A Simple Bot

A VERY simple bot. Works with all versions of Rune. It’s actually just a scriptpawn that automatically restarts when it dies.

To use it on your server, put all the files into your game System folder. Then when you make a server, select the ASimpleBot mutator from the list. Also add ServerPackages=ASimpleBot under all the other ServerPackages in Rune.ini.

ASimpleBot.zip | ASimpleBotSrc.zip


// ASimpleBot
Class ASimpleBot extends LokiGuard;

function InitPlayerReplicationInfo()
	if (PlayerReplicationInfo.PlayerName == "")
		PlayerReplicationInfo.PlayerName = "ASimpleBot";

state Dying

	if( Level.Game.RestartPlayer(self))
		Enemy = None;
		StowWeapon = None;
		log("ASimpleBot failed to restart!");


Changing Font (text) Of Rune

This does not work for versions 1.00-1.02. There are ways to change the fonts there too, I will write more about that later.

To change the fonts of Rune you need to make a new FontInfo class and a new RuneRootWindow class, and then tell Rune to use these new classes. Here is how to do it:

1. New package setup

Make a new folder in your game System folder. Choose a suitable name for your package, I named my folder “FontChange”. Inside this folder make a new folder with the name “Classes”. Inside this folder make two new files, “FontChangeFontInfo.uc” and “FontChangeRootWindow”.

You should now have these two files:


Now we need to add some code to these new classes. Open up FontChangeFontInfo.uc in a text editor and add:

// FontChangeFontInfo.uc
Class FontChangeFontInfo extends FontInfo;

// Debugging, Scoreboard ping
static function font GetStaticSmallFont()
	//return Font'SmallFont';
	return Font(DynamicLoadObject("NewFonts.Font16", class'Font'));

// Scoreboard, Pause message
static function font GetStaticMedFont()
	//return Font'MedFont';
	return Font(DynamicLoadObject("NewFonts.Font16", class'Font'));

// Chat messages
static function font GetStaticBigFont()
	//return Font'Haettenschweiler16';
	return Font(DynamicLoadObject("NewFonts.Font26", class'Font'));

// Progress messages
static function font GetStaticLargeFont()
	return Font'RuneLarge';
	//return Font(DynamicLoadObject("NewFonts.Font24", class'Font'));

// Not used
static function font GetStaticRuneMedFont()
	return Font'RuneMed';
	//return Font(DynamicLoadObject("NewFonts.Font30", class'Font'));

// Not used
static function font GetStaticCreditsFont()
	return Font'RuneCred';
	//return Font(DynamicLoadObject("NewFonts.Font30", class'Font'));

// Not used
static function font GetStaticButtonFont()
	return Font'RuneButton';
	//return Font(DynamicLoadObject("NewFonts.Font30", class'Font'));

As you can see we are just telling the game to load our own fonts instead of the default ones. Some of the fonts defined there are not used for anything.

Then open FontChangeRootWindow.uc and add:

// FontChangeRootWindow.uc
Class FontChangeRootWindow extends RuneRootWindow;

// These are for the GUI menus
function SetupFonts()
    // Window text, console text, game version text
    Fonts[F_Normal] = 	  	Font(DynamicLoadObject("NewFonts.Font14", class'Font'));

    // Window titles, selected tabs
    Fonts[F_Bold] = 	  	Font(DynamicLoadObject("NewFonts.Font14", class'Font'));

    // Big menu buttons
    Fonts[F_RuneButton] = 	Font(DynamicLoadObject("NewFonts.Font30", class'Font'));

    // Not used
    Fonts[F_Large] = 	  	Font(DynamicLoadObject("NewFonts.Font10", class'Font'));
    Fonts[F_LargeBold] =  	Font(DynamicLoadObject("NewFonts.Font10", class'Font'));
    Fonts[F_RuneMedium] = 	Font(DynamicLoadObject("NewFonts.Font10", class'Font'));
    Fonts[F_RuneBig] = 	  	Font(DynamicLoadObject("NewFonts.Font10", class'Font'));
    Fonts[F_RuneLarge] =  	Font(DynamicLoadObject("NewFonts.Font10", class'Font'));

Save both files.

2. Compiling the code

First open Rune.ini and search find the list with all the “EditPackages=”. At the end of this list, after all other EditPackages add:


Save the file and exit.

Next open up a command prompt (Start Menu–>Run–>cmd or something) and navigate to the Rune system folder. Then write this in the command prompt window:

ucc make

This should compile the code from the two new classes into a package called FontChange.u. Close the command prompt.

3. Importing the new font

Now you need to find a font you want to use in the game, for this example I am using some font I downloaded for free from the internet called “BadaBoom BB”. You can use any true type font really, just search with google and find something you like.

