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Steam is the world’s most popular digital PC games store — an online platform for downloading games straight to your computer instead of shopping at traditional retail outlets. The platform was launched to great success in 2003 thanks to the parent company, Valve, releasing it alongside one of the most highly anticipated PC games of all time: Half-Life 2. The company strategically ensured that Half-Life 2 couldn’t be played without downloading or registering the game on Steam, which was a controversial move but also the world’s first push into digital distribution. Since then, Steam continued to grow rapidly as dated formats like CD and DVD became obsolete.

Today, lots of Mac users are still wondering: does Steam work on Mac? Truth is, for many years, Mac users had very little access to the most recent games. Although Steam was originally Windows exclusive, it eventually began to support Macs too — with a catch.

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How Does Steam Work On Mac?

The main reason for Steam not initially supporting Macs was them containing proprietary hardware that game developers struggled to cater for. Macs generally didn’t have the same gaming-oriented hardware that Windows PC users enjoyed, such as high-performance CPU chips and video cards. Additionally, Windows made it easier for game developers to interface with their hardware using widely supported API tools such as DirectX.

The lack of games on Mac wasn’t only due to hardware and software, but also the business model as a whole. In the early 2000s, Apple was more concerned with their suite of creative applications and music software rather than games. As gaming became more popular, the company struggled to enter the market through their own App Store, as competing products had already captured market share.

Thankfully, Macs shifted away from their own hardware to common X86 platforms used by Windows PCs, which included Intel chips and leading video card brands like AMD and Nvidia. Suddenly, gaming on Macs became viable — in an effort to reinvent the industry Apple is releasing Arcade this fall, its gaming subscription service for all the Apple devices. But while we are yet to see what is Apple hiding up its sleeve, Steam has already jumped on the opportunity to make it work.

How to install Steam on Mac

Now is a better time than ever for gamers on Mac, thanks to greater Steam support and more powerful hardware parts. So if you’re wondering how to download Steam for Mac, you’re in the right place. Follow the instructions below and you’ll be ready to get your Mac games download going in no time:

  1. Navigate to steampowered.com

  2. Click the Install Steam on the top right of the screen

  3. On the next page, click Install Steam (make sure the Apple logo is next to the button, the browser should have automatically detected you’re on a Mac)

  4. When the Steam download for Mac is finished, click on steam.dmg

  5. From the new window, drag steam into Applications

  6. The install should now be complete. Test it by opening Steam from your Dock or Applications folder.

There are a few considerations to keep in mind if you’re thinking about installing Steam on Mac. First, you’ll want to ensure you meet the minimum requirements. Second, most of the popular games use a traditional two-button mouse configuration, whereas many of Apple’s mice only have one by default. You can usually update the settings of your mouse, including the Apple Magic Mouse, to use a two-button style in your System Preferences. Finally, you’ll want to ensure your Mac is optimized for the best gaming performance.

How to download games on Steam

Despite Macs now having a more viable hardware platform for game developers, you’ll find that not all best Steam games for Mac are the same as Windows. Game developers still have to make accommodations for their games to run properly, most often quality assurance testing and specific Mac updates. In such an environment, here’s how you can find the best Mac games on Steam:

  1. Open Steam from your Dock or Applications folder

  2. Create a new account or log in if you already have one

  3. All featured games (on the first page) should be Mac-compatible (identified by the Apple logo)

  4. Double-click on any title to learn more about it

  5. Click “Add to Card” and then “Purchase for Myself”

  6. Choose Install Game Now

  7. The Steam downloader will automatically start in the background and notify you when complete. Your game will then become available from the Library tab.

A helpful trick for first-time users is to take advantage of the Wishlist function, which adds games to a watchlist and notifies you when they are on sale. You can find the Wishlist button on the game page, near the “Add to Cart” button.

Additionally, you might want to begin your gaming journey with some free games for Mac. In Steam, navigate to the Store tab, then Games, and then Free-to-Play. You can download any of these following the same instructions as purchasing games.

If you find certain games are running slow, especially online, you may want to troubleshoot your internet connection. Mac users have a fantastic option for identifying internet issues in an application called WiFi Explorer.

