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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:42am 26/02/10 | 16 Comments
We mentioned the new Steam Beta Client on Wednesday, but what has been uncovered by some Steam users digging through the code is that it seems to support Mac functionality, as Kotaku have pointed out.

It would obviously make sense from a business perspective, and Mac users are yet to be able to utilise the service without the aid of a third-party portal (no pun intended) or partitioned OS, despite the fact a vast majority of games available on Steam usually also have full Mac OS support.

Valve have yet to respond to the findings yet though.



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simul
Posted 11:56am 26/2/10
Can't decide whether this is a good thing or not. I have a crapload of purchased games on Steam that I haven't played through yet just due to only booting my PC up occasionally. On the other hand, my productivity will probably turn to s*** (more than it is already).

All in all though, seriously doubt it will be happening - or has Valve got enough self-earned capital now that it no longer has to feed off Gabe and Mike's Microsoft blood money?
eXemplar
Posted 12:07pm 26/2/10
Or this could just be a mac theme, although if it isn't, the whole 5 people who play games on macs will appreciate it.
$ack
Posted 01:26pm 26/2/10
Wheres the linux support :\
Hogfather
Posted 01:28pm 26/2/10
What's the point of Steam if there's no games?!
`ViPER`
Posted 01:35pm 26/2/10
despite the fact a vast majority of games available on Steam usually also have full Mac OS support.


Realy, I havent looked in the last few months, but last time I checked, f*** all major releases supported mac.
Midda
Posted 03:49pm 26/2/10
despite the fact a vast majority of games available on Steam usually also have full Mac OS support.

What the hell are you smoking? The majority of all games require DirectX in order to run, which, last I checked, is only available on Windows.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 04:04pm 26/2/10
most EA titles, id, heaps of indies all have mac versions of their games
kirkoswald
Posted 05:58pm 26/2/10
If MAC users want to play games ... they SHOULDNT HAVE BOUGHT A MAC!
Steve Farrelly
Posted 06:03pm 26/2/10
can't we all just get along
3dee
Posted 06:05pm 26/2/10
If you're playing games on a Mac, you're doing it wrong.
Midda
Posted 06:20pm 26/2/10
most EA titles, id, heaps of indies all have mac versions of their games

That's hardly the "vast majority."
fpot
Posted 06:22pm 26/2/10
Steve Farrelly is gonna keep this new assistant editor very busy.
koopz
Posted 06:47pm 26/2/10
iSteam would work - even if it was just all the crappy games that none of us play.

as soon as the user base grow out of them and moves onto something else (or quit gaming) a new generation comes in to keep the cash cow alive and kicking

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whoop
Posted 06:47pm 26/2/10
I wonder if you have the PC version of a game or the Mac version, can you install steam on the other platform and still play those games or would you have to re-purchase the game for that platform?
What the hell are you smoking? The majority of all games require DirectX in order to run, which, last I checked, is only available on Windows.

I remember the good old days when everything used opengl and 3dfxgl, games would run on just about anything back then. DAMN YOU MICROSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOFT.
Midda
Posted 06:58pm 26/2/10
Yeah, I'm all for OpenGL becoming the industry standard again, but I don't see that happening any time soon.
foolix
Posted 07:01pm 26/2/10
heres the list, theres many noticeable absences...
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