable Developer Mode on your laptop. This is potentially dangerous in the sense that you can screw up your laptop, but you can always do a Powerwash and reset your Chromebook to factory settings.
  • Be sure to backup all your personal files, pictures, data, images, and whatever else you have saved to your laptop before doing this. You can use cloud storage like Google Drive or use an external hard drive to easily save your stuff. The process we’re about to go through involves erasing your local storage, so it’s important you backup all your necessary stuff. Don’t blame me if you don’t. (Yes, you’ll really lose all the data on your disk.)

It’s also worth mentioning that if you’re attempting to do this on a device you don’t own (such as a school or work laptop), it may not work if your network has disabled Developer Mode. Chromebooks that are managed or enrolled in a network usually have Dev Mode and other administrative features turned off. You should consult your IT admin.

Okay, are you ready?

Let’s install RuneScape on your Chromebook. Woot.

Here’s how to do it.

 

Linux will let you run RuneScape

Chromebooks can run RuneScape easily with Linux and Crouton.
Chromebooks can run RuneScape. All you need to do is install Linux via Crouton.

To get around the Java-less environment of Chrome OS, we’ll have to install Linux.

Linux is an operating system (technically, it’s a kernel) just like Windows, Mac, and Chrome OS. If you’ve been playing games for any amount of time, you know what Linux is.

It’s widely used among developers and computer enthusiasts around the world.  It’s secure, free, open-source, and offers a lot of features just like Chrome OS.

For our purpose, Linux can run Java applications- which is exactly what you need to run the game.

To play RuneScape, you’ll need to be able to run java. Linux runs java. Therefore, you’ll need Linux. To get Linux, you’ll need Crouton.

Did you ever notice how free and open-source software happens to always be the savior? Just food for thought.

 

Hardware requirements

You don’t need that much power to run the game.

The game is already highly-optimized to run on any device- including low-end devices.

A basic Intel Celeron Chromebook with at least 4GB of RAM should do the trick. But that’s not set in stone. I’ve seen people online play the game with even 2GB of RAM. Although it’s noticeably laggier and framerates drop, it’s still playable.

The majority of Chromebooks have Intel HD Graphics as an integrated GPU, so you have some decent power to render the game. If you’re running Intel, you have Intel HD Graphics.

Also, note that this will only work for Intel-powered Chromebooks.

Most are powered by Intel processors, but some are ARM-based or MediaTek-based. You’ll want to avoid these because they’ll just cause headaches and probably won’t work with this tutorial.

You can easily check if you have an Intel-based CPU by just looking at your Chromebook’s stickers- this is the easiest way. If it has an Intel processor, you’ll likely find the infamous blue-and-white Intel sticker somewhere on it. If not, look at the bottom panel. There should be a label with a bunch of information on it. Scan for something that states it has an Intel processor.

Another way to check your Chromebooks hardware specifications is to use the built-in function in Chrome OS.

Here’s how:

  • Open Chrome Web Browser
  • Type in “chrome://system” (without the quotations) in the address bar and press Enter.
  • Look for “cpu” on the left and check what you have on the right.

As a last resort, you can just look up your specific model online and check the system specs.

If you don’t have an Intel CPU, don’t waste your time with this guide. It won’t work. Sorry.

But if you’re a hardcore fan of the game, consider buying an Intel-based laptop. I have a Chromebook buyer’s guide for that. You can pick one up for less than $150 that plays the games you crave.

If you do have an Intel processor, then go ahead proceed to the following steps.

So, if you have an Intel-powered Chromebook and you’re ready to play RuneScape…

Let’s go.

 

Enable Developer Mode

To install Linux, you’ll need to have Developer Mode switched on.

I wrote a complete step-by-step tutorial on how to enable Developer Mode on your Chromebook.

So check out the tutorial and follow the steps there, then come back here and proceed. This is also where you’ll need to make sure that you’ve backed up your stuff before proceeding (the guide covers it). So, connect that external hard drive or load up that cloud service and start backing up your stuff.

