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Steam is a Windows and Mac OS X social platform for the digital distribution of games.

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GPTK Steam Can't open UI; steamwebhelper is not responding

After updating my MacBook Pro to Mac OS Sonoma, I've tried to install Apple's Game Porting Toolkit (GPTK). I've followed the AppleGamingWiki guide. Unfortunately, after installing + starting Steam ...
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How to play 32-bit Steam games on macOS 12.6 (Monterey)?

Apparently since macOS Catalina 10.15 Mac disabled support for 32-bit apps? How can Steam games like Portal 2 be played on MacBooks that have been keeping up with macOS updates? In my case I'd like to ...
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Where Does macOS Store Resume Data?

Short version is that I am wondering where macOS stores the list of open applications when a user logs out, such that they can be restored when the user logs back in (as part of macOS' Resume feature)?...
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How to fix black screen when switching to discrete graphics card (GPU)?

Symptom: When I open any app that triggers my computer to switch to discrete graphics, such as Adobe Illustrator or games on Steam, my screen goes black (with a backlight). The only way to recover my ...
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Steam app data files using twice the expected disk space on Mac OS Monterey

My son wanted a game from steam, which said it required 40GiB disk space. Sure, done. Installed, but I noticed it was using 80GiB disk space, but didn't think much of it, until it decided to auto-...
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Cannot use two PS4 controllers on Mac M1 Big Sur

I tried this today having also followed the advice of another post on this site. Unfortunately it did not work for me with my two PS4 controllers, named differently, and the same Belkin dongle that ...
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Severe input lag for mouse and keyboard

I have a small problem with my mac. I'm currently restricted to game on my Macbook Pro (13"/2017/i5/iGPU iris 640/16gb) with macOS 10.15.7. I can't do Bootcamp on this machine for disk-space ...
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Steam.app would like to receive keystrokes from any application

I just installed a new version of Steam on macOS Catalina 10.15 (19A602) and got this unexpected request: Keystroke Receiving Steam.app would like to receive keystrokes from any application I ...
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Can I use Steam in macOS Catalina or am I stuffed?

There is a lot of conflicting information online about being able to use Steam in MacOS Catalina. Can someone confirm if Steam will work on Catalina and if so what I must do to get it to work? Or ...
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Spontaneous logout while playing a game on steam

I was playing Don't starve together with a friend on Steam on my MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019, Mojave 10.14.6) when I was spontaneously logged out of my account at exactly 11pm. The same thing occurred ...
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.NET 4.0 won't install on my Mac

So, I go to the install components tab for steam and install .NET 4.0, but it doesn't work; it just says "Please wait while .NET Framework 4.0 is installed..." and goes on forever, which makes my ...
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Windows Steam not working properly using WineBottler on macOS v10.13.6 (17G3025)

I've just installed the latest WineBottler v2.0 from https://winebottler.kronenberg.org/downloads. I clicked on the supplied Steam install button, and ended up with a new application in my ...
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How To Launch Steam Games from Terminal?

Is there a way to open Steam games directly from Terminal?
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How to launch Steam games from Spotlight?

Is there a way to open Steam games directly from Spotlight?
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How does one play Age of Empires on a Mac with steam?

I was going through the following tutorial: https://youtu.be/bg8qkKXMPKA and I followed all the instructions as given but in the last step, I was not able to get Steam to work. An error pops out (...
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Deb packages on MacOS

I've been trying to run steam, and more specifically Saints Row 3 on my MacBook air, to no avail. I was wondering if there was a way to install Deb packages on Mac so I could run a Linux version of ...
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How can I quit Steam on macOS 10.12 without force quitting?