If you use a font from the internet you must install it in Windows before you import it to Rune! Go to the control panel or something and and find the place where you install fonts.

After you got your font create a text with the following content:

new TrueTypeFontFactory PACKAGE="NewFonts" Name=Font8 FontName="BadaBoom BB" Height=8 AntiAlias=1 CharactersPerPage=64
new TrueTypeFontFactory PACKAGE="NewFonts" Name=Font10 FontName="BadaBoom BB" Height=10 AntiAlias=1 CharactersPerPage=64
new TrueTypeFontFactory PACKAGE="NewFonts" Name=Font12 FontName="BadaBoom BB" Height=12 AntiAlias=1 CharactersPerPage=64
new TrueTypeFontFactory PACKAGE="NewFonts" Name=Font14 FontName="BadaBoom BB" Height=14 AntiAlias=1 CharactersPerPage=64
new TrueTypeFontFactory PACKAGE="NewFonts" Name=Font16 FontName="BadaBoom BB" Height=16 AntiAlias=1 CharactersPerPage=64
new TrueTypeFontFactory PACKAGE="NewFonts" Name=Font18 FontName="BadaBoom BB" Height=18 AntiAlias=1 CharactersPerPage=16
new TrueTypeFontFactory PACKAGE="NewFonts" Name=Font20 FontName="BadaBoom BB" Height=20 AntiAlias=1 CharactersPerPage=16
new TrueTypeFontFactory PACKAGE="NewFonts" Name=Font24 FontName="BadaBoom BB" Height=24 AntiAlias=1 CharactersPerPage=16
new TrueTypeFontFactory PACKAGE="NewFonts" Name=Font26 FontName="BadaBoom BB" Height=26 AntiAlias=1 CharactersPerPage=16
new TrueTypeFontFactory PACKAGE="NewFonts" Name=Font30 FontName="BadaBoom BB" Height=30 AntiAlias=1 CharactersPerPage=16
new TrueTypeFontFactory PACKAGE="NewFonts" Name=Font36 FontName="BadaBoom BB" Height=36 AntiAlias=1 CharactersPerPage=8
OBJ SAVEPACKAGE PACKAGE="NewFonts" FILE="..\Textures\NewFonts.utx"

Replace BadaBoom BB with the name of your own font. Save the file as “import.txt” in your Rune system folder.

Open up the map editor RuneEd, then from the top menu open the log window (Top Menu->Window->Log). You can write commands in this window, and from here we will import the new fonts with the text file we just created. In the log window write this command:

exec import.txt

Now you will see many messages, and when you see Moving ‘..\Textures\Save.tmp’ to ‘..\Textures\NewFonts.utx’ you can close RuneEd.

You have now created the texture file containing the new font.

4. Changing the ini files

Now you have all the files you need, all that is left to do is to tell Rune to use these new packages and classes.

Open Rune.ini and add at the bottom:



Open User.ini and add at the bottom:


That is all. Save both ini files and start up the game. You should now see the new fonts wherever you enabled it.

The new font and the old one in comparison:

Game Configuration

After you have installed Rune, there are some things you should change before you do anything else.

1. Disable CD checking

You will notice if you try to start the game without the Rune CD that you will get a bunch of errors, and you can’t start the game. To start the game without a CD go to the game System folder (default is C:\Rune\System) and open the file Rune.ini with a text editor. Look for a line that start with “CdPath” and delete it or uncomment it. Lines can be uncommented in ini files with either putting a ‘ or // at the start of the line. So make these changes and save the file:


2. Download new graphics renderers

Unless you are using Rune Classic you should download new versions of the graphic renderers:

Rune 1.07
OpenGL | Direct3D9

Rune 1.00

After you have put those new renderers in your System folder, start up the game and go to Options->Video and change your settings.

3. Change some Rune.ini settings

Don’t auto delete files downloaded from servers:


Increase size of game cache:


Disable web server:


More to come…

Rune Full Version

Rune is a very old game, and it might be difficult to find a CD version of the game anymore. You could try online auction sites like eBay, Amazon and places like that.

The linux version of the game can still be bought from Tux Games.

There is also a Steam version of Rune called Rune Classic. You can get it from Steam Store.

If all else fails you can always play the demo version. 🙂

Rune Demo Version

The demo version of Rune can be downloaded from here:

  • Rune Demo Windows
    Rune Demo Mac
    Rune Demo Linux
  • There are a few limitations in the demo, you can only play like 2 singleplayer maps and 2 multiplayer maps. And you can’t play custom maps either, if you try you will get an error.

    But you can load mutators, and you can use ServerActors.

    If I remember correctly, all demo versions are made from Rune 1.02. But because the demo version of Rune is not network compatible with the full version, you can only join other DEMO servers in Multiplayer mode, and sadly there are usually no demo servers up.

    You should really get the full version to get the most out of the game!