It should be fairly straightforward and easy to switch.

If you have any questions about enabling it, post them here and I’ll get back to you ASAP.

 

Download Crouton on your Chromebook and install Linux

RuneScape can run on Chromebooks by installing Linux OS. You'll need it to play the game.
RuneScape can run on most Chromebooks with Linux installed. You’ll need it to be able to execute Java-based games. Ready for some fun?

Okay, so now you should have Developer Mode enabled.

Next, we’ll download Crouton, which is basically an installer that installs Linux on your Chromebook using a few lines of code (don’t worry, it’s easy).

For simplicity’s sake and to keep things in perspective, Crouton is just a launcher that installs Linux. Don’t get confused over the naming.

But to make things more confusing, we’ll be installing Ubuntu, which is a distro of Linux using Crouton.

And on top of that, we’ll be installing “Xfce,” which is a specific desktop environment of Ubuntu.

And lastly, we’ll be using the “Trusty” version of Xfce.

Is that too much? Don’t worry too much. It’s all pretty much done automatically. And you’ve also got the power of this tutorial to help you on your quest to chop down some trees.

 

Step 1: Download Crouton from the GitHub page here.

I suggest you also read over Crouton’s FAQ page as it covers important information, such as adding support for touchscreens, encryption, default browsers, and such.

If you decide to add additional features, modify the lines of code below to fit your needs.

To keep things simple, I’ll be supplying just the bare-bones code below.

Note: Be sure to save Crouton to the default “Downloads” folder or else it won’t work with the following steps. If you have a custom folder to save your stuff that you download from the Internet, you’ll have to verify that it’s saved in the default folder.

Step 2: Open up the command terminal by pressing “Ctrl + Alt + T” and you’ll get a popup box ready for your code input. Don’t panic.

At the command line, type the following lines of code (without the quotations) exactly as shown- the code is case sensitive:

Type “shell” and press Enter.

Type “sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -r trusty -t xfce” and press Enter.

What this will do is install “Trusty” on the Xfce desktop environment. If you don’t know what this means, don’t worry about it.

I chose Xfce because it’s a fast and minimalist environment that’s just plain and simple. It’s easy to use as well so people who are new to Linux are less prone to errors and confusion. It’s pretty much like vanilla Linux.

For more advanced users, there are many different desktop environments of Linux and modifiers you can install and play around with.

Note: The “-trusty” command is optional, but it’s recommended to prevent errors from possibly occurring later in the process.

If you need extra help on this step, I wrote a tutorial that covers installing Linux step-by-step you can reference.

 

Did you get an error? If you’re getting an error that reads:

“sh: Can’t open /home/chronos/user/Downloads/crouton”

Don’t worry. It’s quite common and easily fixed.

All you need to do is delete Crouton from your disk, and then download it again. Then try typing in the code again.

You can refer this guide if you need detailed help.

For some reason, it’ll work automagically on the second try. I have no idea why this is. It’s weird.

 

Still not working? If Crouton is still throwing errors, there’s another way to get it running. I was informed about this method by an awesome reader (thanks, Seth!).

Here’s how:

  • Install the Crouton Integration extension from the Chrome Web Store. It’s an unlisted extension, so you’ll need to install it through the special link provided.
  • After you install it, run it. It’ll prompt to download the default Crouton file to your hard disk. This should be the basic file (no tar.gz or .zip).
  • When it’s done downloading and saved on your Chromebook, try typing in the code again. Remember to type it exactly as shown.

 

Step 3: Start up Ubuntu.

After the installation completes, type in:

“sudo startxfce4”

If you’re using a different desktop environment, replace “xfce4” with whatever you chose.

 

Step 4: Install all updates to make sure you have the newest improvements and patches.

You can do this by booting into Ubuntu, type the following commands:

“sudo apt-get update”

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade”

Then type in:

“sudo apt-get install software-center”

These steps will update your Ubuntu to the newest version, and install the software center which makes installing applications on your Chromebook via Ubuntu much easier.

