Steam on the Mac?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RGSman, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. RGSman macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    Location:
    Canada
    #1
    I have the standard Mac book pro 13". I also am looking to put Parallels on the Mac for steam and gaming, But after they released steam on the mac i wouldn't have to. Does anyone else find it a bit slow and jaggedy?
     
  2. Tailpike1153 macrumors 6502a

    Tailpike1153

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2004
    Location:
    Bellevue, WA
    #2
    I've played Portal2 through Steam on my iMac, 2007 - 24" Aluminum 4GB ATI2600, without any problems. Speed and graphics have been excellent.
     
  3. RGSman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    Location:
    Canada
    #3
    Even the scrolling? I find the gaming fine but the interface itself is a bit slow? I have the new MBP
     
  4. C1raider macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2011
    #4
    only a quarter of the games are mac compatible. Go Parallels or whatever you prefer to run windows.
     
  5. Aidoneus macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    #5
    If you want to game, I'd recommend installing Bootcamp anyway, even for only Source engine games. The better driver support will net you a few more frames per second, and the Steam client will be native, and fairly effective, rather than a shoddy port with all the wrong UI paradigms.
     

Share This Page