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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
 

stustill

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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
Stu
 

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JediZenMaster

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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
 

Hurda

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Sep 20, 2009
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Valve releasing on time? :eek:
Is there a rupture in the space-time-continuum? I'm scared!
 

digitalpardoe

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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
Stu

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.
 

kainjow

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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.
 

stustill

macrumors newbie
Oct 19, 2007
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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.

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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