Steam for Mac

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Beats, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. Beats
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    Just got my hands on the leaked Private Beta!

    I. LOVE. IT.

    It lacks any games at the moment, but it's definitely a looker!
     


  2. 8BitWalugi

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  3. Minox

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    Without games it's just a GUI like any other application, I fail to see how you can love it. Not to mention that it looks exactly the same as the PC counterpart.
     
  4. prowler

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    I would like to see screenshot of it on Mac too.
    Plus, you won't get the same amount of games it has on Windows, I'm guessing.
     
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    kk.

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    Doubt me now?

    It can't play any games atm.
     
  6. overslept

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    Can't play any games? Sure looks like it can play Portal. And for free, too.
     
  7. UltraMagnus

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    so, it can't play games? congratulations on downloading a pile of horse shit DRM
     
  8. YourHero

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    I thought this was out already. But heres your question mac users. HAO2SECONDPORTAL? Thats right! The second portal uses the right click, but you have 1 button? How do you scroll on a mac too? I guess you will all have to buy a more compatible mouse?
     
  9. Sir-Fritz

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    Send a pic of your library. I wonder what it looks like on mac.
     
  10. Snorlax

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    Another upside for when I finally make the complete transfer to Mac. :]
     
  11. YourHero

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    why would you do such a thing? I swear I only see big business and tv shows using mac.
     
  12. DSGamer64

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

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    If you aren't going to post anything constructive and are just going to be a douche, don't bother posting. No one cares about your anti-Mac opinions. A lot of people like Mac computers, they are great at what they do, just because you can't afford one or don't like the options they provide doesn't make them bad.


    It's nice to see that Apple is finally starting to get some recognition from someone in regards to games on their computers. We know that their computers have the power to handle most of the games you see on Steam, however this might be a good reason for Apple to look at making a more affordable desktop style system that isn't the big honking Mac Pro which really is more of an industry/productivity machine then a gaming system, so that users have the capability of upgrading their computers video cards to somewhat keep up with industry standards for graphics processing since they seem to be a bit behind in that regard.
     
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    http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_os.asp
    The W3C reports that home mac users outnumber home linux users, 6.9% last month.
     
  14. Beats
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    Not yet. This is a LEAKED BETA. The Mac store should be up next month.
     
  15. juggernaut911

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    Monday.
     
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    Thank god!
     
  17. arctic_flame

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    It's the same as the windows version. Which is what everyone was expecting
     
  18. juggernaut911

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    Yes, but for Mac, which will help get devs interested in Mac gaming (or help all the current devs distribute).

    Valve is making a big move with the port of Steam and it's (Valve) games. The biggest benefit in my belief is the cross platform play. Macs can play with PC's for once.

    This will strongly benefit the flaming threads games to keep them alive and will further interest Mac users into other games from the new/old devs who are utilizing Steam. This won't be too kind to Apple's game store. With Steam's usual deals, they should help keep prices less draconian (if the IP holders would allow).

    Also, Valve gets more money. That's a good thing.

    PLEASE NOTE: I'm am not a fan of Apple products.This is from a Windows user's point of view.
     
  19. Frederica Bernkastel

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    Plus, you seem to forget that the people who would need W3schools the most, would probably not be using *nix. (*nix systems generally being associated with performance and developers, not silly apple fanboys on their oversimplified OS)

    All that aside, the new client looks good. Just like the windows version, but with the obvious UI changes.
    And on the upside, mac users are finally able to play portal! Only a few years after everyone else (October 9th 2007 was original release date)
     
  20. UltraMagnus

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    most mac mice have a right click these days, the is always CMD click, and the trackpad on my macbook pro right clicks by tapping with two fingers, hell it is the only track pad that lets me play games decently on the go.