Cant install(update) Steam Brand New MAC

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by atinder, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. atinder macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2011
    I just bought brand new macbook pro.
    downloaded installer from steam website it stuck at downloading update at around 34mb and total update size is 38mb.
    It says steam cant connect to internet (no internet connection )

    Weired issue

    Any Help appreciated

  2. archurban macrumors 6502a


    Aug 4, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    I am not sure. but I guess that Mac OS lion causes a lot of trouble for gaming if you ask me.
  3. atinder thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2011
    yea i am using OSx lion.

    But i have seen on forums many people facing similar problems.

    Any kind of help is appreciated.

  4. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    I've had no problems with gaming regards Lion and I very much doubt it's a Lion specific issue.
  5. Cboss macrumors 6502

    Dec 11, 2008
    The Steam client for Mac has several little problems like this. It's not a Lion issue, it's been around since the client was first available for Mac.

    The client downloads 3 (I think, but maybe 4.) files as part of the 38 MB you see. You'll have to manually download the files and place them in the correct location.

    To download the files open the Console application and then try to start Steam and the update. You should see 3 (or 4) web addresses that are the location of each file. Copy and paste each address into your web browser to manually download each.

    After you complete that, you'll have to put the files into the correct location of the Steam folder. It's been a while since I've done this so I forget what the exact location is, but at least you've got some info to go on for future searching.

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