Counter-Strike: Source for Mac Now Available on Steam

One of the best Mods for Half -Life makes its way to Steam. Mac OSX users can rejoice at the price too. 13.39 for great online team multiplayer action. This post is a little late as I was at a wedding but, better late then never. Download Steam from Valve and start rocking.

Mac 10.6.4 Update Causing Problems with Steam

This is the message I received from Steam when I started it up today (June 18th 2010).

The recent 10.6.4 update from Apple has noticeable performance issues for NVidia graphic chip owners running high performance games. If you wish to avoid this, you should consider waiting to install the 10.6.4 update until Apple has had the opportunity to address this issue. Full details of what is contained in the 10.6.4 update can be found here: If you have already installed this update and believe your graphic performance is affected, please contact Apple support ( for details on what to do.

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Team Fortress 2 for Mac OSX

I check Steam weekly and this week I was surprised to see a new game available for the Mac. Valve’s classic Team Fortress 2 is ready for purchase through Valve’s digital distribution software Steam. It is available in the Orange Box for 29.99 or by itself for 22.49 and with Garry’s Mod for 24.99. What are you waiting for? Go grab it from Steam and start fragging your friends on the Steam Network. With a total of 326 Steam Achievements up for grabs, what is stopping you?

Portal for Mac is Free Until May 24th

Valve is giving away Portal for Mac until May 24th. “´╗┐´╗┐Portal used to cost money. Until May 24th, it’s free. End of story”. Also Steam for Mac got an update recently. Since updates are automatic, you need only to run the program. There are 90 cross-platform games right now and four cross-platform multiplayer games now. So what are you waiting for? Go log onto Steam and grab Portal for free.

Steam for Mac is Now Available

Steam for Mac is now available. Download from their homepage or from the Box File Widget.

Here are the system requirements.

System Requirements

Windows XP, Vista, or 7 (or OSX)
512 MB RAM
1 Ghz or faster processor

Intel Mac, OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
Two-button mouse strongly recommended

1GB HD space (recommended)
Internet connection (broadband recommended)

Steam For Mac Set For May 12th

Valve released yet another release date for their Steam software. Steam is Valve’s digital distribution for their games. It is said that you will only have to buy a title once but be able to play that game on multiple operating systems without having to buy it again. Pay once and play it on either your Mac or PC. Portal 2 will be Valve’s first simultaneous release for both PC and Mac. Let’s see what Valve had to say.

Valve today announced the public release of Steam for the Mac is May 12. Please stay tuned for more information. (April 29th, 2010)

Steam and Valve’s library of games including Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike, Portal, and the Half-Life series will be available in April. (March 8th, 2010)

Valve to Add Mac OSX Support for Steam

For those of you who haven’t already seen this, Valve has announced that they will be creating a Mac version of their Steam service. Steam is Valve’s digital distribution software for games like Half-Life and Team Fortress. Xbox 360 users got a taste of Valve’s gaming goodness with the Orange Box but now Mac users might see some love. Users might get to buy, download, and then game with friends over Steam. Here is the link to sign up for Mac Beta testing. I will be signing up shortly but I wanted to blab about this as soon as I heard. It would be really interesting if they eventually opened up to the iPad. Half-Life for the iPad would be pretty rad. Even just being able to download and then sync to your Mac via a link with the Steam software would be interesting. These are just ideas though, no need to speculate just something to ponder.