MMORPG client and server in Java for personal research

Language: Java


This is a [r]unescape classic private server. It is strictly for research and learning purposes and serves absolutely no commercial value.


  1. Now on Windoze!
  2. Make sure Java 1.8 JDK is installed on your system:
  3. Make sure JAVA_HOME exists in your path.

Java 1.8 on Ubuntu

  1. Oracle Java works best on Ubuntu:
  2. Run sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
  3. Run sudo apt-get update
  4. Run sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer


  1. Download and install Apache Maven
  2. CD into ./firescape/firescape-client/
  3. Run mvn clean package
  4. Run java -cp target/firescape-jar-with-dependencies.jar org.firescape.client.mudclient
  5. Enjoy!


  1. Download and start Redis-Server locally
  2. Download and install Apache Maven
  3. CD into ./firescape/firescape-server/
  4. Run mvn clean package
  5. Run java -cp target/firescape-jar-with-dependencies.jar org.firescape.server.Server
  6. Enjoy!


Each directory (-client and -server) are Eclipse projects and can be imported as such. If you want to contribute, you must use the firescape.xml Code Style Profile and have Eclipse auto format on save.


  • Move all player information into PostgreSQL or Redis.
  • Move Server administration from Applet to headless w/ interface (pub/sub?)
  • Move entity management from XML/GZip to something easier to edit/modify.
  • Create an entity-sync system between client and server.
  • Implement a scripting engine into the client
  • Make a headless version of the client (hopefully w/ scripting!)
  • Profile client and server for memory leaks / bottlenecks
  • optimize, optimize, optimize!


RuneScape © 1999–2014, Jagex Ltd.

A list of folks that have inspired/taught me a lot over the years (inb4 shoutout):

  • reines
  • petz
  • tsunami
  • cy4n
  • ephemeral
  • trunks
  • zer0
  • eXemplar
  • xEnt
  • dubaholic
  • DuelShark
  • p0t


Default client settings will connect you to the FireScape World

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