RunescapeHow To: Track OSRS Hours on Steam with a 3rd Party Client
Posted:

RunescapeHow To: Track OSRS Hours on Steam with a 3rd Party ClientPosted:

Spencer
  • Shoutbox Elite
Status: Offline
Joined: Jul 17, 201011Year Member
Posts: 5,938
Reputation Power: 27676
Motto: bonk
Motto: bonk
Status: Offline
Joined: Jul 17, 201011Year Member
Posts: 5,938
Reputation Power: 27676
Motto: bonk
https://i.imgur.com/FyW9JeB.png

are you an avid Runescape player whether it be OSRS or RS3? This tutorial is essentially for OSRS and Runelite specifically but I am sure it will work with any third party client you'd like, assuming RS3 has any beyond swiftkit.. does swiftkit still exist these days? Anyways...





The goal of this tutorial is to let you play OSRS and track hours on steam, use the steam overlay while using the vastly superior RuneLite client and gain access to all the juicy features while continuing to get the dopamine rush from seeing "hours played" rise.

Here is what you need:
- Steam
- OSRS on Steam
- RuneLite and get it from RuneLite.net

I can not stress enough do not just google runelite, make sure you are downloading from the correct website which is runelite.net it is not worth getting your account stolen and losing everything.




Step One:

Go to Steam whether it's through the app or website and download oldschool runescape. Next you're going to want to launch the game and allow it to create whatever subfolders it needs, this may not be necessary but it doesn't hurt to do this.

Step Two:
Make sure you've also downloaded RuneLite and installed it to whichever directory you would install your games into, make sure you launch it once as well so it can create the folder it also needs to create.

Step Three:
Finally what you need to do is go to your Steam Library and locate oldschool runescape. From there you will right click the title and go to properties.

We're going to be modifying the launch options so instead of launching the actual Jagex launcher it will launch this client instead.

C:\Users\YOURNAME\AppData\Local\RuneLite\Runelite.exe %command%


All you need to do is enter this code in that option and of course replace YOURNAME with whatever your username is on your computer. Once you've done that you can close it out and when you click the play button on steam it will go through the RuneLite Launcher.

One thing to note is by doing this you will not be able to get the Steam Achievements set in place for this game by doing this as it can't track that through the third party client. Just delete the text and launch the regular client if you'd like to get the achievements as well.

Here is a quick gif showing how you get to the properties/launch options on the game.

The following 5 users thanked Spencer for this useful post:

Zydrin (06-08-2022), Blandonn (06-08-2022), Scizor (06-07-2022), Cent (06-07-2022), Loke (06-07-2022)
#2. Posted:
Cent
  • Moderator
Status: Offline
Joined: Jun 19, 201210Year Member
Posts: 7,794
Reputation Power: 31985
Motto: 1/1
Motto: 1/1
Status: Offline
Joined: Jun 19, 201210Year Member
Posts: 7,794
Reputation Power: 31985
Motto: 1/1
Spencer showed me this awhile back and I have been using it ever since. I love being able to get achievements on steam and it tracking my hours so it's very useful.
#3. Posted:
Blandonn
  • Supporter
Status: Online
Joined: Sep 25, 20165Year Member
Posts: 383
Reputation Power: 1266
Status: Online
Joined: Sep 25, 20165Year Member
Posts: 383
Reputation Power: 1266
Just did this. Thanks brother!
#4. Posted:
Zydrin
  • 2 Million
Status: Offline
Joined: Oct 17, 20138Year Member
Posts: 12,057
Reputation Power: 1483
Motto: Status here
Motto: Status here
Status: Offline
Joined: Oct 17, 20138Year Member
Posts: 12,057
Reputation Power: 1483
Motto: Status here
Just set this up thanks to you, I am one of those anal people that enjoy having my play time displayed. xD
#5. Posted:
Loke
  • Summer 2022
Status: Offline
Joined: Oct 12, 201110Year Member
Posts: 5,870
Reputation Power: 22751
Motto: Luna my boyfriend :3
Motto: Luna my boyfriend :3
Status: Offline
Joined: Oct 12, 201110Year Member
Posts: 5,870
Reputation Power: 22751
Motto: Luna my boyfriend :3
This is honestly something I wish I new when I first started playing osrs its also a great way just keep everything in one place
#6. Posted:
Spencer
  • Producer
Status: Offline
Joined: Jul 17, 201011Year Member
Posts: 5,938
Reputation Power: 27676
Motto: bonk
Motto: bonk
Status: Offline
Joined: Jul 17, 201011Year Member
Posts: 5,938
Reputation Power: 27676
Motto: bonk
Zydrin wrote Just set this up thanks to you, I am one of those anal people that enjoy having my play time displayed. xD


No problem,

I know the game tracks it itself but it's great to get steam to track those hours as well.
Users browsing this topic: None
Jump to:


RECENT POSTS

HOT TOPICS