Awise, awise fwom your gwave thwead! *cough* Sorry not sure what happened there.
So the megapatch
is going to be coming out soon and it'll even have achievements if you've got the Steam version which is everyone now as it'll take your retail key and add it to your collection. If you've already got it installed and don't want to download it again, considering it's about 8 gig that's probably everyone, start a download, stop it and then copy your install over the top in the Steam directory that it's created.
It'll download some stuff when you restart the download but not so much and if you get the C++ runtime problem at start up get it to verify the install and it should get fixed.
It's been almost a year since I last touched it and gave up so I don't know how it's been changed but after a couple of botmatches it didn't seem so bad considering I really didn't think much of it before.
Perhaps it's the thought of those achievements or maybe just being able to plod around in a giant war machine frying people.