Do I have to repurchase Orange Box for Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Hilmi Hamidi, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Hilmi Hamidi macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2009
    I bought retail version of Orange Box for PC like, 2 years ago, and recently Steam service has been released to Mac platform.
    The question is, do I have to repurchase the games in Orange Box package in order to play on Mac (via steam of course)?
  2. vonMarion macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2010

    Of course not, fool!

    As of now I think the only game that isn't available on mac is tf2, but it will be very shortly. The rest of the games will be shown on Steam as not downloaded, just click there to install and have fun!
  3. vonMarion macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2010

    really miles? No he does not.

    Don't listen to miles, if you already own a game for PC on steam, and it's also available on mac, then it's free to download.
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
  5. Marty Macfly macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2010
    Steam Play says that you don't. Didn't. As long as you log into the same account used originally in Windows, your games should have appeared there.

    You could talk to them about getting a refund. I would, at least. :(
  6. Hilmi Hamidi thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2009
    Thanks a lot for the answers.
    I guess miles was wrong there, but thanks anyway for your help.
  7. vonMarion macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2010
    That sucks Miles. How long ago did you get it for Mac? Definitely ask for a refund.
  8. nlr macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2010
    Yes you do have to re-buy it, he stated he didn't buy on steam so he bought it in CD form meaning its ONLY for pc.
  9. mixel macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2006
    Leeds, UK
    Nope, the CD version has a CD key that registers it to a particular Steam account..
  10. Hilmi Hamidi thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2009
    Actually when I bought the retail version of Orange Box, Steam is still required, so it's all the same between retail version and online steam version of the game.
  11. dalstott macrumors member


    Mar 8, 2008
    This is from the Steam Mac Forum.

    The Orange Box

    If I purchase "The Orange Box" in real life, Can I use the code to download the Mac version?
    Yes. The code links the software with your Steam account. This means that you can download the game pack onto your PC or Mac.
  12. Dagless Suspended


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Not another one of these threads!

    NO. Steamplay means, if you at any point bought Orange Box for PC in any format whatsoever then you will own the Mac version too. You will NOT OWN Team Fortress 2 yet as they're still working on the Mac Port but you will have free access to it once it is available. Valve said this moments after announcing Steam for Mac and they keep repeating it.

    Come on guys. We're supposed to be the elite of computer users ;).
  13. Huntn macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains

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