Originally Posted by zak256
ie7 is ONLY needed for activation and NOT needed for the following games which use a different activation method:
- Back To The Future
- The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
I think that I needed IE7 for Sam and Max: Season 3 or Poker Night at The Inventory (I could be wrong though - it's been a while since I installed them).
It's also perhaps worth noting that stuff purchased via Steam may not have the same activation requirements (can anyone confirm that?).