1.) Download the Victory Launcher from: https://cityofheroes.dev/forums/files/file/3-victory-launcher/ When you run the launcher, you will be prompted for an install location.
DO NOT select a folder in C:\Users\YOURNAME\Documents, C:\Users\YOURNAME\Downloads, C:\Users\YOURNAME\Desktop, or anything like that. Common place to use would be "C:\Games\CoH" or something like that. The launcher should then start download the game client to the folder you selected.
1.5.) We do not support other launchers, Tequila no longer works with our manifests due to old SSL support in Tequila, Sunrise and Cream Soda may work, but are not supported.
2.) While you're waiting for the download create your game account via: https://cityofheroes.dev/forums/account-tools/gameaccount.html/
3.) Once the game is finished downloading click "Play" then enter your game account formation (Not your forum account). Your login screen should show "City of Heroes Victory" And when you login you should see the "Victory" server.