Talk:Developer console

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Untitled[edit source]

I think this should be looked at more closely for hidden commands/features. You all remember when he notes interface came out right? -- Abeckring 20:21, September 15, 2010 (UTC)

All games I've ever played which access to a unlimited dev console had 0 Easter eggs, so I think there are none as it IS the developers' console, not the gamers' console. Full Slayer Helmet! Evil1888 Talk A's L Dragon Platebody! 20:57, September 15, 2010 (UTC)
I'm trying to say that maybe there are commands that jagex doesn't want us to know about. -- Abeckring 22:33, September 15, 2010 (UTC)
I'm sure they've only enabled commands for us, so if they forget to enable one its no big deal. If the reverse were true, forgetting to disable one command could have disastrous effects. Thus I'm sure they haven't taken that route. kitty.pngPsycho Robot talkSilver bar.png 22:35, September 15, 2010 (UTC)
blow-up-runescape :o --Iiii I I I 22:35, September 15, 2010 (UTC)
call-chuck-norris/divide-by-zero :O!!!!! Quest point cape detail.png Brux Talk 22:40, September 15, 2010 (UTC)
OMG! Full Slayer Helmet! Evil1888 Talk A's L Dragon Platebody! 22:47, September 15, 2010 (UTC)
hey u stole mai pictur --Iiii I I I 23:36, September 15, 2010 (UTC)
I haz permishun on dis tussue, sayz "Me, many I's, giv parmissen 2 evil to yuse mai st00f" Full Slayer Helmet! Evil1888 Talk A's L Dragon Platebody! 23:43, September 15, 2010 (UTC)

Help! How do I close the console?! Jampolo 23:44, September 15, 2010 (UTC)

Just press the ` button again. --Iiii I I I 23:45, September 15, 2010 (UTC)
Nothing happens! Jampolo 23:47, September 15, 2010 (UTC)
Try the get-off-mah-screen command? --Iiii I I I 23:49, September 15, 2010 (UTC)
Was that a joke? Jampolo 23:51, September 15, 2010 (UTC)
It was. It should close when pressing " ` " (left of the "1" key) again. Full Slayer Helmet! Evil1888 Talk A's L Dragon Platebody! 23:51, September 15, 2010 (UTC)
I keep doing that and it doesn't close! Jampolo 23:57, September 15, 2010 (UTC)
Are you in the KBD lair or something? Calm down. Operating system (Ex. Mac, Window, Linux) and browser (Ex. Firefox, Safari, Opera)? Full Slayer Helmet! Evil1888 Talk A's L Dragon Platebody! 00:02, September 16, 2010 (UTC)
Now I just pressed random buttons and it closed... Jampolo 00:13, September 16, 2010 (UTC)
It works differently with different keyboards, I think, because my Brazilian QWERTY opens and closes the console with Alt Gr+ 2(²). Quest point cape detail.png Brux Talk 00:37, September 16, 2010 (UTC)

Explained?[edit source]

Should there be something that explains the FPS, Mem, In/Out, Offheap, and Cache?
Because personally, I'd do it, but I have no idea what they mean besides FPS is Frames per second, and stuff.
What's offheap mean for starters?
TzTok-Gas talk 13:52, September 26, 2010 (UTC)

Also please explain what we can do with this..... I opened it with my lack of any computer knowledge and starred blackly like 0.o for 15 minutes until my brain hurt and I just figured it served no purpose. Zaros symbol.png Dys Sliske talk 21:12, October 4, 2010 (UTC)
Most likely if you don't know what it means, it doesn't apply to you. :3 svco4bY.png3Gf5N2F.png 21:23, October 4, 2010 (UTC)
/ hahah I got HTML and Java does that count??? no; dang it! Zaros symbol.png Dys Sliske talk 21:05, October 5, 2010 (UTC)
They're Java Virtual Machine statistics. The heap is an area of memory used as a pool for dynamic allocation. Presumably off-heap means memory storage not allocated from the heap. Ultimately, they all mean whatever the Jagex developers thought would be useful to help debug problems with the VM and performance. --Saftzie (talk) 21:19, October 5, 2010 (UTC)

Get out[edit source]

i pressed random buttons and it came up with the developer console and i dont know how to get out of it

Pressing "~", left of "1" on a standard QWERTY keyboard, should get you out. Full Slayer Helmet! Evil1888 Talk A's L Dragon Platebody! 05:54, October 8, 2010 (UTC)

no commands work what do i do? 20:23, November 24, 2010 (UTC)

offheap[edit source]

What happens when my offheap gets to high? It turns red whenever it goes past 60k.

