Frogster has announced that a new 'slim client' has been released. The new slim client weighs in at about 3.5Gb in size, approximately half the size of the full client.
The vast reduction in the size of the slim client was made possible by compressing some of the detail in the graphical textures and sound files. Aside from these two differences, the game and features in the slim client are identical to those of the full client. Additionally, the slim client of Runes of Magic requires fewer system resources, enabling gamers to experience improved system performance.
Both the slim client and the full client including the current update Patch 3.0.5 are available for download at the Runes of Magic site.