Tip: You can use “Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Left/Right Arrow” to switch between Chrome OS and Ubuntu easily. So if you have issues looking up how to do something in Ubuntu, you can switch to Chrome and look it up using your familiar browser.

 

Download the RuneScape installer

Okay, so at this point, you should have a Chromebook with Ubuntu installed.

Next, we’ll actually install RuneScape on your Chromebook.

 

Step 1: Boot up your Ubuntu installation from Chrome OS.

Open up the terminal by pressing “Ctrl + Alt + T” and type the following lines of code (again, without quotes and with proper casing):

“sudo apt-add-repository ppa:hikariknight/unix-runescape-client”

“sudo apt-get update”

“sudo apt-get install unix-runescape-client”

After that, the game will install on your Chromebook. You’re almost ready to play. Congrats.

 

Step 2: Type in “runescape” and hit Enter. The game will boot and you’re all set.

The game will start and you’ll be presented with the login screen.

 

You’re done! You should now be able to play RuneScape on your Chromebook! Congrats again!

Play RuneScape on Chromebook.
This is the victory screen. Your mission was to play RuneScape on your Chromebook. You did it. Congrats.

 

Improving the performance of RuneScape on your Chromebook

Adjust game settings

If you have a cheap Chromebook, you may notice that the game chugs and doesn’t run too smoothly.

When I first launched RuneScape, I was getting about 12FPS on my Acer Chromebook CB3-131 (Intel Celeron, 2GB RAM).

If you’re a gamer, you know that playing at anything under 30FPS is less-than-optimal.

So what I did was switch the game over to Legacy mode, which is made to run on weaker and older computers. This alone boosted me up to about 22FPS. It’s not even close to ideal, but it’s playable.

You can also change the graphics settings within the game. Change the resolution to the lowest playable resolution for another performance boost.

You can disable any background applications you may have running to squeeze out some more performance. Playing in a smaller window also seems to help as well, along with lowering all the in-game settings.

I’ve also read that disabling audio boosts performance, but I haven’t really seen any improvement by doing so. I’d rather lose a few frames for audio. That sweet, sweet music.

I could play the game averaging about 20-22FPS. But when I enter populated towns, it drops down to a chuggable 10-12FPS. This is the only drawback. That’s why I spent most of my time questing with a friend in lower-population areas.

My friend also has this installed on his laptop. He’s running an Intel Core CPU with 4GB of RAM. He’s averaging about 50FPS with dips down to about 40FPS in populated areas. The game runs smoothly and looks amazing. His game settings are just about low-medium, so it’s still palatable enough to play.

It’s a huge world of difference. Running the game on a faster CPU with double the RAM is like night and day.

If you’re seriously a hardcore gamer and you need to play this on your Chromebook, you may want to consider getting a more powerful laptop.

 

Upgrade your device

If you’re thinking about upgrading your rig, there are a ton of models out now that sport plenty of power.

Modern Chromebooks often have at least 4GB of RAM and are often running newer processors, such as Intel Core CPUs.

This provides plenty of power for you to run the game like butter. A lot of them also have touchscreen support and convertible bodies. This makes playing games, in general, a lot more pleasant.

(Thinking about upgrading? Check out this list of the newest Chromebooks on the market.)

 

Use an extension

Some users have also suggested getting a Chrome extension from the Chrome Web Store to improve performance.

This works, but it depends on your usage habits.

For instance, you can download The Great Suspender which will automatically suspend idle Chrome tabs. This, in turn, will reduce RAM usage and free it up for Runescape.

But then again, if you don’t have multiple tabs open, it won’t really boost game performance.

 

Install OS Buddy

You can easily run OS Buddy alongside the game on Linux.

If you haven’t heard of OS Buddy, it’s basically an old-school toolkit for running the game with some awesome features implemented. Hardcore fans of the game see it as a must-have toolkit.

