<I>I downloaded Steam w/ the CS cache, installed it, let it update, and started playing. I don't understand the big deal everyone has with Steam, it's better than the silly browsers that come with the mods anyways.</I>
Good for you, I did the same thing and it crashes constantly mid-game. Just because you're not having problems doesn't mean that nobody is. The majority of people who are posting here are having trouble, and that doesn't make them idiots, man.