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License:
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Language:
English
OS:
  • Mac
Latest version:
1.2 18/01/12
Last month's downloads:
3,295
Size:
2.7 MB
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Steam is fully compatible with:

  • Mac OS X

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Processor: 1 GHz
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  • Spanish
  • German
  • French
  • Chinese Trad
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  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • Italian
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  • Polish
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Steam 1.2 18/01/12 Free English
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The ultimate games platform comes to Mac

Nick Mead

Notes

Steam Screenshots added,
Library navigation improved,
Voice quality upgraded

Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Stable download manager
  • Great community features
Cons
  • Limited games library
  • Intel Macs only
  • Some games may not run smoothly on high settings

"Just not worth the trouble"

  • 1.0
  • 1.0
  • usability3
  • Stability1
  • Installation4
  • Functionality1
  • Appearance6

I installed Steam, in lieu of buying in the App Store, to save about $10 on the purchase of two games. I thought, naively, that there couldn't be that much difference between the two. I could not have been more wrong.

Let's start with the client. It crashes on start-up at least two out of every three times you launch it. It crashes randomly during game launch often enough to be tiring. It crashes on shutdown too! Did I mention it crashes?

The app also exhibits strange behavior. As an example, it keeps randomly forgetting my login credentials. Literally, it will login ten times in a row automatically and on the eleventh login tell me it needs my details. WTF.

On to the store. Purchase and download are less than seamless, no where near as straightforward as the app store. Support for games is non-existent too, so ($$$#0#$$$) calling itself a store is a bit of a joke.

To top it all off, client is still at v1.0 after two years.

Pros
  • Nice looking icon
  • Great name for a product
Cons
  • Buggy
  • Erratic behavior
  • Crashes often
  • Online only
  • Not being actively supported

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