Jub Fequois, on 19 December 2012 - 10:57, said:
I don't think it's a complaint as much as it is an "ugh, really?" Sharing is caring and all that. I agree with the OP that it is ridiculous to ask a user to reboot after a game install, especially since the Steam version doesn't.
Steam is basically an advanced installer. So it is handling/tracking/updating all the prerequisites for a game. Probably this update didn't require a reboot and steam didn't propose a reboot.
OP's patch uses a simple installer. Figuring out whether the computer has to reboot or not is difficult and would have required a lot of extra development. So instead of delaying the patch for another month, they released it and asked for a reboot.