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Believe it or not, I play Runescape. I find the game to be interesting.

Out of my curiosity, I found that there is a way to play the game in an executable file. However, there was no Linux download for this type of file, so I installed it with Wine, and it seemed to work fine.

The game loads up perfectly fine, until it finds updates. When it finds updates, it stops at exactly 92% every time I try running it and I must force quit the application. Anyone else have this issue?

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@BlueXRider: Are you sure? "Running third-party applications on Ubuntu" is listed in the "We welcome questions about:" listing on the page you linked to :) – Sergey Apr 5 '12 at 4:59
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Try following this (yes, its got some age to it; but the game hasn't changed much since then) tutorial:

Installing Java On Ubuntu for RuneScape By Renegades009

Step 1: After a freshly installed Ubuntu system open up Synaptic Package Manager.

Enter the password you created at install. Now once its open go to Settings Then click Repositories and make sure all boxes are checked in first tab.

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Now go back to the main window and search java. Scroll down to S and mark installation for sun-java6-jre and sun-java6-plugin or something like that.

Don't forget to mark jre but I have that installed already. Once done click apply and click ok to get dependencies. When done with install restart browser and walla! RuneScape time!

Also if RuneScape still doesn't seem to work for you reopen synaptic and install openjdk.

Please don't rip my guide or pictures without giving credit and link back. Thanks enjoy!

Runescape is of the same caliber as Minecraft; which both use Java JRE as a game engine. Ubuntu comes with a default install of Java, but you often need to fine-tune the settings in Wine or download 3rd party repositories, to get them to work.

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – James Apr 5 '12 at 20:02

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