Steam for Mac Client Available for Download, Service Not Yet Active

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

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    Those anxiously awaiting Steam for Mac can get started downloading now. The client download link is now live at the following url:

    http://store.steampowered.com/public/client/steam.dmg (direct download)

    Unfortunately, it appears that the Steam service itself is not ready for users and is still restricting logins to beta participants:


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    Steam for Mac is supposed to officially launch today so we expect that restriction will be lifted soon.

    Article Link: Steam for Mac Client Available for Download, Service Not Yet Active
     
  2. AppleZwei macrumors member

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    If you do the Beta unlock, it crashes rather easily.
     
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    whats the point of getting the app now if the service doesn't work yet?
     
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    Are we even sure this is actually the official public release client?

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  8. stustill macrumors newbie

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    Did anyone on the beta problem experience this issue when starting Steam?

    Any way to get round this that doesn't involve formatting my hard drive?

    Cheers
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  9. spritelyjim macrumors member

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    Why is the icon the same shape as an iPhone icon? :eek:
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I wonder if this will work on my old iMac. My Macbook is in the shop.
     
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  12. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    Uh is this the official client? I get this:
    edit: I fail.
     
  13. 7031 macrumors 6502

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    If it's PowerPC, no. If it's Intel, probably.
     
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  15. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    Awesome that worked! I am now downloading Portal so I can check it out at lunch. TF2 won't download, keeps saying the servers are busy LOL.
     
  16. JediZenMaster macrumors 68000

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    Mine keeps saying "Steam needs to be online to update. Please confirm your network connection and try again" and i've rebooted my MBP and everything.

    Guess it's a server issue
     
  17. superberg macrumors member

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    No go for me.

    Won't start at all on my Early '08 MacBook Pro. I double-click and nothing happens.

    Methinks the beta ain't done yet.
     
  18. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    That happens to everyone :p

     
  19. Hurda macrumors 6502

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    Valve releasing on time? :eek:
    Is there a rupture in the space-time-continuum? I'm scared!
     
  20. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    oh wow I failed to read :D

    The steam: link above worked though... downloading Portal :)
     
  21. digitalpardoe macrumors newbie

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    This came up on the beta mailing list, there is no support for case-sensitive file systems, nor do they have any plans to support case-sensitive file systems. I've heard some people are working on independent fixes, I'm sure they'll appear within a few days of everything going live.
     
  22. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    I think when Steam updated itself it modified its own .app structure. I have a feeling that would fail on Standard user accounts unless they require admin rights. Even then, that is very bad to do.
     
  23. stustill macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick response! I'll pay attention to any mumblings regarding 3rd party fixes - I'm reluctant to change to a case insensitive file system!
     

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