Steam Wont Work....Please help..

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by rfrakes03, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. rfrakes03 macrumors newbie

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    Hey there im trying to get steam to work on my macbook pro.
    It used to work and for some reason now it comes up with an error and wont let me open it. Then when i try to delete it to uninstall it but it says "cannot be deleted ipc server is still in use"

    someone please tell me what to do i would love to play counterstrike soon....
     
  2. RRmalvado macrumors 6502

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  3. rfrakes03 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ....

    even if i redownload it it still comes up with the new error
     
  4. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    You have provided zero useful information.
    What is the error you are getting when trying to launch steam?

    You say you are trying to delete, how are you doing so? just draging the app to the trash?
    Try deleteing the folder in the folder in the libraries directory as well.. Also make sure that steam is NOT running. -Force quit it, and launch activity monitor to make sure it is not running.
     
  5. Madd the Sane macrumors 6502

    Madd the Sane

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    restart your computer or open up Terminal.app and type killall ipcserver. Then you should be able to empty the trash.
     
  6. rollinjammo macrumors newbie

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    Steam fm 2012

    What the hell is going on with Steam and FM2012?? was told to del Steam and reinstall it and now keeps saying " Steam needs to be online to update, but was set to offline" and i cant get to change that option, also when now trying to del from trash it says " The operation can’t be completed because the item “ipcserver” is in use."

    WTF any help please??
     
  7. Madd the Sane macrumors 6502

    Madd the Sane

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    If you don't want to use the terminal, you have to log out then back in to quit ipcserver.
     
  8. Huntn macrumors G5

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    What's an ipcserver and how would an average user get into this situation? ...for my knowledge. Thanks!
     
  9. Madd the Sane macrumors 6502

    Madd the Sane

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    Ipcserver is used by Steam to make Steam games talk to the Steam program. You will only see it on Steam.

    From what I can gather, Mac OS X has fairly good support for inter-process communication. The use of the ipcserver program is just a lazy way Steam does it.
     

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