Not official member of the Steam closed beta for mac - install portal nonetheless

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Helmigurt, May 3, 2010.

  1. Helmigurt macrumors member

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    Hi guys!

    I just fired up my steam for mac app today and got an update installed. After the update it just got me the usual message that i´m no member of the closed beta with my account.

    As we all know you can still get into the ui by clicking this link: store.steampowered.com/macbeta/welcome/

    After that I saw nothing new, BUT I´m able to install Portal. It´s just donwloading right now.:D:D:D

    EDIT: Just saw that I´m able to download TF2 as well.
     

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  2. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a

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    Amazingly, it doesn't look much different than the Windows client. Even more surprising, it's doesn't look any different than the screenshots posted in this thread Steam for Mac: screenshots and initial thoughts, located on this very same forum.
     
  3. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    As I posted in the other thread, you can download Portal but it won't run unless you are in the beta.
     
  4. rigid macrumors regular

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    Truth, I speak from first hand experience lol.
     
  5. lewdvig macrumors 65816

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    Are all those games in the library available for play on Mac?

    I have a massive steam account, I am going to explode with happiness if I load the Steam client May 12th and there are a ton of games I can play on my Mac in addition to the ones announced already.
     
  6. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    No.
     
  7. jeanlain macrumors 65816

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    Too bad you won't be able to actually launch the game.
     
  8. Dagless macrumors Core

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  9. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    You can only download the games if you own them.
     
  10. Cozmo85 macrumors regular

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    Everytime i try to download inside steam i get a server is busy error.
     
  11. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Yeah it only works for Portal, at least for me. TF2 doesn't download.

    It doesn't matter, they won't run anyway. Only 1 more week.
     
  12. mazungu macrumors newbie

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  13. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    Noticed a bunch more of my PC games being listed as having mac steam versions available to download today, though can't play yet, none of them valve games either.
     
  14. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    What are the games??
     
  15. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    Braid, killing floor, portal, civ iv, tf2, torchlight and world of goo is everything showing on my list.
     
  16. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    Guys, think of this as preloading before the Steam launch next monday. Whatever you download right now, you'll be able to avoid the launch crunch since you already have all the files.

    I'm downloading HL2 now at 3MBps.

    I was able to click install for TF2 and Portal in the Steam Client. Works fine (for downloading), downloading all of them right now.
     
  17. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Nice, good to know Asypr is getting in on the Steam action. I figured they wouldn't b/c they have their own (bad) download service. Hopefully their other games will follow.
     
  18. Cozmo85 macrumors regular

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    Still cant download. :(

    Getting same, server is busy, error.

    edit: there it goes
     
  19. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, that's great news. And they are using Steam Play? I would have never guessed that. This is turning out to be better than I ever thought it would have been, at least on launch :D
     
  20. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

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    So Steam, along with TF2 and some others will be ready for Mac on May 12th? What about Dod: Source? Just wondering. :)
     
  21. Metalmorphed macrumors member

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    A little off topic, but how are you able to have the steam client for mac already ? Unless you are all in the beta, but then I ask why you can't play games... (and also the thread name suggests otherwise :p)
    So it's pirated or something ? But isn't that dangerous, won't that get you banned from steam ?
     
  22. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    The beta client was leaked. Valve could potentially do something to those that have the client, however I doubt it. If you already own the game, you are able to download the Mac version. Because those that are not members of the beta, their accounts will not launch any titles.

    It's not piracy.
     
  23. phineas macrumors regular

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    When I goto download the portal its giving me a message of failed to open VMware:eek::eek:

    I have not read up on this BUT are we supposed to have VMware installed and setup for bootcamp? If so I'd rather reboot into windows and use the steam account through WINBLOWS before having to go and buy VMware. Then again I play games on my MBP maybe once a month if that.
     
  24. AnDi86 macrumors 6502

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    You trollin?
     
  25. phineas macrumors regular

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    Whats that supposed to mean?
     

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