If you purchased BioShock 2 via Steam and preloaded it last night or early this morning and are trying to play it and are instead seeing this SecuROM DRM serial-number activation screen:
and thinking “hu? What serial number?!” then I’m here to help. Go back to your “My Games” screen in Steam, right-click on BioShock 2 and go to “View game CD key“:
That’s right, it’s not called “serial number” anywhere in the interface. Also Steam gives you no pre-emptive popup about the CD key for the game until after you have started it. That’s excellent, good delivery guys.
If you try and click the provided link from SecuROM in the popup dialog, it just takes you to this page that explains how activation works — cause that’s what I wanted to know. Not activate my game and play it, no, I’d rather learn how different DRM techniques work. Thanks guys!