Runelite HD is a mod (created by one person, 117) that lasts Old school RuneScape and give it an HD makeover.
As early as 2018, Jagex issued legal threats against m. pronounced
But earlier this week, just a few hours before she got better Runelite HD an official clearance was due, Jagex contacted 117 requesting that the work be stopped and the clearance reversed. This time, however, it’s not because of copyright claims, but because Jagex says they own theirs own
In a statement posted on the game’s website, Jagex says:
In this blog, we’d like to share our stance on third-party HD clients (and other projects that are trying to radically change the visual appearance of the game). We know you have a lot of questions about this, and we think this will give you the clarity you need.
Yesterday we contacted the developers of well-known HD projects and asked them to stop developing their projects, because this is a project that we are investigating directly at Jagex. We look forward to sharing the progress as our own internal project unfolds with Old School visuals.
That sounds a little fair at first, but that’s a huge problem Runelite HD doesn’t seem to be real violate any of Jagex’s modding guidelines, and the company says new guidelines spell out the fact Runelite HD does actually breaking its guidelines will be released next week.
UnderstandAnd fans find this incredibly dodgy and have started throwing an in-game protest:
Mod creator 117 says they tried to compromise with Jagex, and even offered to remove their mod once the company finished and released their own efforts, but “they completely refused,” which apparently means that The end of a project meant “approximately over 2000 hours” of work over two years “.
Yesterday, September 6, 2021, RuneLite HD would have appeared. The code was checked and bugs were fixed – it was ready to use. You would have played with it now. However, at the eleventh hour, Jagex contacted me and asked me to remove it, as it became known that they had a similar thematic graphical improvement project that was “relatively early in the exploration phase.”
I’ve offered a compromise to remove my project from RuneLite when they’re ready to publish theirs, and in addition to give them joint control over the visual direction of my project. They refused directly.
So it seems that this is the end. Approximately 2000 working hours over two years. A huge surge of support from all of you. I could never have imagined the overwhelmingly positive response I had to this project.
I am more than disappointed and frustrated with Jagex and I am very sorry that I cannot share this project with you after this long journey.