He hasn't updated the list since November =/ I don't blame him though -- it's work to keep updating the list.
Frankly, I don't think the original intention of the OP was to keep updating the list forever, as in offering an up-to-date service for people who care about DRM (also in their Steam games).
After all, the OP, and certain someones who were at first active in the thread, are known to say they don't care about DRM. Why would one then keep up a list of DRM-free games, if one does not care about DRM?
I think the original point of this thread was just to argumentatively show that there are also DRM-free games on Steam, as in "See? GOG has nothing over Steam!".
So in that sense, it would be helpful if someone who cares about DRM-free gaming could take over the thread, but unfortunately that's not possible. But some such person could indeed start a new thread with all this data, and keep it up because the subject interests him/her.
All I can conclude from this thread so far is that yes there are games in Steam that can unofficially be run without the client/DRM, but all in all it is all quite messy.
Hmm, I didn't get that impression about this thread at all. To me it just seemed like a thread that was intended to be helpful for people who were interested in DRM free games but happened to also use Steam, so that they could use the games listed in this thread outside of Steam if they chose to do so.
I would also disagree that it's messy, since most of the DRM free games listed in this thread work by simply making a backup of the game folder and nothing more, which is easier than a normal game installation. Some of the games require a few dependencies to be installed, which is normally taken care of when Steam runs the game for the first time. A handful of the games on Steam can be DRM free by applying retail patches, which does require a bit more work but is still quite trivial. However, if a person doesn't care much in the first place about whether their games on Steam are DRM or not, then this all may feel like it's more work than it's worth. But to those of us who do, it means that we save money by not having to repurchase our games elsewhere to get DRM free copies, so the trouble is worth it in that sense.
But yeah I may end up making my own thread at some point with updated information. It needs to be updated every so often as people test out games that nobody else has tested yet, and as new games are added into Steam. I haven't decided yet if I feel like doing it heh.