Downloaded Steam and all I got was this stupid Portal!!

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by emp1re.mediA, May 17, 2010.

  1. emp1re.mediA macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2010
    With the premiere of Steam and the new era of gaming on a Mac, all I have to say is what a disappointment.

    Just like the kid from the movie Christmas story when he finally got his long-awaited decoder ring, only to decipher the secret message and discover 'drink more Ovaltine,' this is what they Steam debut felt like.

    Thinking that I might be able to rip open Half Life 2, Modern Warfare, or the barrage of other games of awesomeness, it turns out that these games are not ready for Steam over Mac as of yet.

    Really, I downloaded Portal, which looks and feels exactly like HL2, critically acclaimed for such a good puzzle. Well, I'm not impressed and think that the dawn of Steam over Mac has been quite the dud.

    With everyone panting to be able to game over the Mac, I must say, what a complete failure. I'm sure that others might disagree if you like some of the other games that are on the lineup, but since I can't first person shoot anything on my list, I can't help to say that team Valve are a bunch of LolTards.

    Great job Steam, keep up the good work. I can't wait until the next message that is sent and maybe I might decode that Ovaltine is on sale this week.:eek:
  2. zao8350 macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2009
    It is a bit disappointing, i wish there had been more mainstream games and definitely more Valve titles. Unfortunately, that would have pushed the release back a lot. And a lot of games that are Mac (CoD, etc...) aren't there because of greedy companies. They have their own shoddy download crap and heavy DRM and they want to keep all the profit. If mac Steam takes off, more companies may be willing to put their mac games on Steam, but I doubt many will enable the whole buy-a-pc-game-get-the-mac-version-free deal. People are just too greedy. I don't think the release was about games, it was about Steam being available. People hyped too much and expected too much, though. Give it time, things slowly have to build up. We expected a lot of things that no one said would happen. (at least anyone that had a clue what was going on)
  3. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003

    Portal is one of the finest games ever made.

    As for the rest, they are coming out on subsequent Wednesdays. Something will come out in two days, probably TF2. You will be able to shoot things in the face soon enough.
  4. masterofbuckets macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2009

    Are you this guy ??!

    If not,nice try to troll, but that vid already does a better job. :p

    Patience dude....patience.
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    Really? My only experience was with the free giveaway and will say

    1) like the concept, pretty unique
    2) really really short
    3) not at all difficult

    steam on the otherhand, was also a dissapointment. had alot of stuttering and i have a quad core machine with an 8800gt that should rock this game. also, steam had crashed on me numerous times

    In summary, was let down tremendously
  6. emp1re.mediA thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2010

    No bro, I'm much better looking than that lovable loser. I know, it's my first post, but I've been an onlooker here for quite some time.

    My pops told me a long time ago that 'patience is golden.' Guess my gold will become more pure then.
  7. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    I guess it's a trade off between not having steam at all, and waiting for all the major titles like CoD/HL/TF2 etc, or getting Steam out there now with a few titles to get the ball rolling.
  8. MindBrain macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2007
    I was expecting at least the source engine titles to be out. When does counter strike come out?
  9. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    He's trolling. Just look at his sig.
  10. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2008
    Irvine, CA
    dude you're so right on

    LOL jk you're just a troll. fail.
  11. NGL macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2010
    Sure, Valve could have launched Steam for Mac with ALL their titles ready to go. But in that case, you wouldn't have Steam for several more months. Steam now with limited selection, or Steam later with full selection? Might as well have it now and enjoy games as they are released.

  12. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030


    Jul 7, 2009
  13. Rogue. macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2010
    Telford. UK.
    I find it amusing there is such a high number of people who expected every game on Steam to be instantly available on Mac.

    Maybe reading the pre-release statement would have given you more of an insight into what Valve were releasing.

    They can provide the information, but unfortunately they cannot force you to read it, as well as numerous threads on the subject in these very forums.

    I see only one "LolTard"... You failed.
  14. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Modern Warfare 2 lacks many very important things: dedicated servers support. Infinity Ward need to fix the still there lag issues. I'd rather they add that capability first into their Windows version before worrying about expanding to another platform.

    Most Steam games are not made by Valve. Valve didn't want to waste resources porting over a punch of old games like Half-Life 2 and Counter Strike: Source; it's better that this time forward we have games on both platforms that work well. They are currently running a beta for CSS; possibly we could see this update version on the Mac; it would make a lot more sense for them to port over a new engine.

    Any porting would require resources from their own developers, not Valve. So don't bitch at Valve about it. Plus you're getting Portal for free. Some of us paid for it. It's an amazing game. It's free: take it or leave it.
  15. Nexcin macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2010
    If you dont like Steam or the Mac games available, why dont you just play on a Windows PC?..

    I think its a great move and shows that Mac slowly but steady will be a gaming platform in time.

    I also find Portal a nice gift, its a fun and complex game.
  16. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    You do realize you are testing a public beta, right?

  17. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
  18. maxthemonkey macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2010
    Surrey, UK
    LOL @ Troll Fail.

    Steam complaints seem a bit weak to me, patience is a virtue and the release without full features allows bugs to be ironed out. I know the beta did this but they're never perfect. Only time will tell if it works i suppose.
  19. bokdol macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2002
    i got steam and i enjoy it. but there is one complaint that i believe is a big one. i cant play my single player games offline. for games like tf2 it's fine but for a game like torchlight that i would love to play on the plane, but that wont happen.
  20. Revelation78 macrumors 68000


    Dec 18, 2008
    North Carolina
    Yes you can....

    You set steam up in offline mode.
  21. maril1111 macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2010
    Lol seriously,

    you should have known that not all the games are gonna be available straight away.

    I actually like the interface of the app
  22. C. Alan macrumors 6502

    Jan 23, 2009
    After playing Portal on Steam on my Mac Pro, I have to agree that this feels more like a public Beta. Given that problems were bound to pop-up (and they did), dealing with just one game more than likely made trouble shooting easier for Steam.

    Hopefully, the folks at Steam will get the bugs worked out, and Portal will just be first of many, many games.

    As for the trolling attempt, I give it 5/10. It needed more incomplete sentances, and maybe caps locks...
    --C. Alan
  23. D. Alan macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2010

    Has anyone else had an issue getting the MBP's trackpad to work with Portal?
  24. MyDesktopBroke macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2007
    All these Steam hate threads are getting really old. Did anybody do any research before downloading it? Did you think that Steam would let you play any game, no matter who the developer was? Or what platform it was on?

    Feels like an open beta? Okay, yeah. They ported a Source game and gave it to us for free . . . so they can make sure TF2 and L4D will run great on OS X. They had a really short closed beta, maybe this is their open beta, but really. People need to calm down. Looking around here, Steam's forums and really has reinforced the stereotype of the whiny, spoiled, stuck up, computer-illiterate Mac user.
  25. Xavier macrumors 68030

    Mar 23, 2006
    I enjoyed portal even with the few crashes. I am replaying it, trying to accomplish many of the different achievements. This makes the game A LOT harder. "Transmission Received" is by far my favorite. I am, I think, 16 of 26 completed. They get hard to find :confused:

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