WiFi Explorer automatically scans your network for coverage conflicts and then suggests tips for resolving them. In just a few seconds, you can see how well your WiFi network is performing, the strength of the signal when you move around your place, and your signal-to-noise ratio — so you can go back to gaming ASAP.

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How to uninstall steam on Mac

If you’ve finished a game, or you’re trying to free up space on your drive, you may want to uninstall a Steam game on Mac. But you might be wondering: where does Steam install games? The answer is relatively complex, as Mac structures its application files in such a way that accessing them in the Library can be difficult when compared to the Windows File Explorer. Thankfully, uninstalling games on Steam is easy with its built-in file wizard for Mac. Here’s how to uninstall Steam games on Mac:

  1. Open Steam, then navigate to the Games Library

  2. Right-click on a game and choose Uninstall from the dropdown

  3. Click Uninstall on the confirmation window. The game will be removed automatically from your Mac.

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If you’re looking to uninstall the Steam application itself entirely from your Mac, it’s best to uninstall your games first to ensure nothing gets left behind. After that, simply dragging Steam into the Trash wouldn’t be ideal. If you want the most reliable way possible to uninstall Steam on your Mac, you may want to consider using an application designed to do this thoroughly.

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Now that you know how Steam works, and how to install and uninstall games for Mac, you’re ready for gaming with confidence.

