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Steam 1.2
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Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation. It is used to distribute a large number of games and related media entirely over the Internet, from small independent efforts to larger, more popular games. Steam is set apart from similar services primarily by its community features, completely automated game update process, and its use of in-game functionality.

Instantly access your favorite games
  • Over 1,100 games are available to purchase, download, and play
What's New
Version 1.2:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
  • Intel
  • 1 GHz or faster processor.
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • 2-button mouse recommended.
  • Broadband connection recommended.



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Steam User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Your rating: Now say why...
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Negritude commented on 23 Jul 2013
The main feature of Steam I like is multi-platform support. If I buy a game for the Mac, I can usually play that same game on a PC. That's useful to me in two ways:

(1) With friends or relatives who only use PCs, I can download the same games to play with them while visiting.

(2) I'm often busy with processor intensive tasks on my Mac, so I prefer a dual-machine setup, where I can do work on the Mac, but then switch to a PC and play games while taking a break.
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testguy reviewed on 04 Jun 2013
I been using Steam for years and was so excited when they opened for Mac users. If you want great access to your favorate games while being part of a community this is the app for you.

Already own the game np just add the key to steam and it will track it for you!
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Derekcurrie commented on 03 Jun 2013
Steam phones home to Google Analytics.

The only reason to do so to my knowledge is to allow Google surveillance of my computer behavior. If your app is going to surveil my computer use, then ASK MY PERMISSION FIRST, DAMMIT. I have used my reverse firewall Little Snitch to deny Steam access to Google Analytics forever. I suggest other folks with reverse firewalls consider doing the same.
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Ochre commented on 17 Mar 2013
The actual current install size of Steam.app on my Mac mini after yesterday's self-update is over 325MB. Ridiculous: it's now amongst the largest apps on my Mac.
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Celestino Macedo reviewed on 08 Mar 2013
Have a Great games!!
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Ben-Marko reviewed on 08 Oct 2012
I would steer clear of this turkey. I have used Steam almost since it came out and it worked fine, though it was veeeeerrrrry slow to start up. Then a week ago I tried going back to play Portal 2, and the game crashed. I've sent off two requests for support, and now I can't even log into their support page (which, by the way, requires a totally separate login).

I have tried uninstalling (according to THEIR directions) and then reinstalling Steam FOUR TIMES and now my library is empty - even the Steam store shows a blank page. Stick to the App Store, it installs directly on your Mac, and that games cost the same. I have about $200 of games that I can no longer access.

Thanks Valve for the crappy application and horrible (read: nonexistent) customer support. Even their help pages offer minimal information on Mac issues.
[Version 1.1]


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Penguirl reviewed on 25 Feb 2012
Besides all the other problems with Steam that have already been mentioned, you cannot paste your login password. I use a long, random character pw and don't allow Steam to store it for security reasons, Steam forces me to type it manually every time I launch it. Or to be more precise, it forced me to type my password in manually until I un-installed it. Now I don't have any Steam related problems.
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Misha replied on 04 Dec 2012
http://xkcd.com/936/
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Rezstudios replied on 27 Oct 2013
This must be a very old issue. Pasting password works for me.
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Pripyat reviewed on 14 Sep 2011
Gave this a go. Apart from numerous crashes, Steam has nothing interesting to offer. Games are priced at RRP (App Store has an advantage here) and to play these games I must have Steam installed in the future too, so I don't agree with their DRM methods.

Also, there're hardly any titles available for the Mac that the App Store doesn't offer at a cheaper price. Wouldn't recommend using this service.
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Danmarc replied on 09 Mar 2013
agree, this part was a disappointment for me also as most are PC only and many of the Mac games are well "not that exciting". There are some fun exclusives, I just had hopes it was a full cross platform when it arrived. Until then "best" alternative might be trying to find the full game elsewhere
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concep80 reviewed on 01 Jul 2011
Pls spend your Money to the great Games in the App Store. The Makers of Steam must be totally mindf****.
You can't play your favorite games when their Server are down, the game must be updated (in 120 kb/s für two houres), or you can't play if you don't have a connection to the internet.
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Shmk reviewed on 27 Jun 2011
Total crap couldn't launch a single game and would have to force quit every time wasted about 6gigs of bandwidth downloading games i couldn't play
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Pripyat had trouble on 23 Feb 2012
The new update released today prevents me from playing any games.

SteamStartup() failed: SteamStartup(0xf,0x0xbffff28c) failed with error 1: Failed create pipe: 0
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Adrian had trouble on 03 Apr 2011
Requires case insensitive file system. Epic fail.
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Scotty_Beam_Me_Up_Again rated on 05 Apr 2014

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Quiiick rated on 29 Mar 2014

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Stefano Caravana rated on 08 Jul 2013

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Drbroom rated on 14 Apr 2013

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Lowell-Boran rated on 08 Apr 2013

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Steeps Patrick rated on 05 Apr 2013

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N4M3Z rated on 09 Mar 2013

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Elechim rated on 09 Mar 2013

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Wevah rated on 08 Mar 2013

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Indraguru rated on 25 Feb 2013

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Date:17 Jun 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation. It is used to distribute a large number of games and related media entirely over the Internet, from small independent efforts to larger, more popular games. Steam is set apart from similar services primarily by its community features, completely automated game update process, and its use of in-game functionality.

Instantly access your favorite games
  • Over 1,100 games are available to purchase, download, and play from any computer. Check out the new releases, indie hits, casual favorites and everything in between.



Join the Steam Community
  • Find someone to play with, meet up with friends, connect with groups of similar interests, and host and join chats, matches, and tournaments.


Chat with your friends while gaming
  • See when your friends are online or playing games and easily join the same games together. Chat with your buddies, or use your microphone to communicate in any game.


Automatic game updates
  • Hunting for patches and downloading from unorganized Web sites is so twentieth-century. On Steam, your games stay up-to-date by themselves. No hassles.


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