I bought Shogun 2 from Gamers Gate and have been having a devil of a time getting it installed. First, GG had me download the game and provided the key - took 10 hours at about 375kb/sec. Then, I went to launch the game and Steam opened up and asked for the key. While that was happening, the GG installer asked if I wanted to keep the temporary files, and since I'm running out of space I hit the "no" button. Then Steam started downloading the game . . .
Huh? I already downloaded it.
But I foolishly dumped the Gamers Gate files! Oh no! And the Steam download was taking for ever (20 hours versus 10 for GG) so I stopped it and re-downloaded from GG, figuring I just did something stupid by dumping the temp files too quickly.
Well, no. Same problem and now I have the temp files. I go trolling around looking for a solution, try a couple of suggestions, nothing works. Now, I'm letting Steam download the darn files and do its own install.
"the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."
Hermann Goering, April 1946.