Their site is called, confusingly, RSBuddy. But don’t fret- they’re pretty much used interchangeably.

You can get all this and more with just a single download. OS Buddy runs alongside your RuneScape client on Linux and doesn’t require any changes. It comes in both a free version and a premium version. If you’ve never used it before and you’re looking to increase your gameplay experience, you should definitely install the free version.

If you like it enough, you can upgrade to OS Buddy Pro. OS Buddy Pro improves your game experience by adding a ton of nice little trackers, taggers, helpers, and even graphics options. Some of the most useful functions include the following:

  • Use OpenGL graphics
  • Adds a combat tracker
  • Adds a clue scroll solver
  • Use bank tagging
  • Use screen markers
  • Adds skilling helpers
  • Adds a bank evaluator

If you’re interested, you can check out the full feature list here.

Personally, I just use the free version as I don’t play the game enough (too many games, too little time) to get my money’s worth of the pro features. However, I can see a hardcore fan totally taking advantage of these trackers.

Anyway, you can easily download and install OS Buddy on your Chromebook.

 

Here’s how:

Step 1: Download the Debian package of OS Buddy from their official site.

Be sure you download the right package or else it won’t launch!

 

Step 2: Launch the command terminal (“CTRL + ALT + T”).

 

Step 3: Navigate to the directory where you installed OS Buddy (use “cd” to change the directory).

If you’re not familiar with Linux commands, you use “cd” to change the directory. You need to navigate and specify the exact directory where you downloaded OS Buddy in.

For example, if you downloaded it to your “Downloads” folder, you’d type in something like “cd /home/user/downloads/…” in order to run it properly.

If you get an error while trying to install it, you probably have the wrong directory specified. Linux is very picky!

 

Step 4: Launch OS Buddy using the following command:
“Java -jar OSBuddy.jar”

 

The game should launch with OS Buddy as well.

If not, leave a comment and let me know and I’ll try to help you out =].

 

Troubleshooting

The most common problem readers get is their laptop throwing an “unknown command” error after they type in their first line of code (“sudo”).

This is often because Dev Mode isn’t enabled, or they’ve enabled it but Chrome OS tends to revert back to the default mode.

After you enable it, it’ll stay active until you close the lid, shut down, or restart your Chromebook. The next time you boot it up, you’ll be prompted with a warning screen stating that OS Verification is OFF. (This pretty much means Dev Mode is still on.)

You need to press the right key in order to keep it off. If you press the wrong key, it’ll automatically go back to the system defaults (OS Verification ON). This is good for security but bad for trying to hack a game into Chrome OS.

If you let it revert, you’ll have to do this process all over again every time it resets itself. Be sure to press the right key. Read the warning prompt. It’ll tell you which key to press in order to keep Dev Mode activated.

If you’re having other issues, you can leave a comment and I’ll get back to you ASAP.

Lastly, if you’re a visual learner, here’s a video going over pretty much the same steps (there are slight differences, but the process is nearly identical):

 

Did you get it working?

Well, that’s about it.

You should now be able to run RuneScape pretty smoothly on your Chromebook, and start training your fire-starting and fishing skills ASAP. If you have any issues, please let me know in the comments below.

Note that this guide doesn’t work for every single model. Strangely enough, some work and some don’t- even if it’s the same operating system. There is no universal guide that works for all Chromebooks.

However, with minor tweaks and such, you can get RuneScape to play on most Chromebooks.

Again, if you’re having issues, leave a comment and I’ll see what I can do.

But first, try to tinker and see if you can figure it out yourself.

It’s always good to learn and become a Chromebook master. If you can grind for hours cutting logs, you can research for hours getting this to work. Though, it should be easy enough to get it running.

Let me know if this guide has helped you. And if it did, consider telling a friend so they can tag along with you on your epic adventure to grind some skills.

About Andy Z.

Andy is a casual-hardcore Chrome OS fan and contributes to the site regularly. He likes computers, tech, sports cars, videogames, and of course, Chromebooks. Thinker. Introvert. Geek. You can find him on Twitter (@platytech), or send him an email (platy@platypusplatypus.com).

