“Dad – my game keeps crashing.”
And there goes an hour I won’t get back.
Turns out there’s something wrong with Mass Effect 2. Was it the antivirus software? No. Settings for the graphics? No. In the end I set Steam to run as Admin, and registered the game with EA Games – Heck, must I have a relationship with every company who sells me anything on the Internet? – and voila, it worked.
Not entirely a wasted hour. Kurtzhau kept diving into the cupboard which serves as my study, armoury and library, and asking what I was doing, pretty much the way I did when Dad fixed my bike, and my Dad would have done when his Dad was doing what they did back in the 1940s.