I flagged the question as off-topic based on illegal content or piracy. However, I also posted an answer stating the we (Arqade) do not discuss illegal content or piracy, but mentioned that the user can just get a free Steam account and access the game for free.
I believe my answer was helpful, but I didn't directly answer the question, and I posted an answer on a question that is off-topic for Arqade. Is this a bad thing to do?
Edit: I just noticed that the OP mentioned limited bandwidth for downloads, so even then my answer was a bad one. If that wasn't a problem, would the correct course of action close the question as off-topic or answer, pointing the user to the right direction?