What's happening with it for you GY? Is it just FM2013 needing a lot of updates or something?
No, nothing NEEDS updating, if it already runs. What happened was after buying every FM since the first one for my Atari ST Sports Interactive decided in 2008 that I needed to have my user experience ruined with copy protection. Several million customers, myself included, asked them not to do it and said it would fucke verything up. Come launch day, I and many others who had taken the day off work couldn't get their legit copies verified by the shitty online licencing shit, so we had to take the pirate's word for it that the game was any good. To resolve this in future, SI decided they'd make the game be a Steam only game, even if you go out and buy it in a box.
The problems this brings are several. Firstly, I now have to have Steam installed on my computer when I don't want or need it. Steam takes ages to boot, pisses and moans if you've selected a mode it would prefer you not to and hangs more than any other software I use on this machine, none of which ever seems to hang. Now, I play football manager with some extra software, namely FMScout and FMRTE... both of which only work with the update of FM that existed when their last version was released. This never used to be a problem, updates to FM were telegraphed by SI for a good fortnight before they hit so there would only be small periods where the software (which is now paid software) wasn't compatible. Now, being on steam, SI fire updates at FM with stupid regularity, patching every last little thing on an ongoing basis. Fine if you don't use editors, ruinous if you do. Now, the solution one might think would be to disable automatic updates of FM but certainly with last year's version (I've not had this year's long) Steam would ignore my specific instruction not to update. I sent in complaints and asked on their forums (separate account needed, another bullshit arseache) and got no solution back from anyone. Steam themselves ignored me. They also don't respond on twitter.
That's not to mention that sometimes Steam itself will insist on updating before it lets you run a game off it, which is inexcusable. Software you've paid for should run by itself on any given machine. I don't need, want or use steam but I'm forced to by SI. After last year I swore I'd never pay for FM again while it was on Steam, as they wasted hours of my time but inevitably this is the first year no warez version has been found to work. Reluctantly, I've paid again... and again I'm sat here waiting ages for Steam to launch before FM will launch, just so I can kill the Steam process as soon as it does. It's a momumental fuck you to the loyal end user.
Steam might be alright for other games, but I don't care. I don't want other games. If they ignore my complaints, dictate what I do with my own machine and so on, they can kiss my arse. I'll use whatever other means I can.