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  • TAJB 21 Feb 2017 10:38:43 1,221 posts
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    I've trawled the internet and found no fix for my issue with steam on my Mac. Anyone got any ideas? Get a PC is not a fix unfortunately.
    Whenever I try to open steam all that happens is the steam icon bounces on the bottom of the screen indefinitely. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Steam but for some reason I get the same issue every time. Any ideas?
  • neems 21 Feb 2017 10:53:55 4,944 posts
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  • TAJB 21 Feb 2017 10:59:49 1,221 posts
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    Searched and searched and I can't find a solution.
  • Phattso 21 Feb 2017 11:00:41 26,017 posts
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    When this happened to me I found a forum post somewhere that listed which files in the Steam install location to delete. It forces it to rebuild them which then often cures the issue. The Mac client is a shonky abomination sadly.
  • Phattso 21 Feb 2017 11:06:00 26,017 posts
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    Try this: 'Go to Finder. Then Library. Then App Support. Then Steam. Mov registry.vdf to trash. Reopen steam.'
    Another thing: when you reinstalled did you restart your Mac between uninstalling and reinstalling? I've had issues with some Steam service not getting terminated which causes problems. It's rare. Maybe three times in six years. I've had Steam refuse to start on my Windows machine twice in the last year mind. Might have too many games.
  • funkstar 21 Feb 2017 11:41:12 3,280 posts
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    quick way to get to library if you didnt know - open finder window, click the 'go' menu, hold the alt/options key and library will pop up in the list of locations
  • Phattso 21 Feb 2017 11:42:41 26,017 posts
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    Yes, sorry. My Macs are permanently in dev mode so no hidden folders
  • THFourteen 21 Feb 2017 11:43:04 53,839 posts
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  • TAJB 21 Feb 2017 12:05:08 1,221 posts
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    Phattso wrote:
    Try this: 'Go to Finder. Then Library. Then App Support. Then Steam. Mov registry.vdf to trash. Reopen steam.'
    I did try this but I couldn't find the folder. Maybe I'm doing something wrong?
  • y2rich 21 Feb 2017 14:07:03 3,501 posts
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    Didn't Steam drop support for older versions of the MacOS a while ago? If you're not on the latest that may be the issue
  • TAJB 21 Feb 2017 16:56:07 1,221 posts
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    I'm still on OSX Mavericks I think but can't be certain. All I know is that they want me to install the latest update and make all of my current apps incompatible with the new OS
    Edited by TAJB at 16:56:17 21-02-2017
  • Zerobob 21 Feb 2017 17:46:42 2,584 posts
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    TAJB wrote:
    I'm still on OSX Mavericks I think but can't be certain. All I know is that they want me to install the latest update and make all of my current apps incompatible with the new OS
    Click on the Apple icon (top menu) > ' About This Mac' and it'll tell you your OS version. An old version of macOS could definitely be causing your Steam issue.
  • TAJB 23 Feb 2017 00:14:13 1,221 posts
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    I'm running OSX 10.9.5 It doesn't seem too old. Should I update? Would this be causing the issue?
  • Beetroot_Bertie 23 Feb 2017 00:45:52 519 posts
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    @TAJB The folder should be in the Library folder within your user directory:
    Macintosh HD > Users > Your Username ƒ > Library > Application Support > Steam
    If you were using the 'Go to Folder' command in the finder menu it would be: ~YourUsername/Library/Application Support/Steam
  • TAJB 23 Feb 2017 08:51:15 1,221 posts
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    So I just searched my steam folder and found no Registry.vdf file to delete. Any suggestions?
  • Phattso 23 Feb 2017 08:53:18 26,017 posts
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    Deleting the /appcache directory has been known to work for some (on Windows as well as Mac). Or just move it if you don't want to risk deleting it outright.
  • Phattso 23 Feb 2017 08:54:01 26,017 posts
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    The 'registry.vdf' file will be in the root of the Steam directory, so if you can't see it it ain't there (most likely because you have a fresh install).
  • Beetroot_Bertie 23 Feb 2017 10:45:39 519 posts
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    @TAJB It might be a permissions issue. Open up Disk Utility (in the Utilities folder which is in the main Applications folder), select your hard drive on the left and click the 'Repair Disk Permissions'. It might pay to reboot after that but I'm not sure.
    You could also try resetting the PRAM by restarting/starting up whilst holding down the CMD, ALT, P, R keys. Keep them pressed until the Mac does the start up 'bong' another time.
  • TAJB 23 Feb 2017 11:18:12 1,221 posts
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    So i deleted App Cache and Registry.vdf after fixing permissions with Disk utility and I'm still having exactly the same issue. Nothing seems to be working and now when I check finder the folder directory can't be found even though I was just there?
  • Phattso 23 Feb 2017 11:44:21 26,017 posts
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    Just to confirm - this is only happening with Steam, right? All your other usual apps are working as expected?
  • nickthegun 23 Feb 2017 11:46:11 83,361 posts
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    Download an uninstaller from the app store (one that gets rid of *everything*) and then reinstall it.
  • Phattso 23 Feb 2017 11:47:22 26,017 posts
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    Oh, here's a silly question: it hasn't opened in another desktop space has it? It should switch to the space when you click on the icon, but I'm in clutching at straws territory now.
    Another question: you said you'd reinstalled steam, but as you didn't have permission to see the files mentioned above I'm assuming you didn't try deleting the directory first? Kill the WHOLE directory. Restart. Then install Steam.
    We're sort of into head scratch territory now.
  • Beetroot_Bertie 23 Feb 2017 17:26:58 519 posts
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    Dunno if it will help but maybe delete the 'com.valvesoftware.steamclean.plist' from the Launch Agents folder in your user Library.
    Another thing to try might be to create another user account (on your Mac) and see if the problem still occurs when logged in with that one.
    Edited by Beetroot_Bertie at 13:06:19 24-02-2017
  • TAJB 24 Feb 2017 12:16:15 1,221 posts
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    So I deleted the entire registry and reinstalled and I'm still having exactly the same issue. It hasn't opened anywhere else and when I right click and select show all windows it shows that there are no open windows for Steam. Completely dumbfounded.
  • Dirtbox 24 Feb 2017 12:40:45 91,479 posts
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  • Fake_Blood 24 Feb 2017 12:42:47 10,631 posts
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  • Phattso 24 Feb 2017 12:52:54 26,017 posts
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    Yeah I saw that when I googled but the dude isn't getting any message, just no startup.
  • Dirtbox 24 Feb 2017 12:54:36 91,479 posts
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  • Quickonemate 30 Jul 2017 09:26:36 2 posts
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    Hey man i was having the same issue, i had to update to sierra. ill run you through how to download keep in mind it will take awhile (couple of hours) so go to Appstore on computer, search up macOS sierra then click download. then after the download has complete you should be able to run steam again. hope this helped.
  • Quickonemate 30 Jul 2017 09:28:48 2 posts
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    if your have trouble finding the link her it is
    https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/macos-sierra/id1127487414?mt=12
    Edited by Quickonemate at 09:29:22 30-07-2017

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