Steam Beta Being Sent Out!

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  1. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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  2. LetUsHXCDance! macrumors newbie

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    I didn't :(

    But I am really glad the beta started!
     
  3. Sambo110 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Damn. I would at least like some screen shots :(. All it takes is one person to break the NDA though, how would they know who did it?
     
  4. SwedishFrog macrumors newbie

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    A user on Twitter has posted some pics. I don't want to give a direct link because I don't want to help break the NDA, but if you poke around, you'll find them. :)
     
  5. Sambo110 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I found four pics on some blog, are those the ones you are referring to?

    EDIT: Found even more :D. Apparently you can only download Portal now though.
     
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    I've got the Steam topic and Twitter search open, occasionally refreshing, hoping for some news about it.
     
  8. Macrovertigo macrumors member

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    great twitpics there

    hey these are welcome snapshots thanks, can you tell us if you need OSX 10.6 or will 10.5.8 do?
     
  9. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I take it Mac Portal is the only game currently playable?
    Looks awesome though! Even though it really is just Steam for PC with better font rendering :D.
     
  10. Sambo110 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Someone looked at the Steam console while launching, and it mentioned 10.6, 10.5 and 10.4. So I think it runs on all of them (notice how it says macos104 is 1058? Must be a mistake in the code, or maybe it doesn't support 10.4?).

    Yes, and everyone in the beta gets it for free, not sure if that's forever or just while the beta is on.
     
  11. hurrikenux macrumors member

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    It isn't a mistake in the code, it is what needs to be there so that the Client will notify the user that they must have 10.5.8 or later installed to use it. They had to account for the lowest possible OS that would be used on an Intel Mac, which is 10.4.X.
     
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    ^
    Nope, I presume it's for limited testers only.
     
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    Say you did procure a copy of the client app / DMG, it might not be very useful without a beta-enabled account..
     
  15. hurrikenux macrumors member

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    A good measure indeed, not that people won't still try to post it.

    I work for a small software company, even so people still post our products on torrent sites. What is funny is that some users that download it try and come to us for tech support.

    Back on topic, since it appears that I am not in (no big deal, I'm in development myself and understand how that goes) - I will say I am looking forward to the release at the end of this month. I hope that the full catalog of Source games announced for Mac will be available at that time.
     
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    Woe is me! :D

    I've been starting threads on this and other forums for year praising Steam and begging them to come to Mac. This is the best moment of my life and of course my Early 08 MBP would keep me from getting an invite! Dang 8600 GPUs ;)
     
  18. alphaod macrumors Core

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    No that's the Windows UI; they updated it to look more fluid and all; unfortunately it also doesn't work in wine anymore.
     
  19. Dagless macrumors Core

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    If they've only just started doing invite-only OSX testing then I don't think we'll be seeing it that soon.
    Of note I booted up Windows on my laptop earlier which still has the old Steam. Damn thing is horrible compared! Efficient, but ugly.
     
  20. Sambo110 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=243546?cid=OTC-RSS&attr=CVG-General-RSS

    And with the Mac being a tier 1 platform and all, it wouldn't surprise me if we did see Steam for Mac come out Monday.
     
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  22. Sambo110 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Haha, but that wouldn't make much sense :p.

    Also, I wouldn't be surprised if this beta was just to make sure the Source engine and Steam client run on all different types of Mac's over the world, so once they see there aren't any problems, they might release an open beta on Monday.
     
  23. amjustice macrumors 6502

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    I cannot wait for this. Just got a new MBP and Steam/Portal/Etc is the perfect thing to flex its new i7 muscles.

    I applied for the beta awhile back, here is hoping for an invite or just a general release very soon!!!
     
  24. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Heh, these games are from 2004-2007. It'd be like raising a limb for an i7 ;).
     
  25. Sambo110 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Guess what got leaked onto the internet, for everyone to download. :eek:
     

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