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Mac Steam Client

The Steam Website now offers the promised Mac Steam client, along with a number of games that can be purchased and played on both Macs and Windows PCs. There is also an updated Windows Steam client, and the change list for that follows.

  • Win32 side support for Steam Play / Steam Cloud integration with upcoming Mac titles
  • Fix a regression causing Steam to fail if installed in a path with non-ascii characters
  • Fix to grant achievements based on stat progress if progress is 100% but the achievement was not previously granted
  • Fix a case where opt-in free games like the Counter-Strike: Source Beta would not appear in the library view until installed.

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16. Re: Mac Steam Client May 13, 2010, 13:19 Sixtoes
 
The client runs great; Torchlight and Civ IV complete look and run very smoothly at full res. BIG drawback, though: the client will NOT let me direct where to install the games. I run an 80 GB SSD for a boot, and wanted to use my 3TB RAID data storage drive to hold the files - but it won't let me. While it's not a full deal-breaker for me, I will not be purchasing any additional Steam titles until they change that.

Also - for those of you who are Mac users and considering Steam - you should know that Steam puts its files in the Documents folder... which is another big no-no in the OSX environment. That's what the Application Support folder is for. Guess I shouldn't have expected PC users to know how to design for Mac.

(Before I'm flamed to death, I'm a PC gamer first - but I have a MacBook Pro for when I travel... would have been nice to add to the collection.)
 
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15. Re: Mac Steam Client May 12, 2010, 21:14 Ant
 
nullability wrote on May 12, 2010, 21:08:
Ugh. Is there any way I can remove the Apple logos from my Steam?
It's not even a full day 1. Check again in a year.
 
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14. Re: Buy once for all supported platforms May 12, 2010, 21:11 Ant
 
kxmode wrote on May 12, 2010, 20:56:
Hanneth wrote on May 12, 2010, 20:07:
"Purchase a game once and play it on your Mac or PC. Just look for the Steam Play symbol when shopping."

http://store.steampowered.com/macbeta/welcome

"What is Steam?

Instantly access your favorite games

A growing collection of your favorite games are available to purchase, download, and play from any computer. Check out the new releases, indie hits, casual favorites and everything in between. Plus, with SteamPlay, buy a game once and play it on any Mac or PC."

Valve is awesome!
Ugh. PC can be Macs too. PC = Personal Computer. They need to reword it as Windows.
 
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13. Re: Mac Steam Client May 12, 2010, 21:10 nullability
 
Mac users can only play Civilization IV or Portal, plus a whole ton of old indie and casual titles. So... Not exactly pwnable.  
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12. Re: Mac Steam Client May 12, 2010, 21:08 nullability
 
Ugh. Is there any way I can remove the Apple logos from my Steam?  
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11. Re: Buy once for all supported platforms May 12, 2010, 20:56 Kxmode
 
Hanneth wrote on May 12, 2010, 20:07:
"Purchase a game once and play it on your Mac or PC. Just look for the Steam Play symbol when shopping."

http://store.steampowered.com/macbeta/welcome

"What is Steam?

Instantly access your favorite games

A growing collection of your favorite games are available to purchase, download, and play from any computer. Check out the new releases, indie hits, casual favorites and everything in between. Plus, with SteamPlay, buy a game once and play it on any Mac or PC."

Valve is awesome!
 
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10. Re: Buy once for all supported platforms May 12, 2010, 20:21 Ant
 
Hanneth wrote on May 12, 2010, 20:07:
"Purchase a game once and play it on your Mac or PC. Just look for the Steam Play symbol when shopping."

I can't find the quote, but they have already said that any games you have a already bought, are part of Steam Play and the Mac game client has been released you can download on the Mac.

When you buy new games, if you start out on a PC and buy a new computer that is a Mac, your games will follow you. If you are on a Mac and later switch to PC, your games will follow you.
Awesome. It better be true for Linux games too. GO VALVE!
 
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9. Buy once for all supported platforms May 12, 2010, 20:07 Hanneth
 
"Purchase a game once and play it on your Mac or PC. Just look for the Steam Play symbol when shopping."

I can't find the quote, but they have already said that any games you have a already bought, are part of Steam Play and the Mac game client has been released you can download on the Mac.

When you buy new games, if you start out on a PC and buy a new computer that is a Mac, your games will follow you. If you are on a Mac and later switch to PC, your games will follow you.
 
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8. Re: OK Mac Users... May 12, 2010, 17:31 Kxmode
 
Ant wrote on May 12, 2010, 17:07:
I am wondering if people will have to rebuy Mac versions if they already own PC/Windows version. Does anyone know?

I would think so Ant. I could be wrong but if you bought a game for Windows you would still need to buy another copy of said game for another computer.
 
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7. Re: OK Mac Users... May 12, 2010, 17:22 Ant
 
MattyC wrote on May 12, 2010, 17:19:
Ant wrote on May 12, 2010, 17:07:
I am wondering if people will have to rebuy Mac versions if they already own PC/Windows version. Does anyone know?

If you own the PC version you own the Mac version. No need to rebuy.
Awesome. Too bad I can't play them on my old PowerBook G4 (512 MB of RAM) with its outdated Mac OS X 10.2.8. I shall try it whenever I get a new Mac (not any time soon).

I hope this is true for Linux too since I use it a lot. Wow, Valve will domination with their Steam games on all three popular OS'.
 
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6. Re: OK Mac Users... May 12, 2010, 17:19 MattyC
 
Ant wrote on May 12, 2010, 17:07:
I am wondering if people will have to rebuy Mac versions if they already own PC/Windows version. Does anyone know?

If you own the PC version you own the Mac version. No need to rebuy.
 
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5. Re: OK Mac Users... May 12, 2010, 17:07 Ant
 
MattyC wrote on May 12, 2010, 16:59:
The client itself runs great.

Games: So far it is just most of the indy games on Steam, Portal, and Civ. Civ and Portal run great. I don't own any of the Indy games on Steam so I can't comment on those. Oh and Torchlight, but I don't own that either so can't say how it runs. This is on a 2007 MacBook Pro 17". T7800 Core2Duo@2.6GHz, 4gigs PC5400, GeForce 8600M GT 256MB. Running at the laptops native 1920x1200.


They said they are adding new games each Wednesday so here is hoping for LFD or TF2 next week
I am wondering if people will have to rebuy Mac versions if they already own PC/Windows version. Does anyone know?
 
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4. Re: OK Mac Users... May 12, 2010, 16:59 MattyC
 
The client itself runs great.

Games: So far it is just most of the indy games on Steam, Portal, and Civ. Civ and Portal run great. I don't own any of the Indy games on Steam so I can't comment on those. Oh and Torchlight, but I don't own that either so can't say how it runs. This is on a 2007 MacBook Pro 17". T7800 Core2Duo@2.6GHz, 4gigs PC5400, GeForce 8600M GT 256MB. Running at the laptops native 1920x1200.


They said they are adding new games each Wednesday so here is hoping for LFD or TF2 next week
 
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3. OK Mac Users... May 12, 2010, 16:48 Ant
 
Tell us how it and the games are!  
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2. Re: Mac Steam Client May 12, 2010, 16:43 Techie714
 
Let the ass whipping commence!!! Apple players, dont be afraid, camp if you must it makes no difference to us well still PWN U! LOL!! Rifle  
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1. Re: Mac Steam Client May 12, 2010, 16:32 MattyC
 
Yay! Though I am more excited about TF2 coming than the current Poral and Civ. They said it will be updated weekly though so maybe next week.  
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