Steam for Mac: screenshots and initial thoughts

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  1. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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  2. rigid macrumors regular

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    Wish we could get some reports of how well the games run...
     
  3. kyle6477 macrumors newbie

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    Little bit of quick DYI research shows that Portal runs well. There are some reports of TF2 being available to beta testers but it's a little buggy.
     
  4. bobbytomorow macrumors 6502

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    anyone thats not in the closed can run the steam client (I am right now) if you can find it, its floating around so to speak ;)

    I've been using it for at least a week
     
  5. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    Some preview said that the Source games run better in OS X than Windows, because of OpenGL.
     
  6. redking31591 macrumors 6502

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    i'm not in the beta and also have a copy. to my surprise when i started steam up this evening, Portal AND TF2 were available for me to download. I'm still not in the beta, because i still have to got to the website to launch steam. try it
     
  7. bobbytomorow macrumors 6502

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    Nice find on the TF2, I have it DL'ing right now. We may not be able to launch them but at least we will have them installed and ready with itchy trigger fingers come May 12th :D
     
  8. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

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    Oh my gosh TF2 native on Mac!! I am so excited, this is a triumphant moment for Mac games! I have been playing tf2 via crossover the past year and a half since I first bought it, can't wait to max the settings for it on my Mac Pro and 30"!!
     
  9. hurrikenux macrumors member

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    It would be nice to see some benchmark comparisons with Portal on OS X versus Portal on Windows, if anyone is allowed to provide such information.
     
  10. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    Incorrect, unless you're an official member of the beta process....
     
  11. Dagless macrumors Core

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    That's what I'm waiting for too.
     
  12. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Take the windows frame rate and chop it in half. Then thank Apple for having sucky OpenGL drivers.

    (I'm sure it won't be that bad, HL2 and Portal are pretty old. But after SC2's terrible performance it looks like I may not be able to play any new AAA games in OS X.)
     
  13. ScottishDuck macrumors 6502a

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    Don't talk crap. I'm downloading portal now and I'm not in the beta.
     
  14. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    You won't be able to run it (even if you own it for the PC.) Just FYI.
     
  15. Helmigurt macrumors member

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  16. StopSign24 macrumors regular

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    Says who? I played it earlier today and I'm not in the beta, along with TF2.
     
  17. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Well, that's strange. Steam tells me that it's currently unavailable. It won't even let me install TF2, it says the servers are busy.

    Maybe you are in the beta and just haven't checked your email in a long time. ;)
     
  18. hurrikenux macrumors member

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    LOL, I'm sure many people wish that was the case - including myself
     
  19. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    Don't speak lies...

    The link doesn't allow me to download, don't be upset because I called you out on a lie.
     
  20. holland macrumors newbie

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    He didn't lie. People have reported they are able to download Portal if they already own it, through Steam Play.
     
  21. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    Then he should have stated as such - he did not.
     
  22. jeanlain macrumors 65816

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    But they can't launch the game.
     
  23. erifneerg macrumors member

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    yea, i've been able to download portal. other games i have that show up as mac games won't let me down them. Last time i tried I wasn't able to play portal
     

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