How to Build Unethicalite in IntelliJ: A Step-by-Step Guide!

Introduction: Welcome to Sly Automation! In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of building Unethical Light in IntelliJ, a fork of OpenOSRS—a RuneScape client similar to Brew Light—with additional features. Whether you’re an avid gamer or a developer looking to explore custom plugins, this tutorial will help you get started. So let’s dive right in!

To follow along a video guide, watch the video below:

Step 1: Accessing the Repository

  1. Open your web browser and go to
  2. Or in the search bar, type “unethicallite” and make sure to select “All GitHub” for a comprehensive search.
  3. Click on the “Users” tab and look for “unethicallite.”
  4. Once you find the repository, navigate to the launcher’s URL.

Step 2: Setting Up the Project in IntelliJ

  1. Launch IntelliJ and create a new project.
  2. Choose “Get from VCS” and paste the URL of the Unethical Light launcher repository.
  3. Click on “Clone” to download all the necessary project files.
  4. Wait for the project to finish building, which may take a few minutes.
  5. Verify that the project is using the appropriate JDK version (e.g., OpenJDK 11 or 14).
    • OpenJDK 11/14 can be downloaded from here:

Step 3: Running the Project with Gradle

  1. In the IntelliJ toolbar, locate the elephant icon on the right-hand side.
  2. Click on “Tasks” and expand the “Build” section.
  3. Right-click on “Build” and select “Run.”
  1. This step ensures that there are no conflicting dependencies for the project.
  2. Additionally, you can check the project structure to confirm the JDK version (e.g., OpenJDK 11 or 14).

Step 4: Launching Unethical Light

  1. Open the “launcher” file in the source folder (src/main/java/net.runelite.launcher).
  2. Right-click on the Launcher file and select “Run.”
  3. This will launch the Unethical Light client, which may take a few seconds to load.
  4. Choose the “Stable” version for a reliable experience.

Step 5: Adding External or Custom Plugins

  1. Locate your user documents folder on your computer.
  2. Find the folder named “.openosrs” in the same directory.
  3. Within the “.openosrs” folder, locate the “plugins” folder.
  4. To add a custom plugin, copy the plugin’s jar file into the “plugins” folder.
  5. After adding the plugin, rerun the project to ensure it builds with the new addition.

Step 6: Verifying Plugin Installation

  1. Once Unethical Light has loaded, go to the settings.
  2. Search for the plugin’s name or keywords related to it.
  3. If the plugin is correctly installed, it should appear in the settings.
  4. You can test this by searching for the plugin or its functionalities.

Step 7: Using the External Plugin Manager

  1. On the right-hand side of IntelliJ, locate the external plugin manager.
  2. Click on the GitHub icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Click “OK” to proceed.
  4. Enter the repository name and press “OK” again.
  1. You will see a list of available jar files from the repository.
  2. Select the desired plugin and click “Install.”

Conclusion: Congratulations! You’ve successfully built Unethical Light in IntelliJ and learned how to add custom plugins to enhance your RuneScape gaming experience. We hope this guide has been helpful to you. Stay tuned for more building tutorials, and don’t forget to like and subscribe for future updates. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment. Happy gaming!

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