renew: Runescape developer Jagex has Announce 117scape’s Runelite HD mod will be available for free on September 13.
Jagex stated that it will publish another blog on the Old School Runescape site, which contains instructions on how to install Runelite HD, and the original version is provided Runelite OS version of the game While maintaining the original game style, major graphics reforms have been carried out.
Runelite HD creator 117scape Twitter Share their positive views on the agreement and say that they are “personally very satisfied.”
“I will work with Jagex on the direction of the project to align it with their vision for the game. This is no Compromise, this is what I dreamt of when I was working on this project. “
117scape added that they are grateful for the support of the Runescape community and expressed their dissatisfaction with Jagex’s initial shutdown of Runelite HD. 117scape also thanks Jagex for listening to its community.
A Jagex mod on the 2007 Runescape subreddit stated that choosing to release Runelite HD on September 13 is a requirement of Jagex in order to prepare more news, expectations for specifications and compatibility, and allow 117scape to build a method of catching bug reports.
The Runescape community was cautiously optimistic about Jagex’s decision not to close Runelite HD, but now that the release date has been determined, the sentiment of the subreddit community is Generally positive.
ability: Only one day after the release of Runescape developer Jagex Widely criticized for closing the Runelite HD mod project The day before the release, the developer changed its decision. Jagex now says it will work with Runelite HD creator 117scape and original Runelite creator Adam1210 to make Runelite HD available until the company releases its own official Runescape HD version.
“We heard your feedback clearly, and we are discussing it all day long, and while the discussion continues, we absolutely intend to take action,” Jagex said in a statement. Blog post“We fully understand that you all have a say in Old School, and this voice can sometimes be a frustration in our decisions. Don’t worry, we always welcome your feedback, whether it is good or bad. We don’t always do it right, we are just human beings, and now we are correcting our methods.”
Jagex added that it has seen “unacceptable levels” of harassment of its employees by angry players on social media, and reiterated that the company will not tolerate such behavior.
Runelite HD is designed as a high-definition version of Runelite. Runelite is an open source third-party client of Old School Runescape, based on the browser-based MMO 2007 version. Runelite was released in 2016 and maintains the jagged edges of the 2007 Runescape graphics. Runelite HD aims to maintain the classic visual style, while adding shadows, increasing the drawing distance and improving the texture and other changes.
Earlier this week, Jagex sent a message to 117scape telling them to stop Runelite HD, the day before it was scheduled to go live. Jagex told 117scape and fans that it is “investigating” the possibility of making its own HD version of Old School Runescape, and does not want the unofficial HD version to be “inconsistent with our own plan”, only that the official HD version can “be the only available .”
117scape later stated that they offered to compromise with Jagex and only provide Runelite HD until Jagex released their own HD version of Old School Runescape and gave Jagex collaborative input on the project to establish its visual style, but said that the proposal was rejected at that time. Fans’ strong opposition to Jagex spread from social media to the “sitting” protests of many players in one of the social areas of the game.
117scape confirmed that after fans strongly objected, Jagex has contacted them to discuss Runelite HD.
“We have been heard. So continue to let yourself be heard, but remember to respect any Jagex employees with whom you interact or talk, because they are very listening,” 117scape said Twitter And Reddit. “Things look very positive. Thank you very much for your support.”
Fans’ reaction to this news was basically positive, if cautious. Some players on Reddit said that they will wait to see if Jagex’s decision will bring anything tangible, but they think the discussion between Jagex and 117scape may stall.