In a previous post, I talked about how much I dislike the STEAM game site as a way of software distribution. I also talked about the hoops needed to jump through in order to be able to play a game my father had purchased some time ago.
Now, the first thing I want to do is admit that I made a mistake in dating the game. I thought this was the original Red Orchestra. Instead, it is the OSTFRONT 41-45 (2006) version.
Steam asked me to write down my ticket number ON the CD key page of the manual. I also has to come up with either a username or email address that he used to log in to his Steam account. Now, how would I know that? Well, I gave them the email address my parents used before he passed away.
Today, I received an email with his username and a new password. I was told to use that information when logging in and I would not have to re-enter the CD key to play.
Though I still loathe such control over software installation and distribution, I do want to commend STEAM for the job their tech team did in getting me up and running on a game that my father owned.