The alpha version of our New Interface System (NIS) is now available to runescape Gold and Silver Premier Club members, as well as a newly selected group of members who registered their interest in the RuneScape Beta Programme.
If you have access, you’re ready to start trying out the customisation features and other improvements that the new interface system brings. First off, though, we’d suggest watching our bonus Behind The Scenes walkthrough video, filled with tips from Mod ThatJim on how to get started:
The New Interface System Beta was opened up to all members a couple of weeks ago and it’s been great to see so many of you trying it out and giving us some excellent feedback.
The feature request we’ve had more than any other is to add keybinding to the NIS, so that you can use keyboard shortcuts to open interfaces. It’s a perfect fit for the New Interface System, so we’ve now added the function to the NIS Beta.
The keyboard is now yours to freely customise. We’ve opened up almost all of the interface’s functionality for you to map to the keys you want. This means you can open your backpack with B, access your prayers with P or home teleport with a T – the choice is yours! We’ll keep the F keys (F1, F2, F3, etc) for our new management windows, and you’ll always be able to access options and log out via the Escape button, but everything else is yours to define.
You now have a customisable loadout of keyboard shortcuts for the most common action interfaces. Press Escape and select the ‘Controls’ option to start setting up your preferred keybinds.The F keys have fixed shortcuts that open the main management interfaces.This is different than what you’ll be used to in the live game, so if you’re a member make sure you log in, give it a go and your say on our dedicated feedback forums. Experiment with different shortcuts, customise to your heart’s content and then let us know what you think before it goes live with RuneScape 3.
As with the HTML5 Beta, we’ll be expanding the group of selected members over the course of the alpha, so don’t worry if you didn’t get in right away – we’ll let you know if you’re chosen. Later, we’ll also be making the New Interface System available for all members to try before its full release.