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Unlike OSRS which has the RuneLite client, RS3 only has its NXT client. In order to add some extra QoL/features, the Alt1 Toolkit was developed by @skillbert. This channel serves as a brief overview about Alt1 and what it's used for, as well as some extra helpful add-ons/plugins developed for it.

Alt1 Download
You can download Alt1 from the official RuneApps website. For Alt1 support/queries, please visit the RuneApps discord. You can also check out the RuneApps forums.

If you have any issues with regard to Alt1, please use the dedicated RuneApps discord server that has a section for player support.

Alt1 Overview

What Is Alt1

Alt1 is a 3rd-party program that consists of several application overlays on your screen. They get information by reading your screen, and provide a bunch of QoL/useful features.

A detailed explanation of Alt1's features can be found on the Alt1 website, but amongst its default features it includes:

AFK Warden - the most common use for Alt1, its in-game activity detection overlays

Clue Solver - solves all clue puzzles and displays output as an overlay to speed up clue solving

DgKey - an overlay of your Dungeoneering dungeoneering map to keep track of gatestones, teammates, etc.

Stats Lookup - look up a player's stats ;stats;, quest points, etc.

Item Lookup - quickly find any item's page on the Runescape Wiki

D&D Notifications - opt-in for D&D notification alerts

XpMeter - track XP/hr rates in real time

Droplogger - an alternative to using the endgame RuneMetrics drop log

How It Works

⬥ Alt1 is designed to capture images of the NXT Client and parse them with an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) Library.

⬥ The captured data is then transformed into pixel data that can be used in Alt1 apps.

⬥ More information can be found on the forums and in the Alt1 Toolkit discord.

Is It Safe?

⬥ Alt1 is essentially a glorified Chromium browser that creates overlays over your game. Every Alt1 app is essentially a webpage.

⬥ Alt1 does not send any inputs or otherwise directly interact with your client beyond reading the pixels on the screen.

It is not a client, therefore you won't get banned for using it.

AFK Warden

What Is AFK Warden

⬥ This is one of the most commonly used Alt1 apps, so will be covered in some detail here.

⬥ This reads the pixels on your screen to recognize your character, buff bars, chatbox and more in order to provide AFK alert notifications.

⬥ It tracks a number of things, including:

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• HP Constitution and Prayer prayer alerts

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Buff timers like elderovlsalve LantaSticks

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Familiar duration Summoning

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Loot beams coins

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• AFK lobby timers

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Seren Spirits and Blessings of the Gods

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Character stance (for AFK skilling alerts)

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• XP drops, and more.

Clue Solver

What Is Clue Solver

⬥ This is a very useful app that looks at your currently open clue on screen, and tells you how to solve it.

⬥ It handles all clue steps, including puzzle boxes, scans, compass clues, etc. With the exception of scan clues.

⬥ Have your clue visible on-screen clearly and click the 'Unlock Any' button to find a solution to your clue that will be displayed on the overlay.

Useful 3rd-Party Alt1 Apps

In addition to the default apps that come with Alt1, there are a number of other useful third-party apps that can be installed, which will briefly be covered here.

How to Install Alt1 Apps

Alt1 Addons can be installed by going to the correct URL in either your normal browser or the Alt1 in-built browser.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• This will bring up a prompt to add the application to Alt1.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• The list of apps below have the full URL following each one.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Note that none of these links will work on mobile, as they require Alt1 to be installed.

Combat Apps

Better Buffs Bar - displays buffs in the order you decide on


Necro Job Gauge - tracks Necromancy conjures/souls/stacks in an FFXIV-inspired "job gauge"


Barrows Helper - track killed brothers, solve doors and displays droprates


Better AoD - improved minion order tracker over the default Alt1 tracker


BoLG Tracker - shows BoLG bolg stacks more clearly


Dharok Relic - shows the %DPS boost from Berserker's Fury


Vorago Timer - shows Target Cycle (TC) timings for Vorago phases


Slayer Tasks - helps decide what slayer task to pick when using slayervip tickets


Zamorak Specs - shows the next special attack at Zamorak


Igor's Presets - Boss Presets Hub for Multiple bosses

Skilling Apps

Archaeology Mats - tracks excavated Archaeology archaeology mats and calculate artefact restore costs


Components Counter - tracks Invention Invention components from disassembly / scavenging


Croesus Alerts - displays upcoming attacks and other fight information at Croesus


Penguins - shows weekly Penguin locations (pulled from


Seren Spirit Tracker - alerts when a Seren Spirit appears


Clue Apps

Clue Trainer - An alternative, fully featured clue solver featuring improved puzzle solvers and recommendations for efficient movement cluescroll


Bik Book Timer - alerts when to disassemble with Bik book scriptureofbik


OpenLogger - an open source clue logger that will help keep track of your clues as you open them


Catalyst Tracker - tracks clues from Catalyst of alterations displayed in the chat window


Clue Splits - automatically tracks your clue times while doing a clue run, with no input required surge


Misc. Apps

Note: Price Check & Trade Alt1 App currently not working; in the process of being updated.

Screen Markers - customisable on-screen markers to make clicking easier


Travelling Merchant - shows daily item stock at the Merchant


Vis Wax - shows daily rune combinations and costs



For any issues it is preferred to search if someone else has had the same issue or see the FAQ section on the forums, or use the official discord for support.

Links to the Alt1 website, Forums and Discord can be found in the pinned messages.