After downloading and installing, I went to the RuneScape website and fired up the applet... which crashed at "Starting 3D Models" with the following error:
Error_game_caps - Graphics card does not have minimum required features.
Runescape was unable to start because the graphics card in your machine indicated it didn't have the features needed to play RuneScape in high detail mode.
To resolve this:
# You may get this message if you have your webbrowser minimised or non-visible whilst the game is loading. Please make sure that whilst the game is loading, you keep the webbrowser window visible and don't minimise it.
# Ensure you have the latest drivers for your graphics card installed. You can typically download the most recent drivers by visiting the card manufacturers website.
# If your webbrowser wasn't minimised during loading AND you already have the latest drivers, but you are still getting this message, then it may be your graphics card simply isn't capable enough. You can probably still play, just not in high detail mode. Please go back to the detail select page, and select 'standard detail' instead.
If problems persist then please refer to our technical FAQ which can be found in the FAQ section of our website.
It wasn't minimized, so it has to be the driver. I have a PNY GeForce 8500 GT 512MB. In the Administration menu of Linux Mint there is a "Hardware Drivers" program and it told me "No proprietary drivers are installed on your system." and I am pretty sure nVidia drivers are proprietary...
So how do I install the nVidia Driver?
- Installed nvidia-glx-envy (NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x/X.Org driver) via synaptic but no luck... downloaded the driver from the PNY website and tried to install it but it said it had to disable X- which I have no idea how to do.
- Discovered the Envy tool... installed the drivers but it still wont work and I don't think it will work without a restart- and if I restart the installation might as well never happened as I can only boot from CD- no HDD.