Why can't i see my previously installed games on STEAM for Mac??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dsprimal, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. dsprimal macrumors 6502a

    dsprimal

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    Hey all, i had steam for windows like 5 years ago. i've been playing counter strike source and half life 2. and i know that if you were to log onto your steam account from a different computer, you should see the games you had purchased/installed on that steam account.

    But after installing steam for mac os x, i can't find "my games" section or whatever to view my prior installed games on my account.....or is it that since its mac os x steam, all the games i had before are now gone and i have to repurchase them???? if im wrong and im not looking properly, please do help!

    any thoughts will help, thanks!
     
  2. nutman macrumors regular

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    there may not be mac versions out for those games.
     
  3. dsprimal thread starter macrumors 6502a

    dsprimal

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    counter strike source and half life 2. i had bought the orange box when it came out 5 yrs ago.
     
  4. carlosbutler macrumors 6502a

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    you need to go to library and then click on games
     
  5. dsprimal thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    just stumbled across that after a little fiddling around. installing half life 2 as we speak! thanks!! too bad counter strike source comes up witha steam error saying it can't install at this time or too many users and to try back in a "few minutes" or w.e

    anyone else has this issue?
     
  6. sadcamper macrumors regular

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    I have a Steam question...

    If I have Steam installed on both the Mac & Windows side (with bootcamp, etc.), and I install any particular game on both sides (I just want to see if the mac version is inferior), can I uninstall the mac-side-game without deleting it from my Windows library?
     
  7. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    Yes you can.T the two partitions are completely separate. You can treat each OS like a completely separate computer.
     
  8. sadcamper macrumors regular

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    Thanks...I see now that you can right click on the game and select "remove local content".

    Did Steam ever sort out their issues with Apple & 10.6.4?
     
  9. carlosbutler macrumors 6502a

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    Yes - it happens when they have too many issues. Hence them saying "Can't install because of too many users". Just wait a bit, or keep trying.
     

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