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Many players often wonder why when they press the F1 button whilst playing RuneScape Classic the screen suddenly becomes barred and darkened. The reason for this is that when RuneScape Classic (known as RuneScape at the time) was created, some computers had very bad graphics cards, and other hardware pieces. When a player presses f1 it in fact puts the game into a mode known by some players as low detail mode which decreases the amount of graphics required, though now most computers made after the year 2000 should be fine without the low detail version of the game.

A comparison of standard and low detail mode.