There's a different patch depending on your operating system, iirc. Obviously you want to use the right one.
As for me, I'd never use Steam to buy a game, unless perhaps it was the ONLY way to get it. I'd much rather have the case, booklet and so forth, and a hard copy in my hands that I can run or install/uninstall anytime. Don't tell me that you can't find a used copy for a similar price somewhere.
But yeah, it's an option if you want it, I suppose. I'm more upset by the usage of Steam requiring online activation to use single player games than it being an online marketplace to get a few more people interested in "older" games that might not be otherwise.
Last edited by Kurgan; 08-30-2010 at 10:55 PM.