So was the ingame multiplayer menu and the autodownload of patches in CIV IV. But I mostly downloaded the patches here as the ingame patching often sucked and reading about it, it seems Steam will do exactly that, too. Btw.: if Steam is part of the game, no need to install 2 programs then? It is in the game, isn't it? This sounds pretty odd to me and not necessary for the average single-player offline-gamer. Ah, wait he shall get hooked up on DLC, so Steam is forced to be used. Admit it.