Installing Java (JDK)
First of all, if you want to enjoy RuneScape game, installing JRE package of Java is the requirement. For creating an RSPS, you need to get the Java Development Kit from the official website. This is not hard at all. All you have to do is go to the official website, download the app and then install it on your PC.
Downloading private server files
This server has two sides: the server side and the client side. The players will use the client-side applet to load and play the RSPS. On the other hand, the server-side app will be used by you. The players will connect to the server-side app for playing the game.
You need a good deal of time and programming knowledge in order to setup this server privately. That is the reason you will make use of a ready-made server and client. You can choose from tons of private server sources for this purpose.
Each server source offers unique features. So, based on your preferences, you can choose one.
Hosting of the private server
Once you have the server files, you should get it online. This process is known as hosting the private server. For this, you have two options. You can host it on a rented server or you can host it on your personal computer.
The first option will cost you around $5 per month for the rented server. Once you have rented the server, you don’t have to do anything. The second option won’t cost you any fees; however, you will have to keep your PC on 24 hours a day 7 days a week. If your computer is switched off, the game players won’t be able to connect to your computer to play the game.
Operating the private server
As soon as you have got the files and arranged the hosting, you are all set to operate the server. To start your RuneScape server, all you have to do is run the file named Run.bat. This file is part of the source RSPS files that you downloaded. That is it.
Advertise the private server
Now that you have made your own RuneScape private server, your next step is to let the players know about it. Without players, your server will be of no use. For this purpose, you should take steps in order to advertise your server. With advertisement, you will be able to get the word out about your server and interested players will log into your server to play the game.