OS X New Imac - Steam Problems

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by C158, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. C158 macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2015

    I just bought a new Imac and after DL Steam I click into the program and I just get the spinning beach ball. When I go into the activity monitor it says the program is not responding.

    I then deleted steam and re downloaded it 2 more times. It did it every time,

    What can I do?

  2. jamesjingyi macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2011
    How long have you left it doing that? On first starting, Steam downloads about 100MB of files. Let it do that for like 5-10 mins and see if it starts
  3. C158 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2015
    Thank you for the response.

    The 100mb file you are talking about installs fine. Then, when I click on the steam icon to go in it just opens then get the spinning ball and is unresponsive.
  4. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    Try deleting the ~/Application Support/Steam folder.
  5. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    I think that should be ~/Library/Application Support/Steam folder
  6. TallManNY macrumors 601


    Nov 5, 2007
    Steam sucks. I tried playing the Witcher Enhanced Edition. It seemed pretty good and I definitely made it through the first couple of hours of play. But then it started knocking out my keyboard. I had to quit and restart the iMac. After it did it a few times, I gave up. I don't want to actually fight with my program in order to play a video game.

    Steam asks for accessibility access, but I've already given it that permission. But it still asks every time. I wish they would get it together. They have to recognize that Macs are becoming much more common as the home PC of choice, so they are going to become more common as gaming machines as well. Steam should get its stuff to work on Macs.
  7. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    That bug was fixed a while ago.

    Update your Steam to the latest client, then follow the steps outlined here to see if that fixes it once and for all.
  8. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    TW: EE is a bad wine-wrapped port, unfortunately. You can try downloading the GOG version using your CD key, some people have had luck with that. Or try the fix in this thread: http://steamcommunity.com/app/20900/discussions/0/648814844541221355/

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