Sound effects

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Sound effects are effects incorporated into RuneScape Classic to enhance certain actions such as fighting a monster. They are a members-only feature and as such corresponding sound effects file would not be loaded on free-to-play worlds. There are 34 unique sounds that can be found while playing the game. Out of those, 3 are combat related and involve a set of 2 sounds - when it is the player's turn to attack and when it's the enemy turn. A sound called "combat1" was intended to be triggered when training at a dummy and when cutting a web, but no such sound exists in the client.

Many of the sound effects were created by long time Jagex sound designer Ian Taylor, who was working with a custom softsynth developed by Andrew Gower himself, and the rest were done with the help of Gill Gower.

Unique sound effects appear for the following actions:

Action Sound
Being under attack
Fighting against armoured npcs or a player
Fighting against undead npcs
Fighting against all other types of npcs
Fighting against a dummy / Cutting a web
Being victorious after the fight
Dying after the fight
After issuing a projectile
Running out of ammo
Casting successfully a spell
Failing to cast a spell
Activating a prayer
Deactivating a prayer
Recharging prayer points at an altar
Passing through a secret door
Opening a door
Closing a door
Filling a jug, pot, or bucket
Taking an object (Picking it up)
Dropping an object
Paying at a shop
Picking up from a resource field such as wheat, potato, etc
Operating something such as hopper or spinning wheel
Clicking on an inventory item to equip
Doing prospect at a rock
Finding a gem whilst mining
Cutting a gem
Smithing at an anvil
Mixing ingredients
Advancing a level

Special Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Karamja/Crandor dungeon door, despite being classified as a secret door does not produce the corresponding sound.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • There are places where the opening and closing doors sound effects play consecutively. Notably the gates that re-lock themselves after being open.
  • Sound effects such as those for cutting down trees, making a fire and other ones never got into Runescape Classic.
  • In Runescape Classic hitting a dummy triggers a sound effect with no duration. This was possibly an oversight or could have been forgotten.
  • Some skills feature both a sound effect and a bubble