Steam will not exit gracefully on macOS 10.12 Sierra. When selecting exit from the application menu or via secondary click on the app icon in the dock nothing happens. The process has to be terminated ...
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Game performance halved with screen mirroring on macOS

When I run Portal on my MBP with no external screen connected I get a solid 60 fps. When I connect and mirror another screen (same resolution and game settings) it drops to 30 fps, sometimes 20, and ...
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hdiutil: Creating case-sensitive image fs for Steam

I'm attempting to use Steam on my Mac, but I set up my system to have case-sensitivity. Steam has a thread for setting up an image file with a case-sensitive file system, however, I'm finding that it ...
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Random latency ping spikes

So I have been having serious problems with lag(connection ping spikes) on my computer. I am using Mac Pro (Mid 2010), and I used the “sudo ping -i .2 192.168.0.1” command in terminal to monitor my ...
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Cannot launch Steam game with Wine

I have 2 computers. One is Mavericks (10.9.5) and this one is Yosemite. On Mavericks, this works flawlessly. With wine, Steam launches fine. However, there is a peculiar window showing up, and ...
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Pillars of Eternity: Better to buy from Mac App Store or from Steam?

I haven't played a video game on my computer in over a decade and I'm unfamiliar with modern technologies. If I want to buy Pillars of Eternity, am I better off getting it through the mac app store or ...
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steam and Parallels Desktop 10?

I am planning on buying a Macbook Pro and Parallels Desktop 10, but I also love PC video games and I want to know if anyone knows how/if Steam games can run easily through Parallels Desktop. Also if ...
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Xbox driver for PS4 for mac?

I have a Dualshock 4 controller and can't play certain games like portal because there is no PS4 support. I heard on windows are drivers that trick the computer into thinking that the PS4 input is an ...
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No game achievements in steam at all

Buy the game Monochroma some time ago and no one achievement has earned until I passed it. Already trying to get help in steam forum, but nothing. Maybe anyone have this kind of problem on mac ...
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Steam "not responding" on iMac 5k

I've just installed the Steam installer on my new iMac 5k, and downloaded the latest version of Steam onto it. When loading Steam, the login window loads, but all of a sudden the application freezes ...
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Steam keeps asking for accessibility features even though is has access?

This only happens to me on Yosemite. I gave Steam access as per my previous question. Steam worked fine until the upgrade to Yosemite. What may have changed, and has anyone a clue how to fix that ...
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Trying to play steam pc games on my macbook pro

So I was wondering if I put parallels on a ssd (256 GB) and kept Mac os x on a HDD and had 16 GB ram would It be good enough to play steam games.I dont care about graphics cards, Im just wondering ...
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What is causing my application crashes? Borderlands 2, Adium, more

Borderlands 2 (purchased, downloaded, run via Steam) crashes on launch for me. This is the first time I've ever really had application crashes, other than the typical "Application has quit ...
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Why does Steam start when I login in 10.8?

"Open at login" in the Dock is disabled, "Run Steam when my computer starts" in Steam options is disabled, and it isn't there in the User "Login Items" tab of the System Preferences. However it ...
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Enable Parental Controls but allow Google Drive and game playing

I am administering the laptops of 2 of a friends's boys (13 and 15, so ...). I have put Parental Controls in place but this is playing havoc with Google Drive and Steam, possibly also Minecraft but ...
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Dependencies for LaunchAgent so it mounts a bundle before other daemons run

I have following setup: I have a sparsebundle on an external disk containing steam (it wouldn't install on my internal disk - something about the format). But by now I depend on this approach as this ...
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Steam not installing in wine in 10.8

I have a problem with Wine and Steam on my Mac. I recently updated to 10.8. When I had Lion Wine and Steam worked perfectly, but because of some problems I had to re-install Wine. The thing is, now ...
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Steam under Parental Controls

I need to allow Steam for someone's Parental Controls'd account, I've tried allowing steampowered.com and https://steampowered.com and allowing the copy of Steam.app in the applications folder. Also, ...
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What is the Steam gaming platform? [closed]

What is Steam? Why should I buy the game on Steam instead from normal retailer? Can a game bought via Steam played independently?
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