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Mac Steam Client Tomorrow

Valve announces the promised Macintosh edition of the Steam client will be released tomorrow, and that: "On subsequent Wednesdays, additional collections of Mac titles will become available, each designed to highlight specific functionalities of Steam on the Mac." The first collection of Mac titles will demonstrate "Steam Play," which allows you to play purchased games on all Steam supported platforms, so word is: "Gamers who have previously purchased games on Steam will find them available in their account on the Mac as they are released." Here's more:

Portal, in addition to supporting Steam Play, will be the first of Valve's Source engine based games available on the Mac. Native OS/X support for the Source engine is also available immediately to licensees for use in their games.

Among the initial titles available on Wednesday will be Runic Games' critically acclaimed Torchlight. "We're very excited to be bringing Torchlight to the Mac," said Max Schaefer, co-founder of Runic Games. "Having Steam for the Mac solves so many problems for us as a developer. We look forward to our future games coming out on the Mac as well."

In addition to bringing the online functionality of Steam to the Mac, Valve will also make its Steamworks suite of publishing and development tools available on the Mac platform. These include product key authentication, copy protection, auto-updating, social networking, matchmaking, anti-cheat technology, and more. The features and services available in Steamworks are offered free of charge and may be used for both electronic and tangible versions of games.

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17. Re: Mac May 11, 2010, 16:09 Ant
 
MattyC wrote on May 11, 2010, 16:02:
Techie714 wrote on May 11, 2010, 15:52:
MattyC wrote on May 11, 2010, 15:37:
Techie714 wrote on May 11, 2010, 11:08:

Anyway should be fun. Time to delete the Windows partition on my MacBook Pro Should free up some space.

Gentleman, "MattyC" is clearly not one of us..... Rifle


It is far worse than that! I have both a MacBook Pro AND a homebuilt i7 desktop! I am a double agent! DUN DUN DUNNNNNN
Me too! I have an old PowerBook G4 (rarely used though) and PCs (Linux/Debian and XP Pro. SP3). Macs don't bother me. I do love its BSD under its MacOS X.
 
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