Client on Mac - How to...

...check the progress of the client cache?

You may need to do this if you're finding that the client is slow at loading areas or landscapes (such as trees or buildings) around your character. If it's not loaded fully it can reduce performance and cause lag, especially if you change areas suddenly, such as teleporting or going into an instanced area.

To check the progress of the cache;

  1. First, make sure you have the RuneScape client open and focused.
  2. Use the key combination Alt (option) and ` to open the Developer Console overlay.
    • The ` or ¬ key is located under the 'Esc' key, next to the 1 key.
    • If this key combination does not open the overlay, try setting your keyboard language is set to English (UK).
  3. Once the overlay is open, enter the command displayfps, this will open a separate overlay showing information such as your FPS and disk cache progress.
  4. The cache progress is listed as Disk Cache, and when complete, is around 8 - 9GB.

If your cache is showing a much lower number than this, the text will likely be red or orange, which suggests you should allow it to load further before playing.

While the cache is designed to be able to load while in-game, it will cause a noticeable performance drop, and will stop or slow down downloading if the client detects a significantly low FPS.

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