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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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26. Re: Mac Steam Client Tomorrow May 11, 2010, 21:12 Kxmode
 
MattyC wrote on May 11, 2010, 18:02:
Mostly_Harmless wrote on May 11, 2010, 17:11:
Donkey_Punch wrote on May 11, 2010, 13:54:
Now you can download 3 games!

Isn't that three more than you could for the PC when Steam first launched?

Well if you want to be accurate you couldn't download any games when Steam launched because the launch was a disaster. That said, I doubt Valve could have really done Steam in any way that wasn't a small mmo-launch-day style disaster, but just saying. It would see brief windows of functionality, but for the most part it was useless for the first few weeks. And I think the friends list took years to get working right.

Many PC gamers DIED so you can enjoy your Macintoshy freedoms Mister! Don't you ever forget it!
 
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25. Re: Mac Steam Client Tomorrow May 11, 2010, 21:07 Kxmode
 
^Drag0n^ wrote on May 11, 2010, 19:02:
Totally O.T., but MattyC....that avatar is downright creeeeepy.

Do you mean uncanny valley creepy?
 
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24. Re: Mac Steam Client Tomorrow May 11, 2010, 19:08 Ant
 
^Drag0n^ wrote on May 11, 2010, 19:02:
Totally O.T., but MattyC....that avatar is downright creeeeepy.



^D^
How is it creepy? It's radical/rad and funny. A female co-worker has one printed out in her cubicle. Heh.
 
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23. Re: Mac Steam Client Tomorrow May 11, 2010, 19:02 ^Drag0n^
 
Totally O.T., but MattyC....that avatar is downright creeeeepy.



^D^
 
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22. Re: Mac May 11, 2010, 18:19 Creston
 
Ant wrote on May 11, 2010, 15:56:
Creston wrote on May 11, 2010, 15:26:
Yeah, but the MAC guy gets to call it his "iGun!"
MAC Address?

BIG MAC.

Creston
 
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21. Re: Mac Steam Client Tomorrow May 11, 2010, 18:02 MattyC
 
Mostly_Harmless wrote on May 11, 2010, 17:11:
Donkey_Punch wrote on May 11, 2010, 13:54:
Now you can download 3 games!

Isn't that three more than you could for the PC when Steam first launched?

Well if you want to be accurate you couldn't download any games when Steam launched because the launch was a disaster. That said, I doubt Valve could have really done Steam in any way that wasn't a small mmo-launch-day style disaster, but just saying. It would see brief windows of functionality, but for the most part it was useless for the first few weeks. And I think the friends list took years to get working right.

Hopefully the Mac launch will go smoother.
 
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20. Re: Mac May 11, 2010, 17:40 sorted
 
The Advocate wrote on May 11, 2010, 15:24:
please god please grant this man's wish. my heart's desire is to shoot in the face anyone with a MAC tag next to him.

The added bonus is that the weapon you shoot him in the face with will cost half as much and give you double the performance.

QFT
 
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19. Re: Mac Steam Client Tomorrow May 11, 2010, 17:39 sorted
 
Mostly_Harmless wrote on May 11, 2010, 17:11:
Donkey_Punch wrote on May 11, 2010, 13:54:
Now you can download 3 games!

Isn't that three more than you could for the PC when Steam first launched?

oooh, that stung... /sarcasm
 
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18. Re: Mac Steam Client Tomorrow May 11, 2010, 17:11 Mostly_Harmless
 
Donkey_Punch wrote on May 11, 2010, 13:54:
Now you can download 3 games!

Isn't that three more than you could for the PC when Steam first launched?
 
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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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16. Re: Mac May 11, 2010, 16:06 Creston
 
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

That's not true!!! That's impossible!!!!!

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

Creston
 
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15. Re: Mac May 11, 2010, 16:02 MattyC
 
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
 
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14. Re: Mac May 11, 2010, 15:56 Ant
 
Creston wrote on May 11, 2010, 15:26:
Yeah, but the MAC guy gets to call it his "iGun!"
MAC Address?
 
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13. Re: Mac May 11, 2010, 15:52 Techie714
 
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
 
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12. Re: Mac May 11, 2010, 15:49 Graham
 
MAC = Media Access Control. We're all MAC users, brother.

If you were implying that you're interested in shooting Mac users in the face - well, that's not terribly nice if they're on your team in TF2 is it? You might actually have to... learn to get along. *gasp*
 
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11. Re: Mac Steam Client Tomorrow May 11, 2010, 15:44 Joss
 
Donkey_Punch wrote on May 11, 2010, 13:54:
Now you can download 3 games!

That's what I was thinking, and that's why I switched to PC 12 years ago.
 
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10. Re: Mac May 11, 2010, 15:37 MattyC
 
Techie714 wrote on May 11, 2010, 11:08:
You know what's REALLY going to be fun? Kicking the asses of all those Mac players in TF2....Yep that is going to be a BLAST! What Valve needs to do is give all the Mac players caps so we know who they are....

Oh and Mac players welcome to the game....



Yeah but if they did this there would be a flood of tears on the Steam forums after a day or so from PC players who couldn't accept that people aren't defined by the computer they use and these Mac players are mysteriously experienced at shooters. Because they clearly couldn't own both a Mac and a PC. Or have run bootcamp. Or have played the shooters available for the Mac.

Anyway should be fun. Time to delete the Windows partition on my MacBook Pro Should free up some space.
 
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9. Re: Mac May 11, 2010, 15:26 Creston
 
The Advocate wrote on May 11, 2010, 15:24:
please god please grant this man's wish. my heart's desire is to shoot in the face anyone with a MAC tag next to him.

The added bonus is that the weapon you shoot him in the face with will cost half as much and give you double the performance.

Yeah, but the MAC guy gets to call it his "iGun!"

So there!

Creston
 
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8. Re: Mac May 11, 2010, 15:24 Burrito of Peace
 
please god please grant this man's wish. my heart's desire is to shoot in the face anyone with a MAC tag next to him.

The added bonus is that the weapon you shoot him in the face with will cost half as much and give you double the performance.
 
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7. Re: Mac May 11, 2010, 14:10 Innocent
 
Techie714 wrote on May 11, 2010, 11:08:
You know what's REALLY going to be fun? Kicking the asses of all those Mac players in TF2....Yep that is going to be a BLAST! What Valve needs to do is give all the Mac players caps so we know who they are....

Oh and Mac players welcome to the game....


please god please grant this man's wish. my heart's desire is to shoot in the face anyone with a MAC tag next to him.
 
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