How to install the Jagex Launcher on a Chromebook

Installing the Jagex Launcher on a Chromebook

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing the Jagex Launcher on your Chromebook. The Jagex Launcher is a platform that allows you to access popular games like RuneScape and Old School RuneScape. By following these steps, you'll be able to enjoy these games on your Chromebook, expanding your gaming options.

Important Note on Compatibility

Before we begin, it's crucial to understand that this tutorial is specifically designed for Chromebooks with Intel or AMD CPUs that support Linux Apps. Unfortunately, this method won't work on Chromebooks with ARM64 architecture CPUs. Make sure to check your Chromebook's specifications before proceeding.

Video Tutorial

For a visual guide, you can follow along with our video tutorial above. The video provides a step-by-step walkthrough of the installation process, complementing the written instructions below.

Installation Steps

Follow these commands in your Chromebook's Linux terminal to install the Jagex Launcher:

1) sudo apt update
2) sudo apt install flatpak
3) flatpak remote-add --user --if-not-exists flathub
4) flatpak remote-add --user --if-not-exists JagexLauncher
5) flatpak install --user flathub org.freedesktop.Platform.Compat.i386/x86_64/23.08
6) flatpak install --user flathub org.freedesktop.Platform.GL32.default/x86_64/23.08
7) flatpak install --user JagexLauncher com.jagex.Launcher
8) flatpak install --user JagexLauncher com.jagex.Launcher.ThirdParty.RuneLite
9) flatpak install --user JagexLauncher com.jagex.Launcher.ThirdParty.HDOS
10) sudo chown root:root /usr/bin/bwrap && sudo chmod u+s /usr/bin/bwrap

Understanding the Installation Process

Let's break down what these commands are doing:

  • First, we update the package lists to ensure we're working with the latest information.
  • We then install Flatpak, a system for distributing and managing software packages.
  • Next, we add the necessary repositories: Flathub (a large repository of Flatpak apps) and the Jagex Launcher repository.
  • We install compatibility layers and graphics drivers to ensure the launcher runs smoothly.
  • Finally, we install the Jagex Launcher itself, along with third-party clients RuneLite and HDOS.
  • The last command adjusts permissions for a critical component, ensuring the launcher works correctly.

Additional Resources

For more detailed information, you can refer to the Google Doc used in the tutorial.

Official Sites

For the latest updates and information, visit the official Jagex website:

You can also check out the GitHub repository for the Jagex Launcher Flatpak:

Chromebook Resources

If you're interested in exploring more about Chromebooks and their capabilities, check out these resources:


By following this guide, you've successfully installed the Jagex Launcher on your Chromebook, opening up a world of gaming possibilities. Remember, if you encounter any issues during the installation process, don't hesitate to reach out for help through the YouTube comments section. Happy gaming!