If you uninstalled the City of Heroes client after the official servers shut down, shame on you! But, we got you covered. And if you lost it because you uninstalled the NCsoft Launcher and it deleted your game folders including all screenshots, costumes and story arc... I'm really, really sad that it happened to you. We got you covered as well. There's three options: BitTorrent, Mega and SugarSync.
This torrent is pretty well seeded at the moment, so give this a try first. If you don't have a torrent client, I personally like Tixati.
Please seed! This is not a big release full of people downloading it, it's just for the City of Heroes community and those who refuse to let the game go away.
The client is split in 7 separate files. Download them all, then use an archive extractor like WinRAR to extract everything.
This is only available for the PC version of the game; Mac version is Torrent-only.
SugarSync is a folder sharing program, like Dropbox, but the free account has 5GB of free space to begin with, so it (just barely) fits the i24 client.
If you don't have SugarSync use this link to sign up for an account. Please note that you don't need to do any of the stuff like inviting other people to earn more space; the 5GB from the free account will work just fine. Just create the account, verify the email, and you're done.
Once you have the account, send me an email and I will add your email address to the Issue 24 Beta folder. You don't need to use your real email address, open a brand new Hotmail account if you wish. I won't add the email address to any mailing lists, but SugarSync might.
Setting up the client
Once you have downloaded the client, you need to download Titan Icon and put it in the same folder as City of Heroes, then double click it to launch the Costume Creator. The version of Titan Icon includes in the download does not allow you to run around the city; you need to get the latest one.
If this is the first time you run City of Heroes on that computer, the default graphics settings will look like crap. You can go to the Options window once in game to fix that.
You can also launch icon-npc.bat from the same folder in order to launch the costume creator with ALL the pieces unlocked, even those that are limited to NPCs only.