When will Valve allow steam downloads?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Verxion, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Verxion macrumors member

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    WHEN?

    They said April. It is now mid April. We have several threads about a supposed steam beta, but from what I can gather, the beta hasn't even STARTED!

    Is Steam really coming to OSX this month or not?

    Has anyone gotten ANY indication of steam actually coming to OSX since the initial press release?

    Thanks,

    -Verxion
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    The beta was a 'closed beta'. So only a select few now how it operates. My best guess would be they are holding back with the Steam Client until the 'Orange Box' games is fully converted to Mac platform. I imagine the Steam client works perfectly, it just needs 'content'.
     
  3. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Can we put an end to all these constant threads about the same thing. Perhaps a sticky is in order?
     
  4. Verxion thread starter macrumors member

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    There is a vacuum of information right now...

    The other threads don't address this either.

    But yes, a sticky with known, actual facts, would be good imho.

    -Verxion
     
  5. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    You honestly think that'll help? Here? In these forums? :rolleyes:
     
  6. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    or a thread that the title of isn't misleading.
     
  7. Dagless macrumors Core

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  8. Blair230 macrumors regular

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  9. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

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    Stickies don't work unfortunately with any forum. They simply serve as a place for regulars to point newbs to go read when they screw up somehow but by then the screw up has already happened :p
     
  10. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    Well the Steam Beta for PC just became available, so I imagine next week the Steam Beta for Mac might become available.
     
  11. Dagless macrumors Core

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    It has been out for PC since February.
     
  12. Cryosin macrumors newbie

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    lol talk about a misleading title holy....

    i was like "NO WAI"

    aw damnit....
     
  13. Nermal Moderator

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    I've changed it to something more appropriate.
     
  14. rbarris macrumors 6502

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    There is beta testing underway. More testers may be added soon.
     
  15. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    Steam is going to be coming i think the Steam beta atleast the first wave was supose to be very minimal possibly devs/journalist cause had it been Joystiq engadget etc etc would have had articles on it the only way i found out was here i think atleast the first waves werent ment to get so public as it did.
     
  16. ScottishDuck macrumors 6502a

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    It seems Mac users don't know about Valve Time. How cute.
     
  17. fluxforge macrumors member

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    So when will be Steam released?

    April they said. Now it's the 15th April and no sign of the Steam mac release.

    Release date anyone? :(
     
  18. Dagless macrumors Core

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  19. fluxforge macrumors member

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    bad vibrations. flame war + meta discussion in that thread. thread got off topic.

    edit: oh, i see what you did. you started a meta discussion here also.
     
  20. Blair230 macrumors regular

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    Yes it's still early and already day 2!

    Seriously...people check to see if your thread is covered in another topic. If it is...POST IN THERE. If there is another thread and you found it went Off topic...START A NEW ONE AND STATE THE REASON WHY.

    Second: We don't need everyone else pointing out the other threads ALL the time.

    Thanks for your support.:cool:
     
  21. fluxforge macrumors member

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    I won't post in a thread with lolcat pics and meta discussions. It's like posting in an off topic thread.

    If I'd state the reason this would only be a bait for the trolls from the other thread.

    Well, I think this thread is garbage now too. :rolleyes:
     
  22. Metalmorphed macrumors member

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    Dude, is this really the only thing you do ?
    Everytime I read a topic, the only thigh you say is "there's already a topic that says the same".
    I get why you complain, but you're at least a bad as the ones starting these topics. The only difference is that you're always the same person, and the people starting these topics are different ones.

    This is just my oppinions, but I find you more annoying than all these topics saying the same thing.
     
  23. Rodus macrumors 6502a

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    Steam is being released on April 20th for anyone who's interested.











    actually I haven't a clue when it's being released but this is as good an answer you'll get at the moment.
     
  24. Dagless macrumors Core

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    :rolleyes:
    Just a few pixels below NEW THREAD lies the topic they were starting. Since the Steam announcement there has been an influx in "macrumors newbie" members posting duplicate threads with most paltry of reasons. These aren't tolerated on any of the other boards here.
    I'm sure the regular members here don't want the same question being asked over and over, cluttering up the boards.

    http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:Forum_Rules
     
  25. txa1265 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sorry, but there is a BIG difference between the idiots and those stuck cleaning up after the idiots. Efficiency of communication is a good thing, as scattered and fragmented discussion on a single topic becomes unwieldy.
     

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