OS Neutral Steam Purchase Error

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Washac, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. Washac macrumors 68020

    Washac

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    I accidentally purchased Bioshock 2 not realising that it was for Windows, Is there anyway way I can gift it to somebody ?
     
  2. N19h7m4r3 macrumors 65816

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    I don't think you can, not if you didn't buy it as a gift originally.

    It happened to me as well last year for Bioshock 1 & 2. Pity they haven't been placed on steam as well.
     
  3. Washac, Jun 22, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2014

    Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Glad it was at sale price, I went over to The Mac Game Store and bought the Mac version there, buying both at sale price still worked out I got it under normal selling price.
     
  4. N19h7m4r3 macrumors 65816

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    True, it's just a shame it hasn't made its way to Steam.

    It's the same for the id Software games, DOOM 3, Quake 4 and others. There are mac versions, but not on steam. Pity having to buy things twice, sometimes 3 times. :p
     
  5. insane79 macrumors 6502

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    yeah same for Rage, there is a mac version but on steam only a windows version wtf :(
     
  6. N19h7m4r3 macrumors 65816

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    I enjoyed RAGE a lot, pity it was so short. I wanted more.

    I hope Wolfenstein gets ported as well since it already uses OpenGL for the engine. Also on Steam, unlike the others.
     
  7. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    The only thing you can do is contact Steam and see if you get lucky.

    There's a chance it may get SteamPlay support in the future, Feral seems to still be slowly adding it to their older games. Empire and Napoleon: Total War just got it.

    It probably won't be, John Carmack is gone and Zenimax don't seem to care about Mac gaming.
     
  8. N19h7m4r3 macrumors 65816

    N19h7m4r3

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    Don't go breaking my heart now! :(
     
  9. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    It's funny because Square Enix seems to have the exact opposite frame of mind. Hitman, Tomb Raider, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution all got ported. RAGE was done eventually. Hopefully Aspyr (more likely considering they were the ones who did RAGE) or Feral can convince Zenimax to cough up the rights for Wolfenstein, as it looks like a lot of fun.
     
  10. Washac, Jun 23, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2014

    Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Get Rage at The Mac Game Store site then.
     

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