I just purchased the game Portal, and found out it is a Steam game which requires an internet connection. Well, apparently, my internet connection stinks, because when I try to launch Portal, the update screen appears, says it's going to take 1 day to load, and crashes a half-hour later with an error similar to:
Steam servers are unavailable or busy, try again later.
I tried disabling updates, but I guess the initial update is needed to launch the game. Anyone know if there is any way I can download the needed updates without using Steam?
Thanks for your time!!