steam:mac accepting beta applications

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by chill., Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    I came on here to post this, looks like you beat me to it. So hope I get in.
     
  2. spoonerist macrumors newbie

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    Just submitted my application. Hope I get to participate in the beta!
     
  3. MRU Suspended

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    Can't seem to get mine to be accepted. Problem with the text file :confused:
     
  4. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    All the posts about it in the Mac OS X topic in the Steam forums have been deleted, with a mod saying this:

    "Link wasn't meant for public release."

    Damn.
     
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    ^ Damn, and after I got my text through at last :rolleyes::eek::)
     
  6. clientsiman macrumors 6502

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    I have submitted mine.Thanks for the link mate.
     
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  8. MikeDTyke macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome, just applied.

    Did take me half an hour though, as i had remote into my vmware virtual pc at home, start vnc on my macpro and then get vncviewer to connect so i could extract the about information they ask for.

    Couldn't remember the damn commands :D
     
  9. dnguyen macrumors regular

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    i had some problems uploading too. just make sure your system profiler is in the 'mini' view and you save it as the UTF-16 text file.
     
  10. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    Public use or not, I submitted my information. Don't care if they want it, they got it! :D
     
  11. 3rd Doctor macrumors member

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    Good sign that they are doing a beta now, probably means we will have it by the end of April.
     
  12. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    Considering that they said it would be out in April, I guess there is a good chance of it.

    I wonder if they will release it in conjunction with the new Mac's?
     
  13. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    got mine in earlier this morning when i saw this hope to get in.
     
  14. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Got mine in!
    Hopefully they'll see my mega library of Steam games, realise I'm king of the universe and accept me.
     
  15. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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    Got my application in. Hopefully they let me in when they see I've got four Macs to test it on.
     
  16. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    The link most likely came from Valve's PR mailing list which is sent to selected journalists. The email stated that the link is confidential and that it is asked to not create news posts or distribute it in any other way.

    Same mod said that. Still weird that it shows up when you google "Steam Mac Beta".
     
  17. dnguyen macrumors regular

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    I wonder what they're going to do with all the submissions now? It was posted all over the internet / reddit etc.
     
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  19. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    I'm guessing they will just ignore all of the submissions. Hopefully it comes out soon though, I don't want to have to wait all month for it.
     
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    Well, they can't have TOO many applications. The windows beta was public, after all.
    I am not sure about the Mac beta being limited to journalists. The link is still publicly available.

    Anyway, this looks good. I can't wait to launch steam on my Macs. :)
     
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  23. jeanlain macrumors 65816

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    Anyone got a reply yet, or are you already all under NDA? :D

    Methinks this beta test will turn as a real bummer for us.
     
  24. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I think the difference is this will enable people to play (at least) the Source games in OSX, and show what games will be available when it is officially released.
    The UI beta is just that - a UI. It hasn't really got any new end-user tech.
     

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