I worship the other SR games but it's that damn Steam client. I don't mind a little DRM but that is just too big of a pain, especially given my location and setup.
You're in luck, check this out: It's DRM free
Just out of curiousity I tried to play it without the Steam client and it works! Ironic because with the extension Steam Enhanced it says it has DRM even excluding Steam but I'm not sure if that's a bug. The normal Steam site says "Incorporates 3rd-party DRM: DRM Free!" That's funny.
I should mention though because I know you have not the latest computer: it's rather demanding and even if my computer runs it well, there's something about the engine that really doesn't want to run optimally, not as good as Space Rangers 2 Reboot at least. Recommended specs are a dual core CPU 2.4GHz
and Nvidia 8600GT / Radeon X3550
Yeah my pc is on it's last legs but I'm do to get a new one in the next few months. I may just hold off for now and work on some of this endless backlog.
Still, I can't thank you enough for telling me that about the DRM.