The latest installer can be downloaded from Downloads.
It doesn't use registry and the installed game can be moved to other locations when needed.
Patching starts by clicking the 'Update' button, it will take about 15-30 minutes for the first time (we have a slow server).
Once patching has finished, click the 'Play' to load the client.
Ogre3D configuration screen lets you adjust video settings (saved in ogre.cfg).
Select DirectX and put VSync on to make sure your video card is not stressed too much.
At the login screen create a new game account (if you haven't yet). This process doesn't require account activation, but password reset and reminders can only be sent to valid email addresses.
You may want to review your settings, especially that server points to mage-online.com. Don't forget to save your changes.
After login, you will arrive to the lobby where new characters can be generated or selected for playing. To rename or delete a character contact admins ingame.
New players should read the green tutorial messages which are given at every new levels. /help prints the list of commands.
Forums and the bugtracker require separate account registrations for security reasons. If you have trouble registering there, login with your game account to web site and post a petition on message wall.
See you ingame!