I just downloaded the game via steam and attempted to create an account from the link provided via the steam game launch page. It would never accept any email address as valid. I found a link that allowed me to create an account and allows access to the forums. I updated my personal information for my account (which worked) but every attempt to login to download the game updated graphics game or into the gave via steam launch is invalid.
I remember playing this game years ago but this seems silly for 2021.