EDIT 29/04/2015: After seeing that Steam has FINALLY put a disclaimer (after what? Almost a year?) on the game page stating the installation issues, I have no other reason to have this review marked as negative. If you can go through the installation issues described below, install the game and play the hell out of it because he still deserves that love!
Either way, take notice that, when it comes to oldies, "that other store that sells oldies" is the place to check....
..:: Original review ::..
DISCLAIMER: The game continues to be as awesome as ever, especially with the mods.
That being said, Steam screwed up big time, because you:
- Install the game
- Get a "Freespace2/Fred2 cannot be run from a root drive directory" like so many other people out there.
- Try all the solutions provided by the community.
- Check Steam help about the game to see that it redirects to an Interplay outdated page.
- Finds out, at last, that the Steam installation for the game forgets to execute the FS2.REG file that lies in the installation folder!!
I'm even unable to send a proper ticket to warn them to fix this.
This was the game that made me buy oldies elsewhere, because Steam isn't trustable enough to check for their own installation routines.