Cant play any Steam games in MacOS Sierra

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  1. mavericks7913 macrumors 6502

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    I downloaded all games from Steam but it just show only black screen with spinning curser. Why is this happening?
     
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  3. mavericks7913 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Mac Pro 2010
    RX 480
    32gb RAM
    Dual CPU X5677

    MacOS Sierra

    Left 4 dead 2 and Counter strike.
     
  4. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    I wonder if it's the 480. Did you have to do anything special to install it? According to this it should be working fine with L4D2: http://barefeats.com/sierra_rx480.html

    It's probably a Source engine problem though. Try playing a non-Valve game. If it works, then verify the cache of the games via Stram and try again. If that still doesn't work then I'd uninstall the source games you have installed and then reinstall.

    Also, are you giving it time? Valve games
    can load slowly and show the cursor like they've hung, but they're really loading.
     
  5. mavericks7913 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I tried all of those methods and never worked.
     
  6. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    You tried other games?
     
  7. mavericks7913 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have only valve games
     
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  10. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Try running them in windowed mode. Right click on them in steam, go to properties, and in set launch options type -windowed in the line.
     
  11. mavericks7913 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Window mode is not working and I had to shut the computer down cause it doesn't respond at all.
     
  12. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Huh. Force quit didn't even work? (Command-option-Escape.)

    How exactly did you uninstall/reinstall them? Since they are your only two games, the only other thing I'd suggest the nuke and pave method. Delete the Steam app and the whole steam folder in user/library/application support and try again.

    Since these are Valve games, you may have better luck at the Mac Steam forum. I'd suggest contacting Valve but we all know how their support is...
     
  13. mavericks7913 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah it didn't work at all.

    Let me try to delete all steam apps then.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 3, 2017 ---
    I did that but it showed warning sign and then shut downed by itself.
     
  14. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    I had a similar issue on my Mac Pro with Sierra just on the valve games.

    To solve it

    Right click Counter Strike and select properties.
    Select the local files tab and hit the verify files button.

    In my case, it said it was missing one required file (probably something with Steam) and it re-installed the file.

    I then was able to see / play Counterstrike after starting it.

    I'm using a AMD Radeon HD 7950 video card.
     
  15. mavericks7913 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It didn't work at all. I assume that my gpu is not yet supported for MacOS then.
     
  16. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    It isn't officially supported, but that shouldn't be the issue. In the link I provided above, Barefeats tested L4D2 with your card and Mac. And it's working fine for the OS and Unigine.

    One thing I'd try just for testing purposes is to install the game in a new user account and see what happens. Did you try the Steam forums?
     
  17. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Could possibly be the problem.

    I initially tried to run it and I got a dark screen for 5-10 minutes before I started hearing the music (it was still dark and I was forced to quit) (i.e. Let it run with a dark screen for a long awhile until you hear the music). I then ran the validation and it started working.
     
  18. mavericks7913 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    When I run either games, the app seem to be not responding all the time and I waited more than 10 mins and it didn't work.
     
  19. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    I also waited a very long time. Do you hear the game music ?
     
  20. mavericks7913 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not at all. I posted this issue on Steam comm. btw.
     
  21. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Of note, I cranked up Half Life 2 on the Mac side with Sierra via Steam (see my signature) and it runs well.
     

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