If it just installs Steam I wonder if it's just as well to buy it from Steam?
FWIW my steam install activated today, and it was pretty straight forward (a lot like what guod just posted). Put another way, there was no drama with the steam instal.
Also, as a side note, my settings came in defaulted to the exact same values as Guods post, except with resolution (correctly) detected at 1920x1080@ 60hrz. It actually ran better that I thought it would, but there's still too much stuttering around other planes for accurate gunnery.
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