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lomgbottom94
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lomgbottom94

Hey, thanks for the guide! I managed to get it all downloaded and running thanks to help from my brother, however I only realized after that this was for RS3. How can I get Old School Runescape on my ubuntu instead? Thanks!

Drew
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Drew

Hey. I don’t know what I’ve done, but when I put sudo sh~/Downloads/crouton/ – r trusty t- xfce it asks for a password. No username, just password.

Also, nothing comes up when I type anything ;it stays blank

Drew
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Drew

OK. Fixed it. Turns out I’m an idiot who didn’t refer back to the guide to make sure I put everything in right (I put ‘… -r trusty t-…’ and not -‘… -r trusty -t’

Ian
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Ian

For OSBuddy, when I try the command java -jar OSBuddy.jar it says unable to access jarfile OSBuddy.jar

Please help

Ian
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Ian

Help would be appreciated, thanks

Sam
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Sam

this is my problem exactly. any help would be appreciated.

Malikai T
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Malikai T

when i do this step ‘
Type “sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -r trusty -t xfce” and press Enter. ‘
it asks me for a password but i never set one up, what next?

Lilo
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Lilo

Hey. I’ve installed it and it has been working perfectly fine. Yesterday at exactly midnight, the game crashed and I’ve been getting „error game crash“ everytime I try to run it. Would you be able to help? 🙂

Dennis
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Dennis

Hey man GREAT guide, can’t tell you how much I appreciate it and how easy it was to use. My only question is how can I install Old School Runescape?

oliver child
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oliver child

i finally got everything to work, but i still have one problem. when i put in “sudo apt-add-repository ppa:hikariknight/unix-runescape-client” in xfce, it doesnt recognize sudo apt add repository

sudo: apt-add-repository: command not found

the other 2 commands work but this one doesnt
why?

btw, i think you are doing a great job of getting back to everybody and answering their questions

EndlessFearz
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EndlessFearz

hey, after installing crouton and entering in the prompts, after about 15 minutes of code running im asked to put a username, followed by a password. i didnt know what to do so i entered my name as my username, but then discovered that when i tried to type the password in, the keyboard wouldnt register. im going to delete and retry again but im hoping you have a solution for this. Thanks

Naetyo
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Naetyo

Thanks for the tutorial. Everything more or less worked. Ubuntu installed, Runescape installed BUT… I have a few problems that dont allow me to play immediately Im new to the game so i have to create an account BUT the web browser in ubuntu isnt very compatible and doesnt let me see captchas so i couldnt make the account. Currently trying ot download a new browser in ubuntu but its taking like 20 min to download a 50 MB installer. ****** weird. not sure if itll work though I cant switch back and forth between ubutuntu and Chrome with the… Read more >>

Naetyo
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Naetyo

derr i can make a runscape account while in chrome os

i was playing good. now i just gotta figure out how to properly fullscreen

Naetyo
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Naetyo

and I just realized closing and opening the laptop fixes the negative image problem i was having

Rumatum
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Rumatum

Now that chrome os has linux, how do we install runescape through this?

Rumatum
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Rumatum

Now that chrome os has linux, how do we install runescape through this?

Elliander Eldridge
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Elliander Eldridge

Just solved my last issue as well (would respond to my own threads, but not allowed to). In order to run the Ubuntu I have to close crosh, re-open it, and:

crosh> sudo startxfce4

Then Ubuntu will open (my problem was that I typed this correctly in the wrong place, then typo in the right place)

Elliander Eldridge
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Elliander Eldridge

I was able to resolve my previous issue (which I can’t respond to) by using: sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -r trusty -t xfce -t touch -u Which was for reinstall, but worked to allow everything to essentially resume. However, now I can’t get any further. It’s installed and I see this: _______ Here’s some tips: Audio from the chroot will now be forwarded to CRAS (Chromium OS audio server), through an ALSA plugin. Future Chromium OS upgrades may break compatibility with the installed version of CRAS. Should this happen, simply update your chroot. You can flip through your running chroot desktops… Read more >>

