If you don't have a current installation:
Download the current client , install it, start it and update it to the latest version.
The installation directory is now your game folder.
If you already have an existing installation:
Copy camelot.exe and patch.cfg from your existing installation to a new folder and launch camelot.exe, then let it update to the most recent version.
The folder containing camelot.exe and patch.cfg is now your game folder.
Download the launcher and move it to your game folder.
Start the launcher, Phoenix.exe, inside your game folder. Doing so for the first time will prompt you for admin permissions to setup logging in via the browser. Starting the launcher will also always open another browser tab with this page.
Click login at the top of this page and then follow the process to either login or create an account. This will then bring you back to this page.
Once you're logged in, you will have a play button at the top of this page. Clicking the play button on this page will log you into the game via the launcher. Your browser will prompt you if you want to allow the page to start the launcher.
Going forward, you no longer need to start the launcher and can instead go directly to this page and hit play. However, you can also just start the launcher and it will automatically bring you to this page.
As a follow up to the general roadmap to launch, here a bit more detail what has to happen before we move on from the current Pre-Alpha status to the Alpha.
Fix show stopper as they appear
✅ Make the bug tracker work again
✅Make the "web app" for titles work again
✅ Launcher fixes crafting
✅ Launcher direct launches verify and fix the login-via-browser setup
Launcher detects game installation on first launch
✅ Launcher has a better error message when not in the game folder
✅ Reopen account creation / sign up
Overhaul level 1 - 6
Implement Confirmed Launch Settings
A couple things took quite a bit longer than anticipated and having a roadmap of things that have to happen would have been great even without actual dates. Well, better late than never I guess.