I heard someone mention making a new account and trying this...I doubt that will work. As yet another poster said, this is a problem with official servers not accepting you as a Steam user.
This is just weird. Does IWnet log you as a cheater, as well? That would we're getting past VAC, but not past whatever obscure anti-hack service IWnet is using. Maybe. I just don't get it. Is there some other way of launching the game without Steam(other than piracy)?