portal2 can't be played on LION!! WHAT TO DO?!

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  1. abond2014 macrumors member

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    hey guys,

    well i just bought portal 2 but i heard and can't figure out how that the game can't be played on Lion if this is true what do i do?
     
  2. SMOHKK85 macrumors newbie

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    I have portal 2 running on Lion I use my steam account on my Mac and it runs just fine.... :D
     
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  4. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Same here.
     
  5. abond2014 thread starter macrumors member

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  6. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    It would help if you actually gave us more detailed information. What computer are you trying to run it on ? Are you trying to run it through Steam or is it a retail copy ? What happens when you try to run it ?
     
  7. abond2014 thread starter macrumors member

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    well i insert the disc and i already installed it but then i go to steam's website and i don't know what to do from there
     
  8. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Well the retail disc has nothing to do with Steam. They are two separate ways of getting the game. I got mine through Steam by redeeming a free code and downloading it. If you bought it on a retail DVD you shouldn't even have to run Steam and go through it. Just install the game and start playing. Steam is just another separate delivery method. Also you didn't answer my question about what computer and what specs you're trying to run it on.
     
  9. Cboss macrumors 6502

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    If you haven't already, you need to install Steam and create an account. Then you need to open Steam and activate Portal 2.

    It's a bit of a pain, but Steam is required even though you bought the physical disk. The disk pretty much just saves you a few hours (or days for some of us...) of downloading the game.
     
  10. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a

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    Am I the only one that thinks that this guy is just trolling?
     
  11. Consultant macrumors G5

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    NOPE.

    1. Install steam
    2. Create account
    3. Use code on DVD box to install in steam account
     
  12. danpass macrumors 68020

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    that computer is junk ............. send it to me for proper disposal :D
     
  13. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Ah OK. I wasn't aware that's how it worked with the retail versions of Valve games. Thanks for the correction.
     
  14. Consultant macrumors G5

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    The DVD is there to reduce data that you need to download (and to go on your shelve), but the game is still connected to the user account and can not be resold.

    Different concept but due to plenty of steam sales I have no problem with it.
     
  15. abond2014 thread starter macrumors member

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    2011 mbp 2.2 ghz
     
  16. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Nope. I smell troll too. I propose this gets wastelanded.
     
  17. abond2014 thread starter macrumors member

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    trolling? really.. no i am not i must be an idiot and panicked when i heard it couldn't be run and that i bought it also considering i couldn't figure out

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    where do i go to enter the code so i can play the game i bought
     
  18. superericla macrumors 6502

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    Portal 2 has been working in Lion for me since Beta 1.
     
  19. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Fair enough. Make sure you keep your steam updates going though. I'm sure there will be plenty of them since OpenGL has been vastly improved for Lion.
     
  20. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    just like any other game.. if you bought it on DVD, install it and run it like the directions that come with it tell you how to. It should end with a Portal2.app in your Applications that you run... Steam is a bit easier to keep up with... not sure why people buy DVDs anymore unless they just don't have a mediocre to decent internet connection.
     
  21. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    Let's hope so, please...
     
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  23. holdincourt macrumors newbie

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    Works fine on Lion for me....but I can't seem to get my PS3 controller to work with Portal 2!!

    Anyone have any insights?
     

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