OS X Do all Steam games work for OS X?

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  1. drenline macrumors 6502a

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    Never installed anything from steam on my rMBP yet. I know CSGO works since some of my buddies have it on their MBP's, but do all the other Steam games install fine on OSX too?
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    No. Each game has an icon for every OS it can run on. Some games will run on OS X, Windows and Linux, while others only one system or a combination of systems.

    You need to check the system requirements before you buy a game thinking it will work on OS X.
     
  3. Renzatic Suspended

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    Or to sum it up more simply, if the game has an OSX rev on Steam, then you'll have it regardless of what OS you initially bought it on.

    Case in point, when I hopped over to Linux for a bit, I had about 60 of my 110 odd Windows bought games waiting for me there. If it had a Linux rev, I owned it on Steam, and when games were ported later, it immediately came available to me the moment it appeared on the service.
     
  4. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    Once you've installed the Steam client and logged into your account, mouse over the Library menu and select "Mac" from the drop-down list. All games in your library that have OS X ports available will then be listed, but not the ones that don't.
     
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    Be careful though, if you are OSX only it won't stop you from buying a PC only game...
     
  6. Janichsan macrumors 65816

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    …except CoD BlOps.
     
  7. Renzatic Suspended

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    ...did you just have a stroke? o_O
     
  8. Antares macrumors 68000

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    Can PC only Steam games run in a WINE skin? Would they work with Steam? I'm also wondering how well Steam games would run in a virual machine...

    I will probably check into this. I bought a few Steam game bundles that have PC only games...
     
  9. Janichsan macrumors 65816

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    No, that's what a stroke looks like:
    DUD3, 1Ph j00Z d0|\|'7 54\/\/'/ 7|-|3 L1|\|90, j00R L4/\/\3.

    (CoD BlOps = Call of Duty: Black Ops, if you really didn't know…)

    There's no general answer to that. Some do, some don't. You can check the WineHQ app database to get an idea. But basically, it's possible when you install the Windows version of Steam in a Wineskin wrapper.
     
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    Ahh, gotcha. I was kinda worried there for a second.
     
  11. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    Forgot about that one. I actually own the OS X and Windows versions, and for some reason they both show up in my Steam library in either operating system.

    I don't know of any other games that are available on Steam that have Mac ports but are not Steamplay. Perhaps Aspyr-Blair or Edwin from Feral can enlighten us.
     
  12. madeirabhoy macrumors 6502a

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    sure there was another but can't think of it.


    there are some games though that are out for pc on steam, and out for mac but its not on steam. Company of Heroes, Batman Arkham Asylum, Borderlands, Doom 3, LOTR War in the North, thats just the games in my library that are this way.
     
  13. Aspyr-Blair macrumors 6502

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    BLOPS is the only one that I know of. Obviously we wanted it to be SteamPlay with cross platform MP, but sometimes we dont get to choose :apple:
     

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