Entering Dark Swords is accomplished by using the client application of the game available for download on the site. You need to create a character by simply clicking on "Start the game" After creating a character and choosing the "starting city" you need to run the game client and enter your character details there.
Upon entering the game for the first time the character finds itself in the central point of the chosen hometown - location «Stairways to Heaven». Your character is provided with a Training set of armour and gets the minimum amount of healing potions. Character position is automatically saved upon exiting the game - so the character will reappear in the game at the same location it was left.
Exiting the game is accomplished simply by closing the client application window. The character data update goes on constantly in real time, however it should be remembered that upon exiting your character stays in the gaming world for another 5-7 minutes, that's why it's important to choose a safe place to logout (e.g. locations such as shops, guilds or «Stairways to Heaven»).