Elliander Eldridge
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Elliander Eldridge

Problem: My internet connection was briefly interrupted during a step and now I can’t restart it. It tells me to delete the directory or try a different name. I’d rather delete, but can’t seem to:

chronos@localhost / $ sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -r trusty -t xfce -t touch
/usr/local/chroots/trusty already has stuff in it!
Either delete it, specify a different name (-n), or specify -u to update it.
chronos@localhost / $ sudo delete /usr/local/chroots/trusty
sudo: delete: command not found

Do I have to delete the entire install of chroot via:

sudo delete-chroot chroot

and start completely over?

Gordo
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Gordo

I’m having difficulty with opening the OSbuddy, I’ve done all the steps and it begins to load, but then it just force closes after it starts. Any ideas to a solution?

woahhayleigh
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woahhayleigh

I’ve tried downloading and redownloading crouton multiple times and although I’m typing the FIRST LINE of code in exactly as shown the next line that pops up is “sudo: sh~/Downloads/crouton-r: command not found” so at this point I’m not sure what to do.

Chrome OS User
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Chrome OS User

Can you make a walk through on how to properly install OSBuddy on chromebook ubuntu greatly appreciated.

Random guy
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Random guy

When I type in runescape for the last step nothing happens it says command not found

badfish
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badfish

i’m at sudo apt-add-repository ppa:hikariknight/unix-runescape-client and it says command not found. kind of a noob with linux, so if anyone can help, i’d really appreciate it.

vivid
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vivid

I got a problem after following all of the steps and everything is working fine nut when i try to switch from ubuntu to chrome OS my screen just freeze and i can’t do anything, nothing is happening. When i use the key shortcut to switch again i can use ubuntu normaly again. The problem is that i need to restart my chromebook to use chromeOS again.

Rwnshmrtz
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Rwnshmrtz

What codes do i have to type in if i want to download “oldschool runescape” to my chromebook??

mark
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mark

when im on the last step putting in sudo apt-get install unix-runescape-client , it says that the program could not be found.. what should i do

Mike
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Mike

Would this work for Runelite too?

Keith
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Keith

it happens as soon as i try to install crouton

Keith
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Keith

Getting the “cannot check release signature ;keyring file not available” any idea what could be causing this?

Noel
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Noel

When I type “sudo apt-add-repository ppa:hikariknight/unix-runescape-client” it’s saying “sudo: apt-add-repository: command not found”

Jose
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Jose

WARNING: Running in fallback mode! rsu-queries will use the system perk so some API calls may not work until you install certain modules Warning: Wx: :WebView module not found, API calls using Wx: :Webview will not work Use of uninitialized value $apicall in substitution (s///) at /pot/runescape/rsu/apiquery.pm line 48 Use of uninitialized value $apicall in concatenation (.) or string at /opt/runescape/rsu/apiquery.pm line 51. Syntax error at (eval 49) line 1, at EOF …caught at /opt/runescape/rsu/apiquery.pm line 51.

Jose
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Jose

I got this after trying to run RuneScape.

WARNING: Running in fallback mode!
Ray-queries will use the system perk so some API calls may not work until you install certain modules
Warning: Wx: :WebView module not found, API calls using Wx: :Webview will not work

Use of uninitialized value $apicall in substitution (s///) at /pot/runescape/rsu/apiquery.pm line 48
Use of uninitialized value $apicall in concatenation (.) or string at /opt/runescape/rsu/apiquery.pm line 51.
Syntax error at (eval 49) line 1, at EOF
…caught at /opt/runescape/rsu/apiquery.pm line 51.

Pepe
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Pepe

I was able to get through every step (I think successfully). But when I launch Runescape, the picture will not load? I can hear sound, just no picture.

travis
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travis

ok so i downloaded trusty and everything worked. i downloaded all the runescape files everything finished. but when i go to type runescape in it keeps telling me i have no wc webview module. what can i do to fix this???

