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Washac
May 12, 2010, 06:23 AM
Hi All


It is now 12th May at 12 Midday here in the UK and still nothing on the Steam site :(

I have money burning a hole in my pocket here :)

Anybody now what time it will be released ?



vacuumtube
May 12, 2010, 06:28 AM
Just checked, no go, yet.:confused:

Washac
May 12, 2010, 06:31 AM
Just checked, no go, yet.:confused:

I know I keep checking :(

txa1265
May 12, 2010, 06:37 AM
Hi All


It is now 12th May at 12 Midday here in the UK and still nothing on the Steam site :(

My only best guess is that it will release prior to midnight PST. When they unlock games it is typically noon or so PST, I'd guess the same thing here. I mean, they want full staff onboard to ensure smooth launch, right?

Chrusty
May 12, 2010, 06:54 AM
Also desperately waiting for Steam, wish there was some sort of a ETA on their site or perhaps some automated email service telling when its available.

Can't wait to play Torchlight. :apple:

cal6n
May 12, 2010, 07:03 AM
Valve time (http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Valve_Time) is different to real time...

:D

dannyjames8
May 12, 2010, 07:04 AM
Arrrgggghhh!!!!

I Want It Now!!!!!

chrstphr
May 12, 2010, 07:04 AM
come on Valve! I have money to give you! :D

Dagless
May 12, 2010, 07:53 AM
You can buy the games now, just go to http://store.steampowered.com/. You can buy Steam games anywhere you have a web browser... you just can't install them until later :D.

Actually I would recommend buying ASAP. There have been times where (due to a massive amount of users) the store goes down. Happens any time theres a good sale on. Happened last week with the Rockstar sale!

themat
May 12, 2010, 09:19 AM
Still not been released =[!! I'm excited.

Cloudsurfer
May 12, 2010, 09:23 AM
Valve, what gives? It's May 12. Give us Steam. NOW.

Metalmorphed
May 12, 2010, 09:39 AM
Eeeh, I'm in class and constantly refreshing steam and this page, hoping someone will say "IT'S HERE !".

EXCITED !

slpdLoad
May 12, 2010, 09:42 AM
Valve time (http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Valve_Time) is different to real time...

:D

Yeah, this isn't a joke. :)

Mac community will have to learn the hard way just like everyone else I guess.

Thunder82
May 12, 2010, 09:47 AM
You can buy the games now, just go to http://store.steampowered.com/. You can buy Steam games anywhere you have a web browser... you just can't install them until later :D.

Actually I would recommend buying ASAP. There have been times where (due to a massive amount of users) the store goes down. Happens any time theres a good sale on. Happened last week with the Rockstar sale!

I thought about doing this as well, but are we 100% positive that ALL games purchased for the PC will be free to download for Mac? (assuming a mac port for that specific game exists)

Metalmorphed
May 12, 2010, 09:49 AM
I thought about doing this as well, but are we 100% positive that ALL games purchased for the PC will be free to download for Mac? (assuming a mac port for that specific game exists)

we are for Valve games, but not for games of third party developers.
Valve does give you the mac version for free, though other developers can choose for themselves

ajumbaje
May 12, 2010, 09:50 AM
we are for Valve games, but not for games of third party developers.
Valve does give you the mac version for free, though other developers can choose for themselves
So I can go ahead and buy left 4 dead 2 knowing that it will play when I install steam????

BradenG
May 12, 2010, 09:53 AM
we are for Valve games, but not for games of third party developers.
Valve does give you the mac version for free, though other developers can choose for themselves

^ this.

And also I would wait until we know when exactly Valves games will become available to Mac. So far it seems that today Portal and Torchlight will be the only games available. Valve runs deals for their games often so I would hold off on TF2 and the L4D games until we know when they come out for Mac since there could be a juicy deal along with it. Engineer Update for TF2 is just around the corner and that means a 'Free Weekend' of TF2 and at the end of the free weekend will be a significant price cut on TF2 for a day or so.

Metalmorphed
May 12, 2010, 09:54 AM
So I can go ahead and buy left 4 dead 2 knowing that it will play when I install steam????

No,
You can buy l4d2 and knowing that you'll be playing when l4d2 is out for mac. Not sure this will be when steam for mac comes out though :( The information is unclear on if l4d will be there today along with the launch of steam for mac.

brian doherty
May 12, 2010, 10:02 AM
Knowing Valve they are spending today building a large complicated contraption that essentially pushes a button that launches Steam for Mac.

