I would just like to comment that I was really impressed at first looking at this, enough that I spent the money on buying Crysis Wars. From that point on it has been an epic fail. (...) Congratulations though, you made the developer an extra $20.
Don't flame about it. Myself had the same problems you did... two days wrestling with my PC to put it in working condition.
Yes, you have to read
a lot of posts, and search
for what is important to your specific problem, and besides, if you don't want to do it, people here is very friendly to give you a hand.
My Crysis Wars were 5€ for Steam... a real bargain! And if you are tired of trying, grab some movies, or shut down the PC and go out to drink beers with friends.
That's what I did. Now I'm playing! Best regards to all.