Lemonhead
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Lemonhead

Hi everything was going well until the fourth step. Everytime i try and type sudo apt-add-repository ppa:hikariknight/unix-runescape-client, or sudo apt-get update, the shell says that, ” apt-get”, or “apt-add”, isn’t a command. this is the very first thing ive done like this and am very confused.

Cursed
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Cursed

When prompted to make username and password it wouldn’t let me do a password??

lolwat
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lolwat

When I try running OSBuddy i get this error inside OSBuddy: Error overwriting old loader /usr/share/osbuddy/OSBuddy.jar (Permission denied) . When I run the command “sudo java -jar OSBuddy.jar” the loader works and doesn’t throw any errors but OSBuddy never actually opens up. Thanks for the help!

Zack
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Zack

Two questions:

1. How to play/download osrs on a chromebook using this.

2. Is it possible to play RSPS’ on a chromebook? They’re .jar files so idk if that’d conflict with anything on the linux platform or not

shtb
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shtb

When I download osbuddy the deb file is osbuddy_1.2_all.deb and when i try to open it in the terminal with java -jar osbuddy_1.2_all.deb it says the file is invalid or corrupt. When I down the windows suitable version it’s the .jar file you described but that also won’t open, it crashes instantly. What do I do?

Smihtty
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Smihtty

Hello, everything worked great until I entered the hikariknight code in the Ubuntu terminal. It says the command is not found and I don’t know what to do? Thanks

Suh
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Suh

How do you update the Ubuntu desktop, the one installed seems really out of date. Also, is there’s a way to download the NXT client?

Naomi
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Naomi

I have an hp chromebook and whenever I try to install updates (Download crouton: step: 4) I get an error message that reads
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

Adam1994
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Adam1994

Hi Andy, this guide was fantastic. I just have a quick question … I am using a Google Pixelbook and the Ctrl+Shift+Alt+left/right to switch between Ubuntu and ChromeOS does not work – do you know why?

Volan
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Volan

Does this work for Oldschool Runescape as well?

Jordon
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Jordon

Hey Andy,

When I try to open up osbuddy it says ” unable to access jarfile OSBuddy.jar”. Do you know why it is saying this?

Jordon
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Jordon

I got osbuddy to start but I now receive “osbuddy failed to start null”

Jim
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Jim

Hey andy, im on xfce4 and it changed my whole laptop (which is fine i dont use it) made a password and username. Now i cant prompt cntl, alt, t….it doesnt do anything. Now what…

anabel65o
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anabel65o

heyy do you have a tutorial on how to get os buddy for runescape on a chromebook? btw thanks for this guide helped alot!

john
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john

hello can i have a request please, is it possible to play ‘Rules of Survival” (Ros) on a Chromebook? if yes can you make a tutorial how to download or play it in chrome. thank you

Seb
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Seb

This is kinda hard to follow. Do you think you will ever make a video tutorial?

Mj
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Mj

Hi. I’ve gotten as far as entering Ubuntu, but am unable to type anything to set a password, which seems to be necessary for the next steps. I’ve hit every letter/number/symbol on my keyboard without anything appearing on screen.

As I try to update the stuff I’m asked for a password. I’ve redone this process 5 times over with the same result Everytime. Any advice?

Anthony
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Anthony

Hey Andy, im running a intel celeron chromebook and when i type “runescape” it says “running fallback mode”

Paul
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Paul

HEY Andy,
So every time I type in run “runescape”, the phrase “WARNING: Running in fallback mode!” Appears, any thoughts?

Paul
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Paul

Hey man, how long does the download in step 2 usually take?

Coffe
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Coffe

Hey Andy, I just recently bought my first chrome book and I’m kinda venturing out by doing this as im not as tech savy as some here. My question is if the game updates do i ever have to do anything different other than put it back into developer mode and launch runescape? thanks in advance 😀