Kinda like this:

http://www.l4d.com/blog/post.php?id=2026

windshear
May 12, 2010, 10:05 AM
IT's OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



















(just kiddin')

ScottishDuck
May 12, 2010, 10:07 AM
Valve Time tells me it will be 00:01AM on the 13th.

Metalmorphed
May 12, 2010, 10:11 AM
IT's OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(just kiddin')

YOU *ugly word here* !

bokdol
May 12, 2010, 10:27 AM
IT's OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(just kiddin')

not kidding i hate you right now.....

RoboCop001
May 12, 2010, 10:32 AM
IT's OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


(just kiddin')

Windshear you jive motha.....

[Dynamite! Dynamite!]

No! Not the orphans!!!

mosiejczuk
May 12, 2010, 10:36 AM
waiting... at my place it's almost 7PM.

Simplicated
May 12, 2010, 10:39 AM
waiting... at my place it's almost 7PM.

It's already May 13th, 12:40 AM here.

roadbloc
May 12, 2010, 10:39 AM
Typical Valve. :rolleyes:

dr0000
May 12, 2010, 10:40 AM
In Valve Time, they haven't even woken up yet.

Washac
May 12, 2010, 10:48 AM
You can buy the games now, just go to http://store.steampowered.com/. You can buy Steam games anywhere you have a web browser... you just can't install them until later :D.

Actually I would recommend buying ASAP. There have been times where (due to a massive amount of users) the store goes down. Happens any time theres a good sale on. Happened last week with the Rockstar sale!

Hi

Bought a copy Torchlight ready for Mac Steam.

It stated either download now or later from your game library.

Where is the game library? Or is not available until I have Steam ?

dr0000
May 12, 2010, 10:52 AM
Hi

Bought a copy Torchlight ready for Mac Steam.

It stated either download now or later from your game library.

Where is the game library? Or is not available until I have Steam ?

That'll come when you dl steam when its released. Hopefully very soon ^_^

NGL
May 12, 2010, 11:03 AM
Windshear you jive motha.....

[Dynamite! Dynamite!]

No! Not the orphans!!!

"I used to be an orphan...."

Curious to see what the actual lineup will be on release... are Portal and Torchlight the only 100% confirmed day 1 releases?

-Nick

SilentPanda
May 12, 2010, 11:04 AM
TF2 won't be out today.

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=14903686&postcount=6680

Unless you want to think that he mean "a wednesday" being today....

dr0000
May 12, 2010, 11:06 AM
I was hoping for a 12pm/5pm released :@

chiefroastbeef
May 12, 2010, 11:08 AM
IT's OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





okay. raise of hand for whoever peed their pants a little when they read this.











*raises hand*

roliath
May 12, 2010, 11:10 AM
needs to hurry!
luckily its a busy day for me today though, so I at least want to get the client installed.

mobilehaathi
May 12, 2010, 11:13 AM
I want it to come out while I'm still on a crazy high bandwidth connection (at work), so I can DL the games with lightning speed......

reberto
May 12, 2010, 11:29 AM
Guys, Valve works off both PST and Valve time, so it SHOULD be out before midnight PST.

ayeying
May 12, 2010, 11:30 AM
Such a Valve time...

http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Valve_Time

mobilehaathi
May 12, 2010, 11:39 AM
This website (http://www.softsailor.com/news/26927-steam-for-mac-release-date-is-today.html) seems to imply that TF2 will be available immediately.

WetPantsClub
May 12, 2010, 11:43 AM
(Nevermind still beta)

macman7002
May 12, 2010, 11:52 AM
Has anyone noticed that they changed the pictures on the iMac at the bottom of their "About Steam" page?

Simplicated
May 12, 2010, 11:59 AM
Has anyone noticed that they changed the pictures on the iMac at the bottom of their "About Steam" page?

If it really happened, I think that means Valve Time took its place again.

mazungu
May 12, 2010, 12:00 PM
http://store.steampowered.com/public/client/steam.dmg


ggogogogogo

Dagless
May 12, 2010, 12:01 PM
http://store.steampowered.com/public/client/steam.dmg


ggogogogogo

No that's the beta.

roadbloc
May 12, 2010, 12:02 PM
http://store.steampowered.com/public/client/steam.dmg


ggogogogogo

YESSSSS! :D:D:D:D

macman7002
May 12, 2010, 12:02 PM
If it really happened, I think that means Valve Time took its place again.

