RuneScript's open-source batch RSN-checking application.
RuneScript's Pseudonymania is an open-source application built with Java, that allows players to do batch lookups on the availability of RuneScape usernames. This tool was developed due to increasing use of our !name script for automated lookups of lists of names. Often, when an event is hosted on RuneScape, event hosts will try to register as many look-alike variants of their RSN as possible, so that the participants of their event cannot be scammed by someone who appears to have the event host's name. Unfortunately, checking availability of usernames requires you to log in to RuneScape with your username. For this reason, we have developed our tool so that people can batch check username availability with their own RuneScape credentials.
RuneScript's Pseudonymania should only be downloaded from http://www.rscript.org/Pseudonymania. There are no other mirrors of this application and we do not encourage redistribution. The only safe links for downloading the Pseudonymania application are below.
Why does it say my name is available?
If you looked up the availability of your current display name, RuneScape will return that it is "available" for you. Even though you are currently using the name, RuneScape allows you to change the case of your name, Ie. jim -> JiM. Your name will still appear unavailable to other users, but to you it is "available."
Why can't I just look up my list on RuneScript?
Because each RSN availability check requires a login, we do not allow automated requests on the bot. We have a special log in we use so that the bot can get that info, but we only intend it to be used for infrequent casual lookups by players in IRC, not for automatic lookup of large lists. We don't want to get our login banned or blocked, so we've developed this tool to allow people to make batch lookups easier, and with their own RuneScape credentials.
Is it safe?
You should always be careful and question when something asks you for your password. RuneScript has a solid record of security, and we have released the source code of this tool to show you that it in no way communicates with any server except for secure.runescape.com over HTTPS. We do stress that this tool should ONLY be downloaded from http://www.rscript.org/Pseudonymania. To preserve the security of the application, we do not endorse any variation or mirror of the software. We strongly advise that you do not download it from anywhere else.
Our source is released under the General Public License version 3 (GPLv3, see GPLv3.txt) so that anyone can view and inspect our source code and compile it themselves before using it. Eclipse project files and Ant build file are included in the source code archive, so that they can be easily viewed and compiled.