Jagex rules on 3rd party apps, and Runewin

Jagex Rules on 3rd party apps, and Runewin

Rules are copied verbatim from Runescape manual. Copyright belongs to Jagex.

1. Software that attempts to communicate directly with our game worlds.

Runewin contacts the servers as a browser (infact, its only access to the server is made via WebKit, which is a full-scale browser API)

In Short : Conforms to rule

2. Software that monitors, modifies or decrypts the communications between our game applets and our game worlds.

Same point as above, the WebKit api deals with communication, and it does not monitor, decrypt or modify communications between the applet and game worlds.

In Short : Conforms to rule

3. Software that generates input to our game applets. This includes software that automatically moves the mouse pointer or generates mouse clicks or key presses.

Runewin allows control of the inputs to be used as-per-usual for a system, thus Runewin itself will conform to this rule.

In Short : Conforms to rule

4. Modified or replacement versions of our game applets. Reverse-engineering our game applets is strictly prohibited. Using a modified version of our game applets is not permitted for any reason. Third-party software that displays pages/content from our website(s), and that has specific features (i.e. toolkits) must not be used to access our website unless that software conforms with all of the other rules, and the following additional rules:

Runewin is written in Python, thus it contains no modified or replacement versions of the Runescape Java applet. Some Runewin plugins DO connect to the website to gather other information…

In Short : Conforms to rule, but requires conformation to the following additionals.

* It must not encourage rule-breaking or endanger users.

Runewin does not encourage users to break rules, or endanger users.

In Short : Conforms to rule

* It must not contain adverts or links to websites that encourage rule-breaking or endanger users.

Runewin does not add any adverts and does not display links to websites, thus all chances of malicious website access will need to be found via the Runescape website.

In Short : Conforms to rule

* It must not automatically make repeated page/content requests from our website or otherwise make excessively bandwidth-intensive requests from our servers (each page/content request should only be in direct response to a user request each time).

Runewin itself does not make page requests from the site outside of normal mouse navigation of the main webpage.

Runewin plugins have the ability to be programed to fit this rule or break it, as the user see's fit.

In Short : Conforms to rule, unless the users makes a plugin themselves to intentionally break the rule

* It must not bypass the normal navigation of our website for users wishing to reach the game worlds. The software should initially only point at the front page of our websites, and should require the user to navigate through the website normally to reach the game worlds. The software must not contain or acquire direct links to the game applet.

Runewin starts the user off on the runescape front page, and offers no extra features in this are than a normal browser

In Short : Conforms to rule

* It must not hide or encourage the hiding of any of the adverts on our website. To avoid encouraging users to hide the advert above the game, the pane displaying pages from our website must default to at least 630 pixels high (if viewed on a screen with a resolution higher than 800x600), and it must not be possible to resize it to less height than that, i.e. the page must be displayed in such a way that both the game and advert are fully visible at the same time.

Runewin does not need to regulate this, if the screen has enough space to show both the Runescape applet and the Advert in the space given, it will fit them both.

In Short : Conforms to rule

* It must not attempt to make it easier to enter a busy game world than it would be for users not using the software. It must not contain any features to make it easier to enter or monitor busy worlds.

Web access by Runewin is controlled by the Webkit API. Runewin has all the normal usage of a browser.

In Short : Conforms to rule

* If the software has its own integrated chat feature, separate from the game chat, it should make it very clear to users that this chat is not part of our games and is not official, endorsed, or moderated by Jagex in any way. Furthermore, this chat should still be moderated (just not by us), and the moderators should not allow chat which infringes our Rules of Conduct. To avoid confusion with the official game chat, moderators of the external chat should not be indicated with a silver or gold crown. If the chat is IRC based, then the software should only allow access to IRC channels which conform with the above rules.

Runewin alone does not have an integrated chat feature. Runewin plugins may add any features, chat and IM's included. It is up to the writer of these plugins to ensure that the plugin conforms to these rules.

In Short : Conforms to rule, but plugins installed or created by users could break this rule, so will need to be checked.

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