A RuneScape Private Server is a copy of the real RuneScape. This however does NOT mean you keep your account that you have on RS, it only means it is a copy of what you can do in-game, the gameplay. This includes skills, minigames, PvM, PKing, quests, achievement diaries, and more.

What is an RSPS

RuneScape private server, also known as RSPS, is a user-made gaming server based on the original game 'RuneScape'. Unlike the original game, which is managed by Jagex, an RSPS is managed by individuals, friends, or small online teams.

Even though an RSPS has the same looks as real RuneScape, it is in many cases not even close to the same. The game can be completely modified by the manager (in the RSPS-scene usually named 'owner') of the RSPS. One of the reasons many people prefer an RSPS over real RuneScape is the fact that it's usually easier to gain high levels and collect rare items. In some cases, the managers of these RuneScape private servers even create custom items that cannot be collected in real RuneScape.

As you may have expected, RuneScape and RSPS' are two completely separate concepts. You will need to register new accounts (per RSPS) and cannot use your real RuneScape information.

How to make your own Private Server

Making your own RuneScape private server is fun, but not as easy as it used to be.

Creating a stable RSPS will require at least the basics of a few programming languages, such as Java (not JavaScript), C#, PHP, and database languages such as SQL. There are plenty of trustworthy resources that can help you to make your very own RSPS though. In some cases, there's even a starter pack to begin with.

How to find a RuneScape Private Server 

It's not hard to find an RSPS. In fact, since 2008 it has become very easy due to the launch of TopRSPS.Runesuite.org' RSPS List (and many others followed in the years after).

You can find a safe RuneScape private server by checking one of the RSPS lists.

RSPS Revisions LIst

A private server can be made to fit any revision as long as the cache and client are present. Often times, such as with revisions 562 and 718, the information will get released within a source and numerous renditions will follow. Although there are many more frameworks that cover a larger amount of revisions, here are the most commonly used. Most of these revisions are not currently being used for servers anymore.

  • 317 (Widely regarded as the oldest revision for RSPS, excluding Classic. Many different frameworks have been released for this revision)
  • 377 (Common for Apollo for example)
  • 474 (Hyperion and/or Apollo)
  • 508
  • 525 (Common RS2HD revision)
  • 530 (RuneX for example)
  • 562 (Was the main revision for a lot of servers at the time. Typically RS2HD, RuneEscape or Hyperion frameworks)
  • 602/604 (Not used very much for servers, other than loading some models. A couple Hyperion frameworks were updated to these revisions and released)
  • 614 (Saw the introduction of Dungeoneering. Few servers at the time were loading this revision. Namely CorruptionX and a framework from Hoyute)
  • 314 (A hybrid revision [317 loading 602/614] is still called 317 but is not!)
  • 667
  • 718 (Common revision for 2012 RSPS)
  • 728
  • 742 (Common for 742- servers to load some cache definitions from this revision. Some pure 742s have been released, most on new frameworks)
  • 751 (Introduction of the Evolution of Combat)
  • 788 (Introduction of RuneScape 3 and the 'New Interface System' [NIS]).
  • 803
  • 830 (Common revision for RS3 RSPS)
  • 849 (Catanai for example)
  • 870 (Kagani for example)
  • 876 (Matrix 876 converted by _jordan for example)
  • 910 (Gielinorian for example by Melvin)

Is it illegal to host an RSPS

RuneScape Private Servers fall between a grey area in terms of whether they are legal or not. While the use of the servers may violate EULA and copyright laws, the actual use of the content of a game using official clients which connect to servers developed and re-imagined by developers is not necessarily protected under the law.

Companies such as Jagex and Blizzard have shut down servers in the past which have led to civil lawsuits to the server owners.

Operate and play private servers at your own risk. Playing private servers yields almost no danger, hosting private servers may be cause for legal concerns.

Why Are Private Servers So Fun

There are no limits to what you can do. Want to get 99 strength without training for a month? RSPS solves this issue by giving much faster XP rates depending on the server and on PVP servers you can set your combat skills to whatever you like with a click of a button.

While some servers are fast and easy some servers offer a small grind to keep things fresh and keep a good economy going, if you would like to play a server like this you can play Torva

many people who play RSPS are people who don't have the time for real RS. It may take 6 weeks to train 60-99 strength. On a private server, you can do it in a fraction of the time. Making money is faster too.

The best bit: you don't have to play other people's servers, you can make your own! Ever wanted a silver moderator crown? or even a GOLD one? You can get it!

Private servers are a big world, and it can be a curve if you want to learn how to make new gameplay, but if you just want to play a copy of RS with faster achievements, welcome to private servers. There is a list of the top 30 servers with hundreds of players on each on the RuneSuite RSPS Directory, or the RuneSuite Toplist.


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