I remember the good old days of computer games, when games came with instructions how to make a backup copy, and told you to put away the original so nothing ever happened to it, and you could own the game forever and ever. I still have games for my Commie 64 which are in pristine condition, as a result. Nothing annoys me more (in the video-gaming world) than having a game installed on my computer, and then discovering that I have to have the disc in the drive to be able to play the game. I travel a lot. The point of having the games on my laptop is to ensure that when I'm bored, and want to play one of them, I can actually play them. It defeats the purpose if I have to bring a library of discs with me, on the off chance of wanting to play one of any number of games. So the main focus of my purchase of this game was to obtain a digital download, which would then provide me with the means to bypass DRM restrictions. Sadly, it turned out that a downloadable version of this game is not available in Canada for some reason; but I discovered the DVD complete version included a no-disc startup, so I'm free at last!!