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- Words from Development
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About a month ago our team decided to embark upon a new concept to the RSPS community. What we realized is… Never in existence has there been one single source where players can safely & easily download & play RSPS. For far too long, players have been forced to scour forum threads & toplists to find the latest servers. Once you find a server you think you might like you still have to track down the download. If you don’t like that server, then you have to worry about deleting all of the files & pray there are no viruses left behind. Our goal at RuneList is to provide an ever-evolving platform where the RSPS community can come together over everything RSPS. So we decided it’s time to take things to the next level. After weeks of development we are proud to present:
RuneList RSPS Launcher
The first fully functional & secure Runescape Private Server launcher consistently updated with the top RSPS available to easily download & play, all in one place.
The RuneList RSPS Launcher contains a variety of reatures that will help take your RSPS experience to the next level. We are constantly working to release new, unique, and useful features that will continue to make the launcher even better.
1. Server list/grid
Discover the latest RSPS to play by viewing the server list - available in two viewing modes: List & Grid.
2. Featured servers
Stand out among other servers by featuring your RSPS on a carousel slider conveniently located on the homepage of the launcher.
3. Live player count
Easily monitor the number of players in every server to find the perfect size of RSPS for you.
4. Filter system
Seamlessly explore the server list to narrow your results to the RSPS version you desire.
5. Theme customization
RSPS Launcher offers users the choice between light and dark theme modes to suit your style.
Quickly change your desired settings for pop-up notifications, theme, language, load-up on launch, & more.
7. Virus protection
Reduce the chances of viruses with a protective system that constantly scans all server updates before they hit your computer.
RSPS Launcher checks for server updates every 5 minutes to ensure you are always playing the most current version.
Optionally receive notifications directly on your desktop to notify of server updates & other critical information.
10. Favorite Servers
Easily save the servers you enjoy playing the most or would like to save for later.
11. Language system
Choose between countless language options to suit your preferred means of communication.
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5. Words from Development
6. Updates“About a month ago I was tasked with the development of the launcher. When I was brainstorming code bases and libraries, my first instinct was to go with the familiar Kotlin Swing. I've had years of experience with this.. and I know it's not very platform-dependent. I wrote a custom Text DSL and many backend systems, but the further I got into development, the more I realized I just wasn't happy with the speed performance, the look, and how messy the codebase was getting. I was doing the styles 'CSS' with JSON which is not ideal. I went to bed feeling defeated and very demotivated. Later on, when I was reading up on potentially using something like React… a lightBulb went off to use JavaFX. I quickly got out of bed and started the rough concept in JavaFX, then I showed the rest of the team. They loved the new look and direction! At this point, I knew I was sticking with this. I started to clean up the concept code and within a few days, I had it working (slowly). The next week was spent doing the back-end and a build tool that will automatically update and build the changelog with a click of the button. The biggest challenges by far have been optimization and making sure everything is fast and in sync with the other servers' clients and player counts.”
- [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] - Closed Alpha Release
- [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] - Information page
As of right now, RuneList RSPS Launcher is currently in the ALPHA stage. This means we are currently undergoing closed testing for staff & prestigious community members. BETA testing will be open soon, so if you are interested in participating please join our discord - Once you join you must react to post in #announcements so you'll have access to the #launcher-beta channel.
This is so cool! Best of luck :O
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Oooh Baby ! Finally something promising in this world
nice idea to be fair! Good job
Good job guys, keep it up.
Interesting work for sure.
Personally, i find this project pointless.
I dont see why this would ever be of use when there are much more accessible toplist websites rather than a desktop application.
Also on the question of security, you will not be providing your own client for each server listed on this launcher but instead will be redirecting users to download clients provided by the servers themselves, so when you say once you are done with the server you will have to delete files and worry about no virus's, it will be the exact same thing here. You mention virus protection but it just seems like a bunch of malarky as you'll use virustotal api or smthn. Stuff still slips through the cracks. A lot of people have had this idea in the past, even myself but it never made sense in my head to go through with it.
Just seems like another marketing ploy to funnel some money in through another toplist as you mentioned, featured spots will be sold and im sure they will be individual to your website toplist.
Live player count? not sure how you'll do that unless you're running a headless client on each server or ask the servers to indidually provide some sort of url that lists their total playercount.
Checking for updates every 5 minutes, are you sure there's not a better way to do that?
I feel like you haven't thought this through very well.
Goodluck i guess.
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