Valve Orange Box For Mac And PC

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by wongzhengheng, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. wongzhengheng macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2011
    Hey guys as you know this kind of questions are frequently asked but i just want to confirm as the orange box retail version in my country doesnt specify whether the cd is for mac or pc can i still buy it for my mac because i cant use a credit card yet.Please help Thanks alot:)
  2. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

    Jan 20, 2010
    Look at the system requirements on the box, that will tell you what system it is for. I bought the Orange Box on Steam, so I'm not sure what the retail box requirements are.
  3. bizzle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2008
    I am pretty sure the retail one is just the files for Steam on a disk with a key. You should be able install Steam from the internet and input the key and it will unlock it.
  4. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030


    Jul 7, 2009
    That's what I did. I purchased the PC orange box and used the key in my Mac Steam and had no problems.
  5. wongzhengheng thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2011
  6. Northwestern macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2011
    My Orange Box only has the Windows Versions on DVDs, but you can activate the games with the code in the box on Steam. Then you can download the Mac versions via internet.
  7. YanniDepp macrumors 6502


    Dec 10, 2008
    Unless you have a problem with big downloads, I recommend just buying it from Steam. This will avoid any confusion (do you need to install on Windows first, then download the Mac one? Do you need Windows at all?)

    Even if big downloads are a problem, Steam pretty much forces you to keep games up to date, so you'll have to download large(ish) updates as they're released anyway.

    Plus, buying it from Steam is probably cheaper than a retail box anyway.
  8. wongzhengheng thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2011
  9. Ungibbed macrumors 6502


    Dec 13, 2010
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Guess I can put this in the in the new iOS reminder app. I loved having the Orange Box on the Xbox 360 years back and still have love for portal and half life 2

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