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This is a list of events that happened in 1999:

  • DeviousMUD (also known as MUD client), a very early version of RuneScape, is completely rewritten by Andrew Gower and his brothers, who called themselves Jagex, standing for Java Gaming Experts. It was released in a public beta for a week, and then removed.
  • "Jagex" begins to be used as a trading name.
  • RuneScape begins development.
  • ”Jagex” begins as a game development studio.

March[edit | edit source]

  • 12 March, Fixed some nasty duplicate login bugs, and various other bugs...
  • 13 March, Started work on a player-2-npc multiple choice style conversation system.
  • 14 March, Continue work on conversation system
  • 15 March, Finished player-2-npc conversation system.
  • 15 March, Important background scenary can now be named, and manipulated by the player!
  • 16 March, Improved player-2-player conversation system.
  • 16 March, Started writing quest compiler. This is amazing, it runs everything from magic, to professions, to quests!
  • 17 March, Finished quest compiler! Although it doesn't support many commands yet.
  • 18 March, Spent ages debugging game - Fixed 11 (fairly minor) bugs!
  • 18 March, Wrote auto bug reporting system for client
  • 19 March, Started updating player 'Identikit' system.
  • 22 March, Finish identikit system. You can now choose your player's appearance! System can also be used for human NPCs
  • 25 March, Finished designing a wood/forest to the left of the starting zone
  • 28 March, Fixed some more bugs. I've not got as much done as I would have liked but I'm putting it online anyway...