When I checked that page earlier this morning it showed a "Dragon Age Origin" picture I believe, when I checked the same page again 10 minutes ago it showed "Torchlight" and "Portal".

mazungu
May 12, 2010, 12:03 PM
ugh still says in beta...

http://www.geekosystem.com/steam-for-mac-download/
LIES

Simplicated
May 12, 2010, 12:04 PM
When I checked that page earlier this morning it showed a "Dragon Age Origin" picture I believe, when I checked the same page again 10 minutes ago it showed "Torchlight" and "Portal".

I still see Dragon Age Origin...

macman7002
May 12, 2010, 12:05 PM
I still see Dragon Age Origin...

On the http://store.steampowered.com/about/ page?

Dagless
May 12, 2010, 12:06 PM
The best place to be is http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1185613,
Or maybe http://store.steampowered.com/news/.

Don't rely on other sites like that just wanting a few sly hits.

Simplicated
May 12, 2010, 12:12 PM
On the http://store.steampowered.com/about/ page?

Yes.

mazungu
May 12, 2010, 12:13 PM
No that's the beta.

i believe this is the right dmg we just have to wait for the "normal" accounts to be unlocked in the system

macman7002
May 12, 2010, 12:16 PM
Yes.

This is what I am getting:

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=225969&stc=1&d=1273684542

Simplicated
May 12, 2010, 12:18 PM
This is what I am getting:

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=225969&stc=1&d=1273684542

I get this instead, even after clearing cache:

wilycoder
May 12, 2010, 12:19 PM
This is what I am getting:

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=225969&stc=1&d=1273684542

Were you in the Beta?

nickjf20
May 12, 2010, 12:20 PM
my steam keeps saying it needs to be online to update :'( and wont even tell me its in closed beta

macman7002
May 12, 2010, 12:21 PM
@Simplicated Have you tried resetting your browser?

@wilycoder I was not in the Beta

Washac
May 12, 2010, 12:41 PM
Hi All



Why have Mac Rumours put that Steam download link on the front page when there is still nothing official being said or released yet.

mazungu
May 12, 2010, 12:51 PM
site is called macrumors

Washac
May 12, 2010, 12:58 PM
site is called macrumors

Hi


True :D

NGL
May 12, 2010, 12:59 PM
Kept hitting "still in Beta" but just now when I tried to launch Steam again, it downloaded a second update, and now my non-beta account appears to be active.

Perhaps we're good to go?

EDIT: Note, the Steam client still seems to be in beta and the mac store is not yet available, but non-beta accounts should be able to log in.

-Nick

VPrime
May 12, 2010, 01:03 PM
Launch the "Beta" now! It is public! It has just been updated on my computer and no more "for beta" pop up any more!
hazaa!

Portal is downloadable!

vacuumtube
May 12, 2010, 01:07 PM
Mine is working, non-beta. D/L'ing portal, torchlight & Indy!!

santaliqueur
May 12, 2010, 01:08 PM
Launch the "Beta" now! It is public! It has just been updated on my computer and no more "for beta" pop up any more!
hazaa!

Portal is downloadable!

Already downloaded Portal, and now it says my 7300 GT (Mac Pro) does not meet the video requirements. Sucks.

mobilehaathi
May 12, 2010, 01:08 PM
Mine downloads an update, installs it, then freezes. :mad:

JollyRogers
May 12, 2010, 01:08 PM
Mine is working, non-beta. D/L'ing portal, torchlight & Indy!!

Yes. working here also.

Zcott
May 12, 2010, 01:10 PM
Hitting "Play Portal now for free" just takes my Steam client back in a loop refreshing that page. Anyone else having this?

VPrime
May 12, 2010, 01:14 PM
Hitting "Play Portal now for free" just takes my Steam client back in a loop refreshing that page. Anyone else having this?

I don't think you can play for free any more. I think that was only for the closed beta.

Washac
May 12, 2010, 01:17 PM
Hi All



Downloading Torchlight as I type this :)

Happy gamer here :)

ajumbaje
May 12, 2010, 01:19 PM
still have the beta popup...

ozreth
May 12, 2010, 01:22 PM
edit: I lied, or rather 9to5 threw me off. Sorry.

b0tt094
May 12, 2010, 01:23 PM
Man my Tf2 doesn't show up in my library, I bought it in october for my windows side

anyone else have the same problem.

Revelation78
May 12, 2010, 01:24 PM
Man my Tf2 doesn't show up in my library, I bought it in october for my windows side

anyone else have the same problem.

Do you have only Mac games set to visible?

VPrime
May 12, 2010, 01:28 PM
Man my Tf2 doesn't show up in my library, I bought it in october for my windows side

anyone else have the same problem.

