Install Old School RuneScape Client ‘RuneLite’ in Ubuntu 18.04

September 8, 2019 — 2 Comments

This quick tutorial shows how to install RuneLite, Old School RuneScape client, in Ubuntu 18.04, and higher.

RuneLite is a free and open-source Old School RuneScape client written in Java. While the software offers single executable appimage (non-install) and jar files for Linux, here’s how to install it using the flatpak package.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, paste below command and hit run to install flatpak framework:

sudo apt-get install flatpak

2. Add flathub repository, which hosts a large list of flatpak applications:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

3. Finally install RuneLite via command:

flatpak install flathub net.runelite.RuneLite

Once installed, launch the software from application menu and enjoy!


To remove Gnome Feeds flatpak package, run command in terminal:

flatpak uninstall net.runelite.RuneLite

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2 responses to Install Old School RuneScape Client ‘RuneLite’ in Ubuntu 18.04

  1. Thanks Mr Ji!

  2. Jose Luis Marcano March 7, 2020 at 1:51 am

    Therre was a fatal error starting RuneLite

    RuneLite is unable to connect to a required server while downloading the bootstrap. Please check your internet connection.

    Conexion a internet chqueada y funciona de manera exitosa la conexion a internet.
    No logro conectarme a RuneLite.

    Me puedes prestar ayuda ???

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