I assume it has something to do with virtual memory, as with my old pc that had only 256mb ram it would usually show 20k on offheap. On my new computer that has 4gb though it is consistently 0k offheap. 21:05, November 4, 2011 (UTC)
On my new computer with 16 GB RAM and a 1 GB GPU, I have 82,177k = 82mb offheap. I don't offheap really matters. Just make sure you have enough RAM that your comp doesn't run out. MarkGyver (talk) 07:21, May 26, 2012 (UTC)

Trivia Seciton[edit source]

1-19 FPS in the FPS display being red is noted, but offheap red numbers are not. What's the offheap red cutoff, and is it constant ? We should add information on offheap red numbers. Volons 20:11, November 30, 2011 (UTC)

Non-English keyboards[edit source]

"however you can open the console on non-English keyboards by using the on-screen keyboard program"

How? The developer console requires keys only present on English keyboard layouts. The onscreen keyboard uses system's layout, so I don't see any way to open the developer console with OSK.  Muhahaa (talk) 21:00, December 13, 2013 (UTC)

I don't see how the OSK would help but I would like to point out that the ` key is not only present on the UK layout but on pretty much every layout. But it does not work in all of these layouts. I tested UK, US, US-Int and Belgian and when using the UK and US layout Alt+` opened the console, and the key hosting the ` could not be used to type meaning on UK you can't type ` or ¬ and on US you can't type ` or ~. On US-Int and Belgian I was unable to open the console even when pressing Alt+` though I was able to type normally. The difference probably lies in the fact that on US-Int and Belgian the ` key is paired with the key it follows to create diacritics such as on è. Talk to meTHARKONMy adventurer's log 23:31, May 3, 2016 (UTC)

UK Keyboard[edit source]

I can access the developer console on linux using ctrl+alt+` this may or may not be the correct keys but it is working. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with UK keyboard. I cannot confirm on other keyboards.

>To get to this console hold down [ALT] then press the [`] (quote/grave accent) or [²] (superscript 2). It is found to the left of the '1' key on most QWERTY keyboards. The tilde [~] is on the same key, on some keyboards.
MolMan 02:10, January 3, 2015 (UTC)

Renderer[edit source]

We need some more data to work out precisely what the things mean in the renderer command. The easiest way to give all the data precisely is an image, but just writing it down is also fine. Get multiple versions, for OpenGL and DirectX, if possible.

First off, safe mode seems to always be yxsl4mL.png

Output Notes User
20X9hTE.png qp6ouAX.png Jlun2
SsPpGJG.png Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 21:19, July 6, 2015 (UTC)
x6hvZWk.png --Iiii I I I 01:51, July 7, 2015 (UTC)
Toolkit ID: 3
Vendor: 4318
Name: Direct3D
Version: 9
Device: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
Driver Version: 2533352100663675
Caps: 4:0:8:8:1:1:1:1:1:1:1:1:1:1:1:1:1:0:1:1:1:1

Toolkit ID: 1
Vendor: 4318
Name: OpenGL
Version: 44
Device: geforce gtx 660/pcie/sse2
Driver Version: 0
Caps: 2:0:5121:4:8:32:1:0:189.875:0:0:0:1:0:1:1:1:1:1:1:1:1:1:1:1:1:1:1:1:1
nVidia GeForce GTX 600
Version 344.75

Playing on Runescape Client - windowed mode - 2x 1080p desktop
Geotim90 (talk) 17:53, July 7, 2015 (UTC)

From what I've observed so far:

  • Toolkit ID is 1 for OpenGL and 3 for DirectX; don't know if there's a 2
  • Vendor is seemingly consistent across a brand:
    • NVIDEA 4318
    • Intel (integrated): 32902
    • ...
  • OpenGL doesn't seem to be able to get driver versions
  • DirectX driver versions don't seem to correspond to any externally viewable driver versioning (e.g. mine is currently version 353.30)
  • Caps is a thing

Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 21:19, July 6, 2015 (UTC)