MacDrive And Steam (Half-Life)

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by DigitalAce7, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. DigitalAce7 macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2006
    Hi everyone,
    I just got a new MBP and I immediately installed boot camp. I downloaded steam from and fired it up. I installed it on the mac partition because I only allowed 5GB for boot camp. I used MacDrive and it installed correctly. I downloaded half-life and every time I try to run any of the games on steam it says they are unavailable. The exact error is

    This game is currently unavailable.
    Please try again at another time.

    I've never been able to run any of the games from the mac partition. I just tried copying the steam install to my main windows partition and it runs fine. So somehow macdrive isn't allowing something? Does anyone know if there is a work around. Thanks,

    - DigitalAce7
  2. Virtualball macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2006
    This may be me but I dont think this will work because windows doesnt work like mac. If you have an app in a folder, it just doesnt open, it needs files in other directories to make it launch and function.

    Yeah. Windows sucks like that :p
  3. iCeQuBe macrumors regular

    May 19, 2005
    Try installing steam on the windows partition and see if it works. If it does then it could be that steam doesn't like being installed on the MAC partition even using MacDrive.
  4. JackSYi macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2005
    I think you have to install it on the XP partition.

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