Yes, I am having the same issue. ALL my other games show up except TF2. BUT if you log into your steam commuinty page on steams site it shows up there. I am guessing just a bug of sorts. They didn't take the game away ;) (I hope at least hahaha)

davwin
May 12, 2010, 01:28 PM
Same here: TF2 not showing in library but, I'm guessing it will show after another update or two. Portal and Torchlight downloaded just fine :)

b0tt094
May 12, 2010, 01:29 PM
alright good thanks everyone

Miharu
May 12, 2010, 01:36 PM
Downloaded Steam off the link from macrumors mainpage. I have the same issue with TF2, all my other Steam games show except TF2. I can't access the store as it takes me to the beta welcome page.

Revelation78
May 12, 2010, 01:36 PM
Downloaded Steam off the link from macrumors mainpage. I have the same issue with TF2, all my other Steam games show except TF2. I can't access the store as it takes me to the beta welcome page.

That's because the service isn't fully "live" yet.

davwin
May 12, 2010, 01:38 PM
Yea this is still not the "Launch" ... I just tried Torchlight and my character from Steam Cloud is not there yet so I think we still have a few to go. Getting really close now though :)

Deano.uk
May 12, 2010, 01:41 PM
Its Live - Gogogo!

edit: Wont let me play portal...
I own team fortress 2 but it doesnt show up in my owned games list, and call of duty 2 gives me the option to install but doesnt do anything when i click it.

Revelation78
May 12, 2010, 01:43 PM
Its Live - Gogogo!

FAIL!

kellen
May 12, 2010, 01:43 PM
Its Live - Gogogo!

So you can play? Are you sure? Mine just goes to the home screen whenever I try anything.

Revelation78
May 12, 2010, 01:46 PM
So you can play? Are you sure? Mine just goes to the home screen whenever I try anything.

He doesn't get enough love at home, so he's seeking attention elsewhere.

kellen
May 12, 2010, 01:48 PM
Sounds like it.

I guess the rush to be "first" to post on the internet means a lot to some people.

benpatient
May 12, 2010, 01:58 PM
Already downloaded Portal, and now it says my 7300 GT (Mac Pro) does not meet the video requirements. Sucks.

Same here.

Sucks because it works FINE in bootcamp on this machine. I guess Apple hasn't put forth the effort to make decent drivers for anything but the most recent Macs...

Revelation78
May 12, 2010, 02:03 PM
Weird!

Clicking on the link to "Play Portal for Free" now works; Portal is downloading...

This was at 12:00PM PST.

santaliqueur
May 12, 2010, 02:03 PM
Same here.

Sucks because it works FINE in bootcamp on this machine. I guess Apple hasn't put forth the effort to make decent drivers for anything but the most recent Macs...

Yeah, wtf...Steam games are the only thing I keep a Boot Camp partition for, everything else runs fine in a VM. However, I don't feel like buying an 8800 or whatever card I would need just to play these games. Ugh.

benpatient
May 12, 2010, 02:07 PM
Yeah, wtf...Steam games are the only thing I keep a Boot Camp partition for, everything else runs fine in a VM. However, I don't feel like buying an 8800 or whatever card I would need just to play these games. Ugh.

I mean, at the Apple prices, you could buy a 360 and the orange box and have money left over for the price of a current graphics card.

I played all of these games up to TF2 on a PC I built in 2004 for 500 bucks, plus 1 upgrade to a 6600 GT a couple years later.

my mac pro can handle it. they should just let it try to run and we'll see what happens.

VPrime
May 12, 2010, 02:09 PM
Steam "store" page now works within steam, and you can officially download it from steampowered.coms page :)

G-Force
May 12, 2010, 02:18 PM
Portal is free (http://store.steampowered.com/freeportal/)

santaliqueur
May 12, 2010, 02:19 PM
Portal is free (http://store.steampowered.com/freeportal/)

Just saw this. That is awesome news for those who don't already own it. A great game.

b0tt094
May 12, 2010, 02:36 PM
Portal is free but now Killing Floor has gone missing from my list lol

My games are being abducted :p

Dagless
May 12, 2010, 02:48 PM
Now's a gooda time as any to link to the Steam library gallery thread :p - http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=914597.

But yea, its all up and running just fine here! Not installed anything yet. Waiting on performance results for TF2 and L4D (when available).

Otaillon
May 12, 2010, 03:28 PM
Question: I've got the Orange Box on CD (for PC obviously). Is there any way to pick some files from it to install Portal without downloading everything from the internet?