Works fine in 10.8

Works fine in 10.7


Supports iCloud

Secured by Gatekeeper

Supports retina graphics

Steam icon

Available on the Mac App Store
Not available on the Mac App Store

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.

Version Current
Developer Valve
Status Works fine

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[ Xboy720]Xboy720Anonymous 17 Mar 2012 10:33

When i try and launch steam it starts updating but then says steam needs to be online to update but my internets fine i tried deleting registry.vdf and i tried re downloading it but non of those worked. my internet is very slow so it may be timing out but i still need steam cause i want to play portal. Is there anywhere i can download the update files without the steam updater.

p.s i use mac os 10.6.2

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[ Xboy720]Xboy720Anonymous 17 Mar 2012 12:50

i use 1.7.2 not 1.6.2 sry my mistake

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KashivKashivAdrian Kashivskyy 25 Jul 2012 12:14

I have 10.7.4 and it works fine. Now waiting for 10.8 :)

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[ TAKeanice]TAKeaniceAnonymous 08 Aug 2012 19:36

No game which i have in Steam is working any more. That is Dear Esther and Portal 2, both on loading. Running 10.8

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Lion (10.7) Comments

[ PN]PNAnonymous 27 Feb 2011 21:08

Whats wrong with this app? I want install Lion on my imac but i rly need Steam and Left4dead2. All will be ok?

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[ sub_pop]sub_popsub_pop 28 Feb 2011 06:16

It looks like certain games have trouble. For example, NyxQuest dies upon attempting to launch it. Torchlight runs, but with *really* bad FPS, and Civ 5 seems to have *improved* its FPS. I guess you win some, you lose some!

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[ ]leiger 04 Mar 2011 00:17

Hey sub_pop, any idea about Portal's performance?

Shane ( "leiger" )

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[ Rolandius]RolandiusRolandius 23 Mar 2011 06:11

I get the message "Steam needs to be online to update. Please confirm your network connection and try again" randomly when I open it even though I am online, and to my knowledge have the latest update of Steam.

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[ darren]darrenAnonymous 12 Apr 2011 22:04

9 times out of 10 I cannot get Steam to work at all.

I get an error stating Inspector quit unexpectedly. (located in Path: /Applications/Games/

I have worked around this once or twice by dumping the breakpad folder and forcing an update, but this doesn't always work. I have also had good results restoring from older versions (Again doesn't work 100% of the time)

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[ ]Anonymous 19 Apr 2011 10:46

On Developer Preview 2 I cannot get the app to run at all. It launches into memory and process but just hangs.

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Mike AndersonMike AndersonAnonymous 19 Apr 2011 20:09

Steam is hanging for me on launch as well.

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elliottcableelliottcableAnonymous 25 Apr 2011 19:41

Ditto here. Broken under Developer Preview 2, “Inspector” dies and then Steam itself hangs on launch.

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[ Rolandius]RolandiusRolandius 28 Apr 2011 06:35

I noticed that when you Get Info for Steam it says "Application" only under Kind. It doesn't say "Application (Universal)", "Application (Intel)", etc. I'm not sure if that is just some technical glitch, or if that hints at anything.

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[ ]leiger 17 May 2011 03:02

As claimed by an anonymous user on a duplicate of this app page (, the latest version apparently adds support for Lion.

Not sure what the version number is (1.2, if I had to guess) - but can anyone that has the app actually verify that it is compatible, before it is added to the page?

- Shane

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[ Henner]HennerAnonymous 24 Jun 2011 05:42

I have no problem with Steam Built: Jun1 2011
I'm playing Civilization V

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[ Rolandius]RolandiusRolandius 06 Jul 2011 06:28

The latest version seems to still be 1.1.

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K3V1NbotK3V1NbotK3V1Nbot 09 Jul 2011 21:44

Last time I checked, it didn't work before, then I updated it and everything works fine, UNTIL i found out that the steam folder in application support/library is missing. That would ruin everything because if you can't update and if the server says busy, game not working, etc. You can't access that app to delete the game's ncf files that will allow you to re-download the game/update to make it work. Since i'm an end user, I moved back to Snow Leopard because DP and GM will not be able to purchase Retail Lion in app store this month. Hence, someone please check for me the app folder and let me know on my twitter, thnx. Oh and PN, my left 4 dead 2, portal 1/2, team fortress 2 worked fine. You should be able to redownload on website and make it work.

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JesúsJesúsAnonymous 30 Jul 2011 15:45

It doesn't work when you download Steam and open it. The app starts to update itself but always appears an error claiming there's no internet connection, so the app goes off.

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[ hi]hiAnonymous 30 Jul 2011 17:55

problems making an account

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[ Dirk]DirkAnonymous 08 Oct 2011 01:51

I have a problem. Just updated to Lion and I'm trying to add in a new skin. I try and go to MacHD/Users/YourUserNameForTheComputer/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/YourSteamUserName/team fortress 2/tf/materials/vgui/logos/ like on snow leopard… it's just not there. I have no steam folder in application support any more. Unless it's hidden somehow and not displaying. Any thoughts?

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[ chris]chrisAnonymous 10 Oct 2011 02:56

Tf2 kind of works as long as you don't try to switch apps with mission control

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[ JPdude612]JPdude612Anonymous 04 Nov 2011 11:57

Steam runs fine on my Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM, Laptop. TF2 also seems to run fen as well, along with Portal, Counter Strike, etc. The games take a PAINFUL amount of time to open though and I HATE that. And so does the signing in. That just takes a life time.

Although, sometimes Steam will just start hanging on exit…..then it will unexpectedly quit, and then it will ask to update when you open it. Extremely annoying when it happens.

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